MINNEAPOLIS — After a disappointing outing in the‘ Game 3 loss, They responded with a rousing performance in Minnesota Over the In Game 4 on Saturday night. At 2-2, the best-of-7 series is deadlocked.
Towns was a three-time All-Star, and the No. Towns, a three-time All-Star and the No. 1 pick in 2015 NBA draft, was struggling in the two previous games, both Minnesota losses. He committed 10 personal fouls and made seven field goals in Games 2/3, while the Grizzlies threw several defenders at his half court.
Towns called his mood when he entered Game 4 “a bunch of anger.” “Trying to figure out ways to dominate no matter what they throw.” [at me]Double, triple, quadruple — coach comes on the court to guard me — and then find ways to get the ball in the bucket
Towns responded with 33 points and 14 boards, joining Kevin Garnett as Timberwolves players who have recorded a 30-and-10 playoff win. Towns, one of the NBA’s most versatile offensive big men was a shining example of his versatility. Towns excelled in pick-and-roll. He was an excellent isolation scorer against Memphis' big defenders. And he even showed some promise as a long distance shooter. He averaged 1.43 points per possession.
Chris Finch, Minnesota coach said Towns was upset about his attitude prior to the contest. “He was great from the beginning. He was aggressive, putting pressure upon them, forcing their to blow the whistle, getting to the free throwline, things that he hadn’t been doing much in the last two games.”
Towns was a pro at the free throw line Saturday, challenging the Grizzlies defense to get to the basket. He made 14 of his 17 free throw attempts. His success in Game 4 is largely due to his performance at the stripe.
Towns stated that it gives him free shots at rim. It gives me a good touch of basketball. It gives me a good rhythm. I find it helps me relax.
The pair of free throws that iced it for the Timberwolves were among those. They led by four points with 4.4 seconds left. Towns, an 83.3% career free throw shooter, stated that he was indefatigably confident that he would drain the last shot.
“I knew that it was good, the game was over,” said he. “I was thinking about what I was gonna eat.”
Grizzlies guard after the game.Towns' effort was praised, despite his poor showing in Minnesota’s historic collapse in Game 3.
Morant stated that “KAT responded as a superstar should”,
Morant, who scored only 11 points while shooting 4-for-13 from the field and was aided by 16 assists, will be able to give his opinion in Game 5 in Memphis on Tuesday.