MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 122, LA CLIPPERS 104
January 3, 2022
• Anthony Edwards led six Wolves players in double-figure scoring tonight, finishing with 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting, his 18th 20+ point effort of the season (54th career). Edwards’ connected on 5-of-19five threes mark the sixth time this season he’s hit on 5+ threes in a game (14th career).
• Patrick Beverley tallied his fourth career point/assist double-double (21st career overall double-double), ending the game with 11 points and a career-high-tying 12 assists. Beverley is the second Timberwolves player this season to dish out 12+ assists in a game (D’Angelo Russell, twice). Tonight marked his sixth career game with 10+ assists.
• In 23:21 of action off the bench, Taurean Prince scored a season-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 2-of-4 from deep while adding four rebounds, three assists and a season-high-tying two steals.
• Recording his seventh double-figure scoring effort in his last eight games, Jaden McDaniels led Minnesota reserves with a season-high-tying 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including a career-high-tying 4-of-5 from deep. McDaniels tallied 11 of his 18 points in the 2nd quarter, tying a career-high for points in a quarter (second quarter vs. New York on Mar. 31, 2021).
• In 27:36 minutes off the bench, Jaylen Nowell finished with eight points, a season-high-tying six rebounds and five assists, his first 5+ point/5+ rebound/5+ assist game of the season (third career).
• With tonight’s win over the Clippers, Minnesota snapped a six-game losing streak to LA, the team’s longest active losing streak as well a five-game road losing streak, winning in Los Angeles against the Clippers for the first time since a 126-118 victory on Jan. 22, 2018.
• Following tonight’s win, the Timberwolves wrapped up their fifth back-to-back of the season, moving to 6-4 overall, 3-2 on the first night and 3-2 on the second night. Minnesota finished playing in their 17th “double dip” in Los Angeles – instances in which they play the Lakers and Clippers consecutively on the same road trip and have now split seven of the last 17 occurrences.
• The Timberwolves forced 21 Clipper turnovers, the 33rd straight game forcing 10+ opponent turnovers, the longest active streak in the NBA. Tonight was the sixth time Minnesota has forced 20+ turnovers this season, the most in the NBA.
• Behind Beverley’s career-high-tying 12 assists, the Wolves dished out a season-high 34 assists, the fourth time this season with 30+ assists.
• Minnesota outscored LA in the paint with a season-high 64-42, the second game this season with 60+ paint points.
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