Did the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Kings?

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How did the Timberwolves do against the Sacramento Kings?

Like many NBA teams, Target Center has been a source of strength for the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the team has an impressive 18-11 record on their home court. That has come in quite handy, as the Timberwolves have now played two of a crucial six-game home stand. But the Timberwolves have not always been playing their best there.  In January 2023, that all changed.

As the winter winds have howled, and blown snow drifts up and temperatures down, the Timberwolves have gotten red-hot. The team, after struggling at home with an 8-10 record, lit the fire at Target center and played to a 10-1 record at home.

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Timberwolves roster overthrows Kings

The Timberwolves’ backcourt combination of SG Anthony Edwards (34 pts, 10 rbs, 6 ast, 2 stl) and PG D’Angelo Russell (25 pts, 2 rbs, 6 ast, 1 stl) took command of this one. After falling behind by two points going into the half, Anthony Edwards roared in the third quarter, putting up nearly half of the Timberwolves’ scoring (16 of the team’s 33 points) to propel the Wolves to a commanding nine-point lead.

D’Angelo Russell hit his first six three-point attempts in this one and finished the game with a salvo of seven of nine from long-range. He combined with Edwards to drop 12 of 16 three-pointers in the game. As a team, the Sacramento Kings could only muster nine of 33 shots to fall from that distance.

Both Anthony Edwards (34 points, 10 rebounds) and Rudy Gobert (13 points, 14 rebounds) finished with double-doubles for the Timberwolves. Sacramento King’s power forward Domantas Sabonis (23 points, 10 rebounds) was the only double-double finisher on the opponents.

Taurean Prince was out once more, as he continues to nurse an ankle injury. But he was spotted on the basketball court in pregame workouts, leading to a belief that he could be back in the lineup sooner rather than later.

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