Jokic scores 26, Nuggets rally to beat Wolves 93-91

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Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon (50) works around the defense of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (1) in the first quarter of a NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 26 points and 19 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets completed a late rally to win their 12th in a row against Minnesota, beating the Timberwolves 93-91.

Monte Morris hit a layup to break an 89-all tie with 2:04 to play, and Jokic added a pair of free throws to give the Nuggets a four-point lead.

Anthony Edwards hit a layup with 31 seconds to play, and the Wolves got a final chance after Karl-Anthony Towns forced a turnover by Jokic. But Will Barton came up with a crucial block on Malik Beasley and Edwards missed a final attempt under the rim as the seconds ticked off.

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