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Suns start fast, send Timberwolves to 15th straight loss


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday November 28, 2009 1:34AM

MINNEAPOLIS (NBA.com exclusive) -- His team breezed into town on a winning streak, claimed its over-by-halftime victory, and left before the Timberwolves barely knew what hit them. But Alvin Gentry, his conscience apparently bothering him after the Suns bludgeoned Minnesota, 120-95, on Friday, tried to leave something behind for the Wolves: Hope.

"Tell those guys over there, they don't quit. That means something," the Phoenix coach said after handing the Wolves their 15th consecutive loss, one short of the franchise record. "Tell them (to) just remember, the Suns started one year 0-13 and made the playoffs."

Nice of him to say. But it's hard to imagine how that 1997 miracle in Phoenix will motivate the 1-15 Timberwolves, off to the worst start in franchise history. "It's the same old story," said Minnesota forward Ryan Gomes. "Nothing goes right until we're 10 or 20 points back."

That didn't take long on Friday, because while Gentry was generous in his comments, his team was ruthless in its execution. The Suns, winners of five of their last six games, made 55 percent of their shots in the first half, held Minnesota to 32 percent shooting over the same period, and burst to a 10-point lead in the game's first eight minutes.

"We talked about it in the locker room just before we came out: Don't allow them to feel like they're in the game. Don't let them gain any confidence," Gentry said. "A team that's really struggling, they're looking for any sign they can turn it around."

Actually, the Wolves got one, and it gave Gentry a brief moment of discomfort. Phoenix's leading scorer, Amar'e Stoudemire, committed a rebounding foul and an offensive foul in the game's first 150 seconds, and headed to the bench. That put more offensive pressure on Grant Hill, Jason Richardson and Steve Nash -- and they responded.

"Those guys, they know how to react. They understand the ebb and flow of a game, when to step it up," Gentry said. Indeed, Hill made four of five shots in the first quarter, Nash made three of four with five assists, and Richardson chipped in five points as Phoenix roared to a 32-22 lead at the quarter.

And those guys weren't even the big news of the period.

With Stoudemire benched, Robin Lopez made his 2009-10 debut, and his impact was immediate. Lopez, out since training camp after having surgery on his broken left foot, scored six points, grabbed five rebounds, and generally banged around the paint without a second thought to his foot.

"We're really glad to have him back," Gentry said. "You can see that his size really helps us guard post players. He's still got a ways to go before he's in actual basketball shape, but he's really important for us."

Stoudemire picked up another foul early in the second quarter, and finished the half with just two points. "It's the first time this season I've got into foul trouble early, and it was tough," Stoudemire said. "But there are two halves, and I was able to keep my composure. I came out in the third quarter wanting to jump on them, and I was able to do that."

No kidding. Stoudemire made five baskets in the third quarter, giving him 12 for the night. He could have had more, but Phoenix, on the first stop of a four-game road trip, rested all five starters for the entire fourth quarter. "Getting our veterans some rest like that, that helps," Gentry said. "Down the road, that could really be big."

Al Jefferson was big for the Wolves, scoring 20 points, and backup point guard Ramon Sessions made 10 of 13 shots for a season-high 23 points. But Minnesota was undone by the rest of the bench's 5-for-20 shooting, the 1-for-5 contribution of Gomes, and especially Corey Brewer's 1-for-11 helplessness.

"We're really not connecting," Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis said. "We get guys open and we just can't see them. That tells me we don't connect yet as a team."

The Suns, now 13-3 after winning for the fifth time in the last seven road games, certainly do. They hit 59.3 percent of their shots on the night, and had a better shooting percentage on 3-pointers -- 41.7 percent -- than the Wolves shot from anywhere (40.7 percent).

Still, Gentry noted Minnesota's 30-28 edge in the fourth quarter as a positive sign.

"Anybody that has any sympathy at all has to feel sorry for them," he said. "They're playing hard, trying to win games. There will be brighter days ahead."

Suns
Timberwolves
     
    • 59.3%

    • 40.7%

    • 41.7%

    • 14.3%

    • 80.0%

    • 71.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 4 13
Offensive Rebounds 7 12
Turnovers 18 15
Fast Break Pts: 14 21
Biggest Lead: 32 1
Points in the Paint: 50 36
PHX MIN
p Richardson   22 Sessions   23
rb Amundson   8 Hollins   6
a Nash   11 Flynn   6
s Richardson   4 2 players   2
b 2 players   2 2 players   1
PHX MIN
p Richardson   22 Sessions   23
rb Amundson   8 Hollins   6
a Nash   11 Flynn   6
s Richardson   4 2 players   2
b 2 players   2 2 players   1
 
  • 12/15 - MIN @ PHX
  • 04/06 - PHX @ MIN
  • 04/11 - MIN @ PHX
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 26:04 7-9 2-2 1-1 +33 0 3 3 5 0 0 2 1 0 17
A. Stoudemire F 18:11 6-9 0-0 0-0 +16 1 2 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 12
C. Frye C 24:13 3-4 2-3 0-0 +22 1 5 6 0 3 1 1 2 0 8
J. Richardson G 23:51 9-16 2-7 2-4 +28 0 1 1 5 2 4 0 1 1 22
S. Nash G 26:40 4-7 1-4 0-0 +29 1 4 5 11 0 1 4 0 0 9
L. Amundson   17:02 3-8 0-0 0-0 +4 1 7 8 1 2 0 1 0 0 6
R. Lopez   15:11 4-5 0-0 0-0 +8 2 5 7 0 4 1 2 2 0 8
L. Barbosa   24:09 4-10 1-1 1-1 -3 0 2 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 10
J. Dudley   21:56 2-6 1-4 2-2 -8 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
G. Dragic   21:20 3-6 1-3 0-0 -4 1 4 5 4 2 0 3 1 1 7
J. Collins   08:42 0-0 0-0 0-0 +5 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
E. Clark   12:41 6-6 0-0 2-2 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Total   240 51-86 10-24 8-10   7 38 45 31 24 8 18 8 2 120
  59.3% 41.7% 80.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 19
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gomes F 25:44 1-5 0-1 1-2 -16 2 2 4 2 2 0 2 0 2 3
A. Jefferson C-F 33:05 9-17 0-0 2-4 -27 4 1 5 2 2 1 1 0 2 20
R. Hollins C 29:09 4-7 0-0 5-9 -25 2 4 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 13
C. Brewer G-F 29:18 1-11 0-1 3-4 -21 1 2 3 0 4 1 3 1 1 5
J. Flynn G 29:16 5-13 2-5 6-6 -24 0 3 3 6 1 2 4 0 1 18
R. Sessions   30:45 10-13 0-0 3-3 0 0 4 4 0 4 1 1 0 0 23
O. Pecherov   09:09 1-5 0-2 0-0 +3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
S. Pavlovic   05:28 0-2 0-1 0-0 -8 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
N. Jawai   09:09 0-2 0-0 1-2 -1 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1
W. Ellington   19:44 1-4 0-2 2-2 -2 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
D. Wilkins   07:09 2-5 0-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
B. Cardinal   12:04 1-2 0-1 0-0 +2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 35-86 2-14 23-32   12 23 35 14 16 7 15 2 8 95
  40.7% 14.3% 71.9%   team rebs: 13 total to: 15

inactive

  • Suns: Griffin, Tucker
  • Timberwolves: Blount, Hart, Love

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #39 Kevin Fehr, #60 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 18225
  • Duration: 2:11
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hollins vs Stoudemire (Jefferson gains possession)
  11:40 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  11:35
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:20 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hill Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:05
[PHX 4-0]
 
  10:50
[MIN 2-4]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:37 Team Rebound 
  10:28
[MIN 5-4]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Nash Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:18
[PHX 6-5]
 
  10:06 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:05  
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  09:51
[PHX 9-5]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:34  
  09:34 Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:34 Team Rebound 
  09:34
[MIN 6-9]
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:29  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:29  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  09:29  
  09:15 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:14  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:06
[PHX 12-6]
 
  08:41 Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Amundson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:39  
  08:19
[MIN 9-12]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:57  
Amundson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:43 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:43  
  07:39 Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:39  
Team Rebound  07:39  
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:39
[PHX 13-9]
 
  07:21
[MIN 11-13]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:03 Team Rebound 
  06:56 Flynn Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  06:48
[PHX 15-11]
 
  06:29
[MIN 13-15]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Nash Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:18
[PHX 17-13]
 
Amundson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:11  
  06:07 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:06  
Amundson Layup Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:54 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:53 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:53 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:52  
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Lopez  05:52  
  05:52
[MIN 14-17]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:52 Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:51  
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  05:32
[PHX 19-14]
 
  05:32 Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  05:32
[PHX 20-14]
 
  05:15 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Richardson (2 ST) 
Richardson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  05:10  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:09  
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  05:03
[PHX 22-14]
 
  04:47 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:46  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:39  
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:34
[PHX 24-14]
 
  04:26 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:26 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  04:26 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
  04:07 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:06 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:02
[MIN 16-24]
Gomes Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  03:51  
  03:34 Gomes Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK) 
  03:34 Team Rebound 
  03:29
[MIN 18-24]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gomes (2 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:04  
  03:04 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:04 Team Rebound 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa  03:04  
  03:04 Gomes Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
  03:04
[MIN 19-24]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hill Pullup Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:49
[PHX 26-19]
 
  02:34 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:33  
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  02:29
[PHX 28-19]
 
  02:12 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:11  
  02:05 Brewer Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:05  
  02:05 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
  02:05 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  02:02 Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:53  
  01:35 Jawai Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:34  
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST)  01:24
[PHX 30-19]
 
  01:08 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:07  
Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (1 ST)  01:05  
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:51.1  
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  00:51.1  
  00:51.1
[MIN 20-30]
Jawai Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:51.1  
  00:51.1 Jawai Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:50.9  
Barbosa Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:34.8  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:33.9  
Lopez Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:33.9
[PHX 32-20]
 
Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:24.3  
  00:24.3
[MIN 21-32]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:24.3
[MIN 22-32]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jawai (1 BLK)  00:04.9  
  00:03.9 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.4 Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST)  11:40
[PHX 34-22]
 
  11:25 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:24  
  11:12 Pavlovic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  11:12 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Gomes 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:52 Jawai Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
  10:52 Jump Ball Jawai vs Lopez (Sessions gains possession) 
  10:52 Team Rebound 
  10:45 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:44  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:24  
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:12
[MIN 24-34]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:58
[PHX 37-24]
 
  09:36 Jawai Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
  09:36 Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  09:36 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Collins  09:36  
Stoudemire Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[PHX 39-24]
 
  09:08
[MIN 26-39]
Sessions Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Timeout : Regular  08:55  
  08:45 Jefferson Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Barbosa Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  08:45
[PHX 40-26]
 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:31  
  08:18 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:10 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:08  
Dragic Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  07:57  
  07:48 Gomes Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:48 Gomes Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:48 Gomes Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  07:39  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:39  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  07:39  
Collins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:30  
  07:30
[MIN 27-40]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  07:30 Ellington Substitution replaced by Flynn 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  07:30  
  07:30 Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:30  
Barbosa Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:13
[MIN 29-40]
Sessions Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:54  
  06:54
[MIN 30-40]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Collins Substitution replaced by Frye  06:54  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  06:54  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson  06:54  
  06:54
[MIN 31-40]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Richardson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:42  
Amundson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:42
[PHX 42-31]
 
Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:26  
  06:26 Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:26 Team Rebound 
  06:26
[MIN 32-42]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Richardson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  06:06
[PHX 44-32]
 
Frye Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:00  
  06:00 Sessions Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Frye Substitution replaced by Collins  06:00  
  05:53 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (3 ST) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:48
[PHX 46-32]
 
  05:34 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:33  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:10 Jefferson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:00  
Hill Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST)  04:52
[PHX 48-32]
 
  04:34
[MIN 34-48]
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
Nash Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:24
[PHX 50-34]
 
  04:08 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:07  
Hill Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  03:58
[PHX 52-34]
 
  03:41 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:40  
  03:35 Brewer Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  03:35 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:35
[PHX 53-34]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Team Rebound 
  03:10 Hollins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (4 ST) 
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  03:01
[PHX 55-34]
 
  02:40 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:39 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:37 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:33 Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:33  
  02:33 Jefferson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  02:33 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
  02:33 Brewer Substitution replaced by Gomes 
Amundson Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:59 Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:44 Team Rebound 
  01:26 Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:25  
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Richardson (3 AST)  01:13
[PHX 57-34]
 
  01:00 Jawai Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST) 
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:52.9 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:48.9 Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:47.5  
Collins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST)  00:45.9  
  00:42.9
[MIN 36-57]
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Amundson Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:32.9 Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Collins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:23.5  
  00:23.5 Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:23.5 Team Rebound 
  00:23.5
[MIN 37-57]
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:06.3 Sessions Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:06.3  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  00:04.0
[PHX 60-37]
 
  00:01.0
[MIN 39-60]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (22-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  11:41
[PHX 62-39]
 
  11:20
[MIN 41-62]
Hollins Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Richardson (4 AST)  11:04
[PHX 65-41]
 
  10:40 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:37  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:18 Flynn Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:18 Flynn Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  09:59  
  09:49 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:48  
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  09:42
[PHX 67-41]
 
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:20  
  09:06 Brewer Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:04  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  08:57
[PHX 70-41]
 
  08:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:43
[MIN 43-70]
Jefferson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST)  08:25  
  08:21
[MIN 45-70]
Hollins Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST) 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:21  
  08:21
[MIN 46-70]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:57 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:56  
  07:56 Brewer Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  07:56 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST)  07:36
[PHX 72-46]
 
  07:16 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK) 
  07:14 Gomes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:13 Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK) 
  07:12 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:10
[MIN 48-72]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  07:02
[PHX 74-48]
 
  06:53
[MIN 50-74]
Flynn Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  06:31  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:30  
Stoudemire Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:30
[PHX 76-50]
 
  06:14 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:12  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Richardson (5 AST)  05:57
[PHX 79-50]
 
  05:40 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:31 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:30  
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST)  05:25
[PHX 81-50]
 
  05:06 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  05:02
[MIN 52-81]
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  04:44  
  04:44 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  04:34 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:33  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (5 AST)  04:23
[PHX 84-52]
 
  04:05 Gomes Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST)  04:01  
  03:59 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:59 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa  03:59  
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:59  
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  03:59  
  03:42
[MIN 54-84]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Stoudemire Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:21
[PHX 86-54]
 
  03:12 Ellington Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:11 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:09
[MIN 56-86]
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:50 Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:42 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:18 Jefferson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:17  
  02:07 Pecherov Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:07 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:48  
  01:48
[MIN 57-86]
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:48
[MIN 58-86]
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (3 AST)  01:27
[PHX 88-58]
 
  01:15 Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:14  
Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  01:09  
  01:09 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
  00:57.4
[MIN 60-88]
Wilkins Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:47.6  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:44.4
[PHX 90-60]
 
  00:40.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
Frye Substitution replaced by Clark  00:40.8  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Lopez  00:40.8  
  00:33.9 Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK) 
  00:31.7 Ellington Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:30.6
[MIN 62-90]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Clark Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  00:09.9
[PHX 92-62]
 
  00:04.1
[MIN 64-92]
Sessions Driving Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:04.1  
  00:04.1 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Cardinal 
  00:04.1
[MIN 65-92]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:49 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barbosa (1 ST) 
  11:48 Sessions Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  11:32  
  11:26
[MIN 67-92]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Clark Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (4 AST)  11:09
[PHX 94-67]
 
  10:47 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:46  
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:35 Ellington Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:31  
  10:31
[MIN 68-94]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:31 Ellington Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  10:31
[MIN 69-94]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:16
[PHX 96-69]
 
  10:02
[MIN 71-96]
Cardinal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Dudley Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:44
[PHX 98-71]
 
  09:34
[MIN 73-98]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Lopez Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  09:21  
Lopez Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:21  
  09:05
[MIN 75-98]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Clark Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (5 AST)  08:47
[PHX 100-75]
 
  08:30 Timeout : Regular 
  08:26 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:25  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  08:14
[PHX 103-75]
 
  07:49
[MIN 77-103]
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:35
[PHX 105-77]
 
  07:17 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Lopez (1 ST) 
  07:13 Sessions Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:13
[PHX 106-77]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:13
[PHX 107-77]
 
  06:58
[MIN 79-107]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  06:42
[PHX 110-79]
 
  06:30 Flynn Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:29  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:03
[MIN 81-110]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (1 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:46  
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Amundson  05:46  
  05:46 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins 
  05:46 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:46 Team Rebound 
  05:46
[MIN 82-110]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:17  
  05:14
[MIN 84-110]
Flynn Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (2 AST) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST)  05:01
[PHX 112-84]
 
  04:42
[MIN 86-112]
Hollins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (3 AST) 
Clark Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:16
[PHX 114-86]
 
  03:59 Cardinal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:58  
  03:44 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Clark Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:40
[PHX 116-86]
 
  03:31 Sessions Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:29  
Jump Ball Ellington vs Amundson (Dragic gains possession)  03:19  
  02:59 Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
Clark Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:59
[PHX 117-86]
 
Clark Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:59
[PHX 118-86]
 
Dragic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:45  
  02:45
[MIN 87-118]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:45
[MIN 88-118]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Dragic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:33  
  02:22
[MIN 90-118]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Clark Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  02:07
[PHX 120-90]
 
  01:53 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:52  
Barbosa Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:09 Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:08  
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Flynn (2 ST)  01:04  
  00:58.9 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:57.9 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:55.6  
  00:55.6
[MIN 91-120]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:55.6 Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:54.9  
Amundson Layup Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:37.9 Team Rebound 
Dragic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:35.3  
  00:35.3
[MIN 92-120]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:35.3
[MIN 93-120]
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.8  
  00:17.6 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:09.9
[MIN 95-120]
Hollins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Flynn (6 AST) 
Barbosa Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (2 ST)  00:00.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4

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