J.J. Barea, Wolves
The little guy who Denver coach George Karl admires so much made five of six shots and scored 12 of his 17 points off the bench in a decisive fourth quarter.
BY THE NUMBERS
8 NBA players who have reached 15,000 career points and 7,500 assists. Denver's Andre Miller reached 15,000 points with his first basket. The others are Oscar Robertson, John Stockton, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash and Gary Payton.
20-8 Wolves' advantage in second-chance points. They outrebounded Denver 52-39.
3-0 The Wolves' record this season when Barea scores 17 points and collects five assists. He's done it twice vs. Denver this season.