The Denver Nuggets lead the Minnesota Timberwolves, 62-50, at halftime. Three Nuggets starters are already in double digits for points. Carmelo Anthony leads with 14 points, followed by Arron Afflalo’s 12 and Ty Lawson’s 10. Lawson has added six assists and two steals. He has been making the most of his extended playing time with Chauncey Billups out.
Off the bench, Al Harrington has contributed 11 points, and J.R. Smith has added nine points and four rebounds.
Anthony, Afflalo and Nene each have three fouls already.
Minnesota’s Kevin Love continues his strong play this season, just one rebound short of a double-double. He has 18 points and nine rebounds (five offensive). The closest scorer for Minnesota is Martell Webster with eight points off the bench.
Michael Beasley has zero points and is 0-of-8 from the field. As a team, Minnesota is shooting 38.3 percent from the field, while the Nuggets are shooting 48.7.