By Jerry Zgoda
You can quibble with how the Timberwolves got there Monday after a 132-128 victory at Denver that just never would end, but there’s no mistaking they completed the season’s longest road trip with a 4-1 record.
With six weeks left in the season and their margin of error to reach a distant playoff spot so slim, the difference between 4-1 and 3-2 on a trip that started nine days earlier in Utah means everything in the world.
“Huge difference,” Wolves forward Corey Brewer said. “We couldn’t lose tonight. If we lost tonight, it’d be tough. Every game counts from now on for us to get in the playoffs.”
The Wolves have won six of their past seven games. Monday’s victory moved them back over .500 at 30-29 for the first time since they beat New Orleans at home on Jan. 29.
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