Denver plays Minnesota following Murray’s 41-point game

February 5, 2023 GMT

Denver Nuggets (37-16, first in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (28-27, eighth in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Denver visits the Minnesota Timberwolves after Jamal Murray scored 41 points in the Nuggets’ 128-108 victory against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Timberwolves have gone 19-17 against Western Conference teams. Minnesota is 11-11 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Nuggets have gone 27-10 against Western Conference opponents. Denver is second in the Western Conference with 16.8 fast break points per game led by Michael Porter Jr. averaging 3.2.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Nuggets won 122-118 in the last matchup on Jan. 19.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Edwards is averaging 24.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.7 steals for the Timberwolves. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 19.2 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.


Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 10.1 assists for the Nuggets. Murray is averaging 19.9 points and 5.1 assists over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 6-4, averaging 116.2 points, 41.2 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 8.2 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points per game.

Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 117.8 points, 40.7 rebounds, 29.5 assists, 9.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: out (calf), Kyle Anderson: day to day (back), Jordan McLaughlin: day to day (calf), Rudy Gobert: day to day (groin).

Nuggets: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: day to day (ankle), Jack White: out (adductor), Collin Gillespie: out (leg).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.