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Pacers defeat Knicks; Timberwolves beat Nuggets to advance to finals

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The Indiana Pacers defeated the NY Knicks 130-109 in Game 7 of their second round playoff series, and will now advance to Eastern Conference finals.

Tyrese Haliburton led the Pacers with 26 points, six assists, and four rebounds, while Pascal Siakam scored 20 points. The Knicks’ star guard Jalen Brunson exited the game after suffering a fractured hand halfway through the third quarter, and while New York’s Donte DiVincenzo led the Knicks with 39 points, and Alec Burks contributed another 26, it wasn’t enough to ward off the dominating performance from Indiana.

The Pacers will meet the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, with Game 1 scheduled for Tuesday.

The Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the reigning champions Denver Nuggets in Game 7 on Sunday night, wining with a score of 98-90 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. The Timberwolves made NBA history to become the first team to win a Game 7 after being down 15+ at the half.

The Nuggets blew a 20-point, second-half lead as the Timberwolves went on a 21-3 run in the third quarter, and ended the frame on a 28-9 advantage to make it a one-point game going to the fourth quarter. Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points and 11 rebounds, with Anthony Edwards adding 16 points on 6-of-24 shooting, and Rudy Gobert adding 13 points and nine rebounds to help bring the Timberwolves back to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 20 years.

Minnesota will face the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday, May 22.

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