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Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks: New York Won Their Last Meeting With Minnesota This Season

Written by: Christian Jope
Published March 20, 2023
12 min read
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves are on a three-game losing streak entering this game.
  • The New York Knicks are on a three-game win streak, looking to push it to four in a row.
  • New York won their last meeting with Minnesota this season, 120-107.

As the New York Knicks aim to secure their position amongst the top six in the Eastern Conference, the Minnesota Timberwolves want to climb out of the Play-In Tournament. The New York Knicks are fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 42-30 overall record and a 20-16 home record. The Minnesota Timberwolves are eighth in the West with a 35-37 overall record and a 15-20 road record.

The last time these two teams met, the New York Knicks earned a 120-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Monday night will be the last time the Knicks and Timberwolves meet during the regular season. The second of back-to-back games at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks will hold home-court advantage while the Timberwolves will finish their three-game Eastern Conference road trip.

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Timberwolves vs Knicks Predictions

Head-to-Head: Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks

Minnesota Timberwolves

Head-to-Head

New York Knicks

Chris Finch

Head Coach

Tom Thibodeau

35-37 (8th in West)

Standing

42-30 (5th in East)

L-L-L-W

Form

W-W-W-L

113.3 (24th of 30)

Off Rtg

117.1 (5th of 30)

113.7 (10th of 30)

Def Rtg

114.2 (14th of 30)

101.1 (6th of 30)

Pace

96.7 (27th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

A. Edwards (24.7)

PPG

J. Randle (25.2)

R. Gobert (11.5)

RPG

J. Randle (10.3)

K. Towns (5.3)

APG

J. Brunson (6.1)

A. Edwards (1.6)

SPG

J. Hart (1.3)

R. Gobert (1.4)

BPG

M. Robinson (1.6)

R. Gobert (.666)/A. Edwards (9.0)

FG%/FGM

J. Sims (.769)/J. Brunson, J. Randle (8.5)

K. Anderson (.417)/A. Edwards (2.7)

3P%/3PM

J. Brunson (.414)/J. Randle (2.8)

Injury Report

Player

Team

Date

Status

Info

Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves

15 Mar 2023

Out (Calf)

Towns is expected to return in the coming weeks.

Anthony Edwards

Minnesota Timberwolves

18 Mar 2023

Out (Ankle)

Edwards was OUT for his Saturday (Mar. 18) game against Toronto.

Jaylen Nowell

Minnesota Timberwolves

18 Mar 2023

Out (Knee)

Nowell was OUT for his Saturday (Mar. 18) game against Toronto.

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The New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves may not match up in quality, but the player matchups should make for an exciting game. The Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to end their three-game losing streak as they face the Knicks in the last round of their three-game Eastern Conference road trip. The New York Knicks are on an opposite run of form, posting a three-game win streak as they close their two-game home stand on Monday night.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the league’s more efficient shooting teams, averaging 115.6 points per game (12th in the NBA) on 49.0% from the field (5th in the NBA). Minnesota’s defense has allowed 121.7 points per game on 49.6% shooting from the field and 35.2% from three-point range through their three-game losing streak. The New York Knicks’ two-way play will challenge the Timberwolves, as they average 115.1 points per game (14th in the NBA) while allowing just 112.2 points per game (7th in the NBA) on 45.6% from the field (3rd in the NBA) and 34.7% from three (3rd in the NBA). Through their three-game win streak, the Knicks have averaged 117.0 points while limiting their opponents to 108.3 points on 45.6% shooting from the field.

Two of Minnesota’s key players, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns, are scheduled to miss this match against the New York Knicks. The Timberwolves will surely struggle without their main offensive threats - especially when you consider New York’s excellent defense. Winning by an average of 8.7 points through their three-game win streak, take the Knicks to cover the spread.

Key Players & Stats

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Naz Reid has significantly improved this season, becoming one of the league’s most coveted forwards. On the season, he’s averaging just 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. But in Reid’s last match, a loss to the Toronto Raptors, he posted 22 points and four rebounds on eight of ten shooting from the field while hitting one of his two three-point attempts.

Julius Randle has been in excellent form this season, averaging 25.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists on 45.7% shooting from the field and 34.1% from three. He’ll look to improve his shooting form from his last game, a win over the Nuggets, where he contributed 20 points, seven rebounds, and four assists despite shooting just 40.0% from the field and 16.7% from three on seven attempts.

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How to Watch Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks

  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

  • When: 7:30 PM EST, Monday, March 20th, 2023

  • How to Watch: Bally Sports North, MSG Network

  • Streaming: NBA League Pass
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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