Edwards scores 34, Towns 17, Timberwolves win in overtime to extend series

Anthony Edwards scored 34 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 114-108 in overtime in Game 4 to avoid elimination Sunday night.

Nikola Jokic tied a postseason career high with 43 points and added 11 boards and six assists for the Nuggets, who were looking to sweep the series in four games.

Rudy Goebert added 14 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota, which held on after Denver scored the last 12 points of regulation to force overtime. Mike Conley added 19 points for the Timberwolves.

Game 5 is Tuesday in Denver.

Jamal Murray finished with 19 points and Aaron Gordon added 14 for Denver, which looked set to have a bye before the second round, where it would face the winner of the Suns-Clippers series, which Phoenix leads 3-1.

Edwards, who had several spectacular moments in his first-time All-Star season, revived Minnesota in the third quarter as the Timberwolves mounted a 23-9 run. Edwards had 16 points in the period and the Timberwolves led by 12 midway through the fourth quarter.

Minnesota lost in the first round of the playoffs to Memphis last year, a series in which it blew three double-digit leads in the fourth quarter.

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