5 Plays that swung the Timberwolves Game 7 comeback victory

After a sluggish first half, the Timberwolves came to life in the second half, overcoming a 20-point deficit in Game 7 to send the defending champion Denver Nuggets home on their floor.
Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets - Game Seven
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1. KAT with the exclamation slam

Karl Anthony-Towns played an outstanding game. Towns silenced all the haters on the biggest stage in a closeout game. For a player who often receives a lot of blame for his lack of aggressiveness and disappearance in big moments—Towns continuously stepped up and hit big-time shots throughout the game to halt several of Denver's big early runs and keep the Wolves in the game.

Minnesota struggled to buy a bucket, shooting less than 40 percent from the field as a team. On a night when Edwards and company struggled to make shots, Towns kept his composure and got himself going. He shot an efficient 8-of-14 from the field and saved his most impactful points for last.

After many difficult early years in Minnesota plagued with injuries and trade rumors, Town's patience is finally paying off. The Wolves are one step closer to their goal of bringing home the franchise's first title as they prepare to tip off this Western Conference Finals series Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks.