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SAN ANTONIO -8 Minnesota
Minnesota won by eight as a four-point dog last time out. But NBA is probably the No. 1 revenge sport. Big favorites in same season revenge of blowout loss are 836-694-41. But that includes 59.9 percent since 2013 at 257-172-11.
It makes perfect sense. In the NBA, motivation is a factor and it is very easy to overlook an inferior team in the drudge of a schedule. But not if they whupped you last time. Both teams without big man, Wolves no Karl-Anthony Towns and Spurs without LaMarcus Aldridge. Yeah, not happy San Antonio minus Rudy Gay and his 11 points per game. Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell is questionable, some reports say doubtful. He averages 19.9 points per game. Wolves won’t have enough firepower.