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Minnesota Timberwolves (13-40)


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W 128-96
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W 119-100
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Jokic scores 31 points; Nuggets beat Timberwolves 114-103

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nikola Jokic scored 16 of his 31 points in the first quarter as the Denver Nuggets took control and the playoff-bound Nuggets held off a second-half rally in a 114-103 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

JaVale McGee had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Vlatko Cancar scored a career-high 14 points off the bench for Denver. The Nuggets rested Michael Porter Jr. after clinching home-court advantage in the first round with their 117-112 victory at Charlotte in their previous game.

Denver sits No. 4 in the Western Conference, a game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for third.

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns24.9
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns10.5
Assists: Ricky Rubio6.4
FG%: Naz Reid52.2%
Steals: Ricky Rubio1.48
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.21
Defense (Rank)
Points: 117.6 (29)
Rebounds: 45.8 (22)
Assists: 26.7 (29)
FG%: 48.2% (28)
FT%: 78.4% (20)
3P%: 39.2% (30)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.0 (18)
Rebounds: 43.5 (20)
Assists: 25.6 (11)
FG%: 44.7% (27)
FT%: 76.4% (21)
3P%: 35.0% (25)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Utah 50 20 .714 --
x-Denver 46 24 .657 4.0
Portland 41 29 .586 9.0
Minnesota 22 48 .314 28.0
Oklahoma City 21 49 .300 29.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/27/2021 Malik Beasley Reinstate/Suspension
2/25/2021 Malik Beasley League Suspension 12 games
2/13/2021 Ashton Hagans Waived
12/19/2020 Tyler Cook Waived
12/19/2020 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/3/2021 Malik Beasley Hamstring
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