Denver Nuggets will look to extend its winning streak when they visit Minnesota Timberwolves for an NBA regular-season matchup at Target Center. The hosts are also looking to build on their overtime win over Golden STtse Warriors.
Nuggets will feel undefeated after scripting an incredible comeback over Philadelphia 76ers in the last game. They were down by 21 points after the end of the third quarter, and with the momentum firmly with the Sixers, any idea of a comeback at that stage was just a distant possibility. But the human will is a strange phenomenon. The Nuggets came out onto the court in the fourth quarter like wounded animals, a team totally transformed. They were more aggressive, showed more precision inside the court and with their passing, while the Sixers were completely opposite of what they were in the first three quarters. The Nuggets outscored Joel Embiid and Co 35-13 in the fourth quarter and won the game 100-97.
Nuggets improved their regular-season record to 6-2 with the win and now sit 2nd in the Western Conference.
Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, ended its two-game skid with the 125-119 overtime win over Steve Kerr’s shorthanded Golden State Warriors. Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 40 points, while superstar Karl-Anthony Towns ended up with a double-double 20 points and 14 rebounds.
Timberwolves (5-3) are 8th in the Western Conference rankings, but look to improve both their record and standing as six of their next eight games are at home.
Host: Minnesota Timberwolves
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: Monday, November 11, @ 02:00 AM
Venue: Target Center
Nikola Jokic: He brought his best game of the season against Joel Embiid. The Big Serbian outplayed his esteemed counterpart with an all-round display, dominating both the rim and the paint.
Karl-Anthony Towns: The 23-year-old is averaging a team-high 25.7 points per game this season. He became the true superstar in this team after the departure of Jimmy Butler.
Andrew Wiggins: He is in red-hot form. He was phenomenal against the Warriors, as he had his season-high 4- points in that match. The 24-year-old has scored 20-plus score in each of his last four games.
Players likely to have an impact:
PF: Robert Covington
SF: Treveon Graham
C: Karl-Anthony Towns
PG: Andrew Wiggins
SG: Jarret Culver
PF: Will Barton
SF: Paul Millsap
C: Nikola Jokic
PG: Jamal Murray
SG: Gary Harris
Likely to feature from the bench:
Timberwolves: Josh Okogie, Jake Layman, Jordan McLaughlin, Noah Vonleh, Gorgui Dieng
Nuggets: Monte Morris, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee, Michael Porter Jr., Malik Beasley, Torrey Craig
Minnesota Timberwolves team news:
Jeff Teague remains questionable for the home game against Denver Nuggets. Teague is recovering from an illness.
In addition, both Shabazz Napier (muscle injury) and Jordan Bell (shoulder injury) are also in Wolves’ questionable list.
Denver Nuggets team news:
No fresh injury concerns for the Nuggets head of this game. Though, Bol Bol remains a long-term absentee.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague, Robert Covington, Jarrett Culver, Gorgui Dieng, Treveon Graham, Jake Layman, Jordan McLaughlin, Shabazz Napier – Jordan Bell – Josh Okogie (questionable), Noah Vonleh
Nikola Jokić, Will Barton, Monte Morris, Malik Beasley, Jamal Murray, Juan Hernangómez, Paul Millsap, Mason Plumlee, Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr., Jerami Grant, Torrey Craig
MIN vs DEN Dream11 Teams:
MIN vs DEN Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
The form is both the teams, but Jokic looked to get back in form on the last game which will improve Nuggets’ defense significantly. We back the visitors to win this game.