Washington hosts Minnesota on Tuesday night with both teams missing stars due to knee injuries. Both teams have similar records, though the T-Wolves are 39-29 compared to 38-29 for Washington. The Wizards are coming off an embarrassing loss
on Saturday night to Miami, 129-102. Minnesota is coming off a 109-103 win over Golden State at home.
Minnesota is 1-9 on the road in their last 10. They sit at 5th in the West, tied with New Orleans. But they are just 1.5 games from falling to the 8th spot. They are 3-3 since losing Butler to a knee injury and 1-0 since adding Derrick Rose. They still have Karl-Anthony Towns, who poured in 31 points and 16 rebounds in their win over Golden State, who played without star guard Stephen Curry (ankle).
Washington is 2-5 in their last 7 at home and has lost four of six. They are now starting to feel the loss of John Wall (knee), who is getting close to practicing again with the team. The Wizards were awful against the Heat, especially on the defensive end as they allowed over 70 points in the paint.
The first game in late November went under (92-89 Washington), but the previous three went over. Minnesota is 10-3 Over their last 13 overall and 6-0 Over the last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. Washington is 12-5-1 Over their last 18 after an ATS loss.