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Minnesota Timberwolves December Preview

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Since trading Jimmy Butler back in November, the Minnesota Timberwolves have struggled to find their identity. The results have been a slow and inconsistent start for your favorite basketball team. However, all hope is not lost! With a strong month of December, the Wolves could find themselves right back in the heat of things. Be sure you catch these two critical games in your Eagan, MN apartment, as they are sure to be the most important of the month. Without further ado, your Lexington Hills Blog December preview:

At the Golden State Warriors, December 10, 9:30 pm CT

The Warriors have once again been dominating their way through the league. Steph Curry has been even better than he was in his two MVP seasons, and Kevin Durant has again proven to be one of the best all around players in the NBA. Complement their incredible play with all-star performances from Klay Thompson and Draymond Green and you are in the mix for a tough game. However, the Timberwolves are one of the few teams that actually match up well with the Warriors. Their one weakness has always been a post player who knows how to score, and Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the best in the league. If Andrew Wiggins, Robert Covington, Dario Saric, and Jeff Teague can provide enough playmaking and shooting to allow Towns to dominate down low, the Warriors could be in for one of their toughest games of the season.

At the Oklahoma City Thunder, December 23, 7:00 pm CT

Russell Westbrook and Paul George may very well be the best duo in the NBA outside of Curry and Durant. Their explosive play together has made them a very talented team, even if their record may not reflect it. Plagued by health and rotation issues, the Thunder have yet to put everything together at the right time, but it looks like they’re just about rounding into form.

The key to winning this game for the Wolves will be twofold: first off, their ability to contain George. Robert Covington is likely to get the defensive assignment most of the night, and his ability to stay on George’s hip throughout the game will be crucial. There’s no stopping Russell Westbrook, but Paul George is containable. The other key will be the offense of Dario Saric. Oklahoma City doesn’t have anyone who can match Saric’s playmaking and shooting from the power-forward position. If Saric is able to take the reigns of the offense, look out below, Oklahoma.

Outside of these two games, the Timberwolves have a fairly easy December schedule, meaning that they should be able to get right back into the playoff mix. What games are you most excited to see? Be sure to get tickets to see the Timberwolves this year as they follow up on last season’s success!