The Minnesota Timberwolves had their best season in 14 years, so let’s spend a few minutes reliving the most memorable games.
While there were certainly some disappointing moments during the 2017-18 season, the Timberwolves had a good season overall, making the playoffs for the first time since 2004. And along the way, there were some exciting games with some thrilling finishes.
Let’s take a few moments to recognize those contests by reviewing the top five Timberwolves games of the season.
#1 – First Round of the Playoffs: Game 3 win over Rockets
After two road losses in Houston, the Wolves returned home to beat the Rockets 121-105 to earn their first playoff win since 2004 against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals in their first home playoff game since that same series against L.A.
The Wolves won Game Three, cutting the Rockets series lead to 2-1. Of course, the Wolves lost the next two games, but this win made the series more interesting and got the home fans appropriately excited once again.
After struggling in the first two games, Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Jimmy Butler had 28, Andrew Wiggins had 20 and Jeff Teague chipped in with 23 points and eight assists. Late-season addition Derrick Rose continued his surprising and excellent play with 17 points.
While the series didn’t end the way anyone wanted it to, getting the first playoff win in the first home playoff game in 14 years means something. And don’t discount just how depressing a first-round sweep would have been, either.