The play-in games are a unique new feature of the NBA and we don’t really have a playbook yet. The statistical models that work mid-season don’t apply, so you’re left with a gut call in most of these. And after watching this whole season, it’s hard to imagine that Minnesota isn’t the better team here. You can’t discount the return of Paul George, but he hasn’t done anything spectacular yet to show me this Clippers team is a tier better than they were three weeks ago. The Timberwolves on the other hand have solid depth and capable stars who are in a great position to make the leap to the next level this offseason. Towns specifically I think will be a difference maker in this game and have a breakout playoff performance in the next series.
The Pic: TWolves -3 @ -110