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Notebook: Timberwolves 117, Nuggets 100


Posted Sunday March 25, 2012 8:10PM

By Phil Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Two days after setting a new franchise scoring record, Kevin Love lifted his injury-stricken team to victory Sunday with another amazing all-around performance, scoring 30 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets for the first time since 2009, 117-100 in Minneapolis.

Love, who scored a Wolves-record 51 in a loss at Oklahoma City on Friday, added 21 rebounds and three blocked shots, both season highs, as Minnesota pulled within 2 1/2 games of the final Western Conference playoff spot. Luke Ridnour hit his first seven shots in a row and tied his season high with 25 points as the Timberwolves snapped an eight-game Target Center losing streak to Denver.

The Wolves, who had lost 17 of their last 18 games to the Nuggets, scored a season-high 68 first-half points and roared to a 28-point lead, their biggest of the season, en route to victory.

Five players reached double digits for Denver, which has suffered two straight blowout losses to open a seven-game road trip, led by rookie forward Kenneth Faried's 17 points. The Nuggets were playing without starting guard Arron Afflalo, suspended for throwing an elbow Friday night in Utah, and forward Danilo Gallinari, who missed his third straight game with a broken left thumb. Minnesota was missing two of its three point guards, Ricky Rubio (knee surgery) and J.J. Barea (thigh contusion), and center Nikola Pekovic, but received a season-high 17 points from reserve guard Wayne Ellington.

QUOTABLE: "Most guys, [if] they do something like that, you know it. Like, 'wow, he has 30 [points] and 20 [rebounds].' With Kevin, I don't even notice anymore. It's just another night."
-- Wolves forward Anthony Tolliver, on Kevin Love's 30-point, 21-rebound effort.

THE STAT: 99 -- Field goals attempted by the Timberwolves, as opposed to the 81 tries taken by the Nuggets. Denver made 50.6 percent of its shots, compared to Minnesota's 45.5 percent, but 17 turnovers (to nine for Minnesota) and 11 offensive rebounds (to 18) helped the Wolves overcome that shooting disparity, along with Denver's 29-2 advantage in fast-break points and 64-38 edge in points in the paint.

TURNING POINT: After both teams got off to a leaden start, partly due to repeated interruptions for a malfunctioning shot clock, Ridnour decided to juice up the offense by taking some open jump shots. Over a seven-minute stretch, Ridnour went 5-for-5 from the floor, while his counterpart, Denver point guard Ty Lawson missed all four jumpers he tried, and the result was a 13-point Minnesota lead at the end of the first period. The Nuggets never pulled closer the rest of the day.

QUOTABLE II: "I don't know what was going on with that. I guess we've been gone a long time. Hopefully they'll get it fixed by Friday and we can go out and enjoy the Vanilla Ice concert."
-- Love, on the Target Center's malfunctioning shot clock, which delayed the game several times. The Wolves' next home game includes a halftime show by the rapper.

HOT: No Timberwolf has ever been hotter than Love, who followed up Friday's 51-point night in Oklahoma City -- a new franchise scoring record, breaking Kevin Garnett's 47-point high -- with his third 30-point-20-rebound game of the year. He finished with 30 points and tied his season high with 21 rebounds, his ninth game of at least 30 and 15 this season; only Atlanta's Josh Smith, with two, has more than one such game this season. Love, who was 11-of-19 from the field, leads the NBA in scoring in March at 30.8 points per game.

NOT: Denver's seven-game trip is only two games old, but it's already a nightmare for Lawson. The third-year guard was 2-of-8 from the field with six turnovers Friday in Utah, and made just 5-of-14 shots against the Timberwolves.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Rescued from the Wizards' bench by a deadline-day trade, JaVale McGee appears to be thriving with the Nuggets. The fourth-year center was 6-of-8 with 11 rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench Sunday, bringing his totals after three games with Denver to 18-of-26 shooting (.692) from the field, for 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

INSIDE THE ARENA: The game was delayed by 10 minutes and then interrupted twice during the first two minutes by a malfunctioning shot clock. Officials finally ordered the game to proceed without the shot clock, with the public-address announcer counting down the last five seconds of each 24-second possession. Neither team ever came close to a 24-second violation, and the clock was fixed in time for the second half. ... Attendance for the Wolves' first home game in 15 days was 20,023, their eighth sellout of the season. It's the first time in franchise history that Minnesota has exceeded 20,000 fans in three consecutive home games.

ROOKIE WATCH: Malcolm Lee's rookie season was delayed by a knee injury before the season started, but he has now appeared in four games as a professional. And with 44 seconds remaining in the half on Sunday, the former UCLA guard hit a running four-footer in the lane for the first points of his NBA career. The second-round pick also recorded three assists and a rebound in 14 minutes of filling in for Rubio and Barea.

NOTABLE: Afflalo was suspended for Sunday's game after throwing an elbow at Jazz forward Gordon Hayward's head during the Nuggets' loss in Utah on Friday. Corey Brewer started in Afflalo's place, meaning both of Denver's starting guards were originally drafted by the Wolves. ... Reserve guard Andre Miller played 25 minutes and scored 14 points with heavy padding on his right shoulder. Miller suffered a separated shoulder during a loss to Dallas last week. ... Pekovic was inactive for the fourth time in five games with bone spurs in his right ankle, which the Wolves believe will need surgery after the season. Pekovic expects to miss at least another week, and will not travel with the Wolves on this week's road trip. ... Michael Beasley returned to the Minnesota lineup after missing three of the past six games with a sprained big toe, but Barea did not dress due to a right thigh contusion. ... The Nuggets' 29 fast-break points were largely fueled by Faried, who got behind the Minnesota defense for length-of-the-court passes an amazing four times in the second half alone. The rookie from Morehead State finished with 17 points.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Monday @ Chicago, Wednesday @ Toronto, Friday @ Charlotte. For the Timberwolves, Tuesday @ Memphis, Wednesday @ Charlotte, Friday vs. Celtics.

DEN
MIN
   
    • 50.6%

    • 45.5%

    • 20.0%

    • 34.3%

    • 68.2%

    • 100.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENMIN
Total Rebounds4242
Offensive Rebounds1118
Turnovers169
Fast Break Pts:292
Biggest Lead:628
Points in the Paint:6438
DENMIN
pFaried   17Love   30
rbMcGee   11Love   21
a2 players   5Ridnour   6
s4 players   1Love   2
bMcGee   2Love   3
 
  • 02/20 - MIN 101 @ DEN 103
  • 03/25 - DEN 100 @ MIN 117
  • 04/11 - MIN 107 @ DEN 113
  • 04/26 - DEN 131 @ MIN 102
Denver Nuggets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. ChandlerF32:545-100-12-2+406652131012
K. FariedF30:158-130-01-1+615615140017
T. MozgovC05:452-40-00-0-22020000014
C. BrewerF33:242-81-42-2-200223311017
T. LawsonG37:265-142-52-2-711250020214
A. Harrington 24:363-90-33-3-181231411009
A. Miller 25:016-80-02-3-1922420030014
J. McGee 25:106-80-01-2-12381113012113
J. Hamilton 16:422-50-20-2-151560101004
C. Andersen 05:050-00-02-4-30000000002
J. Stone 03:422-20-00-1+10001000004
A. AfflaloNWT - Suspension
D. GallinariDND - Fractured Left Thumb
Totals 24041-813-1515-22 113142191841635100
 50.6%20.0%68.2% team rebs: 9total to: 17
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G18:132-91-50-0-50002210105
D. WilliamsF17:432-51-32-201013300007
K. LoveF-C44:0811-191-47-7+257142142203030
M. WebsterG-F25:324-132-60-0+842600131310
L. RidnourG36:149-142-35-5+1111262120025
M. Beasley 22:035-150-31-1+1411210110011
A. Tolliver 34:094-82-50-0+933635010010
W. Ellington 28:037-143-60-0+1012333000017
M. Lee 13:551-20-00-0+130113202002
J. BareaDND - Right Thigh Contusion
D. MilicicDNP - Coach's Decision
B. MillerDNP - Coach's Decision
A. RandolphDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24045-9912-3515-15 18244225196953117
 45.5%34.3%100.0% team rebs: 8total to: 9

inactive

  • Nuggets: Fernandez, Koufos
  • Timberwolves: Pekovic, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #65 Sean Wright, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 20023
  • Duration: 2:18
Denver Nuggets (26-24) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Love vs Mozgov (Lawson gains possession)
Chandler Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:39
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:23 Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  11:04  
  10:58 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed  10:50  
Team Rebound  10:49  
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:45 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:36 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:34 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:31
[MIN 2-2]
Johnson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Faried Hook Shot: Missed  10:10  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:09  
Mozgov Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:09
[DEN 4-2]
 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  09:50  
  09:50
[MIN 3-4]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:50
[MIN 4-4]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Chandler Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:32
[DEN 6-4]
 
  09:14 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:13 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Chandler Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  09:04  
  09:04
[MIN 5-6]
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  08:58 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:57  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  08:50
[DEN 9-5]
 
  08:37 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Webster (1 BLK)  08:28  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:27  
Mozgov Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:24
[DEN 11-5]
 
  08:10
[MIN 8-11]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:56 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:44
[MIN 11-11]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:20
[MIN 13-11]
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  06:59  
  06:58 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:48 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:47  
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  06:34  
  06:27 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:25  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:15  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Harrington  06:15  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Miller  06:15  
  06:04 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Chandler Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:02  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:02  
  05:49
[MIN 15-11]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  05:33
[DEN 13-15]
 
  05:20
[MIN 17-13]
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Harrington Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:20  
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:20
[MIN 18-13]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:43
[MIN 20-13]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Team Rebound 
Faried Substitution replaced by McGee  04:24  
  04:09 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:07 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:59
[MIN 22-13]
Ridnour Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  03:46  
Team Rebound  03:45  
  03:45 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley 
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:36 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:30
[MIN 24-13]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:23  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:56 Beasley Running Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:55  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:49
[DEN 15-24]
 
  02:49 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:49
[DEN 16-24]
 
  02:38
[MIN 26-16]
Love Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
  02:26 Love Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:26 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST)  02:20  
  02:14
[MIN 28-16]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
McGee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harrington (1 AST)  01:56
[DEN 18-28]
 
  01:33
[MIN 30-18]
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST)  01:18  
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:06  
  00:55.9 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:54.9  
McGee Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  00:35.4
[DEN 20-30]
 
  00:28.0
[MIN 32-20]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:28.0  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Hamilton  00:28.0  
  00:28.0 Webster Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  00:28.0
[MIN 33-20]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:03.9  
  00:02.5 Ellington Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (26-24) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:40  
Harrington Layup Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:24 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:08 Tolliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:07 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:59 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:58 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:56
[MIN 35-20]
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:56  
  10:56
[MIN 36-20]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
McGee Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  10:46  
  10:32
[MIN 39-20]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:27  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Chandler  10:27  
  10:12 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:43
[MIN 42-20]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:35  
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  09:35  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  09:08
[MIN 44-20]
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:47  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Lawson  08:47  
  08:47 Love Substitution replaced by Williams 
  08:34 Lee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Harrington Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:25  
Harrington Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:25  
  08:09 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:08  
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:59
[DEN 22-44]
 
  07:59 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:59
[DEN 23-44]
 
  07:46 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Team Rebound 
  07:45 Lee Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  07:34 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  07:34 Williams Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  07:34 Williams Substitution replaced by Love 
Harrington Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:09  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:08
[DEN 25-44]
 
  06:51
[MIN 46-25]
Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Chandler Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:42  
  06:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:42 Beasley Substitution replaced by Webster 
  06:29 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:28  
Faried Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  06:20  
Faried Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  06:20  
  06:04
[MIN 48-25]
Love Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
  05:49 Ellington Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:49  
Team Rebound  05:49  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:49
[DEN 26-48]
 
  05:39 Webster Jump Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (1 BLK) 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:38  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST)  05:33
[DEN 28-48]
 
Miller Substitution replaced by Hamilton  05:08  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:08  
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  05:05  
  05:05
[MIN 49-28]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Andersen  05:05  
  05:05
[MIN 50-28]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:48 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  04:45 Webster Layup Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:44  
  04:37 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:37  
Team Rebound  04:37  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:37
[DEN 29-50]
 
  04:26 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:25  
  04:19 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:19
[DEN 30-50]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:19
[DEN 31-50]
 
  04:04
[MIN 52-31]
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:50
[DEN 33-52]
 
  03:33
[MIN 54-33]
Ellington Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:12 Ellington Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:11 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:11
[MIN 56-33]
Tolliver Putback Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  03:03
[DEN 36-56]
 
  02:43
[MIN 58-36]
Love Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Chandler Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:27
[DEN 38-58]
 
  02:11
[MIN 61-38]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Chandler (3 AST)  01:55
[DEN 40-61]
 
  01:39 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:37 Webster Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:37
[MIN 63-40]
Webster Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (2 BLK)  01:23  
  01:22 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  01:15 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:14  
  01:07 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  01:07 Ellington Substitution replaced by Lee 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:07  
Team Rebound  01:07  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:07
[DEN 41-63]
 
  00:44.4
[MIN 65-41]
Lee Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.8  
  00:28.9 Webster Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:05.6
[MIN 68-41]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Hamilton Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:01.2
[DEN 43-68]
 
  00:00.3 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (26-24) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:42  
McGee Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  11:23
[DEN 45-68]
 
  11:09 Webster Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
  11:07 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  10:58 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:57 Webster Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  10:56  
  10:56
[MIN 69-45]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  10:56
[MIN 70-45]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  10:41  
  10:28 Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Chandler (4 AST)  10:24
[DEN 47-70]
 
  10:11
[MIN 73-47]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
McGee Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:02
[DEN 49-73]
 
  09:49
[MIN 76-49]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  09:37
[DEN 51-76]
 
  09:18 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:17  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  08:46
[MIN 78-51]
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  08:40
[DEN 53-78]
 
McGee Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  08:22  
  08:22
[MIN 79-53]
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (21 PTS) 
  08:18 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:16 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  08:16
[MIN 81-53]
Love Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  08:11 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:11
[DEN 54-81]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:11
[DEN 55-81]
 
  07:52 Webster Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:50  
Faried Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McGee (1 AST)  07:43
[DEN 57-81]
 
  07:43 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  07:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:43 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:43
[DEN 58-81]
 
  07:26
[MIN 83-58]
Webster Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
McGee Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:06
[DEN 60-83]
 
  06:50 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:10) 
  06:41 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:40  
  06:36 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:36
[DEN 61-83]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:36
[DEN 62-83]
 
  06:21 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:20  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:12  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:11  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  06:01
[DEN 65-83]
 
  05:38
[MIN 85-65]
Love Running Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:24  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Webster (1 ST)  05:22  
  05:16 Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
McGee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Chandler (5 AST)  05:12
[DEN 67-85]
 
  04:51 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Webster Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:46 Webster Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:45  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  04:43
[DEN 69-85]
 
  04:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:42 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  04:42 Webster Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  04:31 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:18 Tolliver Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  04:18 Tolliver Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:01 Team Rebound 
  03:37
[MIN 87-69]
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (2 AST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:11) 
  03:18 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:11) 
  03:15 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:13  
Brewer Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:11  
Brewer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:11  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  03:11  
McGee Substitution replaced by Harrington  03:11  
  03:00 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:59  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:12) 
  02:26
[MIN 89-69]
Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  02:20
[DEN 71-89]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:01  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Hamilton  02:01  
Faried Substitution replaced by McGee  02:01  
  01:48 Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:47  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:33  
Harrington Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  01:33  
Harrington Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:17  
  01:17
[MIN 90-71]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  01:17
[MIN 91-71]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:05
[DEN 73-91]
 
  00:47.9 Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  00:47.2 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:47.2
[MIN 93-73]
Tolliver Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:36.7
[DEN 75-93]
 
  00:26.7 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:25.3  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.2  
Team Rebound  00:01.2  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:01.2  
  00:00.3 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Harrington Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  11:47
[DEN 77-93]
 
  11:31
[MIN 95-77]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:55 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:54  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:23 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:22  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:15 Team Rebound 
McGee Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:15  
  10:00
[MIN 98-77]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST) 
  09:46 Lee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:35
[DEN 79-98]
 
  09:24 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:23  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:13) 
  08:56
[MIN 100-79]
Love Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
  08:51 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
  08:51  
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:51  
Team Rebound  08:51  
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:26
[MIN 102-79]
Beasley Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  08:10 Ellington Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  08:10  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Chandler  08:10  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Love Rebound (Off:7 Def:14) 
  07:43 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:42  
Faried Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  07:36
[DEN 81-102]
 
  07:14 Ellington Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Tolliver Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:10 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Team Rebound 
  07:09 Lee Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  06:58
[MIN 104-81]
Ellington Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (3 AST) 
  06:49 Ridnour Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Harrington 3pt Shot: Missed  06:40  
Harrington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:38  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:28  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:27
[DEN 83-104]
 
  06:03
[MIN 107-83]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
  05:52 Tolliver Foul: Personal Block (5 PF) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harrington Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 84-107]
 
Harrington Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:52
[DEN 85-107]
 
  05:32 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:31  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed  05:10  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:09  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:09
[DEN 87-107]
 
  04:45
[MIN 109-87]
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Harrington Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:33
[DEN 89-109]
 
  04:11 Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harrington (1 ST) 
Chandler Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:06
[DEN 91-109]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (5 PF)  03:42  
Harrington Substitution replaced by Hamilton  03:42  
  03:42 Beasley Substitution replaced by Lee 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Stone  03:42  
Chandler Substitution replaced by McGee  03:41  
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:33  
  03:33
[MIN 110-91]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  03:33
[MIN 111-91]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Love (3 BLK)  03:20  
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:20  
  03:17 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:17
[DEN 92-111]
 
Miller Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:17  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:17  
  03:14 Team Rebound 
  02:50
[MIN 114-92]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
  02:40 Ellington Violation:Kicked Ball 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:40 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:39 Love Substitution replaced by Williams 
Faried Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Stone (1 AST)  02:24
[DEN 94-114]
 
  02:01 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:59  
Stone Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:55
[DEN 96-114]
 
  01:55 Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Stone Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:55  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:54  
Hamilton Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:54
[DEN 98-114]
 
  01:34 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:32  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  01:30  
  01:05 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:04  
Hamilton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:55.6  
  00:41.0 Lee Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Stone Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:34.3
[DEN 100-114]
 
  00:10.1
[MIN 117-100]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ellington (3 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.4 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 4th Quarter
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40
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