J.J. Barea scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter while All-Star forward Kevin Love sat on the bench with a sprained finger, lifting Minnesota over Denver.
Kosta Koufos and Jordan Hamilton scored 16 points each but the Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-100 on Tuesday night, extending their franchise-record winning streak to 14 games.
Kosta Koufos scored a season-high 16 points, and Kenneth Faried and Andre Iguodala added 15 points apiece as the Denver Nuggets beat Charlotte 110-88 and sent the Bobcats to their 15th consecutive loss on Saturday night.
Josh Smith’s steal, jam and free throw with 31 seconds remaining extended Atlanta’s lead and the Hawks held on to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-104 on Wednesday night.
A blown dunk aside, Kenneth Faried’s shooting touch has been spot-on of late. Faried had 18 points to go with 11 rebounds, helping the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 104-84 on Friday night for their third win in a row after an 0-3 start.
The Denver Nuggets have turned into a trendy pick this season to be a top contender in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.
Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points and the Denver Nuggets went on a 19-0 run spanning the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth, beating the New Orleans Hornets 96-88 on Friday night.