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Paul Millsap beats the buzzer with halfcourt heave in Denver Nuggets rout of Minnesota Timberwolves

Spectacular dunks from LeBron James, Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns also feature among Tuesday night's top plays

Wednesday 13 March 2019 09:37, UK

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Paul Millsap beat the buzzer with a halfcourt heave as the Denver Nuggets routed the Minnesota Timberwolves

Paul Millsap beat the buzzer with a halfcourt heave as the Denver Nuggets routed the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Millsap played almost 33 minutes and supplied an efficient 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including 4-of-5 from three-point range) as the Nuggets ran away to a comfortable 133-107 victory to keep up their pursuit of the Golden State Warriors at the top of the Western Conference.

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Everything the Nuggets tried, including a Mason Plumlee over-the-head pass to set up a Nikola Jokic bucket, seemed to come off as the Timberwolves were dispatched with minimum fuss.

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Mason Plumlee pulled off an inventive over-the-head assist to set up Nikola Jokic for an easy finish in the Nuggets' win over the Timberwolves

That also applied to the halfcourt heave launched by Millsap as time ticked down in the third quarter.

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Nuggets guard Monte Morris inbounded the ball from his own end line finding Millsap with 2.8 seconds left in the period.

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The veteran took one dribble, two steps and launched a shot from just inside his own half. It swished through the Timberwolves net as the buzzer sounded, earning Denver 94-78 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

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Click the video at the top of the page to watch Millsap's halfcourt buzzer beater, then click the clip directly above to see more top plays from Tuesday night's NBA action, including spectacular dunks from LeBron James, Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns.

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