2023 NBA Postseason Has Drama So Here's A Sure Bet Right Now

2023 NBA Postseason Has Drama So Here's A Sure Bet Right Now
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✍️ Written by
Ty Bronicel
🗓 Updated
Aug 23rd 2023

We’re going to keep this one short since it’s the Monday after Easter.

Everyone’s gassed after the cooking and the eggs and the stomach aches … but in a good way. I hope.

And hopefully, no punches were thrown.

Goodness, what the hell happened to Minnesota this season, especially down the stretch?

The Timberwolves started going after each other the other night on the eve of a play-in game against the Lakers, and, wow, not a great look.

And it doesn’t bode well as Rudy Gobert was suspended by the league for his actions.

Per ESPN’s report:

The Timberwolves will be without Gobert and power forward Jaden McDaniels, who fractured the third and fourth metacarpals of his right hand after punching a wall in an arena tunnel in Sunday's costly victory over New Orleans.

If the eighth-seeded Timberwolves lose to the seventh-seeded Lakers on Tuesday, they'll return home Friday to play the winner of the New Orleans-Oklahoma City play-in game for a chance to advance into the Western Conference playoffs. If Minnesota wins on Tuesday, it will move on to a first-round playoff series.

Gobert, who is not traveling with the team to Los Angeles, publicly apologized and privately talked through the incident with Anderson, sources told ESPN, but the organization believed it had no choice but to suspend Gobert for Tuesday's crucial game against the Lakers.

Man, no matter what happens during a game you do not – ever – throw a punch at a teammate.

I was wrong when I said I had high hopes for the Wolves this season.

But is this team dead? Against the Lakers? Yes.

They’re not winning that game but maybe they come together as a group after Gobert, who’s proving to be an NBA prima donna, sits this one out.

The Lakers are currently favored by 7.5. That’s too much. The Wolves will fight mightily but lose by four or five.

The betting odds I’m using are courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook, one of our favorite betting sites out there.

This Minnesota experiment is over as far as the playoffs go so don’t bet on them to win another game.

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