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Nuggets overcome poor start, drop Wolves on the road


By Jim Beilby, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 10, 2010 11:54PM

MINNEAPOLIS (NBA.com exclusive) -- In the first half, Denver looked like a team that thought it could take the first half off on the road against Minnesota and still win the game. If that's what the Nuggets thought, they were absolutely right.

Despite a recent sub-.500 road record, Denver turned it on when it had to and defeated Minnesota 110-102 on Wednesday night.

The Nuggets had to overcome the absence of their head coach, George Karl, who had to take a game off for the second time this season. He is in the middle of a six-week stint of radiation and chemotherapy to combat throat and neck cancer. As he did Feb. 25 at Golden State, Adrian Dantley filled Karl's role on the sideline.

The Nuggets also entered the game without their leading rebounder, Kenyon Martin, who has been sidelined indefinitely with chronic patella tendinitis. Martin is averaging 11.8 points and 9.6 rebounds. His defense has also been crucial to Denver's success this season.

Despite shooting only 40 percent from the field in the first half, Minnesota took a 53-48 lead into the locker room at half.

"I think it's pretty obvious that we just let them come out and beat us to loose balls and rebounds," Denver point guard Chauncey Billups said. "They really came out and put their hand-print on the game."

Trailing by eight with 7:51 to play in the third, Denver seemed to decide that it was time to take control of the game. The Nuggets went on a 24-9 run to end the quarter, highlighted by three straight 3-pointers by J. R. Smith. Denver led 79-72 going into the final quarter of play and extended its lead to 16 midway through the final quarter.

"This was an energy game," Dantley said. "[In the second half] we just played harder defensively and played with intensity, which is something that we didn't do in the first half."

While Minnesota closed the gap a little in the fourth quarter, a thunderous 360 alley-oop dunk by Smith from Billups with 4:28 to play put an exclamation point on the game and helped Denver avoid a third straight road loss. Denver has won 11 of the last 12 against Minnesota and the Wolves have now dropped seven straight games and seven in a row at home.

In response to a question regarding the Nuggets' performance against teams with losing records, Dantley acknowledged some dissatisfaction.

"We know how our team does against certain teams," Dantley said. "We got to correct that and try to come out with effort and play harder. But no matter how much George might tell them or I might tell them, we still took it easy in the first half and came through in the second half. We don't like that but it worked out for us tonight."

The Nuggets are hopeful Karl could rejoin the team Friday at New Orleans. Until then, maybe his absence will be a motivating factor for Denver. Or maybe not.

"If [George's absence] was a motivator," Dantley said, "they wouldn't have played the way they did in the first half. Because I'm sure that George was calling some guys some names on TV tonight."

Nuggets
Timberwolves
     
    • 46.5%

    • 38.9%

    • 24.0%

    • 27.8%

    • 85.7%

    • 81.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN MIN
Total Rebounds 4 11
Offensive Rebounds 7 16
Turnovers 7 12
Fast Break Pts: 22 22
Biggest Lead: 16 8
Points in the Paint: 46 34
DEN MIN
p Billups   25 Brewer   21
rb Andersen   10 Milicic   12
a Carter   8 Sessions   5
s Anthony   5 4 players   1
b Andersen   3 2 players   1
 
  • 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 40:35 6-16 0-3 7-8 +2 0 6 6 5 3 5 2 1 1 19
N. Hilario C 36:32 6-9 0-0 5-7 +2 3 6 9 3 4 0 1 0 0 17
J. Petro C 13:26 1-3 0-0 0-0 +5 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
A. Afflalo G 31:53 4-9 1-4 1-1 +6 0 3 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 10
C. Billups G 36:21 9-18 2-7 5-5 +2 1 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 25
C. Andersen   24:50 4-7 0-0 6-7 -2 2 8 10 0 4 0 0 3 0 14
J. Smith   32:46 6-15 3-10 0-0 +9 1 3 4 3 4 2 0 0 0 15
A. Carter   16:02 2-5 0-1 0-0 +14 0 2 2 8 1 1 1 0 0 4
M. Allen   04:43 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 2
J. Graham   02:52 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Lawson DND - Left Shoulder Contusion
K. Martin NWT - Patella Tendinitis, Left Knee
Total   240 40-86 6-25 24-28   7 36 43 24 25 10 7 6 2 110
  46.5% 24.0% 85.7%   team rebs: 4 total to: 8
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 35:32 4-11 1-4 0-0 -13 1 4 5 1 1 0 2 0 1 9
A. Jefferson C-F 31:42 7-13 0-0 3-7 -4 3 7 10 3 5 0 3 0 2 17
D. Milicic C 26:33 2-6 0-0 2-2 +2 3 9 12 2 3 0 1 1 0 6
C. Brewer G-F 32:45 8-19 3-8 2-2 -6 1 4 5 2 4 0 0 0 2 21
J. Flynn G 27:16 4-10 0-2 3-3 -11 0 1 1 4 1 1 2 0 0 11
K. Love   26:47 3-9 0-0 9-10 -7 3 8 11 4 3 1 0 0 0 15
W. Ellington   18:29 2-8 0-3 2-2 -7 2 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
R. Sessions   20:44 2-7 0-0 5-5 +3 2 1 3 5 2 1 3 0 1 9
D. Wilkins   18:54 3-7 1-1 1-2 +2 1 0 1 1 4 1 1 1 0 8
N. Jawai   01:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Hollins NWT - League Suspension
S. Pavlovic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-90 5-18 27-33   16 37 53 23 24 4 12 2 6 102
  38.9% 27.8% 81.8%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13

inactive

  • Nuggets: Balkman
  • Timberwolves: Pecherov, Tucker

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #54 Derrick Collins, #50 Olandis Poole, #17 Joe Crawford
  • Attendance: 14256
  • Duration: 2:20
Denver Nuggets (44-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-52)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Milicic vs Petro (Flynn gains possession)
  11:38 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Petro Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:07 Milicic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
Billups Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:59
[DEN 2-0]
 
  10:59 Flynn Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:59
[DEN 3-0]
 
  10:45 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:43 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:35 Milicic Hook Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:34  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:56 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:55  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:40 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Petro Jump Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Petro Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:14  
  09:00 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:32
[MIN 3-3]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Billups Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:12
[DEN 5-3]
 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:55
[MIN 4-5]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:55
[MIN 5-5]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:30 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Milicic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:23
[MIN 7-5]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  07:00
[DEN 7-7]
 
  06:50 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Petro (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:49  
Billups Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:44
[DEN 9-7]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:44  
  06:22 Milicic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:21  
  06:16 Milicic Substitution replaced by Love 
Hilario Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  06:13
[DEN 11-7]
 
  05:56 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:55  
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:46
[DEN 13-7]
 
  05:31
[MIN 9-13]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Billups Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hilario (1 AST)  05:16
[DEN 15-9]
 
  05:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:05 Flynn Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:04  
Billups Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:51
[MIN 11-15]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Petro Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:51  
  04:51
[MIN 12-15]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hilario (2 AST)  04:38
[DEN 17-12]
 
  04:30 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:29  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:20  
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:20  
  04:20 Love Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Petro Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:20  
  04:20 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:20  
Team Rebound  04:20  
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:20
[DEN 18-12]
 
  03:57 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:54 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:53 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:34
[MIN 14-18]
Love Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:58
[MIN 16-18]
Gomes Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
  02:43 Ellington Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:43  
  02:43 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  02:43 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  02:43  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:15 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:12  
  02:12 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Hilario Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST)  01:58  
  01:52 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:50 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:48
[MIN 18-18]
Ellington Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK)  01:29  
  01:28 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:06 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:59.9 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:58.9  
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:46.3 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:40.9 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:39.5 Ellington Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:28.1  
  00:28.1
[MIN 19-18]
Milicic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:28.1
[MIN 20-18]
Milicic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:06.6 Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:06.6
[DEN 19-20]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:06.6
[DEN 20-20]
 
  00:00.3
[MIN 22-20]
Sessions Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:00.3  
  00:00.3
[MIN 23-20]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (44-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-52)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
Team Rebound  11:34  
Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  11:15  
  11:11
[MIN 25-20]
Ellington Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:57  
  10:41 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:40  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:25 Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:24  
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:18
[DEN 22-25]
 
  09:54
[MIN 27-22]
Milicic Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:39 Milicic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Allen  09:39  
Andersen Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  09:38
[DEN 24-27]
 
  09:21 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Carter Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  09:17
[DEN 26-27]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:05  
Anthony Substitution replaced by Graham  09:05  
  09:05 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:05 Team Rebound 
  09:05
[MIN 28-26]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  08:49
[DEN 28-28]
 
  08:34 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Graham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:20 Team Rebound 
Allen Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:20  
  08:20 Timeout : Regular 
  08:20 Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  08:20 Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  08:01 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:00  
Graham Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  07:55
[DEN 30-28]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:41  
  07:41
[MIN 29-30]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:41
[MIN 30-30]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Andersen Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST)  07:30
[DEN 32-30]
 
  07:12 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:11  
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST)  07:03  
  06:55
[MIN 32-32]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Graham Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:38 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:35 Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:33 Sessions Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:29 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:28  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Team Rebound 
Graham Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:13  
  05:58
[MIN 34-32]
Wilkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:46  
Andersen Tip Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:44 Sessions Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:37
[MIN 36-32]
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:29
[DEN 34-36]
 
Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:12  
  05:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
Carter Substitution replaced by Billups  05:12  
  05:12 Milicic Substitution replaced by Love 
  05:12
[MIN 37-34]
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:12 Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:11  
Andersen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Team Rebound 
Allen Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:56  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Hilario  04:56  
  04:56
[MIN 38-34]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Afflalo  04:56  
  04:56 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  04:56 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes 
  04:56
[MIN 39-34]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:30
[MIN 41-34]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  04:12
[DEN 37-41]
 
  04:12 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:03  
  04:03
[MIN 42-37]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:03
[MIN 43-37]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:51
[DEN 39-43]
 
  03:25 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:22  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:05  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:51 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:40
[DEN 41-43]
 
  02:17
[MIN 45-41]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Billups Layup Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:59  
  01:59
[MIN 46-41]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:59
[MIN 47-41]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:44 Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:44
[DEN 42-47]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:44
[DEN 43-47]
 
  01:29
[MIN 49-43]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:09
[DEN 45-49]
 
  00:55.9 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (2 ST) 
Anthony Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:47.9
[DEN 47-49]
 
  00:40.9
[MIN 51-47]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:24.7
[MIN 53-47]
Flynn Pullup Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:02.9 Milicic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:02.9
[DEN 48-53]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.1 Team Rebound 
  00:01.1 Team Timeout : Short 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (44-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-52)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Billups Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  11:36
[DEN 50-53]
 
  11:20
[MIN 55-50]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Petro Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  11:04
[DEN 52-55]
 
  10:46
[MIN 57-52]
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hilario Layup Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:14
[MIN 59-52]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Milicic (2 AST) 
  09:58 Brewer Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  09:42 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:40 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:30 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:29  
Anthony Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:24  
Anthony Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:24  
  09:13 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (3 ST) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:09
[DEN 54-59]
 
  09:09 Brewer Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  09:09 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  09:09
[DEN 55-59]
 
  08:50 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:49  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:41  
  08:26
[MIN 61-55]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST) 
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Ellington Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Afflalo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:51  
  07:51
[MIN 62-55]
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:51
[MIN 63-55]
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Milicic Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  07:24 Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:23  
  07:14 Milicic Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  07:14 Milicic Substitution replaced by Love 
Hilario Running Hook Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:46 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:45  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:22 Love Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Petro Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:20  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST)  06:16
[DEN 57-63]
 
  06:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
Petro Substitution replaced by Smith  06:14  
Afflalo Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:58  
  05:58 Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
  05:51 Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  05:46
[DEN 60-63]
 
  05:35 Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anthony (4 ST) 
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Ellington Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:11 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:08 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:03
[MIN 65-60]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)  04:49
[DEN 63-65]
 
  04:33
[MIN 67-63]
Love Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:24
[DEN 66-67]
 
  04:23 Team Timeout : Short 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:23  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Carter  04:23  
  04:03
[MIN 69-66]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Anthony Driving Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  03:52
[DEN 68-69]
 
Anthony Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:35  
  03:35 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic 
  03:35 Love Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
  03:25 Gomes Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:24  
  03:18 Wilkins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:18
[DEN 69-69]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:18
[DEN 70-69]
 
  03:02
[MIN 72-70]
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST) 
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:49  
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:49
[DEN 72-72]
 
  02:32 Milicic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:31  
  02:20 Wilkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:20  
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:20
[DEN 73-72]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:20
[DEN 74-72]
 
  02:05 Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:04  
  01:54 Wilkins Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  01:54 Gomes Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:54
[DEN 75-72]
 
  01:54 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:54
[DEN 76-72]
 
  01:39 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:38  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:26 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:23 Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Team Rebound 
  01:08 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:07  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Carter (5 AST)  00:58.5
[DEN 79-72]
 
Smith Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:45.3  
  00:45.3 Milicic Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  00:42.9 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
Billups Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:32.5 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:26.5 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Billups (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:25.5  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:01.5  
  00:00.1 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (44-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (14-52)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Jefferson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:33 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:26  
  11:26 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:26 Team Rebound 
Anthony Substitution replaced by Hilario  11:26  
  11:26 Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hilario Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:26  
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:07
[DEN 81-72]
 
  10:45 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  10:44 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:41 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:40 Team Rebound 
  10:40 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  10:40 Ellington Substitution replaced by Love 
  10:32 Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:23 Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:23
[DEN 82-72]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:23
[DEN 83-72]
 
  10:04 Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Carter (6 AST)  09:59
[DEN 85-72]
 
  09:46
[MIN 74-85]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carter (7 AST)  09:36
[DEN 87-74]
 
  09:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:23 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (2 BLK) 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:22  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Carter (8 AST)  09:16
[DEN 89-74]
 
  08:56
[MIN 76-89]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  08:40 Jefferson Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Hilario Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:23  
  08:17 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (3 BLK) 
  08:15 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:12 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:11  
Andersen Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  08:00
[DEN 91-76]
 
  08:00 Sessions Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  08:00 Love Substitution replaced by Milicic 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  08:00
[DEN 92-76]
 
  07:42
[MIN 79-92]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:09 Milicic Substitution replaced by Love 
Carter Substitution replaced by Billups  07:09  
  07:04
[MIN 81-92]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST) 
Billups Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:04  
  07:04
[MIN 82-92]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
  06:53 Love Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:53
[DEN 93-82]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Anthony  06:53  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:53  
  06:53 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:42  
  06:42
[MIN 83-93]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Smith  06:42  
  06:42
[MIN 84-93]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  06:30 Jefferson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:30
[DEN 94-84]
 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:30
[DEN 95-84]
 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:18  
  06:18
[MIN 85-95]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:18
[MIN 86-95]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  06:03 Jefferson Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  06:03 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:03
[DEN 96-86]
 
  06:03 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
Hilario Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:03
[DEN 97-86]
 
  05:51
[MIN 89-97]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Sessions (5 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:27 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:16  
  05:16 Timeout : Regular 
  05:16
[MIN 90-97]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:16
[MIN 91-97]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Billups Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST)  05:01
[DEN 99-91]
 
  04:48 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:47  
  04:45 Brewer Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Hilario Substitution replaced by Afflalo  04:45  
Billups Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  04:45
[DEN 100-91]
 
  04:45 Jawai Substitution replaced by Gomes 
Billups Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:45
[DEN 101-91]
 
  04:33 Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Billups (1 ST) 
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (2 AST)  04:28
[DEN 103-91]
 
  04:12 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anthony (5 ST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:42 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  03:40  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:31 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:26
[MIN 93-103]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (1 BLK)  03:04  
  03:03 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:00
[MIN 95-103]
Wilkins Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:57 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Hilario  02:57  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
Billups Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:39  
Hilario Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Billups (3 AST)  02:34
[DEN 105-95]
 
  02:14 Love Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:13  
Billups Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST)  01:58  
  01:50 Gomes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK) 
  01:49 Team Rebound 
  01:49 Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  01:39 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Hilario Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:37  
  01:37 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:37 Team Rebound 
  01:37 Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:36 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:36
[MIN 97-105]
Brewer Tip Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
Hilario Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:15  
Billups 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Hilario (3 AST)  01:13
[DEN 108-97]
 
  01:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:07 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:06 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:00 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:59.9  
Billups 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Hilario Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:39.8  
Hilario Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:39.3
[DEN 110-97]
 
  00:39.3 Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hilario Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:39.3  
  00:39.3 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:33.7  
  00:33.7
[MIN 98-110]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:33.7
[MIN 99-110]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.6 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:09.4
[MIN 102-110]
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST) 
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
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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