Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: TV info, live streaming, injuries

Brooklyn Nets Spencer Dinwiddie. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets close out their 2-game season series with the Minnesota Timberwolves with a Black Friday matinee at Barclays Center. Here’s how to watch.

The Brooklyn Nets will try to salvage a split in their season series with the Minnesota Timberwolves when the teams meet at Barclays Center for a matinee on Black Friday with a noon Eastern tip.

The Nets lost the first meeting to the Timberwolves on Nov. 12 in Minneapolis, 120-113. Brooklyn (8-11) has won two in a row against Minnesota (7-11) at Barclays Center and both teams come into Friday afternoon off losses.

The Nets lost on the road to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, 119-113. The Timberwolves fell to the Denver Nuggets at home Wednesday night 103-101 for their second straight loss after winning their first three games following the trade of Jimmy Butler.

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Brooklyn struggled defensively against the Mavericks on Wednesday, dropping the back end of a back-to-back set despite a season-high 27 points from Allen Crabbe.

Ed Davis came off the bench for a season-high 17 points to go with nine rebounds and Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 19 points and seven assists.

The Timberwolves battled back from a double-digit deficit in the final nine minutes and got it to a one-point game with a 10-0 run, but Denver held them off down the stretch, icing it with a pair of Jamal Murray free throws with 6.8 seconds left.

Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 22 points and seven rebounds and Derrick Rose came off the bench to score 20 points. Gorgui Dieng had seven rebounds and three blocks and Saric finished with 12 points and seven boards. Jeff Teague dished eight assists.

Brooklyn is 24-32 against the Timberwolves since Minnesota came into the NBA in 1989 as an expansion team.

The Timberwolves have won four straight games against the Nets three separate times, most recently from March 29, 2009, to Jan. 1, 2011. The New Jersey Nets won three in a row in the series from Nov. 4, 2002, to Oct. 31, 2003.

Minnesota scored 132 points in a win at Minneapolis on March 5, 2016, and has the most lopsided decision in the series with a 111-81 win at Minnesota on Nov. 22, 2013.

The top offensive game in the series came from Anthony Morrow, who scored 42 points for New Jersey in a 108-105 win for the Nets at Newark on Feb. 3, 2012.

Al Jefferson had 40 points for the Timberwolves in a 98-95 win for Minnesota at home on Jan. 27, 2008.

Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets are 5-8 against Minnesota. Their highest scoring game by an individual came in the last meeting on Nov. 12, when D’Angelo Russell scored 31 points.

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Minnesota Timberwolves at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: noon Eastern
TV: YES Network
Live stream: NBA League Pass

The skinny

Season series: Minnesota leads 1-0
Records: Minnesota (7-11), Brooklyn (8-11)

Scoring: MIN 109.1 (17th), BKN 109.8 (16th)
Defense: MIN 113.4 (21st), BKN 110.7 (16th)

Off. Rating: MIN 106.2 (t-22nd), BKN 109.7 (10th)
Def. Rating: MIN 110.8 (24th), BKN 110.0 (22nd)
Pace: MIN 102.58 (10th), BKN 99.79 (24th)

Shooting: MIN 43.7% (27th), BKN 44.6% (t-20th)
3-point: MIN 36.8% (7th), BKN 35.4% (17th)

Opponent shooting: MIN 46.1% (t-16th), BKN 46.1% (t-16th)
Opponent 3-point: MIN 37.2% (t-26th), BKN 34.3% (13th)


Minnesota: OUT–Jerryd Bayless (sprained left knee).

Brooklyn: QUESTIONABLE–Ed Davis (left ankle sprain). OUT–Treveon Graham (left hamstring strain), Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot).

Last meeting

Nov. 12 at Minneapolis: The Nets began the game without starting center Jarrett Allen, out with an illness, and ended it without leading scorer Caris LeVert, who dislocated his right foot just before halftime.

Karl-Anthony Towns feasted without Allen available, scoring 25 points with 21 rebounds and two blocked shots to lead the Timberwolves to a 120-113 victory.

Jeff Teague added 24 points, 11 assists and three steals and Derrick Rose — starting in place of All-Star Jimmy Butler, who was traded earlier in the day — added 23 points.

D’Angelo Russell led Brooklyn with a season-high 31 points, including a career-high nine 3-pointers, to go with six assists. Ed Davis had 14 rebounds off the bench and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who started for Allen, had 14 points and three steals.

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What’s next?

Minnesota: vs. Chicago, Saturday; at Cleveland, Monday; vs. San Antonio, Wednesday

Brooklyn: vs. Philadelphia, Sunday; vs. Utah. Wednesday; vs. Memphis, Nov. 30