Mike Conley and Anthony Edwards Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Mike Conley (10) and guard Anthony Edwards (5) talk against the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter during game six of the second round for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Facing elimination Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets, the Minnesota Timberwolves steamrolled to a 115-70 victory over the defending champions to force a Game 7.

It was a group effort for Minnesota, as eight players had at least eight points with guard Anthony Edwards leading the way with 27.

Defensively, Minnesota was anchored by four-time Defensive Player of the Year center Rudy Gobert. Gobert grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and, along with Karl-Anthony Towns, helped hold three-time MVP Nikola Jokic to just 22 points, his second-lowest scoring output of the postseason.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the 45-point win is the largest ever against a defending champion in NBA postseason history and the second-largest by a team facing elimination. Additionally, Denver trailed by 50 points at one point in the game, making it their largest deficit in a regular or postseason game since at least 2000.

Nuggets guard Jamal Murray struggled for the second straight game, with 10 points on 4-of-18 shooting. Denver also allowed a 20-0 run in the first quarter and a 24-0 run in the fourth quarter, as Minnesota had all the answers despite having their backs against the wall.

The series now shifts back to Denver for Game 7 on Sunday night. The Nuggets are looking for their third trip to the Western Conference Finals since 2020 while the Timberwolves are looking to make it back for the first time since 2004.

Social media had a ton to say about the blowout.