Listen: Minnesota, Golden State Warriors And Steph Curry discussed on 24 Hour News
"Here's we go three in the key. And take a look at this upcoming four-game west coast road trip for Minnesota, which starts at Portland a site where cow Minnesota last time out there. They got blown out by the blazers. Now, they returned the favor and beating Portland here at target center. But the motives center is a tough place to play what he got forest and three in the key. Well, some ghosts in that building and really this trip as a whole Minnesota looking for some more positive results. But it starts like you said Saturday in Portland Yousef near catches our I keep player we speak so much about that do of CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard but in the two games against Minnesota already the season nurk, sixteen points, twelve boards shooting nearly seventy percent from the field. And we talk so much about Minnesota having success controlling the rebounding battle of those twelve rebounds. Noor kitsch averages against Minnesota five of them on the offensive glass that's been a point of emphasis for the wolves. So keep an eye on that second key player. Steph curry what rest are we talking about here? This guy missing eleven games with that groin injury and has returned for three now in those three games thirty three points fifty three from the field. Fifty-three percent from deepened and also averaging six boards and four times over those three games as well. Most recently a forty two point night and a win over the Cavs connected on nine triples in that one. So I think it's safe to say he's back to full speed pretty quickly, which is a dangerous thing. Final key player. Nemo Nubia Lisa. We obviously remember him from his time here with the wolves had fourteen points and eight boards in that first meeting with Minnesota a Sacramento win. But like we saw at times here with the wolves a little bit of inconsistency that he's kind of battle these. He's been up and down a little bit. Just a two point night. Earlier this week on the road in Phoenix. He attempted only three shots in twenty minutes. They did get the win. But he looks more comfortable at home. When you look at some of the the home road splits at least. Early on shooting the three ball fifty four percent from deep in that homebuilding. Whereas just forty five percent. I guess still respectable but a drop on the road. So maybe feeling good at home. When they welcome in the wolves on Wednesday. How about two key stats I fourth quarter scoring and fourth quarter defense Minnesota really excelled defensively of late in the final frame over the last twelve games. They're holding opponents to just thirty eight percent from the field that is tops in the NBA over that stretch. But it will be tested on this road trip the Sacramento Kings third in the NBA averaging twenty nine points in fourth quarters so far this year and the Golden State Warriors shooting the ball at a forty nine percent clip in final frames that is second best in the league. So Minnesota really going to have to lock down in those final frames winning time as they say finally second key stat five straight the Golden State Warriors have won five straight matchups with Minnesota at the oracle. Can you remember the last time? Minnesota was able to get a road victory over the warriors Ozzy down by what seventeen and rallied back at thirty five from Shabazz Muhammad one that one in overtime the overtime win. And and just one of what six losses the warriors all season. I think so we'll see if Minnesota can bust up that streak finally one key matchup. We we of had the same deal last week. But Robert Covington this time getting the lockdown take your pick Klay Thompson Steph curry, it's gonna be a challenge, but you know, cov- is up to the challenge on Monday night in Oakland. I love what coach tip said about him to he wants the primary scoring assignment. So whether that's Klay Thompson, whether it Steph curry, whether it's Kevin Durant can match up with all of those guys going to be a lot of fun. Be sure to brew the coffee the west coast road trip starting in."