Timberwolves Clinch Playoff Berth In Overtime Thriller

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The Minnesota Timberwolves reported today that fewer than 1,000 tickets remain for Wednesday evening's game against the Denver Nuggets at Target Center.

The Nuggets are capable of getting the win if they execute these keys to the game.

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Minnesota is in the playoffs for the first time since 2004 - ending what was the longest active drought in the National Basketball Association. Karl-Anthony Towns had a big night as well with 26 points and 14 rebounds.

The checklist for the clinch included a win over the Grizzlies and victories by San Antonio and Portland, with the Spurs hosting the Sacramento Kings and the Blazers visiting the Denver Nuggets in games that began later. Andrew Wiggins had 18 points, five boards and three assists and hit the two most important free throws of his career to ice the game in overtime, putting his team up by four points and therefore two possessions. Nikola Jokic started the run with a three, then Jamal Murray scored seven straight to tie it and force overtime.

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I could've told the referee anything at that moment, but he had to understand the degree of the disaster he was creating. Against Real Madrid , he did it again, replacing the more conservative full-back Mattia De Sciglio.

Now, the Timberwolves move on to play the NBA-best Houston Rockets in the first round.

Although Denver now has to live with the disappointment of the loss, the team's younger players will be able to learn from the experience of playing in such an important game.

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- It was the Timberwolves' biggest game in almost a decade and a half, a winner-take-all affair that had the potential to propel Minnesota into the playoffs or send them home in despair-and it did not disappoint.

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