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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks (118-110): Edwards Shines, Gobert Anchors Defense

The Minnesota Timberwolves clawed their way to a 118-110 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in a tense NBA matchup at Target Center tonight. Anthony Edwards put on an offensive fireworks show, scoring 44 points and propelling the Timberwolves to victory over Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Mavericks.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks (118-110)

Date: December 29, 2023 Time: 6:30 PM EST Venue: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Final Score:

  • Minnesota Timberwolves: 118
  • Dallas Mavericks: 110

Key Players:

  • Minnesota Timberwolves:
    • Anthony Edwards (44 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists)
    • Rudy Gobert (20 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks)
    • Kyle Anderson (8 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists)
  • Dallas Mavericks:
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. (32 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists)
    • Dwight Powell (12 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists)
    • Seth Curry (11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists)
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks (118-110)
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks (118-110)

Edwards Uncorks Offensive Masterclass

Throughout the night, the young Timberwolves star was a scoring inferno, leaving a trail of perplexed defenders in his wake. He pounced on the rim with his trademark speed and power, converting acrobatic layups through tight coverage. Edwards’ pull-up game was also on fire, draining mid-range jumpers over outstretched hands and surprising the Mavericks with a few clutch three-pointers. His never-ending scoring assault kept Minnesota firmly in control for the majority of the game.

Rudy Gobert stood tall as a defensive anchor. With his towering wingspan, the Stifle Tower patrolled the paint with his usual intimidating presence, deterring drives and changing shots. The Mavericks’ offensive rhythm was disrupted by Gobert’s mere presence, which went beyond the stat sheet. He grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked three shots, and was instrumental in limiting Dallas’ inside scoring, particularly in the game-deciding fourth quarter.

Mavericks Threaten Late Charge:

Tim Hardaway Jr. refused to let the Mavericks go down quietly. He kept Dallas in the game with 32 points, displaying his offensive repertoire with tough fadeaway jumpers and smooth drives to the basket. In the fourth quarter, the Mavericks chipped away at the Timberwolves’ lead, fueled by Hardaway’s hot shooting and Luka Doncic’s deft playmaking. They even took the lead briefly with under two minutes remaining on a Hardaway three-pointer, sending a jolt of electricity through the Target Center crowd.

Clutch Plays Secure Timberwolves’ Victory:

Despite this, the Timberwolves showed impressive poise down the stretch. In response to Hardaway’s three-pointer, Edwards silenced the Dallas rally with a driving layup of his own. Kyle Anderson then stepped up in a high-pressure situation, calmly sinking a pair of free throws to put the game out of reach. In the final seconds, the Mavericks had one last chance to tie it, but Luka Doncic’s desperate three-point attempt rimmed out, sealing the Timberwolves’ hard-fought victory.

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Beyond the Box Score:

  • The Timberwolves’ hot shooting proved too much for the Mavericks to handle, connecting on 51% of their field goals compared to Dallas’ 44%.
  • Minnesota owned the rebounding battle, edging out the Mavericks 38-39.
  • While both teams shared the ball effectively, the Timberwolves finished with 23 assists compared to the Mavericks’ 29.
  • Anthony Edwards and Tim Hardaway Jr. were the lone players on their respective teams to notch double-doubles, Edwards leading the charge with 44 points and 3 rebounds, while Hardaway Jr. tallied 32 points and 3 rebounds.

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