Timberwolves vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Minnesota Timberwolves (16-18) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (12-12) at Smoothie King Center

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Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday December 28, 2022

Minnesota Timberwolves 0, New Orleans Pelicans 0 (8:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Tonight’s @Larry Nance Jr jersey auction supports ReNEW Laurel Elementary! ๐Ÿ‘
Bid here: https://t.co/xrVtpWCPIT

#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/PMh90D27JK โ€“ 7:56 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS

The Wizards now lead the Suns by 19 points midway through the 2nd quarter. Rui Hachimura is once again hot off the bench: 11 pts in 9 min on 5-5 FG. โ€“ 7:46 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves

Tonight’s starting 5โƒฃ: pic.twitter.com/D7i9BYJXzs โ€“ 7:43 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13

Starters:
CJ McCollum
Naji Marshall
Trey Murphy
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas โ€“ 7:37 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

In front of another sold out crowd, tonight’s starting 5!
@Verizon pic.twitter.com/KY2jOiKZjn โ€“ 7:35 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves

Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Kyle Anderson (Back Spasms), Jordan McLaughlin (Left Calf Strain), Taurean Prince (Right Shoulder Subluxation), and Karl-Anthony Towns (Right Calf Strain) are OUT at New Orleans. pic.twitter.com/roW37lvUNx โ€“ 7:33 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

I feel significantly better about the Wolves odds on Friday in Milwaukee than I do tonight in New Orleans
Still intrigued by this one. Particularly curious to see if we get both Naz and Rudy in the starting lineup. Think I’d go 2 bigs all night, including playing Knight at the 4 โ€“ 7:21 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Roll call โ€“ where are you watching/listening from tonight? ๐Ÿ‘€
๐Ÿ€: Timberwolves
๐Ÿ•–: 7 pm CT
๐Ÿ“บ: @BallySportsNO
๐Ÿ“ป: @995WRNO pic.twitter.com/saRyKwRphy โ€“ 7:15 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
โฐyou only have until tip off tonight to play #CourtsideChallenge for your chance to win!
#Pelicans | @SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/ntgA1SISvC โ€“ 7:02 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Pulling up ๐Ÿ”ฅ
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/rRYL9owMMF โ€“ 7:02 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

Chris Finch also said pregame that Taurean Prince continues to do on-court work but that he doesn’t know what that means for a potential return date.
So I’d still chalk Prince, Towns and McLaughlin as out indefinitely. Anderson’s return sounds significantly more imminent. โ€“ 6:54 PM

Larry Nance Jr @Larrydn22

Another home game => Another jersey auction
Get your signed and personalized #22 jersey while supporting NOLA public schools!
Tonight we’re representing ReNEW Laurel Elementary
neworlns.co/LarryJerseys โ€“ 6:53 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

Chris Finch said pregame that Jordan McLaughlin will have his calf reevaluated in a week. So sounds like he will be out at least the next five games. โ€“ 6:35 PM

Christopher Hine @Christopher Hine

Chris Finch also said Jordan McLaughlin’s injury will be re-evaluated in about a week. He said Taurean Prince is getting closer, doing more on-court activities, but tough to put a timetable on what that means for his return. โ€“ 6:35 PM

Christopher Hine @Christopher Hine

Chris Finch said Kyle Anderson is out tonight, but they hope to get him back for Friday’s game. โ€“ 6:33 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

Kyle Anderson is out tonight, for Chris Finch โ€“ 6:30 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

GT always looking spiffy ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ
@ankr pic.twitter.com/JOsiWbywol โ€“ 6:26 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Zion is back ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช
๐Ÿ€: Timberwolves
๐Ÿ•–: 7 pm CT
๐Ÿ“บ: @BallySportsNO
๐Ÿ“ป: @995WRNO pic.twitter.com/iCSOC7hlbM โ€“ 6:13 PM

Oleh Kosel @Oleh Kosel

Tonight’s matchup against the Timberwolves marks the eighth sellout of the season for the Pelicans.
Friday’s contest against the 76ers will be the ninth.
A consistent reminder that New Orleans IS a basketball town!! https://t.co/BpvVI7JgqU pic.twitter.com/DzWQ1zXVMw โ€“ 5:42 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly

To begin 4th Harden scores or assists on 8 straight Sixers pts cutting 9 point Wiz lead to 3 in 1.5 minutes. He drops 10 in under 2 min himself. Embiid reenters the game with 7:23. Harden never scores again.
Love point Beard but they NEED to get him and Jo scoring together more pic.twitter.com/f2PA0YkI2a โ€“ 4:56 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

The #Pelicans host the Timberwolves in front of a sold-out @SmoothieKingCtr tonight!
@ErinESummers with a preview
#WBD | @Ibotta pic.twitter.com/elYR1D40HP โ€“ 4:27 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

Join us for Wednesday’s episode of @PodcastPelicans as we discuss numerous topics with radio studio host @Gkatt_17. Also hear from a jovial Jaxson Hayes, as he fondly recalls Christmas Eve at the Valanciunas household and the slick work of JV and Naji: https://t.co/eRMqnZOs2H pic.twitter.com/BblfLDhWcy โ€“ 4:22PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

New episode of ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฑ drops tomorrow (3 pm CT)
Preview ๐Ÿ‘€ pic.twitter.com/ByNKniqRux โ€“ 3:50 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Time to look back at some of our best 3s of 2022 ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘Œ pic.twitter.com/H2yopmyG3y โ€“ 3:38 PM

JakeMadison @NOLAJake

Locked On Pelicans is live!
๐Ÿ€ Should the Pels be looking to trade for another All-Star?
๐Ÿ€ How Jaxson Hayes gets minutes on a fully healthy team
๐Ÿ€ Is the top seed realistic?
๐ŸŽง https://t.co/ryymQQcjwa

Watch on YouTube!
๐Ÿ“บ https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/JmAmNnEy8b โ€“ 3:30 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves

Let’s bounce back. ๐Ÿบ pic.twitter.com/ZbS3i0wOGG โ€“ 3:09 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko

๐Ÿ“… On this day in 2019, the Holiday brothers โ€” Jrue (Pelicans), Aaron (Pacers), and Justin (Pacers) โ€” all played in the Pelicans’ 120-98 win over the Pacers. They became the first trio of brothers in NBA history to appear in the same game.
Blackberries: open.substack.com/pub/statitudesโ€ฆ โ€“ 3:03 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

On today’s show, @JaceFrederick and I put together a list of things that have played out that we did not expect happening prior to the start of the season.
Some of them were positives!
(We also get into a potential Naz Reid trade I’ve been thinkin about)
open.spotify.com/episode/69x6fkโ€ฆ โ€“ 2:51 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

Interesting comp for the Wolves post KAT injury is tonight’s opponent, the Pelicans.
Brandon Ingram got hurt on Nov 25th, KAT on Nov 28th. Since Nov 29thโ€ฆ
Pels: 9-4, No. 8 offense, No. 4 defense, 4th in net rating
Wolves: 6-7, No. 15 offense, No. 22 defense, 19th in net rating โ€“ 2:31 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Wednesday work
see y’all tonight ๐Ÿฟ pic.twitter.com/tm5ZqiOREs โ€“ 2:16 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina

the pelicans, clippers, and timberwolves should at least call about chris paul โ€“ 2:09 PM

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