NBA Playoffs: Timberwolves and Pacers book final spots

In the 2024 NBA Playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers triumphed in Game 7 to secure their spots in the Conference Finals.

In an impressive showdown, the Minnesota Timberwolves staged a remarkable comeback led by Anthony Edwards.

Despite a slow start, Edwards rallied his team from a 20-point deficit to defeat the defending champions, the Denver Nuggets, with a final score of 98-90.

Edwards’ stellar performance, contributing 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, played a crucial role in the Timberwolves’ historic comeback, marking the biggest turnaround in an NBA playoff Game 7.

Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaden McDaniels also made significant contributions, each scoring 23 points, propelling the Timberwolves to their first Western Conference finals appearance in 20 years. They will face the Dallas Mavericks in their next matchup at Target Center starting Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers secured their spot in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in a decade by defeating the New York Knicks.

Powered by Tyrese Haliburton’s stellar first-half performance, where he scored 26 points, the Pacers dominated the game, setting a remarkable shooting percentage of 76.3%, the highest in postseason history since 1997. Pascal Siakam also contributed significantly with 20 points.

The Pacers’ impressive victory sets up a series against top-seeded Boston Celtics, on Tuesday, May 21.

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