Denver vs Timberwolves: Western Conference top seed Denver Nuggets are one win away from advancing to the Western Conference semifinals. Nuggets defeat Timberwolves 120-111 in a closely fought contest. Nuggets held onto the lead in the 2nd quarter and never trailed in the game from there on. The series stands at 3-0 in favour of Denver Nuggets.
Nikola Jokic logged in another career triple double putting up 20 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Jokic closes in on Wilt Chamberlain’s record with his 7th triple double in playoffs. Michael Porter scored team high 25 points and 9 rebounds, shooting at 50% from 3 point range.
The takeaways from the game for Denver is the contribution from their bench players. Six players scored in double players, while eight players part of the rotation scored at least 8 points in the game.
The Timberwolves were much competitive in game 3. The wolves were in the game for most part but defensive errors in the final minutes costed them. Anthony Edwards steals the show scoring 36 points, 7 rebounds & 5 assists. Edwards scored 13 off 15 from free throws.
Big man Karl Anthony Towns after struggling to shoot in the first two games scored 27 points in game 3 shooting 10 for 17. Rudy Gobert was productive on both offense & defense scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Gobert was fouled out of the game late in the 4th quarter in Denver vs Timberwolves Game 3.
The Wolves have steep challenge ahead off them as they are one win away from elimination. No team has ever made a comeback from 3-0 deficit in the playoffs. Denver vs Timberwolves Game 4 is scheduled on Sunday @ 9:30 E.T at the Target Center. Denver will be aiming to sweep the series, while the wolves look to bounce back in the series.
Anthony Edwards Joins the Elite List
Timberwolves point guard Anthony Edwards joins the elite list of players to have scored more than 30 plus points in the playoffs before turning 22 years old. Edwards equaled late Kobe Bryant record with four 30 plus point games in the playoffs. Lebron James tops the list with eight 30 plus point games in the playoffs before 22 years.
Anthony Edwards was the lone warrior for the Wolves in the playoffs against the Nuggets. He is an elite two way liability with contributions on the defensive end. He is averaging 31.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists in the playoffs.
The Wolves might not qualify for the Western Conference semifinals but they found an elite player who can win games for them in the playoffs. He is a bright spot for the Wolves in the future.
Denver vs Timberwolves Game 3 Highlights
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