After a hot start to the season, the Timberwolves have spent their last eight games flip-flopping between wins and losses, with Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies continuing the worrying trend for a team looking to be well above.500 for the season. Jimmy Butler's quick NSFW response to Gibson's bad shot attempt, which was captured by ESPN's broadcast, can be viewed below in a video tweeted by Def Pen Hoops. 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.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have lost 12 of their last 15 games and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after falling to the Timberwolves in a 112-106 loss on Sunday. The team has been playing with only one of their opening night starters in DeAndre Jordan. The Timberwolves are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games in Los Angeles while the road team is 25-8-1 at the betting window in the last 34 meetings between these two teams. All in all, though, the 22-year-old looks like he's hitting his stride with the new-look Timberwolves.
The Clippers are in a major slump right now as they deal with injuries and the eventual trade of Jordan, but they were right there with the Timberwolves on Sunday before Butler took over in the fourth quarter.