Minnesota forward Liz Schepers, center, is congratulated by teammate Sophie Jaques after Schepers scored a goal against Boston on Wednesday.

Is momentum in sports overrated? Ask PWHL Minnesota.

At the lowest moments of its championship run, PWHL Minnesota looked like it had very little positive energy. Maybe we should listen when athletes tell us they have short memories, Randball writes.
Minnesota goalie Nicole Hensley (29) leaps in celebration as time ran out on Boston.
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PWHL Minnesota's excellence and the Timberwolves' opportunity

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A dominant 3-0 victory in a decisive Game 5 gave PWHL Minnesota a championship in the first year of the league's existence. Can the Timberwolves deliver a similar performance in their own Game 5 on Thursday at Target Center? Michael Rand asks those questions on the Daily Delivery podcast.
Naz Reid (11) of the Minnesota Timberwolves and fans react after a three pointer in the second quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference finals
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Wolves fans get what they deserve: At least one more party at Target Center

May 29
Wolves diehards have backed their team and packed Target Center during a magical season and playoff run. It just wouldn't have felt right for such a season to end in a Western Conference finals sweep on the road.
Anthony Edwards (5) of the Minnesota Timberwolves was one of the heroes of Game 4.
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Not done yet: After Game 4 win, can Timberwolves make history?

May 29
On Wednesday's Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand and Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins break down Minnesota's 105-100 win over Dallas in the Western Conference finals. Minnesota fought off elimination and now comes home for Game 5 on Thursday.
Wolves guard Mike Conley defends against Mavericks guard Luka Doncic during the second quarter Friday night at Target Center.
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Game 2 podcast: Luka's dagger, Ant's no-show, KAT benched and more

May 25
Chip Scoggins and Michael Rand went into all the gory details of the Wolves' 109-108 heartbreaking loss to Dallas in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Can Minnesota regain its edge in a must-win game Sunday on the road?
Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch.
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Chris Finch sends Timberwolves players a message; Bobby Nightengale on the Twins

May 24
You can't play the disappointment card too often, but Wolves coach Chris Finch deployed it after a critical Game 1 of the Western Conference finals between Minnesota and Dallas at Target Center.
Minnesota forward Taylor Heise, right, celebrates with forward Michela Cava, left, after scoring during Game 1 of the PWHL hockey championship series
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Huge Friday: Can PWHL Minnesota take control, can Wolves get even?

May 23
On Thursday's Daily Delivery podcast, host Michael Rand visited with Star Tribune writer Rachel Blount about PWHL Minnesota's series with Boston and the massive success of the new women's hockey league overall.
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The Wolves have passed a lot of playoff tests, but not this one

May 23
During their run to the Western Conference finals, the Wolves have been excellent in many cases, but often when they weren't facing the burden of expectations, like Game 1 vs. the Mavs.
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What went wrong for Wolves and how much of that can they fix?

May 23
The Timberwolves didn't make winning plays down the stretch of their loss to the Mavericks in Game 1. We broke it down on a special edition of the Daily Delivery.

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