Anthony Edwards scored 34 factors and Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored six factors in time beyond regulation because the Minnesota Timberwolves averted elimination by defeating the Denver Nuggets 114-108 in Minneapolis on Sunday night time in Sport 4 of a first-round Western Convention playoff sequence.
The highest-seeded Nuggets lead the sequence 3-1 and can once more attempt to remove the No. 8-seeded Timberwolves in Sport 5 Tuesday night time in Denver.
Mike Conley added 19 factors, whereas Karl-Anthony Cities had 17 factors and 11 rebounds earlier than fouling out for the Wolves. Rudy Gobert chipped in 14 factors and 15 rebounds, and Kyle Anderson scored 11 factors.
TIMBERWOLVES LEAD BY 4 ON TNT! pic.twitter.com/4uAadAeD1w
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Nikola Jokic had 43 factors and 11 rebounds to tempo the Nuggets. Jamal Murray scored 19 factors, Michael Porter Jr. notched 15 and Aaron Gordon completed with 14.
Jokic had 4 factors and an help to assist Denver take a 102-101 lead in time beyond regulation, however Alexander-Walker, who had missed all three of his 3-point makes an attempt in regulation, made consecutive treys to begin an 8-0 run that gave Minnesota a 109-102 lead halfway with 1:29 left to play.
Murray had two baskets and Jokic one because the Nuggets obtained inside one level, however Edwards made a 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds left to seal the victory.
Edwards made a jumper that gave Minnesota a 96-84 lead with 2:52 left within the fourth quarter, however Porter made two 3-pointers and Jokic added six factors to comprise a 12-0 run that pulled the Nuggets even at 96 with 12.7 seconds left.
Scenes from Denver’s unbelievable comeback…
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Minnesota had an opportunity to win, however Kentavious Caldwell-Pope blocked Edwards as he tried a jumper within the closing second.
Jokic scored 9 fast factors early within the third quarter to offer Denver a 64-55 lead.
Edwards scored 14 factors as Minnesota completed the interval with a 25-10 run to construct an 80-74 lead heading into the fourth.
Edwards had eight factors and two assists and Gobert’s layup gave the Wolves a 23-22 lead on the finish of the primary quarter.
The second quarter featured seven ties and 7 lead adjustments, the final of which got here as Denver scored the ultimate 5 factors of the primary half to seize a 52-48 halftime lead.
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