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Nuggets-Timberwolves Grades: Barton, Lyles shine

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The Denver Nuggets came back from a 19-point deficit in tonight's second half but fell 128-125 in overtime to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 39 points and had 12 of Minnesota's 14 points in the extra period to lift the Timberwolves to a thrilling win.

Here’s how each Nuggets player performed.

Jamal Murray (B+) - After Murray went scoreless in the first quarter, it was looking like a let-down performance from the point guard after his game-high 22 points in Utah 24 hours ago. But Murray responded with 13 points in the second and filled up the box score with 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Murray went just 2-9 from three tonight but hit a couple key buckets in the fourth quarter. Murray also missed a bunch of makeable shots tonight in Minnesota.

Gary Harris (B-) - Tonight was an outlier of a performance from Harris after he'd been scoring more than 19 points per game in December. Harris scored just 10 points in 41 minutes but found a way to still impact the game with six assists. Harris spent a lot of time on Butler tonight. That's a tough matchup for the 6-foot-4 guard.



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