The Minnesota Timberwolves will be looking to start a win streak after picking up a victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday -- the team's first win in 295 days -- when they host the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. The game isn't being broadcast on local television, but the NBA has everyone covered as its League Pass is free through January 8 by clicking here.
The Timberwolves have been getting solid production out of Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea as planned, but the team is lacking for consistent production elsewhere on the roster. Head coach Rick Adelman has apparently noticed that, too, as he's been playing a mixture of his reserves and starters during the fourth quarter -- and it's paid off quite handsomely, too, as Minnesota leads the league in fourth quarter field goal percentage (defense) and scoring defense, according to the team's game notes.
The Spurs haven't been spectacular this season as age seems to be catching up to the veteran team, but they're 3-1 nonetheless as they followed up a 20-point loss to the Houston Rockets with a 15-point win against the Utah Jazz prior to their game against the Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves have lost 16 straight to the Spurs ... but they've never lost with Rubio at the helm.