Anthony grabbed the rebound on the final miss, pushed the ball quickly up court and the rookie drained a contested 3 from the right wing to win the game. I’m like, ‘Alright, I probably won’t be able to get to the rim, but I can shoot this 3,’” Anthony said. It felt good.
Atlanta Hawks (7-7, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (3-10, 15th in the Western Conference) Minneapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta visits the Minnesota Timberwolves after Clint Capela's 27-point, 26-rebound performance in the Hawks' 123-115 overtime victory against the Pistons. The Timberwolves are 2-5 on their home court.
After racing ahead in the first quarter, Orlando gave up three of D'Angelo Russell's 19 points on a shot from long distance in the waning seconds of the period. Russell's basket led to an overwhelming second quarter for the Timberwolves, who outscored Orlando 30-10 in the period. Minnesota grew its lead to 18 points in the third quarter, harassing Magic shooters on the interior to the tune of 12 blocked shots while holding Orlando to a 3-point percentage below 30 for much of the night.