Gameday Stats & Facts: Nov. 22 at Thunder

 


 


Posted Nov 22 2010, 12:10 p.m. CT


By Anthony LaPanta
FOXSportsNorth.com


The Wolves are trying to bounce back from a loss to the Lakers as they battle Oklahoma City tonight. Minnesota has won three of their last six, due in large part to the scoring of Michael Beasley. 


Super Scorer
Beasley on a roll

























First 7 Games


  


Last 6 Games


14.7 


PPG


31.3


41.6


FG%


53.4


4-10


3FGs


10-19


1-6


W-L


3-3


 


The Wolves will need Kevin Love to bounce back.  He had turned in four solid games in a row prior to being shut out by the Lakers on Friday.


Where is the Love?
Kevin struggles vs Lakers





















 


 vs LAL


 Previous 4 Gms


 Pts


 0


 24.3


 FGs


 0-7


 48.5%


 Rebs


 7


 17.8



The Wolves will have to try to find some defensive answers, which has been a problem lately.  They have allowed more than 110 points in each of their last four games.



The Need for D
Wolves struggle for stops


Last four games


Pts Allwd             111.8


Opp FG%              48.0


Opp 3FG%            44.8


W-L                       1-3



Defense has been a problem on the road all season.  The Wolves are among the worst in the NBA in road defense.



Runover on the Road
Wolves defense away from Target Center

























 PPG


112.3 


(30th in NBA)


Opp FG% 


48.0 


(24th) 


3FGs 


64 


(29th) 


 3FG%


41.6 


(29th) 


W-L 


1-7


(28th)


 


They may catch a break tonight as the Thunder may be without leading scorer Kevin Durant.  However, they have managed to win the first two games they have played without him by changing their style of play.



No Durant, No Problem
Thunder gets defenseive without leading scorer



 





















 


 With Durant


Without Durant 


PPG 


104.2 


85.2 


Opp PPG


105.4 


82.5


W-L 


7-4 


2-0 

 


How will his potential absence change the game tonight?  Can the Wolves find a way to take advantage and win on the road?  Find out tonight when Jim Petersen shares his knowledge on Qwest Wolves Live!!!