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Old 12-31-2010, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Nuggets had like no players but still handled Wolves

Billups scores 15 in 4th to lift Nuggets -- The AP reports: No Carmelo. No Nene. No Kenyon Martin or Al Harrington. Chauncey Billups was just about all the Denver Nuggets had when they walked into Target Center on Wednesday night. In the end, thatís just about all they needed against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Billups scored 15 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, hitting three huge 3-pointers to keep the Timberwolves at bay and lift the short-handed Nuggets to a 119-113 victory on Wednesday night... Michael Beasley scored 33 points and Kevin Love had 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who missed a chance for their first three-game winning streak since February of last season. Chris Andersen stepped in with 11 points and seven rebounds and Ty Lawson had 19 points, five assists and five rebounds off the bench to help the Nuggets to their second straight win. Despite missing their entire starting front court, the Nuggets outscored Minnesota 46-38 in the paint.

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