Minnesota Timberwolves Make Historic Comeback to Eliminate Defending Champions in NBA Playoffs

The defending champions are eliminated – despite a 20-point lead in the decisive seventh game of the quarter-final series. Since the introduction of modern NBA statistics 26 years ago, no team has overcome such a large deficit in a seventh game – now the Minnesota Timberwolves have made a historic comeback!

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After their 98:90 win, they are in the semifinals of the NBA playoffs, where they will fight for a place in the finals with the Dallas Mavericks.

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However, MVP Nikola Jokic, who was on the field for an exhausting 46:36 out of 48 minutes in the deciding game against the Wolves, will not be in the final.

Accordingly, the MVP of the regular season appeared exhausted in the final minutes of the game, in which he was blocked twice by Minnesota’s Naz Reid (eleven points) and allowed the Timberwolves’ important offensive rebounds in defense.

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Jokic and Murray defended themselves with 69 points

However, the Serb still delivered with 34 points (13/28 FG), 19 rebounds and 7 assists, just like his co-star Jamal Murray (35, 13/27), who shone especially in the first half.

Apart from the star duo, nobody scored double figures for defending champion Denver in front of their home crowd, while the Wolves had six players contribute over ten points.

Anthony Edwards had a difficult evening, only being able to put six of his 24 shot attempts into the basket (16 points, eight rebounds, seven assists) – although he received the support he needed from Jaden McDaniels and Karl-Anthony Towns, who both scored 23 points.

“We don’t just have a Big Three (star trio around Towns, Edwards & Gobert). We have a Big 14 – every player on this team is very important. “It helps on so many levels,” said Towns, pleased with his team’s balanced performance.

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“The Timberwolves,” Towns emphasized, “are a special team – and not just Anthony Edwards. Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert”.

2024-05-20 11:37:20
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