Prediction and Analysis: Timberwolves vs Nuggets May 4, 2024

Prediction and Analysis: Timberwolves vs Nuggets May 4, 2024

May 3, 2024


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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets will square off in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs’ second round at Ball Arena on May 4. Find more articles like this for the most in depth basketball analysis out there.


Timberwolves Analysis: They’ve won 4 games in a row

With stars like Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, and Kevin Durant in their starting lineup going into the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns were unsuccessful versus Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Suns in all four games, and they did it convincingly, winning by an average of 15.25 points per game. Game four was the tightest of the series, but Anthony Edwards made sure the Wolves would win by scoring 40 points in the decisive victory. With an average of 31.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG, and 6.3 APG over the course of the four games in the Phoenix series, 22-year-old Edwards continued his ascent to prominence. With 3.5 threes per game on 43.8% shooting, he was also the team’s best outside shooter.


Nuggets Analysis: Coming off a close 2-point win

During the Play-In Tournament, there was conjecture that the Lakers ought to have dropped their opening game to avoid seeing the Nuggets in the first round. In retrospect, Los Angeles ought to have thought about using this tactic, as Denver proved to be too strong for them during the series. Both of the games were close, and Jamal Murray’s clutch plays in the last seconds allowed the winning teams to pull away. Murray scored 32 points in the fifth game, and Nikola Jokic contributed 25 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists to the victory. Jokic’s First Round stat line of 28.2 PPG, 16.2 RPG, and 9.8 APG led Denver in points, rebounds, and assists.
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets Game Information

    1. Date: 05/04/2024
    2. Time: 7:00 PM ET
    3. Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO.
    4. How to Watch Timberwolves vs Nuggets: ESPN+
    5. Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


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