Timberwolves coach Chris Finch after practice Tuesday: ‘Feels like we have our mojo back’

Wolves coach Chris Finch speaks after practice Tues. Jan. 16

The Timberwolves have been the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference since Nov. 18. However, coach Chris Finch felt like his team wasn’t playing to to its full potential a few weeks ago. That stance has now changed.

Finch after practice Tuesday: “Feels like we have our mojo back.”

The Wolves beat a tough Clippers team in their last game on Sunday. They are now 16-2 at home, and remain the No. 1 defensive team in the NBA.

***Click the video box above to watch Finch’s session with reporters Tues. Jan. 16***

The Wolves begin a stretch of 3 games in 4 days when they play at Detroit on Wednesday. Below is a game preview, courtesy of the Associated Press:

Minnesota Timberwolves (28-11, first in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-36, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Wednesday, 6 p.m.

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit takes on Minnesota looking to break its three-game home losing streak.

The Pistons have gone 2-17 in home games. Detroit allows 122.6 points to opponents and has been outscored by 10.8 points per game.

The Timberwolves are 12-9 on the road. Minnesota ranks second in the NBA with 34.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Rudy Gobert averaging 8.8.

The Pistons average 111.8 points per game, 4.5 more points than the 107.3 the Timberwolves allow. The Pistons average 113.1 points per game, 9.5 fewer points than the 122.6 the Pistons allow.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ausar Thompson is averaging 8.2 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Pistons. Alec Burks is averaging 19.1 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 21.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards is averaging 28.2 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 119.2 points, 44.1 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 5.9 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 127.9 points per game.

Timberwolves: 6-4, averaging 112.6 points, 42.9 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 8.2 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.2 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic: day to day (calf), Cade Cunningham: out (knee), Monte Morris: out (quad).

Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards: questionable (knee), Jaylen Clark: out (achilles).