Game 3: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets - Viewing Guide, NBA Scores, Predictions, and Playoff Odds

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The Minnesota Timberwolves embark on their journey with promising strides aimed at dethroning the reigning champions, the Denver Nuggets. Following a commanding victory of 106-80 in Denver on Monday night, the Wolves now claim victory in the first two games of the series. Despite the absence of Rudy Gobert, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns showcased their prowess with 27 points each, with Minnesota's defensive prowess shining brightly.

As the series shifts to the Target Center, the Wolves hold the advantage with an opportunity to sweep, commencing Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Remarkably, the Nuggets suffered merely one defeat at home throughout the entire 2023 postseason, yet the Timberwolves have already secured two victories against them. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, the stellar duo, managed a mere 24 points combined in Game 2, intensifying tensions within the Denver locker room.

In the words of Nuggets coach Michael Malone post-game, "They dominated us. So indeed, we faltered."

Maintaining an undefeated streak in the playoffs, the Wolves boast a flawless record of 6-0. Conversely, the Nuggets never found themselves trailing in a series during their triumphant 2023 title campaign. The upcoming Game 3 will unveil their response.

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves Schedule, Scores

All times are Eastern | * If necessary

  • Game 1: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 99 -- Minnesota leads the series 1-0
  • Game 2: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 80 -- Minnesota leads the series 2-0
  • Game 3: Friday, May 10 -- Nuggets at Timberwolves, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Game 4: Sunday, May 12 -- Nuggets at Timberwolves, 8 p.m., TNT
  • Game 5*: Tuesday, May 14 -- Timberwolves at Nuggets, TBD, TNT
  • Game 6*: Thursday, May 16 -- Nuggets at Timberwolves, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Game 7*: Sunday, May 19 -- Timberwolves at Nuggets, TBD

Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, Game 3

Where to Watch

Time: 9:30 p.m. ET | Date: Friday, May 10

Location: Target Center -- Minneapolis

TV channel: ESPN | Streaming: ESPN/fubo

Key Points

The Wolves limited Denver to a dismal 29-of-83 shooting in Game 2, notably in the absence of their premier defender, 7-foot-1 center Rudy Gobert, who was attending to paternal duties back home in Minneapolis.

The influence of Gobert permeated throughout this spectacular display. "Rudy has been the driving force behind our defensive ethos. It underscores his significance and the emphasis he's placed on defensive prowess," expressed Wolves coach Chris Finch. "Nevertheless, we hold an unwavering belief in our ability to secure victory, irrespective of personnel."

Jamal Murray, frustrated, hurled a heat pack onto the court, epitomizing his struggles, shooting a mere 9 for 32 in the series. Departing Ball Arena without comment for the second consecutive game, Murray is likely to face NBA sanctions for his actions.

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