How Will Timberwolves Betting Lines Be Impacted With Jimmy Butler Out?


Tom Thibodeau, the Wolves president of basketball operations and coach, is scheduled to address the media before his team's game against Chicago on Saturday night at Target Center.

Minnesota's Jimmy Butler has a meniscus injury in his right knee the Timberwolves said Saturday, a day after the All-Star guard was carried off the floor in the third quarter of a loss to the Houston Rockets.

Chris Paul chipped in 14 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists, while Trevor Ariza scored 11 in his return to the Rockets lineup after missing nine games with a strained left hamstring.

In terms of a nightly basis, Butler is worth about two-to-three points on the betting line.

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The Rockets will look to run their win streak to 12 games when they visit the Denver Nuggets Sunday night.

The Rockets have won 11 straight at home against the Timberwolves and will go for a four-game season series sweep in Minnesota on March 18.

Washington returned from the All-Star break with a rousing 110-103 win at Cleveland on Thursday, but could not keep the momentum going despite All-Star Bradley Beal scoring 33 points. George Hill also scored 18 points, while Larry Nance Jr. finished with 15 and Jordan Clarkson had 14 as the newcomers had good nights in the Cavaliers' fifth win in the last six games.

Pelicans 124, Heat 123: Anthony Davis had 45 points, 17 rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals as host New Orleans beat Miami in overtime for its fourth consecutive victory.