Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Atlanta Hawks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Atlanta Hawks (13-12) play against the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13) at Target Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday December 6, 2021

Atlanta Hawks 121, Minnesota Timberwolves 110 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Thought Lue would use his timeout before that possession that ended in tough Jackson miss. Clips lost it due to 3-min mark and Lue looked displeased before the shot.
But Cov miss 3 is followed by 9th PG dunk of season.
Portland calls timeout, 2:25 left in 4th. Clippers up 92-88 – 12:13 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Andrew Wiggins in the 14 games since that Minnesota meeting jump-started his season: 20.9 points per game on 52.6% overall, 47.3% from 3.
292 points
109-of-207 FG
35-of-74 on 3s – 11:50 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Timothe Luwawu Cabarrot said these past four starts, he’s trying to bring it on defense for the Hawks and communicate as much as possible, since he’s still getting acclimated to the lineup.
“Defense is big for me. That’s where my head is at, when I’m in the game.” – 11:13 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns after tonight’s loss to Atlanta:
“I feel real good about us still… I think this team will make the playoffs if we learn the word consistency.” – 11:12 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Trae Young on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: “He played great tonight. The way he played on both ends, guarding Anthony and then knocking down 3’s on the offensive end, he was just making plays and it was good to see and we needed all of it tonight.” – 11:08 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Karl-Anthony Towns said he felt “terrible” with his injured tailbone but wanted to come back, especially with Russell out. – 11:00 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns said he pushed up his timeline to return tonight. Said his tailbone felt terrible. – 11:00 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Nate McMillan on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who has stepped into the starting lineup with the Hawks shorthanded:
“He’s been really good. I really like way he plays. He’s able to establish the type of defense we want to play out there.” – 10:59 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae Young had a wrap on his arm. Said he got a bruise on his elbow but he didn’t seem too concerned. pic.twitter.com/xLHV2wlKry10:50 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Chris Finch on the Wolves allowing Atlanta open threes.
“We just stopped short. Our urgency to contest shots was not there. We’ve been really good at that all year.” – 10:39 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta set a franchise-record 25 made three-pointers in tonight’s 121-110 win over Minnesota (25-49 3FG, .510 3FG%).
Over the past four games, the Hawks are averaging 17.0 3FGM per contest on .474 3FG%. – 10:39 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
John Collins this season:
𝗈𝗇 𝗍𝗐𝗈𝗌: 61.6 percent
𝗈𝗇 𝗍𝗁𝗋𝖾𝖾𝗌: 41.3 percent – 10:38 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on Atlanta making 25 3s tonight:
“I mean, we just stopped short. Our urgency to contest shots was not there. We’ve been really good at that all year… We just kept stopping short and stopping short.” – 10:38 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Down 11, this is the largest deficit the Spurs have faced since their last loss, which came against the Hawks on 11/24 – 10:32 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
The Atlanta Hawks passed the ball approximately 79 times per possession (not really) and that resulted in their franchise high in 3-pointers made of 25 (actually). – 10:28 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Trae Young last 8 games:
30 PTS | 6 AST | 5 3PT
31 PTS | 11 AST | 2 3PT
31 PTS | 10 AST | 3 3PT
33 PTS | 7 AST | 5 3PT
33 PTS | 10 AST | 3 3PT
25 PTS | 10 AST | 2 3PT
25 PTS | 15 AST | 4 3PT
29 PTS | 11 AST | 4 3PT pic.twitter.com/QqYNyJ1V4E10:22 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I get they have a bunch of injuries, especially on the wing, but man are the Hawks confusing. One night they look like a Finals contender. The next, a Play-In team. – 10:20 PM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls win…Bulls win…Bulls win….109-97. Vucevic and Ball double-double. LaVine was fabulous with 32-3-8. Ayo 42 min. 11-6-8. Jones: 12-9. – 10:19 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Desmond Bane this season:
16.1 PPG
47.4 FG%
40.0 3P% (on 6.5 attempts)
90.6 FT%
He and Patty Mills are the only players shooting 45/40/90 (min 150 3-pt attempts). pic.twitter.com/CSDoSV6JJH10:18 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks shot 25/49 from 3 and only 15/41 from 2 tonight. Not sure how often you see such a large discrepancy like that one. – 10:18 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks make a franchise-record 25 3-pointers (!!!) to beat the Timberwolves, 121-110.
Atlanta moves to 13-12.
Trae Young: 29 pts, 11 ast, 7 reb
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: career-high 7 made 3’s, 23 pts
Danilo Gallinari: 20 pts
Clint Capela: 9 pts, 16 reb, 4 ast, 4 blk – 10:16 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Hawks pick apart the Wolves
Wolves 110, Hawks 121
On tonight’s show:
– Wolves play very short-handed (missed DLo)
– Hawks also short-handed, but still had plenty of shooters (25/49 from 3)
– Beasley gets hot (6 made 3s)
– Hawks played awesome, excellent Wolves-specific gameplan – 10:16 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves are gonna drop their 3rd straight, 121-110 to Hawks.
Little margin for error during this difficult stretch of the schedule.
KAT: 31, 16r, 6a
Beasley: 24, 6-13 3s
3s
ATL: 25-49
MIN: 17-40 – 10:15 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks win 121-110 over the Wolves and move to 13-12. Hawks set a franchise record with 25 3s.
Young: 29/6/11, 7/18 FG, 4/9 3pt FG
TLC: 23, 7/14 3pt FG
Gallinari: 20, 4/6 3pt FG – 10:15 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta connected on 21 three-pointers through the first three quarters of tonight’s game – the most made triples through three quarters of play in franchise history, per @EliasSports.
Previous high was 19, done three times. – 10:08 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
The Hawks have set a new franchise record with 24 made 3’s tonight. – 10:06 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
he’s got it going
MB5 is straight cash pic.twitter.com/h7Y1tTEnkK10:06 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks, currently with 24 made three-pointers, have set a new franchise record for most made triples in a single game. The previous franchise-high was 23 (2/24/21 vs. BOS). – 10:05 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Timberwolves briefly make it a 10-point game, but John Collins responds with (what else?) a 3-pointer on the other end.
Hawks are 24-36 (52.2%) from 3 and lead, 111-98, with 3:46 to play – 10:04 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks have made a franchise high 24 3s off of that John Collins 3. Needed that 3 because the Wolves had cut the lead to 10 – 10:03 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Beasley connects on a three-pointer, his fifth of the night to give him 17 points in 22+ minutes off the bench. He extends his franchise record with 19 games with 5+ treys and is one three away from 500 career triples.
Minnesota trails 108-95 with 5:51 left. – 10:01 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his 10th assist of the evening, Trae Young has recorded his NBA-leading 13th points-assist double-double of the year, including his NBA-leading 9th 20+ point / 10+ outing of the season and fourth-straight. – 10:00 PM
Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA
Hawks can’t seem to be bothered by playing any perimeter defense 🤣🤣 – 10:00 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Career-high 7 made 3s tonight for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot – 9:59 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Gorgui Dieng with three made 3s here tonight against the Timberwolves.
Just looked this up… It took Dieng over 3000 minutes in Minnesota to make his third 3 of his career. – 9:58 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Apparently the Timberwolves’ opponent 3P% is going to make it all the way back to the mean tonight. – 9:54 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Gorgui Dieng is 3-3 from deep against his former team. He had not made a 3 since Nov. 8.
And guess what, there’s another former Wolf coming in at the end of the week. – 9:54 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
I would have liked to see Jake Layman get his first rotation minutes of the year tonight. – 9:53 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Heading into the fourth quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 96-78.
Towns is leading the way with 22 points on 8-19 shooting, 14 rebounds and 4 assists.
Vanderbilt is up to 9 rebounds on the night, nearing his career-high-tying fourth straight game with 10+ boards. – 9:49 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks have made a season-high 21 3’s and they’ve still got the whole fourth quarter to play.
They lead the Timberwolves, 96-78, and are 21-40 (52.5%) from 3.
Previous season-high was 18 vs. Utah. – 9:49 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks up 96-78 over the Wolves at the end of the third quarter.
Young: 24/5/9
TLC: 18
Gallinari: 18
Hawks have shot 21/40 from 3 – 9:49 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Second quarter on the evening the Hawks hit 9 3s. They lead 96-78 headed into the fourth. Gorgui with a pair of threes. – 9:47 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
You know it’s your night when Gorgui Dieng is burying multiple threes – 9:46 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Clint Capela so far: 9 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocks, 1 steal – 9:43 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Karl-Anthony Towns is up to 22 points and 13 rebounds, his 10th 20+ point/10+ rebound game of the season (216th career).
Since Towns came into the league in 2015-16, no player in the NBA has more 20/10 games.
stathead.com/tiny/pkWOW9:43 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Timothe Luwawu-Cabbarot is leading the Hawks in shot attempts midway through the third quarter! And the Hawks are up 21!
He’s 6/12 from 3 – 9:36 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
John Collins to Clint Capela lob! – 9:36 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, currently with 18 PTS on 6-12 3FG, has already tied his career-high for made three-pointers in a single game: 6-1/22/18. – 9:34 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks have stretched the lead back up to 19 as 3’s start falling again.
Four Hawks have made multiple 3’s:
TLC is 6-12 (18 pts)
Trae Young is 3-6 (19 pts)
Kevin Huerter is 2-3 (8 pts)
Gallo is 2-4 (12 pts)
Overall, Hawks are 16-32 (50%) from beyond the arc. – 9:34 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
18 points now for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. He’s 6-for-12 from 3, with a steal. – 9:31 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his 10th rebound of the night, Capela has tallied 10+ boards in 21 games this season (77 of his 88 games as a Hawk).
Coming into tonight, Capela ranked 3rd in RPG in the NBA averaging 12.5 boards. – 9:30 PM
Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA
Timberwolves have figured out that they can take Capela tonight – 9:30 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
It is a mildly ridiculous luxury that the Hawks had Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot as their 6th wing headed into the season. – 9:30 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Leandro Bolmaro having the bottom his thigh worked on on the bench.
Doctors leave and he’s slapping his thigh. Maybe a charlie horse? (Don’t think that’s the medical term) – 9:30 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Timberwolves trying to eat into the Hawks’ lead, with that latest layup by Towns making it 67-56 Atlanta, 9:03 to play in the third. pic.twitter.com/iRmnnpKZ5c9:28 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Leandro Bolmaro appears to have knocked knees or maybe a knee to the thigh? Hard to tell. He’s having a hard time walking. – 9:27 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Teammates are helping Leandro Bolmaro to the bench during the timeout. Couldn’t put a lot of pressure on one of his legs. – 9:27 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Darius Bazley pulls a Dennis Schroder by interrupting SGA’s postgame interview with Nick Gallo:
“We got the best in the business, the best to ever do it!” – 9:26 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
That energy from Bazley post game, nice to see the emotion with Gallo and SGA!…he was also right! Shai Gilgeous-Alexander can do whatever he wants against whoever he wants. – 9:25 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta knocked down 12 three-pointers in tonight’s first half for the first time this season and first time since 2/24/21 vs. Boston. The 12 made triples are one shy of the franchise-high for 3FGM in a first half (13, 4x). – 9:18 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Kind of remarkable the Wolves are down only 13 at half with the way they’re shooting. But the Hawks cooled off a little bit from 3 in the second. Wolves need to force more TOs to try to narrow the gap. – 9:18 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Danilo Gallinari in November:
40.0 percent on twos, 36.4 percent on threes
Danilo Gallinari in December:
57.1 percent on twos, 42.1 percent on threes – 9:14 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
In tonight’s first half, the Hawks held Minnesota to 48 points on 17-49 FG (.347 FG%) and 5-17 3FG (.294 3FG%). It’s the fifth time this season Atlanta has held its opponents to 17-or-less FGM in an opening half. – 9:13 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
tough.
KAT with 16 & 10 at the break pic.twitter.com/t9MiV09kMH9:11 PM

Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks up 13 over the Timberwolves at halftime, 61-48.
Trae Young: 16 pts, 6 ast
TLC: 12 pts
Gallo: 12 pts – 9:10 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Big Mac with a side of cookies 🍪 pic.twitter.com/l8s73sBaks9:09 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks up 61-48 at halftime over the Wolves.
Young: 16/4/6
TLC: 12, 4/9 3pt FG
Gallinari: 12
Hawks shot from 12/27 from 3 in the half, Wolves shot 35 percent from the floor. – 9:08 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves close with the last 5 points of the half and trail Atlanta 61-48. Atlanta cooled off but the Wolves never really heated up down D-Lo. – 9:08 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Jaden McDaniels had some choice words for Trae Young after that foul call. – 9:05 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
This is Danilo Gallinari’s night.
There is more pesto on his passes. The bologknees look healthier. More pepe in his stepay. – 9:04 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves blitzing Trae Young PnRs with KAT.
Trae responding by going way east-west, dragging KAT to sidelines, effectively opening up the middle, which in turn opens up a quick swing to the corners.
Ton of ATL corner 3 looks. Plus Wolves D is stretched, which leads to O boards. – 9:01 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley, who is in street clothes, just got called for a technical. Greeted by a standing O from the Target Center crowd. – 8:57 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks up 17 over the Wolves halfway through the second quarter.
Minnesota is shooting 31 percent from the floor, 29 percent from 3. Hawks shooting 46 percent from the floor, 52 percent from 3. – 8:49 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
KAT is not moving well. Wonder if that’s leading to all the zone. Because the Hawks are just flinging it around the court. 3 passes and they’re guaranteed an open shot. – 8:48 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Reminder that no player had a bigger discrepancy between his on/off defensive rating (good while one, bad while off) than D’Angelo Russell, FWIW. – 8:48 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves feeling REAL short-handed tonight.
Missing D’Angelo Russell in particular. – 8:48 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 9 points in tonight’s first quarter, marking the first time since 8/11/20 he’s scored 9+ in an opening quarter. He connected on a career-high tying three triples in the first quarter – the fourth time in his career with 3 FGM in a first quarter. – 8:44 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks connected on nine three-pointers in tonight’s first quarter, marking a season-high for made triples in any quarter.
It’s the first time since 2/12/19 Atlanta has tallied nine-or-more three-pointers in an opening quarter (10). – 8:39 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
✈️ @JJettas2 in the building ✈️ pic.twitter.com/HyX9d9e9FG8:39 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks made 9-of-15 threes in 1Q.
TLC was 3-of-5
Trae and Gallinari each made 2-of-3 – 8:38 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks up 33-24 over the Wolves at the end of the first quarter.
TLC: 9
Young: 8/5
Huerter: 6
Hawks shot 9/15 from 3, 2/11 from 2 – 8:36 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 33-24.
Towns is leading the way for Minnesota with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. – 8:36 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves trail this one 33-24. On the bright side, they didn’t commit a turnover, and that has them in it despite Atlanta hitting 9 3s. Not great, Bob. – 8:36 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
The good news: 0 turnovers for the Wolves in that quarter.
The bad: Atlanta on pace to hit 36 3s. – 8:36 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks made nine (!!) 3’s in that first quarter to take a 33-24 lead on the Timberwolves.
Atlanta averages 12.1 made 3’s a game.
TLC: 9 pts
Trae Young: 8 pts, 5 ast
Gallo: 8 pts, 2 reb
Kevin Huerter: 6 pts – 8:36 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Gallinari flashback game? Wait for the shrug. 🤷🏻‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/4JCowsv0V98:36 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Gallinari with the up-and-under? In 2021? pic.twitter.com/DEufDLl4dK8:28 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Incredibly hot start for the Hawks from 3 so far, shooting 7/11 from the perimeter. Minnesota shooting 5/13 in the paint.
Hawks up 27-17 over the Wolves – 8:28 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Group of teenagers here chant “overrated” at Trae Young while he’s at the free throw line. Next possession Trae hits a stepback 3 and looks up at the kids.
Target Center = Madison Square Garden??? – 8:26 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
The Wolves have 6 makes total. The Hawks have hit 7 3s. – 8:25 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Update on Jaden McDaniels — the headband is back. – 8:21 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Atlanta has no one who can control Anthony Edwards at the point of attack, and Ant is playing like he knows it. – 8:20 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Was curious to see how Atlanta would match up with KAT.
They’re sticking with the trend of not having the center guard Towns. Capela is guarding Vanderbilt/lurking by the rim, while Collins takes the job of checking Towns. – 8:17 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Hawks have opened up 5-for-6 from 3-point range to take a 17-8 lead vs. the Timberwolves. – 8:17 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves are gonna have to ugly this one up if they want to win. Not going that way early on with Atlanta hitting from the outside. 5 of 6 from 3. – 8:17 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Hawks just drilling wide open 3s right now. Ominous – 8:14 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Three made three-pointers from Shake Milton is already his most since he sunk four in Game 2 of Sixers-Hawks last postseason. – 7:55 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot starting for the Hawks again, alongside Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, John Collins and Clint Capela.
Hawks are without De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Solomon Hill, in addition to Onyeka Okongwu. – 7:43 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
An under-the-radar development over the past two games is Korkmaz seems to have rediscovered his shot. He’s 2-of-3 to start tonight after going 4-of-6 against Atlanta. – 7:41 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks starters tonight
Trae Young
Kevin Huerter
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
John Collins
Clint Capela – 7:39 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The Hornets scored 30+ points in each quarter last night against the Hawks. They scored 34 in this 1st quarter with Philadelphia. Philly trails it by 11 after 1. #Sixers7:34 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Injury Report:
Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaden McDaniels are AVAILABLE.
D’Angelo Russell (Right Ankle Soreness), Patrick Beverley (Left Adductor Strain), and Jaylen Nowell (Back Spasms) are OUT. pic.twitter.com/d6fMZQWFzS7:34 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Cam Reddish is out for tonight’s game. – 7:26 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) is out. – 7:15 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks over/unders for Wolves-Hawks
Vando over 8.5 rebs
– We’ll see if Collins/Capela can slow him
Trae over 4.5 made FTs
– Bolmaro on him, Wolves foul a lot
Ant over 2.5 made FTs
– Will have high usage
Huerter over 2.0 made 3s
– Trae should find him on PnR kick outs – 7:14 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
John Collins, who posted his 15th career 30+ point, 10+ rebound outing on 12/5 (31 PTS, 12 REB), has scored 10-or-more points in 12 straight games.
Collins enters tonight as the only player in the NBA this season to be averaging at least 16.0 PPG on .570 FG% and .400 3FG%. – 7:10 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) will be OUT for tonight’s game. – 7:10 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
To recap what we’ve learned on the Timberwolves injuries tonight…
IN: Towns, McDaniels
OUT: Beverley, Russell, Nowell
Notes: Bolmaro will start (per Finch), McLaughlin will be in the rotation (per Finch) – 6:44 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
“That does mean that he’s getting close,” Nate McMillan says of Onyeka Okongwu’s recovery timeline, with Okongwu slated to practice and potentially play a game or two with the College Park Skyhawks. – 6:35 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Nate McMillan mentioned that Onyeka Okongwu might play a “game or two” with the College Park Skyhawks, in addition to practicing with the team. – 6:34 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) will be a game-time decision, per Nate McMillan. – 6:33 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Cam Reddish is a game time decision for tonight’s game against Minnesota, Nate McMillan said. – 6:32 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jaylen Nowell is also out tonight with back spasms.
Chris Finch says Jordan McLaughlin will most definitely be in the rotation tonight. – 6:22 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Leandro Bolmaro will make his first start of his career tonight, says Chris Finch.
D’Angelo Russell and Patrick Beverley are both out. – 6:20 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Leandro Bolmaro starting tonight. Finch says they like his size against Young – 6:19 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
D’Angelo Russell and Patrick Beverley are OUT. Karl-Anthony Towns is IN tonight vs. Atlanta. – 6:17 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Beverley OUT, Russell OUT, Towns IN tonight for the Timberwolves, per Chris Finch – 6:17 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Over six career games against Minnesota, Trae Young is averaging 31.7 PPG – his highest PPG against any team. Young, who’s notched four points-assists double-doubles against the Timberwolves, dropped 43 PTS in his last outing at Minnesota on a career-high tying 8 3FGM (1/22/21). – 6:00 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Tonight’s game should be interesting. Has all the makings of a schedule loss and Philadelphia hasn’t played since Friday night in Atlanta. The 76ers have been in Charlotte since early Saturday and they don’t leave until after Wednesday’s game. Will #Hornets youth prevail? pic.twitter.com/7L5vPqTa1x6:00 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
James Borrego didn’t say who will start at point guard tonight but the early guess is Cody Martin. He mentioned the need for secondary ball-handlers and Martin handled the ball a lot last night in Atlanta. Could also see Gordon Hayward bringing the ball up the court. pic.twitter.com/Ggrtao5Mrf5:34 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta enters tonight’s game having won six of its last eight over Minnesota, including a two-game regular season series sweep last year. Over those two outings in 2020-21, the Hawks won by +14.5 PPG (112.0-97.5).
Game 25 Game Notes: nba.com/gamenotes/hawk…5:31 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
The @Minnesota Timberwolves open a three-game homestand @TargetCenterMN tonight against the Atlanta Hawks at 7 pm CT.
TV: @BallySportsNOR (@davebenz, @JimPeteHoops, @KatieStorm)
Radio: @wccoradio (@WolvesRadio, @CAL_soderquist)
Wolves game notes:
https://t.co/49XLLfqVe3 pic.twitter.com/rNyxy78qaN5:21 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
This is getting to a tipping point, you think the Hawks are happy they played the Hornets who have obviously had a COVID outbreak? You think Doc Rivers wants his team to play them tonight? NBA should consider suspending these games but they won’t due to $ – 5:16 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Happy Star Wars Night from The Vandolorian and Obi-Wan Okogie
May the Force be with you. pic.twitter.com/dx9GYSNFGi5:03 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Went to go look up how Atlanta guarded KAT last time the Wolves played the Hawks… and found this was the Wolves starting 5 in that game…
Towns
Josh Okogie
Andrew Wiggins
Kelan Martin
Jarrett Culver
KAT and four shooting guards… Those were dark times. – 4:32 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Karl-Anthony Towns focused on defense, both on the court and with vaccines nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/06/kar…4:18 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
It’ll be big to have Patrick Beverley back for the Wolves this week. He’s listed as questionable for tonight.
The Beverley and D’Angelo Russell 2-man pairing has been the 4th-most effective 2-man pairing in the NBA this season (minimum 200 minutes played). pic.twitter.com/KHdV1i8uDz4:06 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Tonight’s @kzprovisioning media meal:
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Glazed Baby Carrots, Delicata Squash, Pistachio Aillade
Chilled Pesto Pasta Salad, Feta, Herbs, Marinated Tomatoes
A Selection of Dressed Grains and Greens
@BellecourBakery Desserts – 3:41 PM
John Collins @jcollins20_
We are all Master Chief #HaloInfinite #Become #Xboxpartner pic.twitter.com/HwYyYPJNd13:12 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
For tonight’s game:
Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) is questionable.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (right ankle sprain) is out.
Solomon Hill (right hamstring injury) is out.
De’Andre Hunter (right wrist tendon surgery) is out.
Onyeka Okongwu (right shoulder injury recovery) is out. – 2:01 PM

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