Timberwolves Defeat Mavericks to Extend Western Conference Finals

Minnesota Timberwolves force Game 5 against Dallas Mavericks

In a dramatic turn of events, the Minnesota Timberwolves staved off elimination by defeating the Dallas Mavericks 105-100, forcing a Game 5 in the Western Conference finals.

After trailing 0-3 in the best-of-seven series, the Timberwolves delivered a resilient performance led by Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns, scoring 29 and 25 points respectively. Edwards also contributed with 10 rebounds and nine assists, while Towns showcased his prowess with 20 points in the second half, despite early foul trouble.

Towns emphasized the importance of staying aggressive, stating, “Ain’t no time to have any doubts in your mind, especially at this time, it’s Game 4, down 3-0. Ain’t no time to have any doubts.”

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Despite Luka Dončić’s triple-double for the Mavericks with 28 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists, the team couldn’t secure victory. Dončić shouldered the blame for the loss, acknowledging the need for more energy and focus going forward.

Dallas played without rookie center Dereck Lively II due to a neck sprain, a factor noted by Minnesota coach Chris Finch, who highlighted the impact of missing a key player on the team dynamics.

The series now shifts back to Minnesota for Game 5, promising an intense showdown between the Timberwolves and the Mavericks on Thursday.

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