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Chris Finch attacks Timberwolves with powerful quote a day after Game 1 loss

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch didn’t like what he saw Wednesday night in his team’s 108-105 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

He let the Timberwolves find out Thursday in a Game 1 film session.

“Yeah, it was a tough film session,” Finch told reporters at practice in Minneapolis on Thursday. “I told the guys, ‘I haven’t been so disappointed in your effort in a long time. Your performance, your attitude, your application and attention to detail just weren’t there.’ The Western Conference finals are on. I’m not I’m sure they received the memo, but they received it this afternoon.”

Minnesota led for most of Game 1, but fell behind in the fourth quarter when Mavericks stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving took control and combined for 63 points. The Timberwolves were outscored 62-38 in the paint and attempted a season- and playoff-high 49 3-pointers, uncharacteristic for a team that ranked 23rd in three-point attempts during the regular season (32.7 per game ).

Minnesota star guard Anthony Edwards cited the team’s low energy as a factor in the Game 1 loss.

“You could see it, we were just one step behind everyone,” Edwards said Wednesday night. “Especially me… It was all about us today. I didn’t get that down. We were probably a little tired.”

After that not-so-friendly video session, Finch and the Timberwolves will have a chance to even the series in Game 2 on Friday at Target Center.

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