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Gobert wins DPOY, as Wolves prepare for Game 3

(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert tied a league record when he became just the third player in N-B-A history to win four Defensive Player of the Year awards yesterday. His fourth win matches the total for Hall of Fame centers Ben Wallace and Dikembe Mutombo. Gobert led the voting with 72 first-place votes. He was followed by San Antonio Spurs rookie superstar Victor Wembanyama, who had 19 first-place votes. Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo rounded out the top three.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The N-B-A Western Conference Semifinals series between the Timberwolves and Nuggets shifts to the Twin Cities for Game Three on Friday night at the Target Center. Minnesota holds a commanding 2-0 series lead after claiming both Game One and Game Two in Denver. The Wolves manhandled the defending champs on Monday night 106-80. Minnesota star players Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns each scored 27 points in the victory. The Timberwolves did not practice yesterday, but will work out today at team headquarters in Minneapolis. Friday’s tip time is set for 8:30 P-M in downtown Minneapolis. Here are results to date and the schedule for the best-of-seven N-B-A Second Round series between the Timberwolves and Nuggets: Game One (Saturday 5/4): Minnesota 106, Denver 99 (final-MN leads series 1-0) Game Two (Monday 5/6): Minnesota 106, Denver 80 (final-MN leads series 2-0) Game Three (Friday 5/10): Denver at Minnesota, 8:30 P-M Game Four (Sunday 5/12): Denver at Minnesota, 7 P-M Game Five (Tuesday 5/14): Minnesota at Denver, TBD (if necessary) Game Six (Thursday 5/16): Denver at Minnesota, 7:30 P-M (if necessary) Game Seven (Sunday 5/19): Minnesota at Denver, TBD (if necessary)