Denver Nuggets will visit Minnesota Timberwolves with final playoff spot at stake

Denver Nuggets will visit Minnesota Timberwolves with final playoff spot at stake

Denver Nuggets will visit Minnesota Timberwolves with final playoff spot at stake

The Nuggets never scored after that.

Can Jimmy Butler slow James Harden down? But there could be a three-way tie in this division, with none of them as division victor, which would bring us to such things as division won-lost percentage, followed by conference won-loss percentage. "The offensive execution has to be a lot better in crunch time".

The Nuggets have their own long-frustrated fan base, with their last appearance in the playoffs coming in 2013. Trailing 99-91 with 2:26 to play, Denver answered with an 8-0 run capped by a Murray step-back 3-pointer to tie the score with 2:52 to play.

Wayne Ellington scored 32 points to lead Miami to an overtime victory over visiting Toronto.

The outcome spoiled Jokic's latest masterful effort, scoring 35 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Towns' play is keeping Minnesota above water (26.8 points, 14.0 rebounds), but the struggles of Andrew Wiggins have been crippling. Karl-Anthony Towns continues to be a force, averaging 21.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. As a team, the Timberwolves shot 48 percent from the field and seven of 22 from the three-point line as they started slow against the Grizzlies but recovered to make it look easy in the second half where they outscored the Grizzlies by 57-41. They lost five of their last six games to take the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Denver is on a 6 game win streak, after they beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 88 - 82; Jokic: 15 points, 20 rebounds, 11 assists.


In the immediate aftermath of the emotional defeat, Harris was already reflecting on the bad losses that "came back to haunt us".

The Philadelphia 76ers won their 16th consecutive game, despite resting both Joel Embiid and JJ Redick from the starting line-up, in a 130-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. This city deserves it. Minneapolis deserves it, the state deserves it.

Gibson stole the ball from Jokic in the short corner on a possession that could've won it for the Nuggets in the closing seconds of regulation, and continued to muscle him up and harass him in OT, holding Denver's top gun to three points on 1-for-6 shooting over the final 10 minutes of game time.

Minutes later, Towns passed Malone in the hallway. "To not play your best basketball and still find ways to win is a really encouraging and confidence-building type of feel".

If the Nuggets win, the Hawks would have to wait until next season to see if they would get the pick, which would still be a first rounder in 2019 and 2020.

Murray on what he learned as a second-year player: "I know what it takes to win, the energy and the focus you have to have". They gave everything they had. Well, for starters, veterans Paul, P.J. Tucker, Luc Mbah a Moute (who is out for the first round with a dislocated shoulder) and Joe Johnson weren't a part of this team's Western Conference semifinal loss in 2017.

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