If Timberwolves Win, They’re In; but Where They Land is Still In Flux
With the disparity in importance noted:
— x – Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) April 11, 2018
40 piece, no biscuits.
Ricky Rubio’s squads’ blowout victory officially eliminated any possibility that Minnesota finishes in the West’s 5th spot.
Late Wednesday, when the NBA’s regular season comes to an end, the Timberwolves will be somewhere between the Western Conference’s 6th-9th (perverts) seed.
If the Wolves win, they’ll finish in the 6, 7, or 8 spot. Here is scenario: pic.twitter.com/S0AGK5GXaq
— Johnny Minnesota (@TheJohnnyMN) April 11, 2018
In the event Denver wins Wednesday’s, Target Center-based battle, Minnesota will be the odd team out. Considering the Wolves are only a three-point favorite, there’s a real possibility the whole playoff thing doesn’t happen. On top of that, Denver has won their last half-dozen games.
In the event Denver loses to the Wolves Wednesday, they’re the ones that will be written-off.
Simply put, win and you’re in:
— Dave Benz (@tweetdavebenz) April 10, 2018
If (knock on wood) Minnesota wins, the playoff drought is officially put to sleep. As for whether they end as the 6th, 7th, or 8th seed, that depends on the results of the following two games: San Antonio at New Orleans and Memphis at Oklahoma City
Seeding If Minnesota Wins Wednesday:
• SA beats NO and MEM beats OKC
• SA beats NO and OKC beats MEM
• NO beats SA and MEM beats OKC
• NO beats SA and OKC beats MEM
The potential of landing the 6th seed is a long shot. An OKC loss would kill the Thunder’s chance at the 4th spot. . Even if the Spurs win (SA is 3.5 point favorite), the idea that Russell Westbrook & Co. lose to Memphis is kind of:
Happy Gilmore — PYSCHO GIF — Happy Gilmore GIF
In an attempt to simplify this cluster (if that’s even possible); assuming OKC does in fact defeat Memphis; a Minnesota win means the 7th or 8th spot based on:
At the end of the (literal) day, if the Wolves can’t get it done, all of the “what-if” scenarios are for not.
Timberwolves vs. Nuggets (7PM CST, FSN)