GAME RECAP

Impact player

Jimmy Butler, Wolves

He might have missed a few pesky free throws, but in his third game back from knee surgery he played 41 minutes and scored 31 points, pushing his team to a victory it had to have.

By the NUMBERS

8 The Wolves’ lead with 4:26 to play in regulation, when Jeff Teague made his third three-pointer of the night. But Denver scored 10 of the final 12 points of regulation to send the game into OT.

12-0 The Wolves’ edge on fast-break points.

24-12 The Wolves’ edge in points off turnovers.

52-40 The Wolves’ edge in scoring in the paint.

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