Denver - Ryan Gomes scored 27 points, the most by a Timberwolves player this season, and Minnesota snapped a 15-game losing streak by beating the Denver Nuggets, 106-100, on Sunday night.
Corey Brewer and Jonny Flynn each scored 16 points in helping Minnesota rally from 17 points down in the first half and register their first win since a season-opening victory against New Jersey. It was also their first road win of the season.
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points in the first quarter and finished with 32 but could not prevent Denver’s first loss to Minnesota in the last 11 meetings. The defeat ended the Nuggets’ regular-season home winning streak at 17 games.
Kenyon Martin added 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Chauncey Billups had 14 for the Nuggets, who lost for the first time in eight home games this season.
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Down by as many as 17 points in the first half and trailing 64-50 at the break, Minnesota rallied with a 14-0 run to start the third quarter, pulling into a 64-all tie on Flynn’s driving layup with 8:55 left in the period.
The Nuggets were held to 12 points on 4 of 19 shooting from the floor in the third, a season-low for points in a quarter.