Through 1 Quarter
The New York Knicks can’t call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. They have jumped out to a quick 31-22 lead against the Minnesota Timberwolves. New York has been led by shooting guard Evan Fournier, who so far has ten points.
Both the Knicks and Minnesota padded the win column in their previous outings. We’ll see if New York can maintain their lead to polish off another win and cancel out Minnesota’s positive energy.
New York @ Minnesota
Current Records: New York 15-18; Minnesota 16-17
What to Know
The New York Knicks and the Minnesota Timberwolves are even-steven against one another since December of 2015 (5-5), but not for long. The Knicks will take on Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at Target Center after having had a few days off. New York won’t have the home-court advantage, but they do enjoy a 4.5-point advantage in the spread.
The stars were brightly shining for New York in a 101-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks this past Saturday. The team accrued 61 points in the first half and coasted on those for the win. New York’s power forward Julius Randle looked sharp as he shot 6-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 25 points and 12 boards.
Meanwhile, Minnesota was expected to lose against the Boston Celtics on Monday, but instead they received a nice stocking stuffer. The Timberwolves secured a 108-103 W over Boston. Minnesota’s shooting guard Jaylen Nowell was one of the most active players for the team, shooting 6-for-9 from downtown and finishing with 29 points and six rebounds.
The Knicks are expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Orlando Magic Nov. 17 easily too and instead slipped up with a 104-98. In other words, don’t count Minnesota out just yet.
How To Watch
When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Target Center — Minneapolis, MinnesotaTV: Bally Sports – NorthOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $36.00
The Knicks are a 4.5-point favorite against the Timberwolves, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knicks as a 5.5-point favorite.
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Minnesota and New York both have five wins in their last ten games.
Mar 31, 2021 – Minnesota 102 vs. New York 101Feb 21, 2021 – New York 103 vs. Minnesota 99Mar 10, 2019 – Minnesota 103 vs. New York 92Feb 22, 2019 – Minnesota 115 vs. New York 104Mar 23, 2018 – Minnesota 108 vs. New York 104Jan 12, 2018 – Minnesota 118 vs. New York 108Dec 02, 2016 – New York 118 vs. Minnesota 114Nov 30, 2016 – New York 106 vs. Minnesota 104Feb 20, 2016 – New York 103 vs. Minnesota 95Dec 16, 2015 – New York 107 vs. Minnesota 102