“They were huge,” Griffin said of the reserves. “We rely on them heavily. This team trusts each other. That’s what happens when everybody gets a touch, gets a shot.”
DENVER | Michael Malone wasn’t all that thrilled about the lack of composure in the final quarter. Or all the turnovers. Or the shot selection. Or even the defense. Still, he won’t quibble with the outcome.
“You see how he’s aggressive?” Jokic said of Harris. “That’s how he’s supposed to be. That’s how he’s supposed to play.”
Butler scored 12 of Minnesota’s 14 points in overtime and finished with a season-high 39 to lift the Timberwolves to a 128-125 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night
“Jamal’s a confident player,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “He’s not scared of the moment. He made some big plays and some athletic plays, and it was great to see.”
OAKLAND, Calif. | Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t see much passion from his team Saturday. Golden State better find some fast for Christmas Day, when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town for a prime-time holiday rematch of the past three NBA Finals.
DENVER | Karl-Anthony Towns dominated the start of the fourth quarter and Jimmy Butler took over at the end to stop Denver’s eight-game home winning streak. Towns had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Butler also scored 25 and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Nuggets 112-104 on Wednesday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY | Russell Westbrook scored 16 of his season-high 38 points in the fourth quarter, including the tiebreaking free throw with 2.3 seconds left, to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 95-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to have their hands full with a Nuggets team that has had no trouble putting the ball in the basket this season. Boston countered by having its best shooting night of the season. Kyrie Irving had 33 points and the Boston Celtics held on for a 124-118 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
DETROIT | The Denver Nuggets decided before Tuesday’s game in Detroit that the safest approach was to give Nikola Jokic at least one more night off before bringing him back from injury. It turned out to be a wise decision. Without Jokic and Paul Millsap, the Nuggets still routed the Pistons 103-84 behind 28 points from Jamal Murray.