Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Miami Heat (12-7) play against the Minnesota Timberwolves (9-9) at Target Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday November 24, 2021

Miami Heat 101, Minnesota Timberwolves 113 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jordan McLaughlin @itsmclaughlin11
WWWWW… energy been fireeee at the crib🔥🔥 back on the road for quick trip @timberwolves 🐺🐺🔋 @ Target Center instagram.com/p/CWsA3BGA-1n/…12:50 AM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers got completely locked up by the league’s best defense in the second half. They’ll fall to 10-9.
Still, a decent enough road trip considering the dire circumstances. Minnesota will be in Philly on Saturday and perhaps Joel Embiid will be there, too. – 12:41 AM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Takeaways and postgame reaction from the Heat’s loss in Minnesota miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… What Erik Spoelstra and Heat players agreed was the difference in the game and Bam Adebayo’s frank assessment of himself – 12:40 AM
Karl-Anthony Towns @KarlTowns
Happy Thanksgiving Wolves Fans 🐺 – 12:22 AM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
A lot of things can be looked at negatively for Miami tonight
But this is still a 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference through the hardest part of their schedule
Have some perspective – 11:55 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
It’s kinda wild how good Tyrese Maxey has been this season…
one of seven guys averaging at least 3 assists/turnover, min. 30 minutes a game (THJ, CP3, Maxey, Dejounte, Derrick White, Smart, Dame)
Those other six guys are 25 or older; Maxey just turned 21 this month – 11:54 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Re: The Heat’s road struggles, it’s worth pointing out that 12 of their first 19 games have been on the road. No team has played more road games than Miami has so far this season. Three of those 12 games were on the second night of a back-to-back. Tough schedule. – 11:46 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Frustrated Bam after the Heat drop to 6-6 on the road: “Our biggest battle all year has been winning on the road. I don’t know what it is. When we’re home… it’s electric, we’re having fun. But when we’re on the road, we come out sluggish. Trying to figure it out, but idk.” pic.twitter.com/lSsWjYYIRX11:43 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
tomorrow’s food is going to taste a whole lot better.
Ant – 33 pts. / 14 reb. / 6 ast. / 3 stl.
Beas – 29 pts. / 3 reb.
DLo – 20 pts. / 3 reb. / 6 ast. / 2 blk.
KAT – 11 pts. / 6 reb. / 4 ast. / 2 blk.
Vando – 8 pts. / 15 reb. / 3 ast. / 4 stl. pic.twitter.com/8EXNYQuNT111:42 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Warriors are turning up the heat and made six of their first seven shots of the second half. – 11:39 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Warriors and turning up the heat and made six of their first seven shots of the second half. – 11:39 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Gabe Vincent on the Timberwolves: “I mean they were throwing us to the ground, doing whatever they wanted and we couldn’t do it back. Plain and simple, just like it looked.” pic.twitter.com/Wf2o9iDlKz11:37 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Wednesday night’s 113-101 loss in Minnesota: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. ‘Wolves put it away with threes.
2. A feisty night for Butler.
3. Fouls do in Lowry.
4. Adebayo’s struggles most foul.
5. Vincent again steps forward. – 11:36 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo:
“We have to learn to win on the road.”
Talks about the team playing “lights out” at home, but playing “sluggish” every night on the road – 11:26 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Bam Adebayo on the Heat’s 6-6 road record: “We have to learn how to win on the road… When we get on the road, we play sluggish, we got to figure it out.” – 11:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent on the 3rd quarter tonight:
“They were throwing us to the ground whenever they wanted, and we couldn’t do it back. Plain and simple.”
@5ReasonsSports11:22 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Gabe Vincent on the physical third quarter: “They were throwing us to the ground, do whatever they wanted and we couldn’t do it back. It’s plan and simple. Just like it looked.” – 11:20 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry on Gabe Vincent:
“He’s taking advantage of the opportunity that he’s been given, and I’m happy for him.” – 11:20 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry:
“The game got a little chippy. The game got a little physical. It was one of those games where they had all of the momentum and emotion on their side.” – 11:18 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyle Lowry: “The game got a little chippy, it was just one of those games when they had the momentum and emotion all on their side and they rode that a little bit.” – 11:18 PM
Jarred Vanderbilt @JVando
5 in a row. Let’s keep it rolling!🐺🔋 – 11:14 PM
Jarred Vanderbilt @JVando
Box checked✅ – 11:09 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Yuta Watanabe, who was famously posterized by Anthony Edwards last year, on blocking a dunk tonight: “I told you guys. I jump any time. If I had a chance 100 times, I jump 100 times. That’s what I do.” – 11:08 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota wins 113-101 over Miami to move to 9-9 on the season.
Tonight marks the third time in franchise history the @Minnesota Timberwolves have won five or more consecutive games, all by double-figure margins. – 11:03 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Gabe Vincent:
“He’s gotten healthier, he’s put the time in, he’s earned these minutes.” – 10:57 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Rockets’ win over Chicago, which improved their record to 2-16, means ’93-’94 Mavs’ NBA-worst record for first half of a season probably is safe.
Dallas started 2-39. Neither win was at home. Both wins were at Minnesota. Could you imagine? Well, I can because I was there. – 10:49 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Heat falls to 1-2 on trip. Takeaways and details from loss to Timberwolves miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…10:48 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Timberwolves have won 5 straight, including tonight vs the Heat.
They are 9-9 for the season. pic.twitter.com/Oh5wWWNdiQ10:43 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat fizzle at finish in 113-101 loss in Minnesota. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:43 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
*turns attention to Thanksgiving* pic.twitter.com/Xx0eavvali10:43 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Anthony Edwards demolished Gabe Vincent
(and got called for a charge) pic.twitter.com/xfWlGL1RJs10:43 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Loss to Minnesota
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…10:42 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
The Timberwolves have won 5 straight and have a good chance to be a Play-In team – maybe even a Playoff team – 10:40 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
minnesota had the 3rd highest net rating in the nba over the past 2 weeks coming into tonight’s win. trailed only golden state and phoenix. – 10:40 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman’s view: Heat at net loss as Lowry fouls out, plus other Heat-’Wolves thoughts. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:39 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
WOLVES WIN!!!!
WOLVES WIN!!!!
WOLVES WIN!!!! pic.twitter.com/OlzLjmu6vy10:39 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
That’s it. A big boy win for the Wolves over the Heat. 5 in a row
MIN 113, MIA 101
Edwards: 31, 14r, 6a
Beasley: 29
Russell: 20, 6a
Vanderbilt: 15 rebounds in 25 minutes
KAT: 11pts, 6r, 4a – 10:39 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Anthony Edwards tonight:
33 PTS
14 REB
6 AST
6 3PT
3 STL
He overtakes Luka Doncic as the youngest player in NBA history with 30+ points, 15+ rebounds, 5+ threes in a game. pic.twitter.com/eJ41TcvBNC10:39 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
FINAL: Timberwolves 113, Heat 101. – 10:39 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
not to take anything away from the timberwolves but heat were in detroit last night. the pistons are very bad but also super physical and take zero possessions off, even without beef stew. – 10:35 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Timberwolves ahead by 12 with 2:25 to play. – 10:35 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Centuries from now, very wise historians and descendants of @ Jon Krawczynski will gather somewhere (probably not Miami because it’ll be under about 600 feet of boiling water by then) and wonder why the Heat could never seem to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. – 10:34 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Heat Timberwolves is like when the lights go out in Squid Game. – 10:32 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Despite averaging only 20.6 minutes, Jarred Vanderbilt ranked #16 in offensive rebounds (2.8 per) entering tonight.
He has 7 (15 total rebounds) in 25 minutes vs. Miami. – 10:32 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Rockets trail Minnesota by 6.5 games for the last play-in spot. Lots of season left, you guys – 10:31 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS 🧊 – 10:30 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry fouls out with 5:29 to play. – 10:25 PM
Israel Gutierrez @IzGutierrez
Ok, I’m gonna say it: @DIRECTV’s streaming service is the worst thing I’ve ever spent money on.
Like, how this got past beta testing is unbelievable. Only have it to watch Heat games, and it is an unbearable experience. – 10:25 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
if you aren’t watching heat-wolves you should start watching heat-wolves – 10:25 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Anthony Edwards ain’t letting Jimmy beat him with the third-stringers. – 10:24 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO – 10:20 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Duncan puts us back in the lead 👌 pic.twitter.com/pWxmBhbfu210:19 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Offense fully shifts once Lowry enters
Immediately settles them to begin the fourth – 10:17 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
PRINT IT
FRAME IT
HANG IT IN THE LOUVRE pic.twitter.com/oTRD8zVOXS10:16 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Have to credit Gabe Vincent for staying in there to take that charge. – 10:15 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
The roof was about to blow off this place on that Edwards dunk, but the offensive foul took some of the wind out of the sails.
Kyle Lowry is back and dicing the Wolves up. – 10:15 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
THIS WOULD’VE BEEN THE DUNK OF THE YEAR pic.twitter.com/0w9C6vW29x10:15 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
… and the Heat leads 89-88. – 10:14 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
ANTHONY EDWARDS DID IT AGAIN pic.twitter.com/0ieQHcsJd710:13 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
NO HE DIDN’T
NO HE DIDN’T
NO HE DIDN’T – 10:13 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Ant just obliterated Gabe Vincent.
MY GOODNESS.
(He got an offensive foul because he murdered him) – 10:12 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota outscores Miami in the third 32-20 to take a 86-82 lead into the fourth.
Edwards has 28 points and 10 rebounds, nearing his first career 30+ point/10+ rebound game.
Beasley has a season-high 22 points off the bench, his 21st career 20+ point game. – 10:09 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of third quarter: Timberwolves 86, Heat 82. Heat outscored 32-20 in the third. – 10:07 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Wolves 86, Heat 82 heading into fourth. Lowry’s fifth foul a game changer. – 10:07 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Just put in Haslem for this final 29 seconds – 10:05 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler took the ball away from Anthony Edwards after the turnover, and Edwards shoved him in the back in response. Butler has been, what’s the word, irritable this third quarter with Timberwolves fans booing him constantly. – 10:04 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
What did Ant say in Miami? “It’s just grown men, dawg” – 10:03 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler has been percolating for a while. Now a moment with Edwards. – 10:02 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Hawks become the 4th team to build a 20 point lead against the Spurs this season, joining Indiana, Dallas, and Minnesota.
The Spurs are no longer winning the 3PT line, it’s now tied at 27 points each – 10:01 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Gigantic minutes from Malik Beasley tonight. 22 points. – 9:59 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Did not have: Dewayne Dedmon going 7-7 from the line in the first 3 qtrs on my BINGO card. – 9:57 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Yuta looked at Dillon Brooks and said, “You thought you were Anthony Edwards?” – 9:56 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Anthony Edwards is not in YUTA’s head. – 9:55 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
in case you needed a reminder:
A1 is special. pic.twitter.com/U2dTDVEqtP9:54 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout Miami as the @Minnesota Timberwolves tie things up at 77 with 3:25 left in the third after that Edwards three.
Ant has 11 points in the third to give him 28, nearing his second 30+ point game of the season.
Vanderbilt has a career-high 15 rebounds, including 7 offensive. – 9:52 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Anthony Edwards up to 28 points on 5-of-10 shooting on threes. Tie game, 77-77. – 9:50 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jimmy Buckets finding his rhythm 👏 pic.twitter.com/AZ0chrsdnw9:50 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat aren’t home. Canes are on the road. Dolphins play Sunday. You’ll be out of turkey.
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be at FLA Live Arena on Saturday at 6 to watch Florida play the Kraken — and perhaps watch something that has never been done in the 206 years of hockey. – 9:49 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jarred Vanderbilt is an offensive rebounding machine. – 9:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Now Vincent with fourth foul, with Lowry sitting with five. – 9:47 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls went 1-7 from 3pt range in 3rd quarter. Houston outscored the BUlls. 35-18. House 10 points in 8 min off the bench. – 9:46 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves closed in:
Butler J
Butler J
Butler steal
Herro FTs.
Heat back up 7 – 9:46 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Here comes Jimmy Butler in the midrange
They need him right now – 9:45 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Smart just picked up three fouls in 12 seconds. #Celtics down 14 with 10 min left – 9:43 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Precious Achiuwa has hit multiple 3s in a game for the first time in his career. He was 0-for-1 from distance as a rookie with Miami last season and 4-for-17 with the Raps coming into tonight. He’s 2-for-2 in the quarter. – 9:41 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Now all the whistles that went to the Wolves in the first half are going to the Heat in the second half.
Tie game and the crowd is awake. – 9:39 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Udonis Haslem now called for a technical for arguing with the official after the review. – 9:37 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Udonis Haslem not even playing and gets a technical. – 9:37 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
For the Heat, this has to be Butler time. – 9:34 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Word from DePaul…The ‘Strus Is Loose’ and he’s bringing some Miami heat to Wintrust Arena on Friday, Nov. 26 as DePaul faces off with Northern Kentucky. The Blue Demons take their perfect 4-0 record into the matchup with the Norse at 4 p.m. on Friday Max will sign autographs. – 9:33 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent has been fantastic tonight
Not just because of his shooting, but stepping up into a ton of different roles in one single game – 9:33 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Kyle Lowry foul trouble
Strus should definitely get some run now – 9:32 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Lowry has 5 fouls now and just picked up a T. – 9:30 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Patrick Beverley is OUT with a groin injury. – 9:29 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Per Timberwolves: Patrick Beverley (Left Groin) is OUT for the remainder of the game. – 9:29 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry called for his fourth foul with 10:28 left in the third quarter. Lowry staying in for now. – 9:28 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Patrick Beverley (Left Groin) is OUT for the remainder of the game. – 9:28 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Lowry’s fourth foul with 10:28 left in the third period. – 9:28 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Beasley starting the second half for Beverley. Doesn’t look like the Wolves will have him. – 9:27 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The Heat are winning at the half, while Minnesota has taken 10 more shots than them
50 to 40
If they just grab a few more rebounds in the 2nd half, they walk away with a win – 9:22 PM
Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
Am I nuts — Mrs. W, kids, talk if he could talk already say yes — to think that this should’ve been called a travel? Just not sure what traveling is anymore. #Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/P5598ZhuC59:22 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Super small LAL group here: LeBron, Westbrook, THT, Monk and Ellington. Indy up 4, 5 min. left. – 9:19 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Seventeen assists on 20 made shots for the Heat. Can only think of one other team that can move the ball as well as Miami at its best. – 9:17 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: #Hornets 106, Magic 99
That’s 7 wins in the last 8 games
Terry Rozier 27 pts, 6 steals, 5 ast
LaMelo Ball 22 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts
Kelly Oubre 21 pts, 6 rebs
Up next: vs. Minnesota on Friday – 9:17 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the half, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 62-54.
Beasley and Edwards are up to 17 points apiece to lead the Wolves.
Vanderbilt has grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, his first double-figure half of his career. – 9:15 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Opened up an eight point lead at the half. pic.twitter.com/9xch1LAkdO9:13 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Halftime: Heat 62, Timberwolves 54. Miami shooting 50 percent from the field and 13 of 21 from the foul line. Heat led by as many as 12 points. – 9:12 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat go up 12 in second period, take 62-54 lead into half. Adebayo with 14 points for Heat (but 4 of 11 from line). Edwards 17 for ‘Wolves. Towns limited to 5 minutes by three fouls. – 9:11 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Dewayne Dedmon two for one! @CoupNBA9:09 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo, who entered as an 82.1 percent free-throw shooter this season, is 4 of 11 from the foul line tonight. – 9:07 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat’s ball movement has been impressive tonight. They have 16 first-half assists. Season-high for a game is 31. – 9:05 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Adebayo now 3 of 9 from the line. Rest of Heat 8 of 19. – 9:04 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Man the Wolves needed this from Edwards. A 3 outta nowhere and then a steal and dunk. And Vanderbilt responds with a steal. Heat were threatening to blow this open. – 9:01 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The biggest difference with this year’s Tyler Herro is rough starts don’t impact him
He just continues to get to his spots and fire
Huge – 8:57 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro’s third 3-pointer tied Keith Askins for 17th on the Heat all-time list. – 8:56 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat going small with a lineup of Herro, Vincent, Robinson, Butler and Tucker. – 8:55 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Gabe Vincent with 11 points off the bench. – 8:54 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
During the break, Wolves answer the question: “What would you bring to a team holiday dinner.”
Some say pumpkin pie, chicken, mac and cheese.
Jaden McDaniels: “I’ll probably show up empty-handed.” – 8:49 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Gabe coming in clutch with the back-to-back 3s 💦 pic.twitter.com/SlXhX6r8b98:49 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat 9-0 run to take a 43-35 lead. – 8:48 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Surprised to see Miami continue to go to these small lineups with Caleb at the 4 against lengthy teams like this – 8:47 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
We have reached the point in our program where #Pistons Trey Lyles and #Bucks Bobby Portis are shooting heat-check threes and whatnot. – 8:44 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent catching fire from deep right now
But man what a pass from Bam
That play is usually an indication for a quick drive, but he makes an incredible read – 8:43 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The Gabe Vincent Game (again). Now a once-a-week thing. – 8:43 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Timberwolves have attempted 19 threes in the first 14 minutes. – 8:42 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat again turning to zone. – 8:40 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
After the first quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 30-27. Coming into tonight, the Wolves ranked fourth in the NBA in first quarter scoring (29.1 ppg).
Minnesota is led by Beasley and Edwards with 9 points apiece. Vanderbilt hauled in a game-high 8 rebounds in the first quarter. – 8:38 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Heat shooting 25% from three in the first quarter
That’s actually better than usual at this point in the game – 8:37 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves got only 5 minutes each from Towns and Beverley, yet still lead 30-27 after 1.
Edwards and Beasley with 9 each.
Butler 7 pts, 2r, 1a for Miami – 8:36 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Timberwolves 30, Heat 27. Minnesota is 5 of 14 on threes. Miami is 3 of 12 on threes. – 8:36 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Wolves 30, Heat 27 after one. Heat unable to capitalize on Towns’ three early fouls. Butler and Adebayo 7 points apiece for Heat. – 8:36 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Dedmon still learning the nuances of the Heat zone. So another defensive 3-seconds. – 8:35 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Patrick Beverley is questionable to return with a left leg injury. Not good. Not good at all for Wolves. – 8:34 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
This lineup fits zone defense so well
Yes, Vincent and Martin are the perfect guys to have at the top of your zone
But Dedmon is the perfect guy to have at the bottom of your zone
Allows him to take up space on the inside without being pulled out – 8:33 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Per Timberwolves: Patrick Beverley is questionable to return because of a left leg injury. – 8:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Wolves: Patrick Beverley is QUESTIONABLE to return – Left Leg. – 8:33 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Patrick Beverley is QUESTIONABLE to return – Left Leg.
Further information will be provided when available. – 8:32 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
First four Heat bench players in the game tonight: Herro, Dedmon, Martin and Vincent. No Strus. – 8:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent and Caleb Martin checking in
Does Max Strus get minutes tonight? – 8:31 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Gabe Vincent again with minutes tonight ahead of Max Strus. – 8:30 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves going zone. Bold move with Herro and Robinson on the floor. – 8:29 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Minnesota already has six offensive rebounds with four minutes left in the first quarter. Miami gives up about nine per game. – 8:29 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
D-Lo took Duncan Robinson dancing 🕺🥶
pic.twitter.com/KiIEA2VNdd8:27 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo fully focused on getting to the rim
Should be a nightly routine – 8:25 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Keep those points in the paint coming 🎨 pic.twitter.com/AIpReDbsju8:22 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Look at Lowry in Anthony Edwards ear after the timeout
Culture – 8:20 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Timberwolves really crashing the offensive glass. Minnesota already with five offensive rebounds. – 8:20 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Karl-Anthony Towns left in and he’s called for a charge. His third foul with 7:28 left in the first quarter. Yikes. – 8:18 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Karl-Anthony Towns called for his second foul with 7:37 left in the first quarter. – 8:17 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Two of Jimmy Butler’s first three shots have been threes. – 8:16 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With his first 3-pointer, Duncan Robinson extended his franchise record to 66 consecutive games with at least one conversion, which also is the NBA’s second-longest streak to Stephen Curry. – 8:12 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tonight is the 166th consecutive regular-season appearance for Duncan Robinson, the second-longest streak in the franchise’s 34 seasons. The record is 174 by Glen Rice, from 1992 to ’94. – 8:07 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Big boos for Jimmy Butler. He didn’t mind them when he was wearing a Wolves uniform. I doubt he will now. Fun atmosphere though. Good buzz. – 8:06 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Loud boos for Jimmy Butler as he’s introduced in Minnesota. Tonight is the third game Butler has played in Minnesota since the Timberwolves traded him. – 8:06 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
A steady round of boos when Jimmy Butler was introduced. – 8:05 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The usual starting five for the Heat on the second night of the back-to-back: Lowry, Robinson, Butler, Tucker and Adebayo. – 7:36 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The usual opening five for the Heat: Adebayo, Tucker, Butler, Robinson and Lowry. Trying to have it all in this back to back. – 7:32 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
do you guys think we made a new graphic or used the same one from last night pic.twitter.com/8kR4fzoqEm7:31 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Doing @Jarrett Allen things! 😤
9 MIN
12 PTS
3 REB
5-5 FG pic.twitter.com/FdkJpm4J2n7:30 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro: “I’m a winner. You put me in at the end of the fourth, I try to compete and I want to win.” miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…7:28 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Coach Spo on Jimmy Butler, “Each year that he’s been with us, he’s just played better.”
Mentions him playing his best basketball last season, but being in and out of the lineup hurt them
Says they probably would’ve had home court advantage, but biggest thing was just “recovery” – 6:45 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler: “Each year that he has been with us, he’s just played better.” Again emphasizes how full offseason helped Butler. – 6:40 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler, “Each year that he’s been with us he’s just played better.” – 6:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Caleb Martin:
“It’s the speed, quickness, the efforts. It becomes contagious. He’s one of those players that inspires more energy…That’s unique.”
“We were fans of him before we signed him.”
@5ReasonsSports6:34 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Wolves coach Chris Finch on the Heat, “They’ve meshed so well so early.” – 6:23 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Finch says it looks like Josh Okogie is a go tonight. Will give him another physical defender to throw at Jimmy, Herro, Robinson, Lowry, et al – 6:20 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Wolves coach Chris Finch on possible tensions tonight vs. Heat, “Obviously there’s some history there.” – 6:19 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Wolves coach Chris Finch on Tyler Herro, “Trying to keep a good matchup is going to be one of our key points tonight.” – 6:17 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler hasn’t had many off nights so far this season
The first one he followed up with a 36 point night, and the second he followed up with a 32 point night
Last night he wasn’t his efficient self, and the follow up is going back to Minnesota
Fitting – 5:29 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat’s Tyler Herro among the NBA’s best in the fourth quarter this season miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Spoelstra: “He really becomes energized in those kind of moments when there’s an opportunity for big shots or momentum shifting type shots.” – 5:27 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Closing time increasingly becoming Tyler Herro time for Heat. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Kyle Lowry not sleeping on Heat tradition of Thanksgiving carb-a-thons sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:47 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — ASK IRA: Are Heat playing a dangerous 3-point game? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:47 PM
Immanuel Quickley @IQ_GodSon
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Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves are advising fans to try and show up early tonight to help ease pressure on long lines at the door in anticipation of a packed house. – 4:13 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Sights set on another one pic.twitter.com/v15lryfhEZ4:03 PM

Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers
Bringing some PG heat to your phone: buzzer beater edition🔥📲
#WallpaperWednesday | #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/8fXaviPxe04:00 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
NEW: How much has Manny Diaz’s uncertain future affected Miami Hurricanes’ recruiting? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:14 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Tonight’s @kzprovisioning media meal:
Shaved Beef and Adobo Chicken Fajitas
Gallo Pinto, Traditional Accompaniments, Nixta Tortillas
Shaved Romaine, Chili Lime Vinaigrette, Cotija, Radishes
@BellecourBakery Desserts – 3:10 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
There’s optimism Joel Embiid will return Saturday vs. the Timberwolves following a three-week absence due to COVID-19, per @Shams Charania.
Embiid has missed the Sixers’ last eight games. pic.twitter.com/9Z8wrsy37G3:05 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: There’s optimism 76ers star Joel Embiid will return on Saturday vs. Minnesota following a three-week absence due to COVID-19. Embiid has been ramping up this week. If unable on Saturday, second game of home stand (Monday vs. Orlando) is possible. – 2:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Little of note on Heat injury report, only:
— Marcus Garrett, Out, Right Wrist
— Markieff Morris, Out, Neck; Whiplash
— Victor Oladipo, Out, Right Knee; Injury Recovery
No other Heat players on latest report for tonight at ‘Wolves. Heat playing these back-to-backs for keeps. – 2:32 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Markieff Morris, Marcus Garrett and Victor Oladipo are the only players on the Heat 2:30 p.m. injury report for tonight’s game vs. Timberwolves. All are out.
But it looks like the rest of the roster is on track to play on the second night of the back-go-back, as of now. – 2:32 PM

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