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Afflalo, Nuggets hand Wolves 12th straight loss


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Jan 05 2015 11:31PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) It's been a slog at times for Arron Afflalo in his second tour with the Denver Nuggets as he tries to re-acclimate himself to a team in flux.

Little by little, it's all coming back to him. Just ask the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Afflalo scored 34 points and the Nuggets handed the Timberwolves their 12th straight loss with a 110-101 victory on Monday night.

J.J. Hickson had 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Nuggets shot 55 percent to cruise past the Timberwolves. Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points and Ty Lawson added 12 assists for the Nuggets, whose reserves outscored Minnesota's 47-10.

If the Nuggets (15-20) are going to turn things around after a terrible start, Afflalo will likely be a catalyst. He's averaged 25.3 points on 61 percent shooting over the last three games.

"When you go through struggles, which I was going through, I really tried to find myself and find what makes me a better player, a more effective player," Afflalo said. "I think I'm starting to notice it over the last two or three games, how to be efficient and effective."

Gorgui Dieng tied a career high with 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Shabazz Muhammad added 19 points and six boards for the Wolves (5-28), who are now tied with Philadelphia and New York for fewest wins in the league. The Timberwolves shot just 43 percent and have not won since Dec. 10 while playing without Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin.

"We've just got to dig through these dog days," said Wolves assistant Sam Mitchell, who filled in when Flip Saunders couldn't make it to the arena because of an illness.

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw recently switched up the team's game-day schedule, eliminating the time-honored morning shootaround in favor of a light workout later in the afternoon. Shaw believes starting later in the day gives his players more continuous sleep and has them operating when their bodies are used to exerting their most effort.

The approach was successful on Saturday when the Nuggets thumped the Grizzlies 114-85 and Shaw said before the game on Monday the plan was to employ it the rest of the season to get a large sample size and make a determination going forward about the long-term future.

The Nuggets looked energetic and well-rested again Monday night, though playing against the woeful Timberwolves might have had something to do with it. They outscored the Wolves 19-10 in transition and 56-38 in the paint.

The Wolves allowed the Nuggets to shoot 61 percent in the first half. They turned the ball over eight times and were outscored 13-3 in transition and trailed by 24 points midway through the second quarter.

The veteran Afflalo took it to No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, making him work for his 20 points on 8-for-18 shooting while Afflalo was 11 for 18 - including 4 of 6 on 3-pointers.

"I think I could've done better, a lot better," Wiggins said. "I don't think it was one of my best defensive performances."

TIP-INS

Nuggets: Nate Robinson, who was questionable with a sprained right wrist, scored 12 points in 21 minutes. ... After scoring 26 points and grabbing 25 rebounds in a win over the Wolves in Denver at the end of December, Kenneth Faried had 15 points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes.

Timberwolves: Wiggins was named Western Conference rookie of the month for December. He's won the award in each of the first two months of the season. ... F Chase Budinger missed his second straight game because he was sick and F Robbie Hummel was also out with the same bug.

LINEUP SHUFFLE

The Timberwolves tried to change things up by putting veteran Mo Williams in the starting lineup at point guard and moving rookie Zach LaVine to the bench. But it was just more of the same for a struggling group that can't defend, can't hit a 3-point shot consistently and can't stay healthy.

Williams scored 17 points in 25 minutes. LaVine managed just five on 2-for-9 shooting in 26 minutes.

UP NEXT

Nuggets: Host Orlando on Wednesday.

Timberwolves: Host Phoenix on Wednesday.


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DEN
MIN
     
    • 54.8%

    • 42.7%

    • 36.8%

    • 41.7%

    • 68.8%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DEN MIN
Total Rebounds 41 42
Offensive Rebounds 9 15
Turnovers 12 12
Fast Break Pts: 19 10
Biggest Lead: 24 7
Points in the Paint: 56 38
DEN MIN
p Afflalo   34 Dieng   22
rb Hickson   11 Dieng   12
a Lawson   12 Williams   7
s 3 players   2 3 players   2
b Nurkic   4 Dieng   3
 
  • 12/26 - MIN 102 @ DEN 106
  • 01/05 - DEN 110 @ MIN 101
  • 01/17 - MIN 113 @ DEN 105
  • 03/04 - DEN 100 @ MIN 85
Denver Nuggets (15-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Chandler F 41:06 2-7 0-3 0-0 -9 1 6 7 1 2 0 1 0 0 4
K. Faried F 24:21 6-10 0-0 3-6 0 2 5 7 2 4 0 2 0 2 15
T. Mozgov C 16:44 1-5 0-1 0-0 -10 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 2 0 2
A. Afflalo G 37:23 11-18 4-6 8-8 +18 0 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 34
T. Lawson G 31:34 4-9 0-1 0-1 +12 0 3 3 12 2 2 3 0 1 8
J. Nurkic   21:41 7-11 0-0 0-0 +17 1 5 6 1 1 2 2 4 1 14
J. Hickson   31:59 8-10 0-0 0-1 +17 4 7 11 1 2 2 2 0 0 16
N. Robinson   20:48 5-9 2-5 0-0 +5 0 2 2 6 3 0 1 0 0 12
D. Arthur   14:24 2-5 1-3 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 5
A. Gee DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-84 7-19 11-16   9 32 41 26 22 8 12 6 4 110
  54.8% 36.8% 68.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 12
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Muhammad F 36:41 7-13 2-4 3-4 +3 2 4 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 19
T. Young F 30:03 4-11 1-3 4-4 +14 1 4 5 5 2 2 2 0 0 13
G. Dieng C 34:38 8-12 0-0 6-6 -1 6 6 12 0 2 2 2 3 2 22
A. Wiggins G 40:55 8-18 3-5 1-2 +1 2 5 7 4 1 1 1 0 1 20
M. Williams G 25:21 7-14 3-8 0-0 +18 2 2 4 7 5 0 4 0 0 17
Z. LaVine   25:57 2-9 0-2 1-2 -26 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 5
A. Bennett   15:18 1-6 0-0 0-0 -18 1 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 1 2
T. Daniels   11:05 1-3 1-2 0-0 -14 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
J. Adrien   11:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 -15 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
G. Robinson   09:02 0-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Budinger NWT - Illness
R. Hummel NWT - Illness
Total   240 38-89 10-24 15-18   15 27 42 21 17 7 12 4 6 101
  42.7% 41.7% 83.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13

inactive

  • Nuggets: Foye, Gallinari, McGee
  • Timberwolves: Martin, Pekovic, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Timberwolves: Williams

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #45 Brian Forte, #7 Lauren Holtkamp
  • Attendance: 10386
  • Duration: 2:04
Denver Nuggets (29-46) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dieng vs Mozgov (Lawson gains possession)
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  11:42  
  11:39 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:26
[MIN 2-0]
Young Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK)  11:11  
  11:09 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:02
[MIN 4-0]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:02  
  11:02
[MIN 5-0]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  10:45 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  10:41  
  10:34 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15
[MIN 7-0]
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Chandler Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:00  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:59  
Faried Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:59
[DEN 2-7]
 
  09:39
[MIN 9-2]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  09:23  
Team Rebound  09:23  
  09:23 Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  09:18
[DEN 4-9]
 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:04  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  09:04  
  08:55 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:53  
Nurkic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  08:45
[DEN 6-9]
 
  08:22 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:20  
Afflalo Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:11  
Afflalo Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:11  
  07:58
[MIN 11-6]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:39
[DEN 8-11]
 
  07:26 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  07:14  
  07:10
[MIN 13-8]
Young Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
  06:54 Dieng Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Nurkic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:54
[DEN 10-13]
 
  06:39 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Nurkic (1 ST) 
  06:36 Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:36 Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  06:26 Muhammad Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Nurkic Running Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  06:16
[DEN 12-13]
 
  06:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:47  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  05:36
[DEN 15-13]
 
  05:20 Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  05:12
[DEN 17-13]
 
  04:55 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:53  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nurkic (1 AST)  04:44
[DEN 20-13]
 
  04:22
[MIN 16-20]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:52
[MIN 18-20]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:52  
  03:52 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  03:52  
  03:52
[MIN 19-20]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:32 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:28 Bennett Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
  03:24 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:24
[DEN 21-19]
 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:24  
  03:24 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:24
[DEN 22-19]
 
  03:11 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:10  
Hickson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:45 Bennett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (1 BLK) 
  02:43 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:37 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:35  
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:28
[DEN 24-19]
 
  02:28 Daniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
  02:28 Dieng Substitution replaced by Adrien 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:28  
Team Rebound  02:25  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  02:17
[DEN 27-19]
 
  01:57 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:56  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  01:48
[DEN 29-19]
 
  01:31 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (2 BLK) 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:29  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  01:23
[DEN 32-19]
 
  01:09 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  00:59.3
[MIN 21-32]
Bennett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (2 AST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  00:40.5
[DEN 35-21]
 
  00:29.9 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:28.9  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.5 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.8 Muhammad Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (29-46) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:40 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:24
[MIN 23-35]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:02  
  11:02
[MIN 24-35]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Faried  11:02  
  11:02 LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:02  
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:52
[DEN 37-24]
 
  10:37 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:36  
  10:36 Adrien Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  10:20 Bennett Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Robinson Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:14
[DEN 39-24]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:02  
  09:56 Adrien Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:54  
Hickson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  09:48
[DEN 41-24]
 
  09:32 LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:31  
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  09:26
[DEN 43-24]
 
  09:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:20 Adrien Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  09:20 Daniels Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  09:04 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:02  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:40
[DEN 45-24]
 
  08:14
[MIN 27-45]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (3 AST) 
  07:55 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:55
[DEN 46-27]
 
  07:55 Bennett Substitution replaced by Young 
  07:55 LaVine Substitution replaced by Williams 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:55
[DEN 47-27]
 
Hickson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:54  
Faried Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:47  
  07:41 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:40  
Robinson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  07:38
[DEN 49-27]
 
  07:19 Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:17  
Arthur Layup Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:11 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:03 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:02
[MIN 29-49]
Muhammad Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  07:02  
Faried Substitution replaced by Mozgov  07:02  
  07:02 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:01  
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:50 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:32
[MIN 31-49]
Dieng Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:24  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  06:24  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Afflalo  06:24  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:01 Williams Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:59  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:27 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:26 Team Rebound 
  05:26 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  04:59 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:52 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 51-31]
 
  04:35 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  04:35
[DEN 52-31]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:23  
  04:23 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:23 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  04:23  
  04:23
[MIN 32-52]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:00
[DEN 54-32]
 
  03:37 Young Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:36  
  03:30 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:30
[DEN 55-32]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:30
[DEN 56-32]
 
Hickson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:18  
  03:18
[MIN 33-56]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:18 Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  03:18
[MIN 34-56]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hickson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:09  
  02:52 Young Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:51 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:49
[MIN 36-56]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Nurkic Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  02:34
[DEN 58-36]
 
  02:14 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:13  
Hickson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:00
[DEN 60-36]
 
  01:52 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:52  
  01:42 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (3 BLK) 
  01:39 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:37
[MIN 38-60]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  01:18
[DEN 62-38]
 
  01:03 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Nurkic (2 ST) 
Nurkic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:47.7  
  00:28.9 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:27.7 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:19.8 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:17.2 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.2  
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Arthur  00:17.2  
  00:17.2 Dieng Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  00:02.3
[MIN 41-62]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (29-46) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47
[MIN 43-62]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Chandler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:26
[DEN 64-43]
 
  11:05 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:04 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:02
[MIN 45-64]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  10:56
[DEN 66-45]
 
  10:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:34 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:32  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  10:29  
  10:16 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:15  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:44
[MIN 47-66]
Young Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST)  09:30  
  09:25 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:23
[MIN 49-66]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  09:23  
Chandler Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  09:09  
Chandler Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:09  
  08:58
[MIN 52-66]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST) 
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  08:46
[DEN 68-52]
 
  08:25
[MIN 55-68]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:08
[DEN 70-55]
 
  07:47 Muhammad Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:46  
  07:41 Williams Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (3 BLK)  07:24  
  07:22 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:16
[MIN 58-70]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  07:03 Williams Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  07:03
[DEN 71-58]
 
  07:03 Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  07:03
[DEN 72-58]
 
  07:03 Williams Technical 
Afflalo Free Throw Technical (25 PTS)  07:03
[DEN 73-58]
 
  06:39
[MIN 60-73]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  06:25  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:24  
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST)  06:20
[DEN 75-60]
 
  05:56 Young Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Faried Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (12 AST)  05:46
[DEN 77-60]
 
  05:28
[MIN 62-77]
LaVine Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  05:16 LaVine Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:16 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Muhammad (2 ST)  05:10  
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:06  
  05:00 Bennett Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS)  04:51
[DEN 79-62]
 
  04:36 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
  04:33 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  04:33
[MIN 64-79]
Dieng Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:18  
Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  04:07
[MIN 66-79]
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:07  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hickson  04:07  
  04:07 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  04:07
[MIN 67-79]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:57
[DEN 81-67]
 
  03:34
[MIN 69-81]
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Mozgov 3pt Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:07 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:05  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:54  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed  02:52  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:51  
Afflalo Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (29 PTS)  02:41
[DEN 83-69]
 
  02:15 Bennett Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST) 
Chandler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:06  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  01:38 Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:37  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  01:21  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:19  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Hickson (1 AST)  01:13
[DEN 85-69]
 
  00:51.9 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
  00:51.0 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:51.0  
  00:51.0 Dieng Substitution replaced by Adrien 
  00:51.0 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Nurkic  00:51.0  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Arthur  00:51.0  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:51.0  
  00:47.9 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:46.9  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:26.9
[DEN 87-69]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:07.4  
  00:00.9 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:43 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:38 LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:36 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:36
[MIN 71-87]
Wiggins Putback Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:10 Adrien Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:02 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  11:01  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:43
[DEN 89-71]
 
Arthur Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  10:26  
  10:22 Adrien Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nurkic (4 BLK) 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:20  
Arthur 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  10:04
[DEN 92-71]
 
  09:48 Robinson Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Nurkic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:47  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:27 Daniels Layup Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:26  
Arthur Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST)  09:22
[DEN 94-71]
 
  09:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:21 Robinson Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  09:21 LaVine Substitution replaced by Williams 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Chandler  09:21  
  09:21 Daniels Substitution replaced by Young 
  09:07 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:06 Adrien Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Robinson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:06  
  08:52 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:50 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:45 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:44 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:40
[MIN 73-94]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Young (3 AST) 
Arthur 3pt Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Team Rebound 
Nurkic Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:21  
  08:12
[MIN 76-94]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
Nurkic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:46  
Nurkic Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:43
[DEN 96-76]
 
  07:34 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:33  
Nurkic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adrien (1 BLK)  07:13  
  07:12 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:08 Young Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (2 ST)  07:06  
  07:01
[MIN 79-96]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Young (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:59  
  06:59 Adrien Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Nurkic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:46  
  06:34
[MIN 82-96]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Young (5 AST) 
Chandler Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST)  06:16
[DEN 98-82]
 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:51  
  05:51
[MIN 83-98]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  05:51
[MIN 84-98]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:38  
Team Rebound  05:36  
Nurkic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Robinson (5 AST)  05:26
[DEN 100-84]
 
  05:16 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:14 Dieng Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
Arthur Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:14  
  05:14
[MIN 85-100]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:14
[MIN 86-100]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Nurkic Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:50
[MIN 88-100]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST)  04:31  
Arthur Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:20  
  04:20
[MIN 89-100]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Nurkic Substitution replaced by Faried  04:20  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:20  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Afflalo  04:20  
  04:20
[MIN 90-100]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:56  
Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  03:55  
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:54
[DEN 102-90]
 
  03:54 Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:54  
  03:54 Dieng Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  03:39 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:38  
  03:17 Williams Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:17  
Team Rebound  03:17  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Robinson  03:17  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:17
[DEN 103-90]
 
  03:09 Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hickson (2 ST) 
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Robinson (6 AST)  03:04
[DEN 105-90]
 
  02:58 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:58  
  02:51
[MIN 92-105]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (4 AST) 
Faried Jump Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  02:30
[DEN 107-92]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:16  
  02:16
[MIN 93-107]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:16 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Robinson 
  02:16 Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  02:16
[MIN 94-107]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  02:05 Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:05  
  02:05 Dieng Substitution replaced by Bennett 
  02:05 Young Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:05  
  02:05 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:43 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  01:42  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  01:18
[DEN 110-94]
 
  01:02
[MIN 96-110]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:37.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:32.2
[MIN 98-110]
Wiggins Driving Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Robinson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:08.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:01.5
[MIN 101-110]
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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