The Minnesota Timberwolves are here to stay. Following an impressive road win in Game 1 in Denver on Saturday night, Vegas has taken notice of (and a serious liking to) Minnesota.

The Timberwolves, who are 5.5-point underdogs tonight in Game two in Denver, are currently favored to win the series per DraftKings Sportsbook.

Now, if Denver wins Game 2 like Vegas thinks they are likely to do, these odds may shift, but for now, they're taking the Timberwolves VERY seriously.

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Minnesota was very impressive in Game 1, and Coach Michael Malone of the Nuggets recently harped on his team's need to play and start fast.

Per Malone:

"We have to do a better job, our starters in particular, have to do a better job of being ready to play and setting the tone early," Malone said after the Nuggets' film session on Sunday. "What are we waiting for? I mean, now we're down 0-1, what are you waiting for?"

Game 2 tonight tips off at 9:00, and you can watch all of the action on TNT.

Per DraftKings Sportsbook, here are the series odds at present:

DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook

It's not a huge surprise, but it is surprising how quickly the odds have shifted in Minnesota's favor.

Now, if the Timberwolves were to win again tonight in Denver, then we're talking a meteoric shift. Until then, Denver still presents a MASSIVE challenge to anyone across from them.

Sources: DraftKings Sportsbook and

35 Movies That Take Place in South Dakota

When it comes to South Dakota and Hollywood, we've seen our fair share of films that have used our state as the backdrop for a number of productions over the years. They may not have always filmed here, but movie folk love to set stories here.

We're all familiar with the blockbusters like 1990's Dances With Wolves, 1959's North By Northwest, and more recently, 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets. But our state's life on the big screen goes back nearly 100 years.

According to IMDb, it all started with Courtin' Wildcats, a 1929 film which, like so many of the 29 films on this list, is a Western set in the time before South Dakota became a state in 1889.

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