NBA 2022/23 – And to think that we thought the Timberwolves had started their season… After a good series of 5 wins, the loss against Charlotte could have put us on the alert. But this horrible game from Rudy Gobert’s team is proof that there is still a lot of work for Chris Finch to make this team work.
This match opposed two teams in search of rhythm after a complicated start to the season. We therefore thought that the meeting would be disputed, since the two teams have a roughly equivalent record. Especially since the groups were almost complete. The Warriors started the game without a major absence, while Austin Rivers took the place of Jaden McDaniels in the Timberwolves’ starting 5.
Minnesota arms swinging
Minnesota took to the water very quickly in this game. The attack first raises questions. As since the start of the season, Wolves are totally disorganized and can’t find each other. D’Angelo Russell pretty much finds the way cart, by itself or in combination with Rudy Gobertbut it is the only one in the starting 5. Anthony Edwards is in a game without, and Karl-Anthony Towns is ghostly. And in defense the situation is even worse. There is simply no desire, no motivation in this group.
The Warriors take advantage of this by going 18-4 in less than 3 minutes during the first period. In addition to the heat strokes of Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole or Andrew Wiggins, the Timberwolves defense is abysmal. So much so that the Warriors reach the 47 points at the end of the first quarter. From the start of the game it looks like Minnesota dropped the game. The stadium quickly takes on a cathedral atmosphere, and the players don’t seem to want to be on the pitch. In just 12 minutes, we know that the match will be long.
The Warriors never worried
This article is mainly against the Wolves, given the horrible performance on offer. But we must not forget that Stephen Curry and his band have completely outsmarted their opponents. The men of Steve Kerr kept their hands on the game, and knew how to pass the right accelerator shots at the right times to prevent Minnesota from believing in its chances of victory. A great first half Jaylen Nowell, and an in-game improvement for Towns et Edwards won’t change anything. Minnesota loses by a score of 137-114which could have been much worse if the Warriors had played 100% for 48 minutes.
Magnificent match of the Warriors against the Wolves pic.twitter.com/PAbfrPlaTY
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