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Minnesota House Celebrates Timberwolves' Amazing Comeback Win In Real Time

Who says politicians are too wrapped up in themselves to care about the people? Or at least the people's favorite sports teams — in this case, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On Sunday, the Timberwolves came charging back from a 15-point deficit on the road to shock the defending champion Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals — becoming the first team in NBA history to rally from such a deficit in a Game 7.

So the Timberwolves advanced, and for the sixth straight season, the NBA will have a new champion. (By the way, that type of stretch hasn't happened since 1974-79.)

Anyway, while all this was going on the Minnesota House was experiencing a long and intense day as state officials rushed to pass legislation before the close of the 2024 session. But they didn't allow the Timberwolves' hoops miracle to pass them by.

As relayed by SB Nation, the following conversation could be heard:

"Speaker: Representative Craft, speak your point of privilege.

"Rep. Craft: I was hoping representative Niska was here. Is he? It seemed that he had something to share. Rep. Niska, you seem pretty happy — do you have something to share, perhaps?

"Speaker: Representative Niska.

"Rep. Niska: Yes. For those of you who don't know: The Minnesota Timberwolves just won Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals."

A standing ovation ensued.

As the outlet went on to write:

"In a rare piece of bipartisanship, Craft (a Democrat) called on Niska (a Republican) to make the announcement that the Wolves were through. The majority of those in the chamber had been debating bills for the majority of the day, and had no idea that Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets got sent to an early vacation thanks to the Wolves' stunning 20-point comeback in the second half."

The Timberwolves next face the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals. The Mavs and Indiana Pacers, who are facing the Boston Celtics in the East finals, didn't even make the playoffs last season. But the Timberwolves already are earning favor from those elected to office.