Timberwolves vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Timberwolves vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Timberwolves vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (20-21) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (26-26) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 11, 2022

Minnesota Timberwolves 125, New Orleans Pelicans 128 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Tue
Josh Giddey, 18 pts, 6 reb, 8 ast, 2 stl
Corey Kispert, 12 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk
Ziaire Williams, 17 pts, 1 reb, 2 ast
Cade Cunningham, 8 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl
Herb Jones, 14 pts, 1 ast – 1:02 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Grizzlies make it 10 straight w/their win vs GS. Its their longest same season winning streak in franchise history. They had 11 game streak spanning end of 14/start of 15. They play MIN at home on Thu before Mavs on Fri who, if they beat NY will have 7 game streak of their own – 11:53 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
B.I. DID THAT 😤
#NBAAllStar | #BrandonIngram | @Gatorade pic.twitter.com/jD2D0VxBRo11:53 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
I’ve wanted to do a quick joke video for YouTube with a click bait thumbnail and headline of “Should/will the Pelicans trade Brandon Ingram?”
And then just shout NO
and end the video. I still might – 11:46 PM
Willy Hernangomez @willyhg94
🔋🔋🔋 🏀 🦍 🔜 – 11:46 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
For those wondering, the Clippers are 0-10 in franchise history when scoring fewer than 30 points in the first half.
The last NBA team to win a game after scoring fewer than 30 first half points: Paul George’s Indiana Pacers in December 2012 at Austin Rivers’ New Orleans Hornets – 11:42 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans are 6-2 at home since Dec. 10, with only losses coming vs. West elite (Uta, Phx). Josh Hart on team building a homecourt advantage: “We’re a team that’s on the rise. We need this city to embrace us fully and support us every night. That was big.” – 11:41 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Patrick Beverley:
“The last four were trick games. Clippers underhanded. OKC one of the worst teams in the NBA. Houston one of the worst teams in the NBA, so you get in the zone, obviously scoring a lot of points and that’s what you think is the recipe for winning. It’s not.” – 11:39 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards after tonight’s loss:
“I blame myself. I think I had 0 points in the 1st quarter… I blame myself. I can’t perform in the 4th and not perform in the 1st and 2nd quarter… I wasn’t struggling to get in a rhythm, I wasn’t playing at all. I was just out there.” – 11:39 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Pels dub… you know what that means! 🍻
Another opportunity to take $10 off your order of @MichelobULTRA when you use code PELICANS10 on at checkout on https://t.co/UTkDgElKsA! pic.twitter.com/urvsX1nQxf11:38 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Josh Hart with @ESPNRadioNOLA postgame, on Pels 12-10 since 3-16 start: “We’re getting more confident in our roles and our identity as a team. We’re really starting to come into our own as a team and individuals. It starts at the top with Willie and everyone is following suit.” – 11:37 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Brandon Ingram tonight:
33 PTS
9 AST
3 3PT (including game winner)
He’s averaging a career-high in assists this year. pic.twitter.com/0o8jQP8Ouc11:36 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley after the Wolves’ 4-game winning streak being snapped tonight in New Orleans:
“The last four were trick games. Clippers were short-handed. OKC, one of the worst teams in the NBA. Houston, one of the worst teams in the NBA.” – 11:34 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“I seen B.I. get open and when he released it I knew it was going in. I held my hands up because I already knew it was cash,” – @Devonte Graham 💰 pic.twitter.com/Vd5AONBWC411:29 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns after tonight’s loss:
“We acted like we was just gonna walk in and get a win, and it was gonna be sweet… I don’t know what the confusion was. I don’t know if we thought we the Warriors all of a sudden.” – 11:25 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram scored 10 points in the final 1:13 of regulation.
📸 @mlbecherer pic.twitter.com/qQQj4a6dXC11:17 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Sign me up for Brandon Ingram and Anthony Edwards going shot for shot in the 9-10 game. Pels-Wolves is a fun matchup. – 11:17 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
VICTORY MOOOOOD by Coach Green 🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/Jfc1LH7jae11:16 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Final stats from tonight’s win! 📊
@Brandon Ingram 33 pts, 6/7 3PM, 9 ast, 4 reb
@Josh Hart 21 pts, 9 reb, 5 ast
@Herb Jones 14 pts, 2/2 3PM
@JValanciunas 13 pts, 12 reb, 5 stl
@hayes_jaxson 13 pts, 5/5 FGM
#WBD | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/ISJ8AtVSdB11:15 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pelicans finished the game making their final 9 3-point attempts, including three from Brandon Ingram in the final 73 seconds. They were 5-of-5 in the 4th quarter.
They went from shooting 7-of-24 to 16-of-33 from deep to finish the night. – 11:14 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Prior to tonight in clutch situations this season, Brandon Ingram was 0-for-5 from three-point range.
He went 3-for-3 in the final 1:13 tonight including the game-winner. – 11:11 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns on why the Wolves can’t listen to the media, featuring a fatted pig reference: pic.twitter.com/5jCe4Hb9BM11:08 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Win, lose or draw this is a fun team to be around,” – Green pic.twitter.com/5rXB0RnJjw11:07 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
GAME.
#BrandonIngram | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/BdoaAGlUTm11:02 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
“He’s a coach’s dream,” – Green on Ingram pic.twitter.com/uj2VMXm9GK11:00 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Karl-Anthony Towns not a happy camper in his postgame press conference. Stressing the Wolves can’t come out like they did tonight, when they thought it was going to be “sweet” and be an easy win. Not as much. – 10:59 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns: “We can’t fall for the media hype.” – 10:57 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
So that was cool and all but kind of inconsiderate by Brandon Ingram to make me redo my whole show outline at the last moment – 10:57 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (1/11 vs MIN):
Willie Green
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Brandon Ingram – 10:54 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Brandon Ingram FTW from DEEEEEEP!
(📼 @NBA)
pic.twitter.com/GbXfEE4LEg10:52 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Brandon Ingram drains deep three-pointer with three-tenths of a second remaining, lifting #Pelicans to 128-125 home win over Timberwolves. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/FiXO4VXPXs pic.twitter.com/iykFp7CbYG10:51 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Brandon Ingram was shooting 33 percent from deep this season. He was 6-7 tonight. – 10:50 PM
Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
5 teams now separated by 3 games for the final spot in the West:
Portland 16-24
San Antonio 15-25
Sacramento 16-27
New Orleans 15-26
OKC 13-27
Every team is below .500 in the last 10 games except New Orleans (5-5) – 10:49 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
#BrandonIngram talks with @ErinESummers about the Game Winner #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/3aOZ6tUnY910:48 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
All the views:
#BrandonIngram CLUTCH!
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/5MaN8Qbtt010:45 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
𝗣𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗪𝗜𝗡!!!
#BrandonIngram with the game winning shot 🙌
#NBAAllStar | @HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/KWkX0efuhJ10:45 PM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Brandon Ingram with the clutch 3 for all the Pelicans 💰💰💰 Pushed on Suns, won on OKC & the Griz and should’ve been in on leans to Bulls 1H and MIN/NO OVER. One 4% side and player prop pending so hopefully a great NBA night gets us moving with the league’s COVID stage easing up – 10:45 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Brandon Ingram’s game-winning shot should be a treated like a scuffed baseball— it ripped the mesh so hard it’s now unusable. – 10:44 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
A moment like that will definitely get #BrandonIngram into the #NBAAllStar conversation – 10:43 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pelicans started this season 1-9 in games that were within 5 points in the final 5 minutes.
After BI’s game-winner tonight, they’re 6-3 in their last 9 “clutch” games. – 10:43 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
COLD BLOODED – B.I. FOR THE WIN!!!
#BrandonIngram | #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/CQpmO8N1oM10:43 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
B.I.!!!
Pelicans beat Timberwolves 128-125. Hell of a great watch. Plenty of good contributions up and down the roster, but #BrandonIngram looked every part of an #NBAAllStar
33 points
4 rebounds
9 assists
1 steal
1 block
6-7 threes
5-5 FTs
VOTE HIM IN PLEASE – 10:42 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Ingram buzzer beater ends Wolves winning streak
Wolves 125, Pelicans 128
On tonight’s show:
– Wolves come out flat
– KAT gets goin in 2nd half (plays whole half)
– Ant gets hot late
– Going through possessions to close the game
– Ingram wins it at the end – 10:42 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
BI gave New Orleans something to smile about. – 10:42 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 128, Timberwolves 125
Deeeeeeep Brandon Ingram 3 with 0.3 seconds was the difference. BI had 33 and 9.
New Orleans is 15-26 at the halfway point of the season. – 10:42 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
BRANDON INGRAM – 10:42 PM
Kyle Ratke @Kyle_Ratke
Brandon Ingram. Sheeeeesh – 10:41 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Brandon Ingram. Have a damn night. – 10:41 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
B.I. CALLS GAME – PELICANS WIN!!!!
#NBAAllStar | #BrandonIngram10:41 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Ingram hits a 3. New Orleans wins. – 10:41 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
TIE GAME
3.6 SECONDS LEFT
BUCKLE UP – 10:40 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
D’Angelo Russell’s methodical drive for a layup ties it at 125 with 3.6 seconds left in 4Q. #Pelicans have chance to win it after calling timeout and advancing ball to frontcourt – 10:40 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
D’Angelo Russell’s floater goes over the outstretched arms of Gary Clark and we’re tied at 125 in NOLA.
Pels with 3.6 left to try and win this one in regulation. – 10:39 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
D’Angelo Russell calmly floats it in to tie the score at 125.
Pels will get the final possession with 3.6 seconds left. Gotta assume this one goes to BI. – 10:39 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Devonte’ Graham makes 1 of 2. Pels lead by 2 with 9.2 seconds remaining. Why do I feel like Anthony Edwards is gonna go for the win? – 10:37 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Malik Beasley with an enormous 3. Wolves are not dead yet. – 10:34 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Beasley 3 makes it 124-123 and the Wolves have a timeout left to advance the ball following this New Orleans possession. – 10:34 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
It’s been an Ingram/Edwards duel the last minute-plus, with both making a bunch of big shots. NOP 124-120 at 0:21 after #Pelicans turnover, but on a possession that ran a chunk of clock – 10:32 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
ANT IS SPECIAL. 🐜
RT IF YOU AGREE.
#NBAAllStar @Anthony Edwards10:32 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
#BrandonIngram with the 4-point play!!!!
#NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/GOoO0m6Lwt10:31 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Brandon Ingram CLUTCH in this game – 10:31 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pels have to think about sending a double at Anthony Edwards here. He’s going nuts.
Pels up 124-120 with 21.4 seconds left. Minny ball. – 10:31 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Man Brandon Ingram is cold blooded. – 10:30 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Great read by Devonte Graham on that play to Hart for the dunk.
After the initial JV pick-and-roll, he saw how Minnesota was going to play it. Called for the second screen to open up Hart for the cut.
Hart finished it. Good play at a key time. – 10:29 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
BI with a huge 4-point play that fouls out Jarred Vanderbilt and puts the Pels up 121-115 with 1:13 left.
Ingram has 26 pts & 9 assts – 10:29 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans up to 20 turnovers.
– That’s their 5th game with 20 turnovers this year – 3 have been against Minnesota.
– Wolves have 32 points off turnovers – most by a Pels’ opponent this season. – 10:27 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
ANTHONY EDWARDS, EVERYBODY. 👏👏👏
#NBAAllStar @Anthony Edwards10:26 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Anthony Edwards was 3-of-11 with 8 points through 3 quarters.
He’s 4-of-6 with 12 points in the fourth quarter so far. – 10:25 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Anthony Edwards has come alive after a very quiet 3 quarters. He’s got 12 points in the 4th, 20 overall. Just hit a really tough floater that gave Minny the lead briefly. – 10:25 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors have lost three of four, all three Ls on road: Dallas, New Orleans (rest night) and now Memphis. They’ve had trouble scoring lately. Draymond Green’s status for rest of road trip unknown. Milwaukee, Chicago road b2b up next. No Klay in one of them. Challenging stretch. – 10:21 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Pelicans had 28 fast-break points through three quarters.
In the first three games against Minnesota this year, they had a *combined* 25 fast-break points. – 10:12 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Malik Beasley has been the best thing going for the Wolves tonight. – 10:07 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 97, Wolves 89
Ingram 23 pts & 8 assts
Hart 16 pts & 7 rebs
Hayes 13 pts
Valanciunas 11 pts & 8 rebs
Fast break points
NOLA: 28
MIN: 8 – 10:00 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the third quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 97-89.
Towns is up to 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Minnesota has forced 15 New Orleans turnovers tonight, the 37th straight game forcing 10+ opponent turnovers, extending the NBA’s longest active streak. – 10:00 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves only score 3 points in the first 4 minutes of the second half. Finch then goes to Taurean Prince, who didn’t play in the 1st half, and the Wolves win the rest of the quarter the 27 to 24.
With Nowell hurt in the 1st half, Prince was even playing some PG during that stint. – 10:00 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans with 97 points through three quarters tonight. That’s their most through three quarters this season.
They take a 97-89 lead into the fourth. – 9:59 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Taurean Prince providing just the lift the Wolves needed. – 9:55 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
#BrandonIngram steal leads to a Brandon Ingram 3️⃣
#NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/FMj5PYB33z9:51 PM

Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Brandon Ingram putting on a show. – 9:48 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
The Alvarado-Beverley minutes you requested have arrived @Andrew Lopez, with Alvarado picking up Beverley 90 feet from the basket – 9:47 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Patrick Beverley and Jose Alvarado pic.twitter.com/yY2wuVTfCm9:46 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota trails 81-75 with 4:25 left in the third quarter.
Beasley connected on his 4th three-pointer of the night to give him 12 points off the bench, his 18th game this season with 4+ treys. – 9:44 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
All eyes on Jonas leaves a wide open lane for Josh 👏 pic.twitter.com/VZFHxpg5da9:44 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
𝘽𝙄𝙂 𝙈𝘼𝘾 𝘽𝙐𝘾𝙆𝙀𝙏𝙎 pic.twitter.com/MFGGhLm4WB9:44 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
We’ve said it about JV and Herb but also where would this Pelicans team be without Josh Hart? – 9:43 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Been an up and down quarter to say the least but the Wolves are back within 6 as the Pelicans call timeout. – 9:42 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
The always-intense Josh Hart has been a step ahead of Wolves on a lot of plays in 3Q – 9:40 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jones appeared to be in position in plenty of time to draw a charge on Minnesota fast break, but refs called Jones for a block, his fourth foul. Pels try to get that reduced back to three fouls with a replay review that would yield Vanderbilt charge instead – 9:33 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Wolves tried to get a replay review of Ingram’s block/charge but waited too long to signal for it. You could see a couple Minnesota assistants making the motion to Chris Finch to call timeout, but Finch didn’t see it early enough to stop game – 9:27 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Interesting stat: Pelicans are 9-4 this season when leading at halftime.
They’re up 65-59 on the Timberwolves after 24 minutes. – 9:24 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
What was the @socios top moment of the first half? – 9:21 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Stats at the half!
@Brandon Ingram 14 pts, 5 ast
@Jaxson Hayes 11 pts, 4/4 FGM
@Josh Hart 9 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast
@Jonas Valanciunas 5 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast
#WBD pic.twitter.com/LHKbRSgEka9:17 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jaylen Nowell is OUT for the rest of the game after spraining his left ankle, the team says. – 9:15 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Jaylen Nowell is out for the rest of the game with a sprained left ankle, Wolves say. – 9:15 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Maybe the craziest stat of the half:
Nickeil Alexander-Walker played 16 minutes and attempted one shot. Also had five assists. – 9:15 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota @Minnesota Timberwolves Injury Update:
Jaylen Nowell (left ankle sprain) is OUT for the remainder of tonight’s game against the Pelicans. – 9:14 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
15 of Pelicans 24 field goals came in the paint. 10/12 from restricted area. – 9:14 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Pelicans lead the league in defensive rebounding percentage and held the Wolves to just 2 offensive boards and 2 second-chance points in the first half. – 9:12 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Pelicans 65, Wolves 59
– Fourth time this year the Pels have hit 60+ in a first half; they are 3-0 in those games
– Ingram: 14p, 5a
– Hayes: 11p, 4/4 FG
– Hart: 9p, 5r, 3a
– NAW: 0p, 2r, 5a, 16 min
Pels: 57.2 FG%, 7/18 3P, 10/13 FT
Wolves: 47.6 FG%, 8/19 3P, 11/14 FT – 9:11 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Pelicans 65, Wolves 59
Ingram 14 pts & 5 assts
Hayes 11 pts
Hart 9 pts & 5 rebs
Pels shot 57 percent from the field and picked up 19 assists on their 24 field goals. They moved the ball around pretty well. Just have to gets the turnovers (10) under control. – 9:11 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves did not get up for that 1st half. Pelicans reminded them they’re not a bad team.
Wolves down 6 at half. Let’s see if the urgency changes in the 2nd half. Will need to to grab a W. – 9:10 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
With 5 assists in the first half Nickeil Alexander-Walker is one away from tying his season high – 9:10 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Tough end to the quarter for the Wolves, who trail the Pelicans 65-59 at the half. Been noticing at least a little frustration in the body language at both ends of the floor. Let’s see how the Wolves respond 2nd half. – 9:09 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
#BrandonIngram up to a game-high 14 points 🙌
#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/K8dSUFw9r59:09 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jaxson Hayes has got some juice tonight. – 9:06 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jaxson Hayes already has 9 points off the bench. Some pretty nice minutes from him. He’s been active and finishing his shots around the basket. – 9:02 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Beautiful pass by Ingram to Hayes for the finish 🙌 pic.twitter.com/zi3MJi3tz59:01 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jose Alvarado (forehead laceration) received two stitches and is available to return to tonight’s game – 8:59 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Fresh Herb 🌿
#HerbertJones #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/zaJ5EPoLjx8:58 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
A few funky variables messing with the Wolves rotation
– Pat Bev minutes restriction makes him 1st sub out, pulling DLo away from 2nd unit
– Nowell injury led to 3 minutes of: Naz + JO + McDaniels + Beasley + Pat Bev
– KAT goes long in 1st, leaving Naz to guard Valanciunas – 8:58 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
The losing team has scored less than 100 pts in all three previous Wolves-#Pelicans matchups this season, but doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen tonight. Tied at 46 at midway point of 2Q, with both teams pushing the ball and getting open shots – 8:57 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
We’re tied at 46 with 6:02 left in the first half.
Russell leads all with 13 points on 4-6 shooting and 4 assists.
Towns is up to 9 points and 5 rebounds in 12+ minutes of action. – 8:56 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado is back on the bench. – 8:54 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
These Timberwolves City uniforms remind me of the New Orleans Mardi Gras jerseys that were purple in the front and green in the back pic.twitter.com/8rCKdb7vv88:45 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Close game at the end of the first. #WBD pic.twitter.com/4PHmDhCbm98:42 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Wolves 36, Pelicans 35
Ingram 10 pts
Jones 6 pts
Graham 5 pts
Pels had 10 assists on their 13 field goals. – 8:41 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Eventful first quarter and the Timberwolves lead the Pelicans 36-35. Ingram and Russell with 10 each. We’ll await word on Nowell. – 8:41 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Jose Alvarado to the locker room, but he was high-fiving people on his way back. Think he’s OK after taking an elbow to the dome. – 8:35 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado is cut. They are cleaning up the blood on the floor right now.
That was a scary fall.
He was going up for the ball and took an elbow square on the forehead from Jaylen Nowell. – 8:34 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado just took a hard fall after colliding with a Minnesota player. Looks like he’s got a pretty good cut on his head. Trainers are looking at him now. – 8:34 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Oh my rough collision between Jaylen Nowell and Jose Alvarado. – 8:33 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
” Yeah Jose!”
Steal and behind the back dish to Temple for the slam 🙌 pic.twitter.com/jPpcGOqc0Q8:32 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jose Alvarado is already out here doing Jose Alvarado things – 8:29 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Brandon Ingram started with Jarred Vanderbilt on him and now he gets Jaden McDaniels. Doesn’t get easier. – 8:27 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado is the first point guard off the bench for New Orleans. – 8:25 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Wolves’ Greatest Lineup Ever was outscored in the first quarter.
Herb Jones +/- > – 8:23 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
In the Wolves defense, D’Angelo Russell gets to play the pick up football version of the guy who is “guarding” the QB — but really just drops back in coverage looking for doubles and interceptions.
And he loves that role. – 8:21 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves defense could use a little wake-up call. Pelicans 8 of 13 to start. Wolves also scoring… Russell with 8 early and Vanderbilt with 6. He’s been leaking out in transition with great success so far. – 8:19 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans have had 28, 21 and 17 turnovers against Minnesota this season.
They had two on the first two possessions tonight. – 8:12 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
The pregame “mosh pit” ended with Naji Marshall holding Jose Alvarado as several #Pelicans “kicked” and “punched” Alvarado. A new twist to the tradition that gets players pumped up for the opening tip – 8:09 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Pascal Siakam has passed Jose Calderon and is now 8th on Toronto’s all-time scoring list. Jonas Valanciunas up next on the Raptors all-time list, then MoPete. – 8:03 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Can you guess whose kicks these are?
👀 #WBD | @spacerunnersnft – 7:54 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
I want nothing more than to see Pat Bev vs. Jose Alvarado minutes tonight. – 7:52 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Brandon Ingram
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:37 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Patrick Beverley is AVAILABLE.
Leandro Bolmaro (Health and Safety Protocols) is OUT at New Orleans. pic.twitter.com/N90iccbxJ37:30 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Just finished watching the Pelicans last game, and I think it’s pretty clear that they will be a far tougher out than the Thunder and Rockets — even if their records are similar.
Side note: This Herb Jones kid can lock up (curious to see who he guards — I assume Ant). – 7:29 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
With Hart and Beverley returning tonight, both teams will have their most effective starting lineups back in action. #Pelicans are 8-5 with Graham, Hart, Ingram, Jones, Valanciunas – 7:21 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Starting 5️⃣ vs Minnesota tonight 🏀
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/HITcPYp8h97:20 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kyle Kuzma has 11 pts on 5-5 FG in 5 min to start tonight’s game against the Thunder. Can’t miss.🔥 – 7:18 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
No #PelicansGameday experience is complete without the official Pelicans app presented by @Verizon!
Head to the App Store and download it now to keep up with all of tonight’s game action 📲 pic.twitter.com/z99r40S74R7:14 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Good evening 😊
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/WifDpU6oxp7:07 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Play Courtside Challenge on the homepage of the Pelicans app to win prizes all season long, courtesy of @seatgeek! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/QmMExCH4k46:53 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Pels
Vanderbilt over 6.5 points
– Had 21 last game, don’t get why his line dropped after that
KAT over 8.5 rebs + over 3.5 assists
– Played Pelicans three times, should know double is coming
Beverley over 9 points
– Has scored 9+ in 9 of last 11 games – 6:48 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
when in New Orleans, you have to pay respect pic.twitter.com/awLZNTRW2Y5:08 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Garrett Temple talks with the media after today’s game day shootaround 🎙
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/coaIExKHYH4:09 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
You know what time it is! @Jim Eichenhofer‘s keys to tonight’s game ⤵️
🏀 MIN (12.7), NOP (12.0) rank 3rd/4th in offensive boards
🏀 Teams bottom 10 in 3-point%; Pels have struggled vs. Wolves
🏀 Valanciunas, Towns are two of West’s most productive centers
#WBD | @FanDuel pic.twitter.com/S32LYxI5Md4:03 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Do the Pelicans need to make a trade right NOW
🏀 West is about to get tough and season may slip away by deadline
🏀 Jose Alvarado should get more minutes
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzBFEv
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBES9YyFq pic.twitter.com/2AtIki9jTP3:31 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Episode 5 of 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗱 comes out tomorrow at 1 pm CT
Preview 👀 pic.twitter.com/zHzCv85OMo3:12 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
On today’s podcast, Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press joins @dsallerson and @Jim Eichenhofer to preview tonight’s game between the Pelicans and the Timberwolves.
Full episode: https://t.co/xp3w7tGnSh
#Pelicans | @SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/FJ4zVsIaYy2:37 PM

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