(AP) -- It took a double-digit rally in their last game for the Minnesota Timberwolves to register back-to-back wins for the first time in a month.
That victory came against the team with the worst defense in the NBA, and when Minnesota travels to take on the San Antonio Spurs and their lockdown defensive unit Friday night, it will likely need a much better performance for 48 minutes if it wants to match a season-best winning streak.
The Timberwolves (11-11) trailed Philadelphia by 19 points Wednesday before rallying to a 106-99 win. The comeback came against a 76ers team that ranks last in the league with 109.3 points allowed per game. The Spurs, on the other hand, are fourth with an average of 92.8 points allowed.