The Phoenix Suns (9-3) play against the Minnesota Timberwolves (8-8) at Target Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday November 15, 2021

Phoenix Suns 0, Minnesota Timberwolves 0 (Start of 1st Qtr )

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Looks like pregame that some Suns players spotted that the baskets were not properly aligned. They are fixing that now in a slight delay. – 8:13 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
It’s go time. ⏰ pic.twitter.com/gfLCw9GvzE8:13 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Marc Lore sitting courtside with the legend, Larry Fitzgerald Jr., a minority owner with the Suns. Not to be confused with the legend @FitzBeatSr, who is sitting just to my left. – 8:10 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Veteran Al Horford is definitely giving #Cavs rookie Evan Mobley some issues. There will be nights like that. There will be matchups like that. Similar to Suns game earlier this season with Deandre Ayton. But even with his shot not falling, Mobley has 4 asts, 5 rebs and a block – 8:00 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Guess who’s back 😈 pic.twitter.com/UPGRcxZX8p8:00 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Your starters for this Grizz game vs. Rockets: HOU: Jae’Sean Tate, Christian Wood, Daniel Theis, Jalen Green, Kevin Porter. MEM: Brooks, Adams, JJJ, Ja, Desmond Bane. – 7:59 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
He’s back.
Deandre Ayton.
#Suns at T-Wolves in less than 7 minutes. pic.twitter.com/FsljkjbBTe7:57 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Wendell Carter Jr. in the first 6 MIN:
10 PTS
4-4 FG
2-2 3FG
🔥 pic.twitter.com/BhtdlPuH0E7:49 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Behind enemy lines 😂 pic.twitter.com/WbyIDVQuAv7:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Two stats I look when it comes to All-Star big Karl-Anthony Towns.
1. 3FGA. Avg. 6.9 attempts from 3. T-Wolves are 8th in #NBA in 3FGAs.
2. Offensive rebounds. Avg. 3.3 a game, but is averaging a career-low 9.3 boards total.
Best version of KAT? Inside or Outside? #Suns #NBA75 – 7:42 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Suns say Deandre Ayton returns to the starting lineup tonight in Minnesota after missing the last five games with a lower right leg contusion. – 7:35 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Suns say Deandre Ayton returns to the starting lineup tonight in Minnesota after missing the past five games with a lower right leg contusion.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com7:34 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Injury Report:
Naz Reid (Right Foot Soreness) is OUT. pic.twitter.com/VefFBEgZES7:31 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
THE 5⃣!
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/MGpeZCFB1h7:30 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Naz Reid is out tonight. He was looking very ginger on his right foot in pregame warmups. – 7:29 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Warmin’ up the shot.
📺 @BALLYSPORTSAZ pic.twitter.com/zkMpGlM8K57:26 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Remember this guy?
Patrick Beverley. WCF.
Clippers. Chris Paul.
Push. Apology.
#Suns T-Wolves tonight in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/czKoJwDopo7:20 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker pregame. #Suns pic.twitter.com/LjdnaZpFkq7:11 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Game night in Minneapolis. A little chilly here. #Suns T-Wolves. pic.twitter.com/m0snYf3bKH7:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
We in here. #Suns T-Wolves pic.twitter.com/Wwb27ylCHc7:04 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Public Enemy No. 1 for #Suns tonight: Karl-Anthony Towns. pic.twitter.com/d6e5XIKYJc7:02 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Naz Reid is out here for his pre-game workout. pic.twitter.com/XK15soENEg7:01 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
This was before getting the official word on Deandre Ayton playing tonight, but I asked T-Wolves coach Chris Finch about adjustments to facing Ayton tonight and defending pick-and-roll with Chris Paul. #Suns pic.twitter.com/TdC5LmTDhs7:01 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Timberwolves fined $250,000 for preseason team workout at Alex Rodriguez’s house nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/15/tim…7:00 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/7UPX3atfGR6:55 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks over/unders for Wolves-Suns
Chris Paul over 15.5 pts + over 9.5 asts
– Playing Pat Bev 1st time since he decked him
KAT over 2.5 FT makes
– It’s his birthday, give him a call! (And that is low)
Booker over 2.5 FT makes
– Wolves last in NBA in foul rate pic.twitter.com/CZQszesdva6:52 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
NEWS: @Minnesota Timberwolves Transfer Nathan Knight from the G League Affiliate @iawolves
Full Release: nba.com/timberwolves/t…6:51 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Chillin’ up north 🥶
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/f7sjCOTohd6:41 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Deandre Ayton (leg) IN. #Suns6:30 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton returns tonight, per Monty Williams – 6:29 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton is in tonight for the Suns vs. the Timberwolves, per Monty Williams. – 6:29 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
So the Wolves ended up holding Nathan Knight in Minnesota after all. Could indicate even more how sore that foot is for Naz – 6:28 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Naz Reid hurt his right foot in the last game. He woke up Sunday morning very stiff, and sounds very questionable to play.
Nathan Knight ended up not being sent to Iowa and is in the building tonight. Chris Finch said Jarred Vanderbilt is also an option at the 5. – 6:23 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We’ve just got to be more aggressive.” T-Wolves coach Chria Finch going into tonight’s game against #Suns pic.twitter.com/mrNZ6FogLo6:21 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Pretty wild +/- numbers on the Suns’ 8-game winning streak:
– Chris Paul is +128 in 262 minutes
– The four starters not at center are all at least +100.
– Highest +/- for a reserve that’s not a center is Abdel Nader’s +2 – 6:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Since I’m just getting to arena after my flight arrived late and the Uber driver forged through traffic, you probably have already seen this.
BUT for those who haven’t seen #Suns injury report for tonight..
Deandre Ayton (leg) QUESTIONABLE. Abdel Nader (knee soreness) PROBABLE – 6:13 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
8 things fueling the Suns’ 8-game win streak – https://t.co/LGmUdhCBca via @PHNX_Suns pic.twitter.com/jPqRshJvzv6:02 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
birthday fit 📸 pic.twitter.com/6uVOsnbxs85:16 PM

Dwyane Wade @DwyaneWade
Just dropped 🚨 The first original #NFT- my last game in Miami- accompanying my new book, DWYANE 📕 (hitting shelves tomorrow)! With another new NFT dropped every day this week. Shoutout @flow_blockchain! Check them out & start your collection here https://t.co/t0sRqdBgic pic.twitter.com/tFYLfGt6Jd5:02 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Poeltl (return to competition reconditioning) will remain out for Tuesday at Clippers, per injury report. The Spurs close this three-game trip at Minnesota on Thursday. – 5:02 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Tonight’s debut @kzprovisioning media meal:
Tamari and Anise Braised Beef
Grilled Broccolini
Brown Rice
Ponzu
Chilled Udon Noodle Salad
A Selection of Dressed Grains and Greens
@BellecourBakery Goods and Crepe Cakes – 4:53 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
This week’s jersey lineup, starting with tonight!
@PayPal | #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/uI1wYyMTnA4:47 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Timberwolves fined $250,000 for hosting a week-long team meetup at Alex Rodriguez’s Miami house.
➡️ https://t.co/FsEKtcN1zl pic.twitter.com/U5yJcbIv1Q4:42 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Chris Paul is 1st in assists per game this season.
He is 51st in turnovers per game.
Let’s not even mention what he did to rookie Usman Garuba last night. Point God. pic.twitter.com/0mc5PCsc434:28 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Deandre Ayton has missed the last 5 games for Phoenix, but could return tonight against the Timberwolves.
Monty Williams said on Sunday that Ayton just needs to get his conditioning up to be able to play.
Javale McGee + Frank Kaminsky have been taking the center minutes lately – 4:27 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Latest #Suns Pulse:
azcentral.com/story/sports/n…4:23 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
T-Wolves fined $250K. Face #Suns tonight. pic.twitter.com/LdQuedGGqk4:21 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
NBA fines Timberwolves $250K for organizing offseason practice outside of team market
sportando.basketball/en/nba-fines-t…4:10 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per NBA: Timberwolves fined $250,000 for violating league rules that prohibit teams from arranging or paying for offseason practice or group workout sessions outside team’s home market. Violations occurred in connection with Timberwolves’ player activities in Miami in early Sept. – 4:07 PM

Jason Calmes @BourbonStShots
Been fooling with R a bit recently. This one could use much better y-axis labelling (and per poss data), but it’s the the age-to-age ratios of player scoring/min since 2000. For a ratio to be included, both seasons for a player must > 400 minutes. Enjoy!
– MP pic.twitter.com/bgQiBKWDAi4:04 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
I imagine the $250K fine given to the Timberwolves for off-season workout in Miami could be handed out to other teams as well, but maybe they’re more … creative … in how they handle them. Similar to the Joe Smith saga years ago. Just a guess. – 3:57 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
NBA news release on $250,000 fine for Timberwolves. pic.twitter.com/nbSqtM9Sbg3:56 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
The Minnesota Timberwolves fined $250,000 by the NBA (for a reason I’ve never heard of) pic.twitter.com/IOnK8GYyAv3:55 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Timberwolves were just fined $250,000 for violating the league’s offseason practice rules with sessions at new minority owner Alex Rodriguez’s house in Miami in September.
More NBA from me: https://t.co/A6ycVmnrjq pic.twitter.com/2CfLyfh7YU3:53 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
NBA says MIN has been fined $250,000 for arranging or paying for group or team offseason workouts outside of team market. That’s a big check for A-Rod. pic.twitter.com/Lbs1qIDeAK3:53 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The NBA announces the Timberwolves have been hit with a $250,000 fine for arranging/paying for offseason workouts outside of the team’s home market for workouts in Miami in September. pic.twitter.com/CDvXK8YpZD3:51 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The NBA has fined the Minnesota Timberwolves $250,000 for violating league rules. pic.twitter.com/9fmpy8wLcB3:51 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
NBA has fined Timberwolves $250K for organizing offseason practice outside of team market. Minnesota had team activities in Miami in early September. – 3:51 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Minnesota Timberwolves organization has been fined $250,000 for violating league rules that prohibit teams from arranging or paying for offseason practice or group workout sessions for their players outside a team’s home market. – 3:51 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Nets’ Kevin Durant have been named Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively.
Lakers’ Anthony Davis was a nominee in the West along with Luka Doncic (Mavs), Paul George (Clippers), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) and Chris Paul (Suns). – 3:42 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul (16.8 PPG, 7.0 APG, 3.5 RPG, 4-0 record) was a nominee for Western Conference Player of the Week. Stephen Curry (34.8 PPG, 7.8 APG, 5.5 RPG, 3-1 record) won it – 3:39 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Chris Paul was nominated for Western Conference Player of the Week. Stephen Curry won it. – 3:38 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
In honor of his 26th birthday, @Karl-Anthony Towns is one double-double away from 300, having played 420 career games. He trails only Kevin Garnett for most double-doubles in franchise history, who took 563
games to reach the 300th of his career. pic.twitter.com/vKYgeCTFhN3:09 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
From 2015 to 2019, the Suns were the NBA’s worst team (with a 113-280 record). Their 10-year playoff drought was the 5th-longest in NBA history.
Now, after their turnaround, rival teams are trying to follow Phoenix’s blueprint and duplicate their success: basketballnews.com/stories/rival-…2:05 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Join us for Native American Heritage Night supported by @apsFYI this Friday, Nov. 19th for a night celebrating the arts and culture of our Native tribes that is woven throughout every region of our state!
🎟️ https://t.co/1CfLHki250 pic.twitter.com/K80Fip76vt2:02 PM

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