(Denver, CO) — Nikola Jokic’s tip in with 4.3 seconds left clinched a huge 100-96 win over the Timberwolves at the Pepsi Center. Denver pulled into a tie with Minnesota for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The T’wolves have the tiebreaker for the two 44-and-35 teams. They play again to close the season in Minnesota on April 11th. The T’wolves were outscored 8-to-3 in the final 1:46 after Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out. “KAT” had 26 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Minny visits the Lakers tonight in their final road game of the regular-season.
(Los Angeles, CA) — Dustin Brown’s fourth goal lifted the Kings to a 5-4 overtime win against the Wild at the STAPLES Center. Minnesota’s Eric Stall and Nate Prosser got them a point with a goal apiece in the third period to tie the game. They’re third in the Central Division with 99 points. The Wild wrap up the regular-season tomorrow at San Jose.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Mitch Garver smacked a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning as the Twins topped the Mariners 4-2 in their home opener at Target Field. Miguel Sano tied the game with a two-run blast in the sixth, while Eddie Rosario added a solo shot in the eighth for Minnesota. Zach Duke picked up the win and Fernando Rodney his first save as the Twins improved to 4-and-2.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins are off today. They wil resume their three-game series with the Mariners tomorrow afternoon at Target Field. Jose Berrios will get the ball seeking a 2-and-0 start. Seattle will send out right-hander Mike Leake.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are adding depth at the wide receiver position. The Vikings have signed wide out Tavarres King. He posted 18 catches for 240 yards and three touchdowns in eight games with the New York Giants last season. King had just four receptions in his two previous seasons combined.