The Timberwolves are finally done waiting for the playoffs

The Minnesota Timberwolves and their fans waited. They waited through the Kevin Garnett trade, and the Kevin Love trade, and even the awful Brandon Roy trade. They waited, and watched, while Garnett won a championship in Boston. They waited through eight coaches, more than a dozen lottery picks, and the shame of picking two point guards over Stephen Curry. They waited through two presidencies and a dozen social media platforms. They waited while Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins hinted at postseason hopes once again. They waited 13 years.

The Timberwolves are playoff bound. The wait is over.

It happened on Wednesday, the final day of the regular season, in a win-or-go-hope game against the Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves just barely hung on in the 112-106 victory, one that took an overtime period and so many nerves. In the end, Jimmy Butler led the way — the offseason addition brought to the team to do exactly this.

We thought Minnesota’s return to the postseason might be more triumphant. It looked like that, and at times this season, the Timberwolves were aligned with much higher playoff seeding and even home court advantage. But when

Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/4/11/17227760/timberwolves-playoffs-nuggets-13-years-congrats-minnesota

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