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Wolves on the brink of elimination

(Denver, CO) — Denver star center Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to their third-straight takedown of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the N-B-A’s Western Conference semifinals last night in Colorado. Denver defeated Minnesota 112-97 in Game Five to take a three-games-to-two lead in the best-of-seven series. Jokic led the charge with 40 points, 13 assists, seven rebounds, two steals and a block. He became just the second player in N-B-A postseason history to record 40 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers in a game. Aaron Gordon chipped in a double-double with 18 points and 10 boards. Karl-Anthony Towns paced Minnesota with 23 points in the losing effort. The Wolves were without starting point guard Mike Conley, Jr., who was dealing with a leg injury. Game Six will be played in Minneapolis tomorrow night at 7:30 P-M at the Target Center.

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: Minnesota 106, Denver 99 (final-MN leads series 1-0) Game Two: Minnesota 106, Denver 80 (final-MN leads series 2-0) Game Three: Denver 117, Minnesota 90 (final-MN leads series 2-1) Game Four: Denver 115, Minnesota 107 (final-series tied 2-2) Game Five: Denver 112, Minnesota 97 (final-Denver leads series 3-2) Game Six (Thursday 5/16): Denver at Minnesota, 7:30 P-M Game Seven (Sunday 5/19): Minnesota at Denver, TBD (if necessary)

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