Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Edwards scored 38 points and hit 10 of 14 3-point attempts, Karl-Anthony Towns scored 32 points, and the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves (13-15) beat the Denver Nuggets (14-14) 124-107 (40-32, 35-29, 33-27, 16-19) on Wednesday night.

Player of the Game
Anthony  Edwards
Anthony Edwards
Points 38
Accuracy 14-21
Rebounds 5
Assists 1

D'Angelo Russell had 16 points and Patrick Beverley scored 11 for Minnesota, which snapped a 12-game skid against Denver by going 23-for-48 from 3-point range.

Nikola Jokic had 27 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his sixth triple-double of the season, Monte Morris scored 15, Zeke Nnaji added 13 and Jeff Green scored 10 for the Nuggets. Markus Howard had 14 before leaving with a left knee injury.

The Timberwolves hit their first five shots and eight of their first 10 attempts of the game to race out to a 20-9 lead. A 10-2 run made it 31-15 with 4:01 left in the first but Denver rallied to get within 40-32 at the end of the first.

Nnaji opened the second with a layup but Minnesota responded with a 13-3 run to lead 53-37. Will Barton's running layup made 57-47 but the Timberwolves scored the next 10 points to lead by 20.

The Nuggets got within 75-61 at halftime.

Denver got within 83-72 early in the third quarter but Minnesota continued to shoot well.

Towns converted a three-point play, hit a 3-pointer, and drained two free throws and Edwards scored on a finger roll and another from behind the arc to push the lead back to 98-76. Edwards' seventh 3-pointer of the night put the Timberwolves ahead by 23.

Three free throws by Green got the Nuggets back within 20 heading into the fourth. Howard hit a 3-pointer to open the fourth. Howard limped off the court with help after Jaden McDaniels rolled up his left leg when they were going for a loose ball with 9:23 left.

Minnesota cooled off considerably in the fourth, missing its first 11 shots of the period while Denver got within 12 with 5:45 left. Towns ended the drought with a 20-foot jumper with 5:32 left. Edwards hit a layup and two more 3-pointers, and the Timberwolves closed it out.

Nuggets: Nikola Jokic 27 (9/12 2PT, 2/4 3PT, 10 REB, 11 AST, 4 TO), Monte Morris 15 (3/5 3PT, 5 AST, 4 TO), Markus Howard 14 (4/9 3PT), Zeke Nnaji 13 (2/4 3PT, 9 REB), Jeff Green 10 (3/7 2PT).

T'wolves: Anthony Edwards 38 (4/7 2PT, 10/14 3PT, 5 REB), Karl-Anthony Towns 32 (9/11 2PT, 3/7 3PT, 5/5 FT, 4 AST, 3 STL), D'Angelo Russell 16 (3/8 3PT, 8 REB, 7 AST), Patrick Beverley 11 (3/7 3PT, 8 AST).

Full game highlights:

Nikola Jokic highlights:

Anthony Edwards highlights:

Sveikiname! Jūs buvote pasirinktas dalyvauti naujame finansiniame projekte, kurio stabilios pajamos yra iki tūkstančio dolerių (1000 USD) per savaitę. Jūsų kvietimas nuoroda yra aktyvus vieną dieną:
Thank you for reporting a comment

Add comment

We have the right to remove comments which are offensive, contains abusive language, or violates other rules of the website
Denver Nuggets
Minnesota Timberwolves
Field goals

Best players

Nikola  Jokic
27 PTS
11/16 FG
3/5 FT
Anthony  Edwards
38 PTS
14/21 FG
0/0 FT
Nikola  Jokic
10 REB
Minnesota Timberwolves
Few players
Nikola  Jokic
11 As
4 TO
35 MIN
Patrick  Beverley
8 As
1 TO
30 MIN
Nikola  Jokic
34 EFF
75% 2P%
50% 3P%
Anthony  Edwards
35 EFF
57% 2P%
71% 3P%