Nuggets Lose Fourth-Straight
The Denver Nuggets (24-27) fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night by the final score of 117-90. The All-Star break couldn’t come soon enough for the Nuggets who have had injuries rail their 2013-14′ season. Ty Lawson will have time to rest up over the break after suffering a fractured rib in the loss against the Detroit Pistons last Saturday as this road-trip has brought out the worst in the team, getting outscored 479-to-369.
Kevin Love who was named as an All-Star starter for the Western Conference team stole the show Wednesday night. The power forward would score a game-high 32 points on 11-of-20 shooting, knocking down 6-of-11 shots from behind-the-arc. He would also record a double-double, hauling down 11 rebounds to go along with 8 assists.
Former Nugget Corey Brewer would have himself a game as well. The small forward would score 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting, recording 5 steals and 2 rebounds. Jordan Hamilton played well off of Denver’s bench, scoring a team-high 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting; 2-of-4 from downtown. He would also record 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals in the losing effort.
Center J.J. Hickson would lead the way for Denver’s starting five as he recorded a double-double with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting and 13 rebounds; 6 of which were offensive. Denver couldn’t defend Minnesota tonight with their depleted roster as they allowed the Wolves to shoot 45-of-86, (52.3% percent) from the field.
While trade rumors continue to swirl around Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried before the trade deadline, he hasn’t performed well in the starting line-up of late. He would play in just 19 minutes of action tonight, shooting 2-of-6 from the field while recording 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
The Denver Nuggets (24-27) have the weekend off with the NBA All-Star Break. They will be back in action next week at home against the Phoenix Suns. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT.
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