The Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night time staved off removal and defeated the Denver Nuggets in Recreation 4 in their playoff sequence regardless of permitting 12 consecutive issues within the ultimate moments of law.
Denver used the 12-0 run in the back of Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. to drive extra time after Anthony Edwards had hit a deep three-pointer to doubtlessly seal the sport. However Minnesota would put the sport away in extra time in the back of the third-year guard and two key photographs from Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
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With below 15 seconds to play in extra time, Edwards had the ball in his arms with the Timberwolves up one level. He crossed up Aaron Gordon and were given sufficient room to empty a three-pointer and put Minnesota up 4 issues. It could be precisely what they wanted. Minnesota received the sport 114-108.
The Timberwolves had been at the verge of being swept from the playoffs for the primary time since 2002 when the crew misplaced in 3 video games to the Dallas Mavericks. The primary-round of the sequence used to be a best-of-5 as a substitute of a best-of-7.
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Edwards completed with a team-high 34 issues on 12-of-27 from the ground. He had six rebounds, 5 assists, two steals and two blocks. He now has essentially the most issues in the course of the first 4 video games of a postseason in franchise historical past, consistent with ESPN Stats & Data.
Mike Conley Jr. had 19 issues and Karl-Anthony Cities added 17 issues and 11 rebounds.
Jokic had an opportunity to chop the deficit to at least one level with about 7 2d to play however overlooked. He completed with a game-high 43 issues with 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
Jamal Murray added 19 issues, seven rebounds and 5 assists. Porter had 15 issues and 5 rebounds.
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Recreation 5 is ready for Denver on Tuesday night time. Tip-off is ready for 9 p.m. ET.