Edwards has 40 points, Timberwolves down Blazers 109-107

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Anthony Edwards had 40 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied in the 4th quarter to beat the Portland Path Blazers 109-107 on Tuesday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who enhanced to 24-23 to exceed their win overall from all of last season (23-49).

The Sports Jackets’ Jusuf Nurkic had 20 points and 14 rebounds for his 6th straight double-double, longest streak of his profession.

The Timberwolves tracked for much of the video game till drawing in front heading into the 4th quarter. They extended the margin with a 3-pointer from D’Angelo Russell to make it 102-95 with 4:26 left – the most significant lead of the video game to that point.

Norman Powell made a set of totally free tosses to pull Portland within 106-104 with 54.3 seconds left. Russell then made one of a set of totally free tosses, unlocking for CJ McCollum to connect the video game at 107 with a 3-pointer with 10.2 seconds left.

Russell got the game-winning basket with 2.9 seconds left on a goaltending call versus Portland’s Anfernee Simons. Russell ended up with 22 points.

The Blazers were back in Portland for a fast two-game homestand after a prolonged trip throughout which they went 4-2. While on the roadway, the Blazers saw the return of McCollum, who missed out on 17 video games with a collapsed right long and the birth of his very first kid.

Then on Tuesday, Powell went back to the court after missed out on the last 8 video games due to the fact that of COVID-19 procedures and individual factors. Portland is still missing out on star guard Damian Lillard, who is out forever after stomach surgical treatment.

The Timberwolves lacked Patrick Beverly, who missed his 2nd video game with a best ankle sprain.

Ben McLemore’s 3-pointer provided Portland a 34-26 lead in the opening half. The Blazers pressed the result in as numerous as 13 points prior to entering into the break ahead 63-55.

Portland was obstructed in the 3rd quarter when Nurkic gathered his 4th nasty and went to the bench. Without his defense, the Timberwolves closed the space to 79-77 late in the quarter on Towns’ 3-pointer.

Edwards’ 3-pointer connected the video game at 82 and he followed up with a layup that provided Minnesota the lead entering into the 4th quarter.

It was the second of 4 conferences in between the 2 groups this season. The Timberwolves won the very first, 116-111 in Portland on Dec. 12.


Timberwolves: The video game versus the Blazers was the very first of a three-game trip. … Minnesota was coming off a 136-125 success in the house over Brooklyn. … Edwards led all scorers with 19 points in the very first half alone.

Path Sports Jackets: Nassir Little was leading the Blazers with 20 points when he appeared to hurt his left shoulder with simply over 8th minutes left in the video game. … Portland revealed throughout the video game that backup center Cody Zeller went through surgical treatment previously Tuesday to fix a best patellar avulsion fracture. The group stated he’ll be reassessed in 8 to 10 weeks. Zeller was balancing 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds a video game this season.


Timberwolves: Go To Golden State on Thursday night.

Path Sports Jackets: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.