Timberwolves Stage Epic Comeback to Eliminate Defending Champs in Game 7 Thriller

In a stunning display of resilience and determination, the Minnesota Timberwolves orchestrated a historic comeback to defeat the reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets 98-90 in a thrilling Game 7 showdown.


Anthony Edwards emerged as the catalyst for the Timberwolves, overcoming a slow start to lead his team to victory with a remarkable performance. Despite a challenging first half, Edwards showcased his versatility and leadership, finishing the game with 16 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists.

"It was tough, man, because I couldn’t find myself, my rhythm tonight," Edwards remarked after the game. "So I just had to trust my teammates... I did that, and my teammates made shots. Big shout-out to those guys."

As the Timberwolves mounted their comeback, Edwards played a pivotal role on both ends of the court, denying Jamal Murray's offensive onslaught and igniting his team's offense with timely plays.

"There’s more ways to win the basketball game when you’re just not an offensive player," Edwards emphasized. "I’m not one-dimensional... I feel like I did that on Jamal in the fourth quarter — in the third quarter and fourth quarter — and that’s what turned the game around."

With the clock winding down, Edwards sealed the victory with a symbolic wave goodbye to the stunned crowd at Ball Arena, marking a triumphant moment for the Timberwolves franchise.

Supported by stellar performances from Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaden McDaniels, who each contributed 23 points, the Timberwolves advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in two decades. Their journey will continue as they prepare to face the Dallas Mavericks in the next round.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets, led by Jamal Murray's impressive 35-point outing, fell short in their quest for a third trip to the conference finals in recent years. Despite the valiant efforts of Murray and Nikola Jokic, who posted 34 points and 19 rebounds, the Nuggets were unable to withstand the Timberwolves' relentless onslaught.

Reflecting on the hard-fought series, Nuggets coach Michael Malone acknowledged the resilience of the Timberwolves and expressed confidence in his team's ability to bounce back.

"That was a hell of a series," Malone said. "They gave us all we could handle... But we'll be back."

With their victory, the Timberwolves added another chapter to their storied franchise history, while the Nuggets look ahead to the future with determination and resolve. As the NBA playoffs continue to unfold, the stage is set for more thrilling moments and unforgettable matchups in the quest for championship glory.