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Kings vs. Timberwolves Preview: Trap game or cake walk?

By | 0 Comments | Mar 3, 2019

3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR

2. Sacramento matches up incredibly well against the Wolves, especially with their main guys missing. The Wolves (like the Kings), don't shoot or make many three pointers, ranking among the league's worst in that category. They're also a very poor rebounding team and allow the 2nd most rebounds to opponents. Minnesota's also 29th in total assists and 30th in blocks. They're ranked 28th in defensive rating and 29th in opponent points per game and allowing a league worst 50.5% from the field. There's absolutely no reason for Sacramento lose this game.

MATCHUP OF THE GAME

Dieng is Minnesota's only real big man with Pekovic being out, and while he's got some promise, he's not nearly strong enough to handle DeMarcus Cousins by himself. The Wolves will likely be throwing double and possibly triple teams at Cousins all night, so it will be up to the rest of Cousins' teammates to move without the ball and get open. If Cousins can get Dieng into foul trouble, the Wolves will be in even more trouble than they already are, losing the only real vestige of rim defense they do have, as well as their leading rebounder.

PREGAME LIMERICK

For once we have an easy game,
a loss would be such a shame.
Let's do this right,
not let the Wolves bite,
and continue to pursue acclaim.

PREDICTION

Kings 124, Timberwolves 91 because this is a season full of surprises and for once we take care of business rather than play down.

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