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    Minnesota Timberwolves Game thread: New York Knicks @ Minnesota Timberwolves 12/28/2021 8:00pm [Game #34]





    (15-18) -- (16-17)

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    Target Center, Minneapolis, MN MSG 8:00 PM EST



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    Injury Report

    New York Knicks Minnesota Timberwolves
    Kevin Knox - Medical protocols (OUT) Taurean Prince - Conditioning (DOUBT)
    Derrick Rose - Ankle surgery (OUT) Patrick Beverly - Conditioning (PROB)
    Nerlens Noel - Medical protocols (OUT) Anthony Edwards - Conditioning (PROB)
    - Naz Reid - Conditioning (PROB)
    - Karl-Anthony Towns - Medical protocols (OUT)
    - McKinley Wright IV - Medical protocols (OUT)
    - Jarred Vanderbilt - Medical protocols (OUT)
    - D'Angelo Russell - Medical protocols (OUT)


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    With nowhere else to turn in the midst of COVID-19 outbreaks, the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks might have found unlikely saviors in their bids to remain afloat during unprecedented times.

    The unexpected stars will look to continue their surges Tuesday night, when the Timberwolves are slated to host the Knicks.

    The Timberwolves will be completing a back-to-back set of home games after they overcame an 11-point halftime deficit Monday night to edge the Boston Celtics 108-103.

    Nathan Knight made his first NBA start and posted his first double-double, while Jaylen Nowell scored a career-high 29 points for Minnesota.

    The Knicks haven't played since Saturday afternoon, when the resurgent Kemba Walker posted the first Christmas Day triple-double in franchise history in a 101-87 win over the visiting Atlanta Hawks.

    The Timberwolves' Monday victory snapped a two-game losing streak, and it came with perhaps the definition of a piecemeal lineup.

    With seven players in COVID-19 protocols -- including leading scorers Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell, who average a combined 65.3 points per game -- Minnesota's starting five entered Monday with a total of 22 starts this season.

    Knight, who'd never played more than 26 minutes in his first 47 NBA games, set career highs with 20 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes. Nowell posted his second game with at least 20 points in 76 career games; the first came March 11 when he collected 28 points for the Timberwolves against the New Orleans Pelicans.

    Greg Monroe, who signed a 10-day contract Monday, came off the bench and almost posted a double-double (11 points, nine rebounds) in his first NBA action since a playoff appearance with the Philadelphia 76ers in May 2019.

    "Sometimes there's not a lot of separation between a guy who's in your rotation and a guy who's out," Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said. "And in some situations, some guys who are out of the rotation are actually better, more experienced players than the guys who are in."

    Walker, meanwhile, has spent the last four games proving how quickly a player can go from afterthought to indispensable.

    Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau -- who led the Timberwolves to their most recent playoff berth in 2017-18 -- made Walker a healthy scratch for 10 straight games. The loss of five players to COVID protocols subsequently left him no choice but to put the 31-year-old back in the starting lineup on Dec. 18.

    All Walker has done over the last four games is average 26 points, 8.3 rebounds and seven assists. After scoring 44 points against the Washington Wizards on Thursday, Walker became just the seventh NBA player to post a triple-double on Christmas Day when he finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists Saturday.

    The crowd at Madison Square Garden serenaded Walker, a Bronx native, with chants of "KEM-BA WALK-ER" as he exited the court late in the fourth quarter Saturday.

    "Those are moments you dream about," Walker said. "It was special just to be home with that New York on my chest. Being a New York City kid, born and raised, it felt amazing."

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    Thanks for the great game thread, Rady.

    Got to start building some momentum if we are going to turn this season around.

    Let’s go Knicks!

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    Happy Holidays Rady .. Thanks for the Game-Thread .. Kemba Walker has become the East Player of the Week. Yeah, it's not looking good for coach Thibs! The Knicks should've extended assistant coach Woody's contract.
    Anthony Edwards & Beverley may play tonight. Will RJ Barrett score 25 pts tonight on Edwards comment of him last season?
    Last night the starter-less Timberwolves came together in the 2nd half of the game to beat the Boston Celtics 108-103.
    So the Timberwolves are hype tonight for another win .. And Knicks fans are worried bout Kemba coming together to work out coach Thibs & Randle problem running the team? They didn't do so well in the 10 games without Kemba 2-8

    Will Deuce-Deuce replace D.Rose in the 2nd unit lineup alongside of Quickley & Obi?
    I would rather have Grimes & MitchRob on the 2nd unit lineup, and for Thibs to go back to running a 10 man rotation so the Knicks could stay above .500 !!!

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    Not going to lie, watching Toppin, Grimes, and Quickley gets me very excited for this team’s future.

    10 - 0 start to 2nd quarter and Knicks open up a big 1st half lead.

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    End of the first qtr. Knicks 29 - Wolves 22
    Grimes two 3 ball shots to start the 2nd quarter got the Knicks got on a groove 39-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Not going to lie, watching Toppin, Grimes, and Quickley gets me very excited for this team’s future.

    10 - 0 start to 2nd quarter and Knicks open up a big 1st half lead.
    They are the FUTURE winning Knicks !!!

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    NYK had a 4-2 break, settled for a 3…

    17 point lead cut to 5 bc NYK refuse to work to beat the Minny zone.

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    Knicks 1-6 from FT line… they missed their first 5 attempts.

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    Last 10 minutes of second quarter might’ve been worse offensive showing of season….

    Minny closes quarter on a 18-5 run, after trailing by 17. Knicks miss 8 of last 9 shots.

    Knicks score 15 points (after 29 in the first).

    Knicks manage just 44 points. They aren’t playing the 90s Bulls…. They are playing Minny, who is without their starting 5.

    Minny went to 2-3 zone, and every possession after that was 1 pass and Chuck a 3… brick…. Minny ball.

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    Grimes had 11. RJ early foul trouble saved Knicks. He had 11/44 first half points. Without RJ fouls trouble, Knicks probably losing

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    HalfTime .. Knicks 44 - Wolves 41

    Grimes is playing to WIN!
    Randle and Kemba lost our 17 pt lead, and look effortless on the court looking for it.
    Toppin got 7 min in first half
    Quickley got 8 min in first half

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    Knicks losing in 2nd half by missing 3-ball shot after 3 ball shot.
    The Knicks got the 17 pt lead bc the Wolves kept shooting 3 ball shots on every offensive possession

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    So far the only Knicks I would allow to shoot the 3-Ball shot are Kemba Grimes and Evans .. I would Fine any other player 5K for missing a 3

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    Randle 4-15
    Evan F 5-13
    RJ 0-6

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    Greg Monroe is Back !!!

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