Displaying the formidable defense that established them as the top defensive team in the NBA this season, the Timberwolves decisively defeated the Denver Nuggets 115-70 in Thursday’s Game 6, prolonging their playoff run. The decisive Game 7 is set for Sunday in Denver, with the exact time yet to be determined, via NBA.

This victory margin ranks as the second-largest ever for a team on the brink of elimination in NBA playoffs history.

Anthony Edwards, who led the charge with 27 points, is poised for his inaugural Game 7. The Timberwolves outperformed the Nuggets by 43 points while Edwards was on the court, setting a new franchise record for the playoffs. The game marked a significant shift in the series dynamics, as the Nuggets had won the previous three matchups, including a commanding victory in Game 5, reported via BVM Sports.

Fueled by the energetic support of the Target Center crowd, the Timberwolves swiftly gained momentum. Following a brief period of back-and-forth play, they embarked on a 27-2 run, securing a lead that remained in the double digits throughout the game. The Nuggets, finding themselves reeling for the first time since their initial losses in Games 1 and 2, struggled to regain footing.

In an attempt to alter the game’s course, Denver adjusted their lineup at the start of the second quarter. Nikola Jokić, usually resting at these times, stayed in the game, momentarily reducing a 17-point deficit to 11.

However, the Timberwolves quickly reasserted dominance with a 13-0 spree and closed the half with a buzzer-beater from Jaden McDaniels. Their lead was never threatened again, remaining above 19 points in the second half. A concerning moment occurred late in the third quarter when Edwards was fouled harshly. He lay on the court for an extended period but eventually continued playing without apparent difficulty.

Shortly after, as their team expanded the lead to 49 points during a 24-0 run, the home crowd began to chant, “Wolves in seven.” Despite the commanding victory, the Timberwolves are aware of the challenges that await in Denver. Facing a seasoned playoff team and a hostile environment, Minnesota understands that the triumphs of Game 6 might not influence the outcome once the series resumes.



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