On Friday evening, the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-8, 7-11 ATS, 7-11 O/U) take on the Charlotte Hornets (5-14, 8-9-2 ATS, 9-9 O/U). Last year, each team won one of the two meetings.
Latest injury status of LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier
The Charlotte Hornets are looking forward to this game. They snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the 76ers 107-101 at home on Wednesday, covering the four-point spread.
Charlotte is having a disastrous season, owing in part to key injuries. They have only won two of their last thirteen games. The Hornets have covered the spread in one of their last three home games.
LaMelo Ball (ankle) will miss Friday’s game for the Timberwolves. Ball is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered late in his third game for Charlotte this season.
With Ball and Dennis Smith (ankle) out indefinitely, Terry Rozier, Theo Maledon, and James Bouknight are among the candidates for additional point guard minutes.
Terry Rozier emerged from his funk on Wednesday, scoring 22 points on 50% shooting. The 28-year-old shooting guard has shot 41% or less in three of his last four games and is now averaging 20.4 points per game and 5.4 assists per game.
Dennis Smith (ankle) will miss Friday’s game against the Timberwolves.
Due to a left shoulder contusion, Gordon Hayward is questionable for Friday’s game against the Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to win their sixth consecutive game. Minnesota has been a streaky team this season. Prior to the winning streak, they had lost five of their previous six games.
Anthony Edwards continues to shine. In three of his last four games, the 21-year-old shooting guard has scored at least 20 points, including 19 on Wednesday. Edwards averages 21.9 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game.
Taurean Prince will miss Friday’s game against the Hornets due to a right shoulder subluxation.
Jordan McLaughlin (calf) will miss Friday’s game against the Hornets.
Meanwhile, Kyle Anderson is questionable to play against the Hornets on Friday due to back spasms.