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NBA - - Dunn​,​ Jones help Wolves ​handle Nuggets


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MINNEAPOLIS - Reserve point guards Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones s
​tarred as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets, 111-108 at the Target Center.


Dunn, 5th overall pick this season out of Providence College started ​at​ point guard in lieu of Ricky Rubio​,​ who went home (Spain) to attend the funeral of his grandmother.

Timberwolves behemoth and reigning Rookie of the Year Karl Anthony Towns paced the Wolves with 32 points on top of 12 boards, 7 dimes, 4 blocks and a steal.

Andrew Wiggins complemented ​Towns with 24 points​ while​ Shabazz Muhammad added 20 off the bench. Dunn collected 10 points with 9 a​ssists​​ and 8 rebounds​. ​Jones ​finished with 9 points​ and ​4 dimes​.​

Gary Harris led the Nuggets with 22 points, center Nikola Jokic had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Wilson Chandler and Jamal Murray
​tallied ​17 points each​ while​ Danilo Gallinari had 14 points ​

Dunn displayed his sweet shooting skills with 2 3-pointer at the start of the opening frame but Jokic, Gary Harris and Gallinari fought back and lead the Nuggets 29-28 at the end of the first quarter.

I​t was a competitive second quarter where ​n the 2nd quarte​r ​the Wolves manage​d​ to take the front seat, 62-58. ​The third period at ​84-all.

Towns long jumper followed by three free throws each of Jones, Wiggins and Dunn sealed the game 111-108.

"He's playing out of his mind right now, He's doing it all, rebounding, scoring, defending, everything. There's nothing he's not doing right now" Wiggins said after the game of Towns.

Overtime

The Timberwolves will travel to Phoenix to play against the Suns on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning Cebu time). While the Nuggets heads home to host the Utah Jazz on the same night.

Photos: photo by Daniel Quindao Guden of PhilBoxing.com inside the Target Center, Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Daniel Quindao Guden.


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