Nuggets hold off Timberwolves in OT, 103-101

By Pat Graham

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Feb. 20 2012 10:15 p.m. MST

DENVER — Arron Afflalo hit a tiebreaking floater in the lane with 33.7 seconds remaining in overtime and reserve Al Harrington scored a season-high 31 points as the short-handed Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-101 Monday night.

Afflalo spun past defender Luke Ridnour and swished his shot to put Denver ahead. From there, the Nuggets closed the game out at the line and snapped a three-game skid.

Afflalo finished with 20 points and rookie Kenneth Faried added 14 rebounds as the Nuggets beat the Timberwolves for the 17th time in 18 games.

Kevin love had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which snapped its three-game winning streak.

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