Wizards falter late in OT at the Timberwolves
The Washington Wizards lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 135-130 in overtime Saturday night. Two road games in two days resulted in two close losses when the team could not afford any setbacks. While this game stayed competitive throughout, with the Wizards leading by 15 points in the first half and 11 at halftime, the Timberwolves crawled back in it with a lead with 14 seconds remaining in regulation. Bradley Beal was the driving force for the Wizards as he almost had a triple-double finishing with 36 points including the Wizards’ final 14 points of the regulation with a step back, game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime. Trevor Ariza was the second leading scorer with 27. On the other side, the Timberwolves got production from one of its best players. Karl-Anthony Towns had 40 points, 16 rebounds before leaving in the final seconds of regulation with a knee injury. Derrick Rose took over and showed everyone there’s still some life left in the tank with 29 points, including a 19-footer that put the Wolves up 131-127 with 58 seconds to play. Minnesota would eventually go on to win 135-130. The Wizards host the Kings Monday Night while the Timberwolves host the Knicks at home Monday Night.