NBA: Towns hails ‘special’ Timberwolves team after historic Game 7 win over Nuggets  

NBA: Towns hails ‘special’ Timberwolves team after historic Game 7 win over Nuggets  

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns praised the team’s whole 15-man roster for their historic Game 7 win over the defending champions, the Denver Nuggets, on Sunday night.

The Timberwolves clawed back from a 20-point deficit to beat the Nuggets 98-90 at Ball Arena in Denver to win their Western Conference second-round playoff series 4-3.

Towns, who led Minnesota with a team-high 23 points and 12 rebounds, hailed the team’s efforts and further highlighted the players’ importance to the franchise.

“This is Timberwolves basketball. I think this was just a, a real showing of Timberwolves basketball,” the former No. 1 pick said. “As fine as, you know, where it’s a team effort.

“You know we got hype for our players that we have me, him [Anthony Edwards] included on this table. But like I said we have; we don’t have a big three. We got a big 15.

“You know, every single person on this team means a lot to this team. And they help in so many different ways. This game just shows that the Timberwolves, not Anthony [Edwards], not Karl-Anthony [Towns], not Rudy [Gobert], the Timberwolves are a special team.”

Jaden McDaniels also finished with 23 points; Anthony Edwards added a quiet 16 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists; Rudy Gobert got 13 points; Mike Conley finished with ten points and eight rebounds; and Naz Reid added eleven points off the bench.

The Nuggets, who led by as much as 20 points early in the third quarter, got 35 points from Jamal Murray, with Nikola Jokic adding 34 points, 19 rebounds and seven assists.

The Timberwolves made history as their victory against Denver helped secure them a spot in the Conference Finals for the first time in two decades.

They will face the fifth-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the West Finals, and having finished with a better regular season record, the Wolves will have homecourt advantage in the series, which will kick off with Game 1 at Target Center on Wednesday night.

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