The Wolves are 6-7 on the year and 3-4 on the road. The Clippers are 8-6 this season and 5-3 at home. The Wolves & Clippers are both teams that got off to a hot start, but have gone through a rough stretch this past week and a half.
The Clippers are coming off a 98-105 loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Monday night. A loss to one of the worst teams in the West and the entire NBA. Caron Butler had 33pts, 6reb, 2ast and shot 9-for-15 from deep; Chris Paul added 20pts, 4reb, 8ast and 4stls; the Hornets were able to hold Blake Griffin to just 4pts on 1-of-9 shooting, likely a key for the loss.
The TWolves are coming off that 97-89 win over the Kings in Sacramento. The Wolves finally played four quarters and got some great offensive output from all five of their starters, who finished in double-digits. Kevin Love had 23pts, 24reb, 2ast, 2stls, 1blk; Ridnour finished with 18pts, 2reb, 5ast, 1stl, 1blk; Nikola threw in 16pts, 8reb, 4ast, 1blk and Kirilenko continued his solid all-around play with 14pts, 6reb, 5ast and 3blks.
Let's take a look at each team's last five games...
11/16 vs. Golden State, 98-106L
11/21 vs. Denver, 94-101L
11/23 @Portland, 95-103L
11/24 @Golden State, 85-96L
11/27 @Sacramento, 97-89W
11/19 @San Antonio, 92-87W
11/21 @Oklahoma City, 117-111 OT-L
11/23 @Brooklyn, 86-76L
11/24 @Atlanta, 104-93L
11/25 vs. New Orleans, 105-98L
Let's take a look at the probable starting lineups...
That's all for now, tipoff is set for 9:30pmCT and full gameday recap can be found on this site following the final horn. Until then, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!