Timberwolves beat Warriors after sudden-death rule takes effect

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One of the weirder scenarios in recent American professional sports took place tonight in Las Vegas.

The Golden State Warriors found themselves on the wrong end of a bizarre buzzer-beating sequence, and the Minnesota Timberwolves — their Summer League roster, at least — left the court on the heels of a dramatic victory over the reigning NBA champions.

The NBA converts to a sudden-death format when its Summer League contests go into double overtime, and the Wolves capitalized. A C.J. Williams runner gave the Wolves a 78-76 win, leaving the Warriors unable to answer despite the game clock showing more than four minutes remained.

It was wild.

Charles Cooke did his part to keep the Dubs’ Summer League squad winless by sending the game to its first overtime via layup inside of 10 seconds remaining.

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