Denver Do-Over: Timberwolves at Nuggets Preview

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Where: Pepsi Center; Denver, CO

When: 8pm

See It: FSN

Hear: WCCO AM 830

Alright, last night didn’t go the way anyone wanted it to. That’s not how you want to follow up a win at home, and certainly not how you want to begin a road trip against division rivals. The Timberwolves will have a quick turnaround against the Nuggets tonight in Denver, where the three ball hasn’t exactly been dropping for them, either.

They haven’t been quite as dreadful as the Wolves, but they do hold the record for most attempts from three without a single make. However, unlike the Wolves, once they step inside the arc they are quite good, 5th in the league in team field goal percentage.

The Nuggets have relatively quietly had a very good month in December, having not lost back-to-back games since Thanksgiving. Don’t look now, but they’re suddenly first in rebounding, second in assists, and JaVale McGee is raining threes on Colorado. Ok, maybe “raining” isn’t the right word.

There will be some opportunities to take advantage of the Nuggets since they can be turnover prone, don’t get to the line a lot, and struggle from the outside. Of course, if you try to make them miss, you will have to out-rebound the leagues top rebounding team, which is fun. On the other side of that, if the Wolves struggle to shoot, themselves, and can’t beat the Nuggets on the glass they could be in for a long night.

This is kind of short, but it’s 2am, and all I can really say after Wednesday’s game is don’t do that again…whatever that was, exactly.

About Derek James

In addition to writing for Howlin' T-Wolf, Derek James writes about basketball Hardwood Paroxysm in the ESPN TrueHoop Network and covers the Charlotte Bobcats for SB Nation’s Rufus on Fire. Andray Blatche and Isaiah Rider follow him on Twitter.

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