The Minnesota Timberwolves added a new win in the absence of Gobert and Townes. Finch’s team took advantage of the Rockets’ weakness to win 113–104, earning their 24th win of the season, rebalancing their win-loss record and placing seventh in the West. All this, thanks to the work and grace of Anthony Edwards, who happily took the reins of a team at its best throughout the season.
The shooting guard managed to finish the match with 44 points, his highest score of the course, with a remarkable 58.6% effectiveness, including 8/16 on three-pointers, which allowed him to punish the Texans from the perimeter after timeouts. force to. As if that wasn’t enough, Edwards managed to add 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals, signing one of the most complete games and leading his team to a victory that would have been impossible to explain without his contribution. is, more specifically, without their help. Third quarter contribution.
In it, Anthony fought a duel that was not exactly comfortable for the Minnesotans. Despite not facing either team since December 26, the locals were suffocating in the game and found themselves down 56–68 in the early stages of the second half, at which point the shooting guard had to make a real move . Forward to avoid disaster. With his 16 goals in that quarter, he led a 31–14 run that saw the Wolves take the lead, an advantage they would manage to take control of somewhat comfortably in the fourth period.
“We were aware of how important this match was for us and how we needed to set the tone. They have taken it upon themselves to do it. Both in attack and defence,” Finch said of his performance. It has been a special night for him.
Edwards found an unexpected ally in the aforementioned third quarter, with Nathan Knight emerging as a squire with 10 of 19 goals to end the night and help turn the game. In addition, D’Angelo Russell supported him for the rest of the game with 23 points and 8 assists, thus making up for the rest of the starters’ mistakes.
The Rockets, for their part, had their best moments at the hands of Alperen Sengun, who not only avoided his team’s 13th consecutive loss with 19 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists, but confirmed himself as the team’s most exciting team. . this project. , Eric Gordon and Kenyon Martin Jr. followed him in scoring, with 16 and 15 points, respectively, something that Jalen Green could not do after going a poor 3/13 on shooting that cost him more than 10 points. stopped from The point guard also missed 6 balls, an aspect not entirely spectacular among the rest of his teammates.
“The loss has been important to the game,” said Silas. «In a match that is decided by nine points, 21 defeats kills you. Not to mention we missed 14 free throws.”
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