Portland Trail Blazers defeat Minnesota Timberwolves & create a major upset
The NBA is catching up to one of the best fights fans could have wanted. The Portland Trail Blazers have defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves to deliver the biggest upset of the season. As the final tally danced around 107-105 in favor of the Blazer in the Basketball match held at Minneapolis, the Timberwolves were left with nothing but to wonder how they would bounce back from three consecutive losses.
Before the Blazers did their job, the Lakers and the Suns clinched a thrilling victory over 9tn ranked team in Western Conference.
A total of four quarters formed the entire game. It was not until the last quarter that one could predict who would win. A margin of 2 points seems to be a smaller, easy-to-cover, but not when Anthony Edwards wants to see his 37 points contribution go down the drain.
Portland is ranked 13th out of 15 teams. This should summarize how big the loss is for the Timberwolves.
Damian Lillard is resting for this season after sustaining a calf injury. The last game played by him was on March 22, 2023. Others to remain out of action are Jerami Grant, Jusuf, and Anfernee Simons. Shaedon Sharpe grabbed the opportunity to put out his best 27 points on the court.
He was matched, or rather outplayed, by Anthony Edwards with the intent to not lose another game.
The Blazers are currently 33-45, while the Timberwolves are 39-40. Portland happens to have the worst record in the NBA, with only four teams lining up behind in the record. These are the Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, and San Antonia Spurs.
If the first half is anything to go by, the Minnesota Timberwolves looked to be in the best position to win the game despite falling behind in the first quarter. A cover-up in the second quarter was the last they tried to inch closer to victory. Following that, a set of actions by the Blazers kept coming, and the second half went in their favor pretty smoothly.
A performance displayed by Edwards instilled a feeling that victory was just around the corner. Based on that, several best NBA betting sites showed a larger inclination for them to win. Upset for a reason, the Blazers emerged victorious as not just Sharpe but others put up their best performances as well. On the other hand, the Timberwolves relied a lot on Edwards, and hence a huge difference between him and the second-best scorer – Kyle Anderson, with 13 points.
Target Center has seen an upset. Another one could come from FedEx Forum when the teams enter the court on April 05, 2023. The Eastern Conference has the Bucks leading the chart, with the Celtics and the 76ers following at second and third positions.