Timberwolves vs Lakers
After what seemed like forever the time has finally come: playoff basketball. Well, rather Play-In basketball. This last week or so of basketball has been borderline unwatchable with teams resting starters and some teams even not-so-subtly intentionally losing.
On the last night of the regular season, we got our annual “Who?” performances of the year. Payton Pritchard (Oregon Legend) put up his first career triple-double
And Udonis Haslem was out there playing like it was Senior Night
But the craziest thing to happen on Sunday was the punch heard ‘round the league
On the bright side this seemed to close the loop that Rudy started about 3 years ago
Rudy Gobert has been suspended by the Timberwolves and will NOT be playing in the most important game of the Timberwolves’ season so far. We all know that the Gobert trade will go down as an all-time terrible trade but this is just the cherry on top.
Even funnier is Jalen Mcdaniels will also not be playing against the Lakers tonight due to *checks notes* throwing a punch!
Mcdaniels fractured his hand and is going to miss significant time, but from the looks of everything he might only miss two games.
The Lakers have been pretty awesome lately and I don't see them struggling too much against the T-wolves unless KAT and Ant have career games. This is just a case of one team trending up and the other trending down. Tonight’s line is currently set at 8.5 points which is a lot of points so I’m pretty torn on how to bet tonight. I honestly just want to bet on Anthony Edwards tonight because of how he performed in last year's play-in. If I had to lean a certain way on the spread I would say Lakers -8.5 but that isn’t what I’m gonna officially put as my pick.
The Pick: Anthony Edwards O 38.5 Points+Rebounds+Assists