November 21-On Monday night in Minneapolis, Anthony Edwards scored 23 points and secured 10 rebounds, propelling the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 117-100 victory over the New York Knicks.
Minnesota, winning for the ninth time in its past 10 games, saw Karl-Anthony Towns contribute 20 points. Rudy Gobert added 16 points, making all seven of his field-goal attempts, as the Timberwolves secured their ninth victory in 10 games.
Jalen Brunson guided New York with 25 points and a team-high six assists. Julius Randle recorded 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Immanuel Quickley contributed 15 points coming off the bench. Mitchell Robinson amassed 10 points and 11 boards for the Knicks, who had won six of their previous seven games.
Initiating the second half, the Timberwolves embarked on an 11-0 run, establishing a 69-56 lead. Edwards initiated the run with a pull-up jumper, and on the subsequent possession, Towns made a 3-pointer.
With 9:34 remaining in the third quarter, Robinson concluded the Knicks’ scoring drought with a dunk. Shortly after, New York narrowed the gap to 70-61, but that proved to be as close as the visitors could get for the remainder of the quarter.
Minnesota established a 93-71 lead late in the third quarter by relying on a 17-6 run.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker made several key contributions during the run, including a sequence where he assisted on a dunk by Gobert and drained a 3-pointer within a span of 37 seconds.
The start of the fourth quarter mirrored the previous trend, with the Knicks struggling to keep pace. The Timberwolves surpassed the century mark when Edwards made a shot from beyond the arc, bringing the score to 102-83 with 7:21 remaining.
The Knicks narrowed the deficit to 12 points with an 8-1 run. Donte DiVincenzo contributed by making a pair of free throws, cutting the score to 103-91 with 5:45 left.
In less than three minutes, the Timberwolves rebounded to a 19-point advantage at 115-96, maintaining a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.
At halftime, Minnesota was leading 58-56.
During the first quarter, Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels suffered a right ankle injury and did not return. He concluded the game with four points in five minutes.