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Notebook: Nuggets 117, Wolves 110


Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:05 AM - Updated Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:22 AM

THE FACT: All 27 of the Nuggets' fourth-quarter points came in the paint or at the line.

THE LEAD: Ty Lawson scored 23 points to lead eight different Nuggets in double figures, and Denver held off Minnesota's fourth-quarter rally to win its fourth straight game, 117-110 over the Timberwolves in Target Center. Kevin Martin led all scorers with 29 points for the Wolves, but Minnesota, 8-9, fell below .500 for the first time this season, thanks largely to Denver's 47-10 advantage from the bench. Nikola Pekovic had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Kevin Love added 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio had 17 points and 11 assists, but the far more balanced Nuggets opened a 15-point first-half lead that the Wolves could never quite overcome.

QUOTABLE: "We knew their feet were slow."
-- Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, explaining why he and J.J. Hickson believed they could score inside against the Minnesota defense, anchored by plodder Nikola Pekovic.

THE STAT: 10 -- Points scored by the entire Minnesota bench, a total equaled or eclipsed by three different Nuggets' reserves.

TURNING POINT: The Timberwolves trailed by 11 points with six minutes to play, but a couple of Love's 3-pointers sparked a 10-0 lead that cut Denver's lead to one point. The Nuggets responded by taking advantage of a worn-down Wolves' interior defense, getting three dunks and a layup -- four points apiece by Faried and Hickson -- on their next four possessions to pull away once more.

QUOTABLE II: "A lot. We need a lot. We need our bench to be awesome, and right now we don't have a bench."
-- Minnesota reserve guard J.J. Barea

HOT: Denver's bench has helped the Nuggets survive the injuries to JaVale McGee and Danilo Gallinari, and Wednesday's game was another example. The Nuggets outscored Minnesota's bench, 47-10, with three players reaching double digits. Denver's reserves average 44 points per game, second in the NBA.

NOT: Barea's scoring slump continues. Minnesota's backup point guard made three of his five shots Wednesday, but scored only six points and failed to reach double digits for the fifth consecutive game. Barea is shooting just 9-of-35 (25.7 percent) during this five-game stretch, with only nine assists.

INSIDE THE ARENA: The Wolves debuted their sleeved jerseys and all-black "Lights Out" uniforms, alternates that the team plans to wear 10 times this season. The uniforms, the team said, "are inspired by the rich, sophisticated nightlife of Minneapolis."

GOOD MOVE: Denver made a noticeable effort to slow the Rubio-Martin fast break in the first half, and it couldn't have worked better. OK, part of the reason was the Nuggets' 63.4 percent shooting in the first half, but by emphasizing dropping back into the defensive zone, Denver held the Wolves without a fast-break point in the first half, allowing the Nuggets to open a nine-point halftime lead.

BAD MOVE: The Nuggets tried to play physical defense on Martin, and it backfired. The veteran scorer was 0-for-5 from the 3-point line, the first time all season that Martin has failed to hit a 3 in a game in which he attempted one. But he still scored 29 points, largely because Denver sent him to the line for 11 shots, all of which he made.

ROOKIE WATCH: With Derrick Williams traded away, forward Shabazz Muhammad made his first appearance for the Wolves in two weeks, but the time off didn't appear to help. Muhammad missed both of his shots and went scoreless, though he did collect two rebounds in his 3:40 stint.

NOTABLE: New Timberwolves forward Luc Mbah a Moute did not play Wednesday, after arriving late Tuesday night from Sacramento. Mbah a Moute, acquired Tuesday in a trade with Sacramento for Williams, will play behind small forward Corey Brewer once Coach Rick Adelman feels he's ready. Mbah a Moute, who spent the day undergoing an extensive physical exam and completing paperwork, wanted to dress anyway, just in case.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Friday vs. Knicks, Sunday @ Toronto, Tuesday @ Brooklyn. For the Wolves, Saturday @ Dallas, Sunday @ Oklahoma City, Wednesday vs. Spurs.

DEN
MIN
     
    • 51.1%

    • 45.5%

    • 50.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 76.0%

    • 89.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN MIN
Total Rebounds 36 46
Offensive Rebounds 9 15
Turnovers 12 16
Fast Break Pts: 20 15
Biggest Lead: 15 5
Points in the Paint: 60 46
DEN MIN
p Lawson   23 Martin   29
rb Mozgov   8 Love   15
a Miller   6 Rubio   11
s Hamilton   3 2 players   2
b Mozgov   2 Brewer   2
 
  • 11/15 - MIN 113 @ DEN 117
  • 11/27 - DEN 117 @ MIN 110
  • 02/12 - DEN 90 @ MIN 117
  • 03/03 - MIN 132 @ DEN 128
Denver Nuggets (8-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 31:55 6-10 0-1 2-2 -4 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 1 0 14
K. Faried F 27:04 6-7 0-0 1-1 +4 2 3 5 0 1 2 3 1 0 13
J. Hickson C 19:02 5-9 0-0 0-0 -13 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 10
R. Foye G 19:21 4-7 2-4 0-0 -4 0 2 2 2 5 0 1 1 0 10
T. Lawson G 33:24 7-15 1-2 8-10 0 0 2 2 4 2 2 2 0 2 23
T. Mozgov   22:49 1-2 0-0 1-2 +3 1 7 8 0 3 1 1 2 0 3
D. Arthur   21:50 3-7 0-0 1-2 +13 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 7
N. Robinson   21:58 5-11 3-5 2-2 +19 1 1 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 15
J. Hamilton   18:29 4-8 2-4 1-2 +17 1 2 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 11
E. Fournier   03:36 0-2 0-0 1-2 -10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
A. Miller   20:30 4-10 0-0 2-2 +10 2 3 5 6 1 0 1 0 1 10
Q. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 45-88 8-16 19-25   9 27 36 22 25 11 12 5 3 117
  51.1% 50.0% 76.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 40:33 5-9 2-5 2-3 +1 1 3 4 1 3 2 1 2 0 14
K. Love F 40:04 7-19 3-9 2-2 +1 5 10 15 3 2 1 2 0 1 19
N. Pekovic C 37:38 8-14 0-0 5-6 +8 4 6 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 21
K. Martin G 36:02 9-21 0-5 11-11 +9 2 3 5 1 3 0 3 0 1 29
R. Rubio G 41:53 6-12 0-1 5-6 -1 1 4 5 11 4 2 7 0 1 17
D. Cunningham   18:08 2-4 0-0 0-0 -21 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
J. Barea   16:44 3-5 0-0 0-0 -15 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 6
R. Hummel   01:53 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
A. Shved   03:26 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Muhammad   03:40 0-2 0-0 0-0 -2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
G. Dieng DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Mbah a Moute DNP - Coach's Decision
A.J. Price DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-88 5-20 25-28   15 31 46 19 20 5 16 3 5 110
  45.5% 25.0% 89.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17

inactive

  • Nuggets: Gallinari, McGee
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Turiaf

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: Robinson
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #11 Derrick Collins, #50 Olandis Poole
  • Attendance: 14244
  • Duration: 2:20
Denver Nuggets (8-6) Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Hickson (Lawson gains possession)
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  11:34
[DEN 3-0]
 
Hickson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:16  
  11:11 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:49 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:35
[MIN 2-3]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  10:18
[DEN 5-2]
 
  10:01 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:00  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:53  
Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:42  
  09:42
[MIN 3-5]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:42
[MIN 4-5]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:20
[DEN 8-4]
 
  09:02 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Foye (1 BLK) 
  09:01 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:00 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  08:59  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  08:38
[DEN 10-4]
 
  08:15
[MIN 6-10]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Chandler Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:00
[DEN 12-6]
 
  07:51
[MIN 8-12]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:43 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  07:35
[DEN 14-8]
 
  07:18
[MIN 10-14]
Love Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Faried Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:05  
  06:54
[MIN 12-14]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:48  
Chandler Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:31
[DEN 16-12]
 
  06:14
[MIN 15-16]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Chandler Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:09  
  06:01
[MIN 17-16]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:46 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:46  
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:24 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:23 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:16 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:15 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:15
[MIN 19-16]
Martin Running Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Chandler Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:50 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST) 
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:39
[DEN 18-19]
 
  04:24 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:12  
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  04:12  
  04:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
Foye Substitution replaced by Robinson  04:12  
  03:55 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:53 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:53 Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:52
[MIN 21-18]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :   03:46  
  03:46 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  03:45 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  03:43  
Chandler Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:41  
  03:29
[MIN 23-18]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Arthur Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:13  
  03:01 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  02:50
[DEN 20-23]
 
  02:37 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Chandler (2 ST) 
  02:36 Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hamilton  02:36  
  02:36 Martin Substitution replaced by Barea 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:31
[DEN 22-23]
 
  02:15 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:14  
  02:07 Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:51
[DEN 24-23]
 
  01:29 Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:28  
Chandler Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:18
[DEN 26-23]
 
  01:03 Love Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:02  
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:47.9  
Arthur Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST)  00:44.9
[DEN 28-23]
 
  00:33.5
[MIN 25-28]
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Chandler Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:11.9  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Fournier  00:11.9  
  00:01.8
[MIN 27-28]
Love Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Arthur Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  00:01.7  
  00:00.3 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (8-6) Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Hummel Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:46  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  11:30
[DEN 31-27]
 
  11:14 Hummel Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hamilton (1 ST) 
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  10:59
[DEN 33-27]
 
  10:59 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:59
[DEN 34-27]
 
  10:40 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Faried (2 ST) 
  10:36 Hummel Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Robinson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:36
[DEN 35-27]
 
  10:36 Rubio Substitution replaced by Shved 
  10:36 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Robinson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:36
[DEN 36-27]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:24  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Mozgov  10:24  
  10:18 Shved Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:15  
  10:07 Hummel Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:07  
Team Rebound  10:07  
  10:07 Hummel Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  10:07 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:07
[DEN 37-27]
 
  09:50 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
  09:49 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:47 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:46
[MIN 29-37]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hamilton Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Robinson Violation:Kicked Ball  09:24  
  09:17
[MIN 31-37]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (2 AST)  08:56
[DEN 40-31]
 
  08:41 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:40  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:33
[DEN 42-31]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:25  
  08:25  
Mozgov Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:20  
  08:14
[MIN 33-42]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:06
[DEN 45-33]
 
  08:00 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:48 Barea Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:48 Barea Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  07:36
[DEN 48-33]
 
  07:22 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:21  
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:12 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Robinson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:10  
  07:10 Shved Substitution replaced by Martin 
  07:10 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Fournier  07:10  
  06:58
[MIN 35-48]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:34 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:27 Barea Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:27  
  06:27 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:27 Team Rebound 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Chandler  06:27  
  06:27 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  06:27 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  06:27
[MIN 36-48]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:10
[DEN 50-36]
 
  05:51 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:49  
Fournier Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:29
[MIN 38-50]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  05:15
[DEN 52-38]
 
Fournier Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:03  
  05:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  05:03  
  05:03
[MIN 39-52]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:03
[MIN 40-52]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:50 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Fournier Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:50  
Team Rebound  04:50  
Fournier Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 53-40]
 
Hickson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:39  
  04:39
[MIN 41-53]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:39
[MIN 42-53]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Fournier Layup Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:13 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:11 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:10
[MIN 44-53]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Hickson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:46  
  03:46
[MIN 45-53]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Arthur  03:46  
Fournier Substitution replaced by Lawson  03:46  
  03:46
[MIN 46-53]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:29
[DEN 55-46]
 
  03:15 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:14  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:59
[DEN 57-46]
 
  02:43
[MIN 48-57]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
Team Rebound  02:18  
  02:18 Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
Miller Substitution replaced by Foye  02:18  
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:18  
Team Rebound  02:18  
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:18
[DEN 58-48]
 
  01:55 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (1 BLK) 
  01:54 Team Rebound 
  01:54 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:39
[DEN 60-48]
 
Foye Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:27  
  01:27
[MIN 49-60]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:27
[MIN 50-60]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Foye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:13
[DEN 62-50]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:58.2  
  00:58.2
[MIN 51-62]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:58.2
[MIN 52-62]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.5  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:45.5  
Chandler Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:44.5
[DEN 64-52]
 
  00:31.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:30.2 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:30.2  
Robinson Technical  00:30.2  
  00:30.2
[MIN 53-64]
Martin Free Throw Technical (15 PTS) 
  00:30.2
[MIN 54-64]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:30.2
[MIN 55-64]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:07.3 Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:07.3  
Team Rebound  00:07.3  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Hamilton  00:07.3  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:07.3  
  00:05.9 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:00.5 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (8-6) Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[MIN 57-64]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  11:18
[DEN 66-57]
 
  11:06 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:05  
  10:59 Martin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  10:59
[DEN 67-57]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:59
[DEN 68-57]
 
  10:43
[MIN 59-68]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Foye Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:29  
Team Rebound  10:29  
  10:29 Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:22  
Foye Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  10:16
[DEN 70-59]
 
  09:58
[MIN 62-70]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:42
[MIN 64-70]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:06 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:00 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:58
[MIN 66-70]
Love Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:56  
Chandler Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:37
[DEN 72-66]
 
  08:15
[MIN 68-72]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:48 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:43 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:41  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:26 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  07:25 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
  07:23 Love Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:00
[DEN 74-68]
 
Foye Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:49  
  06:49
[MIN 69-74]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:49
[MIN 70-74]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  06:40
[DEN 76-70]
 
  06:11
[MIN 72-76]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:01  
  05:59 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:46 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:44  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:38
[DEN 79-72]
 
Foye Foul: Personal (4 PF)  05:20  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:20  
Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur  05:20  
Foye Substitution replaced by Robinson  05:20  
  05:15 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:14  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:04  
  05:04
[MIN 73-79]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:04
[MIN 74-79]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Lawson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  04:56  
  04:55 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:52 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST) 
  04:50 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 80-74]
 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Hamilton  04:50  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:50
[DEN 81-74]
 
  04:32
[MIN 76-81]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  03:57 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  03:41
[MIN 78-81]
Love Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  03:19
[DEN 83-78]
 
  02:58 Brewer Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:56  
Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:45 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:39 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  02:34
[DEN 85-78]
 
  02:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:34 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  02:19 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hamilton (2 ST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST)  02:13
[DEN 88-78]
 
  01:52 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:50  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:42 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:28 Love Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Faried  01:28  
  01:28 Martin Substitution replaced by Barea 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:01 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:58.6
[MIN 80-88]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:58.6  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  00:58.6  
  00:58.6 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:58.5  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
Team Rebound  00:37.2  
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  00:36.1
[DEN 90-80]
 
  00:30.9 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hamilton (3 ST) 
Faried Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  00:11.0  
Faried Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:11.0  
Arthur Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:03.8  
  00:03.8
[MIN 81-90]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:03.8 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:03.7 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:01.9
[MIN 83-90]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Miller Layup Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:43 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:35  
  11:21
[MIN 85-90]
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  10:53 Rubio Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (7 TO) 
Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:41
[DEN 92-85]
 
  10:28 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:27  
Robinson Layup Shot: Missed  10:22  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:20  
Miller Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:19
[DEN 94-85]
 
  10:05
[MIN 88-94]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:45  
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  09:45  
  09:45 Jump Ball Rubio vs Miller (Pekovic gains possession) 
  09:33 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:32  
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:23  
Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:22  
Hamilton Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  09:04
[DEN 96-88]
 
  08:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:56 Rubio Substitution replaced by Martin 
  08:42
[MIN 90-96]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  08:23 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Arthur Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:23
[DEN 97-90]
 
Arthur Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:23  
  08:23 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  08:07 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:06  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (2 BLK)  08:00  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:58  
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:57
[DEN 99-90]
 
  07:44 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:43  
Robinson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:30  
  07:30 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Love 
  07:15 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:12 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:04 Martin Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:02  
  06:58 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:58
[DEN 100-90]
 
  06:58 Brewer Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:58
[DEN 101-90]
 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:37  
  06:37
[MIN 91-101]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Chandler  06:37  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:37  
  06:37
[MIN 92-101]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Arthur Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST)  06:19
[DEN 103-92]
 
  05:59 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:57 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  05:52 Martin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  05:52  
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:25 Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:15
[MIN 95-103]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  05:05  
Team Rebound  05:04  
  05:04 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  05:04 Barea Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Hickson  05:04  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  04:49
[MIN 97-103]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
  04:36 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Faried  04:36  
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  04:32  
  04:28
[MIN 99-103]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:28  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:57
[MIN 102-103]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:35  
Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:35
[DEN 105-102]
 
  03:17 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:15  
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST)  03:11
[DEN 107-102]
 
  02:53 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:52  
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST)  02:35
[DEN 109-102]
 
  02:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Substitution replaced by Foye  02:35  
  02:16
[MIN 104-109]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed  01:53  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:52  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:51
[DEN 111-104]
 
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:43  
Foye Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  01:40  
  01:40
[MIN 105-111]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  01:40
[MIN 106-111]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  01:17  
  01:13
[MIN 108-111]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.9 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:44.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:43.5  
  00:24.6 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:24.6
[DEN 112-108]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:24.6
[DEN 113-108]
 
  00:24.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Substitution replaced by Miller  00:24.6  
  00:20.9 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:18.6 Team Rebound 
  00:14.3
[MIN 110-113]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.5  
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.5  
  00:12.5 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:12.5  
  00:10.9 Brewer Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:10.9
[DEN 114-110]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:10.9
[DEN 115-110]
 
  00:10.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:10.9 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Barea 
  00:05.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:04.9  
  00:03.0 Rubio Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:03.0
[DEN 116-110]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:03.0
[DEN 117-110]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DEN
4th Northwest
36
46
4-6
22-19
14-27
MIN
3rd Northwest
40
42
4-6
24-17
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
Lawson 17.6
Hickson 9.2
Lawson 8.8
McGee 1.4
Lawson 1.6
MIN
Love 26.2
Love 12.5
Rubio 8.6
Turiaf 1.6
Rubio 2.3