Friday, January 25, 2013

Tonight's Opponent: Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves (17-22) @ Wizards (9-31)

Tale of the Tape
PPG 90.93 94.4
OPP. PPG 96.68 96.3
FG% 0.417 0.43
OPP. FG% 0.439 0.456
3PT FG% 0.339 0.292
OPP. 3PT FG% 0.35 0.359
FT% 0.736 0.743
RPG 43.93 44.31
OPP. RPG 45.78 40.67
APG 21.35 21.76
OPP APG 21.58 21.82
TO 15.4 15.2
Stats courtesy of

Tonight’s game is the first of two meetings between the Washington Wizards and Minnesota 
Timberwolves.  The Timberwolves won last season’s only meeting between the two teams, 93-72 
at Verizon Center. Last year the Timberwolves beat the Wizards' first in D.C. since Dec. 12, 2003, 
ending a seven-game drought. 

The Wizards are in a delicate point in the season. The west coast trip went better than many feared but not as good as anyone wanted.  A few more losses can kill any momentum this team is trying to build. To make matters worse, Beal is nursing a sore wrist. This is close to a must win for a team climbing a steep hill.

The Wolves have lost 7 of their last 8 games. They are 2-7 on the road against Eastern Conference teams.  They have seven guys on the injury list. This is hopefully a game the Wizards can take.

Predicted Winner 
This is put up or shut up time for the Wizards. The Wolves are a hurt team right now. If Washington doesn't win this, look for the season to go south.

Washington Wizards 92 Minnesota 89

Predicted Player of the Game

John Wall: I think this is time for him to make a statement.

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