Wolves talk defense

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Wolves discuss their defensive strategy

The Minnesota Timberwolves are taking inspiration from Lu Dort’s defensive performance against Luka Dončić in the playoffs as they prepare to face the Mavericks. Dort’s relentless pursuit and physical play set the tone for how the Wolves plan to approach guarding Dončić. Anthony Edwards praised Dort’s defensive prowess and emphasized the importance of staying committed and aggressive against top offensive threats like Dončić.

Physicality is a key aspect of the Wolves’ defensive plan, with Karl-Anthony Towns stressing the need to be smart and execute at a high level. While containing stars like Dončić and Irving is crucial, the Wolves understand the importance of attention to detail when defending the entire Mavericks team to prevent role players from getting comfortable.

Edwards and Jaden McDaniels are tasked with guarding the opposing team’s top offensive players each game, mirroring the roles of Derrick Jones Jr. and P.J. Washington for the Mavericks. They anticipate challenging matchups against Irving and Dončić but are prepared to bring their best defensive effort.

Looking ahead to the series, Towns acknowledges the talent on the Mavericks’ roster and remains focused on the present rather than past matchups. The Wolves are aware of their regular-season success against Dallas but understand that the addition of Washington and Daniel Gafford has strengthened the Mavericks.

As they gear up for the playoffs, the Wolves are committed to giving their best defensive performance and staying focused on the task at hand. With an emphasis on physicality, attention to detail, and individual defensive assignments, Minnesota is ready to face the Mavericks head-on.


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