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Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert Lead Timberwolves to Victory

Those who doubted the Karl-Anthony Towns-Rudy Gobert duo will perhaps be reassured after the new demonstration of the Minnesota tandem on Saturday evening. The Timberwolves, even without their offensive leader Anthony Edwards, defeated Charlotte (123-117) thanks to a game dominated by their pivots: 54 points and 19 rebounds combined.

Mike Conley as pack leader in money time

The Hornets, themselves deprived of their maestro LaMelo Ball, had found the resources, behind Terry Rozier’s 23 points and Miles Bridges’ 22, to take a four-point lead five minutes from the buzzer on a basket from Ish Smith (106-102).

After a timeout, Karl-Anthony Towns, author of 28 units, hit 3 points. And the former Utah duo, Mike Conley-Rudy Gobert, did the rest. The playmaker (14 points, 10 assists) was impeccable in money-time management, looking for mistakes, hitting lay-ups and 3-pointers and distributing the game wisely.

A counter from Rudy Gobert on Nick Richards extinguished the last hopes of the locals. The French international pivot confirmed his great start to the season by delivering his best offensive score of the year, with 26 points without waste (10/12 shooting), 12 rebounds and 3 blocks, even though he was uncertain before the part (hip).

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With 26 points, Rudy Gobert matched his best total since arriving in Minnesota last season. The one whose NBA record stands at 35 units (2017 with Utah) had not exceeded 17 points this season.

The Wolves have never seemed so sure of themselves, and have recorded a fourth success in a row, a seventh in the last eight matches. Enough to monopolize the top of the Western Conference standings (15-4), ahead of Oklahoma City (13-6), posting the same record as Boston in the East.

2023-12-03 07:33:30
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