On Wednesday night, during the Timberwolves' game against the L.A. Clippers at Staples Center, Butler added another amusing moment to his collection. Jamal Crawford's 11 made it six Wolves in double figures. With the loss, Minnesota dropped to 14-11 overall and 6-7 on the road.
The individual battle between Jordan and Towns served as the headliner, considering they both notched double-doubles in Sunday's matchup. Austin Rivers drained seven three-pointers to lead the team with 30 points and five assists, Lou Williams added 23 points and 10 assists off the bench while DeAndre Jordan chipped in with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
The big man even scored three straight baskets for his team to cut the lead to three but couldn't overcome Towns and Co. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Clippers are 5.5-point home underdogs to cover the spread against the visiting Timberwolves, who opened as 4.5-point road favorites.
Los Angeles was fighting an uphill battle with Blake Griffin sidelined with a knee injury, Milos Teodosic out with a foot setback and Patrick Beverley out for the season because of knee surgery, and it showed in the final stretch. They're also just 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, are winless at the betting window at 0-4 in their last four games playing on two days of rest, and are a brutal 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. Jimmy Butler's quick NSFW response to Gibson's awful shot attempt, which was captured by ESPN's broadcast, can be viewed below in a video tweeted by Def Pen Hoops. "I mean, we got a starter back, so there are two of us now".