Fresh Blood Can't Push Wolves Past Nuggets

Anthony and AI lead rally in 99-91 win
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2007 6:01 AM CDT
Denver Nuggets forward Kenon Martin, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves center Theo Ratliff fight for a rebound in the first quarter in Minneapolis, Friday, Nov. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Andy King)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Timberwolves' lineup looks awfully reminiscent of last year's Celtics, and Minnesota's defeat at the hands of the Nuggets last night was a reminder of how awful that Boston team could be. The Wolves looked impressively solid for such a youthful team—until the fourth quarter saw Denver outscore them 25-14, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

"You have to be professional in the fourth quarter," said Rashad McCants, who put up a team-high 23 points for Minnesota. The more experienced double threat of Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony ended with 24 and 33 points, respectively, Iverson making 15 of 16 free-throw attempts. "I could see them winning some games," said Iverson of the young Timberwolves.