Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36
  1. #1
    Administrator rady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    4,467
    Rep Power
    10

    Minnesota Timberwolves Game thread: New York Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves 7:30 2/22/2019 [Game #59]





    (27-30) -- (11-48)

    Venue TV TIME
    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 7:30 PM EST



    Probable starters:



    Injury Report

    Minnesota Timberwolves New York Knicks
    Robert Covington - Right knee bruise (OUT) Frank Ntilikina - Sore groin (OUT)
    Gorgui Dieng - Personal reasons (NWT) -
    Tyus Jones - Sprained left ankle (PROB) -
    Andrew Wiggins - Illness (PROB) -
    -


    Game Preview

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the outside looking in amid a crowded Western Conference playoff race, and their performances in road games can be viewed as a reason.

    The next few weeks could be the determining factor if the Timberwolves (27-30) remain in the race.

    The Timberwolves are 8-20 on the road, and starting with Friday's visit to the New York Knicks, they will play 11 of their next 16 games on the road.

    Minnesota's eight road wins are the third-fewest in the West, behind only Dallas and Phoenix. Friday's visit to the league's worst home team is the front end of a back-to-back that concludes Saturday in Milwaukee.

    The Wolves enter Friday coming off two straight home wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets. They are attempting to win three straight for the fifth time this season.

    Minnesota's last three-game winning streak was Jan. 20-24, but the Timberwolves are 3-6 since. Before the break, they overcame 42 points by James Harden and recorded a 121-111 win over Houston on Feb. 13.

    "One of the things over the last month we've talked about as a group is that when we hit some adversity or you lose a tough game, something like that, it's only a lesson if you learn from it," Minnesota interim coach Ryan Saunders said. "The same thing goes for a win. It's only something you can build on if you continue to build. We need to use this to propel ourselves and we feel good."

    Jeff Teague scored 27 points, while Karl-Anthony Towns added 25 and nine rebounds before heading to the All-Star game.

    Teague is averaging 19.3 points in his last three games on 60.5 percent shooting since returning from a sore left foot, while Towns is averaging 27.5 points, 11.3 rebounds and shooting 63.3 percent in his last six games.

    Minnesota could be getting healthier when it returns from the break. Tyus Jones may return from missing 13 games with a sprained left ankle, and Andrew Wiggins could return from missing the last two games with an illness.

    "I think we want to come out of the break and go on a run," Jones told reporters. "I think the team is at a good place mentally. We're together, and that's what you need."

    New York enters with 17 straight home losses since an overtime win against Milwaukee on Dec. 1. It is the third-longest home losing streak in NBA history behind only Philadelphia's 18-game skid from Jan. 17-March 21, 2014 and Dallas' 19-game skid from Nov. 6, 1993-Jan. 21, 1994.

    The Knicks will be attempting to win consecutive games for just the second time this season. New York headed into the break by halting its team-record 18-game losing streak with a 106-91 win at Atlanta on Feb. 14.

    "I keep talking about this team's character," New York coach David Fizdale said. "It would've been very easy for us to check out and get on to wherever we're going to go, but we were desperate men. Those guys wanted this game really badly, and they came out and showed it."

    Dennis Smith Jr. scored 18 points, while Kadeem Allen and John Jenkins added 14 points apiece. Smith and Allen weren't on the Knicks when they last won a home game, and each figures to see significant playing time the rest of the season.

    Another player the Knicks will be incorporating into their rotation is Emmanuel Mudiay, who is expected to return from missing nearly a month with a left shoulder injury. Mudiay started 32 straight games before getting hurt Jan. 23 against Houston and is averaging a career-high 14.7 points while shooting 45.3 percent.

    "Same way I was doing it with Kadeem and Dennis, mixing and matching different guys, and that's the way I'll probably get to a place with them," Fizdale told reporters Wednesday following the team's first practice out of the All-Star break. "It's been kind of that 1/8way 3/8 all year with different positions and different situations so we'll figure it out."

    --Field Level Media

    (STATS / cbssports.com)

  2. #2
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    6,452
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Thanks, Rady.

    Chance for a fresh start after the All-Star Break. Letís see if any of our guys come ready to play in the last 1/3 of the season.

  3. #3
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10,500
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Thanks for the game thread Rady. DSJ and Dotson our starting backcourt, Mudiay and Kadeem our second unit backcourt. I think Fiz said he'd like to see DSJ and Mudiay on the court together, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the 2 play together.

  4. #4
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10,500
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    KAT is out after an auto accident and is undergoing concussion protocol from it. I like our chances tonight.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,571
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    Hate to say it, but I don't care about these games at all because the Knicks have eleven wins at this point of the season. I want the young players and new ones from the trade to do great, but yeah.


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

  6. #6
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,571
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    Dotson with all of the Knicks 11 points.


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

  7. #7
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10,500
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Size advantage to the Knicks with both Kornet and DJ on the floor, let's see Fiz exploit it.

  8. #8
    Super Moderator RunningJumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    4,571
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    The DOT Man with 18 and still time left in the 1st quarter.


    Sig made by Sons of Thunder

  9. #9
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10,500
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Dotson unconscious tonight 4-4 from distance, 15 pts. NYK up 22-19. He just hit another one, 18 1st qtr points.

  10. #10
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10,500
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Size advantage to the Knicks with both Kornet and DJ on the floor, let's see Fiz exploit it.
    Kornet replaced by Vonleh after picking up his 2nd foul.

  11. #11
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10,500
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Mudiay in replacing DSJ.

  12. #12
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    5,061
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    That dunk by DSJ was insane and if Mud and Rob connected ditto

  13. #13
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10,500
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Not a good sign, Knicks only with a 3 pt lead 37-34 early in the second. This is the first game KAT has missed in his career, he's on the bench but not in uniform, if it wasn't for the concussion protocol he would be playing.

  14. #14
    12th man
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    10,500
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Knicks decided to deactivate Kadeem this game for Mudiay and Ellerson. I imagine this is related to his being a 2 way player and they're trying to conserve his 45 days but he deserves minutes.

  15. #15
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    5,061
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    Very disappointed in Rob's game tonight. The one time I get to see him play as i'm not working tonight he decides he wants to be lazy and aloof. Come on man all the hype past few gms and you play like this? Better have a better 2nd half
    Last edited by Broadway; Feb 22, 2019 at 19:33.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 20
    Last Post: Mar 23, 2018, 21:48
  2. Replies: 44
    Last Post: Dec 04, 2016, 07:43
  3. Replies: 45
    Last Post: Dec 01, 2016, 19:09
  4. Replies: 35
    Last Post: Nov 22, 2014, 15:11
  5. Replies: 45
    Last Post: Dec 27, 2008, 11:36

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •