Ho Hum, Timberwolves Win Again; Start NBA Cup Group Play 1-0

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are now 6-2 on the 2023-24 season and, as a lifelong Wolves fan, even typing that gives me goosebumps. Their 117-110 win on Friday, over the San Antonio Spurs, actually counts as two victories.

NBA Cup: Timberwolves win with team effort vs Spurs

Not only did they notch another line into their regular season win column, but the victory makes the Timberwolves 1-0 in the new ‘NBA Cup’ in-season tournament. Anthony Edwards showed why he is getting Michael Jordan comparisons from scouts, scoring 28 points to go with 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

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Ant wasn’t the only star who contributed in big ways vs the Spurs. It was a group effort. All five starters scored in double figures and Karl-Anthony Towns, who has been off to a slow start this season, posted a double-double, scored 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Wolves prove they can win when they do not bring A game

And in all honesty, tonight’s win might be one of the Wolves worst performances of the season. They fell behind early and played sloppy throughout, turning the ball over 18 times, even allowing a very young and mediocre Spurs team to come back from 18 points down to make it way too close of a game, late.

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But even in a game where they allowed the 2nd most points of their young season, this game was never really in question. The Wolves have now won 5-straight games and look like a top-5 team in the NBA, just like Bill Simmons said.

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