Minnesota Steals First Game, Beating Memphis 130-117

by | Apr 17, 2022 | Minnesota Timberwolves, Northwest, Western Conference | 0 comments


Star of the Game

The Minnesota Timberwolves won their first playoff game since 2004 beating the Memphis Grizzlies by 13 points. Though the series is far from over, The Wolves should already be proud of going from a 23-win team last year to winning their first playoff game in 18 years. All of this was due to the stunning performances from Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns. Edwards led the way with 36 points, six assists and two blocks. Towns bounced back from the Play-In with 29 points and 13 rebounds. These two were untouchable, and they may be a series problem for the Grizzlies.

Biggest Concern

Though D’Angelo Russell had a quiet night, he still managed 10 points and 9 assists. The real concern, that kept Memphis in this game, was turnovers. In total, Minnesota had 17 turnovers, 11 of which came in the second quarter. The offense was looking good, defense was strong, but putting the ball right back in the Grizzlies’ hands means you may also put the series in their hands too. Better control, fewer mistakes, and this series may be locked down.

Number of the Night

Like the star of the game, we have a tie. Both Malik Beasley and Jaden McDaniels have been named the biggest concern multiple times this season, but when things really mattered, they came to play. Beasley had 23 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, while McDaniels scored 15 points with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Both of these players have had major slumps this season, but now they are proving to be the X-factor on this Minnesota team. If they can keep up this level of play, Minnesota is going to be too much for Memphis to handle. 

Next Game

Minnesota will play game two against Memphis on Thursday at 6:30 CST.

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