Sport Wolves 123, Suns 119: The Future is Now
Kyler Murray Wore an Oakland A's Hat to a Suns-Warriors Game
Kyle Murray wore an A's cap to the Suns - Warriors game.QB1 taking in the @suns game. pic.twitter.
Since I know most of you Central Time Zoners might have missed the game, I’ll keep it nice and compact for ya’ll. I’ll sum up each quarter in just 1 sentence accompanied by some Twitter highlights. Sound good? Well, I can’t hear you either way.
Suns commit 10 turnovers, Wolves unable to takeover.
KAT ON THE LOOSE— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
hit the brakes and they fly right by— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
KAT steps back for a three, cue the Twitter freakout
Basket - NBA: Phoenix and Denver beaten, Brooklyn and Milwaukee win
© Panoramic nikola jokic los angeles clippers vs denver nuggets - nba - 28_02_2020 Eight games were on the program of the night in the NBA, and they notably saw the defeats of Phoenix and Denver at home against Indiana and Dallas, respectively. Brooklyn and Milwaukee however won. Game of the night: Denver - Dallas Nikola Jokic against Luka Doncic.— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
The bandwagon of Anthony Edwards, now known as Army Ants™, has entered.
ANT SKILL CHECK ☑️— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
GOODYEAR— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
THIS KID IS FREAKING FUN— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
this— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) Share of the Night didn't even need eyes
Wolves somehow survive the 3rd, ready for a 4th that’s absurd.
Ant slammin'— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero)
Wolves – Liverpool: How to watch, start time, stream link, odds, prediction
Nuno Espirito Santo hopes that Liverpool's brutal 2021 in the Premier League continues when his 13th-place Wolves host the reigning champs on Monday.Liverpool has lost six of seven Premier League matches, though the Reds beat RB Leipzig 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 at midweek.— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
Stop Edwards Phoenix Shan’t; It’s winning time for Ant.
Naz Reid.— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
KAT FOR THE TIE— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
KAT FOR THE LEAD— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
NEW CAREER-HIGH— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
FORTY PIECE FOR THE ROOKIE— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
JUST LIKE FINCHY DREW IT UP— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
To be honest, despite being proud of the 2-1 start after the all-star break, I still fully expected us to go 0-3 vs the Lakers and Suns (x2) this week. We were (mostly) competitive against the Lakers and early tonight in our first match-up against the Suns. Ant was hittin’ a big stride highlighted by some insane “Wow” moments. KAT seemed to be rounding back to form. Most importantly, we hadn’t surrendered nor jeopardized the best odds at keeping our 1st round pick! That’s all I was asking for as we neared the final 1⁄3 of the season.
Recap: Suns bench comes up big in 113-101 win over Minnesota
The Phoenix bench outscores the Timberwolves 42-32 and steadies an uneven game.It was a mental challenge more than anything on Friday night for the Phoenix Suns as they lost their head coach via ejection and once again clashed with not only the opposition, but the referees as well.
It appeared we were in for our typically 2nd half squishing. Devin Booker was getting whatever he wanted in the 3rd quarter as he pushed the lead to 15, but the Wolves were able to keep pace on the backs of KAT and Ant. AKAT attack - or KAnt attack. Even early in the 4th, the putrid Suns bench was able to get the Suns back up double-digits, but I say once again: AKAT ATTACK. The 2 franchise cornerstones were able to will the Wolves ahead for the final 2:36. They played beautifully off of each other, setting each other up for 14 straight points during a point in that stretch. This is surely not an overreaction: It reminded me of when LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each went off for 41 in game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
With just 1:15 remaining, Harvey Finchman cross-examined the court. DeAndre Ayton had 5 fouls. KAT was having a strong offensive game. Top of the key: ISO. As KAT was beginning to dribble through his legs and stare Ayton down, DeAndre got his hands caught in the cookie jar and fouled out. 2 free throws good. 3 point lead. About 45 seconds later with 30 seconds left, up 3 with the ball, Ant had CP3 staring him down. KAT ran up to offer a screen, but Ant quickly waved him away. Rumor has it, Ant muttered:
Suns trade deadline preview: Why Phoenix probably won't make any major moves this season
The Suns already have the team that they wantThat isn't to say that the Suns are devoid of avenues to improve. There just aren't obvious threads to pull. The Suns don't have many weaknesses. They don't have extraneous salary or obvious assets to cash in. They built a complete roster in the offseason, and given the condensed nature of this season, it was probably the right call. That is likely going to make this a slow deadline for the Suns, but if they really want to upgrade, there are still a few moves that they can make.
“Move. I got this sh*t.”
Ant would blow right by the future Hall of Famer, cradle the ball into his buff muscles, and force the help defender (Jae Crowder) to completely rake him across the arms for a foul. Although he’d split the freebies (Hi Wigs!), the 3-point lead he’d help create would be just enough to put it away. Our old friend, Dario Saric (Hi Culver!), would do us a solid by also splitting a pair of his own free throws to only get the lead down to 2. To put even more optimism in our sails, Coach Finch would draw up a beautiful inbounds play that got Juancho (!) a wide open dunk which he would finish.
Take that, old man CP3!
"We're happy. We've been winning lately, we're happy."— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) catches up with Anthony Edwards he scored a career-high 42 points in the win over Phoenix.
The Highlights You Need
- Ricky Rubio, who just had one of his best games of the season versus the Lakers, was almost invisible in his first game back in Phoenix since being traded. He had just 6 points (20% FG) and 5 assists, but he also continues to have a lasting impact on our prized rookie.
Anthony Edwards on ROY: "Whoever's pickin the rookie of the year, it'll go however it go. I'm not worried about that. There's still a lot of stuff I don't know that I'll know. Ricky's gon teach me. As long as I know how good I am, I can keep puttin in the work."
Transfer news: Adama to Liverpool; Sancho or Haaland to Man Utd
Adama Traore and Erling Haaland could change the fates of Jadon Sancho, Lucas Ocampos, and Ismaila Sarr come the end of the transfer window.Adama Traore and Erling Haaland are the names that could change the fates of Jadon Sancho, Lucas Ocampos, and Ismaila Sarr come the end of the fall transfer window.— Ricky Rude-Leo (@Y0Leo)
- Ant, just 4 days removed from netting a career-high 34 points against the Blazers, set another new record. He had 42 points on 30 shots, but most importantly displayed beautiful synergy with KAT. This may very well be the most important development of this franchise moving forward. He also continues to be a well of tasty quotes every day.
Anthony Edwards on playing with KAT: "We startin' to figure out what each other like. How he like to catch the ball, how I like to catch it. We just like to play each other. One guy goin, feedin' him. Not gonna lie, it's extremely fun playin with KAT."— Ricky Rude-Leo (@Y0Leo)
"Tonight, he had 2 big 3s tonight. And I was like that's what you do my n****. That's why you get paid."— Ricky Rude-Leo (@Y0Leo)
- Speaking of the devil; We got positive Juancho Hernangomez minutes! He hit some BIG TIME shots tonight and Coach Finch was candid about his feelings on Juancho. Finch might not like this, but is it fair to ponder if Juancho could land us Bradley Beal?
Coach Finch on Juancho: "I'm glad you brought him up (— Ricky Rude-Leo (@Y0Leo) ). He made some big shots on the heels of them making big shots. I can't really speak to how he was used before I got here. I'm really familiar with him and I love him. I had him his rookie year in Denver."
- KAT was amazing. This was the first game where it felt like he was truly playing like himself. He finished with 41 points on 24 shots (lmaooo), 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. Most importantly, we witnessed these moments after the game:
YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE THESE TWO
Las Vegas oddsmakers agree: James Harden might be right about betting on himself as MVP
Injuries to Joel Embiid and LeBron James may have created an opening for James Harden to win his second NBA Most Valuable Player award.Confident.— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves)
Winning games = Happy KAT.
He opened up the Zoom presser by reacting to his and Anthony Edwards' combined shot attempts. It just warms my heart to see— Ricky Rude-Leo (@Y0Leo) smile and look happy, if not for just a few minutes
- We’re going to run it back again tomorrow night and it’s unlikely Devin Booker is only going to score 35 points. Consider this: Book had just 2 shot attempts in the 4th quarter and scored his lone point on a free throw. A lot of that had to do with our scheme, but the majority of the credit has to go to Josh Okogie who was strongly recognized by his coach and teammates.
Coach Finch on limiting Book late: "A lot of it was Josh. He came in and made the adjustment late. We should've gone with it a little earlier. He did a heck of a job and we locked in. We did a good job showing him bodies and challenging shots."— Ricky Rude-Leo (@Y0Leo)
"We gotta execute the way we did, like tonight. I think the real MVP is Josh Okogie holding Devin Booker to 1 point in the 4th qtr. He excelled with flying colors. We gotta give him a lotta credit."— Ricky Rude-Leo (@Y0Leo)
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