May 28, 2024

Player Notes
• Anthony Edwards led the way for the Timberwolves tonight with a game-high 29 points, a team-high-tying 10 rebounds and a team-high and playoff career-high-tying nine assists. Tonight marks his ninth 25+ point game of this year’s postseason and his 15th such career playoff game. Edwards’ 15 career 25+ point playoff games are the most in franchise history. Edwards is the youngest player in NBA Playoff history to have back-to-back games of 25+ points/9+ rebounds/9+ assists.
Player 25+ Point Playoff Games
Anthony Edwards 15
Kevin Garnett 14
Latrell Sprewell 7

• Tonight also marks Edwards’ 10th career 25+ point/5+ rebound/5+ assist playoff game, which extends his franchise lead for such games. Edwards becomes the third player in NBA Playoff history to record 10+ games with 25+ points/5+ rebounds/5+ assists aged 22 or younger, tying Luka Dončić. Only LeBron James (16 games) had more such games before turning 23.
• Tonight marked Edwards fifth consecutive playoff game with 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists, tying Kevin Garnett (April 21 – May 4, 2004) for the most consecutive such games in franchise playoff history. Edwards collected six of his nine assists in the third quarter, the most assists in a single quarter in a playoff game in franchise history.
• Karl-Anthony Towns ended the night with 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-5 from three and five rebounds, marking his third 25+ point performance of this postseason and his eighth such game of his career. Towns is the first player in franchise postseason history to record 25+ points and 5+ rebounds while shooting 80.0%+ from deep (min. five 3FGA).
• Towns scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half, marking his fourth playoff career 20+ point half. Only Edwards (nine halves) has recorded more such halves in franchise history.
• Mike Conley ended the night with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, seven assists and a game-high four steals, one shy of his playoff career high (five steals; May 25, 2013, vs. San Antonio). Conley becomes the fourth player in franchise playoff history to record 10+ points/5+ assists/4+ steals and just the seventh player in NBA history to do so aged 36 or older.
• Rudy Gobert added 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting, a team-high-tying 10 rebounds and a block, marking his fourth double-double with at least one block in this year’s postseason and his 28th such game of his career. Since joining the league in the 2013 NBA Draft, only six players have recorded more such playoff games. Gobert also joins Towns and Garnett as the only players in franchise history to record 4+ such games in a single postseason.

Team Notes
• Tonight’s win marked the Timberwolves third win this postseason when facing elimination, the most such wins in a single postseason in franchise history.
• Minnesota is now 6-2 on the road in this year’s playoffs. Entering this postseason, the franchise had a total of six road wins in the postseason (6-27).
• For the second consecutive game and the fifth time this postseason, the Timberwolves shot 50.0%+ from the field. In shooting 52.7% (39-of-74) from the field, tonight marked their highest shooting percentage of this year’s playoffs and the third highest shooting percentage in franchise postseason history. The last time the Wolves shot better than 52.7% from the field in a postseason game was April 22, 2003 (vs. Los Angeles Lakers; 55.6%, 40-of-72).
• Tonight marks the fourth time this season all five of the Wolves starters have scored in double figures. Minnesota is now 3-1 this postseason when all five starters score 10+ points.
• For the second consecutive game and eighth time this postseason, Minnesota outscored their opponent in the paint, besting the Mavericks 46-36 down low. The Timberwolves are 7-1 this postseason when outscoring their foes in the painted area.

(info courtesy of Timberwolves)

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