Another victory for the Warriors, and they are already 10 in 11 games. The San Francisco team added another victory to their locker this morning at the expense of the Timberwolves, who beat 123-110 to consolidate their status as championship leader and sink Finch’s team even further. Minnesota thus added its sixth consecutive defeat, something that not even the sensational performance of Anthony Edwards could prevent.
The sophomore He played the best game of his still short career at the Chase Center, at least at the scorer level. With 48 points, the guard broke his record in the NBA, and was in charge of keeping Wolves in the game who tried to fight until the end despite having been well below. The visitors lost by 20 points at the beginning of the second half (77-57), but the insistence of Edwards and his baskets made the score tighten a bit more, although never enough to complete the comeback.
Anthony, following the paradigms of modern basketball, shunned the middle distance and based all his scoring on actions in the zone or on the outside shot. In both sections he managed to be efficient and add regularly, as he signed a 7/13 in triples and a 9/13 in shots in the paint, an effectiveness that helped him constantly punish the Warriors defense, who suffered although he managed generate 6 losses. In addition, Edwards distributed 5 assists and captured two rebounds, although the help he received from his teammates was rather scarce.
D’Angelo Russell, with 18 points, was second in scoring, while Karl-Anthony Towns, who stayed at 17, signed a fairly discreet game in which he had many problems to prevail in the inside game and had to live in triple excess. The pivot shone in this section with a 5/10 from the perimeter, but his inability to finish near the rim against the local defense made him end up with very poor accuracy data (6/19) and wasted numerous options.
Wiggins and the ex’s law
On the Warriors, the best of the game was an old acquaintance of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins, with 35 points, was in charge of leading Steve Kerr’s side, especially in a first half in which he boasted of an unusual efficiency in him. The forward scored the nine pitches he made in the first half, reaching 22 goals at halftime and helping his team to forge a huge advantage that Minneapolis would never overcome.
In this way, Wiggins became the first Golden State player to sign a half with 100% accuracy, shooting at least nine times since Monta Ellis did so, who achieved a 10/10 in the first half against the Grizzlies in 2008. As if that were not enough, the forward ended this period with a huge dunk on Towns loaded with symbolism.
Stephen Curry, meanwhile, was somewhat calmer after his 50 points against the Hawks and stayed at 25, to which he added 6 assists. Meanwhile, Jordan Poole went to 14, and Kevon Looney scored 11 and grabbed 17 rebounds.
(Cover photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)