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.