He scored 54 points to reach the first place in the league! The strongest twin towers in the league, he was scolded for three years as a garbage contract
On December 3, Beijing time, the NBA regular season continued, and today the Hornets sat at home to welcome the challenge of the Timberwolves, both teams were due to injuries and lack of major generals, the Hornets lost their outside first core three balls, and the Timberwolves also lost their outside first core Edwards, on paper strength Timberwolves are still stronger, then let's briefly talk about the game process, and then talk about the players' play.
At the beginning of the first quarter, Towns and Brown Jr. played a 10-0 start, and the Hornets relied on Bridges and Miller to lead the team to chase down to only 8 points, but after that, the Timberwolves continued to firepower, and under the leadership of Towns, they led by 7 points at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Reed's inside kill helped the Timberwolves continue to expand their lead, but the situation changed suddenly in this quarter, Rozier Hayward stepped up and scored one after another to help the Hornets narrow the gap, and the Timberwolves only led by 3 points at halftime.
The Timberwolves built a double-digit lead with Towns scoring five straight points in the rematch, but Bridges and Miller stepped up again, leading the team to a one-point trail at the end of the third quarter. The Hornets relied on Milton's two-point goal to tie the Timberwolves in the final quarter, but the Timberwolves relied on the twin towers to score 16 points and three blocks in the final quarter, dominating both ends of the offensive and defensive ends and helping the team stabilize the situation, and finally they defeated the Hornets 123-117.
Hornets 4 people cut 17+
Although the Hornets team was injured three times, they can play a lot of players, and this team has no winning culture, otherwise they have a chance to impact good results, and the three balls were absent in this game, and as a result, the team still had 4 people who cut 17+ performances: Rozier shot 8 of 20 from the field, 3 of 7 from three-point range, scored 23 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals, Bridges shot 8 of 18 from the field, and 2 of 5 from three-point range with 22 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal.
Hayward shot 7-of-11 from the field, 1-of-2 from three-point range and scored 17 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, Hayward is really easy to use, a very good jack-of-all-trades player, PJ Washington came off the bench and scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists on 7-of-14 shooting, the Hornets team can play too many players on the front line, maybe they should try to trade to get some suitable resources on the inside or backcourt, and Miller got 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, and Mark Williams got 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Without the three-ball feeding cake, Mark Williams also lost his previous dominance, this season the three-ball played a good performance, in the four games before the injury, he averaged 35.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game, this time he sprained his right ankle again, last season was because of this missed most of the game, it is estimated that this time will miss a short time, I hope he can recover as soon as possible, don't go on the road of the ball brother.
The Timberwolves twin towers played well
The Timberwolves were able to win this game, their twin towers played outstandingly, and in the absence of Edwards in the last two games, Towns and Gobert played well to help the team win, and after the win, they also won four in a row, and now tied with the Celtics for the first place in the league with a 15-4 record. The Timberwolves were able to play the current performance, and it is estimated that many fans did not expect that the team has three stars with an annual salary of 200 million, and it seems understandable to play such a record.
Downs shot 12-of-23 from the field, 4-of-8 from three-point range to score 28 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block. Gobert shot 10 of 12 from the field, scored 26 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks, although he still has no space ability, but now with Conley to feed him, Gobert also began to play his role on the offensive end, Conley scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists in this game.
The Timberwolves have been able to rise this season because Gobert has been able to integrate into the system, and he has also shown his dominance on the defensive end, and this season under his leadership, the Timberwolves are now the most efficient in the league. Gobert must be no stranger to everyone, after he signed a 5-year, 205 million contract in 20, he has been scolded for garbage contracts, O'Neal and Barkley, whenever they talk about him, they are full of ridicule.
Gobert was able to get this contract because of his excellent defense, after all, he is a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, one of the best rim centers in the league, and he has also been selected as the best first defense player six times, and in terms of the honors he won at the time, he has no problem getting this salary cap. Now that he has stronger teammates, he has also helped the team to play well and prove himself. Gobert deserves a max contract.
After the Nuggets won the championship last year, they talked about the most difficult opponent in the playoffs in an interview, and they said that it was the Timberwolves, because the Timberwolves defense was too strong, and after the start of this season, the Timberwolves also played a good competitive game against the top teams in the league, and so far this season they have defeated the Celtics and Nuggets and other division giants. Speaking of which, what do you have to say about the current Nuggets? Welcome to leave a message to discuss.