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Wolves are in 5th place, but only 1 game ahead of the 8th place Spurs

Minnesota is under a ton of pressure right now.
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If the season ended today, the Wolves would go on the road as the 5-seed to face the 4-seed Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. 

By the time we wake up tomorrow morning, the Wolves could be as low as eighth in the West because only 1 game separates them from the current 8-seed, San Antonio, whom they face tonight on the road. 

If the Wolves beat the Spurs, great. If they lose, they're in danger of dropping like a rock. 

Other key games tonight: 

  • Houston at New Orleans
  • Sacramento at Utah
  • Denver at Memphis

Minnesota controls its own destiny over the final 13 games of the regular season, but you're crazy if you think they're not rooting for the Pelicans, Jazz and Nuggets to lose tonight. 

Here's the rest of the schedule. Games we think the Wolves should win are in bold. As you can see, the schedule eases up quite a bit after this weekend's tough back-to-back with the Spurs and Rockets. 

  • Mar. 17: @ San Antonio
  • Mar. 18: vs. Houston
  • Mar. 20: vs. L.A. Clippers
  • Mar. 23:@ New York
  • Mar. 24: @ Philadelphia
  • Mar. 26: vs. Memphis
  • Mar. 28: vs. Atlanta
  • Mar. 30: @ Dallas
  • Apr. 1: vs. Utah
  • Apr. 5: @ Denver
  • Apr. 6: @ L.A. Lakers
  • Apr. 9: vs. Memphis
  • Apr. 11: vs. Denver

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