John Shipley: Timberwolves finally back in playoffs, but what's the plan?
13 April, 2018, 02:05 | Author: John Swanson
Since the Minnesota pick is protected for picks No. 1 through 14, the Timberwolves must make the playoffs for the pick to translate. Gorgui Dieng sank his second 3-pointer of the night soon after for a 75-63 lead. He has no choice but to be great if they want to get into the post season. Justin Anderson led the Sixers with 25 points, and Dario Saric had 24.
Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook became the first player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double in multiple seasons, and Paul George scored 40 points as the Thunder ripped visiting Memphis.
CLEVELAND - LeBron James played in his 82nd game, scored 10 points and then got some rest for the playoffs in Cleveland's loss to NY in coach Jeff Hornacek's likely last game with the Knicks.
The Timberwolves defeated the Nuggets 112-106 on Wednesday night with Jimmy Butler and Towns ruling the court on the night at the Target Center in Minneapolis for the now eighth-seeded Western Conference team.
The Nuggets rank well in offensive rebounds per game (#2), assists per game (#5) and points per game (#6).
Kyle Lowry scored 28 points for Toronto, which already had the top seed in the East wrapped up.
After securing a rebound on a Barton missed floater with 22 seconds left in extra time, Towns pumped his fist and let out a yell in front of his raucous home crowd. If that doesn't ease the minds of Rockets fans, though, you can also look at the fact that James Harden tallied at least 30 points and nine assists in three of the four games. Moreover, the Wolves' inability to guard the three-point line will lead to an early exit.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 9-4-2 ATS in their last 15 road games against a team with a home record above.600.
Jrue Holiday scored 23 points as New Orleans finished the regular season with its fifth consecutive victory, downing San Antonio in a battle of playoff-bound teams. Even Marc Gasol, who bested Towns for 20 points and 10 rebounds in the last matchup, sat out to rest. Anthony Tolliver had 18 points, and Henry Ellenson contributed 14 points with 10 rebounds for Detroit. Anthony Davis had 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans. They are better at four of the five positions on the floor.
In this topsy-turvy season, with little separating any non-Rocket non-Warrior team in the West, the Wolves have been as high as the third seed not too long ago. Boston finished second in the Eastern Conference. Wednesday night would serve as a winner-take-all affair. They topped Oklahoma City and Milwaukee in improbable overtime thrillers, used an offensive flurry to run the Clippers out of their home gym and ground out home victories against Indiana, Minnesota and Portland. Unfortunately, a date with Houston, who beat the Wolves three times this season, is their reward.
Scott said it was time to "take this same mission to D.C.", calling the nation's capital "dysfunctional". "It's dysfunctional. Scott can put his own money into the campaign, but those close to him say he will rely most heavily on funding from donors.
Believed to be due mid April, it's only a matter of time before Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome royal baby number three. If the Royal Baby is born April 21, the child will share a birthday with the Queen, who turns a spry 92 this year.
Paramedics also treated and transported his passenger to the hospital in stable condition after she sustained an ear injury. The driver then got off the highway near Oak Park Mall, where a passenger left the suspect vehicle.
The Red Devils were abysmal in the first period but two goals from Paul Pogba followed by Smalling's victor spared their blushes. City's Champions League hopes were likely ended by conceding three times in 19 minutes at Anfield in midweek.
One video shared by activists showed bodies of about a dozen children, women and men, some with foam at the mouth. U.S. government sources say Washington's assessment of Saturday attack was that chemical weapons were used.
He also said Russian Federation has not yet gotten the full message about US determination to block aggression from Moscow. Pompeo argued that the challenge posed by Iran was much wider that the nuclear issue alone.
Chicago , IL, USA; A general shot of Wrigley Field prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates . The Chicago Cubs pitched a 3-0 shutout to secure a 3-1 series win against the Brewers Sunday afternoon at Miller Park.
Bottas was closing the gap on Vettel as his tyres faded and closed to within two seconds of the German going into the final laps. Sebastian Vettel holds off Valtteri Bottas to win the Bahrain Grand Prix on his 200th Formula 1 start.
The match Bayern Munich Vs Sevilla is scheduled on Wednesday the 11th of April at 21H45 Mecca time , at Allianz Arena , Munich. Bayern Munich announce that they will play fixtures in the United States ahead of the start of the next Bundesliga campaign.
Vice President Mike Pence will travel in his place. "At the president's request, the vice-president will travel in his stead". He can work on his relationship with South America later, when he can stomach meeting its leaders.
Mr Cosby enjoyed a family-friendly reputation for years before numerous sexual assault allegations came to light in 2015. O'Neill did not announce a ruling, all 12 jurors - along with six alternates - were in court for the opening statement .
Uber Introduces New App for Drivers
Uber revealed a redesigned app for its drivers this week, including new features such as a real-time earnings tracker . With Uber's backing, we can probably expect to see JUMP bikes sprout up in other United States cities quickly.