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Timberwolves Sweep Suns in Stunning Upset



April 29th, 2024

The Minnesota Timberwolves have shocked the NBA world by completing a four-game sweep of the heavily favored Phoenix Suns in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs! This marks the first playoff series win for the Timberwolves since 2004.

A Close First Half Followed by a T-Wolves Explosion

The first half was a tight battle, with both teams trading baskets. Devin Booker and Kevin Durant led the Suns offensively, while Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns kept Minnesota close. Phoenix held a slim 61-56 lead at halftime.

However, the tide turned dramatically in the third quarter. Edwards came alive, scoring key baskets and igniting the Timberwolves' offense. Towns provided crucial support inside, and Minnesota clawed their way back into the game. They entered the fourth quarter trailing by only three points.

Edwards and Towns Lead Dominant Fourth-Quarter Performance

The fourth quarter was all Timberwolves. Edwards and Towns continued their impressive play, leading a defensive surge that stifled the Suns' offense. Phoenix was forced to take difficult shots, and Minnesota capitalized on their opportunities. Edwards finished with a game-high 40 points and 9 rebounds, while Towns added a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds.

Disappointment for the Suns

Despite strong performances from Booker (49 points) and Durant (33 points), the Suns' championship aspirations were dashed by a determined Timberwolves squad as they complete the sweep and advance further.

The Timberwolves now advance to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the remaining first-round series. This is a historic moment for the franchise and its passionate fans.

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