After the Timberwolves were torched by a plummeting Indiana Pacers team that was missing three of its best players and playing the second night of a back-to-back, Anthony Edwards went searching for a way to describe what Minnesota needed to do to fix a leaky defense. “You watch New York night-in and night-out, they don’t have great single defenders. Whatever their defensive plan is, that shit is great. They play great defense as a team at all times,” Edwards said after a 141-137 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night. “I love watching them play defense. I feel like they’re the best defensive team in the league. They play hard. They take you out of your stuff. They press you.”
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Barry Jackson: I asked Spoelstra if Oladipo will play again this season. He declined to answer directly, reiterating that he has no update and Heat still gathering information on the injury.
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook comes to the practice facility “every off-day” and often returns each night to get treatment and put up shots. “[His teammates] see that, they hear about it.”
Fred Katz: Scott Brooks says Bradley Beal’s back injury is not related to the hip injury he’s been dealing with. Brooks says he doesn’t think the back injury is going to be lasting, that he could be back Monday.
James Edwards III: Dwane Casey on increased playing time for Sekou Doumbouya: “He’s earning minutes. He’s playing well. A lot of it is the seriousness to his approach. He’s putting in the works. He’s beginning to understand what it takes to earn minutes.”