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Edwards leads Minnesota against Chicago after 49-point game

April 9, 2022 GMT

Chicago Bulls (45-36, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (46-35, seventh in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota faces the Chicago Bulls after Anthony Edwards scored 49 points in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 127-121 win against the San Antonio Spurs.

The Timberwolves have gone 26-14 in home games. Minnesota has the league’s top offense averaging 115.9 points while shooting 45.7% from the field.

The Bulls have gone 18-22 away from home. Chicago is third in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.8% from downtown. Patrick Williams leads the Bulls shooting 48% from 3-point range.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Bulls won 134-122 in the last matchup on Feb. 12.

TOP PERFORMERS: Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 24.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the Timberwolves. Edwards is averaging 3.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

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DeMar DeRozan is averaging 27.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.3 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 5-5, averaging 120.8 points, 41.7 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.9 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.3 points per game.

Bulls: 3-7, averaging 107.7 points, 38.8 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 6.8 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.3 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: D’Angelo Russell: day to day (bilateral hamstring soreness).

Bulls: Zach LaVine: day to day (knee), Alex Caruso: out (back), Matt Thomas: out (leg), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.