Timberwolves Vs. Nuggets Final Score: Ty Lawson Scores 37 In Blowout Victory Over Minnesota

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Timberwolves Vs. Nuggets: Ty Lawson Goes Crazy With 10 Three-Pointers In 130-106 Blowout Victory Over Minnesota

It was raining three-point shots inside the Pepsi Center on Saturday night in the Denver Nuggets' 130-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson went wild in the game, scoring 37 points, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing the ball out for six assists. The best part of his 37 points was that he made 10-of-11 three-pointers on the night. He joined J.R. Smith as the only other Nugget to nail 10 three-pointers in a single game. The one three-point shot Lawson missed came at the end of the third quarter.

Smith wasn't too shabby from the three-point line either in the game. He made 6-of-11 for 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds. The team made 19 three-pointers, a new franchise record.

The starters, with the exception of Danilo Gallinari, all scored at least 10 points. Aside from Lawson's 37, Gary Forbes and Nene each put in 10 and Kenyon Martin added 12 points (as well as eight rebounds). Raymond Felton contributed greatly off the bench with 11 points and 14 assists. Al Harrington and Kosta Koufos added 12 points and 11 points off the bench, respectively.

Gallinari, meanwhile, left the game with a sprained right ankle and is day-to-day. He joins Arron Afflalo, Chris Andersen and Wilson Chandler among the injured.

While the Nuggets had eight scorers in double-digits, the Wolves countered with seven of their own, led by Martell Webster and Lazar Hayward with 15 each. Jonny Flynn added 10 points and nine assists.

The Nuggets (49-31, 32-8 home) swept the season series, 4-0, with the Wolves. The Nuggets will face the Golden State Warriors on Monday night when they look for their 50th win of the season.


Timberwolves Vs. Nuggets: Will Denver Take The Season Series As Minnesota Plays Without Kevin Love?

With just three games left in the regular season, the Denver Nuggets are looking at the fifth spot in the Western Conference playoffs. The Minnesota Timberwolves, however, are tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the worst record in the league at 17-62. And just like the last few games for the T'Wolves, Kevin Love will not play due to an injured groin.

The Nuggets will look to sweep the four-game season series with a win on Saturday night. The Nuggets won the first contest back in December in a close 115-113 contest, and that was with Kevin Love scoring 43 points and pulling down 17 rebounds. Love put up another double-double (26 points, 14 rebounds) in another losing effort at the end of December. And to sound like a broken record again, Kevin Love scored 18 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a February loss. Without Love around, how well will the Wolves do?

Minnesota enters the game with a 12-game losing streak that stretches back to March 13. The Nuggets, meanwhile, play this game having dropped two games to the Oklahoma City Thunder, their likely first-round opponent, this past week.

Wilson Chandler will not be in the lineup tonight due to his injured ankle.

Tip-off is 7:00 p.m. MT at the Pepsi Center.

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