Anthony Edwards scored 30 points and picked up 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-106 win over hosts Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.
The Timberwolves took an early 18 lead, but the Thunder steadily cut the deficit down to at least the end of the third quarter.
But Minnesota scored the final seven points of the third inning, then extended a 31-10 record in the first six minutes of the fourth to once again take control.
The 4th half was driven by the Timberwolves’ bench, with Edwards being the only starter on the floor.
With the bench making Minnesota stand out on the first night of the confrontation, Timberwolves coach Chris Finch was able to let the rest of the Timberwolves’ starters, including Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert, on the bench for the rest of the time. of the game.
We fought back.
Ant – 30 PTS / 11 REB / 3 AST
Rudy – 15 PTS / 15 REB
KAT – 15 PTS / 8 REB / 5 AST
Jaylen – 14 PTS / 6 REB / 2 STL
Naz – 14 PTS / 3 REB pic.twitter.com/7buLr1674o
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 24, 2022
In Wednesday’s season-opening win over the Thunder, Edwards struggled, placing only 4th to 17 from the floor with 11 points.
However, he had a hot start on Sunday, scoring 6/7 in the first quarter with 12 points and four rebounds as the Timberwolves led 31-13 at the end of the quarter.
Edwards finished 13/19 from the ring, scoring 30 points for the second straight game.
Gobert added 15 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota, while Towns also scored 15. Gobert suffered 7 to 8 words in the arc.
The Thunder are without top scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who suffered a hip injury late in Saturday’s loss to Denver.
Midway through the third half, Oklahoma City’s Josh Giddey left the game with a sprained right ankle.
Luguentz Dort led the Thunder with 20 points, but was eliminated only 6 out of 15 points. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl added 15 points.
Eugene Omoruyi added 13 points from the bench for Oklahoma City, equaling his total scoring output in his first six NBA games. All of Omoruyi’s scores are fourth.
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