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Martell Webster Brain Fart Dooms Timberwolves In Overtime Vs. Nuggets

The Minnesota Timberwolves had plenty of chances to pick up a solid win against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, but it apparently just wasn't meant to be. Martell Webster was the goat of the game, however, as his gaffes in crunch time ultimately doomed the Wolves on the way to a 103-101 overtime loss.

Webster made just one of his six three-point attempts, a couple of them wide open in the corner, but that wasn't the biggest gaffe the wing made on Monday night. The former Portland Trail Blazers swingman stole the ball with less than five seconds left on the clock, but instead of taking a three-pointer to tie the game, he drove to the rack for two while leaving too little time on the clock.

It wasn't necessarily Webster's fault alone, though, as none of the wings were able to do anything spectacular. It didn't help, either, that Luke Ridnour missed a gimme lay-up late in the game.

The Wolves jumped out to a solid start with a 30-18 lead in the first quarter, but the Nuggets came alive in the second quarter to take a five-point lead in halftime. Minnesota then struggled for awhile to get rebounds from Kenneth Faried following an injury to Nikola Pekovic, but were able to come back and force overtime before things fell apart.

Kevin Love scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Michael Beasley came off the bench to score 17 points and grab seven rebounds to help keep Minnesota alive, but there wasn't enough going on otherwise for the Wolves on the offensive end.

The Nuggets were led by Al Harrington as he was allowed to take 29 shots for 31 points off the bench while Denver played without a point guard for a fair amount of the game. Ty Lawson went down with an injury in the first half while Andre Miller was ejected after picking up a pair of technicals.

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