(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Timberwolves hope to put the brakes on a six-game losing streak when they resume a four-game sojourn Friday against the Northwest Division-rival Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves were handed a 125-104 loss by Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday from Quicken Loans Arena. Love scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in his first game against his former team, after he joined forces with LeBron James in Cleveland this offseason. Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in this summers draft, was involved in the Love deal and scored 27 points. Gorgui Dieng had a season-best 20 points to go with 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost six in a row and 12 of their last 13 games to fall to 5-22 on the season. Before the game even started when we were in the locker room, it was just a different atmosphere, Wiggins said. Emotions were a lot higher than they usually are. I think its obvious this is a motivation game for me. Shabazz Muhammad posted 18 points for the T-wolves, who made 44.3 percent from the field and fell to 1-21 when allowing 100 or more points. Cleveland used a 16-1 run to finish the third quarter. Minnesota, which is also 1-21 when trailing after three quarters and being outshot, has lost six straight on the road and has a 2-11 record away from the Twin Cities this season. The Wolves still have to visit Golden State and Utah on the jaunt. Denver enters Fridays game having won only three times in the previous 12 contests and dropped its second in a row with Tuesdays 102-96 setback against the Brooklyn Nets. Ty Lawson scored 29 points to go with nine assists and Kenneth Faried had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Denver, which lost in Charlotte to open the brief two-game trek and had an 87-86 lead at one point. Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler both netted 11 points. We just did some unfundamentally sound things, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. Shaw was referring to the 18 turnovers and 7-of-25 3-pointers. The Nuggets, losers in six straight on the road, managed to record a 51-39 advantage in rebounds. The Nuggets are scheduled to play three straight at home and will also entertain the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers. They are 8-6 at the Pepsi Center this season. Denver and Minnesota will play the first of four matchups this season and the division foes split four games in 2013-14. The Nuggets are 7-2 in the last nine as the host against the T-wolves. Miles Wood Jersey . The team reported the signing on its website Thursday, but said Friday the deal was off in "a mutual parting of the ways that had to do with the language of the contract. Scott Stevens Jersey . In the days leading up to the draft, TSN.ca and TSN Radio basketball analyst Duane Watson looks at some of the names that will be headlining the event. 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Kessel scored three goals and was the first star of the game as the United States registered an easy 5-1 win over Slovenia Sunday. The Toronto Maple Leafs right-winger shot Team USA into a quick 2-0 lead scoring on his teams first shot of the game and then batting a puck out of mid-air a few minutes later. Kessel completed his hat trick at 11:05 of the second period when he popped a rebound past Slovenian goaltender Luka Gracnar. "Im just trying to help my team win; do whatever I can," Kessel said. He added it is a bonus to be playing on a line with James van Riemsdyk, his linemate in Toronto. Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks in the lines centre. "It helps a lot that I play with JVR all year," Kessel said. "I played with Pav at the last Olympics and were just trying to keep going." Slovenia, coming off a thrilling 3-1 victory over Slovakia Saturday, had nothing left in the tank to face the United States. It was as though its win over Slovakia was its Stanley Cup victory and the team checked out mentally. Likewise, the Americans celebrated a monumental shootout win over the host Russians knowing thhey could go at half speed and not lose on this day.dddddddddddd A goal in the final minute by Slovenia was inconsequential other than the fact it affected Team USAs goal differential. The Americans complete the round robin with a 3-0 record having outscored their opponents 15-4. The game had all the intensity of two last-place teams in a beer league hooking up late in the season. The Slovenians had a couple of decent scoring chances, but that said, they were never really in the game. The United States took the lead and then coasted to the victory. With 13 goals since Jan. 2, Pavelski has been one of the hottest scorers in the NHL in 2014. He has continued to hold a hot hand in the Olympics scoring a goal and adding three assists through three games. Ryan Miller was the hero of the 2010 Olympic Games for Team USA, leading his team to the gold medal game and earning most valuable player honors. He had a 5-1 record in Vancouver, but has been designated as the teams backup goalie in this years tournament, giving way to Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. Miller made his first start against Slovenia. Forward Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers also saw his first action replacing Max Pacioretty in the lineup. Slovenias best player, Anze Kopitar, was late joining his team for the second period and then skipped the third period all together. No reason was given for his absence. ' ' '