Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns wasn’t interested by discussing his lack of offense after Minnesota blew a 26-point lead in a 104-95 Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies on Thursday. He had wine on his thoughts as an alternative.
After Memphis took a 2-1 collection lead over Minnesota, Towns was requested about making an attempt simply 4 photographs in Game 3.
“Next question,” stated the Timberwolves star, who completed with eight factors, 5 rebounds, 5 blocks, one help and 5 fouls in 33 minutes. “Go house, drink some wine and transfer on to the following day.
“I mean that’s really simple. Just decompress. Just go home and remember what got us here. Remember what got me here. … It’s our support system, our work and each other, and we just got to lean on that.”
Towns has been largely a non-factor on the offensive finish within the first-round collection, with simply 11 shot makes an attempt prior to now two video games.
“This is a tough one. It’s really tough,” Towns stated. “We’re going to regroup and then get ready.”
The Timberwolves will want way more from their star middle in the event that they hope to upset the second-seeded Grizzlies and Ja Morant, who recorded a triple double in Game 3. After the sport, Charles Barkley expressed his disappoint in Towns, saying that he couldn’t imagine the solutions the previous first-round decide gave to reporters.
“Dude, this is two times in the last week in playoff situations you get more fouls than points and rebounds and your answer is, ‘Next question. I’ll just go drink me some wine.’ That’s bogus. That’s total B.S.,” Barkley stated on TNT. “You were the No. 1 pick in the draft. You’re supposed to be a franchise player … you’ve got to play better, man. There is never an excuse for a guy that’s an All-Star … I picked Minnesota to win this series because they got talent, but they got no brains whatsoever.”
Barkley went on to scold Timberwolves coach Chris Finch for not calling a timeout once they Grizzlies went on a 21-0 run late within the third and early fourth.
The Timberwolves, although, weren’t at all times in jeopardy through the sport. Towns was speaking trash within the huddle when the Timberwolves had been up 26 within the second quarter after which by 25 factors within the third.
“Yeah, we in Minnesota now,” Towns stated to his teammates. “Like I said after [Game 2] to the media, [all right] cool, we got to come back to our house now. I only seen them at their house.”
Morant reposted the video to Twitter, trolling Towns’ feedback. “We in Minnesota now,” he tweeted, including a smiling face emoji.
Game 4 is ready for Saturday at 10 p.m. ET in Minnesota.