NBA Playoffs: Wolves Defeat Nuggets 98-90 Behind Edwards’ Strong Performance to Advance into Next Round

NBA Playoffs: Wolves Defeat Nuggets 98-90 Behind Edwards’ Strong Performance to Advance into Next Round

The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off a historic comeback in Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets to advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 20 years. Despite being down by 15 points at halftime and facing a 20-point deficit in the second half, the Timberwolves rallied behind a strong performance by Anthony Edwards.

Edwards, who struggled with his shooting in the first half, finished the game with 16 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. His impact on both ends of the court was crucial as he locked down Jamal Murray in the fourth quarter and made key plays down the stretch to secure the win.

The Wolves also got significant contributions from Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaden McDaniels, who each scored 23 points. Rudy Gobert praised his team for beating the reigning champions and advancing to the next round to face the Dallas Mavericks.

Despite a fantastic start from Murray and Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets were unable to hold on to their lead as the Wolves’ defense stepped up in the second half. Murray finished with 35 points, but the lack of scoring from other Denver players proved costly in the end.

With this victory, the Timberwolves have shown resilience and determination, proving that they are true contenders in the tough Western Conference. As they prepare to face the Mavericks in the next round, the team is looking to build upon this success and continue their playoff run.

In the words of Nuggets coach Michael Malone, “That was a hell of a series…We’ll be back.” While the loss stings, the Nuggets are already looking ahead to the future and using this experience to fuel their drive for next season.

As Murray stated, it’s back to being the hunter for the Nuggets, while the Timberwolves are ready to embrace their underdog mentality and continue their journey towards a potential championship. It was a thrilling Game 7 that will be remembered for years to come, showcasing the resilience, talent, and heart of both teams on the big stage.