Anthony Edwards and his Minnesota Timberwolves won a hard-fought and hard-fought game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The rookie sensation ended with 24 points against the New Yorkers in the T-Wolves 102-101 win over 5th place in the Eastern Conference.
The Knicks had the last shot of the match and RJ Barrett was responsible for taking it. He missed and Minnesota took their twelfth win of the season, which still hasn’t changed their status as the worst team in the league. After the game ended, Edwards had a couple of things to say, especially about that last play and how the Timberwolves wanted Barrett to take the ball.
He fired lightly in second year, saying they didn’t want Julius Randle to have that opportunity and their plan went perfectly, with the Canadian guard catching the ball and missing the shot that could have given his team the W.
“We told Jaden McDaniels not to let Randle take the ball, we are going to have someone else take the ball,” Edwards said. “With glee, RJ Barrett caught it, and if he had made the shot we would have lived with it. I mean, because that’s what we wanted to shoot. We didn’t want anyone else to take it. “
They knew that was the perfect plan for that game since Barrett isn’t the most frictional player on his team.