Timberwolves-Grizzlies playoff series to open Saturday afternoon

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell combined for 59 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Los Angeles Clippers 109-104 in a play-in game.

Edwards and Russell helped the Timberwolves overcome a rough night for Karl-Anthony Towns and get the No. 7 seed for the Western Conference playoffs.

Paul George finished with 34 points after shooting 2 for 10 in the first half for the Clippers. They have a second chance to make the playoffs with a home game on Friday for the No. 8 seed.

The Wolves will face #2 seed Memphis Grizzlies in a seven-game playoff series. The first game is Saturday in Memphis.

#2 Memphis vs. #7 Minnesota

Sat 4/16 Minnesota Memphis 1 2:30PM ESPN

Tue 4/19 Minnesota Memphis 2 TBD TBD

Thu 4/21 Memphis Minnesota 3 6:30PM TNT

Sat 4/23 Memphis Minnesota 4 TBD ESPN

Tue 4/26 Minnesota Memphis 5* TBD TBD

Fri 4/29 Memphis Minnesota 6* TBD TBD

Sun 5/1 Minnesota Memphis 7* TBD TBD