Timberwolves edge Mavericks 105-100 to keep their NBA Western Conference finals series alive

The Mavericks tried really hard but the Wolves used offensive strategy to win the game

By Web Desk
May 29, 2024
Timberwolves defeated Mavericks in game 4. - NBA

Timberwolves earned a 105-100 win against Dallas Mavericks in game four on Tuesday, May 28, at the American Airlines Centre to to keep their NBA Western Conference finals series alive.

Anthony Edwards led his team, Timberwolves, with a game-high 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, recording the six triple-double of the series. Moreover, Karl-Anthony Towns added 25 points and five rebounds, surpassing the 20-point threshold for the first time this series.

Towns had a productive night with 25 points on 9 off 13 shots until fouling out with one minute 38 seconds remaining. While Edwards finished with 29 points, including several big baskets in the closing minutes. With 39.7 seconds left, Edwards made a long jumper from the right wing to give the Wolves a five-point advantage.

On the other hand, Mavericks’ Luka Doncic ended the game with 28 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists. Despite just scoring 16 points and giving out four assists on 6-of-18 shooting, Kyrie Irving’s record dropped to 14-1.

“That game’s on me. Just didn’t give enough energy,” said Doncic, who went 7 of 21 from the field. 

“They won one game. We’ve just got to focus on the next one,” he added.

Meanwhile, Timberwolves coach, Chris Finch said in his post-game news conference: "We weathered a lot of foul trouble out there, which was frustrating to say the least, but all credit to our guys. They found a way to win the game. It was a lot like Games 1 and 2, and we were able to get it done tonight.”

Moreover, with five minutes remaining, the Wolves were ahead by five points. The Mavericks tried really hard but the Wolves used offensive strategy to win the game.  

Minnesota’s best player throughout the series Naz Reid only played the last 13 seconds, while Rudy Gobert and Towns played most of the last minutes on Tuesday.

Both teams will lock horns once again in game five in Minnesota on Thursday, May 30.