Towns is still out due to the Covid-19 protocol and tonight’s confrontation could have been the tenth game in which the Dominicans would face each other in the NBA
Dominican centers Al Horford Y Karl Towns would have had their tenth head-to-head in the best league in the world, but the Minnesota Timberwolves continues to be removed by the Covid-19 protocol.
Minnesota and the Oklahoma City Thunder They will have a two-game miniseries Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6, but the Timberwolves have already announced that Towns will not be available for Friday and is not expected to make a miraculous return the next day, although no official announcement has been made.
Horford had so far always been in the Eastern Conference with the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and Phildelphia 76ers, and he has gotten the better of it against the Towns team.
Alfred Joel has achieved 7 consecutive wins against the Minnesota Timberwolves, six with the Celtics and one with the 76ers, but could never beat Towns when he was with the Hawks.
In terms of statistics, they have been even with a slight advantage for Towns who has averaged 18.7 points per game, 12.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 plugs in 34.5 minutes action per game, while Horford in 32 minutes per game has averaged 15 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.1 caps.
The fact that the native of Puerto Plata is now in the West could lead to these two teams meeting on more than two occasions, when the NBA publishes the second half of the calendar, although there is also the possibility that Al Horford is switched to another franchise, as has been rumored since the start of the season, and can play the Timberwolves in a new jersey.
Oklahoma City Thunder Y Minnesota Timberwolves they are fourth and fifth respectively in the Northwest Division, out of the Playoffs classification moment.