When is Nuggets Timberwolves game 5 and how can I watch?

May 12, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon (50) sits
May 12, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon (50) sits / Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Nuggets face off against the Timberwolves for a massive game 5 on Tuesday night that will go a long way in deciding their second round NBA playoff series. The Wolves jumped out to a 2-0 series lead, winning the first two games in Denver. But the Nuggets showed championship mettle, winning the next two games in Minnesota to even up the series.

We now enter a crucial game 5 in Ball Arena in Denver. Historically, when a series is tied 2-2, the team who wins game 5 goes on to win the series roughly 83% of the time. Obviously, each series and matchup is unique, but that is a telling stat with a significant sample size.

The Nuggets were able to eke out a game 4 win on the road 115-107 behind a dominant 35/7/7 from Nikola Jokic even despite an impressive 44-point effort from Anthony Edwards. But the Joker’s supporting cast outshined Edwards’ and that proved to be the difference.

Fans aren’t going to want to miss this game, as the team who wins will have one foot in the Western Conference Finals while the loser will have their backs up against the wall and be forced to win consectuive games to save their season.

When is the Nuggets Timberwolves game on?

Coverage of game 5 is scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM EST (8:30 MST) with the game likely tipping off within 5-15 minutes of that.

Where can I watch the Nuggets Timberwolves game?

Game 5 will be broadcast nationally on TNT, much like games 1, 2, and 4. Game 3 was on ESPN, but every other game has been on TNT. Tuesday night’s game 5 will be the second game of a TNT national doubleheader with game 5 of the Pacers Knicks series leading things off.

That series is also tied at 2-2 with the pivotal game 5 being played at Madison Square Garden in New York. If that game runs late, the Nuggets game may be delayed a few minutes, or the coverage may begin on TruTV.