NUGGETS 99, TIMBERWOLVES 95
Nikola Jokic had 29 points, 14 rebounds and had a key strip in the closing seconds as Denver scored the game’s final 15 points and secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
James Murray added 17 for the Nuggets, who are in the postseason for the first time in six years and will face seventh-seeded San Antonio.
Gorgui Dieng added 18 points for the Timberwolves backups and rookie Cameron Reynolds scored a career-best 17 points, including a 3-pointer that put Minnesota ahead 95-84 with 4:01 left.
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