Hawks drop a close one to the Timberwolves 99-95 | Singapore Informer

The young Timberwolves were too much once again for the Hawks. In a game that was much closer than their first contest in Atlanta, the Hawks narrowly lost to the Timberwolves in Minnesota by a final score of 99-95. The Atlanta Hawks did not have Kent Bazemore or Tiago Splitter Wednesday night. The Hawks showed great ball movement in the first quarter, getting some good, open looks at the basket both from 3-point range and inside the arc. Minnesota’s youth showed in the first quarter a couple of times, getting to some balls and rebounds simply just being quicker than the Hawks. Kyle Korver knocked down a pair of threes for the Hawks in the first quarter, as he continues to raise his percentage after starting off the year slow by his standards. Mike Muscala also made quite an impressive block on Kevin Martin, and followed it up with a fastbreak follow up from a Dennis Schroder layup. The Timberwolves led at the end of the quarter 27-23. Paul Millsap had eight points and three boards for the Hawks, and Andrew Wiggins had seven points for the Timberwolves. Shabazz Muhammad was called for a flagrant one after official review on Tim Hardaway Jr., who knocked down both free throws. Hardaway was driving to the basket, and Muhammad pushed him out of the air. Hardaway appeared to limp, but seemed to be alright. The second quarter belong to Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap. Teague got started off with a quick 10 points in just under six minutes. Millsap went on a 12-point tear in the quarter, where he also received a technical foul for arguing a no-call with the referees. Andrew Wiggins kept the Timberwolves on…

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