NBA Game Summary - Denver at Minnesota
(Friday, February 24th)
Final Score: Denver 102 Minnesota 101 (OT)
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony poured 30 points, including the game-winning three-pointer, as Denver beat Minnesota 102-101 in overtime at the Target Center.
Andre Miller notched 19 points and 13 assists for Denver, which won its second straight game. Kenyon Martin scored 18 points, while DerMarr Johnson added 17.
Kevin Garnett posted 23 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota, which lost its second straight game. Ricky Davis and Marcus Banks both scored 19 points, and Mark Blount added 11.
Johnson drilled a three with 57.4 seconds left, then intercepted a bad pass by Banks 10 seconds later.
Minnesota recovered possession and Blount drilled a jumper from the corner with 15.9 seconds left. Trenton Hassell immediately stole the ball from Anthony and dished to Garnett for an alley-oop slam with 10.7 seconds left and to tie the score at 99.
Davis intercepted the inbound pass and drained a jumper with 6.5 seconds left, as the Timberwolves scored eight points in 13 seconds.
Anthony drilled a trey from the far left corner, however, the game-winner with 3.4 seconds left. Garnett attempted a jumper at the buzzer but missed.
Miller hit 1-of-2 free throws with 45.2 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 88. Davis, with 39 seconds on the clock threw an errant pass, which Camby intercepted. Camby then missed a potential game-winning shot with about 19 seconds on the clock, and Garnett air-balled a jumper from the top of the key as the buzzer sounded forcing the game into overtime.
Denver got out to an early start, and led 28-22 heading into the second quarter. A 12-3 Minnesota run capped by a three from Davis tied the game at 34 with 9:02 left. The 'Wolves led 50-49 at halftime.
The Nuggets outscored Minnesota by nine points in the third quarter to take a 75-67 lead heading into the fourth.
Denver was one of the few teams active at Thursday's trade deadline. It solved it's injury problems in the front court and acquired Seattle forward Reggie Evans and Portland swingmen Ruben Patterson and Charles Smith in exchange for sending guard Earl Watson and forward Byron Russell, along with a future second-round draft pick, to the Sonics as part of a four-team deal. Guard Voshon Lenard was also shipped to the Trail Blazers as part of the deal.
Denver, which will now return home for a pair of games, is 12-15 away from home this season.
The Timberwolves, who will close a two-game homestand versus the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, are 15-13 in their arena this season.
The Nuggets have won two of three games against the Timberwolves this season and have won three of six, and seven of the last 21 meetings between the two teams...Denver has also won two of nine and three of its last 11 as the road team in this series.
02/24 23:34:31 ET