Timberwolves blowout the Brooklyn Nets, set franchise record for efficiency


Brooklyn Nets 118

Minnesota Timberwolves 132

The Timberwolves snapped a 3 game losing skid and set a season high for total points scored in a confident blowout victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

1) LaVine stars in monster first half

The Timberwolves looked extremely confident in the first half, surging out to 68 points, 4 below their season high for first halves, and shooting 71.8% from the field. Zach LaVine put on an offensive clinic, grabbing 15 points on 6/8 shooting and going 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. He also picked up two timely steals, jumping into the passing lane for a dunk in transition, and making this well-timed swipe at the ball for a sneaky three-point opportunity.


2) Ball movement leads to record efficiency

Minnesota had one of their best assist nights on the year, putting together 36 assists on 52 made field goals, and the passing resulted in a franchise record breaking 68.4 field goal percentage.


Andrew Wiggins looked especially confident with his dimes, netting 26 points and 6 assists. Karl-Anthony Towns also showed off his passing with a new career high of 7 assists to go along with his 28 points.


3) Long ball finally falling for Minnesota

The Wolves went 10 of 18 from behind the 3 point line, canning double-digit makes from deep for only the second time this season.


In the spirit of sharing that team had all evening, four timberwolves made at least two three-pointers apiece, including Minnesota native rookie Tyus Jones, who went 2 for 3 from behind the arc for 9 points.

Tweet of the Night

Markel Brown learned tonight that "Minnesota Nice" is just a myth.


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