Love also tallied 11 rebounds and narrowly missed a triple-double with eight assists.
Jose Juan Barea added 18 points off the bench and Ricky Rubio finished with 11 points, 12 assists and seven steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Minnesota got off to a fast start, shooting 50 percent from the field in the first quarter, and leading 61-41 at halftime.
Denver cut Minnesota's lead to 18 points in the fourth quarter, but also trailed by as much as 36 in the final period.
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