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MINNEAPOLIS -- Dario Saric and Gorgui Dieng scored 19 points each to lead the host Minnesota Timberwolves to a 111-109 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night, April 5. The loss was the third in a row for the Heat (38-41), who are locked in a desperate fight to make the Eastern Conference playoffs with just three games remaining. Minnesota (36-43) is out of playoff contention but played spoiler. Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota's star 7-foot center, struggled with 11 turnovers, including four offensive fouls. He had an odd triple-double along with his 13 points and 12 rebounds.
ST. PAUL -- Joakim Nordstrom, David Pastrnak and Zach Senyshyn each scored and Jaroslav Halak was perfect in net as the visiting Boston Bruins skated to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, April 4. Halak made 26 saves for his fifth shutout of the season for the Bruins (49-23-9, 107 points), who went into the game having clinched second place in the Atlantic Division and will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Boston will close out the regular season at home against the regular season-champion Tampa Bay Lighting.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Rodney Hood scored 21 points, and Evan Turner came off the bench for a triple-double as the visiting Portland Trail Blazers pulled away for a 132-122 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night, April 1.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tobias Harris scored 25 points and Ben Simmons had 20 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lift the visiting Philadelphia 76ers past the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-109 on Saturday, March 30. Jonah Bolden scored a career-high 19 points, JJ Redick added 16 and Jimmy Butler had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Mike Scott also had 10 points off the bench. All-Star center Joel Embiid sat out for the Sixers for load management, but they managed to win their second in a row.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns made a tiebreaking free throw with half a second remaining in overtime Friday night, March 29, giving the Minnesota Timberwolves a 131-130 victory that dropped the visiting Golden State Warriors into a tie for the top spot in the Western Conference. Kevin Durant fouled Towns as he was breaking for the basket on an inbounds play. Durant was called for a pushing foul near the hoop even though the pass appeared to be clearly over both players' heads.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Karl-Anthony Towns totaled 33 points and 23 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves halted a nine-game road losing streak by dominating the third quarter in a 112-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. The Timberwolves recorded their first road win since beating New York on Feb. 22. They also halted a five-game losing streak, a night after being eliminated from playoff contention.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Teuvo Teravainen had a goal with two assists, and Jordan Staal recorded one of each as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the visiting Minnesota Wild 5-1 on Saturday night, March 23, in Raleigh. Brett Pesce, Andrei Svechnikov and Lucas Wallmark also scored for the Hurricanes, who bounced back from Thursday's 6-3 home loss to Tampa Bay. A winner in five of seven, Carolina (41-26-7, 89 points) owns the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
WASHINGTON -- Luke Kunin scored with 7:35 remaining to give the visiting Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night, March 22. The Wild forced a neutral-zone turnover and turned it into a mini-breakaway. Zach Parise then made a quick pass that sprung Kunin, and he beat goalie Braden Holtby with a wrist shot for the 2-1 lead, and that held up for the Wild.
ST. PAUL -- Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves, Tyson Barrie, Tyson Jost and Ian Cole scored, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Tuesday night, March 19. The Avalanche won their second in a row to tighten the Western Conference wild-card race. Colorado (32-29-12, 76 points) moved within a point of the Wild and within two points of Arizona. The Coyotes currently hold the second wild-card spot.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Stephen Curry scored 36 points, 22 points in the third quarter, and Klay Thompson added 28 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 117-107 win over the MinnesotaTimberwolves on Tuesday night, March 19. A night after scoring just 14 points on 5-of-18 shooting from the field in a loss at San Antonio, Thompson scored 15 points in the first period, going a perfect 5 of 5 from the field and 3 of 3 from beyond the arc. Minnesota trailed 59-47 entering the third quarter before going on a 14-2 run, tying the game at 61-all.