Wolves rout Clippers 122-104 to snap 3-game skid
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 28 positive aspects to lead six players in double figures and the Minnesota Timberwolves routed the Los Angeles Clippers 122-104 on Monday night time to end a three-game skid.
The Wolves obtained a fracture up in LA after shedding by five to the Lakers a night time earlier.
The Clippers struggled mightily in their first house game of the novel year. They had 39 made photos and 21 turnovers in the game. They got dominated in the paint, 64-42.
Serge Ibaka tied his season excessive with 17 positive aspects for the Clippers, who admire dropped four of six.
Reserves Jaylen McDaniels added 18 positive aspects and Taurean Prince had 17 positive aspects for the Wolves.
“It’s seemingly one of my top doubtless video games of the season,” stated Prince, enjoying his second game since coming again from the league’s health and safety protocols.
Patrick Beverley tied his profession excessive with 12 assists in opposition to his worn group of workers.
“He exact in actual fact helpful us he most famous this game,” Prince stated. “It turn out to be exact top doubtless the arrangement it played out.”
The Clippers went fully to their bench in the fourth and clawed again inner 12 positive aspects on consecutive 3-pointers by Xavier Moon and Stanley Johnson.
However the Wolves answered with again-to-again 3s from McDaniels and Edwards that kept them forward by 18 positive aspects. Minnesota later ran off 9 unanswered positive aspects, including five by Beverley, for a 111-84 lead.
“Pat Beverley did a huge job surely atmosphere the tone, whether or now now not it turn out to be his depth, protection and heart of attention,” Wolves coach Chris Fitch stated.
“We outworked them for the most portion. We did a true job of being centered enjoying on the again-to-again. We got huge bench manufacturing which is what you will need on the again-to-again,” Fitch stated.
The Clippers closed inner 15 early in the third top doubtless to admire the Wolves hit three straight 3-pointers — two by Edwards and every other from Michael Beasley — for a 78-54 lead.
The Wolves all but effect the game away in the second when they outscored the Clippers 38-25. Minnesota built its first double-digit lead of the game with a 17-4 slither, including 10 straight positive aspects, early in the duration. The Wolves led 64-46 at halftime.
“To acquire to study from it like any game, pick out what we would possibly presumably even admire done better,” stated Justise Winslow, who had 15 positive aspects off the Clippers’ bench. “To acquire to elevate it every night time on this league, your complete guys, even guys that aren’t enjoying.”
Timberwolves: Snapped a six-game skid in opposition to the Clippers. ... Their 38 positive aspects in the paint in the first half of had been a season excessive for both half of. ... Improved to three-2 on the second night time of a again-to-again. ... Karl-Anthony Cities and D’Angelo Russell are ramping up after being in protocols and would possibly presumably well return later this week.
Clippers: They obtained the season sequence, 3-1. ... Assistants Jeremy Castleberry and Brendon O’Connor are in protocols. ... James Ennis III turn out to be known as for a flagrant-1 unhealthy in the fourth. ... Luke Kennard, Ivica Zubac and Brandon Boston Jr. dwell in protocols. ... Nicolas Batum (top doubtless-trying ankle sprain) and Isaiah Hartenstein (left ankle sprain) are out.
Timberwolves: Host Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Clippers: At Phoenix on Thursday.
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