Wolves’ bench leads the way in 130-115 win against Nuggets
Karl-Anthony Towns added a double-double with 24 points and 1′ rebounds for Minnesota, but their bench outscored Denver’s 48-17 through the first 3 quarters. Minnesota´s second unit took advantage when Denver star Nikola Jokic rested in the first half to take a commanding lead the Timberwolves wouldn´t relinquish.
On the other hand, Nikola Jokic finished with 21 points, 16 rebounds, and 9 assists, but sat the entire fourth quarter with Minnesota’s lead ballooning to 30 and the Nuggets playing the first game of a back-to-back. Denver had its five-game winning streak snapped.
Nuggets: Finish a six-game road trip Wednesday at Utah.
Timberwolves: Start a home-and-home series with the Pistons at Detroit on Thursday.