Fantastic final meeting that was experienced last night in New Orleans. In a constant give and take in the last minutes between Pelicans and Timberwolves, it was the former who ended up singing victory thanks to a basket by Brandon Ingram that definitively broke the equality to establish the final 128-125.
The Louisiana forward finished with 33 points (including 5 of 6 triples), 9 assists and 4 rebounds. He was the guide of a team that has won two of its last three games and remains on the lookout for the last place and play-in, which have a party and a half.
“I wasn’t necessarily looking to shoot every time the ball went through my hands. But I felt good. I felt in rhythm and my teammates found me, “says Ingram after scoring 10 of his team’s last 11 points against the Wolves.
Beyond the enormous contribution of their All-Star player, the Pelicans had the collaboration of a successful Josh Hart who went up to 21 points, as well as the internal solvency of Jonas Valanciunas, who would close his performance with a double- double of 13 points and 12 rebounds to which he added 5 assists.
The Timberwolves came into the match off four straight wins and, despite having a chance to win until the end, left feeling like they could have done more. At least that’s how Karl-Anthony Towns feels, author of 26 points and 8 rebounds.
“We acted as if it was certain that we were going to jump on the court and get the victory, as if everything was going to be sweet. I don’t know if we suddenly think we’re the Warriors… We tried to flip a switch, but the switch didn’t work. We finally made some shots to get into the game. It’s not the way to win a basketball game. I felt that we played with the hope that they would give us the game, “he says.
Despite the defeat, the center was well accompanied by the 26 points of Anthony Edwards (6 of 12 in triples) and the double-double of 18 points and 10 assists that D’Angelo Russell completed.
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