Suns vs. Timberwolves Game 2 NBA Preview (4/23/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 23, 2024
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Timberwolves vs. Suns Preview

The Phoenix Suns are scheduled to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 23, at 7:30 PM at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The game will be broadcast on TNT. NBA betting odds are set with a point spread of -3.0 and an over/under of 211.5.

Suns vs. Timberwolves pregame odds

NBA betting odds for the upcoming match between the Suns and the Timberwolves indicate a competitive game ahead. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM present closely matched moneyline odds and point spreads. The point spread is consistently set at -3.0 in favor of the Timberwolves across all sportsbooks, with the over/under totals hovering around 211.5 to 212. This setup suggests a tight contest at Massachusetts sportsbooks.

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Suns vs Timberwolves.

Suns vs. Timberwolves projected starting lineups

Suns projected starting lineup

PG: Devin Booker
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Grayson Allen (game-time decision)
PF: Kevin Durant
C: Jusuf Nurkic

Timberwolves projected starting lineup

PG: Mike Conley
SG: Anthony Edwards
SF: Jaden McDaniels
F: Karl-Anthony Towns
C: Rudy Gobert

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Suns vs. Timberwolves injuries tonight

Suns: Damion Lee (SG) is out with a knee injury since October 1. Grayson Allen (SF) is questionable for Game 2 against the Timberwolves due to an ankle injury.

Timberwolves: Kyle Anderson (SF) is questionable for Game 2 against the Suns with a hip injury.

Team standings & stats for Tuesday’s game

Phoenix Suns team stats & standings

The Phoenix Suns finished with a record of 49-33, positioning them sixth in the Western Conference and second in the Pacific Division. Their performance in the last ten regular season games shows 7-3, before their Game 1 loss against Minnesota. Season stats include:

  • Points per game: 116.2
  • Points allowed per game: 113.2
  • FG%: 49.3
  • 3PT%: 38.2
  • Rebounds per game: 44.1
  • Assists per game: 27.0

Minnesota Timberwolves team stats & standings

The Minnesota Timberwolves have achieved 56-26 on the year, ranking them third in the Western Conference and third in the Northwest Division. Their last ten games resulted in 6-4, but came on strong in their Game 1 victory over the Suns. Season stats are as follows:

  • Points per game: 113.0
  • Points allowed per game: 106.5
  • FG%: 48.5
  • 3PT%: 38.7
  • Rebounds per game: 43.6
  • Assists per game: 26.6

Player stats for Suns vs. Timberwolves

Suns leaders ahead of tonight’s game

It was the Kevin Durant show in Game 1, as the rest of the Suns failed to produce 20+ points in a blowout loss of 120-95:

  • Kevin Durant (PF): 31 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Devin Booker (SG): 18 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Bradley Beal (SG): 15 PTS, 2 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Jusuf Nurkic (C): 9 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • Grayson Allen (SF): 4 PTS, 5 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season leaders for the Suns show Durant and Booker as top scorers, and they will be essential for tonight’s game.

  • Kevin Durant (PF): 27.1 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Devin Booker (SG): 27.1 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 6.9 APG
  • Bradley Beal (SG): 18.2 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Grayson Allen (SF): 13.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Jusuf Nurkic (C): 10.9 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 4.0 APG

Timberwolves leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Minnesota dominated 120-95, led by Anthony Edward’s 33 points. Karl-Anthony Towns also finished with 19 points:

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 33 PTS, 9 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 19 PTS, 7 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 14 PTS, 16 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Naz Reid (C): 12 PTS, 2 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Mike Conley (PG): 4 PTS, 3 RBS, 7 ASTS

The Timberwolves’ season stats reveal Edwards and Gobert as key contributors, crucial for tonight’s game:

  • Anthony Edwards (SG): 25.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Karl-Anthony Towns (PF): 21.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 3.0 APG
  • Rudy Gobert (C): 14.0 PPG, 12.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Naz Reid (C): 13.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Mike Conley (PG): 11.4 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 5.9 APG
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