Denver 103, Minnesota 101

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 20, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #8 Marc Davis, #30 John Goble
Attendance - 17263

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Minnesota 30 16 27 20 8 101
Denver 18 33 25 17 10 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 16-17 9-10 7-7 L1
Denver 18-15 9-7 9-8 W1

Recap


NUGGETS 103, TIMBERWOLVES 101 (OT): Al Harrington came off the bench to score a season-high 31 points and host Denver snapped a three-game losing streak.

Arron Afflalo added 20 points, including the go-ahead basket and two free throws in the final 33.7 seconds, as the Nuggets beat Minnesota for the seventh consecutive time and improved to 17-1 in the last 18 meetings with the Timberwolves.

Rookie Kenneth Faried had 10 points and a season-high 14 rebounds to help injury-depleted Denver win for only the fourth time in its last 14 games.

The Timberwolves had their three-game winning streak snapped despite a seventh straight double-double from Kevin Love, who had 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Harrington scored the Nuggets' final seven points in regulation, including a tying 3-pointer with 1:39 to play that sent the game into overtime.

The Nuggets trailed by as many as 14 points in the second quarter before Harrington sparked a comeback by scoring 10 points in a 23-4 spurt to give Denver a 51-46 halftime lead

Harrington hit a pair of 3-pointers in a 15-3 run as Denver opened a 69-59 lead in the third, but Minnesota answered with 10 straight points to go ahead early in the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic set a franchise record with his sixth straight game with at least five offensive rebounds. He broke the mark held by Love. ... Nuggets leading scorer Danilo Gallinari (left ankle sprain) missed his eighth straight game and forward Nene (calf) sat out his fifth in a row. Guard Rudy Fernandez (lower back strain) missed his second straight game.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Denver
Kevin Love 22 Scoring Al Harrington 31
Luke Ridnour 6 Assists Andre Miller 12
Kevin Love 13 Rebounds Kenneth Faried 14
Kevin Love 7 Free Throws Made Arron Afflalo 8
Ricky Rubio 3 Steals Kenneth Faried 2
Luke Ridnour 2 Blocks Kenneth Faried 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 101 36.4 6-27 23-24 23 50 8 7 15
Denver 103 40.2 5-22 24-35 23 57 11 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Utah. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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