MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 113, MILWAUKEE BUCKS 108
October 27, 2021
• D’Angelo Russell led the way for the Timberwolves tonight, scoring a team-high 29 points on 12-of-25 shooting, while adding five rebounds and six assists. Tonight’s performance accounted for his first 25+ point/5+ rebound/5+ assist game of the season (36th career).
• Karl-Anthony Towns added 25 points on an efficient 9-of-13 shooting, including 3-of-5 from deep, accounting for his fourth straight 25+ point game to start the season. Towns added three rebounds, five assists and a game-high-tying three blocks.
• Towns becomes the first player in NBA history to register 25+ points, 2+ three-pointers made and 2+ blocks in the first four games of a season.
• Anthony Edwards finished tonight’s game with 25 points, including the clinching and-one layup with 15.3 second remaining in the game. Edwards added seven rebounds and three assists. On the season, he is averaging 25.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game through the first four games of the season.
• In his first start of the season, Jarred Vanderbilt notched his first double-double of the season (fourth career), finishing with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting and a team-high 13 rebounds, including six offensive boards.
• In 30:19 minutes of action, Jaden McDaniels grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds. His previous high was 10, vs. Utah on Apr. 26, 2021.
• With the win over the Bucks, the Timberwolves snap a six-game road losing streak to Milwaukee, winning on the road against the Bucks for the first time since a 117-95 victory on Dec. 28, 2013. Additionally with the win, Minnesota snapped Milwaukee’s nine-game home winning streak (last Milwaukee home loss: Apr. 19, 2021 vs Phoenix).
• Minnesota led for the entire game against the Bucks, the first wire-to-wire win over the Bucks since the Elias Sports Bureau began tracking play-by-play in 1997-98.
• Led by Patrick Beverley’s seven assists, the Timberwolves dished out a season-high 29 assists. Minnesota additionally grabbed a season-high 49 rebounds, led by Vanderbilt’s 13 boards.
• Minnesota connected on 13 triples, their fourth-straight game to start the season with 10+ treys. Last season, the Wolves registered double-digit triples in 62 of the 72 contests played last season and averaged 13.1 threes per game.
(info courtesy of Timberwolves)