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NBA: Taurean Prince helps Timberwolves overcome Julius Randle, Knicks

FILE – Taurean Prince #12 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to Naz Reid #11 throughout a 108-101 Timberwolves win over the LA Clippers at Enviornment on February 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Photos/AFP

Taurean Prince outdueled Julius Randle in a battle of performances that flirted with historical past Monday evening, hitting all eight of his 3-point photographs and scoring the insurance coverage basket with 10.4 seconds remaining because the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves edged the New York Knicks 140-134.

Prince completed one 3-pointer shy of tying the NBA report for many 3-pointers with no miss, held by Ben Gordon (twice) and Latrell Sprewell. Prince is simply the seventh participant to hit at the very least eight 3-pointers with no miss.

The Timberwolves wanted each little bit of Prince’s effort to beat a 57-point efficiency by Randle, who tied Richie Guerin (Dec. 11, 1959 towards the Syracuse Nationals) for the third-most factors in a sport in workforce historical past and completed 5 factors shy of tying Carmelo Anthony’s franchise mark, set Jan. 24, 2014 towards the Charlotte Hornets.

Randle scored 26 factors within the third quarter, a workforce report for any quarter, as he led a comeback from a 17-point first-half deficit. However any hope the Knicks had of successful ended when Randle was whistled for a technical foul for spiking the ball after Prince’s decisive layup.

Mike Conley (24 factors, 11 assists) had a double-double for the Timberwolves (36-37), who snapped a three-game shedding streak regardless of enjoying with out main scorer Anthony Edwards (proper ankle). Jaden McDaniels scored 18 factors whereas Rudy Gobert had 16. Naz Reid added 12 factors and Kyle Anderson completed with 10.

Jalen Brunson (23 factors, 10 assists) posted a double-double for the Knicks (42-31), who had their three-game successful streak halted. Immanuel Quickley had 19 factors whereas RJ Barrett (13 factors) and Josh Hart (10 factors) additionally bought into double figures.

Conley hit three free throws — a sequence that included the third tie and sixth lead change of the quarter — to present the Timberwolves the lead for good at 132-131 with 2:17 left. Brunson missed a driving layup and Prince drained one other 3-pointer. Randle turned the ball over and dedicated a foul on the following possession, after which McDaniels hit a pair of free throws.

Randle then transformed an old school three-point play, however Prince responded with the decisive driving layup with 10.4 seconds left earlier than Conley hit the following technical free throw.


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