Wolves' Playoff Drought - NBA's Longest - Is Finally Over

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The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, and will air on Altitude Sports & Entertainmnt. In between those misfires, Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins combined to go 5-of-6 from the line to finish off the victory. Could this game simply come down to depth and which team has enough gas in the tank when the game is hanging in the balance? And the two misses were in the third quarter by Murray, one of the NBA's most accurate free-throw shooters at 90.5 percent.

In the Timberwolves' last game, they had no trouble getting past the Memphis Grizzlies, 113-94.

That's because as of April 10th, 2018, the Wolves and Nugget are tied for final National Basketball Association playoff spot in the 16-team bracket. The starting lineup for this game had only one holdover, Dillon Brooks, from the March 26 meeting.

Denver heads into the game with records of 46-35 straight up (SU) and 37-41-3 against the spread (ATS).

Meanwhile, Minnesota is 46-35 SU and 37-41-3 ATS. He missed 44 games after having wrist surgery to fix a tendon and returned February 27 against the Clippers. Behind Chris Webber's double-double (23 points, 17 rebounds), the Bullets defeated Cleveland by a final score of 85-81. Towns leads in rebounds with 12.3 while Teague tops in assists with 7.0 per game. Making free throws was one of Denver's biggest strengths. In the loss, Towns had a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Minnesota is 29-11 straight up at home this season, while Denver has had its aforementioned struggles on the road. They also got to two talented teams fighting for their playoff lives. Denver is 22 in scoring defense as they allow 108.5 points per contest.

For the Timberwolves, a win would secure their first playoff appearance since 2004.

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As far as first-round upsets go, history did not repeat itself for the No. 8 Nuggets in 1995.

There'll be some relief and satisfaction just to be part of the 16-team tournament after the 82-game grind, but avoiding the eighth seed and a matchup with league-leading Houston would be preferable.

Two-way player Gary Payton II added a career-best 25 points off the bench as the Lakers beat their Staples Center co-tenant for the first time since April 4, 2012, as the visiting team. The Timberwolves had 12 fastbreak points, and the Nuggets had zero.

Since Golden State and Houston are in the two other Western Conference divisions, no one either the Wolves or Nuggets could conceivably tie with could have the division victor tiebreaker over the Wolves and Nuggets, and only the Spurs could have the same division record (9-6).

In the Nuggets' last possession of the game, Gibson stole the ball from Jokic and called a time-out with just 1.6 seconds left on the clock.

With the Nuggets and Wolves only one game behind New Orleans, Oklahoma City and San Antonio, the victor could receive quite the reward.

The Timberwolves are 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games playing on one day of rest.

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