Skip to main content

Streak hits 12, Flip-less Wolves fried by Nuggets

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The losing streak continued for the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night. They fell to the Denver Nuggets 110-101 at Target Center.

Flip Saunders missed the game because of an illness and the Wolves continued to struggle without their head coach, losing for the 12th straight time.

The tone was set early, as the Nuggets built a 21-point first-half lead on their way to the commanding victory.

Minnesota made a run in the second half, but never really threatened.

Arron Afflalo led the Nuggets with 34 points on 11-of-18 shooting. JJ Hickson helped out with a double-double, finishing with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kenneth Faried added 15 and Ty Lawson finished with eight points and 12 assists for the Nuggets.

Gorgui Dieng led the Wolves with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Andrew Wiggins added 20. Shabazz Muhammad added 19 points for Minnesota.

Earlier in the day, Wiggins was named the NBA's Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December, winning the award for the second month in a row.

Wiggins becomes the first Wolves player to win the award multiple times during the same season.

He led all Western Conference rookies in scoring (14.6 ppg) and minutes played (33.9) during December. He scored 20 or more points on five different occasions during the month, and was the Wolves leading scorer four times.

The Wolves (5-28) return home on Wednesday to face the Phoenix Suns.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-06-21 at 9.10.22 PM

Arizonan ID'd as man killed by falling tree at Minnesota resort

A tree came crashing down on a camper during a severe storm Monday night.

Screen Shot 2022-06-21 at 3.47.02 PM

Attempted kidnapping of toddler at Brooklyn Park McDonald's

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon inside McDonald's.

minneapolis police

Court finds Minneapolis 100+ cops short of mandatory minimum

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Mayor Jacob Frey failed to meet his legal duty to hire more officers or demonstrate why he hasn't done so.

Two Harbors City Council meeting on June 20, 2022.

Scrutinized mayor asked to resign by city council, again

Swanson has already said he won't resign before a recall election takes place later this summer.


Expired tabs lead to arrest of murder suspect in Hopkins

The 24-year-old has been charged with the murder of a man in Uptown.

Shan Fiorenza

Charges: Rochester football players assaulted opposing coach

The opposing coach was knocked unconscious, according to charges.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 21

The subvariant BA.5 is expected to replace BA.2.12.1 as the dominant strain in the coming weeks.


1 dead after semi blows tire, collides with truck on I-35

A 22-year-old man was killed in the crash that happened near the Iowa-Minnesota border.

Pelican Bay in Nisswa, MN

Minnesota man dies while swimming in Pelican Lake

The 49-year-old Merrifield man was reportedly swimming from a pontoon.

Screen Shot 2022-06-21 at 9.11.58 AM

Severe storm blows down tree, killing Minnesota man in camper

The tree came crashing down from a passing storm in central Minnesota Monday night.

Quarry Park Waite Park

Exhausted man rescued from restricted area at Waite Park quarry

A man was up to 100 feet off the ground and suffering from heat exhaustion.