The Fight for the final spot
By: Lucas Kochevar
The playoffs are right here as they start on Saturday. Both the East and West are set except for one spot. The last spot in the West between the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The plot twist is that both teams will face off on the final day of the season. The teams come into this match-up with the same record at 46-35. The Timberwolves are lead by SG Jimmy Butler and the Nuggets are lead by Nikola Jokic.
The Timberwolves have gotten a resurgence this year as they were near the top of the West. Then, tragedy struck and Jimmy Butler ended up missing around 26 games. The Wolves struggled mightily and his impact on the team showed. The Wolves ended up surviving the stretch with the help from Karl Anthony-Towns. Towns was carrying the team and even had a franchise record 56 point game. Andrew Wiggins was supposed to make the leap this year, but the arrival of Jimmy Butler stunted it and he has been terrible on defense all year.
The Nuggets have also gotten a resurgence and they are on the verge of clinching. The Nuggets have been lead by young stud Nikola Jokic. The Nuggets also have the veteren presence of Paul Millsap, who signed there this year. Millsap has also been a star that missed time due to injury. The Nuggets also have some talent in the backcourt with Gary Harris and Jamal Murray. They have been playing very good as of late but there was a stretch where they struggled.
The game will be one of the most intense games and both teams will have nothing to lose so expect a slug fest. The Nuggets have been on fire, but KAT will be the key to victory for the Wolves as he will dominate Jokic.
4/10/2018 01:59:09 pm
Hey LK, Mighty bold prediction!!! We shall see....we shall see.
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