Timberwolves guards Russell, Rivers preview Monday’s game vs. Kings

The Wolves will try to keep their four-game home win streak intact when they take on Sacramento. Monday’s game is the second meeting this season between the two teams. The Timberwolves won the previous matchup 117-110. Minnesota is 18-16 against the Western Conference, and Sacramento is 15-10 against conference opponents.

KSTP Sports spoke with PG D’Angelo Russell and SG Austin Rivers following shoot-around Monday morning.

***Click the video box above to watch Russell and Rivers meet with the media***

Sacramento Kings (27-21, third in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (27-25, sixth in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Monday, 7 p.m.

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota hosts Sacramento looking to continue its four-game home winning streak.

The Timberwolves are 18-16 against Western Conference opponents. Minnesota averages 15.3 turnovers per game and is 15- when it wins the turnover battle.

The Kings have gone 15-10 against Western Conference opponents. Sacramento is ninth in the Western Conference scoring 51.3 points per game in the paint led by Domantas Sabonis averaging 11.9.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Timberwolves won the last matchup 117-110 on Jan. 29. Anthony Edwards scored 34 points to help lead the Timberwolves to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: D’Angelo Russell is averaging 17.8 points and 6.3 assists for the Timberwolves. Edwards is averaging 27.5 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Sabonis is averaging 18.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists for the Kings. Keegan Murray is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Sacramento.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 7-3, averaging 116.8 points, 37.8 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 9.5 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.7 points per game.

Kings: 7-3, averaging 124.1 points, 42.9 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 5.4 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 51.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: out (calf), Jordan McLaughlin: out (calf), Taurean Prince: out (ankle).

Kings: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.