Wolves Hope Fans Provide a Boost in Game Three

April 20, 2018 04:37 PM

The long wait is almost over for Timberwolves fans. On Saturday night, the fourteen year drought between playoff games at Target Center will come to an end.

"The fans are great. They've waited a long time for playoff basketball. I know they'll be ready to go tomorrow night," Wolves Head Coach Tom Thibodeau said on Friday after practice.

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"We can't wait to play in front of our fans, it's going to be so loud in Target Center," Wolves forward Andrew Wiggins said.

After practice on Friday afternoon, Wolves players kept stressing the pace of play needs to change in game three of their playoff series against Houston and that they need to ride the players that got them into the playoffs.

"We need to set up (Karl-Anthony) Towns more and put him in a position to succeed. He's such a big part of our offense, if we can get him going early we should be able to stay close enough to win," Wiggins adds.

The Wolves held Rockets guard James Harden to 12 points on Wednesday night after Harden put up 44 points in game one. Wolves guard Jeff Teague stressed the defensive plan needs to continue to get better.

"We know (James) Harden is going to get his points, we need to make it more difficult for him and the rest of the team in taking tougher shots," says Teague.

***To watch extended interviews from the Wolves on Friday CLICK PLAY.***

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Jeff Brioschi

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