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Notebook: Timberwolves 132, Nuggets 128


MIchael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:36 AM - Updated Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:36 AM

THE FACT: The Minnesota Timberwolves went 52-for-64 from the line. It was the most made free throws in the NBA since Phoenix sank 61 in an overtime game against Utah on April 9, 1990. The 64 attempts were the most by a team since the Los Angeles Lakers shot that many on Nov. 19, 1999.

THE LEAD: Kevin Love had 33 points and 19 rebounds, Kevin Martin had 22 points, including eight clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on to beat the Denver Nuggets 132-128 on Monday night.

Nikola Pekovic had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves. Corey Brewer and J.J. Barea also had 16 points for Minnesota.

Denver lost for the 11th time in 12 games despite Ty Lawson's 31 points and 11 assists in his return to the lineup. Lawson scored 29 in the second half after shaking off the rust after missing nine games with a fractured rib.

Wilson Chandler finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, which nearly erased a 23-point deficit with a 45-point fourth quarter.

QUOTABLE: "I've never seen anything like that where a team hit that many shots, contested or uncontested, at the end of a game. Then Chandler almost banks it in with no time left. It was a wild finish to say the least, but 45 points in the fourth, it's a lot."
-- Kevin Love

THE STAT: The Timberwolves outscored Denver 52-16 from the foul line.

TURNING POINT: Martin's clutch performance from the line. He was only 3-for-11 from the field but finished 16-for-17 from the line. More importantly, he made all eight of his attempts down the stretch while Denver kept hitting 3-pointers.

Chandler made two of the four, and his second got the Nuggets within four points. Evan Fournier's corner 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds left made it a two-point game but Martin hit two more free throws with 5.7 seconds left to seal it.

QUOTABLE II: "Yeah that's crazy. I've got to look at the tape, but 64 free throws, no matter what, that's out of hand."
-- Ty Lawson, on the disparity at the line

HOT: The Timberwolves are surging at the right time. They finished 4-1 on their road trip and now head home for four games against the weaker Eastern Conference. They are sitting 10th in the Western Conference but within striking distance of Phoenix and Dallas, who occupy the last two playoff spots.

QUOTABLE III: "Tonight was a must-win for us. You don't have too many must-wins in the beginning of March but we understand where we're at right now and guys had the mindset that we had to do anything we had to do to get the win."
-- Kevin Martin

NOT: The Nuggets have been nonexistent on defense since the middle of January. They've allowed 100 points or more in 16 of their last 17 games, and Minnesota's 132 points were the most by an opponent this year.

QUOTABLE III: "You give a team 52 points at the free-throw line and another 54 points in the paint, it is going to be tough to beat them."
-- Nuggets coach Brian Shaw

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Love has been at another level this season. His double-double was his 50th this season, which leads the league. He has 13 straight and has scored at least 20 points in 15 consecutive games.

GOOD MOVE: The Timberwolves attacked from the start. They had 22 points in the paint in the first quarter and finished the game with 54. Their frontline gave Denver fits, as did their quick guards who penetrated the lane all night.

BAD MOVE: Denver's lethargic start was the difference in the game. Minnesota grabbed a 40-25 lead after the first quarter on 54 percent shooting.

NOTABLE: Minnesota was 20-for-26 from the foul line in the fourth quarter while Denver was 16-for-25 from the line for the game. ... The Timberwolves have eclipsed 120 points 10 times this season. ... With Randy Foye's 22 points and Kenneth Faried's 21, Denver had four players score more than 20 points. ... The Nuggets had won 52 straight at home when scoring 110 points or more.

UP NEXT: For the Timberwolves, Wednesday vs. New York, Friday vs. Detroit, Sunday vs. Toronto. For the Nuggets, Wednesday vs. Dallas, Friday vs. L.A. Lakers, Sunday @ New Orleans.

MIN
DEN
     
    • 47.5%

    • 52.6%

    • 25.0%

    • 36.4%

    • 81.2%

    • 64.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN DEN
Total Rebounds 50 41
Offensive Rebounds 14 9
Turnovers 17 18
Fast Break Pts: 20 13
Biggest Lead: 23 2
Points in the Paint: 54 50
MIN DEN
p Love   33 Lawson   31
rb Love   19 Chandler   10
a 2 players   5 Lawson   11
s 2 players   2 Lawson   4
b Arthur   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
Minnesota Timberwolves (30-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 36:02 6-10 1-2 3-6 -5 2 0 2 1 3 2 3 0 0 16
K. Love F 37:55 10-21 2-6 11-13 -3 3 16 19 4 1 2 4 0 1 33
N. Pekovic C 23:57 5-8 0-0 6-9 +5 3 6 9 1 1 0 2 0 1 16
K. Martin G 30:44 3-11 0-4 16-17 -1 1 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 22
R. Rubio G 26:19 1-2 0-0 3-4 -6 1 4 5 5 5 1 4 0 1 5
J. Barea   26:26 4-10 1-1 7-8 -2 1 1 2 5 3 1 2 0 0 16
D. Cunningham   25:10 4-5 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 9
C. Budinger   12:31 1-3 0-2 0-0 +17 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
G. Dieng   03:59 3-5 0-0 0-0 +5 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
S. Muhammad   11:58 1-5 0-1 5-6 +9 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 7
L. Mbah a Moute   04:59 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A.J. Price DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Shved DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-80 4-16 52-64   14 36 50 21 22 10 17 0 5 132
  47.5% 25.0% 81.2%   team rebs: 11 total to: 18
Denver Nuggets (25-34)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 37:34 11-22 2-11 1-3 +8 1 9 10 2 5 1 3 0 0 25
K. Faried F 32:15 9-11 0-0 3-5 +15 3 5 8 0 5 3 1 1 0 21
T. Mozgov C 09:57 2-3 0-0 0-1 -2 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 4
R. Foye G 42:33 8-16 4-8 2-3 +4 1 3 4 3 6 0 4 0 0 22
T. Lawson G 40:16 11-16 3-4 6-7 +8 2 2 4 11 6 4 4 0 0 31
J. Hickson   27:21 2-7 0-1 1-3 -19 1 6 7 2 2 1 2 0 0 5
E. Fournier   14:24 1-5 1-4 2-2 -16 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 5
D. Arthur   13:37 2-5 0-0 1-1 -17 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 5
A. Brooks   17:37 3-9 2-5 0-0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 8
J. Vesely   04:27 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Q. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Robinson DND - Left ACL Sprain
Total   240 50-95 12-33 16-25   9 32 41 23 37 9 18 5 0 128
  52.6% 36.4% 64.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 18

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #59 Gary Zielinski, #8 Marc Davis, #34 Kevin Cutler
  • Attendance: 15240
  • Duration: 2:32
Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29) Denver Nuggets (25-35)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Pekovic (Lawson gains possession)
  11:44
[DEN 2-0]
Chandler Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Love Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  11:25
[MIN 2-2]
 
  11:09 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:08  
  11:04 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:04
[MIN 3-2]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:04  
  11:02 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:52 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:44 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:33 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:32  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  10:28  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:27  
Love Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:26
[MIN 5-2]
 
  10:26 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  10:26 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  10:26
[MIN 6-2]
 
  10:07
[DEN 4-6]
Foye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:48  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:47  
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:44
[MIN 8-4]
 
  09:35 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  09:30  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:29  
Martin Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:29
[MIN 10-4]
 
  09:10 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:08  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  09:01  
  08:54
[DEN 6-10]
Hickson Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:54  
  08:54 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:52  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  08:48
[MIN 12-6]
 
  08:48 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:34 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:28
[MIN 14-6]
 
  08:13 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:11  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  07:59
[MIN 16-6]
 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:53  
  07:53
[DEN 7-16]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  07:53  
  07:53
[DEN 8-16]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Martin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:32
[DEN 10-16]
Chandler Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:32  
  07:32 Chandler Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:31  
Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST)  07:20  
  07:14 Faried Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:12 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:00
[DEN 13-16]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:39 Lawson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:38  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST)  06:31  
  06:24
[DEN 15-16]
Foye Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:14  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  06:14  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:58  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:56  
  05:56 Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:56
[MIN 17-15]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:56
[MIN 18-15]
 
  05:29 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:26 Hickson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:25  
Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:02 Hickson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:01  
Martin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:44
[MIN 20-15]
 
  04:36
[DEN 17-20]
Faried Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  04:28 Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:28
[MIN 21-17]
 
  04:28 Foye Substitution replaced by Fournier 
  04:28 Faried Substitution replaced by Arthur 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:28
[MIN 22-17]
 
  04:12 Hickson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:11  
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  03:59
[MIN 25-17]
 
  03:52 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK)  03:36  
  03:35 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Martin Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:33  
  03:33
[DEN 18-25]
Fournier Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:33
[DEN 19-25]
Fournier Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  03:28 Chandler Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 26-19]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 27-19]
 
  03:18 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:17  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST)  03:14  
  03:04 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:04  
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  02:46
[MIN 29-19]
 
  02:32
[DEN 21-29]
Arthur Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hickson (2 AST) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:32  
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger  02:32  
  02:32 Lawson Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  02:32
[DEN 22-29]
Arthur Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  02:19
[MIN 32-22]
 
Cunningham Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:06  
  02:06 Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06 Chandler Substitution replaced by Foye 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Dieng  02:06  
  02:06
[DEN 23-32]
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  01:46
[MIN 34-23]
 
  01:34
[DEN 25-34]
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:15  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:08 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:08 Arthur Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  01:00 Arthur Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:00
[MIN 35-25]
 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Muhammad  01:00  
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:00
[MIN 36-25]
 
  00:44.9 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:41.9 Foye Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:41.1 Foye Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Barea Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:31.4
[MIN 38-25]
 
  00:18.8 Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:16.9  
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:01.0  
Love Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:00.0
[MIN 40-25]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29) Denver Nuggets (25-35)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Dieng Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:37  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:33 Foye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Budinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:32  
  11:32
[DEN 26-40]
Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  11:32 Faried Turnover : Lane Violation (1 TO) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST)  11:09
[MIN 42-26]
 
  11:00 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:46 Vesely Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:37
[DEN 29-42]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Fournier (1 AST) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  10:21
[MIN 44-29]
 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:07  
  10:07 Foye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:07 Team Rebound 
  10:07 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic  10:07  
  10:07
[DEN 30-44]
Foye Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  09:54 Fournier Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:54
[MIN 45-30]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:54
[MIN 46-30]
 
  09:40 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:23
[MIN 48-30]
 
  09:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:13 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:11 Vesely Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:11
[DEN 32-48]
Vesely Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Vesely (1 BLK)  08:53  
  08:51 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:42
[DEN 34-48]
Faried Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:13 Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
  07:59 Fournier Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:59
[MIN 49-34]
 
  07:59 Fournier Substitution replaced by Chandler 
Budinger Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:59  
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:59
[MIN 50-34]
 
  07:45 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:44  
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:34  
  07:33 Vesely Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:33  
Team Rebound  07:33  
Barea Substitution replaced by Martin  07:33  
  07:33 Vesely Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:33  
  07:31 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mbah a Moute Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:25  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Love  07:25  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Brewer  07:25  
  07:07
[DEN 36-50]
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:57 Faried Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  06:57 Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson 
  06:51 Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:51
[MIN 51-36]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:51
[MIN 52-36]
 
  06:34 Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:33  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:23 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:14
[DEN 38-52]
Chandler Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:14 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Foye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:47
[DEN 41-52]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Martin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  05:33
[MIN 54-41]
 
  05:22 Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  05:22  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:11 Chandler Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:11 Chandler Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:11  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:11
[MIN 55-41]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:11  
  05:09 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:59 Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Team Rebound  04:37  
  04:37 Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:37  
Team Rebound  04:37  
  04:37 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Arthur 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:37
[MIN 56-41]
 
  04:15 Chandler Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:13 Chandler Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:12 Team Rebound 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  04:12  
  04:02 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  04:01  
  03:52 Lawson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:52
[MIN 57-41]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:41
[DEN 43-57]
Foye Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  03:32 Hickson Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Martin Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)  03:32
[MIN 58-43]
 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (3 ST)  03:24  
  03:15 Foye Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  03:15  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:59
[DEN 45-58]
Chandler Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:35
[DEN 47-58]
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  02:18 Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:18
[MIN 59-47]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:18
[MIN 60-47]
 
  01:56 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  01:53  
Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:50  
  01:37
[DEN 49-60]
Hickson Jump Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST) 
Rubio Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  01:21
[MIN 62-49]
 
  01:12 Hickson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  01:12 Hickson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:12 Lawson Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  00:53.7 Arthur Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:53.7
[MIN 63-49]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:53.7
[MIN 64-49]
 
  00:36.9 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  00:35.8  
  00:24.3 Chandler Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:24.3
[MIN 65-49]
 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  00:24.3  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  00:24.3  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:24.3
[MIN 66-49]
 
Barea Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:05.7  
  00:02.6 Foye Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:02.6  
  00:00.9 Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29) Denver Nuggets (25-35)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pekovic Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:45
[MIN 68-49]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF)  11:29  
  11:16 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:15  
  11:08 Foye Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  10:59
[MIN 70-49]
 
  10:59 Foye Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  10:59
[MIN 71-49]
 
  10:50
[DEN 51-71]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  10:33
[MIN 74-51]
 
  10:19
[DEN 53-74]
Lawson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Faried (2 ST)  09:56  
  09:50
[DEN 55-74]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  09:25
[MIN 76-55]
 
  09:15
[DEN 57-76]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Pekovic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  08:57  
  08:48
[DEN 59-76]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:26
[MIN 78-59]
 
  08:14 Faried Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:11
[DEN 61-78]
Faried Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  07:52  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:51  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  07:43
[MIN 81-61]
 
  07:32
[DEN 63-81]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:12  
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:10
[MIN 83-63]
 
  07:00
[DEN 65-83]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:00  
  07:00 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  06:57  
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (4 ST)  06:39  
  06:33
[DEN 67-83]
Chandler Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:33  
  06:33 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Hickson 
Martin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:25  
  06:13 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:14)  06:11  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  06:00  
  06:00 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:50
[DEN 69-83]
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:16 Chandler Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
  05:14 Lawson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  05:14  
Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:14)  05:04  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:02 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:45
[DEN 71-83]
Faried Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  04:32 Hickson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:32
[MIN 84-71]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:32
[MIN 85-71]
 
  04:24 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST) 
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST)  04:20  
  04:11
[DEN 74-85]
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:01 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:50 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:48  
  03:47 Foye Substitution replaced by Fournier 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:20 Fournier Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:19  
Love Running Bank shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  03:00
[MIN 87-74]
 
  03:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:41
[DEN 76-87]
Chandler Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  02:28 Chandler Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  02:28
[MIN 88-76]
 
  02:28 Chandler Substitution replaced by Foye 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:28
[MIN 89-76]
 
  02:14 Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:13  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  02:09
[MIN 91-76]
 
  02:09 Fournier Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:09
[MIN 92-76]
 
  01:57
[DEN 78-92]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Love Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:42  
Love Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:42  
Martin Substitution replaced by Barea  01:42  
Rubio Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:38  
  01:38 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:38 Team Rebound 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Budinger  01:38  
  01:38
[DEN 79-92]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  01:22  
  01:12
[DEN 81-92]
Lawson Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:51.8  
  00:50.6 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:44.9 Fournier Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  00:42.8
[MIN 94-81]
 
  00:34.9 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:32.9  
Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:29.4
[MIN 96-81]
 
  00:07.2
[DEN 83-96]
Lawson Running Bank shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Cunningham Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:02.1
[MIN 98-83]
 
  00:00.6 Hickson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (31-29) Denver Nuggets (25-35)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:42  
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST)  11:23
[MIN 100-83]
 
  11:01 Hickson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:00  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:42
[MIN 102-83]
 
  10:28
[DEN 86-102]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  10:09 Arthur Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  10:09
[MIN 103-86]
 
  10:09 Fournier Substitution replaced by Chandler 
  10:09 Foye Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:09
[MIN 104-86]
 
  09:54 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:52  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST)  09:40
[MIN 106-86]
 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:32  
  09:32
[DEN 87-106]
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  09:32 Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:30  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:56 Arthur Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:55  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  08:49  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:46  
  08:35 Arthur Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:35  
  08:35 Hickson Substitution replaced by Foye 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:35
[MIN 107-87]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:35
[MIN 108-87]
 
  08:16
[DEN 90-108]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST) 
Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (2 BLK)  07:57  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:56  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:54
[MIN 110-90]
 
  07:43 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST) 
  07:40 Foye Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:40  
Team Rebound  07:40  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:40  
  07:40 Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:40
[MIN 111-90]
 
  07:28
[DEN 92-111]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:02  
  06:54 Faried Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:54
[MIN 112-92]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:54
[MIN 113-92]
 
  06:40 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:39  
Barea Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:30  
Barea Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:30  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Love  06:30  
  06:23 Brooks Running Bank shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:22  
Rubio Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  06:07  
  05:56
[DEN 94-113]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Cunningham Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  05:37  
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:37  
  05:28
[DEN 96-113]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
  05:11 Faried Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  05:11
[MIN 114-96]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  05:11
[MIN 115-96]
 
  05:01 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:01 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:00
[DEN 99-115]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  05:00  
  05:00
[DEN 100-115]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  04:42
[MIN 117-100]
 
  04:30 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:29 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:21
[DEN 102-117]
Faried Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST) 
Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
Team Rebound  03:57  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:57  
  03:47
[DEN 104-117]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:47  
  03:47 Faried Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:15)  03:45  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Faried (3 ST)  03:32  
  03:26
[DEN 107-117]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:25  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Martin  03:25  
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 119-107]
 
  02:48
[DEN 109-119]
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST) 
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:10 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:05 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
  02:03 Lawson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:03
[MIN 120-109]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:03
[MIN 121-109]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:50  
  01:50
[DEN 110-121]
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:50
[DEN 111-121]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK)  01:30  
  01:29 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:26  
  01:26 Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:26 Team Rebound 
  01:26
[DEN 112-121]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:26  
  01:24 Lawson Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:24  
Team Rebound  01:24  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Foye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Barea Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:11  
  01:11
[DEN 113-121]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  01:11
[DEN 114-121]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  01:03
[MIN 123-114]
 
  00:52.1 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:52.1  
  00:41.5 Chandler Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:41.5  
Team Rebound  00:41.5  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:41.5  
  00:40.9 Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  00:30.3
[DEN 116-123]
Foye Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
  00:26.9 Foye Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:26.9
[MIN 124-116]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:26.9
[MIN 125-116]
 
  00:26.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:23.4
[DEN 119-125]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST) 
  00:20.5 Brooks Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:20.5
[MIN 126-119]
 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:20.5  
  00:20.1 Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:20.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:17.7
[DEN 122-126]
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST) 
  00:16.5 Lawson Foul: Personal Take (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:16.5 Lawson Substitution replaced by Fournier 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:16.5
[MIN 127-122]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:16.5
[MIN 128-122]
 
  00:16.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:12.6
[DEN 125-128]
Chandler 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
  00:11.7 Foye Foul: Personal Take (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:11.7 Foye Substitution replaced by Arthur 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:11.7
[MIN 129-125]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:11.7
[MIN 130-125]
 
  00:07.2
[DEN 128-130]
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Arthur (2 AST) 
  00:05.7 Brooks Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:05.7
[MIN 131-128]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:05.7
[MIN 132-128]
 
  00:01.9 Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:16)  00:00.8  
End of 4th Quarter
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22-19
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