Minnesota pulls away in second half of win over Denver in exhibition

Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad each scored 18 points for Minnesota, and the Timberwolves pulled away in the second half to beat the Denver Nuggets in a preseason game last night, 105-88, in Lincoln Nebraska.

Ricky Rubio had eight assists for the Timberwolves. Minnesota shot 38 free throws in the game — 31 of them in the first half.

Wilson Chandler scored 16 points for Denver, which got 14 from Jamal Murray. Denver shot just 15 percent (3-20) from 3-point range and committed 25 turnovers. … The Nuggets were outscored 55-38 in the middle two quarters.

Denver (2-2) hosts Golden State on Friday. Minnesota (2-1) plays Miami in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday.

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