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Video: Minnesota fans chant 'MVP,' give Jimmy Butler huge ovation after gutty performance

Jimmy G. dominated overtime to get MN a win over the Nuggets – and the crowd loved it.
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Jimmy Butler had an incredible showing against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night, scoring 39 (including 12 of Minnesota's 14 points in overtime) to get the Wolves a 128-125 home win over a division opponent.

If you didn't catch them, watch highlights of Butler's team-carrying performance here

But there were also a couple of moments during the game where fans went crazy for the team's new superstar, and they're also worth watching.

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First, with 16.9 seconds left in overtime and the Timberwolves up 2, Butler was at the line shooting free throws. That's when he got the "MVP" chant treatment from the sold-out Target Center crowd.

And then after the game, during an on-court interview with Fox Sports North's Marney Gellner, the fans gave the new Wolf a loud ovation.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you," Butler said, then – joking with a big smile on his face – added: "I'm trying to get to the locker room, let me answer the question."

The Timberwolves are now 22-13, with the fourth best record in the Western Conference.

We'll leave you with this – one of Butler's clutch shots on the night and his uh, confident response to Denver immediately afterward.

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