NBA summer joining recap: Stingy invulnerability helps Wolves tip Nets 78-69

Only 3 players scored in double total for a summer joining Minnesota Timberwolves (2-1) on Monday night, though it was adequate to kick a Brooklyn Nets 78-69 in Vegas.

First-round collect Josh Okogie finished a night with 11 points off 4-of-13 sharpened (1 of 5 from deep). Okogie also tallied 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Keita Bates-Diop, comparison 48th by Minnesota in a 2018 draft, filled out a box measure as good — 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals in a team-high 34 minutes. He nailed 2 of 5 attempts from 3.

Also starring for a Wolves was Amile Jefferson, who purebred only 5 points though led a group with 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.

The Timberwolves shot 35.7 percent from a building and 23.8 from over a arc (5 of 21) Monday. Brooklyn didn’t fire most improved (35.2 percent from a field), as all 5 of the starters unsuccessful to measure in double figures.

STARTING FIVE

Minnesota started Bates-Diop, Jefferson, Okogie, Charles Cooke and Jared Terrell.

UP NEXT

The summer joining contest starts Jul 11.

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