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Notebook: Nuggets 101, Wolves 94


Tom Coyer, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:29 PM - Updated Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:29 PM

THE FACTS: The Denver Nuggets overcame a sluggish start and the surprising return of Minnesota's Kevin Love to defeat the Timberwolves 101-94 in Minneapolis Wednesday night. The win for Denver spoiled the return of the Wolve's All-Star forward, who broke his right hand in training camp and was not expected back until mid-December. He finished the night with 34 points and 14 rebounds, but it was not enough and Minnesota dropped their third consecutive game, all on their home court. Danillo Gallinari led the way for Denver with 19 points while Andrew Iguodala and Ty Lawson each contributed 18 in the balanced offensive attack.

QUOTABLE: "I thought they would get a bounce with Kevin Love playing, I just didn't think they'd get that kind of a bounce. You know 16 points in the first, it caused us to scramble a lot and the rhythm of the first half we never got any rhythm. When we got good shots we didn't make them, our defensive alertness and a tentativeness to what we were supposed to do. We yelled and screamed a little bit at halftime and they did great." -- Nuggets coach George Karl

THE STAT: Denver ranked last in the NBA in free throw percentage coming into tonight's game. But the Nuggets made 22 of 26 attempts tonight (84.6%). In a game that was decided by single-digits overcoming what has been has been a struggle was certainly a factor in their road win.

TURNING POINT: Karl's halftime speech is probably what should get credit for the turning point. Denver trailed 44-58 at the half but opened the third quarter with a 14-2 run. They didn't actually take the lead until 2:11 was remaining in the quarter but the opening run quickly got them back in control of what previously was a Minnesota controlled game. Andre Iguodala got it started with a three, scoring six in the run while Gallinari scored seven in the 4:28 stretch.

QUOTABLE II: "I didn't want to make a big deal about it. I told my teammates and they didn't really believe me and once they saw a jersey in my locker they believed it was true. More than anything I'm just upset we didn't win." -- Timberwolves forward Love.

HOT: Love's first quarter was significantly more than what anyone in Target Center was anticipating. In the first 12 minutes Love scored 16 points, shot 7-of-12 from the field and grabbed six rebounds. Not exactly a tentative start for someone returning a few weeks early from a fractured shooting hand.

NOTABLE: The Nugget's second half defense stifled the Timberwolves after trailing by 14 at the break. Minnesota scored 32 points in the second quarter but were held to 36 in the entire second half. Denver's defensive pressure held Minnesota to just a 27.3 percent field goal percentage in the final two quarters.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Friday at Portland, Saturday at Golden State, Tuesday at Sacramento. For the Nuggets, Friday vs.Golden State , Sunday vs. New Orleans, Tuesday at Utah.

DEN
MIN
   
    • 44.3%

    • 38.2%

    • 42.9%

    • 35.7%

    • 84.6%

    • 64.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENMIN
Total Rebounds4945
Offensive Rebounds1417
Turnovers2015
Fast Break Pts:65
Biggest Lead:717
Points in the Paint:4836
DENMIN
pGallinari   19Love   34
rbFaried   14Love   14
aLawson   9Ridnour   6
sIguodala   2Kirilenko   3
bKoufos   34 players   1
 
  • 11/21 - DEN 101 @ MIN 94
  • 12/12 - DEN 105 @ MIN 108
  • 01/03 - MIN 101 @ DEN 97
  • 03/09 - MIN 88 @ DEN 111
Denver Nuggets (24-17)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. GallinariF34:496-111-26-6+615603022119
K. FariedF35:202-40-00-0+14311140604004
K. KoufosC23:103-60-00-0+173580211316
A. IguodalaG-F35:357-163-51-1+127921221118
T. LawsonG33:155-122-56-8011293140118
J. McGee 14:472-70-02-2-131010412106
J. Hamilton 18:503-83-63-4015602010012
A. Miller 27:264-90-23-4+711252030011
C. Brewer 16:483-60-11-1+31010101107
E. FournierDNP - Coach's Decision
T. MozgovDNP - Coach's Decision
A. RandolphDNP - Coach's Decision
J. StoneDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24035-799-2122-26 143549162452084101
 44.3%42.9%84.6% team rebs: 7total to: 20
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. KirilenkoF34:542-70-13-4-13582232117
K. LoveF-C34:5112-252-98-14+7591424231234
N. PekovicC30:164-80-02-2-325702021110
M. LeeG24:361-80-20-2+12133120022
L. RidnourG30:503-81-21-1+10006403008
J. Barea 19:514-124-70-0-1122433130012
D. Cunningham 22:192-40-00-0-111230001104
A. Shved 20:433-92-50-0-50223201018
J. Howard 13:062-61-22-2-61230220017
G. Stiemsma 04:310-10-00-0-50000000000
L. Amundson 04:031-10-00-0-21010110002
D. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24034-8910-2816-25 172845192111154894
 38.2%35.7%64.0% team rebs: 11total to: 15

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Miller
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Faried
  • Timberwolves: Love, Ridnour

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #78 Scott Bolnick, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 16879
  • Duration: 2:10
Denver Nuggets (6-6) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Koufos
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29
[MIN 2-0]
Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  11:09
[DEN 2-2]
 
  10:54 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:53  
Iguodala Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:23 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:22  
Iguodala Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:45 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Team Rebound 
  09:30
[MIN 4-2]
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
  09:24 Kirilenko Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:16  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:14
[DEN 4-4]
 
  08:45 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:44 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:43
[MIN 6-4]
Love Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:27 Kirilenko Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:12
[MIN 8-4]
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:46
[DEN 6-8]
 
  07:40 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Iguodala Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST)  07:24  
  07:20 Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:19
[MIN 10-6]
Kirilenko Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Koufos Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  07:01
[DEN 8-10]
 
  06:54 Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST) 
Gallinari Layup Shot: Missed  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:40  
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  06:40  
  06:40 Jump Ball Pekovic vs Faried (Gallinari gains possession) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:36
[DEN 10-10]
 
McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:17  
  06:17
[MIN 11-10]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Hamilton  06:17  
  06:17 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:17  
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:56 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hamilton Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:41
[MIN 13-10]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:07
[MIN 16-10]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
McGee Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:33
[MIN 18-10]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:17 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:11 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:09  
  04:09
[MIN 19-10]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Iguodala Substitution replaced by Miller  04:09  
McGee Substitution replaced by Koufos  04:09  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Faried  04:09  
  04:09 Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:08  
Lawson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  03:54  
  03:38 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:37
[MIN 21-10]
Love Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:30  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:18 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:04 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:02  
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  02:55  
  02:53 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:43 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:41  
Koufos Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:32  
  02:32 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea 
  02:32 Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  02:13 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:12  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  01:59
[DEN 13-21]
 
  01:37 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:35  
Koufos Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:23  
Koufos Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:23  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:23  
  01:04 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:03  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:46.0  
Koufos Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:45.9
[DEN 15-21]
 
  00:31.0
[MIN 23-15]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:11.2  
  00:00.2
[MIN 26-15]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (6-6) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Howard Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:41  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  11:30
[DEN 17-26]
 
  11:30 Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  11:30 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:30
[DEN 18-26]
 
  11:08 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
  10:46 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:46
[DEN 19-26]
 
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:46  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:45  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  10:36
[DEN 22-26]
 
  10:12
[MIN 29-22]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:55
[MIN 31-22]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  09:42  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:41  
  09:38 Cunningham Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Brewer Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:38
[DEN 24-31]
 
  09:25 Stiemsma Hook Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:24  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:09 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:04 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK) 
  09:03 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:02
[MIN 33-24]
Howard Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:40 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:40  
Faried Substitution replaced by Gallinari  08:40  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Iguodala  08:40  
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:40
[DEN 25-33]
 
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:40
[DEN 26-33]
 
  08:22 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:21  
Gallinari Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  08:13  
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:10  
  08:10
[MIN 34-26]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:10
[MIN 35-26]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:56  
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:54  
Koufos Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:54
[DEN 28-35]
 
  07:40 Shved Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:38  
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:22  
Gallinari Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:21
[DEN 30-35]
 
  07:05 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:04  
  06:59 Cunningham Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Iguodala Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:59
[DEN 32-35]
 
  06:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:59 Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:59  
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  06:59  
  06:59 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Love 
  06:45
[MIN 37-32]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:04  
  05:54
[MIN 40-32]
Howard 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:38
[DEN 34-40]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  05:36  
  05:24
[MIN 43-34]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:02 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:McGee (1 ST) 
McGee Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  05:00  
  04:51
[MIN 45-34]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:30 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:30  
  04:30 Love Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  04:30 Howard Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Miller Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:30  
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 Team Rebound 
Brewer Violation:Kicked Ball  04:13  
  04:13 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:57  
  03:44 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Team Rebound 
  03:42 Team Timeout : Short 
McGee Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:26  
  03:26 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:26 Team Rebound 
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  03:26  
  03:26 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:26  
Iguodala Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:13
[DEN 36-45]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 Shved Substitution replaced by Lee 
  02:58
[MIN 46-36]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:58
[MIN 47-36]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:27
[MIN 49-36]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:16  
  01:58
[MIN 52-36]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
  01:46 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:46
[DEN 37-52]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:46
[DEN 38-52]
 
Gallinari Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:25  
  01:25
[MIN 53-38]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:25 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:25  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:07
[DEN 41-53]
 
  00:45.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:38.8
[MIN 55-41]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.7 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:11.9
[MIN 58-41]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Iguodala Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:01.0
[DEN 43-58]
 
  00:01.0 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  00:01.0
[DEN 44-58]
 
  00:00.3 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (6-6) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Pekovic Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:46  
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  11:33
[DEN 47-58]
 
  11:14
[MIN 60-47]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK)  10:54  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:51  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (2 ST)  10:48  
  10:41 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:40  
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (3 ST)  10:25  
  10:14 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:13  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (1 AST)  10:05
[DEN 50-60]
 
  09:39 Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:38  
Iguodala Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  09:33  
  09:29 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (2 BLK) 
  09:28 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:27 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:27  
  09:27 Love Technical 
Gallinari Free Throw Technical (12 PTS)  09:27
[DEN 51-60]
 
  09:27 Jump Ball Pekovic vs Faried (Iguodala gains possession) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  09:18
[DEN 53-60]
 
  09:01 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Iguodala (1 BLK) 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:00  
  08:53 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:53 Ridnour Technical 
  08:53 Team Timeout : No Timeout 
Gallinari Free Throw Technical (15 PTS)  08:53
[DEN 54-60]
 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:53
[DEN 55-60]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:53  
  08:52 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:34 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (3 BLK) 
  08:31 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:29  
  08:29 Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:29 Team Rebound 
  08:29 Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:27  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:16 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:56 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  07:32
[DEN 58-60]
 
  07:10 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:09  
  07:09
[MIN 61-58]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:09
[MIN 62-58]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:44 Team Rebound 
Faried Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:44  
Faried Technical  06:44  
  06:44
[MIN 63-58]
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  06:29 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:27  
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  06:19
[DEN 61-63]
 
  06:13 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:11 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:10
[MIN 65-61]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:05  
  05:53 Lee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:44  
Faried Tip Shot: Missed  05:44  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:42  
Gallinari Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:21
[DEN 63-65]
 
Gallinari Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:07  
  05:00
[MIN 67-63]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gallinari Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST)  04:41  
  04:36 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:34  
Faried Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  04:27  
  04:10 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:09  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (2 AST)  04:05
[DEN 65-67]
 
  03:47 Love Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:47 Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  03:47  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  03:47  
Iguodala Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  03:28  
Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:26  
McGee Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  03:23  
  03:10 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:08  
Faried Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  02:58  
Faried Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  02:58  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hamilton  02:58  
  02:41 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Iguodala (1 ST) 
Iguodala Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:36
[DEN 67-67]
 
McGee Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:22  
  02:22 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:22 Team Rebound 
  02:22 Lee Substitution replaced by Shved 
  02:22 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea 
  02:22
[MIN 68-67]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  02:11
[DEN 69-68]
 
  01:59 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:57  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST)  01:45  
  01:26
[MIN 71-69]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
McGee Running Hook Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.5 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:47.3
[MIN 73-69]
Love Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.8 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:03.9 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:01.4 Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:01.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (6-6) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
McGee Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:41
[DEN 71-73]
 
  11:28 Pekovic Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  11:28 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  11:04  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:04  
  11:04 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:04
[DEN 72-73]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:04
[DEN 73-73]
 
  10:46
[MIN 75-73]
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Miller Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:37
[DEN 75-75]
 
  10:27 Barea Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Faried  10:27  
  10:27 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  10:11
[DEN 78-75]
 
  09:53
[MIN 78-78]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST)  09:41  
  09:35 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:33  
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST)  09:32  
  09:27 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:25
[MIN 80-78]
Amundson Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:07 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:49 Howard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:46 Team Rebound 
  08:46  
  08:34 Shved Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  08:33  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:24  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:23
[DEN 80-80]
 
  08:07 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:06  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST)  07:54  
  07:49 Barea Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:26 Shved Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Lawson  07:26  
McGee Substitution replaced by Iguodala  07:04  
Lawson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:03  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:03  
  06:54 Barea Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  06:54 Barea Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  06:46 Barea Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:46
[DEN 81-80]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:46
[DEN 82-80]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:35  
  06:25 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  06:24  
  06:24 Amundson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  06:24 Amundson Substitution replaced by Love 
  06:24 Howard Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed  06:10  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:09  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:08
[DEN 84-80]
 
  05:53 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:49 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:31
[MIN 82-84]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:01 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Iguodala (2 ST) 
Iguodala Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:53 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:47
[MIN 85-84]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:45  
  04:45 Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Gallinari  04:45  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:26
[DEN 86-85]
 
  04:26 Shved Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  04:26
[DEN 87-85]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:13  
  04:13
[MIN 86-87]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  04:13
[MIN 87-87]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  03:55
[DEN 90-87]
 
  03:26 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:25  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  03:19  
  03:18 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:18 Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Faried Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  03:07
[DEN 92-87]
 
  02:43 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:42 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
Iguodala Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:41  
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:41 Shved Substitution replaced by Barea 
  02:41
[MIN 88-92]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  02:41 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  02:40  
Lawson Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  02:32  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  02:32  
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:12  
  02:00 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Barea Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:51 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  01:51
[MIN 90-92]
Love Tip Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Miller Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:34
[DEN 94-90]
 
  01:34 Barea Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Team Rebound 
  01:20 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:20  
  01:20 Love Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:20
[DEN 95-90]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  01:20
[DEN 96-90]
 
  01:06 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  01:03 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (2 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  01:01  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:46.9 Team Rebound 
Faried Foul: Loose Ball (6 PF) (2 FTA)  00:46.9  
Faried Substitution replaced by Koufos  00:46.9  
  00:46.9
[MIN 91-96]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  00:46.9
[MIN 92-96]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
Iguodala Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:22.9  
  00:20.4 Ridnour Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:20.4  
Team Rebound  00:20.4  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:20.4  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:20.4
[DEN 97-92]
 
  00:20.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:16.6
[MIN 94-97]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
  00:14.2 Ridnour Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:14.2
[DEN 98-94]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:14.2
[DEN 99-94]
 
  00:14.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:11.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:09.9  
  00:08.4 Kirilenko Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:08.4
[DEN 100-94]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:08.4
[DEN 101-94]
 
  00:07.9 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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DEN
2nd Northwest
57
25
8-2
38-3
19-22
MIN
5th Northwest
31
51
5-5
20-21
11-30
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
2 players 21.3
2 players 8.4
2 players 8.0
2 players 1.0
2 players 2.0
MIN
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