Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Alexey Shved and J.J. Barea led a balanced attack with 17 points apiece as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Denver Nuggets, 101-97, at the Pepsi Center.
Andrei Kirilenko and Luke Ridnour followed with 14 points each, while Kevin Love contributed 12 points to go along with 17 rebounds, but left the game in the third quarter after spraining his finger.
Nikola Pekovic netted 11 points for Minnesota, which won for the second time in three tries.
Kosta Koufos and Ty Lawson each dropped in 16 points to pace the Nuggets, who saw their eight-game home win streak come to an end.
Andre Iguodala filled the stat sheet with 14 points, seven rebounds and six rebounds in Denver's second loss in three games.