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Foye leads surging Nuggets over Timberwolves 112-100


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Dec 16 2015 12:04AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A game against the suddenly defensive challenged Minnesota Timberwolves in the familiar confines of Target Center couldn't have come at a better time for the slumping Randy Foye.

Foye scored 19 points, and the Denver Nuggets picked up their sixth win in seven games with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

Kenneth Faried added 19 points and 10 rebounds, Will Barton had 14 points, seven boards and five assists, and the Nuggets (11-14) shot 56 percent against the porous Timberwolves defense. Foye broke out of a season-long slump to hit 5 of 6 3-pointers, and the Nuggets hit 10 of 18 from deep as a team.

"This is a shooter's gym, just how the court is set up and usually how the seats are set up," said Foye, who played the first three seasons of his career in Minnesota. "That's what it is for me, so I felt good from pregame warm-up and it just carried over into the game."

Zach LaVine had 20 points and five assists and Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost seven of their last eight games. They are 3-10 at home this season.

"We're not doing our job," said Ricky Rubio, who had 13 points, nine assists and four rebounds. "On defense we're kind of lazy now and we're losing games that we should be winning."

The Nuggets rallied from 18 down in the third quarter to beat the Timberwolves in Denver on Friday night, but needed no such effort in the second night of a back-to-back on Tuesday. They scored 18 points off of 10 Minnesota turnovers and outrebounded the Wolves 39-31 to cruise to the win.

The Nuggets played without rookie Emmanuel Mudiay, who was out with a sprained right ankle. Veteran Jameer Nelson started, but it was Foye who made the biggest impact with Denver's second unit.

Foye, the former Timberwolves draft night acquisition, looked right at home back at Target Center. He scored 17 in the second quarter, easily surpassing his previous season high for points in a game (13). Foye had been shooting 29 percent on the season and 19.7 percent from 3-point range, but he hit his first five from deep against the Wolves.

His fifth 3 of the second quarter gave Denver a 58-41 lead, and the Nuggets were never threatened the rest of the way.

"We all knew as an organization that the Randy Foye that's played in the first 20-some odd games isn't the Randy Foye we've seen for eight years," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "We knew at some point he'd break out of it. It couldn't have happened on a better night."

The Timberwolves had a surprisingly feisty defense during their 8-8 start, helping them earn impressive victories at Atlanta, Chicago and Miami. But it's been dreadful on that end during this swoon, with poor shooting teams like the Nuggets and Lakers feasting on wide open looks over and over again.

Minnesota surrendered an average of 109 points per game over its previous seven, which included losses to three struggling teams in the Blazers, Lakers and Nuggets, who racked up 63 points in the first half and were shooting 62 percent well past the midpoint of the third quarter.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and six rebounds for Minnesota.

LINEUP CHANGES COMING

Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell said he is contemplating some changes to the starting lineup when the Wolves face the Knicks on Wednesday. He would not reveal his plans, but pointed out how badly they Wolves have struggled on defense since he inserted Kevin Martin into the starting lineup for Tayshaun Prince on Nov. 22.

"I want to sleep on it and make sure," Mitchell said. "After a game you lose to a team that you beat on their floor and they come back on a back-to-back and just soundly whip us, for me we've lost 15 games but this is probably the most disappointing."

TIP-INS

Nuggets: Malone said Mudiay was considered day to day. ... Nelson had 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting.

Timberwolves: A quirk in the schedule has Minnesota traveling to New York to face the Knicks on Wednesday, coming back to play Sacramento on Friday and then flying right back out east again for games against the Nets in Brooklyn on Sunday and the Celtics in Boston on Monday. ... Kevin Martin went 1 for 8 and Shabazz Muhammad was 1 for 5.

UP NEXT

Nuggets: Visit Utah on Friday.

Timberwolves: Visit New York on Wednesday.


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DEN
MIN
     
    • 56.2%

    • 46.8%

    • 55.6%

    • 40.0%

    • 74.1%

    • 77.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN MIN
Total Rebounds 39 31
Offensive Rebounds 10 10
Turnovers 14 9
Fast Break Pts: 7 6
Biggest Lead: 17 3
Points in the Paint: 40 40
DEN MIN
p 2 players   19 Wiggins   23
rb Faried   10 Dieng   9
a 2 players   5 Rubio   9
s 4 players   2 Dieng   2
b Faried   3 Towns   2
 
  • 10/30 - MIN 95 @ DEN 78
  • 12/11 - MIN 108 @ DEN 111
  • 12/15 - DEN 112 @ MIN 100
  • 01/06 - DEN 78 @ MIN 74
Denver Nuggets (11-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Gallinari F 28:11 3-7 1-2 8-11 0 1 2 3 5 2 0 1 0 1 15
K. Faried F 28:16 7-12 0-0 5-8 -3 3 7 10 1 5 0 0 3 1 19
J. Lauvergne C 16:00 4-5 1-1 2-2 +8 1 6 7 1 2 0 2 0 0 11
G. Harris G 23:34 2-5 0-1 0-0 +3 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 4
J. Nelson G 22:54 4-7 2-3 0-0 0 0 3 3 4 4 2 2 0 1 10
D. Arthur   15:28 3-6 0-1 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 6
R. Foye   25:06 7-9 5-6 0-0 +12 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 19
W. Barton   30:31 5-11 1-2 3-4 +8 2 5 7 5 3 0 3 0 1 14
N. Jokic   20:33 3-4 0-0 0-0 +12 2 1 3 2 3 2 2 2 0 6
K. Papanikolaou   19:49 3-6 0-1 2-2 +12 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 8
M. Miller   09:38 0-1 0-1 0-0 +6 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-73 10-18 20-27   10 29 39 24 26 9 14 6 6 112
  56.2% 55.6% 74.1%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 33:52 9-17 1-1 4-5 -5 0 1 1 1 3 0 3 1 0 23
K. Garnett F 12:43 2-3 0-0 2-2 -5 1 3 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 6
K. Towns C 28:03 5-7 0-0 8-8 -12 4 2 6 1 4 1 0 2 0 18
K. Martin G 22:05 1-8 0-2 0-0 -13 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2
R. Rubio G 29:44 3-6 2-3 5-6 -7 0 4 4 9 1 0 1 0 2 13
N. Bjelica   17:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 +3 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 2
G. Dieng   23:03 2-4 0-0 0-0 -1 2 7 9 1 4 2 1 1 1 4
Z. LaVine   24:35 8-18 1-3 3-4 -7 1 3 4 5 1 1 2 1 2 20
T. Prince   11:42 1-1 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
S. Muhammad   14:08 1-5 0-0 1-2 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
D. Rudez   10:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Payne   03:49 2-2 0-0 1-2 +6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
A. Miller   08:40 1-3 0-0 0-2 +2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 2
Total   240 36-77 4-10 24-31   10 21 31 21 24 6 9 6 6 100
  46.8% 40.0% 77.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Mudiay, Nurkic
  • Timberwolves: Jones, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Timberwolves: Towns

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #42 Eric Lewis, #32 Marat Kogut
  • Attendance: 11323
  • Duration: 2:18
Denver Nuggets (12-14) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Lauvergne (Faried gains possession)
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:34 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:26
[MIN 3-0]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Gallinari Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:13  
  10:59 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:58  
Lauvergne Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (K Mauer)  10:47  
Lauvergne Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:47  
  10:37 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nelson (1 ST) 
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:24
[DEN 2-3]
 
  10:08 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:08  
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:42
[DEN 4-3]
 
  09:30 Towns Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:28  
Lauvergne Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  09:07  
  09:07
[MIN 4-4]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:07
[MIN 5-4]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  08:49 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
Nelson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:26
[MIN 7-4]
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  07:59
[DEN 6-7]
 
  07:43
[MIN 9-6]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Faried Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  07:29
[DEN 8-9]
 
  07:10 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:09  
  07:04 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:45
[MIN 11-8]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  06:32  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:30  
  06:30 Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Lewis) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  06:25  
  06:21 Martin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:20  
  06:12 Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:12  
Team Rebound  06:12  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:12  
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:11  
Lauvergne Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:11
[DEN 10-11]
 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  05:58  
  05:58
[MIN 12-10]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:58 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:57  
  05:57 Towns Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
  05:57 Towns Technical (K Mauer) 
Gallinari Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  05:57
[DEN 11-12]
 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:57
[DEN 12-12]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:45 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:43 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:40 Towns Dunk Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:39  
Lauvergne 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  05:33
[DEN 15-12]
 
  05:16 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:14  
Faried Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST)  05:10
[DEN 17-12]
 
Lauvergne Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Lewis)  04:55  
  04:55 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  04:55 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Arthur  04:55  
  04:47
[MIN 15-17]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
  04:30 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:30
[DEN 18-15]
 
Nelson Substitution replaced by Foye  04:30  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:30
[DEN 19-15]
 
  04:23 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (1 BLK) 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:21  
Arthur Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  04:06
[DEN 21-15]
 
  03:52
[MIN 17-21]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  03:34  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:33  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  03:31  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:30  
Foye Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer)  03:04  
  03:04 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  03:04 Martin Substitution replaced by Prince 
Harris Substitution replaced by Barton  03:04  
  02:54 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Foye (1 ST) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:35 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Arthur (1 ST) 
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:22
[DEN 23-17]
 
  02:06
[MIN 19-23]
Bjelica Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Faried Hook Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:36
[MIN 21-23]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Barton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Kogut)  01:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:36  
Faried Substitution replaced by Jokic  01:36  
  01:36
[MIN 22-23]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  01:27 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:27
[DEN 24-22]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:27
[DEN 25-22]
 
  01:10 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:08  
Arthur Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:03  
  01:03 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  01:03  
  00:49.9 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Foye (2 ST) 
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST)  00:36.6
[DEN 27-22]
 
  00:14.9 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:13.5  
Barton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST)  00:01.9  
  00:00.0
[MIN 24-27]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (12-14) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jokic (1 ST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST)  11:26
[DEN 30-24]
 
  11:14
[MIN 27-30]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST)  10:58
[DEN 33-27]
 
  10:42
[MIN 29-33]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 35-29]
 
  10:01 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:01  
Arthur Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  09:49
[DEN 37-29]
 
  09:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Arthur Substitution replaced by Miller  09:38  
  09:27
[MIN 31-37]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  09:08  
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  09:06  
  09:06
[MIN 32-37]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  09:06 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Rudez 
  09:06
[MIN 33-37]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:56  
Barton Layup Shot: Missed  08:55  
Team Rebound  08:54  
Barton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  08:39  
  08:38 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:31
[MIN 35-37]
Prince Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:28  
Papanikolaou Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barton (3 AST)  08:18
[DEN 39-35]
 
  08:02 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:01  
  07:51 Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Mauer) 
Jokic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST)  07:39
[DEN 41-35]
 
  07:25
[MIN 37-41]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
Papanikolaou Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:07  
Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:05  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Lewis)  06:49  
  06:39 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:38  
Jokic Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:22
[DEN 43-37]
 
  06:06 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:05  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  05:57
[DEN 46-37]
 
  05:33 Muhammad Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jokic (2 ST) 
Barton Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:29
[DEN 48-37]
 
  05:28 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:28 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:28 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  05:28 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  05:12 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:09  
Papanikolaou Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jokic (1 AST)  04:52
[DEN 50-37]
 
  04:37 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  04:18
[DEN 53-37]
 
  04:00
[MIN 39-53]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Jokic Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jokic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Lewis)  03:37  
  03:37 Prince Substitution replaced by Martin 
Jokic Substitution replaced by Lauvergne  03:37  
  03:25
[MIN 41-53]
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Foye Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:11
[DEN 55-41]
 
  02:50 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:49  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lauvergne (1 AST)  02:39
[DEN 58-41]
 
  02:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:24 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:21 Jump Ball Towns vs Foye (Rubio gains possession) 
Barton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Mauer)  02:21  
  02:13 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Foye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  02:10  
  02:10
[MIN 42-58]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:10
[MIN 43-58]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:58 Rudez Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Lewis) 
  01:50 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:50  
Team Rebound  01:50  
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Faried  01:50  
  01:50 Rudez Substitution replaced by Payne 
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:50
[DEN 59-43]
 
  01:35
[MIN 45-59]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Barton Layup Shot: Missed  01:14  
Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:13  
Barton Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:11
[DEN 61-45]
 
  00:57.1
[MIN 47-61]
Rubio Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:33.2
[DEN 63-47]
 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  00:15.2  
  00:15.2
[MIN 48-63]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:15.2 Payne Substitution replaced by Prince 
  00:15.2
[MIN 49-63]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.4  
Barton Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (12-14) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[MIN 51-63]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
  11:36 Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Lewis) 
Gallinari Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:21
[DEN 65-51]
 
  11:04
[MIN 54-65]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST)  10:47
[DEN 67-54]
 
  10:29
[MIN 56-67]
Wiggins Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
  10:17 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 68-56]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:17
[DEN 69-56]
 
  10:06
[MIN 58-69]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:05  
Faried Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST)  09:41
[DEN 71-58]
 
  09:20 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:19  
Lauvergne Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST)  09:01
[DEN 73-58]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  08:36  
  08:36
[MIN 59-73]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:36
[MIN 60-73]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Lauvergne Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (4 AST)  08:16
[DEN 75-60]
 
  08:05
[MIN 62-75]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Lauvergne Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  07:46  
  07:31 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lauvergne Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:30  
  07:21 Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Lewis) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  07:13  
Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Lewis)  07:10  
  06:59 Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:58  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (5 AST)  06:41
[DEN 78-62]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  06:22  
  06:22
[MIN 63-78]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:22 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  06:22
[MIN 64-78]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  06:10 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:10  
Team Rebound  06:10  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:10  
  06:10 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:54 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:52 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:52
[MIN 66-78]
Towns Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:38
[DEN 80-66]
 
  05:20 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:19  
  05:13 Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Lauvergne Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:13
[DEN 81-66]
 
  05:13 Martin Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Lauvergne Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:13
[DEN 82-66]
 
  05:04 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:02  
Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (1 BLK)  04:56  
  04:54 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gallinari Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  04:52  
  04:52 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:52 Team Rebound 
Lauvergne Substitution replaced by Arthur  04:52  
  04:52
[MIN 67-82]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:37 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:37
[DEN 83-67]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:37
[DEN 84-67]
 
  04:22
[MIN 69-84]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  04:06  
  04:06
[MIN 70-84]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:06 LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:06  
Harris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:27 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Harris Substitution replaced by Barton  03:27  
Faried Substitution replaced by Jokic  03:27  
  03:24 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:17
[MIN 72-84]
LaVine Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Barton (4 AST)  03:04
[DEN 87-72]
 
  02:45
[MIN 74-87]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Jokic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:18  
  02:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nelson Substitution replaced by Foye  02:18  
  02:18 Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller 
Jokic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Lewis)  02:01  
  02:01 Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:01 Team Rebound 
  02:01 Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:00 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:00
[MIN 76-87]
LaVine Putback Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:00  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  01:40  
  01:38 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:18 Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Arthur (1 BLK) 
  01:17 Team Rebound 
  01:16 Bjelica Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Team Rebound 
  01:16 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Foye Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:00
[DEN 89-76]
 
  00:47.4
[MIN 78-89]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jokic (2 AST)  00:31.7
[DEN 92-78]
 
Barton Violation:Defensive Goaltending (E Lewis)  00:07.0  
  00:07.0
[MIN 80-92]
Miller Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (5 AST) 
Barton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Gallinari Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.6  
Gallinari Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Mauer) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:25 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:24  
  11:19 Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Lewis) 
Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bjelica (1 BLK)  11:00  
Team Rebound  10:59  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:59  
Arthur Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer)  10:46  
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (3 PF) (E Lewis)  10:40  
  10:26 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:24 Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:21 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jokic (1 BLK) 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:20 Jump Ball Dieng vs Jokic (Miller gains possession) 
  10:08 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:07  
  09:59 Dieng Foul: Personal (4 PF) (E Lewis) 
Barton Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:50  
  09:32 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jokic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:31  
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
Jokic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:15  
  09:11 Bjelica Foul: Personal (3 PF) (E Lewis) 
  09:11 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns 
Barton Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  09:06
[DEN 94-80]
 
  08:52 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Arthur (2 ST) 
Barton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST)  08:47  
  08:41 LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jokic (2 BLK) 
  08:41 Team Rebound 
  08:41  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Faried  08:41  
  08:33 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:32  
Jokic Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:14
[DEN 96-80]
 
  07:57 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Barton Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  07:52  
  07:52
[MIN 81-96]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:52 Miller Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  07:52 Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:52  
Jokic Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (M Kogut)  07:41  
Jokic Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:41  
  07:41 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:22 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:21 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:10 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:09  
Papanikolaou Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:54  
Foye Substitution replaced by Nelson  06:54  
  06:42
[MIN 83-96]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 Team Rebound 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Gallinari  06:26  
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  06:19  
  06:19
[MIN 84-96]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  06:19
[MIN 85-96]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  06:05 LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Barton Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:05
[DEN 97-85]
 
Jokic Substitution replaced by Harris  06:05  
  06:05 Dieng Substitution replaced by Rudez 
Barton Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:05
[DEN 98-85]
 
  05:54 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Faried (2 BLK) 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:52  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:31
[MIN 87-98]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  05:05  
Nelson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  04:59  
  04:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:59 Rudez Substitution replaced by Martin 
  04:59
[MIN 88-98]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:59
[MIN 89-98]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:45
[DEN 101-89]
 
  04:27 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faried (3 BLK) 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:25  
  04:08 Towns Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:08
[DEN 102-89]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:08
[DEN 103-89]
 
  04:00 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Faried Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  03:59  
  03:59
[MIN 90-103]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:59
[MIN 91-103]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Nelson Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:36
[DEN 105-91]
 
  03:18 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Nelson (2 ST) 
Nelson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barton (5 AST)  02:58
[DEN 107-91]
 
  02:37
[MIN 93-107]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Nelson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  02:23  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:21  
Faried Tip Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:21
[DEN 109-93]
 
  02:14 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:14  
  02:14 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  02:14 Towns Substitution replaced by Rudez 
  02:14 Martin Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  02:14 Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller 
  02:14 LaVine Substitution replaced by Payne 
  02:06
[MIN 95-109]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
  01:52 Payne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:52
[DEN 110-95]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:52  
  01:52 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:40
[MIN 97-110]
Payne Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Faried Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Faried Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  01:12  
  01:12 Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:12 Team Rebound 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  01:12  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Foye  01:12  
Faried Substitution replaced by Jokic  01:12  
  01:12
[MIN 98-110]
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:53.5 Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:53.5
[DEN 111-98]
 
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:53.5
[DEN 112-98]
 
  00:29.8
[MIN 100-112]
Payne Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.8  
  00:07.9 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 4th Quarter
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4th Northwest
33
49
3-7
18-23
15-26
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5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
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