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 just as the sun fell Wednesday in Minneapolis, overcoming in a 101-94 victory a Minnesota team that welcomed back surprise starter Kevin Love from a broken hand. Love had scored 22 points and the Timberwolves led by 17 points in the first half before the Nuggets seemed to know what hit them on a night when Love returned weeks earlier than expected. But Denver withstood the emotion of an opponent getting its two-time All Star back before a big holiday-night crowd and persevered. They reversed course with a 25-15 third quarter in which Andre Iguodala hit three 3-pointers and Danilo Gallinari followed right behind him. In the fourth quarter, they put the Wolves away in the final five minutes, thanks to point guard Andre Miller's play, Ty Lawson's crucial 3-pointer that put Denver ahead for good at 90-87 with 4:13 left and Kenneth Faried's driving dunk right after that. The...
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