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Wolves dominate Denver, take 2-0 lead

(Denver, CO) — The Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 106-80 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game Two of the Western Conference semifinals last night in the Mile High City. Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns tied with a team-high 27 points to help the Wolves take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the defending N-B-A champions. Nickeil Alexander-Walker (nuh-KEEL) and Naz Reid (NOZ) came off the bench to score 14 points apiece. Minnesota was without defensive standout Rudy Gobert (go-BARE), who missed the game because his son was born earlier in the day. The Timberwolves outscored the Nuggets 33-15 in the second quarter and never looked back. The Wolves at one point led by 32 points. They have won all six of their games this postseason. Nikola Jokic (YO-kitch) totaled 16 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists in the losing effort. Aaron Gordon paced Denver with 20 points. Game Three will be played in Minnesota on Friday at 8:30 P-M. Here are results to date and the schedule for the best-of-seven N-B-A Second Round series between the Timberwolves and Nuggets: Game One (Saturday 5/4): Minnesota 106, Denver 99 (final-MN leads series 1-0) Game Two (Monday 5/6): Minnesota 106, Denver 80 (final-MN leads series 2-0) Game Three (Friday 5/10): Denver at Minnesota, 8:30 P-M Game Four (Sunday 5/12): Denver at Minnesota, 7 P-M Game Five (Tuesday 5/14): Minnesota at Denver, TBD (if necessary) Game Six (Thursday 5/16): Denver at Minnesota, 7:30 P-M (if necessary) Game Seven (Sunday 5/19): Minnesota at Denver, TBD (if necessary)