Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (11-12) play against the Brooklyn Nets (6-6) at Barclays Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Friday December 3, 2021

Minnesota Timberwolves 105, Brooklyn Nets 110 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
“I didn’t come out and give a winning effort tonight, at all.” Anthony Edwards takes responsibility for Wolves’ loss at Brooklyn after committing 8 turnovers. Game story from tonight:
startribune.com/undermanned-ti…1:24 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
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Suns streak over, Warriors back on top, ROCKETS (!?), KD too good, Lakers lose, do i love Darby Carter
Taking your calls all night ⬇️ twitter.com/i/spaces/1yoKM…12:45 AM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Saturday night 6:45 pre. The top two teams in the EC hoop up as the first place Nets, 1 -1/2 games in front of the @Chicago Bulls meet in Brooklyn. Join @34billy42 and me with the call @670TheScore @Chicago Bulls radio network @Audacy I know you multi task-so think radio! – 11:57 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Good night, Nets fans.
Let’s do it again tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Y34xsjFSiq11:45 PM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Definitely see some Kevin Durant in Chet Holmgren’s game. His skill development next two years is going to be crazy. – 11:30 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
📼 | @Patrick Mills knocked ’em down when we needed ’em pic.twitter.com/OkGgx17dsV11:05 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
THT is getting the Josh Okogie treatment (that is, Ivica Zubac is guarding the sub-30% 3-point shooter) – 11:00 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden said there’s not much to take from this sloppy, frenetic game. Adds tomorrow vs. the #Bulls is “going to be a big test for us.” #Nets10:55 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills says,
“There’s a lot of learning lessons here on the defensive end that we’re learning about us — When this thing clicks, and it will at some point, it’s going to be very exciting.” – 10:54 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills says,
“Everyone made an impact at some point to lead to the win tonight.” – 10:52 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills says,
“They (Timberwolves) junked things up on the defensive end for us — From zone to switching, from this to that … We just couldn’t get into any rhythm.” – 10:52 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
30 Points
10 Rebounds
6 Assists
He’s just. too. good. pic.twitter.com/Yc21ggIsmz10:52 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
James Harden and Kevin Durant said they’re looking forward to facing Chicago again. Harden said the last time they faced the Bulls and lost in Chicago, the Nets played three quarters and then suffered “a meltdown” in the fourth. “Tomorrow is going to be a big test,” Harden said. – 10:51 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Being the little pest defensively — Makes big shots, timely shots. He just plays basketball the right way.”
⁃James Harden on what Patty Mills brings. – 10:49 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden says,
“He (James Johnson) brings a lot to our team — Patty (Mills) once again stepped up. It’s going to be a team effort.” – 10:48 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden with high praise for Chris Finch’s defense. Said the Wolves were scrambling and double and tripling at times. Said it was tough to get any kind of flow. – 10:48 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden says,
“We had guys in and out the lineup, but it’s not an excuse to make things work.” – 10:47 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It’s not pretty, it’s not ideal, but you’ll take it — It’s much better than a loss.”
⁃James Harden on the win against the Timberwolves. – 10:46 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
9th 30-point game of the season for @Kevin Durant 📊 pic.twitter.com/jyBqkyHiHs10:42 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant stresses that the Nets have to match the Chicago Bulls’ intensity tomorrow. – 10:39 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“As the game went on, we just started to understand where the help was coming from — They played more free without their best player (Karl-Anthony Towns). – 10:39 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Once again James Johnson was the reserve to log the most minutes tonight. He played 25 minutes. – 10:38 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant also says,
“Our defense was solid throughout the whole game.” – 10:38 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant says,
“I wasn’t trying to put too much pressure on myself and shoot my shots.” – 10:37 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant said he thought the game came down to the Wolves shooting better from deep than the Nets. – 10:37 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We made them shoot over us. We got stops and we made shots down the stretch.”
⁃Kevin Durant on taking down the Minnesota Timberwolves. – 10:37 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards: “Put it on me. I’ll say it with a smile, put it on me.”
Says he’s trying to forget this one and move on, but it’s hard. – 10:34 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
📼 | Squad tape from the Friday night dub pic.twitter.com/d1WsZGzTXR10:32 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Naz Reid said the Wolves had too many “boneheaded” turnovers in the first quarter and those came back to haunt them. – 10:27 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
A new Player of the Month campaign has begun.
@qatarairways pic.twitter.com/3IWdZ2gSnA10:22 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Finch on Nathan Knight: “He’s an NBA player, no doubt about it. He played like it tonight.” – 10:18 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
After having 30 and 10 in 38 minutes, Kevin Durant will play in the second of this back-to-back against Chicago tomorrow according to Steve Nash. – 10:18 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash said Kevin Durant will play tomorrow on the second half of a back to back vs the #Bulls. – 10:18 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash says,
“Kevin (Durant) will play tomorrow.” – 10:17 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash says Kevin Durant will play tomorrow against the Bulls. Durant logged 38 minutes tonight. – 10:17 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Nash says Cam Thomas suffered a thigh bruise. He’s not sure about Thomas’ availability for tomorrow against Chicago. – 10:16 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said Cam Thomas “has a little thigh bruise.” Doesn’t weigh in on his status for tomorrow. – 10:16 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash admits when Brooklyn plays quick, it’s hard to slow them down. – 10:15 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said that was a really easy game for the Nets to lose. – 10:14 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We calmed down a little bit — Getting Kevin (Durant) the ball to ice the game was important.”
⁃Steve Nash on the key to winning tonight. – 10:14 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“It wasn’t a masterpiece. We struggled — But at the end of the day, that was a very easy game to lose, but we found a way to win.”
⁃Steve Nash on defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves. – 10:13 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Patty Mills says,
“In the tight games, we’re learning a little more about ourselves.” – 10:09 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
FINAL: Nets 110, Wolves 105
Kevin Durant (30 PTS, 10 REBS), Patty Mills (23 PTS, 4 3PM), James Harden (20 PTS, 9 ASTS) & the Nets teach the T-Wolves a lesson. Despite Minnesota attempting 16 more shots than Brooklyn, the Nets stepped up when it mattered with quality basketball. – 10:08 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
D’Angelo Russell misses an uncontested point-blank layup that could have extended this game. Nets 110, Wolves 105 – 10:08 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Valiant effort from the short-handed Wolves tonight, even if not a moral victory.
Wolves 105, Nets 110
No pod from me tonight. We’ll talk to ya next week. – 10:08 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Wolves 110-105. Kevin Durant with 30 in the win. Patty Mills with 23. Meh game, but the Nets got it done. The Bulls come to town tomorrow night. Will they see Cam Thomas? – 10:08 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
KEVIN DURANT SAYS GOOD NIGHT TO THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES! DAGGER! – 10:06 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Durant nails a jumper following a Beasley missed 3. Nets up 5 with 11.1 left – 10:06 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant with a midrange shot to put the Nets up five with 11 seconds left. That should do it. – 10:06 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets lead the Wolves 108-105 with 40.7 seconds left. – 10:04 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Terrific hustle by Malik Beasley to challenge that dunk from Durant. May have been a game saver. – 9:56 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Darius Garland tonight:
32 PTS
8 REB
10 AST
11-17 FG
5-6 3P
He is the third Cavs player ever with a 30/8/10 game before turning 22. The other two were LeBron and Kyrie. pic.twitter.com/7qF3vp3W4C9:55 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant is taking over this game. – 9:52 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant has scored the Nets’ last 3 baskets to tie this game at 99 apiece – 9:51 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
KD is going to go for the throat here. Let’s see if the Wolves can take a punch. – 9:51 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Oh look it’s Kevin Durant takeover time. – 9:50 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
With his 10th assist on the night, D’Angelo Russell notched his second double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 assists.
Tonight is Russell’s second 20+ point/10+ assist game of the season (22nd career) and seventh in a @Minnesota Timberwolves uniform. – 9:48 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Per the Nets Cam Thomas is out for the remainder of the game due to a left quad contusion.
Brooklyn hosts the Bulls tomorrow – 9:47 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nets say Cam Thomas is out the rest of the game due to a left quad contusion. – 9:47 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Nathan Knight made a case to be in the rotation long-term tonight – 9:47 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Cam Thomas (left quad contusion) will not return to the game. – 9:45 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Leandro Bolmaro, you play goooood defense. – 9:45 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Cam Thomas is out for the remainder of the game due to a left quad contusion. – 9:45 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Cam Thomas is out for the remainder of the game with a left quad contusion. #Nets9:45 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets rule Cam Thomas out for the rest of the game with a left quad contusion. – 9:45 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Anthony Edwards throw down monster dunk that has bench jumping nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/03/wat…9:43 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of three, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 86-85.
All five starters are in double-figures in scoring tonight, led by Russell who has 17 points to go along with his 8 assists. He’s nearing his second double-double of the season. – 9:38 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Wolves 86-85. Durant with 21, Mills and Harden each with 15. This game has had 20 lead changes and seven ties. Let’s see what the fourth quarter brings. – 9:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
End of the third quarter: Nets 86, Timberwolves 85. Complete snoozer through 3 quarters which means the 4th is about to get crazy. Kevin Durant’s up to 21 points on 5/10 FG and the Wolves have done a good job keeping him “in check.” Still, no Karl-Anthony Towns and Wolves in it. – 9:37 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves with a game Gardy would love. Battling their tails off while short-handed against the Nets. – 9:36 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
End of 3rd QTR: Nets 86, Wolves 85
Kevin Durant (21 PTS, 5 ASTS), James Harden (15 PTS, 5 ASTS) and the Nets are in a close one. Enough is enough though, now it’s time to turn up the intensity. They can’t depend on getting to the free-throw line (26-33 FT) down the stretch. – 9:36 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
It’ll be @Minnesota Timberwolves ball out of the timeout, trailing 84-80 with 2:36 left in the third.
Vanderbilt notched his 3rd double-double of the season (6th career) with 10 points and game-high 13 rebounds. He’s matched his career-high for double-doubles in a season (3 in 2020-21). – 9:29 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Durant and Harden have shot a combined 20 free throws. – 9:23 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets lead the Wolves 78-73 with 5:08 left in the third quarter. Durant with 17, Harden with 15, nine off of free throws. – 9:20 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Refs reviewing an obviously non-hostile act for a hostile act. LaMarcus Aldridge inadvertently hit Naz Reid in the face fighting for a rebound. Waste of time – 9:19 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Cam Thomas sharing the court with fellow LSU Tiger Naz Reid. Can’t imagine @TyBatiste‘s emotional state right now. – 9:19 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Kevin Durant just always slips by defenders like it’s nothing in traffic. Like how? – 9:17 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Hell of a layup by Kevin Durant there. – 9:17 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I knew Taurean Prince was making that once that silly ass shot went up – 9:16 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
As expected, the 3rd quarter Nets are here and have taken a 75-68 lead., 4 Nets starters are now in double figures, and Kevin Durant and James Harden are a combined 15-of-16 from the foul line. – 9:12 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
KD to Patty to get us started in the 3rd 💦 pic.twitter.com/qR9rdXhhbK9:12 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
don’t sleep on DLo’s passing 🤯 pic.twitter.com/a1i2qPDblu9:11 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
D’Angelo Russell has been passing the ball soooo well the last few weeks – 9:10 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets any time the play against a stretch 5 pic.twitter.com/x4xWSLrtwJ9:09 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Brooklyn was -12 in the 14.5 minutes Durant was on the floor guarded by Jarred Vanderbilt.
But after Vando picked up his third foul and had to go to the bench, Brooklyn was a +8 in the final 2.5 minutes of the half. KD scored or assisted on 8 points in the final 2.5 minutes. – 8:54 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
One thing about being at a game in Brooklyn is you will be reminded many times throughout the evening that you are, in fact, in Brooklyn. – 8:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Nets lead the Wolves 59-55. Ugly half of basketball. Cam Thomas hit a 3 with 13 seconds left to get Barclays going. James Johnson has been great IMO. Cleaned some stuff up down low. Brooklyn just 2-for-10 from 3. – 8:51 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves are down 59-55 at the half. Durant with 13. Reid with 12, Russell with 12 but is 3 of 13, Ant with 11 and 6 turnovers. – 8:50 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
HALF: Nets 59, Wolves 55
Kevin Durant (13 PTS), LaMarcus Aldridge (11 PTS) & the Nets are playing sloppy. On they’re way to 11 turnovers, they’ve been wasting offensive possessions with unforced errors setting screens and running into charges. – 8:50 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
DB showing off the moves! 👀 pic.twitter.com/1nBRy3Tdi48:49 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant and Wolves head coach Chris Finch just had a word with each other on the sidelines while Durant inbounded the ball. Durant was shooting just 2/4 from the field tonight, and just responded with an and-1 layup here with 1:20 to go in the 1st half. – 8:47 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
SCHEDULED TWEET
ANTHONY EDWARDS IS A MONSTER pic.twitter.com/8p7iMoYNBB8:43 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
James Harden picked up his fourth foul and it’s not even halftime yet. – 8:41 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Anthony Edwards with the dunk and then the 3 against the Nets pic.twitter.com/AiXMp5SKD08:39 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Anthony Edwards hits 3-pointers like that and he’s going to be a problem. #Nets #Timberwolves8:38 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Timeout, Steve Nash: Anthony Edwards just flew, then hit a 3 that gives the Wolves a 51-45 lead here with 3:56 to go in Q2. Edwards had 11 PTS on 3/5 FG, and Naz Reid has 12. Lindsey Vonn is also in the house. Here’s to a better 2nd half than the 1st. – 8:38 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
ANTHONY EDWARDS.
WHAT A DUNK. – 8:37 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Anthony Edwards is a bad man. Huge dunk and a 3 put the Wolves up six with 3:56 left in the first half. – 8:37 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Ant making some fans here in Brooklyn. – 8:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Can confirm that Anthony Edwards can fly – 8:36 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
It’s not so much that Naz Reid is a great individual defender. But if you’re one of the few who have been watching the Wolves over the past three seasons, you know the growth of Naz as a defender has been massive
So much of it is a growth in awareness and positioning. Impressive – 8:30 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash with a successful challenge: Josh Okogie has been given a defensive foul instead of a successful charge. – 8:29 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Brooklyn has gone scoreless from three and have only attempted 5 shots from there. Minnesota has attempted 17. – 8:29 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
they know all about that 🧊 in Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/B2NAlmGp7D8:27 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets on 16-0 run, now up 39-34. – 8:22 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Nic Claxton checked in for his first action since Oct. 25. He’d missed 17 straight, but is now hearing his name chanted by parts of the crowd. #Nets8:21 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nic Claxton checks in for the first time since October with 9:26 left in the first half. – 8:21 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nic Claxton is on the floor for the first time in 17 games. – 8:21 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
While the Nets are on a 10-0 run, Nic Claxton is set to check in for the first time after 17 games. – 8:16 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Jevon Carter shoots when he has an inch of space, when in reality he needs a foot of space to shoot. – 8:15 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Chris Finch really upset after Harden draws a vintage James Harden 2019 NBA foul on Nathan Knight. – 8:13 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch clearly planning on matching up all of Jarred Vanderbilt’s minutes with all of Kevin Durant’s minutes.
KD plays the whole first quarter, so Vando does too.
Vando did pick up two first quarter fouls. That’s what might get in the way of tethering those two together. – 8:11 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 34-27.
Reid leads all with 10 points, his career-high for points in a first quarter.
Vanderbilt grabbed a game-high 8 rebounds in the quarter, tying a season-high for rebounds in any quarter. – 8:11 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
End of 1st QTR: Nets 27, Wolves 34
James Harden (6 PTS, 4 ASTS), Kevin Durant (6 PTS) and the Nets can’t seem to slow down Minnesota. Despite forcing 9 turnovers, the Timberwolves are shooting 57% from and field while also outrebounding Brooklyn 12-5. – 8:11 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets trail the Wolves 34-27. Sloppy start. Nets already with seven turnovers and 0-for-4 from 3. Durant and Harden each with six. Naz Reid had eight of the Wolves first 10 points. – 8:10 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Pretty boring first quarter resulting in a 34-27 lead for the Wolves after one. Looking like another game the Nets will successfully wake up for in the 2nd half. Can we fast-forward to then please – 8:10 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
What a weird quarter. Timberwolves lead 34-37 despite turning it over 10 times. Reid with 10 points on 4 of 4 shooting. Edwards with 0 points, 4 turnovers. – 8:10 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
I asked D’Angelo Russell at shootaround if there was any added emotion playing his former #Nets team. “Maybe if Sean Marks was in a jersey, then there’d be something different. But he’s not.” #NBA8:09 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
D’Angelo Russell has seven points and four assists already against his old #Nets team. #Timberwolves lead 34-23. – 8:08 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Wolves are out-rebounding the Nets, 12-5 in the first quarter. – 8:07 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
This is the Jarred Vanderbilt the Wolves have been missing. Much more energy and activity – 8:07 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Fantastic: Another game the Nets won’t start playing until the 3rd quarter. – 8:06 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Jarred Vanderbilt looking like he’s over the flu. – 8:06 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Naz Reid with 10 points here in the first 7 minutes tonight — starting in place of the injured Karl-Anthony Towns.
Not surprised. Naz has been HUNGRY for an opportunity to play more than 15 minutes in a game. He’s gonna go after it tonight. – 8:00 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Towns’ absence means minutes for Nathan Knight off the bench. – 8:00 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
How are KD and James Harden dealing with Kyrie’s absence? @BigWos talks to @Sarah Kustok on #FullCourtFits!
▶️: https://t.co/IuZYgAsGxm pic.twitter.com/zbKcJK93zu8:00 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Great from Edwards on both ends: deflects the KD pass on the double then feeds Vanderbilt for the dunk – 7:59 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
If Taurean Prince is gonna do anything, it’s be himself. – 7:55 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout on the floor with 7:10 remaining in the first and the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 17-15.
In his first start of the season (27th career), Naz Reid leads all with 8 points on 3-3 shooting, including 2-2 from deep. – 7:52 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant just played a defensive possession with one shoe. Taurean Prince took advantage of the 5-on-4-and-a-half and hits a 3 that gives the Timberwolves a 17-15 lead with 7:10 to go in Q1. Timeout, Nets. Prince is up to 5 points, D’Angelo Russell has 2 PTS, 3 AST. – 7:51 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves with 6 field goals (good!) and 6 turnovers (bad!) in the first 4:50 of this game. They lead 17-15 at the first timeout. Nets have four turnovers of their own. – 7:51 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant appears to have lost his shoe on that shot. – 7:50 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Cam Thomas checking in at the 8 minute mark may be the earliest we’ve seen him in a Nets game this season. – 7:48 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Fluid action with KD ↔️ DB pic.twitter.com/yzbkpjJURU7:46 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Still not convinced teams know Naz Reid can shoot. They certainly don’t guard him as if he can. – 7:46 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Naz Reid with 8 points in the early going. – 7:45 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Wolves use D’Angelo Russell defensively like the guy in pickup football who is guarding the QB but never blitzes and actually just drops back as a safety, searching for interceptions. – 7:45 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I forgot all about this: It’s the Taurean Prince revenge game. He’s def going for 25+ – 7:40 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Barclays. Nets-Wolves tips shortly. No KAT for Minny. Ant-Man is still balling. Clax is back. Updates to come. – 7:28 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Karl-Anthony Towns (tailbone) is OUT for the Nets. Big break for Brooklyn, a team that has traditionally struggled defending stretch-fives and versatile scorers at the 5. – 7:14 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Injury Report:
Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Jaylen Nowell are AVAILABLE.
Karl-Anthony Towns (Tailbone Contusion), Patrick Beverley (Left Adductor Strain), and Jaden McDaniels (Flu-like Symptoms) are OUT. pic.twitter.com/47coRPsCfQ7:12 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Wolves say Karl-Anthony Towns (tailbone contusion) is out against Nets. So is Patrick Beverley (Left Adductor Strain) and Jaden McDaniels (Flu-like Symptoms). – 7:11 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns is out tonight (tailbone).
Jaden McDaniels (flu) and Patrick Beverley (groin) are also out.
Naz Reid will start in KAT’s place, next to Jarred Vanderbilt, Taurean Price, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell. – 7:09 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Tonight’s @Minnesota Timberwolves Starters at Brooklyn:
Russell
Edwards
Prince
Vanderbilt
Reid
OUT:
Patrick Beverley – Left Adductor Strain
Jaden McDaniels- Flu-like Symptoms
Karl-Anthony Towns- Tailbone Contusion
McKinley Wright IV – G League Two-Way – 7:08 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is out tonight vs. Nets. – 7:07 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Looking good in the KD shirts!!! pic.twitter.com/fGGhdj9szJ7:06 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Let’s try this again. Nets starters vs. the Wolves: Harden, Mills, Durant, Bembry and Aldridge. Autocorrect has had it in for me this week. – 7:04 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden, Patty Mills, Kevin Durant, DeAndre’ Bembry and LaMarcus Aldridge are the Nets’ starters tonight against the Timberwolves. – 7:02 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
The Nets’ Starters vs. the Timberwolves:
👨🏿‍🍳James Harden
👷🏾‍♂️Patty Mills
🔒DeAndre’ Bembry
🪣Kevin Durant
🎯LaMarcus Aldridge – 7:02 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L👀k Out For In The Nets vs. Timberwolves Game:
▪️Cam Thomas logged the most minutes off the bench last game with 20.
▪️D’Angelo Russell is coming off a bad game against the Wizards, shooting only 3-of-18 from the field & 1-of-12 from deep.
▪️Irving & Harris are out. – 7:01 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Nets
Love Ant over 2.5 made FTs
– Big Stage Ant
Love Harden over 21.5 points
– No McDaniels + Harden in attack mode last game
Aldridge under 15.5 pts
– How many mins can he play if KAT’s out there?
KD over 5 made FTs
– Will play thru Vando’s physicality – 6:36 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jarred Vanderbilt has 82 rebounds in his last 200 minutes played. That’s a lot.
And 32 of those 82 are offensive rebounds. That’s a ton. – 6:31 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
An old friend made sure to check in with Herb 🎥 pic.twitter.com/BJXhK0Sf2X6:31 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Pressed by New York media on whether or not the playoffs are an expectation for the Timberwolves, Chris Finch said: “early returns are good, and the flavor of the team is pretty good”. – 6:16 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch says Karl-Anthony Towns will go through pregame warmups and then it will be his decision whether or not he plays tonight with his tailbone injury. – 6:04 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Timberwolves coach Chris Finch says Karl-Anthony Towns (back/tailbone) will go through pregame warmups before determining if he can play tonight vs Brooklyn after taking that nasty fall late at Washington. – 6:03 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“We appreciate having a versatile player — He has experience. He brings toughness. I enjoy being around him everyday.”
⁃Steve Nash on James Johnson. – 5:53 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash on Cam Thomas,
“That willingness and that ability to change … It has made me very proud of him.” – 5:52 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“I don’t love to force. If it presents itself then we’ll get him out there.”
⁃Steve Nash on Nic Claxton. – 5:50 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He is an athletic, young active big — A unique profile for our team … There’s no reason why he can’t make an impact for us.”
⁃Steve Nash on Nic Claxton. – 5:48 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“He’s been working hard — That’s all you can ask … We know he has the ability.”
⁃Steve Nash on Nic Claxton. – 5:47 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said Nic Claxton is available but doesn’t see it as a lock for him to play. Said the Nets rotations are pretty said and they’re not bringing him back to play 25 minutes a game. – 5:47 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Nash says he would like to get Nic Claxton some minutes tonight and tomorrow night. Nash says his rotations “are pretty solid right now” but they would like to give Claxton “a chance to get back in the lineup” and work his way back. – 5:46 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
the most interesting man in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/MBsJJSt0GI5:46 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“Our rotations are pretty solid right now. It’s not like he’s coming back to play 20 minutes — We want to give a chance to get back in the lineup.”
⁃Steve Nash on Nic Claxton. – 5:46 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Steve Nash confirms Nic Claxton may play tonight and tomorrow. – 5:45 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nic Claxton is back tonight after missing over a month with a non-COVID illness. Here he is getting pregame work in. pic.twitter.com/aHvfBiM9qG5:17 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Back to the lab 🧪
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/Rzx47pg9IJ5:06 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
If you’re coming to Friday Night Live, get your photo on the Black Carpet outside Section 24 and post it with #EmbraceTheLights for a chance to win signed Kevin Durant merch! – 4:55 PM
Julia Poe @byjuliapoe
Javonte Green enters the health and safety protocols and will be out vs. the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow. The Bulls have reinstated daily testing following Coby White’s positive result. – 4:43 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Bulls list Javonte Green out vs. Nets on injury report. Health and safety protocols. Bulls are testing daily following Coby White’s positive test. – 4:41 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Javonte Green has entered health and safety protocols, per injury report. Out vs. Nets – 4:41 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Also, @Anthony Slater got me to do it.
I predicted that the Minnesota Timberwolves make the playoffs. Not the play-in. The Playoffs.
FULL CLIP: https://t.co/q1Nem5zs8J pic.twitter.com/hpTUOhNEsE3:35 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Anthony Slater is here; We dive deep on the Warriors and Suns and their battle at the top of the West. Also: the Porter Jr., Lopez and Adebayo injuries, plus the FUN Timberwolves!
iTunes: https://t.co/hIOdTGnsom
Spotify: https://t.co/Y9qktu716t pic.twitter.com/TaTNF914Wb2:59 PM
Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
#Lions players Trey Fowers (knee), Jalen Reeves-Maybin (shoulder), D’Andre Swift (shoulder) and Bobby Price (shoulder) are all OUT vs. Minnesota. – 2:48 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
“On Draft Night I was definitely hurt, but I knew the job wasn’t done… I’ve got mouths to feed.”
I spoke with @Minnesota Timberwolves big @NazReid about his journey, lessons, relationship with KAT, changes in Minny, and expanding his outside game ⬇️
thesportssection.com/naz-reid-from-…2:42 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Kevin Durant and James Harden aren’t too worried about Kyrie Irving being away from the Nets. #FullCourtFits
📺: https://t.co/IuZYgAsGxm pic.twitter.com/46mNMoEpFz2:30 PM

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
“I’m not sure how many minutes I’ll get, but I’ll be ready to suit up with the guys again.”
@Nic Claxton on being back in uniform for the first time since October 25 📹 pic.twitter.com/NLicTtd8HE2:29 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
played ball at the park today. fouled some guy very first play of game, not even close to anything dirty. i even called a foul for him and he wouldnt accept it. i was like ok i get it. my team turns ball over at other end and he walks up to me and says “ball dont lie.” bro, what? – 2:06 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“Once the [Hornets] moved to New Orleans, my dad started taking me to basketball games… Without that team, I don’t think I’d even be here today.” – @Kelly Oubre
📝 @sam_perley | #AllFly2:03 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Nic Claxton reveals hardest part of mystery illness as he returns to the court for the #Nets. nypost.com/2021/12/03/nic… via @nypostsports1:30 PM

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