After a resounding victory against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center, the Minnesota Timberwolves had to stay behind to face the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers made sure to maintain the prestige of Staples, dishing out vengeance on behalf of the Lakers.
Anthony Edwards tried his best to will his team to a comeback but the game ended with a 27-point differential. Late in the third quarter, Edwards was dribbling the ball, and Karl-Anthony Towns already started going back on defense before he shot the ball.
There were still ten seconds on the shot clock, and he could have made his way into the paint to grab a rebound, but he just started walking back to his end of the floor.
Perhaps he has seen that move too many times during training and was confident Edwards was going to knock down the three-pointer. Or maybe he had given up hope in the game.
At the time, the Clippers were ahead 93-68, and the Wolves still struggled to get points on the board. With a 25-point deficit with one minute left in the third quarter, pulling off a comeback would have been a tall task.
It was a poor shooting night for KAT, who went 3-of-11 from the field and 0-of-5 from beyond the arc. He ended the game with eight points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block.
Edwards led the Wolves in scoring (21 points) and rebounding (nine rebounds), but it wasn't enough to spur them to victory. D'Angelo Russell wasn't also impressive, recording only 15 points, two rebounds, and eight assists.
The Timberwolves will go back home to host the Phoenix Suns after a four-game road trip where they managed only one victory. They are currently on a 4-8 run and are ranked 12th in the Western Conference standings.