NBA Basketball

Minnesota Timberwolves (13-40)


Thu. 4/29 Sat. 5/1 Wed. 5/5 Fri. 5/7 Sun. 5/9
vs. GS 
W 126-114
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vs. NO 
L 136-140
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vs. Mem 
L 135-139
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@ Mia 
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@ Orl 
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Heat face Wolves with play-in fate looming

As they prepare to host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, the reigning Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat are downplaying the fact they could end up having to begin the postseason in the play-in round as things currently stand.

"It's not discussed in the locker room," Heat forward Trevor Ariza said. "It really doesn't matter. Wherever you are seeded is going to be tough. Worrying about play-in or not play-in, I don't think it makes much sense."

With six games left in the regular season, the Heat (35-31) are tied with the Boston Celtics for the sixth seed in the East, the final seed that avoids the play-in tournament. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head games and Miami is 0-1 against the Celtics with two games remaining between the teams Sunday and Tuesday at Boston.

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns24.8
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns10.7
Assists: Ricky Rubio6.5
FG%: Naz Reid51.8%
Steals: Ricky Rubio1.47
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.25
Defense (Rank)
Points: 118.1 (28)
Rebounds: 46.0 (24)
Assists: 26.9 (29)
FG%: 48.3% (28)
FT%: 78.7% (24)
3P%: 39.3% (30)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 111.6 (18)
Rebounds: 43.3 (21)
Assists: 25.5 (12)
FG%: 44.6% (27)
FT%: 76.7% (19)
3P%: 35.2% (23)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
x-Utah 48 18 .727 --
x-Denver 44 22 .667 4.0
Portland 37 29 .561 11.0
Oklahoma City 21 45 .318 27.0
Minnesota 20 46 .303 28.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/27/2021 Malik Beasley Reinstate/Suspension
2/25/2021 Malik Beasley League Suspension 12 games
2/13/2021 Ashton Hagans Waived
12/19/2020 Tyler Cook Waived
12/19/2020 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/3/2021 Malik Beasley Hamstring
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