Atlanta Hawks at Minnesota Timberwolves Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/25/2014
Wednesday, March 26, 8:00 PM on FSSO, FSN
Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Atlanta Hawks were able to top the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-113 despite a fantastic game from Kevin Love when these two last met. Minnesota took a 6 point lead into the half, but the Hawks used good three-point shooting from Kyle Korver to outscore the Wolves 38-21 in the third. Minnesota couldn't get back into the game after that despite scoring 38 points in the final quarter.
Korver scored 24 points in the game for the Hawks, including three three-pointers in that pivotal third quarter. Paul Millsap fouled out of the game, but not before he scored 20 points and added 13 rebounds for the eventual winners. DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague both scored 19 points in the game.
No one will blame Love for the loss. The Hawks simply couldn't stop him all game, as he scored 43 points in the contest, including making 17 of the 18 free throws he attempted. He was also great on the glass, pulling down 19 rebounds. Minnesota definitely missed starting center Nikola Pekovic in this one. The Hawks used a smaller lineup pretty much all game, so Pekovic, who was out of the game with a bruised knee, could have been used to take advantage.
Timberwolves point guard J.J. Barea was ejected from the game with just under seven minutes remaining. After receiving a technical foul, he continued to argue with the ref, who then threw him out of the game.
Atlanta is 13-22-1 ATS on the road this season
Atlanta is 22-14-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Minnesota is 14-19-0 ATS at home this season
Minnesota is 14-18-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/31/13 G John Jenkins Back out for season
12/27/13 C Al Horford Shoulder out for season
03/23/14 F Kyle Korver Back questionable
02/21/14 F Gustavo Ayon Shoulder out for season
03/24/14 C Nikola Pekovic Ankle questionable
03/11/14 G A.J. Price Appendix out indefinitely
02/20/14 C Ronny Turiaf Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Minnesota
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