Minnesota doesn’t get stops like this. Which is why Denver is tied for the final playoff spot in the West and Minnesota is going to be watching the postseason on television. It’s about defensive habits.
The Nuggets were up 105-103, but the Timberwolves had the last shot coming, and Andrew Wiggins had the ball in his hands. He came off a Karl-Anthony Towns pick and got Wilson Chandler switched onto him and Wiggins saw that as a green light and attacked, got to the rim for the layup — and Chandler blocked it. Ballgame.
With the Kings’ loss in Portland, both Denver and Sacramento are tied for the eighth seed at 14-18, with Portland one game back. That race could continue all season.