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
EFF
35
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).

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Denver Nuggets
Minnesota Timberwolves
45%
38/84
Field goals
51%
45/88
54
Rebounds
46
33
Assists
24
5
Steals
10
15
Fouls
23
3
Blocks
5

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
8 DREB
2 OREB
Minnesota Timberwolves
Few players
8 REB
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%