Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves (38-30) will take on Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat (45-23) in part of the Saturday NBA slate.
Still, atop the Eastern Conference standings is the Miami Heat, who are coming off a 117-105 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat has won eight of their last 10 games with their only losses coming against both participants in the 2021 NBA Finals.
Recently, the Timberwolves held the longest active winning streak in the Western Conference (six games) but experienced a letdown loss to the Orlando Magic on Friday.
Both teams are playing to build momentum as the NBA playoffs continue to approach and the standings become all the more important.
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The big man matchup of Karl-Anthony Towns and Bam Adebayo will be a particularly intriguing one to watch. Both players have been putting up big games as of late.
As long as Anthony Edwards and Jimmy Butler both are in the lineup, they will be key names to watch, too.
Particularly, for the Timberwolves, managing to take down the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference would be a big way to respond after losing to the Magic.
How to Watch Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat
Here’s everything to know about how to tune in to watch Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat:
Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, Florida
TV Channel: Bally Sports North (Timberwolves) and Bally Sports Florida (Heat)
Injury Report for Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat
Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Report: Patrick Beverley – out (ear injury), Anthony Edwards – probable (left patella tendinopathy), Jordan McLaughlin – questionable (groin tightness), Jared Vanderbilt – out (quad contusion)
Miami Heat Injury Report: PJ Tucker – active (rest), Jimmy Butler – out (big toe injury), Caleb Martin – out (hyperextended knee), Markieff Morris – active (return to competition reconditioning), Victor Oladipo – out (knee injury recovery)
Projected Starting Lineups for Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat
Minnesota Timberwolves Projected Starting Lineup: G D’Angelo Russell, G Malik Beasley, F Anthony Edwards, F Jaden McDaniels, C Karl-Anthony Towns
Miami Heat Projected Starting Lineup: G Kyle Lowry, G Gabe Vincent, F Duncan Robinson, F PJ Tucker, C Bam Adebayo
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