When: Tue., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. 2017
With back-to-back Rookie of the Year recipients on their roster in Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, the Minnesota Timberwolves were a sleeper pick by NBA pundits at the start of the regular season to crack the playoffs in a rugged Western Conference. Consistency during crunch time has been a recurring issue for the young Timberwolves, who currently find themselves outside of the post-season picture. After tipping off 2017 with an overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks at home, the Spurs continue to tweak their rotations while resting key players. San Antonio’s annual showdown between Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan has ceded to a dynamic matchup on the wing featuring Wiggins and Kawhi Leonard. Danny Green versus two-time Slam Dunk Contest champ Zach LaVine is a bonus.