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Notebook: Nuggets 131, Wolves 103


Posted Friday April 27, 2012 12:03AM

By Phil Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: The Denver Nuggets clinched the sixth seed in the Western Conference with ease on Thursday, making 63 percent of their shots and roaring to a 131-103 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. The Nuggets, who have never missed the postseason in George Karl's eight seasons as coach, will open the postseason Sunday in Los Angeles against the Lakers, who have won all six previous playoff series between the teams.

JaVale McGee scored 19 points, one of seven Nuggets with at least a dozen, and Denver, the NBA's highest-scoring team, piled up 80 points in the paint against a hapless Minnesota defense. Denver went on a 16-2 second-quarter run to turn the game into a blowout, then spent the rest of the night taking turns making layups, finally finishing with a season-high point total.

J.J. Barea scored 20 points for the Wolves, who suffered their most lopsided loss of the season and closed the year by losing 13 of their last 14 games. Nikola Pekovic scored 18 points and, by making 56.4 percent of his shots this season, set a new franchise record for field-goal percentage, easily outdoing Kevin Garnett's Wolves-record 52.6 percent mark set in 2005-06.

The game was an emotional one for Minnesota center Brad Miller, who sobbed on the Minnesota bench after being removed with 5:09 remaining in the final game of his 14-year career. Miller, a two-time All-Star, announced his retirement last month.

QUOTABLE: "Did anybody pick us higher than sixth? I don't recall anyone picking us to make the playoffs."
-- Denver coach George Karl, saying he was "satisfied" with the Nuggets sixth-place finish in the Western Conference.

THE STAT: 52-65-65-71: Denver's shooting percentage by quarter, reflecting the Wolves' defensive intensity. The Nuggets set a new season-high with 62.9 percent shooting for the game

TURNING POINT: The Nuggets led by only four entering the second quarter, when coach George Karl chose to use a big lineup with two 7-footers, JaVale McGee and Kosta Koufos, at the same time. The pair overwhelmed Minnesota's defense, with McGee getting free for dunk after dunk. McGee outscored the Wolves 8-4 by himself over the first four minutes of the period, ballooning the lead to double digits for good.

QUOTABLE II: "[Bleep] no."
-- Wolves center Brad Miller, tearful as he was taken out of the game and again in the locker room, asked if the emotion of the moment had made him reconsider his decision to retire after 14 seasons.

HOT: JaVale McGee made 9-for-12 shots, each figure a new high-mark since being traded to Denver in March, and led the Nuggets with 19 points. The former Wizard made 67.5 percent of his shots over the last 10 games, eight of them Denver victories.

NOT: Derrick Williams' rookie season ended with a whimper, as the Wolves' forward averaged only 5.9 points (on 20.0 percent shooting) since April 12. He was 1-for-6 in the Timberwolves' finale.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera was in the third row across from the Wolves' bench, holding her two-month-old son Sebastian, their first appearance at a game since his birth. Rivera, a former Miss Puerto Rico, is married to Minnesota guard J.J. Barea.

ROOKIE WATCH: Kenneth Faried's energy on the floor anchored a pesky Denver defense, and the rookie from Morehead State closed a promising rookie season with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

NOTABLE: Brad Miller launched a 3-pointer from straight away with 7:18 remaining in the game, and when it went, he kissed his shooting hand and raised it aloft. It was the 9,724th and final point of Miller's 14-year career. When he was removed from the game a few minutes later, after recording two more of his four assists, Miller wept on the Wolves' bench as each of his teammates, and finally coach Rick Adelman, hugged him. Miller, who was never drafted out of Purdue but went on to make two All-Star teams, announced his retirement last month. As a tribute, most of his Timberwolves teammates wore Miller's trademark headband during the game. ... Nuggets coach George Karl benched forward Al Harrington for the season's final game, in order to rest his strained right knee for the playoffs. ... The Wolves were without starters Luke Ridnour (sprained ankle), Kevin Love (concussion) and Ricky Rubio (knee surgery) for the seventh straight game. ... Minnesota finished 1-12 in April, and 0-7 at home. Since April 9, 2006, the Wolves have gone 1-28 at Target Center in April. ... Adelman confirmed he will return for a second season as the Timberwolves' coach, though he admitted this season was "a grind," moreso than he expected. "I enjoyed the first 45 games. Before I knew it, I wasn't enjoying it," he said. "It really was hard. The last three weeks have been very difficult. Usually, you feel like if you do these certain things, you have a shot to win. But these three weeks, no matter what we did, it felt like we were behind the eight ball the whole time." The Timberwolves must be aggressive in trying to improve their team this summer, he said -- "Really, we're a piece or two from being in the mix," he said -- and he expects to have a voice in those changes. "When I took the job, we agreed that we will talk through everything we do," he said.

UP NEXT: For the Nuggets, Sunday at L.A. Lakers; rest of playoffs TBA. For the Timberwolves, end of season.

DEN
MIN
   
    • 62.9%

    • 44.9%

    • 50.0%

    • 37.0%

    • 70.0%

    • 63.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENMIN
Total Rebounds4829
Offensive Rebounds128
Turnovers1613
Fast Break Pts:1510
Biggest Lead:324
Points in the Paint:8048
DENMIN
pMcGee   19Barea   20
rbKoufos   11Pekovic   10
aMiller   10Barea   5
sLawson   2Miller   2
bMozgov   2Johnson   2
 
  • 02/20 - MIN 101 @ DEN 103
  • 03/25 - DEN 100 @ MIN 117
  • 04/11 - MIN 107 @ DEN 113
  • 04/26 - DEN 131 @ MIN 102
Denver Nuggets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. GallinariF27:005-70-07-8+1703340101117
K. FariedF31:427-130-01-2+1152735030115
K. KoufosC26:183-50-01-2+2329110410007
A. AfflaloG29:307-123-31-1+1313411120118
T. LawsonG25:287-101-30-1+2822440200015
J. McGee 18:129-120-01-1+1705504011019
A. Miller 20:352-50-21-2+1003310214005
C. Brewer 27:525-101-11-2+1901132110112
T. Mozgov 12:567-80-01-1013404142015
J. Hamilton 12:004-70-10-0+51452001008
J. Stone 08:270-00-00-0+20113010000
C. AndersenDNP - Coach's Decision
A. HarringtonDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24056-895-1014-20 123648302291644131
 62.9%50.0%70.0% team rebs: 8total to: 16
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G18:422-32-20-0-80002100206
A. RandolphF20:514-90-01-2-100223001109
N. PekovicC25:298-120-02-5-22551002101118
M. WebsterG-F27:545-101-40-0-2101131020011
J. BareaG30:557-133-63-4-1601151040120
B. Miller 17:221-31-21-2-10444122004
W. Ellington 22:365-122-50-0-702213100112
M. Beasley 23:375-120-23-4-2101112040013
D. Williams 15:261-50-22-2-50220010004
M. Lee 20:161-60-10-0-142022100012
A. Tolliver 16:521-41-30-0-201341200003
D. MilicicDND - Strained Right Hamstring
L. RidnourDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24040-8910-2712-19 82129221451344102
 44.9%37.0%63.2% team rebs: 10total to: 13

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Fernandez
  • Timberwolves: Love, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Timberwolves: Barea

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #36 David Jones, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 14824
  • Duration: 2:02
Denver Nuggets (38-28) Minnesota Timberwolves (26-40)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Randolph vs Koufos (Lawson gains possession)
Afflalo Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:41  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  11:35
[DEN 2-0]
 
  11:16
[MIN 2-2]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
  10:55 Randolph Violation:Kicked Ball 
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  10:48
[DEN 4-2]
 
  10:29
[MIN 5-4]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Missed  10:15  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:13  
Faried Tip Shot: Missed  10:13  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:12  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:52
[MIN 8-4]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST) 
Faried Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  09:46
[DEN 6-8]
 
  09:24
[MIN 10-6]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST) 
Gallinari Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:05
[DEN 8-10]
 
  08:48 Webster Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:47 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:47
[MIN 12-8]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:33 Webster Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:33
[DEN 9-12]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:33
[DEN 10-12]
 
  08:28 Randolph Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  08:21  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:19  
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:18
[DEN 12-12]
 
  08:04
[MIN 14-12]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:04  
  08:04 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  08:03  
Lawson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:54
[DEN 14-14]
 
  07:43 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:42  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:32  
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:29
[DEN 16-14]
 
  07:17
[MIN 16-16]
Pekovic Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed  07:10  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  07:09  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK)  07:08  
  07:06 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:54
[MIN 18-16]
Webster Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:36
[DEN 18-18]
 
  06:18 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:17  
  06:10 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:10  
Team Rebound  06:10  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:10
[DEN 19-18]
 
  05:54 Webster Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:53  
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:46
[DEN 21-18]
 
  05:46 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:46 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Miller 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:27 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:26  
Koufos Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (2 AST)  05:03
[DEN 23-18]
 
  04:43 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:42  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:20 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Faried Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:15  
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  04:15  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  04:15  
  04:03
[MIN 21-23]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
McGee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  03:41
[DEN 25-21]
 
  03:22
[MIN 23-25]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  02:48 Webster Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Faried Substitution replaced by Koufos  02:48  
  02:44 Beasley Running Hook Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:43  
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  02:31  
  02:21
[MIN 25-25]
Barea Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McGee Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:59
[DEN 27-25]
 
  01:49 Randolph Substitution replaced by Williams 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:49  
  01:49 Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST) 
  01:49 Jump Ball Miller vs Koufos (McGee gains possession) 
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  01:36
[DEN 29-25]
 
  01:19 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:18  
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:48.9 Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  00:45.8  
Brewer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:45.8  
  00:36.9 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:35.9  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.8 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.5 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-28) Minnesota Timberwolves (26-40)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:42  
  11:28 Ellington Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:18 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:12
[MIN 27-29]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Team Rebound 
Koufos Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:55  
  10:42 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:41  
  10:27 Ellington Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:27
[DEN 30-27]
 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lawson  10:27  
  10:27 Team Rebound 
  10:14 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:13  
  09:53 Ellington Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:53
[DEN 31-27]
 
  09:53 Ellington Substitution replaced by Webster 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:35 Lee Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:34  
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:21
[DEN 33-27]
 
  09:03 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
McGee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  09:00
[DEN 35-27]
 
  08:41
[MIN 29-35]
Webster Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McGee Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  08:27
[DEN 37-29]
 
  08:08 Beasley Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  08:08 Beasley Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  08:08  
  08:08 Miller Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  08:08 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  07:54
[DEN 39-29]
 
  07:26 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:25 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:22 Lee Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:21  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:18  
  07:16 Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:13
[DEN 41-29]
 
  06:56 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:55  
  06:55 Lee Substitution replaced by Barea 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Gallinari  06:55  
Gallinari Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:35
[DEN 43-29]
 
  06:17 Tolliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:16  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  06:08
[DEN 45-29]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  05:59  
  05:53
[MIN 31-45]
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST) 
Gallinari Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST)  05:28
[DEN 47-31]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:19  
  05:14
[MIN 33-47]
Webster Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
  04:56 Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:47 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:32
[MIN 35-47]
Beasley Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:12
[DEN 49-35]
 
  03:57 Webster Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Afflalo  03:57  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  03:41
[DEN 51-35]
 
  03:30 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (3 AST)  03:26
[DEN 53-35]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:11  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Mozgov  03:11  
  03:11 Webster Substitution replaced by Lee 
  03:11 Beasley Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:59 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:58  
Faried Jump Hook Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:42
[MIN 38-53]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  02:24  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  02:23  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:21
[DEN 55-38]
 
  02:12 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:12  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:54 Barea Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:52  
Afflalo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK)  01:49  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:48  
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  01:46
[DEN 57-38]
 
  01:24 Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:18  
  01:18 Barea Technical 
Afflalo Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  01:18
[DEN 58-38]
 
  01:18
[MIN 39-58]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:18
[MIN 40-58]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Mozgov Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  01:06  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:06  
  00:55.4
[MIN 42-58]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  00:52.4 Tolliver Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:52.4
[DEN 59-42]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:52.4  
  00:51.9 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:34.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:33.5  
  00:30.3 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:30.3
[DEN 60-42]
 
Faried Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:30.3  
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:30.3
[DEN 61-42]
 
  00:16.9 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:15.9 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:13.2 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gallinari (1 BLK) 
  00:12.6 Team Rebound 
  00:00.9 Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-28) Minnesota Timberwolves (26-40)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:45  
Faried Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:24
[DEN 63-42]
 
  11:05 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST) 
Faried Dunk Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:52
[MIN 45-63]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Webster (2 AST) 
Koufos Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:24 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:09
[MIN 47-63]
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Randolph (2 AST) 
Faried Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  10:03  
Team Rebound  10:01  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:56
[DEN 65-47]
 
  09:44
[MIN 49-65]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (4 AST)  09:26
[DEN 68-49]
 
  09:07 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:05 Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  09:04  
Faried Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:53
[DEN 70-49]
 
  08:36
[MIN 52-70]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:20  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:15
[DEN 72-52]
 
Faried Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  08:00  
  08:00
[MIN 53-72]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  08:00
[MIN 54-72]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST)  07:40
[DEN 74-54]
 
  07:21 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:20  
Gallinari Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:06 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:57  
  06:57 Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:57 Team Rebound 
  06:57
[MIN 55-74]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:39
[DEN 76-55]
 
Koufos Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:29  
  06:29 Randolph Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  06:24 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:22  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:16
[DEN 79-55]
 
  06:02
[MIN 57-79]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
  05:41 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:41 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  05:41  
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:41
[DEN 80-57]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:41
[DEN 81-57]
 
McGee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:26  
  05:14 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:12  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST)  05:04
[DEN 84-57]
 
Faried Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:44  
  04:44 Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:44 Team Rebound 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  04:44  
Faried Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:44  
  04:44
[MIN 58-84]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  04:25  
  04:23 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:20 Ellington Layup Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:19  
Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  04:02  
  03:58 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:58  
McGee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:44  
McGee Violation:Kicked Ball  03:29  
  03:19
[MIN 60-84]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST)  03:02
[DEN 86-60]
 
  02:43 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:39
[MIN 62-86]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Miller (8 AST)  02:22
[DEN 89-62]
 
  02:08 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:07 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:06  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:06  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Koufos  02:06  
  02:06 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:05  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (9 AST)  01:41
[DEN 91-62]
 
  01:18
[MIN 64-91]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:53.4  
  00:53.4 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Miller 
  00:44.9 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  00:43.4  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST)  00:37.9  
  00:29.5
[MIN 67-91]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Webster (3 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:09.6
[DEN 93-67]
 
  00:04.0
[MIN 69-93]
Webster Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (38-28) Minnesota Timberwolves (26-40)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Miller (10 AST)  11:44
[DEN 95-69]
 
McGee Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  11:32  
  11:32
[MIN 70-95]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:32 Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  11:32  
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  11:14
[DEN 97-70]
 
  10:59 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:58  
McGee Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST)  10:44
[DEN 99-70]
 
  10:44 Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  10:44
[DEN 100-70]
 
  10:34 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:33  
Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:20
[DEN 102-70]
 
  10:08 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:07  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:53 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  09:45  
  09:45
[MIN 71-102]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Faried  09:45  
  09:45 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Williams 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Mozgov  09:45  
  09:45
[MIN 72-102]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST)  09:29  
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:28  
  09:17
[MIN 75-102]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
  09:04 Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:04  
Team Rebound  09:04  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:04
[DEN 103-75]
 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:55  
  08:55  
  08:55 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:55 Team Rebound 
  08:55
[MIN 76-103]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Brewer Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:38 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:37 Lee Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:36  
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  08:27  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:27  
Miller Substitution replaced by Stone  08:27  
  08:20
[MIN 78-103]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Faried Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:04  
  07:54
[MIN 80-103]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:35  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:27 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:18
[MIN 83-103]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Faried (3 AST)  06:51
[DEN 106-83]
 
  06:40
[MIN 86-106]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:22
[DEN 108-86]
 
  06:12 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:11  
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:08  
  06:07 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:05
[DEN 110-86]
 
  06:05 Beasley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:05
[DEN 111-86]
 
  05:55
[MIN 88-111]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
Mozgov Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  05:44
[DEN 113-88]
 
  05:31 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Team Rebound 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:26
[MIN 90-113]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST) 
Mozgov Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  05:09  
Mozgov Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:09  
  05:09 Miller Substitution replaced by Randolph 
  05:00
[MIN 92-113]
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:34
[DEN 115-92]
 
  04:21
[MIN 94-115]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Mozgov Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  04:05
[DEN 117-94]
 
  03:52 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:51  
Hamilton Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stone (1 AST)  03:37
[DEN 119-94]
 
  03:21 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:20  
Faried Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  03:15  
Faried Foul: Personal (5 PF)  03:10  
  03:10
[MIN 95-119]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:10
[MIN 96-119]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:58
[DEN 121-96]
 
  02:51 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:49  
Mozgov Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (2 AST)  02:42
[DEN 123-96]
 
  02:28 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:26  
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:17  
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  02:15  
Faried Putback Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:15
[DEN 125-96]
 
  01:52
[MIN 98-125]
Randolph Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:35
[MIN 100-125]
Ellington Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Randolph (3 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Stone (2 AST)  01:17
[DEN 127-100]
 
  01:07 Randolph Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:06  
Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  01:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:02  
  00:48.9 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Stone (1 ST) 
Hamilton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Stone (3 AST)  00:47.2
[DEN 129-100]
 
  00:36.9 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Stone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:34.9  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.4  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:30.4  
Mozgov Putback Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:30.4
[DEN 131-100]
 
  00:21.1
[MIN 102-131]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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5th Northwest
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