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Nuggets win 2nd straight under interim coach Melvin Hunt

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian Shaw, 100-85 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Will Barton scored 17 points off the bench and the Nuggets outscored Minnesota 52-28 in the paint to make interim coach Melvin Hunt 2-0 since taking over for Shaw. The Nuggets have won back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 14.

Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points for the Timberwolves, who delivered their first lackluster effort since acquiring Kevin Garnett in a trade from Brooklyn two weeks ago. They shot just 39 percent and shot 3 of 18 on 3-pointers in losing their fourth straight game.

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