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Nuggets win, spoil Love's solid season debut

10:37 PM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
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Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Danilo Gallinari led five Denver players in double figures with 19 points, as the Nuggets spoiled Kevin Love's season debut by sneaking away with a 101-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on Wednesday.

Gallinari shot 6-of-11 from the floor and grabbed six rebounds, while Andre Iguodala netted 18 to go with nine boards. Ty Lawson added 18 and nine assists for the Nuggets, who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game slide.

Jordan Hamilton and Andre Miller donated 12 and 11 points, respectively, in the triumph.

Love saw game action for the first time this season after breaking his right hand while working out in the preseason. The All-Star big man did not miss a beat, scoring a game-high 34 points to go with 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which lost for the fourth time in five tries.

J.J. Barea netted 12 points and Nikola Pekovic scored 10 in defeat.

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