After the best game of his first NBA season, Wolves rookie Anthony Edwards was asked if games like he had Wednesday — 42 points on 17-for-22 shooting, six rebounds, seven assists in a 139-135 loss to Memphis at Target Center — were the types of performances that could earn him respect around the league. His answer: Who cares? He doesn't.
With six games left in the regular season, the Heat (35-31) are tied with the Boston Celtics for the sixth seed in the East, the final seed that avoids the play-in tournament. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head games and Miami is 0-1 against the Celtics with two games remaining between the teams Sunday and Tuesday at Boston. Over their past three games, the Heat are allowing opponents to shoot 46.3 percent from 3-point range.
Happy almost-Friday! According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, a whopping 80 percent of Timberwolves fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 75 percent last week and 40 percent the week before, which makes sense considering the Wolves’ recent string of strong(er) performances.