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Timberwolves postgame interviews after “statement victory” in Game 1 vs Phoenix

After failing to get within single digits of the Phoenix Suns in the second half of all three regular season meetings, the Timberwolves exploded in the third quarter en route to a 120-95 victory in Game One of their best -or-seven. first round play-off series.

Click on the video box on this page to watch postgame interviews with Anthony Edwards, Naz Reid, Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley and head coach Chris Finch

The victory is only the third win for the Timberwolves in fourteen Game Ones that the franchise has played. They went 2-11 all-time in Game Ones this postseason.

Historically, NBA teams that take Game One of a best-of-seven series win the series 75.3% of the time (454-149). That percentage rises to 84.7% when the home team wins the series opener.

Game Two is back at Target Center on Tuesday night.