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.

Second Quarter 11:00 p.m. — D'Angelo Russell stepped up in a big way in the second quarter for the Timberwolves. The 26-year-old guard dropped 14 points in the second and led the Timberwolves on a big 15-6 run to close out the first half and take the lead from the Clippers. At the half, the Timberwolves lead 53-51.

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.

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