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Anthony Edwards delivers in overtime, Timberwolves beat Warriors, 119-114 – InForum

MINNEAPOLIS — Anthony Edwards played a poor 48 minutes of basketball Wednesday at the Target Center. Luckily for the Minnesota Timberwolves, there were five more after that.

Edwards redeemed himself with two tough overtime hours to defeat Golden State 119-114 in a scintillating comeback win.

Steph Curry got going in the first half, scoring 21 points in a series of stunning three-pointers only he can finish. Minnesota did a better job of containing Curry in the second half, forcing the Star Guard to take a number of tough middle-class jumpers.

The Warriors went just 28-56 from 2-point range, with Curry himself going 3-9 in that division.

Minnesota was down 98-85 early in the fourth quarter and failed to hit the broad side of a barn from the outside. That’s when D’Angelo Russell went nuclear. He scored 14 points in the final six minutes of the quarter and acted as lead conductor in an 18-4 rally for the Timberwolves.

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Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (left) moves the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell at Target Center Wednesday.

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The surge was reminiscent of Minnesota’s win over Toronto in January, in which Russell turned what seemed a certain loss into a win in the first three quarters. The point guard hit seven triples on the night en route to his 29-point performance.

Minnesota took their first lead of the half when Naz Reid curry forced a miss on one end and then completed a transition layup on the other.

Both teams looked to win the game at the end of regular time, with Curry missing a long, wide-open 2-pointer with five seconds left and Russell missing a forced throw after Minnesota’s last game clearly went awry.

Russell fouled less than a minute into the extra session. Then Edwards took the reins and took off.

But the game of the night belonged to Reid. With Minnesota three with 15 seconds to play in overtime, Reid missed a corner three. He then grabbed the offensive rebound and drove in for an emphatic dunk.

Reid started in place of the injured Rudy Gobert and finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds.


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