Minnesota Timberwolves, ‘Missing Gobert’, ranked 7th in the West after a neck-and-neck race over GSW [NBA]
The Minnesota Timberwolves (hereinafter referred to as Minnesota) won the game against the Golden State Warriors (hereinafter referred to as the Goals).
The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Golds 119-114 by five points in the NBA 2022-23 regular league home game held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the 1st. Minnesota finished seventh in the Western Conference with 28 wins and 26 losses (Gol’s 26 wins and 25 losses, eighth in the West).
Minnesota Timberwolves were active with Anthony Edwards scoring 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, DiAngelo Russell scoring 29 points and 2 assists, including 7 three-point shots, and Naz Reed scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 rebounds. Goles fought hard with Stephen Curry with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists, including five three-point shots, and Andrew Wiggins with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, Jordan Full with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
The gap between the two teams began in the middle of the second quarter. Starting with Kevon Rooney’s score, Golds quickly made an 11-point lead with Wiggins, Curry and Tamson at the forefront. Curry, in particular, boasted a good sense of shooting, scoring 21 points in the first half alone. Goles ended the first half with a 71-62, nine points lead.
The two teams continued to score low in the third quarter without a shot. Above all, Minnesota succeeded in only one of the three-point shots thrown in the quarter. In addition, Golds, like Minnesota, entered the fourth quarter with a 93-82 lead by 11 points without a shot.
However, Minnesota fully recovered its shot in the fourth quarter. Minnesota scored 14 points in a row, including four three-point shots, starting with Austin Rivers’ three-point shot. Since then, the two teams have continued the seesaw game in a chaotic atmosphere. And the match between the two teams led to extra time, failing to score for a minute and a half.
Minnesota faced the bad news of Russell’s foul out as it entered extra time. Wiggins scored with a cut-in dunk, but Taurin Prince scored an open three-point shot. In addition, Kyle Anderson blocked the pool’s layup and Edwards broke through Wiggins’ defense with a plotter.
In the ensuing attack, Tamson’s three-point shot did not go in and Draymond Green made a trawling. Edwards then scored a runaway run with a reverse layup. As a result, the grass quickly scored to maintain a close game, but Curry’s three-point shot did not go in.
Since then, Minnesota has won the Golds by 119-114, five points after Reed won an offensive rebound in the last attack.