"Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell lead Timberwolves to play-in win over Clippers."

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"Edwards and Russell combined for 59 points to help the Timberwolves overcome a rough night for Karl-Anthony Towns and beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109–104 in a play-in game on Tuesday night."

"Anthony Edwards scored 30 points with five three-pointers."

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"And Russell had 29 points and six assists to send the Wolves to the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference and a first-round matchup with Memphis."

"The Minnesota Timberwolves proved they belong in the playoffs, and that rare air for this franchise is just where they’re headed."

“The game had to go in a different direction,” coach Chris Finch said. “That’s why you have a team, because a lot of other people step up.”

“Just utilizing what we have,” Russell said. “We’ve got a lot of pieces that complement each other.”

"Paul George finished with 34 points after shooting 2 for 10 in the first half for the Clippers,"

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"who have a second chance to make the playoffs with a home game on Friday for the No. 8 seed against either New Orleans or San Antonio."

"Reggie Jackson (17 points) and Norman Powell (16 points) did their part in stretches,"

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"but the Clippers failed to create enough separation when the Timberwolves were sputtering through most of the first half."

"Jackson’s 3-pointer gave the Clippers their largest lead of the game at 93-83 with 8:54 remaining,"

"but about 4 minutes later Russell knocked down the go-ahead 3-pointer for a 97-95 advantage the Wolves never relinquished."

He saluted the crowd for the punctuation.

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