Minnesota Timberwolves (17-51) vs. Utah Jazz (35-33) at EnergySolutions Arena
Since I appear to have come down with something and feel a little bit like I just ran into Nikola Pekovic in the post, this is going to be a shortened version of Tim's Game Preview.
Tonight, the Wolves travel to Utah to take on the Jazz. Last time these two teams played, the Wolves won by 21 after scoring 39 in the first and outscoring Utah 31-15 in the fourth. The game was also the last entry in the Kevin Love record double-double streak.
Let's break down the matchups by remembering that wonderful time only 5 days ago:
Milcic: 14 points (7-of-13), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. +20 for the game.
Jefferson: 9 points (4-of-13), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 steals. -25 for the game.
Winner: Darko Milicic
Kevin Love vs. Jeremy Evans
Love: 24 points (9-of-12), 12 rebounds, 2 assists. +20 for the game.
Evans: 14 points (6-of-7), 5 rebounds, 2 assists. +10 for the game.
Winner: Kevin Love
Beasley: 23 points (9-of-18), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 blocks. +18 for the game.
Kirilenko: 8 points (3-of-7), 1 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 blocks. -22 for the game.
Winner: Michael Beasley
Waynsley Johnsington vs. Raja Bell
Johnsington: 19 points (7-of-9), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals. +30 for the game.
Bell: 6 points (2-of-5), 0 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steals. -19 for the game.
Winner: Waynsley Johnsington
Lonny Flidnour vs. Devin Harris
Flidnour: 17 points (7-of-10), 7 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals. +21 for this game.
Harris: 8 points (3-of-7), 0 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 turnovers. -19 for this game.
Winner: Lonny Flidnour
My Prediction: Timberwolves 119 - Utah Jazz 103
Timberwolves' Record: 18-51
Now, I'm going to take a nap until game time. Oh, and if the Reese Witherspoon-looking cheerleader on the bottom right is reading, I'm not going to be sick forever.