The Denver Nuggets improved to 2-0 in the Melvin Hunt era on Wednesday night, scoring a 100-85 road win over the Minnesota Timberwolves thanks in large part to a 34-16 second quarter and a balanced attack featuring nine players chipping in at least six points, led by an 18-point, 14-rebound outing from forward Kenneth Faried. That the Nuggets, dismal as they've been in a campaign that led to the firing of head coach Brian Shaw earlier this week, notched a victory over the West-worst Wolves isn't stunning in and of itself, but, given the circumstances, it sure seemed to catch recently returned pack leader Kevin Garnett by surprise.
While KG might not always deign to speak with the media, he tends not to pull punches when he decides to, and that was certainly the case in the Target Center locker rooms on Wednesday night:
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