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TIMBERWOLVES WON 4-1
GAME 1: TIMBERWOLVES 106, NUGGETS 92
Cassell, KG lead Wolves to dominant win
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GAME 2: TIMBERWOLVES 95, NUGGETS 81
Spree, KG carry Wolves past Nuggets
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GAME 3: NUGGETS 107, TIMBERWOLVES 86
Nuggets earn first playoff win in a decade
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GAME 4: TIMBERWOLVES 84, NUGGETS 82
Timberwolves win nail-biter on the road
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GAME 5: TIMBERWOLVES 102, NUGGETS 91
Wolves close out Nuggets and advance
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Insider Sitelines
Timberwolves vs Nuggets
min den  
FINAL 1234 F
NUGGETS 19 26 21 25 91
TIMBERWOLVES 28 29 17 28 102
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TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  NUGGETS TIMBERWOLVES
PPG 97.2 94.5
RPG 42.3 42.9
APG 21.9 23.0
FG% 44.256 46.157
FT% 76.656 78.084
3P% .336 .363

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Regular Season)
  NUGGETS TIMBERWOLVES
PPG Anthony 21.0 Garnett 24.2
RPG Camby 10.1 Garnett 13.9
APG Miller 6.1 Cassell 7.3
FG% Hilario 53.016 Johnson 53.398
FT% Boykins 87.654 2 tied with 100.000
3P% Trepagnier .500 Hoiberg .442


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