NBA Preview and Predictions

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Heat vs. Timberwolves

Miami makes a trip to the land of 10,000 lakes hoping to improve on their 2-2 record. The Timberwolves look to show that they are a playoff contender early on.

Miami has a mediocre 2-2 record thus far. however, they are getting production from a relatively unexpected source in Hassan Whiteside. Whiteside’s defense was what put him on the radar for Miami last season, but he has come out averaging almost 16 points in addition to 11 rebounds. On top of that he is blocking 3.5 shots per game. Chris Bosh is still looking to get his legs back under him to return to the form he is capable of. The Heat will look to continue get the well-rounded production from Goran Dragic, Gerald Green, and Luol Deng, all of whom are averaging over 10 points per game. If they can put together a team effort, they can dominate tonight.

Minnesota is looking to prove they can contend in the tough Western Conference. Karl Anthony-Towns is producing so far to a point that he can be considered a Rookie of the Year candidate. He is averaging 17.3 points and 10.3 rebounds thus far. They are also getting a pleasantly surprising amount of scoring from Kevin Martin, at 20.3 points per game. The one guy that has been slow to the show thus far so to speak is Andrew Wiggins. If the Timberwolves can get his numbers up to the level he is capable of, this team will make a run for the post-season. What better time to start than tonight.

My Prediction: This game will be a fun one. Both of these teams will get solid production out of their point and shooting guards. The game will come down to who wins the battle between Whiteside and Towns. Call me crazy, but Towns will win this battle.

Minnesota 98- Miami 94

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Thunder vs. Bulls

Oklahoma City looks to bounce back after blowing a lead to the Raptors in Toronto. Chicago tries to bounce back from an embarrassing loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

The Thunder look to shrug off a collapse against the Raptors. What better way than against a struggling Bulls team. Durant and Westbrook are still averaging a combine 60 points. Westbrook also dropped 16 dimes against Toronto, which shows that he can be a passing point which has commonly been a concern with his game. With Rose still recovering from his injury or just being rusty, Westbrook has an opportunity to tear apart the Bulls from the point position.

Gone are the Thibodeau defensive days, as the Hornets proved in their 25 point victory. The Bulls are going to have a bigger struggle tonight against the arguably the best combination in basketball currently. It is hard to imagine a situation where the Bulls are able to stop one of those two, or even both. Realistically, they may be able to limit Durant, but stopping Westbrook will be a concern. They gave up a combined 63 points to the guards for Charlotte.

My Prediction: The Thunder come into tonight after two straight losses, and look to prove that they are not sinking. The play smash mouth, high-paced ball against the Bulls and get the win.

Oklahoma City 118- Chicago 101

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