and beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109–104 in a play-in game on Tuesday night. Edwards scored 30 points with five three-pointers 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.
Paul George finished with 34 points after shooting 2 for 10 in the first half for the Clippers, who have a second chance to make the playoffs with a home game on Friday
, but the Clippers failed to put the Timberwolves away when they were struggling through the first half. Towns had only 11 points on 3-for-11
shooting and fouled out midway through the fourth quarter, but his sidekicks were more than up to the challenge. Jackson’s three-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 three-pointer for a 97–95 advantage