Sports.ws Game Report
[MINNESOTA] — The Minnesota Timberwolves played host to the New Orleans Pelicans last night but don't think that the home cooking gave them any sort of advantage. The 109-123 loss has the Wolves and their fans cringing as they brace for their next opportunity to redeem themselves. The loss bumps Minnesota's record down to 28-41 on the season, while the victory gives New Orleans a 29-41 total on the year. It's not overly surprising that the Timberwolves would end up losing this one consider they did little to establish themselves as dangerous threats. Perhaps the showing can serve as an essential building block for the team in the days to come.
While there were no historic individual performances to speak of, Anthony Davis's 28 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 blocks and 0 steals in 35 minutes will serve fantasy owners well. Most importantly, the Pelicans managed to prevail where it mattered most and will happily add another victory to their season total. So long as Davis keeps producing at this rate and New Orleans keeps winning ball games, everybody - from fantasy owners to the team coaching and executive staff - will be more than satisfied.
Though Minnesota didn't end up getting it done when it mattered most, Karl-Anthony Towns did walk away with the small consolation of an attractive 33 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Whether another bright individual performance can help them get the result they want on the scoreboard next time, however, remains to be seen.
Individual performances aside, if there's one area where the Timberwolves can improve, it's on the defensive side of the ball. Though Minnesota wasn't terrible in the ball game, there's no denying that a stricter focus on limiting their opponents could serve them well the next time they collide with a worthy foe.
The loss hurts for the homeside but they'll get their opportunity to regain ground in a pending matchup with the Washington Wizards. The Pelicans, meanwhile, will set their sights on a run-in with the .
Davis 47.0 FP
Towns 44.5 FP
Cousins 41.5 FP
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