Nuggets host Timberwolves in a Game 7 for the ages

Matt Brooks
Writer & Digital Content Specialist

It all comes down to Sunday.

Here's the injury report for the do-or-die Game 7 between the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Vlatko Čančar — OUT (Left Knee Surgery)
Jamal Murray — QUESTIONABLE (Left Calf Strain)


Mike Conley — QUESTIONABLE (Right Soleus Strain)

Sunday might be the biggest game of the Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray era. The first Game 7 for the Nuggets since the NBA bubble.

The second round between the Western Conference's No. 2 and 3 seeds has been a battle for the ages. Denver defeated Minnesota in one of the last games of the regular season to secure homecourt advantage for a Game 7. We'll see if that matters.

The Timberwolves shocked the world and won the first two games on the Nuggets' home court, including a 27-point win in Game 2. Denver then flew to Minnesota and emphatically stole Game 3 at the Target Center. Jokić and Aaron Gordon helped the Nuggets sweep the road trip with a Game 4 victory, and then Denver won the first home game of the series in Game 5 thanks to an all-time performance from Jokić. With their backs now against the wall facing elimination, the Timberwolves adjusted a few of their defensive coverages and won Game 6 by a whopping 45 points.

All of that is behind us. Now, just one game decides who advances to the Western Conference Finals and plays the Dallas Mavericks, who defeated the No. 1-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in six games.

No matter what happens, Game 7 will be legacy-defining... This series has proven how tough and malleable Minnesota and Denver are as title contenders.

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