Timberwolves HC Chris Finch helped to the locker room after mid-game collision with Mike Conley

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NBC Sports Bay Area

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch had to be helped into the locker room during the fourth quarter of Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns Sunday night after one of his own players, Mike Conley, inadvertently collided with him on the sidelines.

The scary moment happened with less than two minutes left in the game and Timberwolves up four points against the Suns, who would go on to be swept by the Minnesota squad, losing the game 122 to 116.

Conley tumbled into the sidelines after being fouled by Suns shooting guard Devin Booker.

Finch seemed to be in pain and was unable to get up on his own. He was immediately taken to the locker room and did not reappear for the rest of the game.

Timberwolves assistant coach Micah Nori said that Finch was being “evaluated” after the game and that it was a lower-body injury.

Finch was seen using crutches after the game as well.

β€œHe’s obviously in good spirits and so are the guys,” Nori said.

Conley was in good spirits after his team’s victory as well, telling reporters a joke at his coach’s expense.

β€œI told him to sit his (butt) down β€” he shouldn’t be standing up like that late in the game,” Conley said. “He’s in the way. But prayers up for him, I’m sure he’ll be fine.”

As for the Timberwolves, they completed a sweep of Kevin Durant’s Phoenix Suns, securing the franchise’s first playoff series win in 20 years.

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