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SAN ANTONIO (9 - 5) at MINNESOTA (8 - 5)
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Wednesday, 11/15/2017 8:05 PM
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707SAN ANTONIO209.5206.5
SAN ANTONIO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games9-5+0.17-66-8102.649.445.4%52.699.049.546.1%49.4
Road Games3-3-2.91-42-496.045.342.2%53.897.849.346.1%49.7
Last 5 Games4-1+23-22-3109.851.450.2%
SAN ANTONIO Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)102.649.439-8645.4%9-2437.5%16-2175.8%531123178146
vs opponents surrendering10653.339-8645.9%10-2836.6%17-2276.6%521023208155
Team Stats (Road Games)96.045.336-8642.2%7-2231.6%17-2372.5%541220158135
Stats Against (All Games)99.049.538-8346.1%9-2635.2%13-1971.1%49821208155
vs opponents averaging104.952.539-8545.3%10-2936.0%17-2276.3%52922218155
Stats Against (Road Games)97.849.338-8246.1%10-2736.0%12-1677.9%50720217154

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games8-5-5.56-66-6108.856.846.6%51.4110.753.650.0%47.5
Home Games4-1-1.53-22-2110.058.648.4%51.8107.252.450.7%42.6
Last 5 Games3-2-3.53-20-5108.858.846.3%55.0106.849.848.6%44.6
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)108.856.840-8546.6%8-2336.4%21-2779.7%511122189154
vs opponents surrendering10451.938-8545.2%10-2836.4%17-2276.7%521021218165
Team Stats (Home Games)110.058.640-8348.4%9-2337.9%21-2778.2%521224187165
Stats Against (All Games)110.753.643-8750.0%10-2935.9%14-1874.7%48925238166
vs opponents averaging104.552.539-8545.5%11-2936.2%17-2276.0%511022218155
Stats Against (Home Games)107.252.443-8450.7%9-2536.2%13-1774.4%43823238155
Average power rating of opponents played: SAN ANTONIO 95.8,  MINNESOTA 97
SAN ANTONIO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
10/21/2017@ CHICAGO87-77W-10T200.5U38-9340.9%631131-8237.8%5119
10/25/2017@ MIAMI117-100W-3W196.5O42-7655.3%511537-8046.2%349
10/27/2017@ ORLANDO87-114L-5.5L207U30-8933.7%551748-8457.1%5118
10/29/2017@ INDIANA94-97L-6.5L209U36-9040.0%511536-7746.8%5419
10/30/2017@ BOSTON94-108L3.5L193.5O36-8741.4%491142-8847.7%6113
11/2/2017GOLDEN STATE92-112L8.5L220U34-8739.1%551643-8351.8%4814
11/7/2017LA CLIPPERS120-107W-4W204.5O45-8453.6%401342-8251.2%4817
11/14/2017@ DALLAS97-91W-6.5L200U35-7944.3%541233-8140.7%4715
11/15/2017@ MINNESOTA              
11/17/2017OKLAHOMA CITY              
11/22/2017@ NEW ORLEANS              
11/25/2017@ CHARLOTTE              
12/1/2017@ MEMPHIS              

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@ DETROIT101-122L2.5L209O37-8543.5%461448-9252.2%5515
10/27/2017OKLAHOMA CITY119-116W2W218O42-8648.8%551543-8650.0%4314
10/30/2017@ MIAMI125-122W-3T216.5O41-9145.1%441649-9352.7%6124
11/1/2017@ NEW ORLEANS104-98W2W224.5U41-8349.4%562136-8442.9%4519
11/8/2017@ GOLDEN STATE101-125L8.5L227U38-9241.3%531348-8556.5%4919
11/11/2017@ PHOENIX110-118L-10L231U39-9640.6%551146-8653.5%5718
11/13/2017@ UTAH109-98W-3W210U37-7152.1%491537-8444.0%3715
11/15/2017SAN ANTONIO              
11/17/2017@ DALLAS              
11/20/2017@ CHARLOTTE              
11/29/2017@ NEW ORLEANS              
12/1/2017@ OKLAHOMA CITY              
SAN ANTONIO: The Spurs are essentially the same team that won the Southwest Division last season and led Golden State by 21 points in Game 1 of the Western finals before Kawhi Leonard was lost for the postseason to an ankle injury. A 21st straight postseason appearance is practically a given and it is hard not to imagine them remaining among the best teams in a loaded conference. The team will need another year of growth from Leonard after their quiet MVP candidate set career highs in scoring and assists while earning All-NBA first team and All-Defensive first team honors. Leonard's growth could come from his ability to distribute the ball more, especially with veteran point guard Tony Parker expected to be out until December while recovering from surgery on a ruptured left quadriceps tendon.
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.
Surging Spurs face improving Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- A season-high, four-game losing streak is a faint memory for the San Antonio Spurs as they head to Minnesota on Wednesday for the second game of a back-to-back situation.

The Timberwolves have become good at recovery as well.

Wednesday's game in Minnesota features two teams surging in the Western Conference. San Antonio has won five of its past six games after a 97-91 win in Dallas on Tuesday. The Wolves came back from a poor showing in Phoenix on Saturday to beat Utah on the road 109-98 on Monday.

With the Spurs playing without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker all season, LaMarcus Aldridge has led San Antonio. The 6-foot-11 forward scored a season-high 32 points in Tuesday's win.

"His comfort level, his confidence is good. He's in a good spot right now," point guard Patty Mills said of Aldridge. "We try to let him do his thing and, as a team, mold around him."

Mills added his own season high in Tuesday's win with 19 points as San Antonio (9-5) works through the absence of Parker with Mills and Dejounte Murray. Parker is with the team but hasn't been able to play a game as he tries to return from left quadriceps tendon surgery.

Guard Danny Green did return Tuesday night after missing one game with a hamstring injury.

Leonard has missed the entire season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy, but is getting closer to a return. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Tuesday that Leonard will be back "sooner rather than later," but then added, "What the hell does that mean?" to leave the all-star's status in the dark.

Without the two veterans, Aldridge has picked up the slack, averaging 22.5 points per game, his highest in three seasons in San Antonio.

"Everything is good. I am definitely more confident. I'm playing my game more this year," Aldridge said. "Pop has definitely tweaked some things so I can be myself out there more, be more confident, and it's working out for us."

Aldridge has typically enjoyed playing Minnesota too. He's averaged 18.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 41 career games against the Wolves.

Of course, this isn't the same type of Minnesota squad Aldridge has faced so often through the years. The Timberwolves (8-5) appear primed to end a 13-year playoff drought after dramatic offseason changes.

One constant the past few seasons has been young center Karl-Anthony Towns, who continues his development into one of the league's best big men.

Towns had team highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds in Monday's win against Utah. He became the second player in NBA history, after Dwight Howard, to score 3,000 points and grab 2,000 rebounds before his 22nd birthday, which is Wednesday.

"I take what the defense gives me," Towns said. "We have sets and our sets have me in different spots and I just try to be as efficient as possible."

With Towns and Andrew Wiggins taking most of the scoring load, newcomers Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford have supplied across-the-board production and an offensive spark when needed.

Minnesota is off to the second-best start in team history and has scored more than 100 points for a team-record 12 straight games.

Towns, Butler and Gibson are all coming off double-doubles. Butler had 21 points and 10 assists on Monday, while Gibson notched his fourth straight double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

"He's just a pro's pro," Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said of Gibson. "He sets great screens, he goes hard to the basket, puts great pressure on the rim, goes to the offensive boards hard, can play back to the basket. ... It's just the activity level that he brings."

Gibson and the newcomers have provided the veteran presence and stabilizing attitude for what's been a young team. Minnesota also surged after back-to-back disappointing losses earlier this season without Butler.

San Antonio beat the Wolves 107-99 at home in the season-opener for both teams.

Minnesota forward Gorgui Dieng missed Monday's game with a finger injury.

Last Updated: 11/14/2018 5:56:06 AM EST

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