Today we will be previewing two games, both on the NBA slate.
Timberwolves @ Raptors
The Toronto Raptors (43-32) come into this game with a 29-5 record against the Minnesota Timberwolves (43-33) since 2004. That is the best record by any team over a certain opponent in that span. The Raptors defeated the Celtics in overtime in Toronto on Monday, 115-112. It was the Raps 25th game this season decided by 5 or fewer points, tied for most in the NBA. Pascal Siakam scored 40 points in the contest leading Toronto to the win. The Timberwolves are coming off a loss against the same team, losing 134-112 in Boston. Anthony Edwards dropped 24 points, and made 5 three-pointers. He has 197 made threes on the season and if he hits 3 more tonight he will be the youngest NBA player to hit 200 threes in a season. The T-Wolves and Raps have faced off once this season, with Toronto coming away with a 103-91 victory in Minnesota.
Hornets @ Knicks
The Charlotte Hornets (39-37) will travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks (34-42). Both of these teams come into this game with good recent results, with the Knicks being 4-1 in their last 5 games and the Hornets being 7-2 in their last 9 matchups. The Knicks are coming off of a win at home over the Bulls, 109-104. RJ Barrett scored 28 points and is now averaging 20.0 points per game this season. The Hornets are coming off of a close loss at home to the Nuggets, 113-109. Lamelo Ball had 22 points to go along with 11 assists for his 27th career double-double before turning 21 years old. These teams have faced off 3 times so far this season, with the Hornets winning the first two at home then the Knicks getting one back last week. New York will look to even the season series at two a piece tonight at home.