Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/21/12
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Denver Nuggets survived a stealthy surprise attack launched under the cover of darkness Wednesday in Minneapolis, overcoming in a 101-94 victory a Minnesota team that welcomed back surprise starter Kevin Love from a season-starting broken hand. Love returned nearly two weeks earlier than expected after a New York City hand specialist determined his shooting hand was healed and it became apparent Love would play and start the game for the Timberwolves even though he hadn't participated in a contact practice. The Wolves burst to a 17-point lead in an emotional first half in which Love scored 22 points. The Nuggets withstood that thanks to a second half in which they scored 25 of the first 35 points. Ty Lawson's 3-point shot with four minutes left broke a game tied at 87 and sent the Nuggets on a 12-7 run that won the game. Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 19 points and Lawson and Andre Iguodala each scored 18. Love had 34 points and 14 rebounds in 35 ...
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