Clippers vs. Timberwolves Play-In Game: Live score, updates, highlights for 2022 NBA Play-In Tournament

The Play-In Tournament continues with the Seven-Eight Game in the Western Conference.

The Timberwolves host the Clippers at 9:30 p.m. ET on TNT in the United States, where the winner will claim the No. 7 seed in the West.

Awaiting the winner of this contest is the No. 2 seed Grizzlies, while the loser will look to avoid elimination against the winner of the Nine-Ten Game between the Pelicans and Spurs.

Anthony Edwards will look to make some noise in his postseason debut and Karl-Anthony Towns will be trying to claw the Timberwolves back into the playoffs. Recently returning from injuries, Paul George and Norman Powell will look to carry the Clippers to the postseason after LA came up just short of the Finals last season.

For more on this contest, we have you covered with live updates, highlights and more below.

Clippers vs. Timberwolves Play-In Game: Live score, updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

Second Quarter

10:45 p.m. — Karl-Anthony Towns has two points and four fouls. The rest of the Timberwolves are doing their part though and have cut into the Clippers lead. With 2:37 left in the second, the Clippers are clinging onto a 45-44 lead

10:30 p.m. Anthony Edwards is keeping the Timberwolves in this game. The 20-year-old phenom has 15 points but the Clippers still lead 41-36 with 6:05 left in the second. 

First Quarter

10:15 p.m. — Jaden McDaniels drills a three at the buzzer to cut into the Clippers lead. Karl-Anthony Towns has not yet to score for Minnesota. At the end of the first quarter, the Clippers lead 26-20.

10:05 p.m. — Welp, Patrick Beverley just picked up his third foul. A big blow for Minnesota as their veteran leader will now have to likely sit out for the rest of the first half. Clippers lead 17-13 with 2:32 left in the first quarter.

10:00 p.m. — Thanks to the play of Anthony Edwards, the Timberwolves jumped out to an early lead. The Clippers remained calm though and quickly went on a 10-0 run to lead 12-7 with 6:29 left in the first quarter.


9:10 p.m. — Injury update for Minnesota: Taurean Prince has been ruled out.

9 p.m. — Starting for the Wolves: D’Angelo Russell, Patrick Beverley, Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt and Karl-Anthony Towns.

8:15 p.m. — The stars have arrived and are ready to go.

7:30 p.m. — The injury report is in:

To no surprise, the Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard, but Luke Kennard has shown up on the injury report as questionable.

The Wolves have a clean bill of health outside of Taurean Prince, who is also listed as questionable.

What channel is Clippers vs. Timberwolves on?

  • Date: Tuesday, April 12
  • TV channel: TNT (US)
  • Live stream: Watch TNT (US), NBA League Pass (Global), Sling TV

Clippers vs. Timberwolves will be broadcast live on TNT in the United States. You can live-stream the game via the Watch TNT app in the US or on NBA League Pass outside of the US.

Viewers in the U.S. can stream all of the NBA postseason action live on Sling TV. With the Sports Extra package, get $10 off your first month now with access to ESPN, ESPN2, TNT and NBATV on Sling TV, the cheapest and most affordable viewing option for the NBA playoffs.

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Clippers vs. Timberwolves start time

  • Date: Tuesday, April 12
  • Start time: 9:30 p.m. ET | 6:30 p.m. PT

The 9:30 p.m. ET tipoff marks the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Cavaliers vs. Nets will take place first at 7 p.m. ET.

How does the NBA Play-In Tournament work?

  • The NBA Play-In Tournament will be held after the conclusion of the 2021-22 regular season and before the start of the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. The teams that finish Nos. 1-6 in the standings of each conference will be guaranteed playoff spots. Teams Nos. 7-10 will enter the Play-In Tournament.
  • Each conference’s Nos. 7 and 8 teams will face off, with the winner earning the No. 7 seed in the playoffs. The loser will still have one more opportunity to reach the playoffs.
  • Each conference’s Nos. 9 and 10 teams will face off, with the winner advancing to play the loser of the No. 7-vs.-No. 8 game. The loser of the No. 9-vs.-No. 10 game will be eliminated from playoff contention.
  • The loser of the No. 7-vs.-No. 8 game and the winner of the No. 9-vs.-No. 10 game will then play against each other. The winner of that game will be the No. 8 seed in the playoffs. The loser will be eliminated from playoff contention.
  • Beyond the Play-In Tournament, the 2022 NBA Playoffs will follow the typical format, with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals.

NBA Play-In Tournament schedule

April 12

Game Time (ET) National TV
Cavaliers vs. Nets 7 p.m. TNT
Clippers vs. Timberwolves 9:30 p.m. TNT

April 13

Game Time (ET) National TV
Hornets vs. Hawks 7 p.m. ESPN
Spurs vs. Pelicans 9:30 p.m. ESPN

April 15

Game Time (ET) National TV

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