Denver 113, Minnesota 100

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 5, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - # Curtis Blair, #36 David Jones, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 15389

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 25 34 28 26 113
Minnesota 23 23 38 16 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 30-21 21-6 9-15 W1
Minnesota 11-39 9-16 2-23 L3

Recap

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Aaron Afflalo added 22 points as the Denver Nuggets got past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 113-100, on Saturday.

Chauncey Billups chipped in 21 points and 13 assists for the Nuggets, who shot 54 percent from the floor to bounce back from a home loss to Utah on Friday.

Denver was up 72-58 after Billups drained a 3-pointer with 9:06 left in the third and held onto a double-digit edge until the Timberwolves made their run, closing with a 12-4 burst to pull within 87-84 heading into the final frame.

Minnesota hung around for most of the fourth quarter, sitting within four points with three minutes to play. But J.R. Smith hit a jumper and Billups scored seven points over the final 2:18 to help the Nuggets pull away.

Kevin Love collected 18 points and 19 rebounds for his 36th straight double-double and Michael Beasley scored 23 for the Timberwolves, who have dropped three straight and nine of 10.

Top Game Performances

Denver   Minnesota
Carmelo Anthony 25 Scoring Michael Beasley 23
Chauncey Billups 13 Assists Michael Beasley 5
Al Harrington 7 Rebounds Kevin Love 19
Carmelo Anthony 5 Free Throws Made Michael Beasley 8
J.R. Smith 3 Steals Wesley Johnson 2
Chris Andersen 1 Blocks Darko Milicic 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 113 54.4 11-27 16-22 30 46 2 4 16
Minnesota 100 38.9 7-27 19-26 23 45 5 6 8

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .231 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Houston. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .682 after a loss.
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