Star of the Game
Minnesota lost a tough game to Dallas, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. At one point, the Timberwolves were down by 16 points, and they fought their way back to bring this game down to the wire. All three of Minnesota’s big three contributed, but Karl-Anthony Towns led the way with 22 points (shooting 8/17) with eight rebounds, two steals and a block. Anthony Edwards added 19 points and D’Angelo Russell scored 18.
The decisions the Timberwolves made in this game were not good. On the defensive end, they reverted to drop coverage, one of the main problems with the Wolves defense over the last several years. Against an elite guard like Luka, playing drop coverage will lead to disastrous consequences. On the offensive end, there were too many missed shots. Many of those shots were layups, and they could have made the difference and lead Minnesota to victory. Not much else you can say except make some adjustments and be ready to play Dallas again later this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;
Number of the Night
12. Minnesota’s bench struggled in Dallas, but there was one bright spot. While Tauren Prince didn’t play perfectly, he did manage to score 17 points (shooting 6/16) with four rebounds and a block. Prince’s play suffered early in the season, as he bounced back from an injury, but now he seems to be a vital part of the Minnesota bench. With multiple injuries plaguing this squad, it’s good to have some good news coming from the back-ups.&nbsp;
The Timberwolves will play the Suns on Wednesday at 5:00 CST.
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