Wolves End 14-Year Drought with OT Win

Wolves End 14-Year Drought with OT Win

He captured the feeling of his franchise and city after finally snapping Minnesota's 14-year playoff drought.

The Denver Nuggets are on the road as they travel to face the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night in the regular season finale for both teams.

Timberwolves: Take on Denver on Wednesday, after losing 100-96 on the road last week. "As long as they're in sync and play together the way they have all season, they can take anyone in the league", said Daniel Salinas, a Rockets fan.

Meanwhile, the National Basketball Association has released the first-round playoff schedule, and the reigning National Basketball Association champs will host the postseason opener.

The Thunder's seeding placement for the Western Conference playoffs will be officially known later Wednesday night, but the victory assures that the Thunder will at least be the No. 6 seed and will play Utah in the first round.

Even in The Beard's worst performance, a 3-of-15 night with just 10 points and seven assists in 26 minutes, the Rockets rolled past the Timberwolves 116-98. His minutes number could push to 30 minutes tonight against a tougher opponent in the biggest game of the season. Anthony Davis had 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans.

In the last 6 games, the Timberwolves have gone 4-2 with an average point differential of 3.5.

The Blazers will be either the third or fourth seed and New Orleans will be either fifth or sixth.

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A win for the Spurs means it's Golden State-Minnesota in the first round, and a Spurs loss pairs them with the reigning champions. Moreover, the Wolves' inability to guard the three-point line will lead to an early exit. First and most obviously, whoever wins is in.

Kyle Lowry scored 28 points for Toronto, which already had the top seed in the East wrapped up. Towns' play is keeping Minnesota above water (26.8 points, 14.0 rebounds), but the struggles of Andrew Wiggins have been crippling.

Jamal Crawford missed a long 3-pointer that would've won the game in regulation, and these evenly matched teams fittingly played an overtime. The teams have stayed under the total in six of their last eight meetings: given the tenseness that surrounds this game, expect a lot of bricks and a lower scoring game. After the third, the deficit was down to five points, 86-81.

With the Sixers and Heat winning, the Wizards had a ideal chance to clinch the coveted No. 7 seed in the East and face the injury-depleted Celtics first round. Justin Anderson led the Sixers with 25 points, and Dario Saric had 24. Jonathan Gibson added a career-high 18 points for the Celtics. Barton paced Denver with 16 points and Jokic added 13 over the first two quarters.

In any other year, the situation boiled down to whether another team won or lost, or some kind of tiebreaker. They played well, until falling short in the Western Conference Finals against defending champions the Los Angeles Lakers. John Wall and Otto Porter Jr. sat out for the Wizards.

Jodie Meeks came off the bench to score 18 points for Washington. But the Timberwolves would have to transform into something other than the flawed crew that needed five extra minutes on the season's final night just to make the playoffs.

CHICAGO - Rookie Luke Kennard scored a career-high 23 points and Eric Moreland set career bests with 16 points and 17 rebounds for Detroit.

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