Minnesota at LA Clippers
Another match up from the bottom of the table, and yes Clippers are there … This time against the “mighty” Wolves
Bookies were not sure if high-scoring Clippers SG Rick Gordon is returning from injury, so odds came later. He is not, but is expected to be back for next Clippers game at Wednesday.
The Wolves couldn’t find a way to pull out a close game with Los Angeles on Nov. 2, losing 93-90 after Eric Gordon made the go-ahead layup with 1:32 to play. The Clippers committed 18 turnovers and shot 42.7 percent, but were able to beat the Wolves for the second time in the teams’ last seven meetings.Chris Kaman had 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead Los Angeles. Kaman and Baron Davis have been carrying most of the Clippers’ scoring load, combining to average 36.7 points a contest.
The duo, though, got plenty of help in a 106-99 victory over Denver on Friday night. Rasual Butler had 27 points off the bench and Al Thornton added 18.
Minnesota has lost 12 straight since winning its season opener 95-93 against New Jersey on Oct. 28. A loss to the Clippers (5-9) would match the Timberwolves’ longest skid from last season, set from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23.
Minnesota has lost its last eight games by double digits and has surrendered 113.0 points per contest en route to going 0-6 on the road, including a 106-78 loss to Portland on Saturday night.
Point guard Jonny Flynn is averaging 3.2 assists per game so team averages awful 17.8 assists per game. Starting center Al Jefferson was injured near end of last season and is not fully recovered yet, his averages compared to previous season are down by 7.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks.
No wonder, I don’t think that betting on a lost ship like Minnesota is an option here, so today’s free NBA tip is :
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