MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 127, CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 122
February 28, 2022
• D’Angelo Russell finished the night with a team-high 25 points, his 24th 20+ point game of the season (165th career). This marks his third-straight 25+ point game and Minnesota is now 6-4 when he scores 25-or-more. In the month of February, Russell averaged 21.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 10 games played.
• In 17:50 minutes off the bench, Jaden McDaniels registered 17 points, shooting 6-of-9 from the floor, including draining a career-high five threes. He becomes the eighth Timberwolves player this season to connect on at least five shots from deep.
• Draining the game-winning three with 12.4 seconds remaining, Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 17 points, four rebounds and three assists, extending his streak of games scoring in double-digits to 43-straight games.
• Anthony Edwards finished the night with 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals. This marks his fifth career game with 15+ points and 4+ steals.
• In 29:10 minutes of action, Patrick Beverley tallied 11 points, six assists, and a game-high three blocks, including his block on Brandon Goodwin to secure the win. This marks the 11th game of his career registering three-or-more blocks and his sixth time doing so when also having 10+ points.
• Shooting 5-of-8 from the floor, Taurean Prince contributed 15 points, two rebounds, two assists and 3 steals, his fifth 15+ point game of the season.
• Jordan McLaughlin dished out a team-high seven assists and has now led the Wolves in the category in six games this season.
• After being down by 14 with 3:36 left in the first quarter, Minnesota came back to take the 127-122 victory over Cleveland, their ninth double-digit comeback of the season.
• Minnesota shot 47-of-86 (54.7%) from the floor tonight, their 13th game of the season shooting at or above 50.0) from the field, moving to 12-1 when doing so.
• The Cavaliers shot 39-of-74 (52.7%) from the field and Minnesota now holds a record of 3-14 when their opponent shoots 50.0% or better on the night.
• Led by 17 points from McDaniels, Minnesota’s bench scored 49 points, their 23rd game scoring 40+ points.
• Of their 49 points, the Timberwolves’ reserves scored 36 points in the first half, accounting for the third time this season they have put up 30+ points in the opening half, per Elias Sports Bureau.
• Minnesota forced 22 Cleveland turnovers, scoring 35 points of those turnovers, their 58th straight game forcing 10+ turnovers, extending the NBA’s longest active streak. This also account for the Wolves’ eighth game of the season forcing 20+ turnovers and they move to 6-2 on the season when doing so.
• Led by McLaughlin’s seven assists, the Wolves dished out 30 total assists and are now 10-2 when they eclipse the 30+ assist month. When Minnesota has 30+ assists, they are outscoring their opponent 124.1-111.5.
• At the third quarter break, the Timberwolves held the 101-88 advantage, their 11th game of the season (43rd time in franchise history) scoring 100+ through three quarters. In the month of February Minnesota scored 100+ points ahead of the final frame in six games.
(info courtesy of Timberwolves)