Did the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Kings?

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What’s coming next for the Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Timberwolves have not been very good in the third quarter, this season, as ESPN reports the team has been outscored by 106 points. But in January 2023, the Timberwolves have turned the corner, as Anthony Edwards has led the team to a plus-26 scoring in the past 15 games, and helped the Timberwolves to an 11-4 record.

These same two teams will regroup, and face off again on Monday, January 30, 2023, at Target Center. While the NBA Western Conference leaders, the Denver Nuggets (34-16) and the Memphis Grizzlies (31-18) have sizeable leads, the rest of the NBA Western Conference teams with NBA Playoff aspirations are bunched up:

Team                 Record     GB
Kings                 (27-21)      6
Clippers            (28-24)      7
Pelicans            (26-24)      8
Timberwolves (27-25)      8
Warriors            (25-24)      8.5
Mavericks         (26-25)      8.5
Suns                   (26-25)      8.5
Jazz                     (26-26)      9
Thunder             (24-25)      9.5
Trail Blazers      (23-26)     10.5
Lakers                 (23-27)     11

That means that the Minnesota Timberwolves can continue to climb rapidly with continued victories. But if the Minnesota Timberwolves begin to lose games, and particularly if the team loses in bunches, the fall will be just as rapid.

The Timberwolves close out January 2023 against the Kings, but February 2023 is every bit as vital as difficult. But the Timberwolves team is starting to play some of the best basketball of the season, and at just the right time, led by outstanding performances by Mr. January, Anthony Edwards.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing their best basketball at the right time. And that time is now.

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