UPDATED Minnesota @Timberwolves Status Report in advance of tonight's game at Houston:— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) April 3, 2022
Beasley - Left Ankle Sprain
Beverley - Right Ankle Soreness
McDaniels - Left Ankle Sprain
Rockets center Alperen Sengun, who missed the past two games with a bruised left leg, no longer on the Rockets injury report. Will play vs. Timberwolves tomorrow.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 2, 2022
What To Watch
- The Rockets boast (?) the worst record in the NBA, tied with a certain Florida team that constantly gives the Wolves fits. That said, the Wolves are 2-0 on the season against Houston with both wins by exactly 18 points each time. The home team has lost 3 in a row (Twice against a tanking Sacramento Kings!) heading into this one and have been sitting Christian Wood. One of my personal rookie favorites, Alperen Şengün, has also been out due to a leg injury, but gets the opportunity to shine today! I’m very much looking forward to seeing him in action, as he is averaging 13 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2 stocks on .484/.316/.767 splits in his last 7 games.
Alperen Sengun is the greatest show in the NBA that only like 6 people outside of Houston know about lol pic.twitter.com/LE1qOJuCgU— Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) April 3, 2022
- The number 2 pick of the 2021 NBA draft, Jalen Green, has certainly found his rhythm in the last third of the season. He has scored over 30 points in his last 3 games, including a career-high 33 against the Kings on Friday. Talking heads have compared his rookie season to that of Anthony Edwards. Speaking of the latter, he just carried the Wolves across the finish line in Friday’s contest against the Nuggets by going 5 of 5 in the 4th quarter (14 points). We may likely see these young guards duel with scoring explosions that can only be categorized as nuclear warfare. Here’s a flashback to the two of them playing in some casual 1-on-1 prior to the start of their NBA careers:
- We get another Pat Bev revenge game against the team gave him his first NBA opportunity. He absolutely terrorizes Kevin Porter Jr. into 8 turnovers and blesses the empty Toyota Center with a patented “1ST TEAM ALL-DEFENSE!” scream. The few thousand in attendance cheer along with him. (UPDATE: Pat Bev is OUT)
- Freshly turned 23-year-old, Jarred Vanderbilt, shows out in his hometown of Houston. After notching both career-highs in points (21) and rebounds (19) the last time the Wolves played in Houston, I’m expecting him to one up that by going off for 23 & 23. The hot take? All his points on scored with jumpers!
- Wolves 130, Rockets 106.