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Tuesday 10/24/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore




INDIANA (1 - 2) at MINNESOTA (2 - 1)
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INDIANA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games1-2-12-12-1114.755.747.5%53.3119.062.749.3%54.0
Road Games0-1-11-01-0108.050.044.8%54.0112.063.051.7%53.0
Last 5 Games1-2-12-12-1114.755.747.5%53.3119.062.749.3%54.0
INDIANA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)114.755.744-9247.5%7-2428.2%21-2972.1%531121207126
vs opponents surrendering107.452.440-8845.0%8-2434.6%20-2677.2%511020218155
Team Stats (Road Games)108.050.043-9644.8%7-1936.8%15-2171.4%541318189114
Stats Against (All Games)119.062.745-9249.3%12-2842.2%17-2179.4%54922236146
vs opponents averaging116.259.343-9047.3%11-2840.0%20-2676.5%571222229166
Stats Against (Road Games)112.063.045-8751.7%14-3441.2%8-1457.1%536241961411

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games2-1+1.41-22-0104.752.046.0%52.3105.749.747.3%47.7
Home Games1-0+10-10-0100.046.044.4%
Last 5 Games2-1+1.41-22-0104.752.046.0%52.3105.749.747.3%47.7
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)104.752.039-8446.0%8-2237.9%19-2479.2%521022178152
vs opponents surrendering94.646.935-8144.0%9-2734.0%14-1976.5%49920198183
Team Stats (Home Games)100.046.036-8144.4%7-2231.8%21-2680.8%5110171711152
Stats Against (All Games)105.749.741-8747.3%9-2537.8%14-1778.8%48924209148
vs opponents averaging99.946.739-8645.7%8-2632.2%13-1874.7%5110231910167
Stats Against (Home Games)97.042.037-7748.1%9-2240.9%14-1782.4%427232110198
Average power rating of opponents played: INDIANA 96,  MINNESOTA 99.7
INDIANA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/21/2017@ MIAMI108-112L9.5W213.5O43-9644.8%541145-8751.7%5314
10/24/2017@ MINNESOTA              
10/25/2017@ OKLAHOMA CITY              
10/29/2017SAN ANTONIO              
11/1/2017@ CLEVELAND              
11/3/2017@ PHILADELPHIA              
11/5/2017@ NEW YORK              
11/7/2017NEW ORLEANS              
11/8/2017@ DETROIT              

MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/18/2017@ SAN ANTONIO99-107L-1L204O37-8543.5%481341-8946.1%5611
10/22/2017@ OKLAHOMA CITY115-113W4W212O43-8650.0%581746-9647.9%4511
10/25/2017@ DETROIT              
10/27/2017OKLAHOMA CITY              
10/30/2017@ MIAMI              
11/1/2017@ NEW ORLEANS              
11/8/2017@ GOLDEN STATE              
INDIANA: Paul George's departure completely changed Indiana's game plan. Rather than making moves like a potential championship contender, new president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard decided to rebuild on the fly. Conventional wisdom suggests this team will struggle, and it could. But the Pacers seem to be playing like a better unit and may have just enough to sneak into the Eastern Conference playoffs. Although it's expected to be Myles Turner who replaces George as the face of the franchise, the key to Indiana's success this season will be Victor Oladipo, a defensive stopper who can provide the consistent energy the Pacers were lacking last season. Oladipo's ability to play fast and to share the leadership duties with Turner could finally push the 6-foot-4 guard to have that breakthrough season expected from the No. 2 draft pick four years ago.
MINNESOTA: It's playoffs or bust for Minnesota this season, which sounds crazy for a team that has not made the postseason since 2004. The West is stacked, but head coach Tom Thibodeau made the moves he did with the express purpose of ending the longest active playoff drought in the league. Jimmy Butler was brought in from the Bulls via trade to speed up to the team's development. He is the prototype for a Thibodeau player'intense, demanding and defensive-minded. His ability to make shots late in games should also help a team that struggled mightily to close out opponents last season, and his familiarity with Thibodeau should help the younger players on the team absorb more of the coach's teachings. If the second unit can prevent huge drop-offs from what is expected to be a formidable starting five, the Wolves should finally be able to remind their long-suffering fans that the season does not end in mid-April.
Timberwolves face Pacers fresh off big win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thanks to a few offseason acquisitions, plenty of excitement surrounded the Minnesota Timberwolves heading into the 2017-18 season. Now Minnesota is riding high after one of the team's most exciting finishes in a long time.

The Timberwolves enter their Tuesday game against the Indiana Pacers with a 2-1 record, thanks in large part to a buzzer-beater by Andrew Wiggins on Sunday in a 115-113 victory at Oklahoma City.

Minnesota has won two straight after dropping its season opener, but the half-court heave off the backboard by Wiggins could stand as one of the Wolves' highlights of the year.

"He's been hitting that shot, weirdly enough, the whole offseason and in practice," said teammate Karl-Anthony Towns, who set what the NBA subsequently announced was an illegal screen on the winning play.

Wiggins was asked after the game if he called his bank shot. Towns stepped in to answer the question.

"He called 'game,'" Towns told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Wiggins finished the game with 27 points and has topped the 20-point mark in all three games so far this year. His strong start comes shortly after signing a lucrative multiyear contract extension with Minnesota just before the season started.

With that memorable finish still fresh on their minds, the Timberwolves welcome the Pacers (1-2) to the newly renovated Target Center for a matchup Tuesday. After winning its season opener against the Nets, Indiana dropped consecutive games to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday and the Miami Heat on Saturday.

The Pacers fell 112-108 in Miami. Indiana shot 44.8 percent from the floor as a team.

"I thought we took some bad shots because we didn't have the movement we wanted," Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. "We just didn't have that rhythm that we want to play with."

Indiana will be without center Myles Turner, who will miss his third consecutive game due to a concussion and sore neck he sustained in the Pacers' season opener. Turner had 21 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in Indiana's win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Minnesota has five players averaging double-figure scoring through three games, including newcomer Jimmy Butler. Acquired from the Bulls in the offseason, Butler is tied for third on the Wolves at 13.3 points per game. Wiggins leads Minnesota at 24.7 points per game, and Towns is second at 21.7.

Victor Oladipo has been Indiana's top scorer in the early going. His average of 22.3 points tops the seven Pacers who are scoring in double digits.

Minnesota and Indiana split their two-game series during the 2016-17 season. Both teams won on the road, with the Timberwolves eking out a 115-114 victory on three late free throws in the final seconds. That costly foul was committed by point guard Jeff Teague, who is now in his first season with Minnesota.

This will be Indiana's first visit to the new-look Target Center, which underwent a $140 million renovation this offseason. Among the highlights are new seats and a new court with Minnesota's new branding.

Last Updated: 9/26/2018 6:05:27 AM EST

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