The Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Edwards (1) slams on the Sacramento Kings Tyrese Haliburton (0) at the Golden One Center in Sacramento on Tue Apr 20, 2021 (AP News photo)
By Barbara Mason
Tuesday night the Sacramento Kings took on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Kings are coming off a very nice win against the Dallas Mavericks. In that game Harrison Barnes had an exceptional game and De’Aaron Fox came on strong in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Terence Davis had a great game with 23 points off the bench.
The Kings will need another showing much like they had against Dallas. The Timberwolves are last in the Western Conference and the Kings have another great opportunity to win a second game in a row. Sacramento will not be playing in the playoffs this year and so now it is a matter of pride; pride in your team and your city, especially since tonight the King’s welcomed fans back into Golden 1 Center for the first time in a very long time.
As the first quarter came to an end, the Kings led by the score of 43-39 in a high-scoring quarter. Buddy Hield and Maurice Harkless each had 9 points and the bench had scored 15 points in the quarter.
The Timberwolves had taken a nine point lead late in the second quarter but the Kings erased that lead. The score at the half was 74-74. Buddy Hield had 11 points, Harrison Barnes and Hassan Whiteside each had 10 for the first two quarters of the game.
The third quarter was a competitive back and forth for both teams. Sacramento would come out on top as the quarter came to an end 103-99. Every one of the Kings starters were in double digits and Chimezie Metu and Delon Wright each had 14 points off the bench.
There always seems to be those players who rise up in the fourth quarter and the Kings were no exception tonight. Harrison Barnes and Maurice Harkless each scored 20 points but it was just not enough to get by Minnesota It was a quiet evening for De’Aaron Fox who only managed 14 points. The final score was 134-120 in favor of the Timberwolves. It was all Minnesota in the final minutes.
Next up for the Kings will be tomorrow when they will again take on the Timberwolves for their final meeting of the season. Tipoff will be 7:00PM.