LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad each scored 18 points for Minnesota, and the Timberwoves pulled away in the second half.

Wilson Chandler scored 16 points for Denver, which got 14 from Jamal Murray.

NUGGETS: Denver shot 15 percent (3-20) from 3-point range and committed 25 turnovers. … The Nuggets were outscored 55-38 in the middle two quarters.

TIMBERWOLVES: Ricky Rubio had eight assists. … Towns had eight rebounds and Muhammad shot 7-for-10 in 19 minutes. … Minnesota shot 38 free throws in the game, 31 of those in the first half.

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

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