Timberwolves 127, Wizards 142: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Timberwolves 127, Wizards 142: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Timberwolves 127, Wizards 142: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (10-11) play against the Washington Wizards (10-10) at Capital One Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Monday November 28, 2022

Minnesota Timberwolves 127, Washington Wizards 142 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
It was Kyle Kuzma who pushed to get Kristaps Porzingis back into the game to go after a new career-high so it was only fitting that Kuz assisted KP in transition on the and-1 bucket that got him to 41. pic.twitter.com/ZTNpOdSY8a12:46 AM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Crazy the level Booker is at on nights like this where he can demolish you for 3 quarters and then when you want to overcommit the defense in the 4th he just makes the right read and perfect pass every time down. Did this in Minnesota last year too. – 12:13 AM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kristaps Porzingis becomes just the second player in Wizards/Bullets franchise history to record 40+ points and 3+ blocks in a single game since blocks were tracked before the 1973-74 season, joining Elvin Hayes who did so twice.
(h/t @WizPRStats) – 12:11 AM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
Sac hoopin rn – 11:59 PM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
Bron is going to play for so damn long he is an absolute lunatic – 11:36 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kyle Kuzma credits Wes Unseld Jr. after win over Timberwolves
“Wes did a phenomenal job tonight. With his rotations, timely, his adjustments, and game plan. It was an all around team win.” – 11:02 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Lee Euro stepping to rim out of timeout.
Metu answer.
Washington Jr. answer.
#Suns up two. – 10:43 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
It seemed like the players watched video of Towns’ injury after the game.
Kyle Anderson’s reaction: “That video was scary. Just him looking back as if someone was behind him and hit him. That’s pretty scary. That’s never cool. So I’m happy it’s more on the lesser side.” – 10:33 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis sat down the podium after his career night and said:
“I have to admit, I feel good, yeah. Who has the first question?” – 10:33 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on optimism that Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns has avoided a significant injury to his lower right leg: es.pn/3OLUuyR10:30 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Washington Jr. 3.
#Suns down four. – 10:29 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jaylen Nowell when asked what needs to change defensively for the Wolves:
“I think we got to take it more serious. It’s tough right now, we’re trying to. But I just think we just gotta take it more serious. And I think we will. We just have a lot of mental lapses.” – 10:23 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
From what I can gather, everyone is breathing a big sigh of relief with Karl-Anthony Towns’ injury. Still more evaluation tomorrow, but it is looking like it could have been so much worse. – 10:21 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
had to cool off @Kristaps Porzingis after a career-high 41 points ☔️ pic.twitter.com/q5K3xxfu7V10:21 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Postgame Kristaps Porziņģis on his career-high 41-point night. #DcAboveAll
* KP says Kuz wanted him to go for his career night. #DcAboveAll pic.twitter.com/w8yFuJYDtm10:19 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
celebrate KP’s 40 burger with a $2 burger of your own from @McDonalds 🍔 pic.twitter.com/S0ccZrVpPi10:16 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch said using Rudy Gobert’s as a rover and not on Kristaps Porzingis is “something we probably should have gone to to start the game”.
KP hit 3 3s in the 3 three possessions of the 1st half. The Wolves went on a 10-0 run to start the 2nd half, after Rudy moved off KP. – 10:02 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
The Warriors dropped 47 points in a quarter and dominated the Timberwolves on Sunday. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…10:01 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Kevin Durant had 45 pts on 19-24 shooting in BKN win vs ORL. It was Durant’s best FG% in any of his 20 career 45+ point games, per BKN. Including FTs, Durant hit 23 of 28 shots vs ORL. He added 5a, 2 blk, 2 stl. Nets (11-11) next host WAS; Kristaps Porzingis had 41 tonight vs MIN – 10:01 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch after the loss in Washington:
“I just told our guys, five days ago we played our best basketball of the season and we feel like we’re a million miles away from that. But reality is I don’t think we are. We’ve just gotta get our turnovers under control and our fouling” – 9:57 PM
Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic
Bol Bol tonight:
24 PTS
6 REB
10-15 FG
3 3PM
2 BLK
39 MIN pic.twitter.com/86KCMvPbJ39:55 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Jalen McDaniels: 24 PTS, 2 AST
Kelly Oubre Jr: 22 PTS, 5 REB
PJ Washington: 16 PTS, 2 AST
Presented by @drpepper pic.twitter.com/4sDZaHwysk9:51 PM

Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
Re: Karl-Anthony Towns: The injury reminded me a bit of the play last year when Luka Doncic suffered his calf strain. KAT does appear to grab higher on the lower leg, more in the muscle belly than the tendon. – 9:50 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Magic 109-102 behind Kevin Durant’s masterpiece. For the first time since they were 1-1, the Nets are back to .500 at 11-11. Team is 2-0 on this seven-game homestand with the Wizards coming to town Wednesday. Let’s see what Vaughn says about Ben Simmons. – 9:47 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Karl-Anthony Towns helped off court after non-contact calf injury nba.nbcsports.com/2022/11/28/kar…9:47 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
rudy gobert has 26 blocks this season.
walker kessler has 30 blocks this season. – 9:47 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Monte Morris was +29 tonight. No Turnovers. 7 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals. His taking care of the basketball doesn’t go unnoticed. 🔒 – 9:42 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on Karl-Anthony Towns’ injury being deemed a right calf strain:
“Hopefully that’s where it comes down. We’ll have it evaluated tomorrow.” – 9:42 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Timberwolves Coach Chris Finch says of Karl-Anthony Towns’ injury: “obviously super-concerned about that. Big blow for us.” No update on initial report of a calf strain. “Hopefully, that’s where it comes down. We’ll have an update tomorrow.” – 9:40 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, but there’s some early optimism that he may have avoided a substantial injury to his lower right leg, sources tell ESPN. – 9:39 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
The Wizards beat the T’wolves 142-127 and improve to 11-10. It’s a new career-high for Kristaps Porzingis with 41 points. 23p for Kyle Kuzma and 22 for Bradley Beal. – 9:37 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
A new career-high for Kristaps Porzingis 🪣 pic.twitter.com/k0aN7arVCo9:35 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Kevin Durant (41 points) has registered the first 40-point game for a Net this season.
40-point games for a Net against Orlando all-time:
Kevin Durant – 2
Kyrie Irving – 2
D’Angelo Russell – 1
Kendall Gill – 1 – 9:33 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
CRIB PROTECTED 🔒
#DCAboveAll | @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/sChyFAkdh79:31 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Washington Wizards defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves and moved to (11-10)
#Dcaboveall 142
#RaisedByWolves 127
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Kristaps Porzingis 41 (Career High)
Kyle Kuzma 23
Bradley Beal 22
Corey Kispert 11
Jordan Goodwin 10 – 9:29 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards (11-10) beat the Timberwolves 142-127 to snap a three-game losing streak. Kristaps Porzingis had a career-high 41 points to lead the way. – 9:28 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Final: Wizards 142, Timberwolves 127
Porziņģis: career-high 41 pts., 4 rebs., 3 assts.
Kuzma: 23 pts., 8 rebs., 9 assts.
Beal: 22 pts., 1 reb., 5 assts.
Edwards: 29 pts., 8 rebs., 2 assts.
Wizards: season-high point total – 9:28 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
41 for Porzingis tonight. – 9:28 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Great to see the Capital City Go-Go guys on the floor for the closing minutes of this Washington Wizards game. – 9:26 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Kristaps career high:
41 PTS
2 STL
3 BLK
More points, steals and blocks than Gobert and KAT combined. pic.twitter.com/8LpeJ3jnTA9:25 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Corey Kispert really gave Kristaps Porzingis a shoulder bump to the chest after his career-high setting and-1 and the Unicorn barely moved 😂 – 9:24 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Johnny Davis gets the And-1 bucket. – 9:22 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Here’s the and-1 that got Kristaps Porzingis his career-high. Lots of celebrating from his Wizards teammates. pic.twitter.com/9tKiHiMWWi9:22 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
KP 40 BURGER 🍔
@Kristaps Porzingis has recorded a new career-high in scoring 🔥 pic.twitter.com/A3di9nR1wh9:19 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
How Kristaps Porziņģis scored his career-high 41 points tonight:
• 12/18 FGs
• 6/10 3Ps
• 11/11 FTs – 9:19 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
MVP CHANTS for Kristaps Porziņģis Career-high 41 🍔 here at Capital One Arena. – 9:18 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
happy for porzingis – 9:17 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert has played 104 minutes this season next to Kyle Anderson and only 53 minutes next to Naz Reid.
– Gobert + Anderson: +2.4 net rating
– Gobert + Reid: -10.7 net rating
If KAT has to miss extended time, I think Anderson will get more minutes at the 4 than Reid does. – 9:17 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Actual “MVP” chants at Capital One for Kristaps Porzingis, who just set a career high with 41 points in tonight’s game with the Wolves. – 9:16 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Kristaps Porzingis gets a new career-high with 41 points. I am legally obligated to tell you there were M-V-P chants at Capital One Arena. – 9:16 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Kristaps Porziņģis has set a new career high, with 41 points. – 9:16 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis’ 41 points are a new career-high. Monster night for the Unicorn. MVP chants at Capital One Arena. – 9:16 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
MVP chants for Porzingis. – 9:16 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
When the BIG 3 are clicking like this, it is an excellent example of what this Washington Wizards team can be. – 9:16 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
straight up on kuz control rn 😮‍💨 pic.twitter.com/PMJEtG3X2Q9:12 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
I think Kristaps Porzingis just did the hammer celebration as a homage to @Marcin Gortat after a couple offensive rebounds and and-1 finish pic.twitter.com/MzqbBBpDpQ9:10 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert had a terrible 1st half — and people on here were sniping about it (hand raised).
But he’s been really good in the 2nd half, doing Utah stuff (rim rolling out of PnR, crashing offensive glass for dunks) as opposed to Minnesota stuff (post ups and isos from 10 feet). – 9:06 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
sharing is caring 😌
#DCAboveAll | @BigGameTae pic.twitter.com/8VJ25J8YKb9:06 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards have scored 122 points, and there’s 8:35 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Wizards’ previous season-high point total was 121, set three times, including in yesterday’s loss in Boston. – 9:05 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns suffered a right calf strain, team says. pic.twitter.com/WsZneoDi8x8:59 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Wolves say Karl-Anthony Towns has a right calf strain; will be out the rest of the game. – 8:58 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Washington Wizards lead the Minnesota Timberwolves after 3.
#Dcaboveall 109
#RaisedByWolves 97 – 8:57 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Timberwolves announce it is a right calf strain injury for Karl-Anthony Towns. He will not return to the game – 8:57 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Timberwolves say Karl-Anthony Towns has suffered a right calf strain. – 8:57 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Karl-Anthony Towns (Right Calf Strain) is OUT for the remainder of tonight’s game. – 8:57 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
up 12 with 12 minutes to go.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/YuoqrtPRn58:57 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Washington Wizards lead the Minnesota Timberwolves after 3.
#DcAboveAll 109
#RasiedbyWolves 97 – 8:56 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
It is easy to root for Jordan Goodwin. He is hooping. He is thriving in this role. #MakeLemonade8:52 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Timberwolves F Karl-Anthony Towns appeared to suffer a non-contact injury to his lower right leg and needed help to locker room vs. Wizards. – 8:51 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
The best Timberwolves offense may be a D’Angelo Russell miss (that Rudy Gobert dunks). – 8:50 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns was helped off the court after suffering an apparent leg injury. pic.twitter.com/ocsQ1pDJ0Q8:48 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
corner kuz 👀
@Kyle Kuzma has 18 PTS, 7 AST, 6 REB so far. pic.twitter.com/8peFoKjqXI8:45 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Karl-Anthony Towns hurt his right leg and had to be helped off the court and into the locker room by Rudy Gobert and a T’Wolves assistant. He wasn’t putting any weight on his leg. – 8:41 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Oh, boy: KAT limping off the court with help from Gobert after going down at midcourt. Going to the locker room. – 8:41 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Karl-Anthony Towns is behind helped to the Wolves’ locker room as he puts no weight on his right leg. – 8:41 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Kyle Kuzma behind the back to Monte Morris in transition but Monte misses the layup BUT offensive rebound leads to Kuz’s 3rd 3 of the third quarter – 8:40 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 78-55 at the half
Tatum – 22 points
Brogdon – 17/4/5
Smart – 16 points, 8 assists
White – 11 points
Griffin – 9 points
Celtics – 66.7% FGs
Celtics – 14-25 3Ps
Washington – 12 points
McDaniels – 11 points
Oubre – 10 points
McGowens – 10 points
Hornets – 50% FGs – 8:35 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout Washington as the @Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 8-0 run over the last 2:44 (11:42-9:00, 3rd quarter) to cut the deficit to 77-68.
Edwards is up to 20 points, his third straight 20+ point game and 13th of the season. – 8:34 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout Washington as the @Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 8-0 run over the last 2:44 (11:42-9:00, 3rd quarter) to cut the deficit to 77-68.
Edwards is up to 18 points, approaching his third straight 20+ point game and 13th of the season. – 8:33 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards led by 23 points with 34.1 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Now, they lead the ‘Wolves 77-68 with 9:00 remaining in the third quarter. – 8:31 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves 2nd half adjustment after Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points on 9 shots in the first half:
– Kyle Anderson starts over Rivers
– Anderson takes the Porzingis matchup
– Gobert moves off KP matchup to a spy role, lurking off Avdija
– Towns stays on Kuzma
8-0 run to start half – 8:31 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
watch ya head when ANT TAKES FLIGHT. 😳 pic.twitter.com/Z5IWLFqHHJ8:30 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Anthony Edwards had been angling for a big dunk all first half. He finally got one. pic.twitter.com/j049582EXs8:29 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Kyle Anderson starting for Austin Rivers in the 3rd – 8:27 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Tonight is Cancer Awareness at the arena. The Washington Wizards honored a young woman who won her fight against cancer. Very moving ceremony. – 8:26 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Porzingis with more points at halftime (29) than combined minutes for Gobert and KAT (28) 😳 – 8:24 PM
NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Kristaps Porzingis had a MAGICAL first half ✨ pic.twitter.com/4wGVwKJY8o8:19 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
The Wizards take a 77-58 lead over Minnesota into halftime thanks to Porzingis’s 29 points (on 6 three’s). Beal added 13.
T’wolves are shooting 50% but have 11 turnovers and, of course, a Porzingis Problem. – 8:18 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
“You are not alone. We are right there fighting with you.” 💙
Cancer Awareness Night x @MedStarHealth pic.twitter.com/NA07o7CcxD8:16 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Timberwolves defense might get its own show on Comedy Central. – 8:15 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
q1: 38 PTS
q2: 39 PTS
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/HSOmcR4EVA8:14 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
With Porzingis’ 29 points leading the way, the Wizards lead the Wolves 77-58 at the half. – 8:14 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
It has been the Kristaps Porzingis show at Capital One Arena. KP leads scorers with 29 points at the half. Porzingis says “I feel great” in his arena interview. The Washington Wizards lead the Minnesota Timberwolves.
#DCAboveAll 77
#RaisedByWolves 58 – 8:13 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Wolves allow the most “wide open” 3s per game (21.1), and that doesn’t surprise you if you’ve watched any Wolves game this year.
That’s why it’s not just bad shooting luck when Washington goes out and hits 57% of their 3s in the first half.
Wolves 58, Wizards 77 at half – 8:13 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points in the 1st half. Only 7 other players in franchise history have scored as many in a single half: Bradley Beal, John Wall, Gilbert Arenas, Michael Jordan, Tracy Murray, Caron Butler and Trevor Ariza. – 8:12 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves trail 77-58 at halftime. Wizards are shooting 63%. Wolves have 11 turnovers. – 8:12 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards scored 77 points in the first half. Their previous high point total for any half this season was 67, set on Nov. 15 in the first half against Oklahoma City. The Wizards lost that game 121-120. – 8:12 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Kristaps at half:
29 PTS
7-9 FG
6-8 3P
9-9 FT
Only Steph and Luka have had a bigger first half this season. pic.twitter.com/9gqOj5fxng8:11 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis’ 29 points in the 1st half are the most he’s ever scored in a single half. His career-high for a game is 40. Well on his way to a career night. – 8:11 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
LANDLORD IS IN THE BUILDING.
flight of the week x @NATCA pic.twitter.com/aE5jsL43fR8:08 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis has tied a season-high with 6 threes and it’s only the 1st half. Career-high for a single game is 8. – 8:06 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Porzingis has now matched his season high with 6 three’s. He did so with 2:16 left in the second quarter. – 8:06 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Kristaps Porziņģis, who is shooting 6 for 8 from three-point range, has 27 points with 1:35 remaining in the second quarter. – 8:05 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
KP 3PT COUNTER: 👌👌👌👌👌 – 8:04 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
A small child in the stands absolutely wailed “NOT AGAIN!” just before Porzingis hit his fifth 3. – 8:03 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Porzingis 22 points on 7 shot attempts seems efficient. – 8:03 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Not a great two possessions for the idea of growing chemistry with Gobert
— Rudy doesn’t see a wide open Edwards in the corner, and Ant deflates to his knees in frustration
— Missed hand-off possession between Gobert and DLo leads to a turnover and fastbreak dunk for Washington – 8:00 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Wizards lead the T-Wolves 62-44, 4:38 Q2. No tired legs so far especially coming off a back-to-back. #DCAboveAll7:57 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wizards back in control of this one, up 18. One thing to watch … Beal came up a little sore after that last layup. – 7:56 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Would like to see the Wizards get more alley-oops around the rim for Daniel Gafford. He excels at that. – 7:56 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards commercial activity pits Gen Z vs. Boomers to name celebrities for the others generation
The Boomer correctly names Zendaya and Kylie Jenner.
The Zoomer does not get John Travolta or George Clooney even though @ItsBrittWaters tells him it rhymes with Looney … – 7:55 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
puttin’ in work on both ends of the floor 🫡 pic.twitter.com/uPJOBZ6ya37:52 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Gobert just throws it down. That’s the recipe. No more layups and floaters. Has to be aggressive – 7:51 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Anthony Edwards just tried to dunk on Daniel Gafford twice in a span of about a minute. First was a foul, Gafford got him clean the second time. pic.twitter.com/UrgCkV1igo7:47 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
D’Angelo Russell in the first quarter:
13 PTS / 3 REB / 2 AST / 1 BLK / 1 STL pic.twitter.com/rawHings3l7:43 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
⚪️🔵🔵🔵
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/XdFGbxgByl7:43 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
did y’all know unicorns can jump? 🦄 pic.twitter.com/9LRtGg4YOK7:42 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
The Wizards lead the Timberwolves 38-33 after one. 7 turnovers hurt Minnesota bad despite a good shooting start. – 7:40 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 38-33.
Russell leads the way for Minnesota with 13 points on 5-8 shooting, his 3rd 10+ point first quarter of the season. He’s added 3 rebounds and 2 assists so far tonight. – 7:39 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards tied a season high for points in a quarter, with 38. The team did that twice before this season. The Wizards lead the ‘Wolves 38-33 after 12 minutes. – 7:39 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards lead the T’Wolves 38-33 after the 1st. Porzingis has 16 pts, Wiz are 5-7 3PT. Minny has 7 TOs already. – 7:39 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
That could’ve been worse. Wolves trail Wizards 38-33 after one. Lineup adjustment of Anderson for Gobert proved effective. Russell with 13 on 5 of 8. Porzingis with 16. – 7:38 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
At the end of one quarter of play the Washington Wizards lead the Minnesota Timberwolves.
#DCAboveAll 38
#RaisedByWolves 33
Kristaps Porzingis leads all scorers with 16. – 7:38 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kristaps Porzingis made hist 1st four 3s tonight, matching his career-high for 3s in a single quarter.
That should help draw Rudy Gobert away from the rim. KP bas 16 pts after one. pic.twitter.com/AyV3rcqlf47:38 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
This game got better for the Wolves when they took out Gobert and brought Anderson in. He’s a plus-9. – 7:33 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
🥶 D’ANGELO RUSSELL 🥶
up to 13 first quarter points…and counting! pic.twitter.com/4aZmn0BB1H7:32 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I love watching Kyle Anderson play. His game, but with actual talent, is as close to what mine would look like in the NBA. – 7:30 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Kristaps Porzingis hit his first 4 three’s and the Wizards are up 26-16 midway through the first. – 7:26 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Well D’Angelo Russell is the guy bringing the fight right now. – 7:24 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Here for the Bradley Beal vs. Austin Rivers matchup, a lot of history there. – 7:22 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
It’s interesting how the opponent gameplan is to try and attack Gobert right away. Their idea seems to be “break that and the floor will fall out”
Tonight the Wizards go at Gobert by having Porzingis space above the break — which led to made KP 3s each of the 1st 3 possessions – 7:21 PM
Wayne Cole @waynec0le
Kristaps Curry I mean Porzingis is 4/4 from three. – 7:21 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
porzingis isn’t the best matchup for minnesota – 7:21 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
KP gonna KP 🫡
3 for 3 from beyond the arc already. pic.twitter.com/wVQGhDMDNq7:19 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
The Wizards came out HOT. its 15-4 Washington. 9:08 Q1. #DCAboveAll7:18 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Kristaps Porzingis has made his first three 3-point attempts, and Kyle Kuzma has four assists in the game’s first three minutes. Washington leads Minnesota 15-4. – 7:15 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Welp. 15-4 opening for the Wizards. Wolves with 3 turnovers. Woof. – 7:15 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija draws an offensive foul on Karl-Anthony Towns in the post. – 7:14 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
SHEESH KP 🔥👀 – 7:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Blake Griffin
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Derrick White
Marcus Smart
Hornets starters:
Mason Plumlee
P.J. Washington
Jalen McDaniels
Kelly Oubre Jr.
Theo Maledon – 7:14 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Porzingis starts 3-for-3 from 3. – 7:13 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Hornets at Celtics – TD Garden – Nov. 28, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Smart, White, Tatum, G. Williams, Griffin
Charlotte – Maledon, Oubre Jr., McDaniels, Washington, Plumlee
OUT: Boston: Brown, Horford, R. Williams, Gallinari Charlotte: Ball, Hayward, Rozier, Martin, Smith Jr. pic.twitter.com/OhbLkwwPMM7:04 PM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
In the building for Wizards v Timberwolves #DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/s3Z89DcIZR6:53 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Former Wizards Pregame Live guest Alex Rodriguez is here at Capital One Arena to watch his Timberwolves. pic.twitter.com/VN6Sogqkxi6:39 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
protect the crib 🏡
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/E7QZE3D4g16:36 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Jaden McDaniels (Illness), Jordan McLaughlin (Left Calf Strain), and Taurean Prince (Right Shoulder Subluxation) are OUT at Washington. pic.twitter.com/UGQXsjndot6:32 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
In the back of the group pictured are members of the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, a Jewish private school in Baltimore, cheering Deni Avdija on during his pre-game warmups. They even did a short song/chant. pic.twitter.com/M2SvVrBdJl6:02 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
One minute preview of Wizards-T’Wolves (7 pm on @NBCSWashington) w/ video of Bradley Beal warming up.
🏀injury updates
🏀fastbreak defense
🏀deflections pic.twitter.com/9GCwTdfNOk6:02 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
first 5 goin’ against the pack tonight 🐺
#DCAboveAll | @MedStarHealth pic.twitter.com/ro5Z7Dcnfg6:00 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_
Jacque Vaughn says Yuta Watanabe will not be available Wednesday vs. Washington.
Said Watanabe underwent further imaging on his hamstring today. No results back yet. – 5:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jacque Vaughn rules Yuta Watanabe out for Wednesday’s game against Washington. Said the Nets got him reimaged today, but no results there yet. – 5:53 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Washington Wizards’ starters tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves:
PG: Monté Morris
SG: Bradley Beal
SF: Deni Avdija
PF: Kyle Kuzma
C: Kristaps Porziņģis – 5:32 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Rui Hachimura is OUT again tonight, per Wes Unseld Jr. Kyle Kuzma will return after missing last night’s game. – 5:31 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Rui Hachimura (sore right ankle) will not play tonight, Wes Unseld Jr. said. – 5:30 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Rui Hachimura (ankle soreness) is OUT tonight vs. Minnesota, Wes Unseld Jr. said. – 5:29 PM
Austin Burton @Amaar_206
College Basketball Game of the Day: Seattle at Washington
Biased pick. My alma mater is winless against our city rival (?) since rejoining D1 in 2008. But the Redhawks are 5-0 and Cameron Tyson (28.3 ppg) is scoring at a higher clip than anyone in the country. Is this the year? pic.twitter.com/L0FtT0jrEn5:21 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Available #hornets tonight
Rozier
Oubre
Washington
Bouknight
Plumlee
Richards
Kai Jones
Mcgowens
McDaniels
Maledon – 5:17 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
cozy vibes at the crib 🏠
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/22O77cPEv04:53 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards has made a lot of his need to show up on the tail ends of back to backs. He also has a case of the Mondays. Monday is his worst day of the week, statistically speaking. Ant is shooting just 38% in 22 games played on Monday (TS of .494). By far his worst day. – 4:49 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Kirby Puckett and Tom Kelly shooting hoops at the Metrodome? What a time.
Full @MinnesotaMunn Wolves+ episode premieres tonight on @BallySportsNOR at 9pm CT. pic.twitter.com/iEKePE6HpL3:33 PM

J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
gobert literally tripping over KAT in the opening minutes of the game was a painful image pic.twitter.com/cHnc2YzSI42:17 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
(1/2) Kyle Kumza and Johnny Davis are not on the Wizards’ injury report for tonight’s game against the Timberwolves, which means they should be available to play tonight. Rui Hachimura, who has missed the last four games because of a sore right ankle, is listed as questionable. – 2:05 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Kyle Kuzma is no longer on the Wizards injury report, meaning he should be available for tonight’s game vs. Minnesota.
Only Rui Hachimura (ankle soreness) and Delon Wright (hamstring) are on the injury report. – 2:02 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Kyle Kuzma is no longer on the Wizards’ injury report, which suggests he will return tonight from a one-game absence. Rui Hachimura remains questionable. – 2:01 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
injury report for tonight’s game vs. Minnesota ⬇️
#DCAboveAll  | @ChasenBoscolo pic.twitter.com/dESxmoEFLT1:53 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Tyler Herro is more than a great scorer. Over the last 2 games he proved how good facilitator he is, making the game better.
-10 assists against the Wizards
-10 assists against the Hawks
Story on Herro’s development in passing ability: https://t.co/QFI5PyUJKT
#HEATCulture pic.twitter.com/TZkTfNKXki1:02 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
battle of the bigs tonight 👀
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/ltUaDVE7Cy1:00 PM

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