Minnesota laughed in the final game of the Play-In Tournament.
The Minnesota Timberwolves won 120-95 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2022-2023 NBA Play-In Tournament held at the Minnesota Target Center on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time).
Minnesota won the single bridge 카지노match and advanced to the playoffs as the eighth seed. Minnesota’s opponent in the first round of the playoffs is No. 1 seed Denver. Oklahoma City caused a surprise by catching New Orleans, but unfortunately failed to win two games in a row.
Minnesota won the victory with Twin Towers Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert achieving double-doubles side by side. Towns posted 28 points and 11 rebounds, while Gobert, who returned from suspension, had 21 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Edwards also did his part with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.
Oklahoma City’s ace Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 22 points, but his field goal efficiency (5/19) dropped significantly, leaving him disappointed. Gilgeous-Alexander showed his fighting spirit from injury, but was blocked by Nikhil Alexander-Walker’s defense and his power was significantly reduced than usual. Guard Josh Giedy (6 points), who played a big role against New Orleans, also suffered from extreme sluggishness and lowered his head.
Minnesota finished the first quarter with a one-point lead in a tight battle. In the second quarter, Towns scored and scored. Then, Kyle Anderson and Edwards added strength and increased the score gap. When Oklahoma City followed with Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalyn Williams’ 3-pointer, Edwards responded and Minnesota finished the first half with a score of 57-47.
The game, which Minnesota dominated, leaned heavily in the third quarter.
Entering the second half, Minnesota built up points one by one with Gobert and Towns at the fore. Oklahoma City also did not back down easily as Gilgeous-Alexander scored on free throws, but it was painful to allow Terrin Prince and Edwards to score outside shots. Afterwards, Minnesota, who made a 17-point lead with Gobert’s consecutive points, finished the third quarter with a score of 95-78.
Minnesota, who had the chance to win, beat Oklahoma City in the fourth quarter as well. The gap between Alexander-Walker and Mike Conley’s perimeter catchers widened. In the end, Oklahoma City, whose defeat was deepening, summoned key players to the bench and raised the white flag. Minnesota played well and advanced to the playoffs.