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Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns propel Timberwolves past Knicks

Anthony Edwards showcased his versatility with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-3) to a convincing 117-100 victory over the New York Knicks (8-6) on Monday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns contributed 20 points to the Wolves’ success, maintaining their undefeated home record at 6-0 and securing their ninth win in the last 10 games.

After a quiet first half, Edwards took charge in the third quarter, contributing nine points in a crucial 16-5 Wolves run.

Mike Conley’s third 3-pointer extended the lead to 76-61 with 7:53 left in the period, and the Timberwolves maintained a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.

Rudy Gobert added 16 points for the Timberwolves, showcasing a balanced offensive effort. However, Minnesota faced adversity with forward Jaden McDaniels leaving the game in the first quarter due to a sprained right ankle, opening up opportunities for Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who finished with 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists.

The Wolves’ bench played a crucial role in the victory, outscoring the Knicks’ reserves 43-30, with Naz Reid contributing 10 points.

Despite Quentin Grimes returning to the starting lineup for the Knicks after missing two games with a sprained left wrist, New York struggled to match the Timberwolves’ offensive efficiency.

Jalen Brunson (25 points) and Julius Randle (21) led the Knicks in scoring.

Minnesota Timberwolves Defeat New York Knicks, 117-100 | 11.20.23
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