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John Shipley: Timberwolves finally back in playoffs, but what's the plan?

13 April, 2018, 02:05 | Author: John Swanson
  • Jeff Teague attempted a shot in the second half. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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