Wizards vs Timberwolves NBA 16 Feb 2023. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) (AP) The Washington Wizards defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-106 on Thursday night after mounting a comeback from a 20-point first-quarter hole thanks in large part to Bradley Beal, who scored 13 of his 35 points in the game’s final 4 1/2 minutes.
With 1:14 remaining in the game, Kyle Kuzma, who had 16 points on 6-for-21 shooting, swished a top-of-the-key fadeaway from beyond the arc to give Washington its first lead of the game, 107-106.v
After Anthony Edwards of Minnesota missed a 3-point attempt with 37 seconds left, Beal, who had reached the 30-point plateau for the third time in four games, made it 110-106.
Edwards scored 18 of his 34 points in the opening frame as the Timberwolves jumped out to a 30-10 advantage. With 4:38 remaining, they still had a 99-92 lead after three free throws from Kyle Anderson, but Beal’s late run was ignited by a wide-open 3-pointer he made.
By scoring 15 points off the bench, Corey Kispert helped the Wizards (28-30) maintain their current momentum going into the All-Star break by offsetting poor performances from Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis. They’ve won 10 of their previous 14 games.
The Timberwolves (31-30), who were derailed by their typical mid-game slumps and wasted an opportunity to climb a season-high three games above the.500 mark, were paced by Rudy Gobert’s 17 points and 19 rebounds.
The Wolves were the hotter team for the majority of the game as the Wizards played in their vibrant pink. “City Edition” uniforms as a tribute to the city’s famous cherry blossoms. Meanwhile, new point guard Mike Conley continued to assist. Gobert in finding his offensive rhythm by using the pick-and-rolls and lob passes they had honed together in Utah.
But, after a promising start, Edwards start to act rashly, and the Wolves end up being outhustl and outrebound.
The Wizards have extended their longest winning streak in the series by defeating the Wolves in seven straight games. Washington was last defeat by Minnesota on November 2, 2019.
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Although his teammates were dispers on vacations, Edwards, who was add to the. All-Star squad last week as an injury replacement, was travelling to. Utah this weekend for the yearly in-season showcase.
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