Suns fall to Timberwolves in entertaining match

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The Phoenix Suns faced the Minnesota Timberwolves in a hard fought match.  The Suns erased a 20 point deficit in the fourth quarter, but they did not have enough in the tank as the Wolves won 121-116.

The Timberwolves were led by Andrew Wiggins, who had 32 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal, and three blocks.  He did a great job of getting to the free throw line and he went 17-21 from there.  Minnesota has a great young core of players who have had impressive games against the Suns this season.  Tonight was Wiggins’ turn and he did not disappoint.

Potential rookie of the year, Karl-Anthony Towns also had a strong game with 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and two steals. It was interesting to see his relationship with former Kentucky teammate Devin Booker on the court.  The two players are good friends and it is fun to see them compete against each other.

Turnovers were a problem for both teams.  The Suns gave the ball up 21 times and the Timberwolves turned it over 18 times.  These teams are both young and inexperienced.  This showed clearly in the turnover numbers.

Which Suns Shone the Brightest?

1. Devin Booker – Booker put up a high volume of shots and produced 30 points on 10-22 shooting.  He also had five assists and a block.  His game is developing nicely.  I am already looking forward to what he can do next year in what is hopefully a more meaningful season.

2. Brandon Knight – Knight had an excellent first half where he scored 27 points.  He finished the game with 30 and he tied his career high for three pointers made by going 7-11 from three point range.  He was on fire in the first half, which provided some entertaining basketball.

3. Alex Len – The Big A went and had yet another double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.  I am putting him in this section because his dunks were my favorite part of this game.  He put an exclamation point on many of his dunks.  Those dunks showed Len’s improved power.  He, along with Booker, is a player that I am already looking forward to seeing next season.

The Suns will head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks on Wednesday, March 30 at 5:00 PM Pacific.

 

Mitch Krmpotich

Gonzaga University class of 2016. I'm a longtime college basketball writer and a big NBA fan. I'm also a die hard Broncos, Avalanche, Zags, and Suns fan.

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