Denver Nuggets defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 105-94

DENVER - Like the Shakespearean moneylender Shylock long before him, Nuggets coach George Karl vowed to exact a pound of flesh for a debt owed Monday night.

That's just what his once-again-healthy, Northwest Division-leading Nuggets did with a 105-94 victory over the Timberwolves.

Six weeks ago, the Wolves arrived at Pepsi Center with a 15-game losing streak and walked away winners after their stunning 31-12 third quarter helped overcome a 17-point first-half deficit...