Anthony Edwards
The T-Wolves will lean on Edwards and Russell anew when they host the Kings on Monday, Jan. 30. Steph Chambers/Getty Images


  • The Kings will try to even the score with the Timberwolves when they clash again on Monday
  • Sacramento needs to improve their defensive effort to avoid another loss to the Timberwolves
  • Several key figures could miss action for the Timberwolves in the game against the Kings

The Minnesota Timberwolves are on a roll and will try to book their fourth-straight win against a visiting Sacramento Kings quintet at the Target Center on Monday, January 30.

The Timberwolves hold the regular0season series edge, winning over the Kings in their previous meeting with a 117-110 decision.

In that matchup, the T-Wolves were led by Anthony Edwards, who scored 34 points while also hauling down 10 rebounds,

D'Angelo Russell chipped in 25 points of his own to go along with six assists.

"D'Lo (Russell) is staying ready. His catch-and-shoot is really on point. That's big for him, and for us. And, obviously, he exits and Ant is out there by himself and kind of turns it up a notch," T-Wolves coach Chris Finch stated.

Minnesota is scoring 115.2 points per contest, 11th in the league as of this writing, They also own an offensive rating of 113.1.

Defensively, the Timberwolves are only allowing opponents 115 points per game, which is good for 19th in the league.

The Kings, on the other hand, are looking for redemption after dropping their last assignment to the T-Wolves.

De'Aaron Fox manned the offense for the Kings in that match-up with 29 points and six assists.

Domantas Sabonis lent a helping hand with 23 markers to go with 10 boards and five dimes.

"We can't let teams just run their stuff, get their spots and shoot the ball right over us," Fox said. "You don't want to pick up fouls, but you want to try to be physical as much as possible without picking up silly fouls."

The Kings are leading the league in most team points scored with an average of 119.5 markers per match.

Meanwhile, Sacramento's defensive rating stands at 114.7, limiting their opposition to 116.6 points per match.

The Timberwolves are slightly pegged to walk away with the victory on Monday, being a -1 spread favorite over the +1-graded Kings.

Moreover, the moneyline for this clash is -125 for Minnesota and +105 for Sacramento.

The game can be seen on the NBA League Pass and through fuboTV at 8:00 PM ET.

De'Aaron Fox
The Kings try to pull on over the T-Wolves on Monday, Jan. 30. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images