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Timberwolves sweep Suns to advance in playoffs; coach Chris Finch injured

11:27 p.m .: It's a 122-116 final as Ant scores 40

The Timberwolves weren't going to win their first playoff series since 2004 the easy way, but after sweeping Phoenix with a 122-116 victory in Game 4, the Wolves are advancing to the second round of the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history.

The game featured another mythmaking performance from Anthony Edwards, who scored 40 points, one of the best postseason performances of Karl-Anthony Towns' career (28 points) – and it even had an extra dose of drama with a late-game injury to Wolves coach Chris Finch, who needed help off the sideline before the game was over after a late collision with Mike Conley.

Edwards began to send the crowd home early with a breakaway dunk with 19.5 seconds remaining, capping a masterful second half after he struggled to get going in the first. Edwards his seven threes on the night, six of those coming in the second half. He needed some help along the way, and Towns provided a steady stream of offense throughout the night, even as the Wolves couldn't hit early.

https://www.startribune.com/live-report-from-phoenix-timberwolves-try-to-sweep-suns-tonight/600362319/

 

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