Timberwolves take on Bucks on 3-game winning streak

Milwaukee Bucks (44-26, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (41-30, seventh in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Saturday, 5 p.m. EDT

LINE: Timberwolves -7.5; plus/minus is 228.5

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota looks to maintain its three-game winning streak when the Timberwolves take on Milwaukee.

The Timberwolves are 23-12 in home games. Minnesota ranks second in the Western Conference with 14.9 quick break points per game led by Anthony Edwards with an average of 3.6.

The Bucks are 20-14 on the road. Milwaukee is ninth in the NBA with 13.3 quick break points per game, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with an average of 4.3.

The teams are meeting for the second time this season. The Timberwolves won 113-108 in the final game on October 28.

TOP PERFORMERS: Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Timberwolves. Malik Beasley is averaging 4.2 3-pointers in Minnesota’s last 10 games.

Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.5 points, 6.7 assists and 1.6 steals for the Bucks. Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.5 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.5 steals over Milwaukee’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 9-1, averaged 128.1 points, 44.5 rebounds, 27.8 assists, 10.4 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 110.6 points per game.

Bucks: 8-2, averaging 125.0 points, 48.6 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.8 percent from the field. Their opponents average 117.4 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Jaden McDaniels: out (leg), Naz Reid: day to day (back).

Bucks: Pat Connaughton: out (hand), DeAndre’ Bembry: out for the season (knee).

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