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With 'Melo back in fold, Nuggets handle Wolves at home


By Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday January 12, 2010 1:18AM

DENVER (NBA.com exclusive) -- Six weeks ago the Timberwolves stunned the Nuggets by ending their 17-game home winning streak.

With Carmelo Anthony returning Monday night, there was no chance of a repeat. After a slow start, the Nuggets found a rhythm in their 105-94 win over Minnesota.

Now that Anthony's back -- and with backup Ty Lawson expected to be available against Orlando on Wednesday -- Denver is feeling good again.

"We've got the feeling we're on the verge of breaking out, breaking loose," said Anthony, who finished with a team-high 24 points. "We're getting everybody healthy, everybody on the same page."

For a while it was dicey. The Nuggets played three games with Chauncey Billups and Anthony in street clothes and they managed to go 2-1 without their top two scorers and 3-2 without Anthony.

But coach George Karl wasn't unhappy with the way his team has played over the last month despite going 5-7 since Dec. 16.

"I like how we've been playing. We've lost some close games on the road, but five of our losses in the last 10 games we've blown 10-point leads," he said. "That's bothersome but obviously if you've got a 10-point lead you must be doing something good."

The Nuggets had a similar game back on Nov. 29 when the Timberwolves, then 1-15, overcame a 14-point halftime deficit with a 31-point third quarter and went on to beat Denver 106-100.

"That was in our memory," Arron Afflalo said. "We had a lead going into halftime and they came out with a lot of fire and a lot of passion in the third quarter. That was a focus tonight, to continue to compete in the third quarter."

Leading by eight at halftime, the Nuggets slowly pulled away. Billups scored eight in the third quarter, including a pull-up 3-pointer that gave Denver a 71-55 lead with 6:04 left in the period.

"Chauncey was great in the third quarter," Karl said.

The Timberwolves never got the lead below 11 after that.

"They held the lead this time," Ryan Gomes said. "They never really let us get that lead down to six or four."

Throughout the game all eyes were on Anthony. Many were surprised he didn't try to rush back to play against LeBron James on Friday, but he said his bruised right knee was too sore to risk it. He felt the extra three days rest helped him have a successful return to the lineup.

"I felt pretty good," Anthony said. "My body felt good, my wind was good."

Anthony didn't push things early and admitted he was trying to ease his way back in.

"When you've been on the sidelines you don't want to force anything, you want to ease your way in," he said. "You want to fit in and still do what you can do."

Anthony scored five points in the first quarter and said his three-point play along the baseline with 1:14 left in the period let him know everything was fine.

"Early in the game, by me not playing five-on-five basketball, it was hard to figure what I can do and what I can't do," he said. "I was trying to ease my way into the game. I made that move on the baseline and got that and-1, once I was able to do that it felt pretty good."

Anthony started getting into a flow in the second quarter. With the Nuggets leading by five late in the first half, he stroked a 3-ponter from the top of the circle and then hit a fadeaway over Gomes to put Denver up by 10. To that point he had been content to let the offense come to him.

Anthony took 17 shots and went to the line just three times, but he was efficient with his scoring. His last basket was a 3-pointer that put Denver ahead 97-81 midway through the fourth quarter.

"I thought he really caught a rhythm in the second half," Billups said.

With a healthy team, Denver feels like it can get a rhythm going. As the Nuggets approach the second half of the season Karl thinks this team's best basketball is ahead.

"We're playing solid to good, but we've got to clean up some of our craziness, some of our immaturity our emotion," Karl said. "That's somewhat exciting. The stuff that we can control I don't think is very difficult. We've got to be tougher minded, we've got to be more professional, we've got to be more serious."

With Anthony back and a tough loss avenged, Denver might be ready to make a statement in the last three months of the season.

Timberwolves
Nuggets
     
    • 37.0%

    • 46.3%

    • 16.7%

    • 35.7%

    • 82.1%

    • 67.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN DEN
Total Rebounds 10 11
Offensive Rebounds 21 11
Turnovers 16 19
Fast Break Pts: 8 16
Biggest Lead: 5 18
Points in the Paint: 50 38
MIN DEN
p Brewer   25 Anthony   24
rb Jefferson   15 Martin   15
a 2 players   4 Billups   10
s 2 players   2 Hilario   3
b Brewer   2 2 players   2
 
  • 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 18:29 1-2 0-0 2-2 -3 2 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 1 4
K. Love F-C 37:12 5-12 0-2 10-11 -1 5 9 14 2 2 0 2 0 1 20
A. Jefferson C-F 40:42 11-24 0-0 0-0 -11 8 7 15 2 4 1 3 1 0 22
C. Brewer G-F 39:37 10-18 2-5 3-4 -1 3 4 7 4 5 2 2 2 0 25
J. Flynn G 30:26 2-13 1-4 3-5 -3 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 0 2 8
N. Jawai   12:06 4-7 0-1 0-1 -1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 8
R. Gomes   22:26 0-6 0-3 2-2 -4 1 2 3 0 3 2 2 1 2 2
O. Pecherov   01:19 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
B. Cardinal   04:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
W. Ellington   12:31 0-5 0-2 1-1 -8 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
R. Sessions   17:34 1-3 0-0 2-2 -8 1 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 4
S. Pavlovic   03:34 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 34-92 3-18 23-28   21 28 49 17 23 9 16 5 7 94
  37.0% 16.7% 82.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 18
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 34:12 9-17 3-5 3-3 +10 1 1 2 2 5 1 4 0 2 24
K. Martin F 32:25 4-14 0-0 0-2 +13 3 12 15 1 3 1 2 1 1 8
N. Hilario C 35:00 5-8 0-0 3-7 +1 1 5 6 2 4 3 2 2 1 13
A. Afflalo G 31:09 6-12 3-7 0-0 +6 2 3 5 5 2 1 4 1 1 15
C. Billups G 32:37 4-11 2-7 8-9 +9 1 2 3 10 2 2 1 0 0 18
C. Andersen   26:51 3-5 0-1 4-5 +9 3 6 9 0 3 1 2 2 0 10
J. Smith   27:12 5-12 2-8 0-0 +10 0 4 4 6 2 2 2 1 0 12
A. Carter   18:25 0-1 0-0 1-2 -1 0 2 2 4 3 0 2 0 0 1
J. Graham   00:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Allen   01:44 2-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
R. Balkman DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Petro DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-82 10-28 19-28   11 35 46 30 24 11 19 7 5 105
  46.3% 35.7% 67.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Hollins, Tucker
  • Nuggets: Lawson

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Nuggets: Andersen

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #40 Leon Wood, #61 Courtney Kirkland
  • Attendance: 14669
  • Duration: 2:18
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-32) Denver Nuggets (25-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hilario vs Jefferson (Billups gains possession)
  11:36 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:35  
Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 Hilario Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  10:52
[MIN 2-0]
 
  10:39 Hilario Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:17
[MIN 4-0]
 
Flynn Foul : Inbound (1 PF)  10:02  
  10:02
[DEN 1-4]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:02
[DEN 2-4]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  09:44 Billups Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:17 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  09:05  
  09:01
[DEN 4-4]
Afflalo Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:42 Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:35 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (1 BLK) 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:32  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  08:26  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:25  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:25
[MIN 6-4]
 
  08:16 Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:51  
  07:36 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:35  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST)  07:30  
  07:25
[DEN 6-6]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:54  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:52  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:52
[MIN 8-6]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:36  
  06:36 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:36 Team Rebound 
  06:36 Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:34  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  06:21  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:20  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:06 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:05  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:39 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
  05:37 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:37
[MIN 9-6]
 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:37  
  05:35 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:22  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  05:22  
  05:22 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:22 Team Rebound 
  05:22 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:21  
Jawai Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:58  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:57  
Wilkins Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:57
[MIN 11-6]
 
  04:38
[DEN 8-11]
Hilario Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST) 
  04:27 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  04:27  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 12-8]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 13-8]
 
  04:07 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST) 
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST)  04:02  
  03:57
[DEN 10-13]
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST) 
Jawai Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:41  
Love Substitution replaced by Pecherov  03:41  
  03:41 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  03:41 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith 
Pecherov Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  03:30  
  03:30
[DEN 11-13]
Billups Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  03:24 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:23 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:16 Anthony Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:15  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:47
[DEN 13-13]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pecherov Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  02:32  
  02:29 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:23 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Team Rebound 
Gomes Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:22  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Cardinal  02:22  
Jawai Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:22  
Pecherov Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:22  
  02:06 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:05  
Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  02:04  
  02:03 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Team Rebound 
Gomes Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  02:02  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:02  
  02:02
[DEN 14-13]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  02:02  
  02:02
[DEN 15-13]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ellington Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:51  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:49  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  01:48  
Team Rebound  01:47  
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:35  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:21 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:14
[DEN 17-13]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pavlovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:14  
  01:14
[DEN 18-13]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:44.9 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:44.8  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST)  00:27.0
[MIN 15-18]
 
Sessions Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:04.2  
  00:04.2
[DEN 19-15]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:04.2
[DEN 20-15]
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Ellington Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  00:02.0  
  00:00.6 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-32) Denver Nuggets (25-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28
[DEN 23-15]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Pavlovic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:05  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  11:05  
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Wilkins  11:05  
Wilkins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:01  
  10:46 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:45  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  10:30
[MIN 17-23]
 
  10:14
[DEN 25-17]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  09:58
[MIN 19-25]
 
  09:46
[DEN 27-19]
Andersen Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
  09:31 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  09:31 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
  09:31 Anthony Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:31
[MIN 20-27]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:31
[MIN 21-27]
 
  09:19 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  09:15
[MIN 23-27]
 
  09:01 Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:58
[MIN 25-27]
 
  08:37 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:33 Timeout : Official 
  08:25
[DEN 29-25]
Hilario Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  08:12
[MIN 27-29]
 
  07:56
[DEN 32-27]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:44  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST)  07:37
[MIN 30-32]
 
  07:37 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  07:25
[DEN 34-30]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:25  
  07:25
[DEN 35-30]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  07:08
[MIN 32-35]
 
  06:49
[DEN 37-32]
Afflalo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:40  
  06:26
[DEN 40-32]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST) 
  06:16 Carter Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Andersen Violation:Kicked Ball  06:11  
Wilkins Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  06:05  
Wilkins Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:05  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  06:05  
  05:50
[DEN 42-32]
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Love Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:50  
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  05:50  
  05:50 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:48  
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  05:37
[MIN 34-42]
 
  05:37 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  05:37
[MIN 35-42]
 
  05:22
[DEN 45-35]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
Team Rebound  05:04  
  05:04 Carter Substitution replaced by Billups 
Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  05:02  
  04:59
[DEN 47-35]
Smith Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Brewer Running Bank shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:34
[MIN 37-47]
 
  04:19 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:12 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:12  
  04:12 Hilario Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Gomes Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  03:47  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:45  
Love Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:45
[MIN 39-47]
 
Love Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  03:31  
  03:31
[DEN 48-39]
Billups Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  03:31 Andersen Substitution replaced by Martin 
  03:31 Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  03:20
[DEN 50-39]
Hilario Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:07 Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
  03:06 Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:06  
Team Rebound  03:06  
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:06
[MIN 40-50]
 
  02:50 Hilario Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:49  
  02:31 Anthony Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 3 (16 PTS)  02:31
[MIN 41-50]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 3 (17 PTS)  02:31
[MIN 42-50]
 
Brewer Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  02:31  
  02:29 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:13 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Flynn Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:10
[MIN 44-50]
 
  02:10 Billups Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  02:10
[MIN 45-50]
 
  01:56
[DEN 53-45]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  01:21
[DEN 55-45]
Anthony Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (1 ST)  01:04  
  00:56.4
[DEN 57-45]
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:56.4  
  00:56.4
[DEN 58-45]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:38.9  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:36.5
[MIN 47-58]
 
  00:36.5 Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Substitution replaced by Jawai  00:36.5  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  00:36.5  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  00:36.5
[MIN 48-58]
 
  00:26.9 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:26.5  
  00:03.7 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:03.7  
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:03.7
[MIN 49-58]
 
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:03.7
[MIN 50-58]
 
  00:01.0 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-32) Denver Nuggets (25-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hilario (2 ST)  11:38  
  11:34
[DEN 60-50]
Afflalo Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (4 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:15  
  11:04 Anthony Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  11:04
[MIN 51-60]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:52 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:51 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:47 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:46  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:27 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  10:20
[DEN 62-51]
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (5 AST) 
  10:05 Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Wilkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (1 BLK)  09:51  
Team Rebound  09:50  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:50  
  09:31 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:30 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  09:30 Martin Tip Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:29  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  09:07 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:07 Team Rebound 
Brewer Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:07  
  08:56
[DEN 64-51]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Billups (6 AST) 
  08:50 Hilario Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:50
[MIN 52-64]
 
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:50
[MIN 53-64]
 
  08:37 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:35 Afflalo Running Bank shot: Missed 
  08:34 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  08:32 Martin Dunk Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  08:31
[DEN 66-53]
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Afflalo (1 BLK)  08:26  
Team Rebound  08:26  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Brewer Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:00  
  07:49
[DEN 68-53]
Billups Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
  07:49 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:30  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  07:29  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:11 Martin Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:11  
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hilario (3 ST)  06:55  
  06:50 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  06:40
[MIN 55-68]
 
  06:28 Anthony Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  06:28 Anthony Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:09 Afflalo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:04
[DEN 71-55]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:04  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  06:04  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  06:04  
  06:04 Anthony Substitution replaced by Smith 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:55
[MIN 58-71]
 
  05:37
[DEN 73-58]
Martin Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (7 AST) 
Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  05:23
[MIN 60-73]
 
  05:05 Billups Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:04  
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:47
[MIN 62-73]
 
  04:24
[DEN 76-62]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Billups (8 AST) 
Jawai Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:06
[MIN 64-76]
 
  04:06 Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Love Substitution replaced by Cardinal  04:06  
Jawai Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Martin Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
  04:00 Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Cardinal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:42  
  03:42 Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:42 Team Rebound 
  03:42
[DEN 77-64]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Jawai Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST)  03:29
[MIN 66-77]
 
  03:11
[DEN 80-66]
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hilario (2 BLK)  02:48  
  02:46 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:42 Afflalo Slam Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK) 
  02:41 Team Rebound 
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:41 Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:41  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:41  
  02:30 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:23 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Cardinal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:22  
  02:22
[DEN 81-66]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Cardinal Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:22  
  02:22 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:20  
Gomes Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Billups (2 ST)  01:59  
  01:51 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:50  
Jawai Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 68-81]
 
  01:14
[DEN 83-68]
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (4 AST) 
Jawai Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:05  
  00:48.7 Afflalo Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Jawai Layup Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:29.9  
  00:26.4 Smith Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:26.4
[MIN 69-83]
 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:26.4
[MIN 70-83]
 
  00:03.8
[DEN 85-70]
Martin Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (5 AST) 
Jawai 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Gomes Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:46  
  11:46
[DEN 86-70]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  11:46
[DEN 87-70]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:29 Team Rebound 
Jefferson Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  11:29  
  11:29 Billups Substitution replaced by Carter 
  11:12 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  11:11  
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:54  
Jawai Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:53
[MIN 72-87]
 
  10:31 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:30  
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:11 Carter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jawai (1 ST) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  09:35
[DEN 89-72]
Andersen Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
  09:35 Andersen Hanging Technical 
Jawai Substitution replaced by Love  09:35  
  09:35 Martin Substitution replaced by Hilario 
Ellington Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  09:35
[MIN 73-89]
 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Brewer  09:35  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Brewer Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:15  
  09:10 Andersen Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  09:08  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK)  09:01  
  08:59 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:56  
  08:56 Timeout : Official 
  08:56
[DEN 90-73]
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  08:56
[DEN 91-73]
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  08:42 Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  08:33  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  08:33  
Jefferson Tip Shot: Missed  08:33  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:30
[MIN 75-91]
 
  08:16 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:16  
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST)  08:03  
  07:57 Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  07:46 Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  07:34
[MIN 77-91]
 
  07:14 Hilario Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:08  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  07:06  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:02 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:54
[DEN 94-77]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST)  06:27
[MIN 79-94]
 
  06:14 Anthony Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  06:14 Anthony Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST)  06:02
[MIN 81-94]
 
  05:45
[DEN 97-81]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST) 
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  05:27  
  05:27 Carter Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Gomes  05:27  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:27
[MIN 82-97]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:27
[MIN 83-97]
 
  05:19 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  05:19  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:06 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:51
[DEN 99-83]
Anthony Reverse Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  04:32  
  04:30 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:21 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:20  
Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:06  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  04:05  
Love Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:05
[MIN 85-99]
 
  03:44 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  03:43  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:21 Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (2 ST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:11 Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (2 BLK) 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:09  
  03:02 Hilario Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  03:02 Smith Substitution replaced by Billups 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:02  
Flynn Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:55  
  02:40 Hilario Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gomes (1 BLK) 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:38  
  02:24 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:24
[MIN 86-99]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:24
[MIN 87-99]
 
  02:05 Billups 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  02:05  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:44 Andersen Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  01:44 Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham 
  01:44 Hilario Substitution replaced by Allen 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  01:34
[MIN 90-99]
 
  01:19
[DEN 101-90]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Billups (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:19  
  01:19 Graham Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  01:12
[MIN 92-101]
 
Brewer Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:57.4  
  00:57.4 Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:57.4 Team Rebound 
  00:57.4
[DEN 102-92]
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  00:42.9  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:41.9
[MIN 94-102]
 
  00:21.5
[DEN 104-94]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:21.5  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.5  
  00:15.0 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Brewer Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:12.4  
  00:12.4
[DEN 105-94]
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:12.4 Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  00:10.9  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:02.9  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:8 Def:7)  00:00.1  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- ASE Local 9:00 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 9:00 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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