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NBA playoffs: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets Game 7 updates, score, highlights, analysis

DENVER, CO - MAY 14: Anthony Edwards (5) of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives as Nikola Jokic (15) and Christian Braun (0) of the Denver Nuggets pressure during the second quarter at Ball Arena in Denver on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
Will the Timberwolves‘ vibes pull them through to the next round? Or will the Nuggets‘ experience prove the deciding factor of Game 7? (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

This Game 7 between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets could be an all-timer. Not only is it the deciding game in a hotly contested series between two incredibly talented teams, the storylines surrounding this matchup have made it even more compelling.

The Nuggets are a machine. This is the sixth consecutive year they’ve made it to the playoffs, and they’re the defending champions. The duo of Jamal Murray and three-time MVP Nikola Jokić is borderline unstoppable. As a franchise they’re 4-3 in Game 7’s, but this core group of players is 3-1. They’ve got the experience and the talent.

But don’t look now, the Timberwolves are coming. They’ve made the playoff three years in a row. Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns are coming into their own. The vibes are impeccable. They’ve even made Rudy Gobert likable!

That alone might not be enough for them to overcome the Nuggets, but the Timberwolves have one other thing on their side for Game 7: history. Sunday is the 20th anniversary of Minnesota’s 83-80 Game 7 win over the Sacramento Kings in the second round, in which birthday boy Kevin Garnett scored 32 points with 21 rebounds, five blocks, and four steals.

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