Anthony Edwards was absolutely royal against Kings
Minnesota is currently in very good form. After the Pelicans and then the Grizzlies, Chris Finch’s men bid for a third win against the Kings at the top of the table in the West. Moreover, “back”.
This success was a sign of the back line Anthony Edwards – D’Angelo Russell, who showed crazy address from distance (12/18 from 3-pointers!) and dominated the easier scoring Sacramento team. racket.
WHAT TO REMEMBER
– A boost in the third quarter. As the Californians held a short lead (57-59), the Kings did more than resist D’Angelo Russell’s tremendous success to start the game (four baskets in the first five minutes!). But the third quarter was a seesaw as Anthony Edwards took control of things. With him, the Wolves gave themselves a ten-point advantage to end the period with three possessions (90-81). And since the last quarter was balanced, this gap was not questioned.
– Address to compensate lost balloons. Locals lost twice as many balls as their opponents (18). But the Wolves also made twice as many 3-pointers as the Kings to win. That final 17/37, or 46% success from behind the arc, is very good for a team that converted 35.5% of its shots from long range on the season (19th).
– The Wolves are 6th in the West. Minnesota players climb the slope without making a sound. And this is thanks to the fire January: 11 wins in 15 matches. So this morning Wolves are 6th in their conference, having dropped to 12th at the start of the month. They have never been this high in the standings since the end of October. After all, they have the same number of wins as their victims of the evening, they are still in 3rd place.
✅ Anthony Edwards. Monsters spark. After a relatively tame but distribution-exciting first period, he heated up in the third quarter, hitting 16 of his 34 points. With the exception of his 6 turnovers, the rookie has produced a complete and eye-catching stat sheet in terms of efficiency.
✅ D’Angelo Russell. He started the match with extraordinary skill and even completed the first half as he did not miss a shot in the first 24 minutes (8/8!). He was subbed out in favor of Anthony Edwards in the third quarter. However, he missed his last five shots in the final half. An entertaining evening for a guard who has never been as accomplished in his career as he has been this season.
✅ Domantas Sabonis. When De’Aaron Fox mostly woke up in the final quarter, the Lithuanian continued his collection of double-doubles with a solid game and a routine victory under the circle in front of Rudy Gobert.
⛔ Kings shooters. More skilled than the Wolves in normal times, the Californians suffered behind the arc. Harrison Barnes, Trey Lyles, Kevin Huerter or De’Aaron Fox all struggled to convert from long range.
SEE NAZ REID!
The Wolves gave their replacement pivot team a big push, especially late in the third quarter. He excelled in that order on a half pass, a change of direction off the dribble, and then a big dunk in front of Chimezie Metu.
Wolves (27-25) and Kings (27-21) meet on Monday on the same floor.