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Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game Recap - May 16, 2024

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game Recap - May 16, 2024

Final Score: Denver Nuggets 70, Minnesota Timberwolves 115

Game Overview

On May 16, 2024, the Denver Nuggets faced off against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Timberwolves dominated the game, securing a decisive 115-70 victory over the Nuggets.

Game Details

Starting Lineups:

  • Denver Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • Minnesota Timberwolves: D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

Attendance: 19,356

Duration: 2 hours and 28 minutes

Highlights and Key Points

First Quarter:

  • The Timberwolves started strong, outscoring the Nuggets 30-15.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns led with early scoring and defensive blocks.

Second Quarter:

  • Minnesota extended their lead with a 25-15 run.
  • Anthony Edwards contributed with 10 points in the quarter.
  • Halftime score: Timberwolves 55, Nuggets 30.

Third Quarter:

  • The Timberwolves continued their dominance, outscoring the Nuggets 30-20.
  • Rudy Gobert controlled the paint with key rebounds and blocks.
  • End of third quarter: Timberwolves 85, Nuggets 50.

Fourth Quarter:

  • Timberwolves' bench players extended the lead.
  • Jaylen Nowell and Naz Reid added crucial points.
  • Final score: Timberwolves 115, Nuggets 70.

Notable Players

  • Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN): 25 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists
  • Anthony Edwards (MIN): 20 points, 5 assists
  • Rudy Gobert (MIN): 10 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks
  • Jamal Murray (DEN): 18 points, 3 assists

Stats and Summary

Minnesota Timberwolves:

  • Field Goals: 48% (42/87)
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36% (13/36)
  • Free Throws: 85% (18/21)
  • Rebounds: 55
  • Assists: 25
  • Turnovers: 10

Denver Nuggets:

  • Field Goals: 38% (28/74)
  • Three-Point Percentage: 28% (7/25)
  • Free Throws: 70% (7/10)
  • Rebounds: 38
  • Assists: 15
  • Turnovers: 18

The Timberwolves showcased their offensive depth and defensive intensity, securing a comprehensive victory over the Nuggets. Key performances from Towns, Edwards, and Gobert were instrumental in their win. The Nuggets struggled to keep up with Minnesota's pace and efficiency, resulting in a significant loss.

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