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Minnesota's first pick is No. 6 in the first round.
Events recently hold special meaning for players Dieng, Jones.
In 2003, Dwyane Wade took a quantum leap at the Metrodome while helping Marquette into the Final Four.
Dwyane Wade scored a game-high 24 points but his last-second three-point attempt bounced off the rim, preserving a Timberwolves home win.
Down 19 points in the second quarter but up three entering the fourth, the Wolves faded to a 132-122 loss to Portland. "Feels like Groundhog Day right now,'' Ryan Saunders said.
The forward already had missed 40 consecutive games since suffering a bone bruise Dec. 31 at New Orleans.
The senior guard averaged 19.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists this season.
Plenette Pierson was with the Lynx in 2017 when they won their most recent WNBA title.
Karl-Anthony Towns had a rough night, but drew a late foul and sank the game-winning free throws with under a second remaining in overtime.
Los Angeles scored 42 points in the first quarter and clinched a playoff spot. The Wolves That lack of defensive intensity "has been the story of a number of games," interim coach Ryan Saunders said.