Denver Nuggets forward Bruce Brown (11) shoots against Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert, front, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Feb. 5, 2023, in Minneapolis. The Nuggets play host to the Timberwolves Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Minnesota Timberwolves (29-27, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (37-17, first in the Western Conference)

Denver; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Denver will try to keep its three-game home win streak alive when the Nuggets face Minnesota.

The Nuggets are 27-11 in Western Conference games. Denver has a 6-5 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Timberwolves are 7-6 against the rest of the division. Minnesota has a 3-4 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Timberwolves won the last matchup 128-98 on Feb. 6, with Anthony Edwards scoring 20 points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikola Jokic is shooting 63.2% and averaging 24.8 points for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Denver.

Edwards is shooting 46.1% and averaging 24.7 points for the Timberwolves. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 19.4 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 115.4 points, 40.2 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 9.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.7 points per game.

Timberwolves: 7-3, averaging 117.2 points, 41.0 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 8.3 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points.

INJURIES: Nuggets: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: out (ankle), Jack White: day to day (adductor), Collin Gillespie: out (leg), Aaron Gordon: out (ankle), Jamal Murray: out (rest), Nikola Jokic: out (hamstring).

Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: out (calf), Kyle Anderson: day to day (back), Rudy Gobert: day to day (groin).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar

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