Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Prediction & Match Preview – October 8th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Minnesota Timberwolves will face the Denver Nuggets in an exciting preseason game at Denver’s Ball Arena on Friday. Both teams have looked impressive this season, which means it could be an exciting match when they meet.
The Timberwolves are entering this game after an impressive 117-114 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. In the meantime, the Nuggets will hope to bounce back after a close loss to the Golden State Warriors. Both teams will be looking for a victory to boost morale heading into the regular season.
Fixture – Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time – Friday, October 8; 9:00 PM ET (Saturday, October 9; 6:30 AM IST).
Venue – Ball Arena, Denver, CO.
Minnesota Timberwolves Preview
The Minnesota Timberwolves began their preseason campaign with an impressive victory over a depleted Pelicans team.
D’Angelo Russell scored 19 points and looked good in the 16:27 minutes he played. He also had three rebounds and five assists, while shooting 60% from the field. Russell was well supported by Karl-Anthony Towns, who scored 15 points on the night.
The great man’s transformation seems to have brought out the best in him as he shot 66.7% from the field. Young Anthony Edwards has created a lot of news with reports suggesting an increase in height for him. He also showed glimpses of his brilliance, scoring ten points on the night to help the Wolves beat the Pelicans.
However, the Timberwolves have some backroom tension. However, they will have to put all that aside and focus on the game if they want to have a better campaign this year than they did in 2020-21. The young group is hoping to do well and outshine the Nuggets in this preseason game.
Denver Nuggets preview
The Denver Nuggets suffered a narrow loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. That makes it two straight losses for the Nuggets this preseason. Michael Porter Jr. was out of the game due to injury. Nikola Jokic had an impressive performance against the Warriors, scoring 17 points and securing ten rebounds in the 15 minutes he played.
Another impressive performance from the Nuggets came from Aaron Gordon, with the forward scoring 16 points. PJ Dozier contributed 13 points as he shot 55.6% from the field. Injuries are a worrying sign for the Nuggets. But they hope to have their second unit to deliver a special performance against the Timberwolves.
Timberwolves vs Nuggets match prediction
The Timberwolves have all the momentum in this game. They have a lot of firepower in their arsenal and are expected to start their top five against the Nuggets. Despite the experience on the Nuggets roster, it looks like the Timberwolves could continue their winning momentum and clinch victory on Friday.
Where to watch the Timberwolves vs Nuggets game?
The preseason game stream is available on the official NBA app. A subscription to this app will give you access to all NBA preseason and regular-season games. The Timberwolves vs Nuggets game will also air on Altitude Sports.