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The way Francisco Garcia catalyzed a Timberwolves victory at Playin

The way Francisco Garcia catalyzed a Timberwolves victory at Playin

Patrick Beverly shares the words the former Dominican in the NBA told him 10 years ago that encouraged Anthony Edwards

On a night when he was your star Cities of Karl Anthony Can not show his best version, other faces of Minnesota Timberwolves They had to keep the team afloat and be able to qualify directly for the post-season.

Anthony Edwards TW’s top scorer was Wolver with 30 points to lead them to a 109-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers and thus earned the right to be the seventh seed in the Western Conference, facing the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round and was the impetus behind it. In a few words, indirectly, from another Dominican player.

“Like I said, it’s the playoffs, the playoffs are where the stars are made. This young man as I told you before the match…as a veteran, Francis Garcia He told me 10 years ago, in my first playoff game, go and be very special in this league, and I said the same thing (to Edwards),” he said in a post-match press conference. Patrick Beverly.

Garcia and Beverly first participated in a taste of the post-season in 2013, when the Houston Rockets lost in the first round in six games to the Oklahoma City Thunder led by Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka.

Francisco Garcia is a former NBA player who spent 11 seasons between Sacramento and Houston, visiting post-season three times, in 2006 with the Kings and the remaining two with Beverly on the Rockets.

I am so proud of Ant, came and responded very well after KAT left the match due to personal mistakes. At the age of 20, he took over the management of the game. I’m very proud of him,” Beverly concluded about his teammate.

Edwards hit 21 for 10 from the field, including 5 three-pointers and added five rebounds with two passes in 37 minutes of action. D’Angelo Russell scored 29 points and Beverly added 7 with 11 rebounds and three assists.

The Timberwolves reach their first season since 2018 to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, April 16th.

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