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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      DENVER           25   29   27   26    107  
      MINNESOTA        27   24   22   31    104     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   DEN - CARMELO ANTHONY 26, KENYON MARTIN 24, 
                      ANDRE MILLER 22
                MIN - SAM CASSELL 27, KEVIN GARNETT 26, 
                      LATRELL SPREWELL 16

HIGH REBOUND:   DEN - MARCUS CAMBY 9, GREG BUCKNER 7, CARMELO 
                      ANTHONY 6
                MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 16, LATRELL SPREWELL 8, 
                      MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   DEN - ANDRE MILLER 15, EARL BOYKINS 5, KENYON 
                      MARTIN 4
                MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 7, SAM CASSELL 5, TROY 
                      HUDSON 4

         ATT:   19,904

Box Score

DENVER (107) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Anthony 37 10-15 6-8 1-6 3 0 26 Nene 13 1-4 0-1 0-1 1 4 2 M Camby 27 5-10 0-0 0-9 0 5 10 D Johnson 20 4-8 0-0 1-4 0 0 9 A Miller 34 10-20 2-2 1-4 15 2 22 K Martin 33 10-17 4-6 3-5 4 6 24 F Elson 4 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 G Buckner 25 0-3 0-0 2-7 1 3 0 E Najera 19 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 4 0 E Boykins 15 2-10 0-0 1-2 5 1 4 W Person 13 4-4 0-0 0-3 1 2 10 B Russell DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 46-94 12-17 9-43 31 27 107 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.489, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (D Johnson 1-3, A Miller 0-1, F Elson 0-1, G Buckner 0-2, E Boykins 0-2, W Person 2-2). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:4 (M Camby 2, K Martin, C Anthony). Turnovers:8 (A Miller 2, D Johnson 2, W Person, Nene, K Martin, E Najera). Steals: 8 (A Miller 3, K Martin 2, G Buckner, Nene, F Elson). MINNESOTA (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Sprewell 29 5-15 3-3 3-8 0 1 16 K Garnett 43 8-19 10-11 6-16 7 3 26 M Olowokandi 21 1-5 1-2 1-7 0 4 3 T Hassell 21 0-3 2-4 1-3 2 4 2 T Hudson 21 3-9 2-2 0-2 4 2 9 W Szczerbiak 32 5-10 3-4 0-2 2 1 15 S Cassell 26 9-18 6-7 1-6 5 4 27 E Griffin 28 2-4 0-0 2-6 1 3 4 F Hoiberg 13 1-5 0-1 1-1 1 1 2 J Thomas 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 A Carter 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 E Johnson DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-88 27-34 15-51 22 23 104 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.386, FT-.794. 3-Point Goals: 9-21, .429 (L Sprewell 3-4, T Hudson 1-2, W Szczerbiak 2-5, S Cassell 3-7, E Griffin 0-2, F Hoiberg 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:5 (S Cassell, F Hoiberg, M Olowokandi, W Szczerbiak, E Griffin). Turnovers:12 (L Sprewell 3, K Garnett 3, M Olowokandi 2, T Hassell 2, S Cassell, E Griffin). Steals: 5 (K Garnett 3, F Hoiberg, T Hudson). -------------------------------------------- DENVER 25 29 27 26 - 107 MINNESOTA 27 24 22 31 - 104 -------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,904. T: 2:26. Officials: Joe Crawford, Luis Grillo, Orlandis Poole.


Extended Box

DENVER (107) AT MINNESOTA (104) DENVER REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === C ANTHONY F 37 10-15 6-8 1 5 6 3 0 0 0 26 NENE F 13 1-4 0-1 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 M CAMBY C 27 5-10 0-0 0 9 9 0 5 0 0 10 D JOHNSON G 20 4-8 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 2 9 A MILLER G 34 10-20 2-2 1 3 4 15 2 3 2 22 K MARTIN 33 10-17 4-6 3 2 5 4 6 2 1 24 F ELSON 4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 G BUCKNER 25 0-3 0-0 2 5 7 1 3 1 0 0 E NAJERA 19 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 E BOYKINS 15 2-10 0-0 1 1 2 5 1 0 0 4 W PERSON 13 4-4 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 10 B RUSSELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 46-94 12-17 9 34 43 31 27 8 8 107 (.489) (.706) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 8 (6 PTS) MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === L SPREWELL F 29 5-15 3-3 3 5 8 0 1 0 3 16 K GARNETT F 43 8-19 10-11 6 10 16 7 3 3 3 26 M OLOWOKANDI C 21 1-5 1-2 1 6 7 0 4 0 2 3 T HASSELL G 21 0-3 2-4 1 2 3 2 4 0 2 2 T HUDSON G 21 3-9 2-2 0 2 2 4 2 1 0 9 W SZCZERBIAK 32 5-10 3-4 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 15 S CASSELL 26 9-18 6-7 1 5 6 5 4 0 1 27 E GRIFFIN 28 2-4 0-0 2 4 6 1 3 0 1 4 F HOIBERG 13 1-5 0-1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 J THOMAS 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A CARTER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 E JOHNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 34-88 27-34 15 36 51 22 23 5 12 104 (.386) (.794) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13 (12 PTS) DENVER 25 29 27 26 - 107 MINNESOTA 27 24 22 31 - 104 BLOCKED SHOTS: DENVER - M CAMBY 2, K MARTIN, C ANTHONY. MINNESOTA - S CASSELL, F HOIBERG, M OLOWOKANDI, W SZCZERBIAK, E GRIFFIN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DENVER 3-11 (.273), D JOHNSON 1-3, A MILLER 0-1, F ELSON 0-1, G BUCKNER 0-2, E BOYKINS 0-2, W PERSON 2-2. MINNESOTA 9- 21 (.429), L SPREWELL 3-4, T HUDSON 1-2, W SZCZERBIAK 2-5, S CASSELL 3- 7, E GRIFFIN 0-2, F HOIBERG 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, LUIS GRILLO, ORLANDIS POOLE. A - 19,904. T - 2:26.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The Denver Nuggets delivered a blow that has the Minnesota Timberwolves staggering toward the canvas. Andre Miller had 22 points and a season-high 15 assists to lead the Nuggets to a 107-104 victory over the Timberwolves, whose postseason hopes took another serious hit. Last season, the Timberwolves were the Western Conference's top seed and eliminated the Nuggets in five games in an emotional first-round series. But the Timberwolves' hopes of making the playoffs for a ninth straight season seem to be fading. Minnesota (40-36) fell 3 1/2 games behind Memphis for the final playoff berth with six games left. "This was a huge setback," Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett said. "It's like waiting on a right hook and getting hit with a body blow. And we got nobody to blame but ourselves." "It's definitely a major, major blow, but it isn't over yet," Timberwolves point guard Sam Cassell said. Miller, Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin kept the Nuggets (44-31) rolling toward the postseason. Denver has won six straight and 20 of its last 22 games, pulling within one-half game of sixth-place Houston. "We keep it (last year's loss in the playoffs) in the back of our minds," Anthony said. "But that's not our main motivation. We just want to keep getting better." "We're playing with confidence and swagger," Martin said. "Coach has us believing in his way of playing the game. We're playing as a team, moving the ball well, being unselfish and aggressive." Effectively getting the Nuggets out in the open court all night, Miller fed Marcus Camby for a dunk with 1:36 to play, giving the Nuggets a 103-98 lead. Miller also hit a clutch jumper with 40 seconds left for a 107-101 advantage. After Garnett's three-point play with 31 seconds left pulled the Timberwolves within 107-104, Miller missed an ill-advised 3-pointer. Minnesota went without a timeout and Cassell's 3-pointer with under four seconds left glanced off the front of the rim. Anthony scored 26 points and Martin 24 before fouling out late in the contest for Denver, which held a 30-10 advantage in fast-break points and a 48-20 edge in points in the paint. "Out transition defense was very poor," Timberwolves coach Kevin McHale said. "They ran it down our (butt) - Miller especially. He attacked us." Cassell scored 27 points and Garnett had 26 and 16 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who battled back from a double-digit third-quarter deficit before falling short. "We knew Minnesota was going to fight," Denver coach George Karl said. "They made some tough shots down the stretch. We gave them some shots, but they earned most of them." A pair of free throws by Wally Szczerbiak with 3:29 remaining pulled the Timberwolves even at 96-96. But Martin fed Anthony for an alley-oop dunk to give Denver the lead for good and Martin scored on a drive with 2:38 to go. "Getting dunks in the last two minutes of the game is huge," Karl said. "I thought that was the key. We're getting dunks and they're taking jump shots." "This was a big game," Miller said. "It all starts with coach (Karl). He keeps us composed. We feel like we can beat anybody right now. The only team that can beat us in the last 23 games, at least is Phoenix." "Games like these are really important for us," Karl said.


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