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Timberwolves stun Nuggets, snap 15-game losing streak


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Monday November 30, 2009 12:32AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- As the losses kept piling up on the Timberwolves -- 15 straight since beating winless New Jersey on opening night -- it was hard to stay upbeat.

A near-win against Boston. Another one slipped away at the Clippers. So playing the streaking Nuggets on their home court, where they had won 17 straight, seemed like an impossible task.

But the young Minnesota team didn't realize being down 14 at halftime was supposed to spell doom. Instead, the Timberwolves dug deep and pulled out an improbable 106-100 win over Denver on Sunday night.

"Man, you don't know how much a weight is off our shoulders right now," said Ryan Gomes, who had a team-high 27 points. "It was tough for us but we had to battle. We knew it was going to break one day."

But in Denver, where the Nuggets hadn't lost a regular season game since March 9 against Houston? That resonated with the players.

"Coming in against an NBA championship-caliber team like Denver who rarely ever loses at home, that's a big statement," rookie point guard Jonny Flynn said. "It shows if we play the way we can play basketball, we can beat teams."

Statistically, this was supposed to be a game to cap a great November for the Nuggets. They were 10-4, survived a six-game Eastern Conference road swing and won key divisional games against the Jazz and Trail Blazers.

Instead, an unexpected loss to a 1-15 team put a damper on the month.

"We got exactly what we deserved," said Kenyon Martin, who had 16 points and 14 rebounds. "That team is not going to stop playing basketball because they lost 15 straight. They've got pride and we got exactly what we deserved."

The Timberwolves feel they did, too. The coaches and the players know they're not a playoff team, but they want to lay the foundation for the future. They've been able to keep the losses in perspective, but they also know getting rewarded for hard work is a must.

"The 'W' is the only thing that matters in this league," Flynn said. "You can do all the things you want well but if you keep losing nobody notices how the team is playing."

It didn't look like a win was possible early. Carmelo Anthony, coming off the first 50-point game of his career, had 19 of his game-high 32 in the first quarter as Denver took a 40-25 lead after 12 minutes and led 64-50 at halftime.

But the Timberwolves felt the Nuggets missed their chance to put them away.

"Being down 14 to Denver, for us that was like being down three," said Damien Wilkins, who had 15 points and 12 rebounds. "We came into the locker room and were like, 'They'll let us back in it with the way they play.' They're known as a team that will relax sometimes. They relaxed just enough and we played hard enough to keep ourselves in the game."

Minnesota blitzed Denver with a 31-12 third quarter and the collapse that was supposed to happen in the fourth quarter never did. The Nuggets never got closer than three in the final 12 minutes.

Before the game, Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis said his team had "pockets of games where we're terrific, but those pockets are far and few between." After the game he praised his team's second- half poise.

"Those were some of the longest streaks our guys did the correct things," he said. "Except for getting off to a horrific start in the first quarter, if my math is correct we won the last three quarters."

The Nuggets, who had a close call against the struggling Knicks on Friday night, might have gotten the wakeup call they needed.

"Were a proud team, we're a very good team," Denver coach George Karl said. "You saw it in these other games. Tonight we were an embarrassment and we have to live with it for the next 48 hours."

The Timberwolves get to enjoy this for a few days. It's only one win, but for a team trying to build confidence, it means a lot.

"Does this alleviate everything? No," Rambis said. "Hopefully they take the good things they did and good things will come from it. "

Timberwolves
Nuggets
     
    • 51.2%

    • 41.7%

    • 18.8%

    • 25.0%

    • 81.0%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN DEN
Total Rebounds 4 7
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Turnovers 15 14
Fast Break Pts: 15 19
Biggest Lead: 10 17
Points in the Paint: 44 40
MIN DEN
p Gomes   27 Anthony   32
rb Wilkins   12 Martin   14
a 2 players   6 Hilario   5
s 2 players   2 Hilario   3
b 4 players   1 Hilario   3
MIN DEN
p Gomes   27 Anthony   32
rb Wilkins   12 Martin   14
a 2 players   6 Nene   5
s 2 players   2 Nene   3
b 4 players   1 Nene   3
 
  • 12/18 - MIN @ DEN
  • 12/29 - DEN @ MIN
  • 02/05 - DEN @ MIN
  • 04/09 - MIN @ DEN
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Wilkins F-G 32:53 6-11 0-3 3-3 -7 3 9 12 6 2 0 1 0 1 15
R. Gomes F 35:57 12-18 2-4 1-1 +15 1 2 3 2 5 2 1 1 3 27
A. Jefferson C-F 34:16 6-13 0-0 2-3 +11 3 6 9 3 4 0 2 1 1 14
C. Brewer G-F 34:40 6-10 0-2 4-5 +5 0 5 5 1 4 2 1 0 0 16
J. Flynn G 29:27 7-17 0-4 2-3 +6 0 4 4 6 2 1 2 0 2 16
N. Jawai   12:51 0-2 0-0 0-0 -6 1 6 7 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
R. Hollins   23:32 1-4 0-0 2-2 +7 0 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 4
R. Sessions   18:33 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 6
W. Ellington   13:20 1-4 1-3 3-4 +1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 6
O. Pecherov   04:31 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 2
B. Cardinal DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Pavlovic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-84 3-16 17-21   9 37 46 24 25 9 15 4 10 106
  51.2% 18.8% 81.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 15
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 35:33 12-25 3-5 5-5 -6 2 3 5 2 3 1 1 1 1 32
K. Martin F 36:34 5-12 1-3 5-6 -5 4 10 14 3 3 1 2 2 0 16
N. Hilario C 37:32 4-8 0-0 2-3 -12 1 9 10 5 4 3 0 3 2 10
A. Afflalo G 28:58 4-8 0-3 1-2 -9 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 9
C. Billups G 33:34 2-13 2-8 8-10 -2 1 3 4 3 2 1 4 2 0 14
J. Smith   22:08 3-11 0-4 1-2 +2 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 7
C. Andersen   19:42 2-2 0-0 0-0 +5 1 2 3 2 3 0 1 2 0 4
T. Lawson   17:28 3-4 0-1 0-0 -4 0 1 1 3 1 1 4 0 0 6
J. Graham   08:31 0-1 0-0 2-2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
M. Allen DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Carter DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-84 6-24 24-30   11 32 43 23 19 7 14 10 4 100
  41.7% 25.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Nuggets: Anthony

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #45 Joe Forte, #53 Mark Lindsay
  • Attendance: 15147
  • Duration: 2:17
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-28) Denver Nuggets (21-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Jefferson (Anthony gains possession)
  11:42 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:34
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:13
[DEN 2-2]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gomes Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:47 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:47  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19
[DEN 4-2]
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:59
[DEN 6-2]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:59  
  09:59
[DEN 7-2]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  09:44
[MIN 4-7]
 
  09:31 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:13 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:53 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:43 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:30 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:30  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  08:24
[MIN 6-7]
 
Flynn Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:12  
  08:05
[DEN 9-6]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:58
[MIN 8-9]
 
  07:58 Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:58  
  07:56 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:45
[DEN 11-8]
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  07:24  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:23  
Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  07:20  
  07:20 Billups Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:11  
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:00  
  07:00
[DEN 12-8]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  07:00  
  07:00
[DEN 13-8]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:49 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:40
[DEN 16-8]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jawai (1 AST)  06:25
[MIN 10-16]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:24  
  06:07
[DEN 19-10]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:52  
Gomes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK)  05:50  
  05:48 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:39 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:37  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:27
[DEN 21-10]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:27  
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:27  
  05:27
[DEN 22-10]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  05:12
[MIN 13-22]
 
Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:00  
  05:00
[DEN 23-13]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:00
[DEN 24-13]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:51
[MIN 15-24]
 
Hollins Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  04:38  
  04:38 Billups Free Throw Technical Missed 
  04:38 Team Rebound 
  04:30 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hollins (1 ST) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:26
[MIN 17-24]
 
  04:09
[DEN 26-17]
Martin Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST) 
  04:02 Anthony Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  04:02 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:44 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:43  
  03:32 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:32
[MIN 18-26]
 
  03:32 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:32
[MIN 19-26]
 
  03:15 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:13 Team Rebound 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins  03:13  
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:05  
  03:05
[DEN 27-19]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:05
[DEN 28-19]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:57 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:57  
Hollins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Billups (2 BLK)  02:46  
  02:44 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:38
[DEN 30-19]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Jawai Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  02:29  
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:28  
Jawai Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  02:27  
  02:26 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:03
[DEN 33-19]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  01:53
[MIN 21-33]
 
Jawai Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  01:39  
  01:39
[DEN 34-21]
Billups Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
Jawai Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:30  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  01:30  
  01:30
[DEN 35-21]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:30 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  01:30
[DEN 36-21]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Wilkins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:11
[MIN 23-36]
 
  00:56.0
[DEN 38-23]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Sessions Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:45.8  
  00:30.9
[DEN 40-23]
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  00:15.0
[MIN 25-40]
 
  00:02.0 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-28) Denver Nuggets (21-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:46 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:36 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:35 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hollins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:33  
Jawai Substitution replaced by Pecherov  11:33  
  11:25 Martin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  11:17 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  11:17 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:17  
Team Rebound  11:17  
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:17
[MIN 26-40]
 
  10:59 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pecherov (1 BLK) 
  10:57 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:50 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:49  
Wilkins Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  10:40  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Jefferson  10:40  
  10:32 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pecherov (1 ST) 
Pecherov Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:29  
Ellington Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:16  
  10:16
[DEN 41-26]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:16 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:15  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  09:56  
Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:56  
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:53
[MIN 28-41]
 
  09:46 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST)  09:37
[MIN 30-41]
 
  09:17 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:17  
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:56 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:44
[DEN 43-30]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:29 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:23
[DEN 45-30]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:16  
  08:16 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Pecherov Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:03  
  07:48
[DEN 47-30]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST)  07:22  
  07:11 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:11  
Sessions Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST)  07:07
[MIN 32-47]
 
Pecherov Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:02  
Pecherov Substitution replaced by Hollins  07:02  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  07:02  
  07:02
[DEN 48-32]
Graham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  07:02  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  07:02  
  07:02
[DEN 49-32]
Graham Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST)  06:50
[MIN 35-49]
 
  06:37 Hilario Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK) 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:36  
Hollins Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:11 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:02 Andersen Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:43
[DEN 51-35]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST)  05:28
[MIN 37-51]
 
  05:13 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST)  05:10
[MIN 39-51]
 
  05:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:55
[DEN 53-39]
Hilario Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  04:37  
Brewer Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:33  
  04:33 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
  04:21
[DEN 55-39]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Andersen (2 AST) 
Gomes Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:55
[MIN 41-55]
 
  03:41
[DEN 58-41]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hilario (4 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:19
[MIN 43-58]
 
  03:09 Graham Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:02
[DEN 60-43]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
  02:46 Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  02:46  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:46  
  02:46 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
  02:46 Graham Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:46
[MIN 44-60]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:46
[MIN 45-60]
 
  02:35 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Gomes Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  02:32
[MIN 47-60]
 
  02:32 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  02:32 Lawson Substitution replaced by Smith 
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  02:32
[MIN 48-60]
 
  02:17
[DEN 62-48]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:49 Hilario Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
  01:49 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:45
[DEN 64-48]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Hollins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  01:35  
  01:20 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:19  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:09
[MIN 50-64]
 
  00:53.9 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:52.9  
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST)  00:49.9  
  00:45.9 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:44.7 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:44.7 Anthony Tip Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:43.7  
Hollins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  00:28.9  
  00:02.4 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:02.4  
  00:02.4 Hilario Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:02.4  
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-28) Denver Nuggets (21-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  11:42
[MIN 52-64]
 
  11:29 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Flynn Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:24
[MIN 54-64]
 
  11:08 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:08  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (3 AST)  10:56
[MIN 56-64]
 
  10:38 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:37  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:31
[MIN 58-64]
 
  10:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:12 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:11 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:09 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:08 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:08 Martin Tip Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:07  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (4 AST)  09:52
[MIN 60-64]
 
  09:37 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST) 
  09:33 Martin Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:33
[MIN 61-64]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:33
[MIN 62-64]
 
  09:14 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:14  
  09:07 Hilario Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Flynn Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:55
[MIN 64-64]
 
  08:43
[DEN 67-64]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hilario (5 AST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:20 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gomes Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:17  
  08:09 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:08  
Team Timeout : Short  07:56  
Gomes Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST)  07:46
[MIN 66-67]
 
  07:31 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  07:30  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:22 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:14 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Gomes (2 ST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  07:01  
Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK)  07:01  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  06:59  
Wilkins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:55
[MIN 68-67]
 
  06:36
[DEN 69-68]
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST)  06:16
[MIN 70-69]
 
Brewer Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:14  
  06:06 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:06 Team Rebound 
Gomes Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:06  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  06:06  
  06:02 Anthony Technical 
Wilkins Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  06:02
[MIN 71-69]
 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Hollins  06:02  
Hollins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:51  
  05:51
[DEN 70-71]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:51 Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:50  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:24 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:23 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:23  
  05:23
[DEN 71-71]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:23 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:21  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:58
[MIN 73-71]
 
  04:40 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:39  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  04:32  
  04:30 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:22 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:22  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:06 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:48 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:48  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:27
[MIN 75-71]
 
Flynn Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:12  
  03:12 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:12 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:12 Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:12 Team Rebound 
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:12  
  03:12
[DEN 72-75]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  03:00  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  02:58  
Team Rebound  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  02:56  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:56  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:27 Anthony Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:27 Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:27  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST)  02:14
[MIN 77-72]
 
  01:49
[DEN 74-77]
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Jefferson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  01:30
[MIN 79-74]
 
  01:01
[DEN 76-79]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  00:35.8  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:35.4  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:34.4
[MIN 81-76]
 
  00:34.4 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  00:34.4 Billups Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:34.4  
  00:32.9 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  00:14.9 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gomes (1 BLK) 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:13.9  
Hollins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:12.0  
  00:12.0 Andersen Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  00:00.8 Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Jefferson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:51  
  11:33
[DEN 78-81]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  11:14
[MIN 83-78]
 
  11:02 Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST) 
  11:00 Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:00
[MIN 84-78]
 
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:00
[MIN 85-78]
 
  10:32
[DEN 80-85]
Smith Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:16  
  10:07 Afflalo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  10:03 Lawson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (3 ST)  09:57  
  09:48 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:47  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  09:24
[MIN 88-80]
 
  09:09 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:08  
Ellington Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:05  
Ellington Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:05  
  09:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  09:05  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Wilkins  09:05  
  08:50 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:50  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:31
[DEN 82-88]
Afflalo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Gomes Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  08:04  
Gomes Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:04  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  08:04  
  08:04 Andersen Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:50  
  07:34 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:32  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (5 AST)  07:18
[MIN 90-82]
 
  07:05 Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  07:05 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
Gomes Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (6 AST)  06:48
[MIN 92-82]
 
  06:37 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  06:35  
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:35  
  06:31 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:25
[DEN 84-92]
Afflalo Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (2 BLK)  06:09  
  06:06 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:04  
  06:04
[DEN 85-92]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:04 Lawson Substitution replaced by Martin 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Hollins  06:04  
  06:04
[DEN 86-92]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Flynn (6 AST)  05:42
[MIN 94-86]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:18  
  05:18 Timeout : Official 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Gomes  05:18  
  05:18
[DEN 87-94]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  05:18
[DEN 88-94]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Gomes Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (3 BLK)  04:57  
  04:55 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  04:48 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:48  
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK)  04:25  
  04:24 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  04:01 Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:01  
Flynn Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:41 Team Rebound 
Gomes Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  03:41  
  03:41
[DEN 89-94]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:41
[DEN 90-94]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:19
[MIN 96-90]
 
  03:05 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  03:04
[DEN 92-96]
Martin Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 98-92]
 
  02:42 Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 99-92]
 
  02:32
[DEN 94-99]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Gomes (2 AST)  02:12
[MIN 101-94]
 
  01:58 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:57  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:36 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[DEN 95-101]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:30 Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:29  
Flynn Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Martin Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  00:51.6
[DEN 97-101]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:51.6  
  00:28.4 Anthony Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:28.4
[MIN 102-97]
 
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:28.4
[MIN 103-97]
 
  00:28.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:23.9 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:23.7  
  00:19.6 Afflalo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:19.6
[MIN 104-97]
 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:19.6
[MIN 105-97]
 
  00:16.4
[DEN 100-105]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
  00:12.2 Billups Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:12.2
[MIN 106-100]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:12.2  
  00:10.7 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  00:00.9 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:00.7  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 8:00 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
DEN
1st Northwest
53
29
6-4
34-7
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
DEN
2 players 30.7
2 players 8.5
2 players 6.3
2 players 1.2
2 players 2.0

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