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Nuggets share the wealth in win over Timberwolves


By Tom Coyer, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday November 26, 2009 12:14AM

MINNEAPOLIS (NBA.com exclusive) -- If you are scheduled to play a back-to-back, it doesn't get much easier than facing the NBA's worst team and following that game with a road-trip to the NBA's second worst team.

Tuesday night the Nuggets took care of the winless Nets, 101-87, and then got on a plane to Minnesota where Wednesday night they beat the Timberwolves 124-111.

The win is the third in a row for the Nuggets, who now go back home to face the Knicks and Timberwolves again following the Thanksgiving Holiday. With games against teams you are supposed to beat the Nugget's focus was tested.

Denver's starting unit came out with defensive intensity to avoid a let-down against the struggling Timberwolves. "It was just a weird game," said Nuggets coach George Karl. "The first half defensively we were good, second half we weren't very good. But that just happens in the NBA - when you have a 20-point lead it's tough demanding every possession on defense.

Minnesota was unable to slow down the Nuggets and Denver had no trouble scoring as they shot 52.5% from the floor, 55.6% from behind the arc and made 30 out of 33 free throw attempts.

NBA-scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the Nuggets with 22 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Anthony only played 28 minutes as the game was well in hand early in the second half, but it was enough time to maintain his streak as the only player in the league to score 20+ points in every game this season.

Despite his scoring the bigger story tonight was the amount of assists the Nuggets had. Assists became contagious as the team had 30 on 42 made shots, helping put seven players in double figures.

"I think it's starting to become contagious amongst the whole team," said Anthony. "It really starts with me, if I go out there and get everybody involved people see that it's productive when they get the ball and they are gonna get the ball when they move and run. Then everybody starts doing it."

Karl also appreciates how Anthony leads his team by moving the ball. "He's kind of got an excitement about making our team work, making our team get the easy baskets. He sees so many defensive looks, I think he's more patient now to find the easy basket or the three ball."

Chauncey Billups scored 19 for the Nuggets and Nene contributed an all-around game with 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots. Karl was most impressed with Nene's performance.

"Nene was just a force offensively and defensively," said Karl. "He made great offensive decisions, was very efficient with passes, rebounded well, blocked shots; I thought he was the most impressive to me."

For Minnesota the loss is their 14th in a row as they creep closer and closer to a franchise record for consecutive losses (16).

Kurt Rambis gave his thoughts on the streak after the game. "Obviously we are cognizant of it. (Tonight) we had great scoring opportunities, we had open shots, we had lay-ups, we had all those things but those shots are not going in and it makes it very difficult to keep yourself in a ball game when you are missing those wide open opportunities.

"The thing that devastates us is that we are not talented enough that we can just flip a switch. We are not talented enough that we can just throw a couple-three guys out there and they can take over a ball game. That's not who we are as a ballclub, we collectively have to be on the same page to get things done."

The Timberwolves were led by Corey Brewer who scored a career-high 22 and added 13 rebounds for the first double-double of his career. Rookie Jonny Flynn added 20 in the losing effort.

Nuggets
Timberwolves
     
    • 52.5%

    • 44.4%

    • 55.6%

    • 21.1%

    • 90.9%

    • 67.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN MIN
Total Rebounds 7 10
Offensive Rebounds 9 16
Turnovers 19 13
Fast Break Pts: 24 12
Biggest Lead: 27 0
Points in the Paint: 34 50
DEN MIN
p Anthony   22 Brewer   22
rb Hilario   8 Brewer   13
a 2 players   6 Sessions   6
s Anthony   2 Pavlovic   3
b Andersen   3 Jefferson   3
DEN MIN
p Anthony   22 Brewer   22
rb Nene   8 Brewer   13
a 2 players   6 Sessions   6
s 2 players   2 Pavlovic   3
b 2 players   3 Jefferson   3
 
  • 12/18 - MIN @ DEN
  • 12/29 - DEN @ MIN
  • 02/05 - DEN @ MIN
  • 04/09 - MIN @ DEN
Denver Nuggets (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 28:36 6-12 1-3 9-9 +14 1 3 4 5 3 2 1 0 0 22
K. Martin F 29:46 6-12 0-0 1-2 +15 1 5 6 0 3 1 0 1 1 13
N. Hilario C 28:36 7-9 0-0 3-3 +27 2 6 8 6 3 1 1 2 0 17
A. Afflalo G 35:42 4-8 2-4 0-0 +17 1 4 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 10
C. Billups G 27:38 4-6 4-4 7-7 +16 1 2 3 5 4 1 7 0 0 19
C. Andersen   22:04 4-5 0-0 7-7 -4 2 3 5 1 4 1 1 3 0 15
J. Smith   17:14 6-11 2-4 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 14
T. Lawson   22:50 3-9 1-2 1-3 0 0 5 5 6 2 0 2 1 2 8
J. Graham   12:00 1-4 0-0 2-2 -10 0 3 3 0 2 1 2 0 1 4
A. Carter   12:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 -10 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2
M. Allen   03:34 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   120 42-80 10-18 30-33   9 34 43 30 24 8 19 8 4 124
  52.5% 55.6% 90.9%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gomes F 20:56 2-7 0-3 1-2 -15 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 5
A. Jefferson C-F 35:54 6-16 0-0 2-2 -16 3 9 12 1 1 0 0 3 2 14
R. Hollins C 21:47 8-9 0-0 3-5 -10 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 1 19
C. Brewer G-F 29:28 10-18 0-1 2-6 -22 4 9 13 4 1 2 0 1 2 22
J. Flynn G 38:22 6-15 2-5 6-8 -9 0 0 0 3 1 0 5 0 2 20
D. Wilkins   21:27 2-6 0-1 2-2 +2 3 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 6
O. Pecherov   20:04 5-11 2-6 0-0 +9 1 4 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 12
S. Pavlovic   09:09 1-4 0-2 0-0 +6 1 1 2 3 0 3 2 0 0 2
R. Sessions   27:39 2-8 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 2 6 4 0 1 0 1 6
N. Jawai   07:28 2-3 0-0 1-1 +1 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
W. Ellington   02:58 0-1 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
B. Cardinal   04:48 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total   120 44-99 4-19 19-28   16 29 45 20 22 9 13 4 8 111
  44.4% 21.1% 67.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 13

inactive

  • Nuggets: Petro
  • Timberwolves: Blount, Hart, Love

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Billups
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #14 Joe DeRosa, #36 David Jones, #68 Marat Kogut
  • Attendance: 13101
  • Duration: 2:18
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hollins vs Hilario (Martin gains possession)
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:47
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:28 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:27  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:01 Gomes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Billups Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  10:56  
  10:52
[MIN 2-2]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:33 Hollins Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Billups Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  10:33
[DEN 3-2]
 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:17  
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  10:11
[DEN 5-2]
 
  09:50
[MIN 4-5]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:33  
  09:30 Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  09:30  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 (2 PTS)  09:30
[DEN 6-4]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (3 PTS)  09:30
[DEN 7-4]
 
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (4 PTS)  09:30
[DEN 8-4]
 
  09:15 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:14  
Afflalo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  09:09
[DEN 10-4]
 
  08:53 Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:52  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST)  08:40
[DEN 13-4]
 
  08:27 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:26  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  08:19  
  08:16
[MIN 6-13]
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:38 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:37  
  07:37 Jefferson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Hilario Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  07:25
[DEN 15-6]
 
  07:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:04 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:03 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:51 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:50  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  06:39  
  06:38 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:25 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:20 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:20  
  06:17 Gomes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  06:17 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:09
[DEN 17-6]
 
  05:54
[MIN 8-17]
Hollins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:30
[DEN 19-8]
 
Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:23  
  05:16 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK) 
  05:13 Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:06 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:05 Team Rebound 
Martin Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:05  
  04:54 Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:53  
  04:53 Hollins Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  04:42 Hollins Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:42
[DEN 20-8]
 
  04:42 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:42
[DEN 21-8]
 
  04:32 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:31
[MIN 10-21]
Jefferson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hilario (4 AST)  04:08
[DEN 23-10]
 
  03:49 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:48  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:23 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:19 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Wilkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  03:18
[MIN 12-23]
Wilkins Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  02:56
[DEN 25-12]
 
  02:43 Flynn Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (2 BLK) 
  02:42 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:42 Brewer Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:42  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  02:42  
  02:35
[MIN 14-25]
Jefferson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Team Rebound 
  02:16 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  02:16 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
  02:04
[MIN 16-25]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (1 ST)  01:53  
  01:35 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:34  
Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson  01:34  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:18
[DEN 27-16]
 
  01:11 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:06  
  00:52.9 Martin Violation:Kicked Ball 
  00:42.9 Pavlovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
  00:36.1 Jawai Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:36.1
[DEN 28-16]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:36.1
[DEN 29-16]
 
  00:25.9 Jawai Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:24.5 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:22.9 Pecherov Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:21.0 Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:21.0
[MIN 18-29]
Jawai Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.6 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[MIN 20-29]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (2 AST) 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  11:28
[DEN 31-20]
 
  11:10 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:09 Jawai Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:08
[MIN 22-31]
Jawai Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:08  
  11:08 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  11:08
[MIN 23-31]
Jawai Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:50  
Team Rebound  10:50  
  10:50 Pecherov Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario  10:50  
  10:46 Jawai Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:46
[DEN 32-23]
 
  10:46 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Cardinal 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:46
[DEN 33-23]
 
  10:36 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:35  
Smith Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:20  
Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:20  
  10:08 Ellington Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo  10:08  
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  09:55
[DEN 35-23]
 
  09:38
[MIN 25-35]
Sessions Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (1 AST) 
  09:20 Sessions Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  09:20 Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:20
[DEN 36-25]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:20
[DEN 37-25]
 
  09:05 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  09:00
[DEN 39-25]
 
  08:44 Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST) 
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:11 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  08:10 Team Rebound 
  08:10 Timeout : Regular 
  08:10 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  08:10 Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  08:02 Cardinal Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:01  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:52  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:50 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:45
[MIN 27-39]
Brewer Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  07:21
[DEN 41-27]
 
  07:06 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:04  
Smith Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  07:01
[DEN 43-27]
 
  06:48 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:47 Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:47
[MIN 29-43]
Brewer Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:33  
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:33
[DEN 45-29]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:17  
  06:17
[MIN 30-45]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:17
[MIN 31-45]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cardinal (1 ST)  06:05  
  06:00 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
  05:58 Cardinal Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Cardinal Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:58
[DEN 46-31]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:58  
  05:56 Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:41 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:40 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:35
[MIN 33-46]
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  05:12
[DEN 48-33]
 
  05:12 Hollins Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Billups  05:12  
  05:12 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  05:12
[DEN 49-33]
 
  04:53 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:51  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  04:48  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:47  
Hilario Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:46
[DEN 51-33]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:36  
  04:36
[MIN 34-51]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin  04:36  
  04:36 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Gomes 
  04:36
[MIN 35-51]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:02 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:00  
Lawson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:36
[MIN 37-51]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hilario (5 AST)  03:19
[DEN 53-37]
 
  02:59 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:58  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  02:52
[DEN 56-37]
 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Anthony  02:44  
Hilario Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:41  
  02:31 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:31  
Billups Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  02:23  
Anthony Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:22  
  02:22 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:22 Team Rebound 
  02:22
[MIN 38-56]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:09 Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:09
[DEN 57-38]
 
  02:09 Sessions Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:09
[DEN 58-38]
 
  01:51 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Team Rebound 
Afflalo Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:51  
  01:51 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:51 Team Rebound 
  01:51 Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:50  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  01:36  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:35  
  01:35 Wilkins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:35
[DEN 59-38]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:35
[DEN 60-38]
 
  01:20 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:19  
Martin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  01:15
[DEN 62-38]
 
  01:05
[MIN 40-62]
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  01:05  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:42.3 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:30.5 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:29.3  
Team Timeout : Short  00:29.3  
Hilario Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  00:11.4  
  00:00.1
[MIN 42-62]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (22-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[MIN 44-62]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:26 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:20 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:19  
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  11:05
[DEN 64-44]
 
  10:50 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:50  
  10:44 Flynn Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  10:32
[DEN 66-44]
 
Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:11  
  10:11
[MIN 45-66]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:11 Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:10  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST)  10:02
[DEN 69-45]
 
  09:47
[MIN 47-69]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hilario (6 AST)  09:25
[DEN 71-47]
 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:19  
Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:16  
  09:16
[MIN 48-71]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:16
[MIN 49-71]
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Martin Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Billups Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:46  
  08:35
[MIN 51-71]
Flynn Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hilario Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:18 Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:07  
  08:07 Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:07 Team Rebound 
  08:07
[MIN 52-71]
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:58 Gomes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 3 (18 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 72-52]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 3 (19 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 73-52]
 
Anthony Free Throw 3 of 3 (20 PTS)  07:58
[DEN 74-52]
 
  07:46 Flynn Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Team Rebound 
  07:44 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:43  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:39
[DEN 76-52]
 
  07:22 Hollins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:15  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  07:12
[DEN 79-52]
 
  07:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:10 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
  06:50
[MIN 54-79]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:27 Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:21
[MIN 56-79]
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  06:06 Hollins Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:06  
Team Rebound  06:06  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:06
[DEN 80-56]
 
  05:58
[MIN 58-80]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  05:38  
  05:30
[MIN 60-80]
Hollins Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:15  
Martin Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:15
[DEN 82-60]
 
  05:15 Jawai Foul : Away From Play (3 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  05:15
[DEN 83-60]
 
  05:08 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST)  04:50
[DEN 85-60]
 
  04:38 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  04:38 Jawai Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST)  04:20
[DEN 87-60]
 
Hilario Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:12  
  04:12
[MIN 61-87]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:12
[MIN 62-87]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
  04:00 Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:47
[MIN 64-87]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST)  03:33  
Anthony Foul : Clear Path (2 PF)  03:32  
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  03:32  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  03:32  
  03:32 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  03:32 Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:32 Team Rebound 
  03:32
[MIN 65-87]
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:21
[MIN 67-87]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST)  03:04
[DEN 90-67]
 
  02:51 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:50  
Anthony Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  02:42  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:31 Andersen Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  02:31
[MIN 69-90]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:58 Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:44 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:43  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:37
[DEN 93-69]
 
  01:26 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Brewer Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  01:23
[MIN 71-93]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:23  
  01:23 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
  01:23 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
Billups Technical  01:23  
  01:23
[MIN 72-93]
Brewer Free Throw Technical (22 PTS) 
  01:23 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:22  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:17
[DEN 96-72]
 
  00:56.9
[MIN 74-96]
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST) 
  00:51.8 Sessions Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 3 (14 PTS)  00:51.8
[DEN 97-74]
 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 3 (15 PTS)  00:51.8
[DEN 98-74]
 
Billups Free Throw 3 of 3 (16 PTS)  00:51.8
[DEN 99-74]
 
  00:36.9
[MIN 77-99]
Pecherov 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (3 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.8  
  00:29.9 Brewer Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  00:09.5
[MIN 79-99]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:00.9
[DEN 102-79]
 
  00:00.9 Pecherov Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Pecherov (1 ST)  00:00.4  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Andersen Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  11:49
[DEN 104-79]
 
  11:34
[MIN 82-104]
Pecherov 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST) 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:56 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:55  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (2 ST)  10:39  
  10:34 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:33  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  10:27
[DEN 107-82]
 
  10:14 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:13  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (3 ST)  10:06  
  10:03
[MIN 84-107]
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:39 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:38 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:34  
  09:34
[MIN 85-107]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:34
[MIN 86-107]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Andersen Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  09:12  
  09:01 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK) 
  08:58 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:51 Pavlovic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Timeout : Regular  08:51  
Graham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK)  08:36  
  08:34 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:29
[MIN 88-107]
Pavlovic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:13 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:12  
Carter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:04
[DEN 109-88]
 
  07:48 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
  07:48 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Smith Substitution replaced by Afflalo  07:48  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:33  
Afflalo Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  07:29  
  07:22 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:21 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:20
[MIN 90-109]
Jefferson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:57
[DEN 111-90]
 
  06:45 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:44  
  06:41 Pecherov Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:41
[DEN 112-90]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:41
[DEN 113-90]
 
  06:18 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Graham (1 ST) 
Graham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST)  06:13  
  06:08
[MIN 93-113]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39
[MIN 96-113]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Sessions (5 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Wilkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Lawson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:09  
  05:09
[MIN 97-113]
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:09
[MIN 98-113]
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:45
[MIN 100-113]
Jefferson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  04:27
[DEN 115-100]
 
  04:10 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:09  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (4 AST)  03:59
[DEN 117-100]
 
  03:59 Sessions Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:59 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:59  
  03:57 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:43
[MIN 102-117]
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Graham Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:34  
Graham Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:34  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Allen  03:34  
  03:20
[MIN 104-117]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
  02:56
[MIN 105-117]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:56 Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:54  
Graham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  02:35
[DEN 119-105]
 
  02:20
[MIN 107-119]
Hollins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Sessions (6 AST) 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:57 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  01:44 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:43  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:43  
  01:41
[MIN 109-119]
Hollins Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST) 
Graham Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:41  
  01:41 Hollins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:40  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (3 BLK)  01:23  
  01:22 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  01:10
[MIN 111-119]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  00:53.2
[DEN 122-111]
 
  00:53.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:53.2 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
  00:49.8 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:48.9  
  00:38.0 Sessions Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  00:26.9 Wilkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:26.9
[DEN 123-111]
 
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:26.9
[DEN 124-111]
 
  00:12.9 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Lawson (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:10.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE2 Local 8:00 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4

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