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

Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler left Karl Anthony Towns center and Jamal Crawford celebrate

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler left Karl Anthony Towns center and Jamal Crawford celebrate

The team reports that approximately 3,000 tickets for the 2017-18 regular season finale have been sold since the end of last night's 113-94 win over Memphis at Target Center.

The Timberwolves and Nuggets squared off in Minnesota on Wednesday night in a rare playoff play-in game in the National Basketball Association, with both teams tied at 46-35 in the standings. They had the opportunity to secure their first appearance in the playoffs since Kevin Garnett was patrolling the post with Latrell Sprewell as a wing man and Sam Cassell running the offense in 2004. The final score was 112-106. 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. Fellow All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was dominant on the interior and dropped 26 points and 14 rebounds in a double-double effort.

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam and Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk compete for the ball
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam and Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk compete for the ball

In the loss, Jokic had 35 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in 46 minutes while Will Barton dropped 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 42 minutes and Jamal Murray had 20 points, six boards and six dimes in 43 minutes. Nuggets at Timberwolves, victor to the playoffs, loser to the off-season.

Minnesota will be the No. 8 seed in the Western Conferene and play No. 1 seed Houston.

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