Wizards Have No Answers for the Timberwolves, Take Another L, 118-107

Minnesota Didn’t Need 62 Points from Karl Anthony Towns Tonight, They Just Needed a Total Team Effort to Improve to 31-13 on the Season

Story By: Sol Tucker

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

Each night fans and the Wizards show up with optimism that this game is going to be different than the last… however it really is not. While a different player might show up on the stat sheet as having an amazing game that isn’t either Jordan Poole or Kyle Kuzma, the result seems to be about the same, ANOTHER L!

Tonight, Minnesota came to town just a couple nights removed from Karl Anthony Towns dropping 62 points and put the Wizards on notice that there were other players on the team that know how to score as well, that guy tonight was Anthony Edwards who finished with 38 points for the Wolves.

Deni Avdija scored a season-high 24 points for the Wizards, who dropped their fifth straight, the fourth skid of at least that many games for the league’s second-worst team. Washington has only one win this season over a team that came in with a winning record.

“They’re a handful. … They were very aggressive in the paint,” Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. “It was the volume of points in the paint. Some of it was transition, some of it was offensive rebounds, some of it was just post-ups.”

After the game Edwards was asked about his 15 points in the fourth quarter and his overall performance tonight.

“I played the whole fourth so I really was tired, trying to get my energy, so if I could get a foul call, take some deep breaths, that was the main thing,” Edwards said. “You don’t need a rhythm to get to the rim.”

Washington doesn’t get much time to figure things out, as they face Utah tomorrow night for another one of the these back-to-back games. Can’t they at least grab one victory before heading out on the road? Based on the last few games, it’s doubtful. They might even go into the All-Star Break without another victory and perhaps Kyle Kuzma could be gone by their next victory.

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