D’Angelo Russell fixed the match, winning 109-107, for the Timberwolves with his clutch loop.
But the Timberwolves wouldn’t have been there without young star Anthony Edwards.
The 20-year-old exploded with 40 points, 14 of them come in Q4helped Minnesota win consecutive games in Portland for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
He also scored in the stats with 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks but no assists.
It was the second 40-point game of the season and the fourth of his career, giving him the second-most number of games with 40 or more points for players before turning 21.
“He has that mentality. He believes he can win any battle, any match, any match,” said Timberwolves. Head coach Chris Finch said after the game. “We’ve seen a few performances of this kind this season. Not only is he in his 40s, but when we needed him most, he produced big shots.”
The Timberwolves made a big comeback in the third quarter, after they maxed out 13 points, by trailing the hosts 27-12 in the final nine minutes of the period.
Their fight gave them the lead by as much as seven with four minutes remaining, however, they seemed to have let go as CJ McCollum tied things up to just 10.2 seconds.
In the end, they kept their spirits up and won that goal call. This comeback win is Minnesota’s 24th win of the season, taking them 23 more than last season.