Minnesota defeated Sacramento on the road and finally escaped the swamp of successive defeats.
The Minnesota Timberwolves won 105-104 against the 2019-2020 NBA regular season Sacramento Kings at the Sacramento Golden 1 Center on Wednesday.
Minnesota succeeded in filling the gap between Karl-Anthony Towns with a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Robert Covington also led the team to victory with 19 points and eight rebounds.
Sacramento was overshadowed by the team’s loss, though Richaun Holmes had 20 points and 18 rebounds.
Minnesota, which fell 71-79 to a fourth quarter, started the chase with Jeff Teague’s three-run basket count play and a free throw by Luc. He then made a turnaround with Andrew Wiggins’ free throw in the second half of the fourth quarter.
Sacramento equalized again with Cory Joseph’s under-goal score. Both teams failed to score in their final offense in the fourth quarter, and so the match went on to extend. In the first playoff, Minnesota took the lead first with Robert Covington’s three-pointer and Teague’s layup.
Sacramento, however, returned the game to square one with Bojan Bogdanovic’s back-to-back runs and Buddy Hill’s three-run shot. Since then, neither team has scored, and eventually headed for the second extension with a win or loss in the first.
Minnesota got off to a pleasant second stretch with Andrew Wiggins and Teague’s under-the-goal score.
He then preempted the advantage of Covington’s fast-punch score and Gorgui Dien’s dunk. Sacramento was also dogged by Hield’s three-run shot and fast-paced runs. But in the final attack, Hield’s three-run shot turned a blind eye to Rim, and so did Minnesota, finishing the game with a thrilling victory, freeing itself from a deep back-to-back rout.