Impact player

Jimmy Butler, Wolves

The All-Star played like one, scoring eight points in the last 90 seconds, 11 in the quarter and 25 overall.


3 Losses at home for the Nuggets, who have won 11 times in Denver and had won eight straight there.

19-4 Run by the Wolves at the end of the third quarter and beginning of fourth to go up by one point.

25-10-3-2 Points, rebounds, steals and assists for Karl-Anthony Towns, who hit 11 of his 16 shots.

2 Games in a row that Jamal Crawford scored at least 20 points and played 20-plus minutes. He scored 20 points Wednesday on 7-for-14 shooting, including going 4-for-6 on threes, in 28 minutes.

10 Turnovers for Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, two more than the entire Wolves team.

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