Culver grabbed a loose ball in the midst of a scramble midway through the second quarter, taking the ball coast-to-coast and turning Jamal Murray around for a huge dunk.
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— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 10, 2019
The former Texas Tech star could use some more highlight-reel plays to mitigate some of the early-season frustrations that he has experienced with Minnesota.
Culver is averaging just 7.1 points on under 33 percent shooting from the floor, including just over 30 percent from beyond the arc. Although he has seen more playing time in recent contests, Culver has yet to really establish himself as a vital playmaker for the Timberwolves.
The 20-year-old from Dallas, TX was taken by the Phoenix Suns with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, but he was promptly flipped to the Timberwolves after the two sides had worked out a trade.
Culver made a name for himself as a rangy and athletic wingman, and he might have boosted his own stock more than any single player during the 2019 NCAA Tournament where the Red Raiders advanced all the way to the national championship game.
Minnesota got off to a fast start, winning four of their first five games. However, they have since lost two of their last three heading to the showdown with the Nuggets.
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been superb early in the year, but Minnesota needs more production from backcourt pieces like Culver in order to remain competitive.