3rd Quarter Report

Down three at the end of the second quarter, the Timberwolves now have the lead. They have jumped out to a 70-66 lead against the Nets.

If the Timberwolves keep playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 40-17 in no time. On the other hand, the Nets will have to make due with a 21-35 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Brooklyn Nets @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Current Records: Brooklyn 21-34, Minnesota 39-17

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Target Center -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: Bally Sports - North
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $41.20

What to Know

Having just played yesterday, the Minnesota Timberwolves will get right back to it and host the Brooklyn Nets at 9:00 p.m. ET on February 24th at Target Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

The Timberwolves unfortunately witnessed the end of their four-game winning streak on Friday. They took a 112-107 hit to the loss column at the hands of Milwaukee. The Timberwolves didn't live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game.

Meanwhile, the Nets' recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Thursday after their third straight loss. They suffered a painful 121-93 defeat at the hands of Toronto. The Nets found out winning isn't easy when your three-point shooting is a whole 15.5% worse than the opposition.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given the score, the Nets struggled to get the ball back on offense and finished the game with only six offensive rebounds. They are 1-5 when they can't control their own glass like that.

Minnesota's defeat dropped their record down to 39-17. As for Brooklyn, they have traveled a rocky road recently having lost six of their last seven contests, which put a noticeable dent in their 21-34 record this season.

Looking forward to Saturday, the Timberwolves are the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by eight points. For those looking to play the spread, keep Minnesota's opponent in mind: they have a solid 7-2 record against the spread vs the Nets over their last nine matchups.

The Timberwolves came out on top in a nail-biter against the Nets in their previous matchup back in January, sneaking past 96-94. Will the Timberwolves repeat their success, or do the Nets have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


Minnesota is a big 8-point favorite against Brooklyn, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Timberwolves as a 7.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 217.5 points.

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Series History

Minnesota has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Brooklyn.

  • Jan 25, 2024 - Minnesota 96 vs. Brooklyn 94
  • Apr 04, 2023 - Minnesota 107 vs. Brooklyn 102
  • Mar 10, 2023 - Brooklyn 124 vs. Minnesota 123
  • Jan 23, 2022 - Minnesota 136 vs. Brooklyn 125
  • Dec 03, 2021 - Brooklyn 110 vs. Minnesota 105
  • Apr 13, 2021 - Brooklyn 127 vs. Minnesota 97
  • Mar 29, 2021 - Brooklyn 112 vs. Minnesota 107
  • Dec 30, 2019 - Minnesota 122 vs. Brooklyn 115
  • Oct 23, 2019 - Minnesota 127 vs. Brooklyn 126
  • Nov 23, 2018 - Minnesota 112 vs. Brooklyn 102