The Minnesota Timberwolves set a franchise record for points in their 151-131 win over the San Antonio Spurs, addressing one of their biggest weaknesses this season – their inability to defeat teams at the bottom of the standings. They have a 6-10 record against the bottom five teams in the league, which has affected their position in the Western Conference standings. If they win against the New Orleans Pelicans, they will finish in the eighth position and have two games to win one to make the playoffs, instead of needing to win two play-in games if they fall to the No. 9 seed.
According to coach Chris Finch, every game has felt like a playoff game for the Minnesota Timberwolves lately. However, their game against the San Antonio Spurs was not as tough as expected, as they won 151-131. The Wolves’ bench had a strong performance in the second quarter, with Taurean Prince and Nickeil Alexander-Walker leading a 15-4 run. In the third quarter, the Wolves scored 39 points and hit 10 out of 12 three-point shots. Jaden McDaniels was especially impressive, scoring 16 points and hitting all four of his three-point attempts. The Wolves set a season-high record of 24 three-pointers, while Anthony Edwards scored 33 points and Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 22 points, eight assists, and eight rebounds.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had a comfortable win against the San Antonio Spurs, which allowed coach Chris Finch to rest his starters in the second half of the fourth quarter. Anthony Edwards, who had been battling a sprained right ankle and an illness, felt like his old self and contributed 33 points to the team’s victory. The Wolves have won their past two games after losing the previous three, and if they win their next game, they will secure a playoff berth for a second consecutive season. The team is trying to stay focused and take each game seriously, but they are aware of the significance of Sunday’s game.