Timberwolves break out the brooms in Phoenix

Timberwolves break out the brooms in Phoenix

The Minnesota Timberwolves (60-26 straight up, 45-41 against the spread) advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with Sunday night’s 122-116 win at Phoenix.

The Game 4 victory as one-point road underdogs dealt out broom treatment to the Suns. The 238 combined points easily catapulted ‘over’ the 213-point total.

Anthony Edwards was the catalyst, producing 40 points, nine rebounds, two blocked shots, one steal and six assists compared to only two turnovers. The fourth-year guard buried 13-of-23 field-goal attempts, 7-of-13 attempts from 3-point land and 7-of-10 free throws.

Karl-Anthony Towns added 28 points, 10 rebounds and three assists without a turnover. He drained 11-of-17 FGAs and 4-of-6 launches from downtown. Jaden McDaniels finished with 18 points, while Mike Conley contributed 10 points and seven assists compared to just two turnovers.

In the losing effort, Devin Booker had 49 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Kevin Durant finished with 33 points, nine boards, five assists and four blocked shots.

Minnesota head coach Chris Finch suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee late in the fourth quarter when Conley collided with him on the sidelines.

The T-wolves will most likely face Denver in the next round. The Nuggets hold a 3-1 series lead over the L.A. Lakers going into tonight’s Game 5 in the Mile High City.

Denver and Minnesota split the four head-to-head meetings between these clubs during the regular season, with the T-wolves going 3-1 ATS.

FanDuel currently has Minnesota at +1100 (or 11/1) to win the NBA Finals. Those are the fourth-shortest odds behind Boston (+115), Denver (+250) and Oklahoma City (+950).

Edwards has the third-shortest odds (+600) to win Western Conference MVP honors. The T-wolves have +440 odds to win the West.