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NBA Game Summary - Denver at Minnesota



(Wednesday, February 12th)

Final Score: Minnesota 117, Denver 90

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love scored a game-high 32 points to go with 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 117-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets at the Target Center.

Corey Brewer added 22 points and five steals and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, 12 assists and seven steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a four-game skid.

"It's always a tough game before the break. We came out with energy. We were excited to play and knew we needed a win. We came out and played hard. It was a great game for us," Love said.

Jose Juan Barea had 18 points off the bench and Chase Budinger finished with 12 in the win.

Jordan Hamilton led the Nuggets with 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists and three steals. J.J. Hickson added 14 points and 13 rebounds and Evan Fournier scored 13 points for Denver, losers in four straight.

"Thank god for the All-Star break. We've been on a nasty slide. This break couldn't come at a better time," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said.

The Timberwolves opened the game on a 19-3 run and held a 31-19 lead after 12 minutes. Minnesota shot 50 percent (13-for-26) from the field in the first quarter.

The Wolves lead swelled to 24 in the second quarter after a Budinger 3-pointer made the score 61-37 with 1:18 left in the half, and the hosts led 61-41 entering the break.

Denver pulled within 17 early in the third quarter, but Love and Minnesota quickly restored Minnesota's 24-point advantage after he drained a 3-pointer for a 68-44 lead at the 9:17 mark.

A Fournier layup later in the quarter got the Nuggets deficit down to 18, but nine straight points from the Wolves made it 89-62 before Fournier closed out the period with a pair of free throws.

The Wolves led by as many as 36 in the final frame while winning going away.

Game Notes

Minnesota scored 29 points off 21 Denver turnovers. The Wolves have forced at least 20 turnovers 16 times this season ... Love was 11-for-20 from the field and 6-for-11 from 3-point range ... Denver's Randy Foye had 10 points and four assists, but was 3-for-12 from the floor and turned it over eight times ... Denver was 33-for-84 (39.3 percent) from the field.

02/13 00:57:37 ET

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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
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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
 
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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
 
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