T'wolves Sew Up NBA Playoff Spot


Published on April 12 2018 6:21 am
Last Updated on April 12 2018 9:26 am

The Minnesota Timberwolves sewed up the final NBA playoff spot with a 112-106 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets Wednesday.

The win ended Minnesota’s streak of 13 consecutive seasons without making the playoffs, which was the longest active postseason drought and one shy of the Los Angeles Clippers all time record.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook set an NBA record Wednesday night with his second season average triple-double. Last year, Westbrook joined Oscar Robertson as only the second player to accomplish the feat.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz made NBA history Wednesday night as he became the youngest player to ever record a triple-double. The 76ers won to clinch the No. 3 seed in the East.

The Houston Rockets' championship hopes may have taken a hit. Luc Mbah a Moute is expected to miss first round of the playoffs after he suffered a dislocated right shoulder against the Lakers on Tuesday night.

Villanova junior Jalen Brunson says he’ll skip his final season of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft after leading the Wildcats to their second national championship in three seasons.

Wednesday, April 11 Scoreboard

Detroit 119, Chicago 87

Boston 110, Brooklyn 97

New York 110, Cleveland 98

Miami 116, Toronto 109 (OT)

Orlando 101, Washington 92

Philadelphia 130, Milwaukee 95

Minnesota 112, Denver 106 (OT)

Oklahoma City 137, Memphis 123

New Orleans 122, San Antonio 98

Portland 102, Utah 93

Los Angeles Lakers 115, Los Angeles Clippers 100

Sacramento 96, Houston 83

Thursday, April 12

No games scheduled

Friday, April 13

No games scheduled

Saturday, April 14 Schedule (All Times Central)

West  First Round

San Antonio at Golden State, 2 p.m.

New Orleans at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

East First Round

Washington at Toronto, 4:30 p.m.

Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.


Sunday, April 14 Schedule (All Times Central)

East Round

Milwaukee at Boston, noon

Indiana at Cleveland, 2:30 p.m.

West Round

Utah at Oklahoma City, 5:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Houston, 8 p.m.