Wednesday is the final night of the NBA’s regular season, and while there is intrigue surrounding a number of games that will impact postseason positioning, all eyes are on the showdown between the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The matchup is a play-in game, as the winner will punch its playoff ticket while the loser will get a head start on summer vacation.
There was just one problem. Despite the fact that this game has as much drama and intrigue as any game this season, it was exclusively going to air on NBA League Pass. You would imagine that the play-in game would get more publicity than this, no?
The NBA agrees with that sentiment, which is why the league announced on Wednesday afternoon that the game will get broadcast on NBA TV. And for League Pass subscribers who don’t get NBA TV, have no fear: The game will still be on League Pass.
It’s certainly the right decision, as this game has stakes beyond the play-in game. Either team, despite not having a playoff spot locked up right now, could potentially get as high as the six seed in the Western Conference. Additionally, if the Nuggets make it in, they could not get lower than the seven seed, meaning they wouldn’t have to face off against the Houston Rockets in round one.
The game will tip off at 8 p.m. EST.