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Timberwolves vs. Nuggets: Will the winner be the NBA Title favorites? | First Take Debates

Timberwolves vs. Nuggets: Will the winner be the NBA Title favorites? | First Take Debates On First Take, Shannon Sharpe, Brian Windhorst and Tim Legler debate whether the winner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets series will be title favorites. #firsttake #nba #espn ☑️ Subscribe to ESPN+: 📱Get the ESPN App: 🏀 Subscribe to…

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On First Take, Shannon Sharpe, Brian Windhorst and Tim Legler debate whether the winner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets series will be title favorites.
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  1. @davicito3702

    May 14, 2024 at 5:06 pm

    SAS is entertainment, Legs is knowledge and analysis. He’s goated just like JJ. We need to support these types of people so they are the ones shown the most. They will only change if us money signs, I mean, fans do something.

  2. @DnJar

    May 14, 2024 at 5:16 pm

    Shannon’s is an idiot SHANNON WHOEVER WINS THE DENVER /MINNESOTA SERIES IS !!!!! IS!!!!! THE BEST TEAM THEREFORE WHOEVER DENVER WOULDVE BEATEN YOU WOULD ALSO !!!!!! BEAT OH YES!!! THATS TRUE ITS COMMON SENSE “”‘ because if you’re good enough if you’re great enough to beat Denver which they haven’t done yet but I’m saying in case it happens and they go on all the way then of course they’re going to beat whoever Denver was going to be because you beat Denver that’s no and that’s the way it does work cuz the best of 7 mean the better team the best team always wins in the best of 7 pay attention to what I’m saying the best team not match up the best team always wins in a best of 7 so if you’re good enough to beat that team which was the best by the way then obviously you would have beaten anybody else they would have beaten because you figured out how to beat them this is not hard to understand anybody like Shannon who says otherwise is naive and doesn’t get it

  3. @DnJar

    May 14, 2024 at 5:17 pm

    Denver has a THREE HEADED MONSTER and an X factor ” the joker ” Jamal & Mpj and the x”” Factor is AG

  4. @DnJar

    May 14, 2024 at 5:18 pm

    Dallas would NOT!!!! beat Denver or Minnesota and okc would also get SQUASHED BY BOTH

  5. @melvinguz11

    May 14, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    Leger, Shannon 🔥

  6. @jrod132

    May 14, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    Jokic is showing the league that he’s the MVP even though Luka should’ve won it. I picked Denver to win in 6 games and I could be right. Never count out the 3x MVP and playoff Murray!! SAS, Perkins, Wilbon all said it was going to be sweep lmaooooo. They’re going to be mad if Denver wins. Minnesota after going up 2-0 have gotten cold. KAT is the most overrated player on the T-Wolves he’s been bad in the last 2 games. Denver beats Boston in the finals but Minnesota doesn’t beat Boston

  7. @JSauer21

    May 14, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    They were the title favorites before the series, why would that change?

  8. @seanmaertens8483

    May 14, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    National media is nearly useless for any kind of analysis. Legler and Windy are pretty good but it’s all recency bias on these shows. After Minnesota won 2 in a row in Denver they were suddenly the title favorites. Now that Denver won 2 in a row in Minnesota they are the title favorites again. The flip flopping is insane.

    The biggest deciding factors on who wins game 5 and the series is which “others” step up. Denver’s bench outplayed Minnesota’s bench in game 4. Combine that with a big AG game and a bad KAT game and Denver won. Minnesota needs KAT and some “others” on offense to step up, whether that’s Mike, Jaden, NAW, Naz, maybe even Rudy on some lobs and put backs, whatever it is, they need the guys around Ant to make shots. If they do that they have a good chance to win. The shooting percentages for Denver on shots outside of the paint have been so high that it masks how much of an outlier that is for their offense. If that normalizes suddenly Minnesota has scored more points than Denver and wins over them.

    • @M.L.official

      May 14, 2024 at 8:19 pm

      I don’t think you have any right to talk about Denvers offense being this good when:

      A: this is how capable Denver are offensively

      B: the wolves in the first 6 playoff games this postseason have sported a 126 offensive rating, which is by far the highest in the entire post season, higher than Boston and Denver and Dallas.

      C: if anything, the wolves are playing to their ACTUAL level offensively, because they are on pace to average the same number of points as they did according to their season average.

    • @seanmaertens8483

      May 14, 2024 at 8:26 pm

      @@M.L.official If you think AG will go 11/12 on any other game in the playoffs that aren’t all dunks you are delusional. Can Denver’s bench continue to play well? Certainly, but it has been a season long issue for them.

      Minnesota’s bench is generally regarded as better. Naz Reid didn’t win 6th man of the year for nothing.

      This is what I am basing my analysis off of.

    • @M.L.official

      May 14, 2024 at 8:53 pm

      ​@@seanmaertens8483Yea he probably won’t be that efficient but MPJ has 4 points this game. This is a guy who can easily give Denver 20 points. The man only took 4 shots or something.

      Your analysis is narrow sighted and discounting one of Denvers best players. And you also conveniently ignore how the wolves have over performed offensively this post season. Games 3 and 4 are how the wolves offense typically looks. This is based on a 82 game sample size.

    • @seanmaertens8483

      May 14, 2024 at 9:27 pm

      @@M.L.official MPJ will likely make up AG’s production but less efficiently. The Denver bench is a major swing factor.

      Ant is a known playoff riser. He’s done it every year so nothing about how he has elevated this playoffs should be surprising. He won’t drop 40 every game but KAT and the rest of the starters won’t all suck on offense either. That’s why their offense has been so good. If they double Ant other players have usually made open shots and they have a history of doing it in the regular season and first 6 games of the playoffs. If they don’t double Ant he will likely score.

      It’s not complicated. It’s a make or miss league. Denver made a lot more shots from people with less track record last game than Minnesota. Does that hold true tonight? Odds say no, but that’s why they play the games.

  9. @DruggedoutDragon

    May 14, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    Someone plz just get Shannon to say yes if the nuggets win, no if it’s the wolves. Even tho that makes no sense

  10. @jamesdstrongsr7503

    May 14, 2024 at 5:56 pm

    Here we go again.Blah blah blah.Nonsense

  11. @MattIacoletti

    May 14, 2024 at 6:15 pm

    Denver fans: We gotta keep the league pressured to not let MN play defense. So please write a lot of posts complaining like we think the refs are against Denver. It worked when we were down 0-2 and clearly it doesn’t even need to be true to get results. So we gotta keep the league pressured to not let them play D again. We will win the series if the league keeps it like they have since we were down 0-2, with no D allowed. Guaranteed

  12. @djthfc6045

    May 14, 2024 at 6:24 pm

    Funny how a week changes things, wolves-nuggets are in a tied series, last week wolves favourites to win it all and now they want to talk about Denver and Dallas being the best in the west.

  13. @Blazekip

    May 14, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    Okc being disrespected again, “shocking”. As I’ve said numerous times Okc has the stats that past champions have needed and they play together

  14. @Edward-nr9wu

    May 14, 2024 at 7:18 pm

    And Stephen a said they were gonna get swept. The disrespect!

  15. @dunit4472

    May 14, 2024 at 8:27 pm

    Ah yes the biggest Prisoners of the moment The media😂

  16. @user-uv9oy1qp5m

    May 14, 2024 at 8:28 pm

    As a nuggets fan them all picking Denver now makes me nervous. Flip flop more than a politician 🙄

  17. @RobertCoxxxx777

    May 14, 2024 at 8:28 pm

    I really hope the league keeps calling super tight style reffing like they have since we were down 0-2. I get that’s not normal for playoffs, since playoffs have always been reffed more physical, but the league makes more $$$ from offense and open 3s, not defense. MN woulda been good in the 90s but no one got time for defense basketball it’s 2024 I’m glad the league stepped in to fix that. Now we gonna win the series!

  18. @AMusicnSportsnComedyfan

    May 14, 2024 at 8:48 pm

    Jokic reminds me of Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard I can never tell if he’s happy, mad, or sad. Same facial expressions all the time.

  19. @giffondhall9214

    May 14, 2024 at 8:51 pm

    NUGGETS yes timberwolves no chance in hell 😆

  20. @MissingMyPeeps

    May 14, 2024 at 8:52 pm

    Carmelo Anthony could never get there with Denver, I hope he’s rooting for them.

  21. @loganglover4320

    May 14, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    They only win when Jamal Murray has a good game.

  22. @Shareefhamida

    May 15, 2024 at 1:49 am

    Thank the lord up above; joker clean shaven, them whiskers not the play brudda

  23. @djpokechopz304

    May 15, 2024 at 7:51 am

    Celtics dont have any big bodies for the joker

  24. @lankankeys8310

    May 15, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Boston? They’re struggling against the Cavs. The winner is from the West.

  25. @Sayonachi1

    May 15, 2024 at 10:12 am

    Minnesota Timberchoke is not yet ready

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