Timberwolves Assignees Shine in Wolves Loss to Legends
Des Moines, Iowa - Minnesota Timberwolves assignees Naz Reid and Jaylen Nowell each finished with career-highs during the Iowa Wolves (1-3) 134-114 loss Saturday night to the Texas Legends (2-2) at Wells Fargo Arena.
Reid finished with a game-high 32 points and eight rebounds while shooting 11-of-23 from the floor, including 4-of-7 from deep. Nowell tallied 28 points and a team-high 11 rebounds on 11-of-23 shooting. The former University of Washington standout also recorded his first NBA G League double-double in the loss.
Iowa used a 15-0 run to close out the first half with a 57-54 lead but would be outscored 80-57 in the remaining two quarters of play.
Defensively, Iowa allowed a season-high 134 points to Texas while allowing the opposing team to shoot 58.1% from the floor.
Jordan Murphy led the second unit with a 15-point, 10-rebound performance for the Wolves.
Two-way guard Jaylen Hoard poured in a team-high 30 points and collected nine rebounds off the bench for the Legends. Guard Dakota Mathias chipped in 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor for Texas.
Iowa returns to action Wednesday evening as it battles the South Bay Lakers at Wells Fargo Arena at 7:00 p.m.
For highlights of tonight's game, click here: https://www.clipro.tv/player/?ItemID=76926cc9-8a95-4de9-9f97-6c4cdc694a36
For highlights of Naz Reid's 32-point performance, click here: https://www.clipro.tv/player/?ItemID=6352cc7a-17bc-4349-b23b-5f33815c4208
For highlights of Jaylen Nowell's 28-point, 11-rebound performance, click here: https://www.clipro.tv/player/?ItemID=6730cd8d-826b-4fb1-b955-c57cfcb552cd
For highlights of Jordan Murphy's 15-point, 10-rebound performance, click here: https://www.clipro.tv/player/?ItemID=aa90491d-69d1-42ab-9c02-91ae65392b02
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