Minnesota needed three things to happen Monday night in order to put an end to their miserable 13-year playoff drought.
- Wolves win at home over Memphis
- Spurs win over the Kings
- Denver loses to Portland
The Wolves beat the Grizzlies 113-94 and the Spurs rallied to top the Kings 98-85, but the Nuggets squeaked out a 88-82 win over Portland, keeping Minnesota's playoff ticket at bay .
It sets the stage for an elimination game Wednesday night at Target Center between Minnesota and Denver. For sure, the winner goes to the playoffs, the loser's season ends.
The Wolves' last postseason appearance was 13 years ago when Kevin Garnett, Wally Szczerbiak, Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassel made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals in 2004.