Minnesota vs Denver Wrap - Denver Wins 111-88
The battle between the Nuggets and Timberwolves didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Minnesota was handed a 111-88 defeat on Saturday at Pepsi Center.
Bettors who backed the Nuggets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 15.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 210.5.
Denver got 32 points from Ty Lawson and another 15 points from Corey Brewer. Danilo Gallinari contributed 6 assists, while Kenneth Faried cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
The Timberwolves got a 19-point performance from Mickael Gelabale, who was supported by 15 points from J.J. Barea. Ricky Rubio had 6 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Chris Johnson grabbed 8 rebounds.
The Nuggets hit the break leading 50-49 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 43 boards, while Minnesota only had 40.
Denver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Suns. The Timberwolves will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.