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Feb 4, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (left) and Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (right) celebrate near center court during the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Preview: Heat Take on the Timberwolves

Team Standings

The Miami Heat are looking to extend their ten game winning streak tonight when they travel to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves. The Miami heat are 21-30 on the year. However, they recently have hit a sweet spot and have been able to bring out the wins. Which all started when they beat the Houston Rockets on January 18th. The momentum really picked up when they defeated the top of the Western Conference the Golden State Warriors 105-102. Heat center Hassan Whiteside spoke about his team trying to keep the winning streak alive against the Timberwolves.

On the other hand, the Timberwolves are coming off of a three-game losing streak. They were bested by the Cavaliers, Pistons, and most recently the Grizzlies. They are at the bottom of the Western Conference standing with a 19-32 record.

New Additions

The Miami Heat signed rookie forward to a 10-day contract. This was after Miami asked the NBA to have 16 players due to injuries. Since signing with the Heat they have gone on to have their ten game winning streak. Seeming to be their good luck charm the Heat heat have now signed Okaro White to a two-year contract. However, to do so they had to waive forward Derrick Williams.

Who to Watch

The Minnesota Timberwolves need Karl-Anthony Towns to have a big game. He leads the team in points scored, rebounds, and blocks this season. Andrew Wiggins for the Timberwolves is looking to convert more shots in tonight’s game. He went 9-22 in his field goal attempts against the Grizzlies.

Feb 3, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives past Detroit Pistons center Aron Baynes (12) during the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 3, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives past Detroit Pistons center Aron Baynes (12) during the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

For the Miami Heat, Hassan Whiteside is coming off of a huge game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Where he went 14-of-17 on his free throws and scored a total of 30 points in the game. Dion Waiters also had a good game hitting 5-of-6 3 pointers and scoring a total of 21 points.

The game is set to tip-off at 8 p.m.

 

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