Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Timberwolves beat Nuggets to end long playoff drought

Timberwolves beat Nuggets to end long playoff drought

This was the first final-day play-in game in the league in 21 years.

After the game, the Timberwolves expressed to ESPN how emotional he was with the team making the playoffs because of a promise he made to former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders, who passed away in October 2015.

PHILADELPHIA - Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the bench, Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half and Philadelphia still won its 16th consecutive game to take the No. 3 Eastern Conference seed.

After falling to the Pelicans Wednesday, the Spurs dropped to the No. 7 seed and will take on the Warriors in the opening series.

The last time the Wolves were in the playoffs, "Shrek 2" was the top movie at the box office, "Yeah!" by Usher feat. "It'll hit me, what happened". In fact, it would come down to the final game of the season against the Denver Nuggets.

Denver's Nikola Jokic led all scorers with 35 points. Denver (46-36) has the best record of a non-playoff team since the 48-34 Suns in 2014.

Denver Nuggets v Minnesota Timberwolves
Timberwolves beat Nuggets to end long playoff drought

There's no question that the Timberwolves won't be an easy first-round opponent, but the Rockets have had their way with this team throughout the regular season. "They just made the plays at the end". The Wolves could not guard him. He intended on playing until he reached double figures, and James reached 10 points with about two minutes left in the first quarter before checking out for the rest of the game with 87 seconds left in the period. Butler, who has not held back from openly challenging Wiggins and the other junior members of the team to play with more tenacity, walked up to Wiggins before the free throws with some forceful encouragement. "We've got a lot of dejected guys in that locker room, but I'm proud of every one of them. So, from now on, stay in my lane". As for Butler, he would average 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest in his first season with the Wolves.

He forced Jokic into the baseline for a forced layup that missed badly.

Jackson is the first Duke to play in an National Basketball Association game since Mike James finished his 12-year career with the Chicago Bulls in 2014. Washington beat Cleveland in 1997 and Denver beat Sacramento in 1995 to claim the final spots.

The matchup against the Nuggets generated a 7.5 household rating in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Designated Market Area, according to Nielsen Media Research, peaking at a 13.1. The Timberwolves had 12 fastbreak points, and the Nuggets had zero.

The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center was illuminated early Thursday to celebrate the Timberwolves' win.

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