Game stream: Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Game stream: Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

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Game stream: Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

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The Phoenix Suns (10-3) play against the Minnesota Timberwolves (9-9) at Target Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday November 15, 2021

Phoenix Suns 99, Minnesota Timberwolves 96 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
5 takeaways from #Suns road escape over T-Wolves for 9th straight win; Deandre Ayton returns azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral1:08 AM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 12 min. Away from sweeping Lakers/Clippers on the road for the first time since the 2011-12 season. – 12:29 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I didn’t want to see the ice in the veins tonight.” Devin Booker on D’Angelo Russell missing that open 3 late that would’ve put T-Wolves up one. #Suns win by 3.
Wait for reaction to hearing Chris Paul scoring 19 in 4th and talk about flexing to get back at Karl-Anthony Towns. pic.twitter.com/OX3leFcsOU12:15 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Chris Paul plays with a chip.
He gets mad and upset, but also knows it’s all about winning the game.
Paul breaks that down as he scored 19 of his 21 in the 4th of #Suns 99-96 win over T-Wolves to make it nine straight wins for Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/lwOR9hvnLb12:06 AM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Monty Williams breaking down difference between young team and one with veterans as that was the deciding factor in tonight’s game #Suns won over T-Wolves. pic.twitter.com/SzmdjyK1fU11:59 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s what we needed.” Monty Williams on the return of Deandre Ayton. who went for 22 and 12 in #Suns win. pic.twitter.com/I2qdY3UTld11:57 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“That could be 3 now DA.” Deandre Ayton on his final bucket to put #Suns up for good as he said the ref told him he could call him for three seconds. pic.twitter.com/PR2bA5VA9Y11:54 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Make sure y’all bring that same energy y’all was bringing last game cause dont try to take the L when I’m back now.
Deandre Ayton as he posted a double-double of 22 and 12 in Monday’s win at T-Wolves to give #Suns nine straight victories. pic.twitter.com/Z29UvIlBAJ11:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I can block it out too.”
Deandre Ayton as he addressed Robert Sarver allegations, saying he’s controlling what he can control.
On Jalen Rose saying Sarver called him “lazy N-Word” and ESPN saying it was a mistake. Said he never heard about it. #Suns pic.twitter.com/8OeRb7MDi411:28 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
The Suns couldn’t stop Karl-Anthony Towns tonight. Luckily, D’Angelo Russell did it for them. – 11:24 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton said the main thing on his mind tonight was running, seeing how everything felt on sharp angles and such. Said he felt good. – 11:15 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Deandre Ayton is the only player this season to average:
15+ PPG
10+ RPG
60+ FG%
Pay the man. pic.twitter.com/Mcoj9Ggigf11:11 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Heading home. See y’all soon. #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/AreXwx6wzi11:05 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls on a 9-2 run up 31-19. DeRozan-9. LaVine-8. Ball and Jones-6. Bulls 61% 5-7-3s. Davis scoreless in 10 min. – 11:02 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
We won’t hear from Doncic tonight because he is getting treatment on his ankle. Also, the Mavs have cancelled tomorrow’s practice, so we might not get an update on Doncic’s condition before the team flies to Phoenix tomorrow afternoon. – 10:55 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Josh Okogie had back spasms, Chris Finch said. – 10:47 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
BOOK IT.
Tonight’s @FanDuel Stat Line of the Game pic.twitter.com/LK2LY02ZxP10:43 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
We keep getting WINS, you keep getting WINGS!
Download the Suns app below to claim your 3 free wings and head to an @ATLWingsAZ location in the next 24hrs to redeem!
📱 https://t.co/T8bUcCQMvG pic.twitter.com/SscIEv4PEO10:41 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Not enough for Paul + Booker late: Wolves 96, Suns 99
On tonight’s show:
– Going thru the final 2 mins play by play
– An efficient 35 + 13 for KAT
– Game of chaos = poor shooting both ways
– Definitely Ant’s worst game on O, but maybe best on D
– Finch goes with 8-man rotation – 10:39 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Grit and grinded for 9️⃣
Our longest regular season streak since 2010. pic.twitter.com/zoxa1BNonn10:39 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
SUNS WIN!
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SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN!
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SUNS WIN!
SUNS WIN! – 10:38 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Final: PHX 99, MIN 96
Booker: 29-5-5, 7-16 FG
Ayton: 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 10-14 FG
Paul: 21 Pts, 8 Ast, 6-14 FG
Towns: 35 Pts, 13 Reb, 5-9 3P
Suns have won 9 straight games, their longest win steak since winning 10 straight back in 2010 – 10:38 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
That’s nine straight wins for the Suns, the longest winning streak for the franchise since 2010 – 10:38 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Russell missed 3. #Suns win by 3. pic.twitter.com/U5go1dIUDP10:38 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
No timeouts for T-Wolves.
Booker misses 1st FT.
Makes 2nd.
#Suns up 2. – 10:37 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Oh man, Edwards had the rebound and started backing up for a 3, lost the ball. Phoenix is going to survive. – 10:37 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Booker misses a FT. I did not see that coming. – 10:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker back in with five fouls on offense. #Suns10:34 PM
Baxter Holmes @Baxter
NEWS: Lawyers leading NBA investigation into Phoenix Suns and majority owner Robert Sarver make initial remarks to team employees, addressing concerns about retaliation, confidentiality and a timeline for completion, league sources tell ESPN. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…10:34 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Now THAT was a great play design. Can’t let Paul or Booker get the ball on the inbound. – 10:34 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker out. Has five fouls.
Ayton out Has five fouls. #Suns10:33 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul has 19 in the 4th quarter after coming into the quarter with just two points on 1-of-7 shooting.
He’s now 6-of-14, meaning he’s hit 5-of-7 in quarter. – 10:32 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Good non-call on Book’s defense on D’Angelo Russell. CP3, who has 19 of his 21 in the 4Q, puts the Suns up 3 with 19 seconds left – 10:32 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Beverly rebound all in motion putback to score. Fouled by Ayton. His 5th.
Beverly to line. Misses FT, but McDaniels got offensive board
Russell then tries to draw foul on Booker, doesn’t get it, misses
Crowder rebound. Paul hits FTs after getting fouled. #Suns up 3. 19.1 left – 10:31 PM
Justin Verrier @JustinVerrier
Is D’Angelo Russell the player you’d least like to give the ball to in crunch time who typically gets the ball in crunch time? – 10:31 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Chris Paul was 1-7 with 2 points coming into the 4th.
He has 19 on 5-7 in the 4th. – 10:31 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Dude, somebody get D’Angelo Russell off the floor good lord. – 10:30 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
D’Angelo Russell getting his team rewarded for that shot shouldn’t sit right with the basketball gods like that, man – 10:30 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker was 3-for-10 at one point, but he’s up to 28-5-5 on 7-of-16 shooting since. Suns up 3 with 46 seconds left – 10:28 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker jumper after Russell miss.
Runs to other end of the court nodding his head before going back to bench.
#Suns up three with 46.8 seconds left. Timeout T-Wolves. – 10:28 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
BOOK CASHHHHH! – 10:28 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
OUR NERVES RIGHT NOW… – 10:27 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton gets free off action. Booker assist. #Suns up one. – 10:27 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Chris Paul is so good lol – 10:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Five fouls on Booker guarding Russell. Hits FTs.
T-Wolves up one. 1:28 left. #Suns10:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges splits FTs. #Suns up one. 1:30 left. – 10:25 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Dreaded destination power rankings in terms of something strange often seems to happen 1) Washington 2) MSG 3) Minnesota – 10:24 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Got shot makers going right now.
Russell.
Paul.
#Suns down 90-88 with 2:19 left. – 10:23 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
KAT has been ridiculous.
Chris Paul equally incredible. What a duel in the 4th. – 10:23 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul answers. #Suns down two after Paul 3. – 10:23 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Towns now 5-of-9 from 3. #Suns down five. – 10:22 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul gets rip move on Russell.
Guarantee next year, that’s going to be added to the non-basketball moves, but only a few do it.
Paul is the best at it. Hits FTs.
#Suns down two.with 3:52 left in game. – 10:20 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Jae Crowder is 0-for-9 overall, 0-for-5 from 3. Yikes – 10:20 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Edwards 3 over Booker.
#Suns down four – 10:19 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns offense dissolving into Booker iso. Scores again on Edwards.
Waiting to see if Finch makes change, but who else could he go to right now.
Beasley. #Suns down one as Russell hits FTs. – 10:18 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves going with Jaden McDaniels on Chris Paul and Anthony Edwards on Devin Booker down the stretch of this game. – 10:18 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
FADE, FIRE, AND CONNECT!
@Devin Booker and-1! – 10:18 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Holy mother of tough shots, Book – 10:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker fadeaway on Edwards, bucket.
Is fouled. Misses FT. #Suns up one. – 10:16 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout Phoenix as Towns connects on his fourth triple of the night. Minnesota leads 78-77 with 5:43 left.
KAT is up to 32 points and 12 rebounds, his third 30+ point/10+ rebound game of the season (68th career). – 10:14 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Towns has 13 of the Timberwolves’ 16 points in the 4th quarter and they have the lead now. Timeout Suns, down 78-77 with 5:43 left – 10:14 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton had Beverley in the paint, didn’t really call for the ball.
Paul ends up taking tough fader and missed.
Towns come back on other end, hits 3. #Suns down one. Timeout Phoenix with 5:43 left in game. – 10:13 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, KARL!!!!! – 10:12 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul closing it out for #Suns again, but Towns going at Ayton.
Scores, is fouled. 4th foul on Ayton.
Hits FT. #Suns lead down to 2. – 10:11 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Anthony Edwards has tied a career-high with 11 rebounds tonight. With his steal in the fourth quarter, Edwards notched his 100th career steal.
Timberwolves trail the Suns 75-69 with 7:26 left. – 10:09 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
CP3 only at 25 mins so I wonder if he plays the rest of this out. Didn’t hit 30 in the last two games. – 10:07 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton got hit in that area.
Let refs know. #Suns up five. – 10:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul gets bounce on 3. #Suns up five. – 10:02 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns open 4th with Paul, Shamet, Nader, Johnson and Ayton.
Force shot clock violation.
Crowder in for Shamet. – 9:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns up 66-62 going into 4th.
PHX: Booker 20. Ayton 19 and 9. Paul 2 on 1-of-7 FTs. (5-of-22 on 3s).
MIN: Towns 19 and 11. Russell 11. Edwards 4 points on 1-of-9 (0-of-5 3PT). 10 rebounds. – 9:58 PM
Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
Excited to announce I’m making a southern Oregon trip to see friends in Medford & Roseburg for “Jerome Kersey: Overcoming the Odds” book events. We’ll be at Splitz (TenDown) Family Grill from 5-7 pm on Thursday Dec. 2, & Mr. Smith’s Sports Bar & Grill from 5-7 pm on Friday Dec. 3 pic.twitter.com/gYChT1j2Jy9:57 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 3Q: PHX 66, MIN 62
Booker: 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 12-12 FT
Ayton: 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 9-12 FG
Bridges: 6 Pts, 2-7 FG
Towns: 19 Pts, 11 Reb, 5-12 FG – 9:56 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Gotta pass that ball, JaVale – 9:55 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul tried rip move for foul, didn’t get call, but fans thought he traveled as he came back down with ball #Suns up five. – 9:54 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Shamet has been huge in this game. Has six points, making defensive plays. #Suns up seven. – 9:52 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
This game is a slog with a tight whistle so Booker is getting to the foul line. 12-of-12 in the late third quarter. – 9:52 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Tech on Edwards as he bumped into ref.
Then Booker gets out in transition, Beverley called for foul.
Doesn’t appear as if Beverley touched Booker, but Finch didn’t have a challenge to challenge it.
Again, Booker 3-of-10 from field, but 12-of-12 on FTs, has 20 pts (11 in 3rd). – 9:51 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Josh Okogie walks back to locker room with his back wrapped – 9:50 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Ref you suck! Ref you suck!”
It’s getting a little heated inside @TargetCenterMN as Karl-Anthony Towns is even more upset after getting called for tech.
#Suns up 64-57 as Booker hits 3. Timeout Phoenix 2:28 left in 3rd. pic.twitter.com/O8F20jJPyA9:50 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Beasley said something to Booker and that was not smart. Could have been “pancakes” for all I know but just don’t say absolutely anything to that dude. – 9:49 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards is playing his best, most-engaged defensive game of his career tonight – 9:47 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Timberwolves have been good about denying dribble penetration. Once the ball gets inside, the rotations aren’t really that crisp, but they are keeping it outta there. – 9:45 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
McGee just threw his shoulder into Edwards on the drive, Edwards argued. Edwards T – 9:44 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker gutting this one out.
2-of-9 FGs, but 8-of-8 from the line. #Suns T-Wolves tied at 52-52. – 9:42 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McGee in for Ayton. Big 6:19 here for #Suns as Ayton is 9-of-12 FGs.
Down two. – 9:40 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton 19 and 9.
Towns 19 and 11.
Tie game 50-50 with 6:43 left in 3rd. #Suns T-Wolves – 9:39 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Ayton picked a pretty opportune game to return, considering all the 3s the Suns are missing. He’s got 6 offensive boards and we’ve still got 8 minutes in the 3Q – 9:37 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jae’Shawn Tate is not happy with a non-call. He’s yelling at the official “the game’s not over!” – 9:37 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wow … that looked like excellent defense by McDaniels on Booker, through the screen and everything. He has reason for beef there. – 9:37 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton one rebound away from a fourth straight double-double.
Has 17 and 9.
#Suns, T-Wolves tied as Towns, on his 26th birthday, has 17 and 11. – 9:36 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Failed coach’s challenge on Towns foul. He has 15 points, 10 rebounds and three fouls. #Suns T-Wolves tied at 44-44 with 9:56 left in 3rd. – 9:32 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
That Ayton guy ain’t bad – 9:28 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton active to start 3rd, tip in. Tie game as Russell gets 3-point play. #Suns9:28 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
40-39 #Suns up going into 2nd half. – 9:26 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
13 PTS, 5 REB, 6/8 FG
@Deandre Ayton showing no rust. pic.twitter.com/i06kRNtk0w9:22 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns score 40 points in the first half, which is 7 points less than their previous low this season.
Up 1 at halftime. – 9:12 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: PHX 40, MIN 39
Ayton: 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 6-8 FG
Booker: 9 Pts, 2-7 FG
Cam Johnson: 5 Pts
Towns: 15 Pts, 8 Reb – 9:11 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Suns 40, Wolves 39 at half.
KAT: 15, 8r, 2a
Ant: 1 pt (0-5/0-4 3s), 6r
Beasley: 9 pts on 3-5 3s – 9:11 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Differences btw #MagicHawks on display last 5 min. ATL will play thru post, make you collapse, dig and help. Sometimes score. Clean 3p looks come off a kickout. ORL just comes down, ball doesn’t touch paint, launch contested 3s. Its how they get the shots that make the difference – 9:09 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns getting better with their timing on those double-teams on KAT. Having DA be able to hold his ground against him one-on-one late in the shot clock sure helps – 9:09 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton 6-of-7. Follows up his own miss to tie game. 38-38.
Then holds ground against Towns , got help on trap from Booker that forced a shot clock violation. #Suns9:08 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton 5-of-5. #Suns down 2. – 9:07 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The defense is doing its job tonight. Unfortunately, the Suns are shooting 33% from the field and 30% from 3 on the other end – 9:06 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
BACK TO BACK TO BACK
BEAS CAN’T MISS – 8:59 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Malik Beasley has finally found it. 3 straight 3s – 8:58 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns put Crowder on KAT with how much he was on the perimeter. Gets DA inside to rebound too. T-Wolves posted KAT up but Suns trapped. The scramble out of that, though, wasn’t all that great on the first go. Beasley gets an open 3 and then hits another. – 8:57 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Trend continues of Timberwolves opponents guarding KAT with a power forward. Phoenix is now putting Crowder on KAT, Ayton on Vanderbilt. – 8:56 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves shooting 31% FG, 17.6% 3s (3-17) with 7 TOs
Suns shooting 30% FG, 14.3% 3s (1-7), 7 TOs.
Yeesh. – 8:54 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Tie game. #Suns on 7-0 run to tie game at 25-25. 7:37 left in 1st half.
T-Wolves 3-of-17 from 3. #Suns 1-of-7 from 3.
Ayton 7 points (3-of-3 FGs). – 8:53 PM
Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
So good to see old friend and former @Portland Trail Blazers F Terry Dischinger at Springs at Carman Oaks today to attend Jerome Kersey: Overcoming the Odds book event. Terry, who turns 81 on Sunday, looks great!
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/HYfNbjzex38:52 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
CP3 starting to roast these traps. Suns within 2 – 8:51 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Swing it over to Cam. 👌 pic.twitter.com/S8QOyBlaIG8:50 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Throw it up top and DA will go and get it. pic.twitter.com/tRUK3XkD5j8:48 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Kaminsky is in after McGee got a few minutes. Three-center rotation for now while Ayton is not on his full minutes. – 8:45 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns down three at end of 1st despite shooting 27.3% from the field. – 8:44 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead the Suns 21-18.
Towns leads all with 14 points on 4-7 shooting, including 2-5 from deep and 7 rebounds. His 7 boards are a season-high for any quarter. – 8:43 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns shot 6-of-22 (27.3%) in the first quarter. A handful of decent looks but the offense was not quite chugging yet. Only down 3. – 8:42 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 1Q: MIN 21, PHX 18
Ayton: 5 Pts, 2 Reb
Bridges: 4 Pts, 2 Reb
Booker: 4 Pts, 1-5 FG
Towns: 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 4-7
FG – 8:41 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves 21, Suns 18 after 1. Ugly offense from both teams, except for KAT.
KAT: 4-7
Rest of Wolves: 3-15
Suns: 6-22 – 8:41 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
This Wolves-Suns game is chaos through one quarter.
Advantage Timberwolves, who exclusively have success in disarray. Disadvantage Suns, who played a game last night. – 8:40 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Flying in for the finish. pic.twitter.com/qIEOqr9T1a8:39 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Larry Fitzgerald courtside. #Suns #RedSea pic.twitter.com/6ZYLoT2WBv8:37 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
With Bam and Markieff Morris out, the Heat will have to rely on Dewayne Dedmon and Omer Yurtseven at center all night. Dedmon was solid in eight minutes, but can he keep it up all game (avgs 13 min/g). Yurtseven was -11 in 4 minutes. – 8:37 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
It’s stupid how easy Chris Paul makes this alley-oop pass look. He and Devin Booker are so good at these
pic.twitter.com/AdigIRPb0X8:36 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Look who is in the building?
Larry Fitzgerald. #Suns #RedSea pic.twitter.com/K4ldaG6WJt8:35 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Ayton is back and doing Ayton things!
(via @Phoenix Suns)
pic.twitter.com/nL8Lee01b28:34 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns are shooting 4-for-15 to start this one. Rough opening quarter to close out this back-to-back – 8:31 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McGee enters game for Ayton.
Four points (2-of-2 FGs, 1-of-1 FTs), two rebounds in six minutes. #Suns8:30 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Towns up to 11 points in the first quarter after a pair of free throws, his third double-digit scoring first quarter of the season. – 8:29 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The CP3 to DA connection is as beautiful as we remembered – 8:28 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton with the lob finish.
Think the leg is fine. #Suns down three. – 8:27 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Mikal Bridges on that go go gadget flow that would make Lupe proud
pic.twitter.com/0YSFzKZ2aG8:23 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton’s first bucket, gets fouled. #Suns down 12-8. – 8:23 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Two early fouls on Crowder. #Suns down 9-6. – 8:22 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
SHEESH, MIKAL! – 8:20 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
MIKAL BRIDGES MY GOODNESS – 8:20 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges folo dunk.
That’s new.
#Suns down 3. – 8:19 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Thought Ayton gave Towns a little bump there. Should’ve gotten the call over a travel – 8:19 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Pat Bev and Crowder already. #Suns T-Wolves – 8:18 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Book with the first bucket of the evening. pic.twitter.com/nbUsAcelyo8:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton was free off that screen, didn’t find him. #Suns8:15 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Looks like pregame that some Suns players spotted that the baskets were not properly aligned. They are fixing that now in a slight delay. – 8:13 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Marc Lore sitting courtside with the legend, Larry Fitzgerald Jr., a minority owner with the Suns. Not to be confused with the legend @FitzBeatSr, who is sitting just to my left. – 8:10 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Veteran Al Horford is definitely giving #Cavs rookie Evan Mobley some issues. There will be nights like that. There will be matchups like that. Similar to Suns game earlier this season with Deandre Ayton. But even with his shot not falling, Mobley has 4 asts, 5 rebs and a block – 8:00 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Guess who’s back 😈 pic.twitter.com/UPGRcxZX8p8:00 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Your starters for this Grizz game vs. Rockets: HOU: Jae’Sean Tate, Christian Wood, Daniel Theis, Jalen Green, Kevin Porter. MEM: Brooks, Adams, JJJ, Ja, Desmond Bane. – 7:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
He’s back.
Deandre Ayton.
#Suns at T-Wolves in less than 7 minutes. pic.twitter.com/FsljkjbBTe7:57 PM

Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Wendell Carter Jr. in the first 6 MIN:
10 PTS
4-4 FG
2-2 3FG
🔥 pic.twitter.com/BhtdlPuH0E7:49 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Behind enemy lines 😂 pic.twitter.com/WbyIDVQuAv7:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Two stats I look when it comes to All-Star big Karl-Anthony Towns.
1. 3FGA. Avg. 6.9 attempts from 3. T-Wolves are 8th in #NBA in 3FGAs.
2. Offensive rebounds. Avg. 3.3 a game, but is averaging a career-low 9.3 boards total.
Best version of KAT? Inside or Outside? #Suns #NBA75 – 7:42 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Suns say Deandre Ayton returns to the starting lineup tonight in Minnesota after missing the last five games with a lower right leg contusion. – 7:35 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Suns say Deandre Ayton returns to the starting lineup tonight in Minnesota after missing the past five games with a lower right leg contusion.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com7:34 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Injury Report:
Naz Reid (Right Foot Soreness) is OUT. pic.twitter.com/VefFBEgZES7:31 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Naz Reid is out tonight. He was looking very ginger on his right foot in pregame warmups. – 7:29 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Warmin’ up the shot.
📺 @BALLYSPORTSAZ pic.twitter.com/zkMpGlM8K57:26 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Remember this guy?
Patrick Beverley. WCF.
Clippers. Chris Paul.
Push. Apology.
#Suns T-Wolves tonight in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/czKoJwDopo7:20 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Game night in Minneapolis. A little chilly here. #Suns T-Wolves. pic.twitter.com/m0snYf3bKH7:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Public Enemy No. 1 for #Suns tonight: Karl-Anthony Towns. pic.twitter.com/d6e5XIKYJc7:02 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Naz Reid is out here for his pre-game workout. pic.twitter.com/XK15soENEg7:01 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
This was before getting the official word on Deandre Ayton playing tonight, but I asked T-Wolves coach Chris Finch about adjustments to facing Ayton tonight and defending pick-and-roll with Chris Paul. #Suns pic.twitter.com/TdC5LmTDhs7:01 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Timberwolves fined $250,000 for preseason team workout at Alex Rodriguez’s house nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/15/tim…7:00 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/7UPX3atfGR6:55 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks over/unders for Wolves-Suns
Chris Paul over 15.5 pts + over 9.5 asts
– Playing Pat Bev 1st time since he decked him
KAT over 2.5 FT makes
– It’s his birthday, give him a call! (And that is low)
Booker over 2.5 FT makes
– Wolves last in NBA in foul rate pic.twitter.com/CZQszesdva6:52 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
NEWS: @Minnesota Timberwolves Transfer Nathan Knight from the G League Affiliate @iawolves
Full Release: nba.com/timberwolves/t…6:51 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Chillin’ up north 🥶
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/f7sjCOTohd6:41 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Deandre Ayton (leg) IN. #Suns6:30 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton returns tonight, per Monty Williams – 6:29 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton is in tonight for the Suns vs. the Timberwolves, per Monty Williams. – 6:29 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
So the Wolves ended up holding Nathan Knight in Minnesota after all. Could indicate even more how sore that foot is for Naz – 6:28 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Naz Reid hurt his right foot in the last game. He woke up Sunday morning very stiff, and sounds very questionable to play.
Nathan Knight ended up not being sent to Iowa and is in the building tonight. Chris Finch said Jarred Vanderbilt is also an option at the 5. – 6:23 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We’ve just got to be more aggressive.” T-Wolves coach Chria Finch going into tonight’s game against #Suns pic.twitter.com/mrNZ6FogLo6:21 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Pretty wild +/- numbers on the Suns’ 8-game winning streak:
– Chris Paul is +128 in 262 minutes
– The four starters not at center are all at least +100.
– Highest +/- for a reserve that’s not a center is Abdel Nader’s +2 – 6:17 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Since I’m just getting to arena after my flight arrived late and the Uber driver forged through traffic, you probably have already seen this.
BUT for those who haven’t seen #Suns injury report for tonight..
Deandre Ayton (leg) QUESTIONABLE. Abdel Nader (knee soreness) PROBABLE – 6:13 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
8 things fueling the Suns’ 8-game win streak – https://t.co/LGmUdhCBca via @PHNX_Suns pic.twitter.com/jPqRshJvzv6:02 PM

Dwyane Wade @DwyaneWade
Just dropped 🚨 The first original #NFT- my last game in Miami- accompanying my new book, DWYANE 📕 (hitting shelves tomorrow)! With another new NFT dropped every day this week. Shoutout @flow_blockchain! Check them out & start your collection here https://t.co/t0sRqdBgic pic.twitter.com/tFYLfGt6Jd5:02 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Poeltl (return to competition reconditioning) will remain out for Tuesday at Clippers, per injury report. The Spurs close this three-game trip at Minnesota on Thursday. – 5:02 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Tonight’s debut @kzprovisioning media meal:
Tamari and Anise Braised Beef
Grilled Broccolini
Brown Rice
Ponzu
Chilled Udon Noodle Salad
A Selection of Dressed Grains and Greens
@BellecourBakery Goods and Crepe Cakes – 4:53 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
This week’s jersey lineup, starting with tonight!
@PayPal | #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/uI1wYyMTnA4:47 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Timberwolves fined $250,000 for hosting a week-long team meetup at Alex Rodriguez’s Miami house.
➡️ https://t.co/FsEKtcN1zl pic.twitter.com/U5yJcbIv1Q4:42 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Chris Paul is 1st in assists per game this season.
He is 51st in turnovers per game.
Let’s not even mention what he did to rookie Usman Garuba last night. Point God. pic.twitter.com/0mc5PCsc434:28 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Deandre Ayton has missed the last 5 games for Phoenix, but could return tonight against the Timberwolves.
Monty Williams said on Sunday that Ayton just needs to get his conditioning up to be able to play.
Javale McGee + Frank Kaminsky have been taking the center minutes lately – 4:27 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
T-Wolves fined $250K. Face #Suns tonight. pic.twitter.com/LdQuedGGqk4:21 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
NBA fines Timberwolves $250K for organizing offseason practice outside of team market
sportando.basketball/en/nba-fines-t…4:10 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per NBA: Timberwolves fined $250,000 for violating league rules that prohibit teams from arranging or paying for offseason practice or group workout sessions outside team’s home market. Violations occurred in connection with Timberwolves’ player activities in Miami in early Sept. – 4:07 PM
Jason Calmes @BourbonStShots
Been fooling with R a bit recently. This one could use much better y-axis labelling (and per poss data), but it’s the the age-to-age ratios of player scoring/min since 2000. For a ratio to be included, both seasons for a player must > 400 minutes. Enjoy!
– MP pic.twitter.com/bgQiBKWDAi4:04 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
I imagine the $250K fine given to the Timberwolves for off-season workout in Miami could be handed out to other teams as well, but maybe they’re more … creative … in how they handle them. Similar to the Joe Smith saga years ago. Just a guess. – 3:57 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
NBA news release on $250,000 fine for Timberwolves. pic.twitter.com/nbSqtM9Sbg3:56 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
The Minnesota Timberwolves fined $250,000 by the NBA (for a reason I’ve never heard of) pic.twitter.com/IOnK8GYyAv3:55 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Timberwolves were just fined $250,000 for violating the league’s offseason practice rules with sessions at new minority owner Alex Rodriguez’s house in Miami in September.
More NBA from me: https://t.co/A6ycVmnrjq pic.twitter.com/2CfLyfh7YU3:53 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
NBA says MIN has been fined $250,000 for arranging or paying for group or team offseason workouts outside of team market. That’s a big check for A-Rod. pic.twitter.com/Lbs1qIDeAK3:53 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The NBA announces the Timberwolves have been hit with a $250,000 fine for arranging/paying for offseason workouts outside of the team’s home market for workouts in Miami in September. pic.twitter.com/CDvXK8YpZD3:51 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
The NBA has fined the Minnesota Timberwolves $250,000 for violating league rules. pic.twitter.com/9fmpy8wLcB3:51 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
NBA has fined Timberwolves $250K for organizing offseason practice outside of team market. Minnesota had team activities in Miami in early September. – 3:51 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Minnesota Timberwolves organization has been fined $250,000 for violating league rules that prohibit teams from arranging or paying for offseason practice or group workout sessions for their players outside a team’s home market. – 3:51 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Nets’ Kevin Durant have been named Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively.
Lakers’ Anthony Davis was a nominee in the West along with Luka Doncic (Mavs), Paul George (Clippers), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets) and Chris Paul (Suns). – 3:42 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul (16.8 PPG, 7.0 APG, 3.5 RPG, 4-0 record) was a nominee for Western Conference Player of the Week. Stephen Curry (34.8 PPG, 7.8 APG, 5.5 RPG, 3-1 record) won it – 3:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Chris Paul was nominated for Western Conference Player of the Week. Stephen Curry won it. – 3:38 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
In honor of his 26th birthday, @Karl-Anthony Towns is one double-double away from 300, having played 420 career games. He trails only Kevin Garnett for most double-doubles in franchise history, who took 563
games to reach the 300th of his career. pic.twitter.com/vKYgeCTFhN3:09 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
From 2015 to 2019, the Suns were the NBA’s worst team (with a 113-280 record). Their 10-year playoff drought was the 5th-longest in NBA history.
Now, after their turnaround, rival teams are trying to follow Phoenix’s blueprint and duplicate their success: basketballnews.com/stories/rival-…2:05 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Join us for Native American Heritage Night supported by @apsFYI this Friday, Nov. 19th for a night celebrating the arts and culture of our Native tribes that is woven throughout every region of our state!
🎟️ https://t.co/1CfLHki250 pic.twitter.com/K80Fip76vt2:02 PM

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