Game stream: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Game stream: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

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Game stream: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

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The New Orleans Pelicans (0-3) play against the Minnesota Timberwolves (0-0) at Target Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT on Saturday October 23, 2021

New Orleans Pelicans 89, Minnesota Timberwolves 96 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Karl-Anthony Towns @KarlTowns
2x WORLD CHAMPION! S/O to the champion @ShakurStevenson for holding NJ down! #HerringStevenson12:52 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Final game story with quotes as Timberwolves escape with 96-89 victory over New Orleans. strib.mn/3jwsrVL12:41 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Ben McLemore hits a three to put the Blazers up 35 and then does the D’Angelo Russell “ice in his veins” celebration – 12:08 AM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans are averaging 18.3 bench points three games in. pic.twitter.com/6vwm2tQ6X411:48 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
The @Minnesota Timberwolves win 96-89 to move to 2-0 on the season for the third straight year.
Towns leads the way with 25 points, while Edwards finishes with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Minnesota and New Orleans will play again on Monday @TargetCenterMN at 7 pm CT. – 10:56 PM
Willy Hernangomez @willyhg94
🔋 🔋 🔋 – 10:56 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Willie on Herb Jones’ play tonight: “He is a warrior. He just fights. … He has a toughness about him that is going to take him a long way.” – 10:54 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Eric Bledsoe went all of last season in New Orleans without a dunk.
He shows tonight after a pick-six that he can still hang on the rim with two hands… – 10:52 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Three of Karl-Anthony Towns six fouls were on the offensive end tonight.
Chris Finch on that postgame: “Seems like he has more offensive fouls than any other star in the league.” – 10:49 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (10/23 at MIN):
Willie Green
Devonte’ Graham
Brandon Ingram
Jonas Valančiūnas – 10:39 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans fall into double-digit first-half deficit before making it anyone’s game in Minnesota, but can’t overcome 30 turnovers. Timberwolves regain footing, withstand New Orleans push for 96-89 win at Target Center. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/wG0l8NV1dI pic.twitter.com/jKvWSiqvmy10:37 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Brandon Ingram is averaging career-highs 27/7/6 on 49% shooting and 46% from three.
The Pelicans are 0-3. pic.twitter.com/kKV43KIHHZ10:37 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Calling it now, Pelicans gonna notch a W on Monday. – 10:36 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
This one was an adventure, but the Wolves are 2-0
Wolves 96, Pels 89
On tonight’s pod
– Pat Bev debuts + makes his presence known
– DLo slow through 3 Qs but hits the dagger for the W
– KAT fouls out again
– JMac magic
– Feeling the roster’s lack of size on (21 O rebs) – 10:34 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
FINAL: Timberwolves 96, Pelicans 89.
New Orleans is 0-3.
They didn’t get blown out… – 10:34 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Wolves 96, Pelicans 89
– Pels: 30 turnovers
– Pels: 34.8% FG, 9/40 3P
– Ingram: 30p, 6r, 4a, 12/23 FG
– Jonas: 20p, 17r, 6/10 FG, 8/8 FT
– NAW: 14p, 14r, 2/13 3P, 6/24 FG
– Graham: 11p, 1/10 3P, 2/14 FG
– Pels’ bench: 12 points
Back against Minnesota on Monday night. – 10:33 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Wolves 96, Pelicans 89
Ingram 30 pts (20 in 2nd half) & 7 TOs
Valanciunas 20 pts & 17 rebs
NAW 14 pts (6-24 FG)
Pels fall to 0-3 after tying a franchise record with 30 (!!!) turnovers. The offense just looks lost right now. Willie Green has a lot of work ahead of him. – 10:33 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
Whelp
Last year’s Pelicans would have lost by 30 – 10:32 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves survive. And it was all thanks to the defense.
MIN 96, NOP 89.
KAT: 25 pts but fouled out
Ant: 19 (8-23), 9 rebs
Russell: 12 on 5-14.
Rebounds: NOP 62, MIN 47
TOs: NOP 30, MIN 20 – 10:32 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Pelicans were in the game in the final minute despite finishing with 30 turnovers and shooting 34.8% from the field and 9/40 from 3.
Starting backcourt went 3/23 from 3.
Back at it against this same team on Monday night. – 10:31 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
So Devonte’ and Nickeil go 3-23 from three-point range, the Pelicans commit 30 turnovers and Pels killed in fast break points/points in the paint, but the game went down to the wire. – 10:31 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
The Pelicans. My god. – 10:30 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram has been so good tonight. I know he’s up to 7 turnovers, but he’s done so many things tonight that we rarely ever saw all last season. Nearly kept that last possession alive for the Pels
And now D’Angelo banks in a lucky three. 👎🏻 – 10:28 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
DLo banks in a 3 that will likely wrap this one up for the Wolves. Kinda fitting for this one to come down to a shot like that.
Pels on the verge of falling to 0-3 after another underwhelming performance. – 10:28 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Give Herb Jones the star (in his role) treatment he deserves. – 10:26 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Damnit. Herb’s hurting. Pelicans forced to burn a timeout. Hope he only had the wind knocked out of him on that scramble for the loose ball. – 10:25 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pels had to call a timeout with Herb Jones down experiencing some pain after diving for the loose ball.
He was able to walk over to the bench under his own control. – 10:24 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
How good has Jonas Valanciunas been tonight? Nearly kept another possession alive.
20 points
18 rebounds
3 steals
8-8 FTs
Just outstanding. – 10:23 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
This was just not Nickeil’s night shooting-wise (2 of 12 from deep), so clutch-time lineup has Trey Murphy along with the other starters (including fellow rookie Jones) – 10:20 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Brandon Ingram just tied his career-high with his 7th turnover of the night.
Pels are up to 29 as a team. – 10:18 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“He’s got to start playing better,” — Nick Nurse on Chris Boucher (0/5 in 8 min). – 10:14 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
KAT just picked up his 5th foul and he was giving a tech Wolves sub in Naz Reid with 6:36 left in the 4th.
If the Pels have a chance to make one final run, this has to be the time to make it happen. – 10:10 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Joel said it, but it’s been so frustrating to see #Pelicans fight through turnovers and other problems to get back into game, but then go through a huge shooting dry spell at worst time. Wolves got a series of hoops with the ball not being stopped in transition – 10:08 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Aside from the turnovers… Pelicans just haven’t made shots.
They are shooting 32.5 percent from the field right now and are 9/37 on 3s. – 10:07 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jordan McLaughlin can hoop – 10:03 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Big buckets from Malik Beasley here in the fourth – 10:03 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
(Pelicans bench has been outscored 27-12 thus far) – 10:02 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Reid puts it in at the buzzer to give the @Minnesota Timberwolves a 69-67 lead after the third.
Towns has 22 points, his second straight 20+ point performance (270th career) while adding 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Vanderbilt has a team-high 8 rebounds tonight. – 9:56 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Wolves 69, Pelicans 67
Ingram 18 pts (8 in the 3rd)
NAW 14 pts (6-20) & 11 rebs
Valanciunas 14 pts & 13 rebs
Pels have 26 turnovers, the Wolves have 18
Some ugly basketball here in Minneapolis – 9:55 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Minnesota is playing so aggressively on defense right now that the Pelicans need to start cutting on them. Get a backdoor dunk or two and they’ll step off (well everyone but Pat-Bev) – 9:54 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Bad news: 25 turnovers in 3 quarters. More than NOLA had in any game last year.
Good news: 8 2H turnovers have led to 0 Minnesota points. – 9:54 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Herb Jones had 7 rebounds in his third-quarter stint. He’s scoreless, but he’s definitely making an impact. – 9:47 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Pelicans pounding the Wolves on the glass: 44-33. That’s helping them overcome 23 turnovers. Wolves size issues coming into focus here. – 9:46 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
22-9 run for the Pelicans here in the 3rd Q
The first time this season we’re really feeling the imbalance of this roster — in terms of size and 1-way players. – 9:44 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb Jones was defending D’Angelo Russell up the court and on the drive, then quickly rotated baseline upon the pass and picked up a charge.
I absolutely love this kid and his effort. – 9:44 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Herb Jones takeover is here.
And, oh yeah, the Pels have somehow tied the game at 63. – 9:43 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Herb Jones was the cause of a couple of turnovers in the first half because of his constant moving and getting where his teammates weren’t.
In the second half, that movement is resulting in a number of extra possessions for the Pelicans.
He’s had a really, really good 3Q. – 9:42 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb Jones has been EVERYWHERE – 9:42 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Herbert Jones has made some subtle, no-stat hustle plays in 3Q that are helping #Pelicans get back in game… as I type that, he’s now grabbing offensive boards that do show up in box score – 9:42 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Herb Jones is up to 8 rebounds in the 3rd quarter alone. He had zero at halftime.
His activity has been crazy. Getting the Pels a lot of second-chance opportunities. – 9:42 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
The Pelicans defense has just put the clamps on the Timberwolves through the first 8 minutes of the third quarter. They’re flying all over the court. Rotating hard. Ingram even picked up a charge a few minutes ago.
THIS is what we’ve all been waiting for. – 9:42 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Pelicans up to 7 offensive rebounds this quarter. – 9:42 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans at 22 turnovers.
Team only had that many in a game twice last year – opening night against Toronto and April 1 against Orlando. They had 24 both nights.
Even with that though… it’s a one-possession game in Minnesota with 4:20 left in the 3Q. – 9:40 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Karl-Anthony Towns just picked up his 4th foul. Naz Reid is subbing in to replace him. – 9:36 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
This has been the ultimate “let ’em play” game. Teams have combined to shoot 8 free throws mid 3Q (#Pelicans are 4/5; Wolves are 1/3). One positive aspect of that is refs continue to not reward offensive players for non-basketball moves – 9:33 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Nickeil Alexander-Walker up to a career-high 9 rebounds. – 9:32 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Really rough night for D’Angelo Russell. 4 pts, 2-7, 0-3 3s and 6 TOs. – 9:25 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
According to @ESPNStatsInfo research: 17 turnovers is the most the Pelicans have had in a first half since 12/2/2004 when the then-New Orleans Hornets turned it over 19 times against Washington. – 9:17 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Brandon Ingram thru 3 games in 2020-21:
19 3PT attempts, 23 free throw attempts
Brandon Ingram thru 2.5 games in 2021-22:
10 3PT attempts, 5 free throw attempts – 9:08 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Wolves 54, Pelicans 41
Ingram 10 pts (4-11 FG)
NAW 10 pts (4-14 FG) & 8 rebs
Valanciunas 8 pts & 9 rebs
Grahama 5 pts (1-7 FG)
Pels turned the ball over 17 times (!!!!), giving up 20 points off their miscues. Horrendous half of basketball from New Orleans – 9:06 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Halftime: T’Wolves 54, Pelicans 41.
Remember when the Pelicans’ first quarter over was a veritable lock last year?
That was more fun to watch. – 9:06 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Wolves 54, Pelicans 41
– Pels were up 33-30; 24-8 after that for MIN
– Pels: 17 turnovers to 20 MIN points
– Pels: 15/44 FG, 7/21 3P, 4/4 FT
– MIN: 23/52 FG, 7/18 3P, 1/3 FT
– NAW: 10p, 8r
– BI: 10p, 4r
– JV: 8p, 9r – 9:05 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans seem to be reacting slowly to loose balls, especially long rebounds, which is why Wolves are winning a lot of 50-50 plays. Everyone needs to take responsibility for pursuing them and not leave it to chance or someone else grabbing ball – 9:03 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
The Pelicans just seem hopeless for very long stretches. – 8:58 PM
Kyle Ratke @Kyle_Ratke
Looking back, I really should have made Anthony Edwards one of my groomsmen. – 8:53 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Lewis, Marshall and Alexander-Walker each have three turnovers in the first half.
Pelicans have 15 as a team.
It’s midway through the 2Q. – 8:51 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans turnovers – 15
Pelicans field goals – 12
There’s still 5:13 left before halftime. – 8:51 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Nickeil Alexander-Walker has 8 rebounds already – that ties his career high. – 8:50 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves with 8 turnovers but have force New Orleans in to 12. That Pat-Bev led group was v active defensively. Vanderbilt having some nice moments extending possessions. – 8:45 PM
Eliot Clough @EliotClough
THE PELICANS HAVE A LEAD IN THE SECOND QUARTER!?!? – 8:40 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Patrick Beverley is in Kira Lewis’ head — two straight turnovers. – 8:38 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Defense, in the halfcourt, completely changed once Patrick Beverley checked in.
The Wolves have so rarely been able to provided resistance at the point of attack over the years, let alone control it.
Beverley also drew two charges in his first five minutes. – 8:37 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 28-27.
Towns pacing all scorers with 15 points while Edwards is up to 7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. – 8:36 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Wolves 28, Pelicans 27
NAW 10 pts (4-9 FG) & 7 rebs
Valanciunas 6 pts & 5 rebs
Ingram 3 pts (1-4 FG)
Pels had 8 turnovers (9 points off) – 8:36 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
That was a wild ride of a first quarter.
Pelicans turn it over 8 times … but only trail by 1. – 8:35 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves open a 9-point lead near the end of the quarter but Pelicans made another run at them. It’s 28-27 after one. Towns with 15 after playing the entire quarter. – 8:35 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Brandon Ingram wanted the ball in the post, but Jaxson Hayes was in the area. And then NAW just fumbled the ball out of bounds without pressure. Lack of focus like this at times is unacceptable – 8:33 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota is on a 20-7 run over the last 4:39 to take a 28-19 lead with 2:17 left in the first.
Towns leads all with 15 points on 6-8 shooting, including 2-2 from deep. His career-high for points in a first quarter is 23 (at Indiana on 2/28/19). – 8:30 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Karl-Anthony Towns: 5-7, 2-2 3s 13 pts in 7 mins.
Rest of Wolves: 2-10, 1-5, 5 pts – 8:25 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans keep overpassing in the paint. That’s accounting for a lot of these turnovers opponents are taking and running with the other way. Sometimes you can be too unselfish – 8:23 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves started this one with an 8-0 lead. New Orleans then scored next 12 as offense got a little sloppy. – 8:18 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
It’s trial by fire, but Alexander-Walker is going to be a better creator by the time Zion comes back.
You can see the ability. – 8:18 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A Brandon Ingram steal and Nickeil cleaning up on the glass give the Pels a 10-8 lead. 10-0 run for Nola – 8:17 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Devonte’ Graham on tonight’s @BallySportsNO interview about Trey Murphy III and Herb Jones:
“My two rook’s, man, oh my God, man, they’re gonna be good. I’ve been telling people that back home.” – 8:10 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley’s routine after the national anthem included screaming, fake gun shots and smacking Glen Taylor on the butt HARD. Then he prayed. – 8:06 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Same starters for the Timberwolves tonight
D’Angelo Russell
Anthony Edwards
Jaden McDaniels
Josh Okogie
Karl-Anthony Towns – 7:34 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters:
Devonte’ Graham
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:30 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Herb Jones gets the start again. “He doesn’t do anything to hurt you,” Willie Green said. “He just plays solid defense. He knows how to play, knows where to be. And he gives you a bit of what Josh gives you in the starting lineup.” – 7:30 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pels going with the same starting five: Herb Jones in as the forward spot opposite Brandon Ingram. – 7:28 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
BI warming up before tonight’s game in Minnesota pic.twitter.com/PDHh5GNpTo7:14 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Josh Hart is OUT – 6:38 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Minnesota’s Chris Finch, asked about defending Ingram/NAW: “Those guys are really scoring well for them and are super aggressive. Fortunately we have some length too and can try to match up with them, whether it’s (McDaniels or Vanderbilt). (Okogie) we can play out there too.” – 6:29 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Ant taking the role of player development coach here pregame, passing for McKinley Wright.
Never seen that before. pic.twitter.com/E1rCYxQc0s5:57 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
The @Minnesota Timberwolves look to start 2-0 for the 3rd straight season tonight at 7 pm vs. New Orleans @TargetCenterMN.
TV: @BallySportsNOR PLUS
(@davebenz, @JimPeteHoops, @MarneyGellner)
Radio: @wccoradio (@WolvesRadio, @CAL_soderquist)
Wolves game notes:
https://t.co/49XLLfqVe3 pic.twitter.com/EeXFN7qrgf3:57 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
This is the schedule for Kanye West’s new Donda Academy team including games on the @Grind_Photos
They open Nov. 6 in Minnesota pic.twitter.com/zAuFETOVsg2:32 PM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Here are the individual player grades as the Chicago Bulls beat the New Orleans Pelicans in their home opener. lonzowire.usatoday.com/lists/chicago-…2:28 PM

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