As the Minnesota Timberwolves played their first game under new coach Chris Finch, Milwaukee Bucks outclassed them in every aspect. Having led by the reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo with 37 points, the Bucks seemed perfect all-throughout the game. After this loss, Timberwolves lost their fifth straight and ninth in their last 10 games as their record fell to an NBA-worst 7-25.
Bryn Forbes has season high 23 points as the Bucks won their 3rd straight. Antetokounmpo put up his huge numbers in just 29 minutes. The Bucks appeared intent on resting the reigning two-time MVP for the entire fourth quarter until putting him back in the game with 3:47 left after a 29-point lead had dropped to 16.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads charge for Milwaukee Bucks as they beat Minnesota Timberwolves
The game went back and forth until Milwaukee went on a 21-3 run that began late in the second quarter and continued into the third period, turning a 62-59 edge into an 83-62 advantage.
“Obviously we’re starting at square one again,” Towns said as per ESPN. “I think that for us, having to learn a whole new coach, how he works and how can we complement his vision best and how can we make it come to life, it’s an (adjustment). We have to continue to find ways to figure this out on the fly.”
Talking about the Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns and Malik Beasley each scored 26 points for the Timberwolves. Towns also had eight rebounds and a career-high 11 assists. Minnesota recorded its highest first-quarter point total of the season, though it still trailed 38-36 at the end of the period. The Timberwolves were shooting over 60% with just over four minutes left in the first half but cooled off dramatically the rest of the way.