What time will the Wolves and Nuggets play Sunday’s Game 7? The answer: 7 p.m.

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Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker sets up for a shot during Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series at Target Center on Thursday in Minneapolis.
Kerem Yücel | MPR News

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets will play a decisive Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series on Sunday.

That’s after the Wolves’ 45-point win over the Nuggets in Game 6 on Thursday night to keep their playoff run alive.

But what time will Game 7 in Denver tip off? The answer: 7 p.m.

The NBA was waiting on the outcome of Friday night’s game between the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks before announcing a schedule for Sunday’s playoff slate.

The Pacers defeated the Knicks, 116 -103 on Friday to force a Game 7 in their series on Sunday. Those two Eastern Conference teams will play at 2:30 p.m. CT — and the Timberwolves and Nuggets will tip off at 7 p.m. CT. The Wolves game would be televised on TNT.

When Wolves-Nuggets game begins, it will be exactly 20 years since the only previous time the Timberwolves were in a playoff Game 7. The Wolves beat the Sacramento Kings on May 19, 2004, to advance to the Western Conference finals — where they ended up losing to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thursday’s big win against Denver snapped a three-game losing streak for the Timberwolves. Minnesota won the first two games of the series before Denver — the defending NBA champions — won the next three.

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