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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets Game 1: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The defending champion Denver Nuggets take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference Semifinals, and the series pits rising star Anthony Edwards against two-time MVP Nikola Jokic.

The Nuggets beat the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers in the first round, and the T-Wolves swept Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal and their Phoenix Suns to advance to the second round.

How to watch Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets Game 1, TV channel and streaming

Game 1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets will be broadcast on TNT, which can be viewed through cable TV packages and with streaming apps including YouTubeTV or SlingTV.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets Game 1 start time, date and venue

Game 1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets is scheduled to tip off at 7 PM ET/6 PM CT/5 PM MT on Saturday, May 4 at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets Game 1 injury report

Minnesota Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark - Achilles, out

Denver Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar - knee, out

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets Game 1 predicted lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

Denver Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets Game 1 stats

  • The Minnesota Timberwolves had the third-highest net rating in the first round as they outscored the Phoenix Suns by 16 points per 100 possessions; the Denver Nuggets posted the sixth-highest net rating as they outscored the Los Angeles Lakers by 2.3 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Nuggets' first-round series was played at the fastest pace of all first-round matchups with 95.3 possessions per team per game; the T-Wolves' series was in the middle of the pack at 93.5 possessions per game.
  • The T-Wolves are sixth in the 2024 NBA Playoffs in three-point percentage at 36.6 percent while the Nuggets are 12th of the 16 playoff teams with a 30.8 three-point percentage.
  • Minnesota shooting guard Anthony Edwards is fourth in points per game in the postseason with an average of 31 a contest.
  • Nuggets center Nikola Jokic leads all postseason players with 9.8 assists per game, and he leads all players in both offensive and defensive box plus/minus rating (points gained on either end of the floor compared to a league-average player) at +9.4 on offense and +5.0 on defense.
  • Denver shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is tied for second among playoff players in steals per game with 2.0.
  • T-Wolves power forward Karl-Anthony Towns is third in the playoffs in three-point percentage, shooting 52.9 percent from beyond the arc.

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