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Everything fans need to know about the Timberwolves against the Suns Game 2.
Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards
Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards / Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves dominated the Phoenix Suns in Game 1 to take an early edge in their first-round playoff series. Anthony Edwards rose to the occasion by dropping 33 points on 14 of 24 shooting to lead the Wolves. Minnesota got help from up and down their roster to defeat the Suns, who had won all three regular-season meetings.

Can the Timberwolves keep it rolling in Game 2? Edwards is built for the moment, but Minnesota must get contributions from others. Devin Booker will not shoot five of 16 from the field on Tuesday night, and the Suns will make more than 32 percent of their 3-point attempts as a team. Do the Wolves go up 2-0 or does the series head to Phoenix tied at one game apiece?

Timberwolves fans won’t want to miss a second of the action, so here is a look at the time and channel, plus some keys to Game 2.

What time is Timberwolves versus Suns Game 2?

Date: Tuesday, April 23

Time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET

How to watch Timberwolves versus Suns Game 2

TV Channel: TNT

Streaming options: TNT Online (subscription required) or YouTube TV (subscription required)

Series schedule

Game 1: Timberwolves defeated Suns 120-95

Game 2: Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. CT on TNT

Game 3: Friday, April 26 at 9:30 p.m. CT on ESPN

Game 4: Sunday, April 28 at 8:30 p.m. CT on TNT

Game 5 (if necessary): Tuesday, April 30 at TBD

Game 6 (if necessary): Thursday, May 2 at TBD

Game 7 (if necessary): Saturday, May 4 at TBD

The Timberwolves host games 1, 2, 5, and 7 if the series goes the distance. The remaining games are in Phoenix.

What do Timberwolves need to do to win Game 2?

Defeating the Suns starts on the defensive end. Minnesota cannot stop Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal. They must focus on two and keep the water turned off for their role players. Let Durant go for 40 if Grayson Allen and Eric Gordon are going scoreless. The Timberwolves had the best defensive rating in the NBA this season, and they need to be elite on that end against the Suns to win.

Anthony Edwards will again be the head of the snake. They need him to have a monster performance by scoring and getting his teammates involved. Karl-Anthony Towns must make shots, and Rudy Gobert needs to shine on the defensive end.

Minnesota also needs contributions from their bench. Naz Reid and Nickeil Alexander-Walker were both fantastic and played key roles in Game 1. Those contributions were massive and are needed moving forward. Mike Conley will likely struggle in this series, so they need their bench to step up to gain a 2-0 edge in the series.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a force in the Western Conference and face a massive opportunity. Do they take care of business on their home floor? Be sure to tune in and find out on Tuesday night.