NBA: Timberwolves dominate Pacers to win fifth straight

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Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves pitches during a game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on November 16, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Rudy Gobert won 21 points and 16 rebounds, Karl-Anthony Towns flirted with a triple brace, collecting 23 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves broke the streak The Indiana Pacers won five games with a 115-101 Decision on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Gobert and Towns led a dominant Minnesota attack inside the lane, firing 9/11 and 8/11 from the floor, respectively, to contribute to the Timberwolves’ overwhelming 74-38 advantage in points. in paint.

Jaden McDaniels also contributed to Minnesota’s stellar offensive performance with an 8/11 shot on the way to 18 points. In total, the Timberwolves were a 47 out of 77 shot from the floor.

McDaniels also had a great night in defence, saving four shots. D’Angelo Russell made three steals, adding to a 15 point, 12 assist performance in attack.

Anthony Edwards rounded up the Minnesota starters, all five of whom scored doubles, scoring 19 points on a 7/14 shot, including the team’s best 3 to 5 record from the side. outside the 3-point arc.

Myles Turner shot 7/9 from 3-point range for Indiana, scoring a game-high 31 in the process. The Pacers doubled the Timberwolves’ lead from deep, hitting 16 3-pointers against Minnesota’s eight, but that wasn’t enough to overcome the home side’s dominance.

Bennedict Mathurin added 21 points and Tyrese Haliburton completed the double with 10 points and 14 assists.

Indiana shot only 37 to 96 from the floor, including critical dry spells. After cutting the deficit to two points in the third inning, the Pacers scored just three in a span that lasted more than three minutes.

Minnesota capitalized, extending the lead to 10 points by the end of the period. The Timberwolves’ advantage rose to 17 points in a contest where they were close to leading.

The win marks Minnesota’s fifth straight and fourth straight on the road.


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