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Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The Phoenix Suns visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday to begin their first-round series in the 2024 NBA Playoffs.

It's a clash of styles as the Timberwolves have the NBA's best defense while the Suns have one of the NBA's most efficient offenses with plenty of big-name talent.

The T-Wolves battled for the top seed in the West all season but had to settle for third, whereas Phoenix narrowly escaped the Play-In Tournament near the end of the regular season.

How to watch Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1, TV channel and streaming

Game 1 of the series between the Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves will be broadcast on ESPN, which can be viewed through cable TV packages or on streaming apps such as YouTubeTV, FuboTV and SlingTV.

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 start time, date and venue

Game 1 of the Suns vs. Timberwolves series is scheduled to tip off at 3:30 PM ET/2:30 PM CT/12:30 PM PT on Saturday, April 20 with the game taking place at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 injury report

Phoenix Suns: Eric Gordon - migraine, questionable; Damion Lee - knee, out

Minnesota Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark - Achilles, out

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 predicted lineups

Phoenix Suns: Devon Booker, Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen, Kevin Durant, Jusuf Nurkic

Minnesota Timberwolves: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game 1 stats

  • The Phoenix Suns swept the season series against the Minnesota Timberwolves 3-0, including two wins in April, one of which was both teams' final game of the regular season.
  • Minnesota is ranked first in defensive rating and defensive field goal percentage.
  • Phoenix is in the top five in three-point percentage (38.2 percent), overall field goal percentage (49.3) and free throws per field goal attempt (.219).
  • The Suns play at the 15th-fastest pace with 98.3 possessions per game; the T-Wolves utilize the seventh-slowest pace with 97.1 possessions per game.
  • The T-Wolves are third in net rating at +6.6 points per 100 possessions while the Suns are 10th with +3.0 points per 100 possessions.
  • Minnesota forces the seventh-most turnovers per game with 14.2 while the Suns force the sixth-fewest turnovers with 12.7 per game.
  • The Suns are 7-3 straight up and 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games; Minnesota is 6-4 straight up and 3-7 ATS in that span.

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