The Minnesota Timberwolves will welcome the Sacramento Kings to Target Center for an NBA game on Saturday. The Timberwolves won 111-100 in their last game over the Grizzlies. Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 25 points in the third quarter as Minnesota extended its lead, D’Angelo Russell added 19 points and the Timberwolves topped the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies 111-100 on Friday night.
The Grizzlies took the court minutes after video footage was released of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols being beaten by Memphis police officers. There was a moment of silence prior to the game but no demonstration by the Grizzlies or Timberwolves. Both teams offered thoughts to Nichols’ family and friends in messages tweeted before the video was released.
“There’s way harder things going on in the city versus what’s going on with our basketball right now,” Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said. “I’m proud of our guys going out there. As I said before the game, we’re playing with heavy hearts, but we’re also playing for our city that’s going through a lot right now.”
The Sacramento Kings on the other hand lost 95-113 against the Raptors in their last game. Kevin Huerter scored 21 points to lead the Kings (27-20), who entered the game with seven wins in their last eight games. Keegan Murray hit four 3-pointers and added 16 points, while De’Aaron Fox finished with 16 points and eight assists.
The Kings Domantas Sabonis finished with nine points and eight rebounds and saw his 22-game double-double streak come to an end. “I have to play better,” said Sacramento’s Malik Monk, who shot 2 for 7 overall. “That’s it … shot’s just not going in. They’re going to start falling.” “I like him shooting all those perimeter shots,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Siakam. “He just got back in command of the game.”
The Raptors led by a point after the first quarter and seized control by outscoring Sacramento 34-27 and 26-17 in the second and third periods, respectively. The Kings closed within 12 points in the fourth quarter before Toronto pulled away. Toronto shot 48 for 97 (49.5%) in the game, while Sacramento went 35 for 73 (48%).
Minnesota Timberwolves: Jaden McDaniels, Kyle Anderson, Rudy Gobert, D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards
Sacramento Kings: Keegan Murray, Harrison Barnes, Domantas Sabonis, Kevin Huerter, De’Aaron Fox
Minnesota Timberwolves: Taurean Prince, Jordan McLaughlin, Karl-Anthony Towns
Sacramento Kings: None
Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings Schedule
The game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings will take place at Target Center on Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves vs Sacramento Kings?
The match between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings will be telecast live on Bally Sports North Extra, NBC Sports California.
|Country||Channel||Date and Time|
|United States||Bally Sports North Extra, NBC Sports California.||January 28 (8:00 PM ET)|
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