Things are not going well for the Minnesota Timberwolves in their final regular season game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.
Moments after the team sent home Rudy Gobert for hitting teammate Kyle Anderson, forward Jaden McDaniels decided to take out his in-game frustrations on a wall as he walked down the tunnel.
That move resulted in him sitting out the rest of the game with a right hand injury.
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It’s not exactly known why McDaniels was angry: the Timberwolves were down 55-47 at the end of the first half, but he clearly wasn’t happy when he decided to hit an object that wasn’t going to provide any cushion.
The Timberwolves did not provide an update on McDaniels’ specific injury.
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In Gobert’s case, he and Anderson had a heated exchange on the bench during a first-half timeout. Things got to another level when Gobert decided to step up and punch Anderson in the chest.
Taurean Prince jumped out of his seat and shoved Gobert away from the situation as other Timberwolves players and staff stepped between the two players.
Gobert was seen going down the Timberwolves tunnel, and never returned to the game, as the team not only made him wait in the locker room for the game to end, but they carried him out of the arena altogether.
These incidents couldn’t come at a worse time for Minnesota; a win against the Pelicans would improve their Western Conference ranking ahead of the NBA play-in tournament.
Going into the game, the Pelicans were just ahead of the Timberwolves in the eighth seed, but a ‘Wolves win would put them in that position.
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Why does it matter?
Well, the No. 8 seed in the play-in tournament has at least two chances to solidify a first-round seed, be it No. 7 or No. 8. Home field advantage would also be in question, depending on the planting
However, if the ‘Wolves stay in the No. 9 seed, they must win two games to reach the first round of the playoffs.
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Either way, the Timberwolves will be playing basketball this past Sunday, which gives these two incidents a horrifying moment at the biggest moment of the season.