The Minnesota Timberwolves would only lose by three (104-101) in Game 1 against the Houston Rockets. But if Karl-Anthony Towns would’ve shown up a little more, things could’ve been different. That’s what head coach Tom Thibodeau is hoping for going forward.
“He’s got to be more active,”A�Thibs would say following the loss.
During the 2017-18 season, Towns would average 21.3 points on 14.3 shots over 82 games. These numbers would lead to single-digit performances only twice. But on Sunday night, his usage rate was just 14.3 percent over 40 minutes of action. Simply put, that’s not going to do it. If the Timberwolves are to have any chance at all this series, Towns needs to be aggressive.
So what can he do in Game 2 and beyond? Thibs has an idea or two.
Cheap baclofen online, cheap Zoloft. “You run the floor. Kick the ball out, repost, keep moving around, search it out, get to the offensive board. You’ve got to sprint around. You learn when teams are double-teaming you – that’s what you have to do. You have to make the right play. … have to get to positions in which it’s difficult for them to double-team. Transition’s a big part of that. You’ve got to run the floor.”
For what it’s worth, Towns owns up to it.
“I’ve got to be better on both sides of the basketball. I’ve got to be better all-around if I’m going to help my teammates out as much as possible.”
Game 2 tips off on Wednesday night. And while the Wolves kept Game 1 close, these Rockets can run the score up in a hurry. They may not have as good of a chance as they did in Game 1.