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Wolves win NBA draft lottery; Lakers get No. 2

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost 66 games during the 2014-15 season, but they won big Tuesday night. The Wolves won the NBA lottery and will pick first in this year's draft.

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On this day, Nuggets defeat Mavericks in Western Conference semifinals

On May 13, 2009, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Dallas Mavericks 124-110 in the Western Conference semifinals for a 4-1 series win.Chauncey Billups posted a double-double (28 points, 12 assists), and Carmelo Anthony led the team with 30 points.

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Nuggets by the numbers: Alex English flashback

Alex English suited up for 837 games as a member of the Denver Nuggets, most in franchise history. The closest active Nuggets player to that mark is Ty Lawson, who has played 416 games with Denver.

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On this day, Nuggets win their first OT playoff game

On May 1, 1977, the Denver Nuggets held off the Trail Blazers 114-105 to stave off eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals. It was the first postseason overtime win in Nuggets franchise history (lost previous two).

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On this day, Nuggets win their last playoff game

On April 30, 2013, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Golden State Warriors 107-100 in Game 5 of the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs.The Warriors would win the series in Game 6.

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On this day, Carmelo leads Nuggets past first round

On April 29, 2009, Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets scored 34 points in a series-clinching 107-86 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in the first round of the playoffs.

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On this day, Nuggets dispatch Colonels

On April 28, 1976, Larry Brown coached the Denver Nuggets to a 133-110 victory against Hubie Brown's Kentucky Colonels in Game 7 of a first-round series in the ABA playoffs.

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On this day, Thompson's fourth quarter lifts Nuggets

On April 25, 1978, David Thompson scored 15 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to give the Denver Nuggets a 118-104 win in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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On this day, Abdul-Rauf hits free throw mark

On April 24, 1994, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, formerly of the Denver Nuggets, finished the 1993-94 season 219-of-229 from the free throw line. His 95.6 free throw percentage is the second-highest in NBA history.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game101.512th
Rebounds Per Game44.77th
Assists Per Game21.813th
Points Allowed105.027th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-153052.365
2013-143646.439
2012-135725.695
2011-123828.575
2010-115032.609

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