George Karl was pretty abrupt about how disappointed he was in how his team played in the second half of Wednesday’s game.
Immature, young and inexperience are the best words to describe the Denver Nuggets this season and Wednesday was another example of the Nuggets youth.
Denver gave up a 24-point lead before finally holding off the Minnesota Timberwolves. What makes matters even worst is Minnesota played most of the game without Kevin Love, who left the game in the early minutes of the contest due to a minor concussion.
- Kenneth Faried had another double-double, by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. He did suffer a hard hit from Love in the first quarter but caused fits for Love during the early minutes of the game.
- Ty Lawson tends to play his best ball against the Timberwolves, who drafted him and then traded him to the Nuggets. Lawson had 24 points, handed out eight assists and had a key rebound late in the game.
- Arron Afflalo added 21 points and Danilo Gallinari had 18.
The victory helped the Nuggets force a three-way tie with the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets, who both own the tiebreaker with the Nuggets. Denver will play two games with Houston this weekend, starting with Sunday’s contest at the Pepsi Center and Monday’s game at the Toyota Center.