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The Minnesota Timberwolves provided the toughest test on the Nuggets' playoff run to the NBA Championship, according to former Nuggets guard Bruce Brown Jr.

Minnesota won Game 4 of the first round series before eventually bowing out in Game 5. The Nuggets would then go on to beat the Suns in six games in the Western Conference semifinals before sweeping the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. Denver then beat Miami in five games to win the NBA title. 

"Honestly, I would say our toughest series was [against] Minnesota," said Brown on the most recent episode of the Run Your Race podcast.

When asked why Minnesota was the toughest, Brown said, "I don't know. They had good players. It was Mike Conley, KAT, Ant. Like, I think that was our toughest series. Phoenix it was just blowouts each game."

Brown also had high praise for Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards.

"I would say this year, the toughest players to guard were Ant and Shai [Gilgeous-Alexander]."

The former Denver guard said Edwards was "doing everything though, all three levels," in the playoff series against Denver.

Edwards averaged 31.6 points, 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals in the first round loss to the Nuggets.