Timberwolves Vs. Suns: Minnesota Can Get Back Above .500 With Win

Feb. 29, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Derek Fisher (2) guards Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) in the second half of the game at the Staples Center. Lakers won 104-85. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Timberwolves will play their third road game in four nights on Thursday when they head to Phoenix.

After splitting a pair of games in Los Angeles, the Minnesota Timberwolves will stay out West to face Phoenix on Thursday.

Thursday's game will be the third of a four-game road trip. The T-Wolves are 8-8 on the road this season.

Minnesota, 18-18, withstood 30 points from Blake Griffin in Tuesday’s 109-97 win against the Clippers. On Wednesday, though, the Lakers trounced the Timberwolves 104-85, a game which L.A. led by 24 after three quarters.

Ricky Rubio put up some interesting stat lines in L.A. He only hit a combined 2 of 16 field goal attempts, but he came through with nine assists in both games. With just three turnovers, he has a 6-to-1 assist to turnover ratio over the last two ball games. Rubio is fifth in the league with 8.4 assists per game.

The NBA’s top assist man is Phoenix's Steve Nash, who is averaging 13.9 points and 10.9 assists this season. In the five games before the All-Star break – the Suns went 2-3 – Nash averaged 13.4 assists and 12 points. On the season, the Suns are 14-20.

Thursday’s game is at 9 ET and will air on Fox Sports North.

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus. You can also check out professional basketball news from around the league over at SB Nation’s NBA page.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.