The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings split their first two encounters in 2022-23 and continue their four-game regular-season series.
Injury Reports Minnesota Timberwolves – Sacramento Kings
The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 110-102 on Friday night, led by Rudy Gobert’s 22 points and 14 rebounds and Anthony Edwards’ 19 points.
Rudy Gobert had a stellar all-around game, scoring 12 points (6 from the line, 6 from the field) for the Jazz. His work on the boards was also instrumental in his double-digit point total, as he pulled down 14 boards (and five on the offensive end). On four of his last five games, Gobert has recorded a double-double.
Edwards scored 15 of his 19 points in this game from long range, making him a 3-point shooting machine. He blocked two shots for the fourth game in a row and had four steals, his most since January 23.
The last three games Edwards has played in, he has been held to under 20 points, which is out of character for him.
The Timberwolves’ bench performed admirably, as eight players scored at least eight points, earning praise from Gobert. After switching to a defensive matchup with Davis in the second quarter, Gobert found his own rhythm on offense and defense.
“The last two games, the bench has been huge, coming into the game with that energy and the mindset,” Gobert said. “You can tell we’re on a mission right now.”
T-Wolves injures: Jaylen Nowell (Knee) and Karl-Anthony Towns (Calf).
Last game, during warmups, Nowell’s condition was changed from good to doubtful. This will be his third straight game off, and it’s not clear if he will be able to play against the Kings on Saturday. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are hoping that Towns (calf) will be ready to play again sometime in their last “10 to 15 games” of the season.
Domantas Sabonis made two free throws with seven seconds left, giving the Sacramento Kings a 128-127 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. This was the last part of a near triple double for Sabonis.
Sabonis helped the Kings win their fifth straight game by scoring 23 points, getting 10 rebounds, and giving out 7 assists.
Kings injuries: C Richaun Holmes was ruled out with a non-COVID illness.