Ddespite an unfair dismissal seven minutes before the game in the fourth period of his main star, the Dominican center Karl-Anthony Towns, minnesota timberwolves came from behind in the fourth period to punch his playoff ticket with a 109-104 home win over Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday evening in the second game of the day at NBA tournament play-in.
The Clippers had a maximum lead of 10 points and after three quarters it looked like they would be the next opponents. memphis grizzlies in the first round Western Conference playoffs, but in the last period the dominance of the Timberwolves was total, the score of that period was 31-20 in favor of the locals.
Bad game from CAT
Towns had one of the worst games of the season as he only made 3 of 11 shots from the field and was limited to 24:17 minutes due to foul issues, he finished the game with total 11 points.
Minnesota’s scoring leaders who were able to weather Towns’ poor performance were small forwards. Anthony Edwardsscorer of 30 points, and point guard DeAngelo Russellscored 29 points.
Los Angeles started the game very well and led Paul Georgewho, in the loss, was the top scorer of the entire game with 34 points.
Ja Morant waits for Minnesota
After this result, Minnesota already knows that starting Saturday they will start the series against the second seed of the Western Conference, which is the aforementioned Grizzlies from Ja Morant.
For their part, the Clippers still have a chance to make the playoffs eighth in the West as they host the winner of Wednesday’s game at the Crypto.com Arena next Friday. New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs.. If they win this game, Los Angeles will face the top regular season team, the Phoenix Suns, in the first round of the playoffs.