The Minnesota Timberwolves are heading to the NBA playoffs.

Despite a less than spectacular effort from All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns,

the Wolves were able to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers,

109-104, to clinch the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference and secure a first-round

matchup with the No. 2 Memphis Grizzlies. The postseason appearance is Minnesota's first since 2018,

and just their second since 2004. 
Despite the loss, this season isn't over for the Clippers

as their playoff hopes remain alive. They will now play the winner of the play-in game between

the New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs. The winner of that game will secure the eighth seed in the West,

and face off against the top-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round. However, 

before moving ahead with the play-in tournament, here's a look at three key takeaways from Minnesota's win over L.A.

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