Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/6/17

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Clippers: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/6/17

Los Angeles dropped its fourth straight game despite an impressive performance by DeAndre Jordan, who had 18 points and 21 rebounds.

The Wolves pushed that lead to as much as 102-91 with 7:14 remaining in the game.

The Clippers, who put up a vicious fight in their last match-up, have been hit hard with the injury bug already this season, with DeAndre Jordan surrounded by a bunch of players that are unrecognizable to even some of the keener National Basketball Association fans.

Williams and Austin Rivers each had 23 points to lead the Clippers.

Heading into a game they should win, Minnesota fans won't be overly confident, after scraping past the Clips last time they met and allowing the Grizzlies to snap an 11-game losing streak at the expense of their team.

Timberwolves: Open a five-game homestand Sunday night against Dallas. He is not known for his play on that side, but he drew a charge from Jordan to start the second half, found himself on the perimeter guarding Danilo Gallinari at times and helped set the tone with his blocks.

"I liked our second-half effort", Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, referring to their increased effort and efficiency in rallying from a 19-point third-quarter deficit.

The Timberwolves had six players score in double figures, as Teague chipped in 19 points, Taj Gibson recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins had 16 points, and Jamal Crawford had 11 points. The Timberwolves need a bit more from their starting point guard offensively to get back on track.

Griffin is expected to be sidelined for up two months.

"It's just been a steady progression I think", Thibodeau said. Beverley underwent season-ending right knee surgery. Milos Teodosic is close to being ready to return, but not there just yet. Gallinari played with a restriction on his minutes after his 13-game layoff.

If you are able to read lips, Butler definitely yelled "what the f- was that??" in the direction of Gibson, who ran off the court to the locker room while laughing over the whole situation. "It also pushes one guy back to the second unit, so that helps us, too".

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