Timberwolves Collapse In Fourth Quarter; NBA Fines Gobert $100K For Money Gesture Towards Official

(Los Angeles, LA) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had an abysmal fourth quarter during a 120-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto-dot-com Arena.

The Wolves led by one entering the fourth, but they were on the wrong side of a 16-2 run to begin the final frame and weren’t able to get back into the game. Anthony Edwards and Naz Reid both had 25 points in the losing effort. Minnesota is in third place in the Western Conference with a 44-and-21 record. The Wolves visit the Clippers tomorrow night.

Also, the NBA is handing down its punishment for another incident involving officials. The league has fined Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert 100-thousand dollars for making a money gesture at an official and for his criticism of the game’s officiating. Gobert was called for a technical foul during the closing moments of last Friday’s overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the incident. In his postgame comments, the three-time All-Star talked about how sports betting could be having a major impact on the outcome of games.

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