NBA Game Notes (Feb. 13, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on February 13, 2023.
Wolves Hold Off Mavs
The Minnesota Timberwolves built up a 26-point third-quarter lead, then held on to edge the Dallas Mavericks 124-121. Anthony Edwards scored a team-high 32 points to lead the winners, shooting 12-22 from the field and making all seven of his free throws.
Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert scored 21 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds, making all nine of his attempts from the field. Gobert is just the second player in franchise history to record a 20-point, 10-rebound game without missing a shot from the field, joining Karl-Anthony Towns (Dec. 26, 2016).
It’s the eighth time Gobert has recorded at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a game with a field goal percentage of 100%, the most such games since the ABA-NBA merger:
8 — Rudy Gobert
6 — Dwight Howard
4 — Artis Gilmore
3 — Dikembe Mutombo
Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 36 points to lead the Mavericks, adding six assists, five rebounds, and two steals. He shot 15-23 from the field with four 3-pointers made, an effective field goal percentage of 73.9%.
Backcourt mate Luka Doncic tallied 33 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists, shooting 10-20 from the field and 11-15 from the free throw line. It’s just the second time this season each member of a team’s starting backcourt has recorded at least 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a game (Ja Morant and Desmond Bane, Nov. 9, 2022). It’s also the first time in franchise history a starting backcourt has accomplished this feat.
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