Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
The Minnesota Timberwolves came to town last night and well the results are in… another sluggish game another loss for the Wizards. Without Karl Anthony Towns, the advantage led slightly towards the Wizards… that was until they saw their old friend Jeff Teague and his crew.
Teague, who had been that guy who torched them on numerous occasions in Atlanta, seemed as if he knew what kind of defenses Scott Brooks was going to throw at the team, as the number of uncontested shots was just too many to count tonight.
Teague dropped 15 points, but it was his 13 assists that were most notable on the stat sheet that led to other big numbers for the Wolves from Andrew Wiggins, 21 points, Robert Covington, 20 points and Jarrett Culver with 20 points.
Without Towns, who averages 27.3 points, the Timberwolves still shot 54.3 percent from the field and made 17 of 39 attempts from behind the three-point line.
“Right from the opening jump, we were a step slow and we were running in mud,” he said after his team fell to 1-4. “We didn’t play to our identity for some reason tonight. It was just we were in a fog. There’s no excuses. It’s on me.”
The Wizards were led by Bradley Beal’s 30 points, who didn’t play in the fourth quarter, but were hampered by the rest of the team efforts from Rui Hachimura, who had his first off night going 2 for 11 from the field.
Next up for the Wizards is the final game on this opening home stand against the Pistons on Monday night.