NBA Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, March 11th
(All times Eastern)
Milwaukee Bucks (13-50) at Minnesota Timberwolves (31-31), 8 p.m.
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Timberwolves hope to break even in the
conclusion of a four-game homestand Tuesday versus the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Timberwolves lost to New York in the opener of the stay, defeated Detroit
last Friday and dropped a 111-104 decision versus Toronto the last time out on
Sunday. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had a triple-double of
20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Raptors.
Toronto knocked down 14-of-24 3-pointers.
"It's a good team we played," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. "They're playing
very well and they have a lot of veteran players. We got beat. We can't hang
Minnesota was led by Kevin Love's 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists,
Kevin Martin scored 20 points and both Corey Brewer and Nikola Pekovic ended
with 17 points. Pekovic also grabbed 11 rebounds for the T'Wolves, who had won
three straight and six of seven games before the homestand.
Love is averaging 30.4 points and 12.2 rebounds in the last 11 games.
The Wolves have a 17-13 record at the Target Center and are five games off a
playoff spot in the West.
Milwaukee will play its next three games on the road and hopes to slow down a
Timberwolves team that is fourth in the NBA with 106.2 ppg.
The Bucks, who are scheduled to visit Atlanta and New York on the trip, held
their last opponent under 100 points in Monday's 105-98 win over Orlando.
Brandon Knight scored 24 points, Khris Middleton had 21 and Ersan Ilyasova
added 16 points and 11 boards, as Milwaukee stopped a three-game slide and won
for the second time in the last seven tries.
"I just wanted to come out and be aggressive," said Knight. "We were able to
get out and get some easy baskets and it was able to get us into a good
Milwaukee is 5-24 as the visitor and suffered a 117-95 loss to Minnesota on
Dec. 28 in Brew City. Love led the Wolves in that one with 33 points and 15
rebounds, while Middleton ended with 23 points.
The Timberwolves are unbeaten in the past three games against Milwaukee and
have an 11-2 mark in the previous 13 meetings as the host.
03/11 10:25:04 ET