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Friday, November 15th (All times Eastern)

Minnesota Timberwolves (6-3) at Denver Nuggets (3-4), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves are back on the road and will visit the Denver Nuggets Friday night at Pepsi Center.

Love is the second-leading scorer in the NBA with 27.1 points per game and helped the Timberwolves win for the third time in four tries in Wednesday's 124-95 thrashing of Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The sharp-shooting big man pumped in 33 points, grabbed eight rebounds and handed out six assists, while Corey Brewer scored a season-high 27 points. Ricky Rubio was a major contributor once again with 16 points, a career-best 16 assists, six boards and three steals for Minnesota, which shot 54.9 percent for the game and connected on 11-of-22 3-pointers.

"We wanted to keep him pushing the ball," Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman said of his point guard. "It always helps when you're making shots, and tonight we were making shots."

Brewer was 5-for-5 from downtown.

Minnesota's largest lead was a 115-76 advantage early in the fourth quarter and the team improved to 6-0 this season when shooting 42 percent or better. The Wolves are second in the NBA with 108.2 points per game.

At 6-3, the Wolves are off to their best start since opening 2004-05 with a 6-3 record. The last time Minny won at least seven of its first 10 was back in 2001-02, when the team started 9-1.

Wolves guard Kevin Martin did not play because of flu-like symptoms and is questionable for Friday. He is second on the team with 24.6 ppg.

Denver has won three of four as well and recorded a 111-99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday in the Rocky Mountains. Timofey Mozgov led the way with a career-high-tying 23 points and nine rebounds, while Kenneth Faried tallied 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who scored 20 points off 15 L.A. turnovers.

Ty Lawson contributed 19 points and seven assists in the victory and Wilson Chandler netted 12 off the bench.

"With everybody healthy, we're a pretty good team. We can play with the best of them," Chandler said after his season debut.

Faried has been on fire the last two games, posting at least 15 points and 13 rebounds in that time.

The Nuggets, who have won consecutive games for the first time this season and recorded a season-high in points versus the Lakers, are 45-1 in their last 46 games at home when scoring 100-plus points.

Denver and Minnesota split four meetings a season ago, but the Nuggets have defeated the Wolves 21 times in the past 25 encounters. The T'Wolves have lost six of seven and 11 of 13 trips to Pepsi Center.

11/15 10:05:25 ET

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San Antonio «90
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Chicago ABC
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Houston TNT, CSN-HOU
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
3rd
MIA 57
CHA 57
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
12th
NYM 3
ATL 3
 
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
12th
PIT 2
MIL 2
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
 
11th
TAM 1
NYY 1
 
8th
KAN 3
MIN 8
 
7th
CHC 0
CIN 8
 
6th
TEX 2
CWS 5
 
3rd
OAK 2
HOU 0
 
4th
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
3rd
COL 1
PHI 1
 
3rd
SDP 0
SFG 4
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
3rd
MIA 57
CHA 57
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
2nd Intermission
BOS 3
DET 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3