Minnesota orchestrated a stunning comeback against the Pelicans, erasing a 14-point deficit in the final quarter to secure a thrilling 121-120 victory.
Karl-Anthony Towns emerged as the hero, sinking the game-winning shot with just 5 seconds left.
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Reflecting on the game, Towns emphasized his strategic approach in utilizing available opportunities.
His stellar performance included 31 points, six rebounds, and nine assists, shooting with remarkable efficiency.
The Timberwolves faced adversity, trailing by 15 in the first half, briefly taking the lead in the third quarter, and then encountering a 14-point deficit in the fourth.
Key plays, such as Nickeil Alexander-Walker’s five consecutive points and Towns’ clutch three-pointer, fueled the comeback. Despite a tied score and missed free throws, Towns’ decisive shot sealed the victory.
Looking ahead, Minnesota enjoys a brief respite before embarking on a three-game homestand against the New York Knicks, 76ers, and the Kings.
The win not only showcased the Timberwolves’ resilience but also solidified their position with a 9-3 record.
The game’s intensity, highlighted by Towns’ late-game heroics, adds another chapter to Minnesota’s promising season.