Wed, Feb 17, 2021 By The Associated Press
Indiana Pacers (14-14, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (7-21, 15th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Malik Beasley and the Minnesota Timberwolves host Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers in non-conference action.
The Timberwolves are 4-9 on their home court. Minnesota averages 14.2 turnovers per game and is 4-12 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.
The Pacers are 7-5 in road games. Indiana ranks third in the NBA scoring 53.5 points per game in the paint led by Sabonis averaging 13.6.
The Timberwolves and Pacers meet Wednesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Karl-Anthony Towns is scoring 20.8 points per game and averaging 10.6 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Beasley is averaging 5.1 rebounds and 21.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Malcolm Brogdon leads the Pacers averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers while scoring 21.2 points per game and shooting 37.8% from beyond the arc. Sabonis is averaging 9.9 rebounds and 21.9 points per game over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 3-7, averaging 110.7 points, 41.3 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points on 47.9% shooting.
Pacers: 3-7, averaging 110.9 points, 42.4 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 7.7 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.2 points on 46.5% shooting.
INJURIES: Timberwolves: Jarrett Culver: out (left ankle), D'Angelo Russell: out (leg).
Pacers: Caris LeVert: out (kidney), TJ Warren: out (foot), Doug McDermott: day to day (knee).
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