|SPURS||Manu Ginobili 20.4||Tim Duncan 9.2||Tony Parker 7.8|
|WOLVES||Michael Beasley 21.9||Kevin Love 14.0||Sebastian Telfair 4.4|
The San Antonio Spurs are off to their best start in franchise history. They will look extend their winning streak to 12 games when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at the Target Center.
The Spurs (12-1) defeated the Orlando Magic 106-97 in San Antonio last Monday pulling away in the final period while making 5 of 5 of their shots from beyond the arc.
The Timberwolves (4-11) are coming off a 117-107 road loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder and will try their hardest to get back to the win column.
Offense has played a big part in San Antonio's early success. The team currently ranks second in the league in scoring averaging 107.6 points per game. The Timberwolves on the other hand, are last in points allowed at 110.4 per game.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Defense -- The Spurs must contain the Wolves' inside game, limiting Beasley and Kevin Love on offense and controlling the boards will be the key.
Offense -- Their offense revolves around Beasley and Love. It will be important for them to get their inside game going, otherwise it will be a long night for the Wolves.
Defense -- Besides limiting Duncan inside the paint, it will be key for the Wolves to limit the Spurs' dribble penetrations and kick outs. The Spurs are shooting an NBA best 44.4% from the 3-point area.
Spurs -- James Anderson - stress fracture (out)
Wolves -- Martell Webster - back (out)
However, the Spurs are a veteran team and knows that any oversight will be huge a mistake. They should be ready and focused for this one and extend their winning streak 12 games.
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