While the Timberwolves took the best of a short header on the Knicks, the Warriors were able to count on Klay Thompson to overcome the Pistons.
The Timberwolves continue again and Evan Fournier could not do anything about it. After getting the better of the Warriors, the Minnesota players went to seek victory on the Madison Square Garden floor against the Knicks. If the start of the meeting saw the two teams go blow for blow, the Wolves were able to count on Anthony Edwards (21 points) to then race in the lead. But, despite a maximum advantage of twelve points as halftime approached, Chris Finch’s players suffered the revolt of the Knicks as soon as they returned to the floor. Under the impetus of Evan Fournier (27 points), well helped by Julius Randle (21 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists), the New York players gradually closed the gap to take the lead by five points at the start of the fourth quarter. If Minnesota then put a boost to go back a time in front, the Knicks reacted but Karl-Anthony Towns (20 points, 5 rebounds) decided to switch the game in the last minute. Too clumsy in the final moments of the game, the Knicks fall at home (110-112). A second setback in a row that does not suit them in the play-off race. Minnesota, for its part, is recovering with this second victory in a row.
Imperial Thompson with the Warriors
The setback conceded against the Timberwolves is well forgotten for the Warriors! On the occasion of the reception of the Pistons, the Californians offered themselves a nice walk on their parquet floor of the Chase Center. The Detroit players, led by Rodney McGruder (19 points, 5 rebounds) and Hamidou Diallo (16 points, 13 rebounds), only led the score for a few seconds and at the very start of the game. It must be said that the “Splash Brothers” were in great shape. While Stephen Curry compiled 18 points and 8 assists, it was Klay Thompson who drew the light on him and confirmed his return to the highest level with 21 points to his credit in this meeting. Patiently, facing an opponent without solutions, the Warriors widened the gap throughout the first half of the game, reaching the break with a 28-point lead. Back on the floor, the gap between the two formations even reached 34 units. It was from there that Steve Kerr’s proteges went into management mode with the Pistons failing at sixteen lengths (102-86) without having had the opportunity to compete with their opponents. With this second success in three games, the Warriors remain in second place in the Western Conference. The Pistons, beaten for the third time in four games, remain second to last in the East.
BASKETBALL – NBA / REGULAR SEASON
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
New York Knicks- Minnesota Timberwolves : 110-112
> Evan Fournier (NYK): 27 points at 10/17 on shots (including 5/10 three-pointers) and 2/2 on free throws, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 interception, 1 block, 2 ball losses and 3 fouls in 37 minutes
Golden State Warriors – Detroit Pistons: 102-86
> Killian Hayes (DET): 0 points at 0/3 on shots (including 0/1 at three points) and 2 fouls in 9 minutes