ATLANTA HAWKS 108, MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 97
January 18, 2021
• D’Angelo Russell led the Timberwolves in scoring with 31 points, three rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Russell tallied his second game in a Timberwolves uniform (16th career) with 30+ points and 7+ assists. His first game in a Timberwolves uniform with such stat line was on Jan. 5 at Denver.
• Russell connected on a season-high six three pointers. During the 2019-20 season Russell recorded eight games with 6+ threes made.
• With Russell’s career-high-tying four steals in 32:04 minutes of play, he became the first Timberwolves player with a stat line of 30+ points/ 7+ assists/ 6+ 3FGM/4+ steals.
• Over the last five games, Russell is averaging 25.0 points, 5.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.
• In 33:43 minutes of play, Malik Beasley registered 15 points, five rebounds and three assists. This marks Beasley’s 14th career 15+ points/5+ rebounds game and his 10th with the Timberwolves.
• Beasley knocked down four triples, his second straight game with 4+ threes (third of the season and 26th career).
• In his first career start, Jarred Vanderbilt recorded eight points and a team-high eight rebounds, marking his third game of the season with at least eight rebounds. He added three assists and season-high-tying three steals.
• Anthony Edwards scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in 30:22 minutes off the bench. This marks his ninth 10+ point performance of his rookie season.
• Led by Russell’s four steals, the Timberwolves grabbed season-high 16 steals, the most they have had since swiping 17 steals vs. Cleveland on Dec. 28, 2019.
• Minnesota connected on 14 shots from deep, led by Russell’s six made threes. This marks the ninth game of the season that the Timberwolves have connected on 10+ threes in a game. Through 12 games during the 2019-20 season, the Timberwolves had connected on 10+ threes on 10 occasions.
• The Timberwolves bench outscored Atlanta’s 30-8, marking the 11th game this season Minnesota reserves scored 30+ points. Through 12 games this season, the Timberwolves bench ranks third in the NBA in scoring (40.3 ppg).
• Minnesota forced 26 Atlanta turnovers this afternoon, the most by an opponent this season and the 17th time in team history forcing 26+ turnovers in a game. This was the first time the Timberwolves forced 26+ turnovers since Dec. 12, 2017 vs. Philadelphia.
• Trae Young contributed 20 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds, his sixth double-double of the season.
• De’Andre Hunter tallied a season high 25 points in 36:45 minutes of play. He added four rebounds, three steals and two assists.
(info courtesy of Timberwolves)