The Detroit Pistons had their way with Minnesota’s struggling defense, hitting 14 of 29 3-pointers in a 117-90 victory as the Wolves lost for the seventh time in the last eight games. Fans booed early in the fourth quarter as the Pistons finished off a 31-10 run that sent most toward the exits.
The Timberwolves, mired in a 12-year playoff drought, haven’t won at home since Nov. 17.
A “very concerned” Thibodeau said “everything is on the table” as he looks to fix things, including lineup changes for the 6-17 Wolves, who next face the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.
“I’m going to keep coming. I don’t go away,” Thibodeau vowed. “I’m going to look at everything, re-examine. Something’s being missed. It’s got to change. Something is not right. We have to find the answer to that.”
Source: Associated Press
Giannis Antetokounmpo to Miss Game With Knee Soreness
The Milwaukee Bucks have listed All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as out for Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee soreness.
Antetokounmpo will be missing his third game this season with the same ailment, having sat out a Nov. 22 contest at Phoenix and a Dec. 23 matchup in Charlotte.
Hornets Make Kemba Walker Available via Trade
Overloaded with bad contracts and untradeable assets, the Charlotte Hornets have made All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, league sources told ESPN.
Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in which another team would take on one of the Hornets’ several less desirable contracts, sources said.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.