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Timberwolves fall in overtime to snap 3-game winning streak – InForum

MINNEAPOLIS — There’s a reason NBA teams despise playing back-to-back home games against the same opponent. No team wants to share two home games, but the league has proven time and time again how difficult it is to beat a team — any team — twice in as many games.

Especially a team as good as Sacramento (28-21).

Minnesota made it Monday but couldn’t stop the required overtime to pull off an impressive momentum.

Sacramento dismantled Minnesota’s on-ball defense in the extra session for a series of easy looks en route to a 118-111 win in Minneapolis.

The Timberwolves forced overtime on Monday thanks to another explosive performance from Anthony Edwards. The third-year guard continues to look like the best player on the floor regardless of Minnesota’s opponent. It was no different on Monday.

Edwards finished the tournament with 33 points, five assists and eight rebounds. At the end of regulation, with the Timberwolves (27-26) three down, Edwards used his gravity to suck in the Kings’ defense on a drive and kicked in to a wide open Jaden McDaniels who splattered the equalizing triple with splash 12 seconds to play.

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Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox dunks the ball on Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson Monday, January 30, 2023 in Minneapolis.

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At the other end, Edwards Kings star guard De’Aaron Fox locked in and forced the floor general into a hard mid-range shot that caught nothing but air.

But that was about the only time all night that Minnesota included Fox, who rebounded from a tough performance on Saturday and scored 32 points, 20 of which ended up in the paint. As a team, Sacramento finished with 68 points in the paint.

Fox and Malik Monk terrorized Minnesota in overtime, driving into the teeth of Wolves’ defense with ease to either score themselves or step to an open shooter.

Monday’s loss ended Wolves’ three-game winning streak and things won’t get any easier when the defending champions Warriors come to town on Wednesday.


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