Thursday, 14 December, 2017

NBA Prediction: Will Timberwolves upset Spurs on road? 10/18/17

Wolves vs. Spurs NBA season opener: How to watch, odds, TV, live stream, start time Wolves Kick Off 2017-18 Season With Trip To San Antonio
Rita Gibson | 20 October, 2017, 16:41

Despite their average scoring marks in pure volume, they still managed to be one of the most efficient teams in the National Basketball Association offensively, with a 39.1% team 3 point shooting clip good for 1st in the National Basketball Association, and a 46.5% field goal percentage good for 7th. After the Warriors/Spurs and Cavaliers/Celtics on Tuesday night, most of the rest of the league tips off.

With that being said, let's take a look at three takeaways from the Spurs' season opener.

Trending: Given that almost every other Western Conference playoff team went out and made major improvements this offseason, the Spurs have no choice but to drop off at least to some extent in their expectations for this season. Gay played in just 30 games last season for the Kings, but did average 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds.

The T-wolves are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings with the Spurs, while the total has gone over in four of the last five games in San Antonio. Since then, several analysts were of the opinion that Aldridge's game didn't mesh with the Spurs' system, and some suggested San Antonio were better off without the power forward.

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The San Antonio Spurs defense is still going to be one of the best in the league. My guess would be that Houston or OKC will have the best chance to leap them in the standings and earn themselves home court advantage in the second round. The Spurs will be without their top defensive stopper in Kawhi Leonard for a few games to start the season.

The Spurs did not disclose the details of the deal, but ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Aldridge signed a three-year deal worth $72.3 million. San Antonio signed veteran forward Rudy Gay in free agency, to provide scoring off the bench. The Spurs are seeking their third straight season with 60 or more wins in the regular season, and it would be their fourth in 5 years.

"They start off with an outstanding coach in "Thibs" [Tom Thibodeau]". If Butler can jell with Wiggins and KAT early, it could be a very long season for anyone with Minnesota on their schedule. Towns scored 25.1 points per game, and ripped down 12.3 rebounds per game. As long as Kawhi Leonard is healthy the Spurs will be in good shape, but they will need some younger players to step up and their older players to hold it together for a potentially lengthy postseason run. I tried to make him a different player. "Towns and Wiggins have to improve dramatically at the defensive end of the floor through a greater effort and commitment".

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