NBA coach was seriously injured in a game by a player who accidentally collided with him – La Opinion

NBA coach was seriously injured in a game by a player who accidentally collided with him – La Opinion

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The Minnesota Timberwolves managed to defeat in the 4th game of the first round series of the playoffs from the NBA to the Phoenix Suns and were able to complete the sweep and thus advance to the semifinals of the Western Conference, thanks to their star player Anthony Edwards, who finished the game with 40 points to his name; The final score was 122-116.

But the biggest note was that during the culmination of the match that took place in the stadium facilities Footprint Center in Arizona, a rarely seen action occurred when Minnesota point guard, Mike Conley, was in the middle of driving the ball on the left side of the court and was fouled by the Suns’ star guard, Devin Booker. After leaving the field, Conley could not avoid colliding with his coach who was crouching watching the game.

unfortunate accident

Chris Finch, Timberwolves coach, tried to stop the point guard but couldn’t and ended up being hit. by himself and on the ground with clear gestures of great pain, in addition to finding himself holding one of his knees. After a few minutes on the ground surrounded by players and technicians, the coach was taken from the field, accompanied by two collaborators, to the locker room where he was treated by a medical team to carry out the respective studies and find out the extent of his injury.

Once the match came to an end it was revealed that Finch had a serious injury and according to with the journalist specialized in the NBA, Shams Charania, would have suffered a tear of the patellar tendon in one of his knees.

“He’s obviously in a good mood and so are the boys,” said Nori, one of the assistants who took charge. of the team in the remainder of the 4th game of the first round series against the Phoenix Suns. Conley said he didn’t see Finch until the last moment and did his best to avoid the collision and actually support him: “I told him to sit down, that he shouldn’t be standing like that at the end of the game. Let’s pray for him, I’m sure he’ll be fine,” added the experienced point guard who also played for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Historic night for Minnesota

Beyond this incredible situation that occurred, Minnesota was able to achieve victory and also win the series against Kevin Durant’s team, which makes this very special for the franchise since it is the first time in 20 years that they advance from the first round in the league playoffs.

Waiting for Nuggets and Lakers

The Wolves center, the Dominican Karl-Antonhy Towns, finished the game with a total of 28 points and 10 rebounds, while young Jaden McDaniels added 18 points for Minnesota’s victory. Minnesota is only waiting for its rival in the conference semifinals, which will emerge from the series between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers, a series that is 3-1 in favor of the former.

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