Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Nuggets lose to Minnesota in overtime, eliminated from National Basketball Association playoff contention

Nuggets lose to Minnesota in overtime, eliminated from National Basketball Association playoff contention

The two teams were tied at 101 at the end of regulation.

Heading into Wednesday's matchup against the Denver Nuggets, the Minnesota Timberwolves had a lot on the line. However, the Wolves were able to remain strong offensively and close out the game as they ended the longest drought for an National Basketball Association team not to make the playoffs.

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The Nuggets are capable of getting the win if they execute these keys to the game. The final score was 112-106. Butler had 31 while Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 14 rebounds.

The game wouldn't have been almost as close were it not for the efforts of Nikola Jokic, who took over in the third quarter en route to 35 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. You would imagine that the play-in game would get more publicity than this, no? Jamal Crawford missed the shot, but Gibson set up the opportunity.

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After the game, the Nuggets' official Twitter account congratulated the Timberwolves, who will take on the Houston Rockets in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. But, in the end, they came up just short of capturing the eighth seed.

And the game lived up to its billing. The Timberwolves have not made the playoffs since 2004.

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The Nuggets finished the season with a record of 46-36.

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