Bulls vs. Timberwolves – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More
Brutal loss on Wednesday to the Kings. Need to take care of business tonight against a dangerous, but beatable Timberwolves squad.
Minnesota Timberwolves (35-35) at Chicago Bulls (31-37) – 7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)
Projected Starting Lineups
- Patrick Beverley
- Alex Caruso
- Zach LaVine
- DeMar DeRozan
- Nikola Vučević
Injury Report: Javonte Green OUT (knee), Lonzo Ball OUT (knee)
- Mike Conley
- Anthony Edwards
- Kyle Anderson
- Jaden McDaniels
- Rudy Gobert
Injury Report: Rudy Gobert QUESTIONABLE (ankle), Austin Rivers QUESTIONABLE (back), Naz Reid QUESTIONABLE (calf), Jaylen Nowell OUT (knee), Karl-Anthony Towns OUT (calf)
The Bulls come into tonight’s game as 3-point favorites against the Timberwolves at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!
What to Watch For
- Well, Wednesday’s loss hurt. That game was there for the taking against a really good Kings team and the Bulls started to let it slip away. Then, DeMar gives us hope with a miraculous 4-point play … before De’Aaron Fox just rips our hearts out. I guess that’s a long-winded way of saying I’m interested to see how this team responds to a really tough loss. I would like to think that they will, especially since they have been trending upward since the Nuggets win. As it sits, the Bulls are just a half-game behind Washington for the last Play-In spot, and the Wizards are in Cleveland tonight for a really tough matchup. A win here could go a long way!
- The 3-point shooting was really solid in the loss to Sacramento. The Bulls 38.1% from three (16-42) and got contributions from up and down the lineup. From three, Coby White was 4-6 and Patrick Williams was 3-5 off the bench. LaVine was a little off going 2-7 from downtown, but we saw also DeRozan shoot better from beyond the arc than he has in quite some time going 4-6. More of that would be great!
- Speaking of LaVine, he had his first off-night in a while against SAC. He was 7-22 from the field to go with his 2-7 3-point performance. I’d love to see him bounce back and be the efficient scorer he’s been since the beginning of February. Hopefully, he proves Wednesday was just a blip and he gets back to dominating.
- Minnesota comes into this one very banged up. Towns is still out and Gobert is questionable. The Bulls need to attack in the paint. Get aggressive, challenge them at the basket, and create some open looks that way from deep. The recipe to win is there. If the Bulls play as they did on Wednesday I think they’ll be fine. We just can’t see a regression.
- A lot more in here …