Star of the Game
After losing in the final seconds against Dallas on Monday, Minnesota redoubled their efforts to pull off a massive victory. This win puts the Timberwolves half a game behind Denver for the sixth seed, 2.5 games behind Dallas for fifth, and 2.5 games behind Utah for fourth. Excitement has never been this high for Wolves fans with eight games left in the season. Karl-Anthony Towns lead the way tonight with 20 points, nine rebounds, an assist and a steal. Towns finally moved into the top-10 ranking for MVP candidates, but it remains a long shot for him.
In the second quarter, while driving to the hoop, Malik Beasley suffered an ankle injury. He stayed in the game to take two free throws, but limped off the court and went to the locker room before halftime. It is unclear how severe this injury is, but following the devastating ankle sprain to Jaden McDaniels, the Timberwolves can’t afford to lose any more players to injuries.
Number of the Night
6. Coach Finch said the MVP of this game was Jordan McLaughlin. The former G-leager turned third string point guard has proven himself to be a talented distributor and tenacious defender this season. Against Dallas, he had 16 points (shooting 6/8) with five rebounds and three assists. As an honorable mention, Taurean Prince had nearly identical stats with 14 points (shooting 5/7) with five rebounds and one assist. If the Wolves plan on extending their season, they are going to need more performances like this from their bench.
The Timberwolves will take on the Celtics Sunday at 6:00 CST.
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