Report: Jeff Teague good for Game 5 after dislocating finger
The Minnesota Timberwolves need to be at full strength in Game 5 if they want any chance to upset the Houston Rockets, and good news for them it looks like they will be with their starting point guard.
Timberwolves G Tyus Jones (Right Knee Soreness-Questionable) is on injury report. Teague (dislocated finger) is not on the injury report. #Rockets
— Adam Wexler (@KPRC2AdamW) April 24, 2018
Jeff Teague, who dislocated his finger in Game 4 is not even on the injury report, so that is a good sign that he must be feeling a lot better one day after the injury.
He dislocated his finger early in the game and the camera caught him holding his finger a few times. It also really seemed to have an effect on his gameplay. He played 28 minutes in the game finishing with only two points, five assists, and one rebound. He shot 1-7 from the field and 0-3 from deep.
One of the big reasons the Timberwolves had been keeping with the Rockets early in the season was because of how well Teague had been playing. His playoff experience was showing up in a big way and he seemed to be making every big shot he took.
If the Wolves want a chance in Game 5 they need Teague back to the way he played in Games 1-3 instead of the way he played in Game 4.
On the season Teague is averaging 14.2 points, seven assists, and three rebounds. He is shooting 44.6 percent from the field, and 36.8 percent from deep.
The Wolves and Rockets next game will tip off at 9:30 PM ET on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center. If a Game 6 was forced that would be on Friday back at the Target Center.