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Jokic's triple-double leads Denver past Minnesota 109-100

Denver swept its five-game homestand with Friday night's victory.
Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski
Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, left, defends against Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic who looks to move to the rim in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Denver.

DENVER — Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his fifth triple-double of the season, and the Denver Nuggets completed a sweep of a five-game homestand with a 109-100 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It was Jokic's eighth straight double-double and his second triple-double in that span. He has 33 career triple-doubles. Jamal Murray scored 28 points, including nine in the final minutes of the third quarter to stem a rally by the Timberwolves.

Minnesota, playing without center Karl-Anthony Towns for the second straight game due to a sprained left knee, has lost nine straight.