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Timberwolves get major reality check in Game 2 defeat against Grizzlies

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (1) is guarded by Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) as he passes the ball during the first half of game two of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Malik Beasley spoke Monday about Minnesota aiming to get a second road win in Game 2 on Tuesday so it wouldn’t have to return to Memphis after potentially sweeping the Grizzlies.

That was the type of confidence Minnesota carried into Tuesday after winning Game 1 in such convincing fashion over the weekend. After a regular season split in which Minnesota gave a game away late, it was easy for the Wolves to convince themselves they were in fact the better team in this matchup and could impose their will on a nightly basis.

Tuesday’s 124-96 defeat was a major reality check. >>>Full story here.

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The game had the distinct look of a No. 2 seed out-classing a No. 7

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Curiosity in how Bison football program operates led Walker to take assistant position

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North Dakota State cornerbacks coach Lewis Walker gives encouragement to the Bison defensive backs during spring football practice in the Dacotah Field Bubble.David Samson/The Forum

The playing career for Lewis Walker consisted of the University of Hawaii and the University of Utah. The college coaching career started at Columbia (N.Y.), before shifting to Monmouth University (N.J.), both Division I FCS schools.

Football has taken him from one end of the country to the other in about the farthest west-to-east points possible. Now he’s about as north as it gets.

When Walker was hired as the cornerbacks coach at North Dakota State, he first set foot in Fargo in early February. True to the way this winter and spring have gone, the weather was not kind when he was walking outside with Bison head coach Matt Entz. >>>Full story here.

New NDSU coach forged his coaching tracks at FCS schools in New York, New Jersey.

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