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Kings serve up some 'home cookin'' against the Wolves


By Jimmy Spencer, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday December 13, 2009 1:51AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (NBA.com exclusive) -- Jason Thompson uses the phrase "home cookin'" to describe the success of his Kings on their home floor.

For Sacramento, the recipe has been simple: play at home, and be sure to mix in a lowly opponent.

The successful blend was evident again on Saturday night as the Kings feasted on the three-win Minnesota Timberwolves, 120-100, in Sacramento.

"Once we get off that plane we can smell that cookin' and when we come in here to Arco we've got to take care of home," Thompson said.

Thompson said the term might be an east coast thing, but "home cookin'" describes the feeling of being away from home, only to return to something you are really comfortable with.

"That's home cookin', that home-cooked meal can just get your head right and get you back on track."

The second-year big man out of Ryder was a big reason for the Kings success. Thompson, who averages a double-double, scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on the night.

The Kings are now 9-3 at home, with seven of those wins coming against teams under .500.

The youthful Kings have an obvious comfort level at home; one of the first steps in transitioning to a winning franchise. In last season's 17-win season, the Kings didn't record their ninth home victory until their 63rd game in March.

"It was different last year, but now we've been taking care of our home court," Thompson said. "I think that's what is going to make or break us as a team.

"We take care of home and it takes a lot of pressure off us on the road. Once we get road wins we should be really good."

The Kings are 1-9 on the road, where seven of the 10 teams they have faced have winning records.

"I don't think we've got a problem on the road," Casspi said. "It's just bad luck. We lost a couple of games by 2, 4, 6 points.

"There is no reason for us not winning on the road too. We are learning a lot, we've got a young team. We're going to learn how to finish those games too."

Casspi was part of a Kings bench effort that scored 49 points in Saturday's contest. Reserve point guard Sergio Rodriguez added nine assists in 21 minutes. He had all nine of those assists in his first nine minutes on the court.

"I thought the bench really gave us the big lift," Sacramento head coach Paul Westphal said.

The formula will be set again for the Kings in their next home contest. They'll travel to Portland before returning home to play against the bottom-dwelling Washington Wizards on national television on Dec. 16.

However, the home schedule becomes much more arduous later this month. Sacramento will host the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets during a Kings homestand in late December.

"We want to win anything we play, but the realistic analysis of this NBA is it's tougher on the road and it's tougher against the teams that have good records," Westphal said.

The Timberwolves looked to run at every opportunity but couldn't keep up with the Sacramento offense.

"We were playing way too fast, turned the ball over and didn't set anything up," Timberwolves big man Kevin Love said. "We came out and thought we could outscore them, did really play well on defense. And they put up 120 points on us."

The Kings led by as many as 11 points in the first half, but an early third quarter Minnesota run cut that lead to just two points. Westphal said after the game that he had come close to calling a time out, but decided to let his young team play through it.

The young Kings responded, going on a 15-3 run and never looking back.

"I got up and was bringing my hands together (for the timeout)," Westphal said. "I think it's time for us to just figure it out.

"You can't really do that all the time with a young team, but I had confidence they would make something good happen."

First-round pick Tyreke Evans scored 18 points, adding five rebounds and five assists. He went right after fellow first-round pick Jonny Flynn.

"He is strong, but he is also a very small guard," Evans said.

The 20-year-old Evans is averaging 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game. Only three players in NBA history have finished with those numbers: Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Oscar Robertson.

Minnesota had picked things up after dropping 15 straight, winning two of four games against Western Conference powers Denver and Utah. Since beating Utah though, the Timberwolves are again streaking in the wrong direction, having dropped four straight.

Timberwolves
Kings
     
    • 43.0%

    • 52.6%

    • 37.5%

    • 28.6%

    • 60.7%

    • 63.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN SAC
Total Rebounds 11 9
Offensive Rebounds 15 16
Turnovers 15 15
Fast Break Pts: 23 34
Biggest Lead: 5 29
Points in the Paint: 50 58
MIN SAC
p Jefferson   26 Thompson   23
rb Love   12 Thompson   12
a Flynn   4 Rodriguez   9
s Sessions   3 3 players   2
b 3 players   1 Greene   2
 
  • 10/27 - SAC @ MIN
  • 11/10 - MIN @ SAC
  • 03/20 - SAC @ MIN
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 08:13 1-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
K. Love F-C 34:43 5-14 1-1 3-4 -11 4 8 12 1 2 1 0 0 1 14
A. Jefferson C-F 32:58 12-19 0-0 2-4 -12 5 6 11 2 3 0 0 0 0 26
C. Brewer G-F 29:11 6-9 1-2 3-5 -24 1 1 2 1 2 1 4 0 0 16
J. Flynn G 28:03 4-14 0-1 0-0 -8 0 2 2 4 2 0 2 0 3 8
D. Wilkins   20:02 1-5 0-0 1-1 -3 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 3
R. Hollins   07:03 0-2 0-0 2-2 -11 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
N. Jawai   11:50 1-4 0-0 0-1 -2 1 4 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
W. Ellington   26:14 3-8 1-3 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 7
R. Sessions   22:29 5-8 0-0 4-9 -17 1 1 2 1 0 3 2 0 1 14
O. Pecherov   07:28 1-3 0-0 2-2 -2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
S. Pavlovic   11:46 1-4 0-1 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 2
Total   240 40-93 3-8 17-28   15 30 45 14 17 7 15 3 6 100
  43.0% 37.5% 60.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15
Sacramento Kings (25-57)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Nocioni F-G 16:42 5-7 2-2 2-3 +14 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 1 1 14
J. Thompson F-C 34:25 11-17 0-0 1-3 +10 6 6 12 3 1 1 2 1 1 23
S. Hawes C-F 21:30 4-5 0-0 0-0 +15 2 3 5 3 3 1 2 1 0 8
D. Greene G-F 27:09 2-11 0-4 4-6 +16 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 2 0 8
T. Evans G 33:40 7-16 0-1 4-5 +7 1 4 5 5 1 2 2 1 0 18
K. Thomas   10:16 1-1 0-0 0-0 +8 2 2 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 2
O. Casspi   20:09 6-12 2-6 0-0 +7 0 6 6 2 1 0 2 0 1 14
B. Udrih   25:18 7-12 2-4 0-0 +12 0 2 2 7 2 1 1 0 0 16
J. Brockman   19:25 2-3 0-0 2-3 +2 4 4 8 1 4 0 0 0 0 6
S. Rodriguez   21:08 2-5 0-2 1-2 +17 0 1 1 9 3 2 4 0 0 5
I. Udoka   04:14 1-2 0-1 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. May   06:04 2-4 0-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total   240 50-95 6-21 14-22   16 36 52 33 22 10 15 6 3 120
  52.6% 28.6% 63.6%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Cardinal, Hart
  • Kings: Garcia, Martin

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Kings: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #78 Scott Twardoski, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 11333
  • Duration: 2:15
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hawes vs Jefferson (Evans gains possession)
  11:47
[SAC 2-0]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST) 
Jefferson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:30
[MIN 2-2]
 
  11:14 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  11:07
[MIN 4-2]
 
  10:51
[SAC 4-4]
Nocioni Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:24  
  10:24
[SAC 5-4]
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:24 Nocioni Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:24  
Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  10:01
[MIN 6-5]
 
  09:46
[SAC 7-6]
Thompson Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:36  
  09:29 Hawes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:29
[MIN 7-7]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:29
[MIN 8-7]
 
  09:12
[SAC 9-8]
Hawes Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:59
[MIN 10-9]
 
  08:48 Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gomes (1 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:46  
  08:41 Hawes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:41
[MIN 11-9]
 
  08:41 Hawes Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:41
[MIN 12-9]
 
  08:28 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:26  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:16  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:15
[MIN 14-9]
 
  08:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:59
[SAC 11-14]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:43
[MIN 16-11]
 
  07:43 Evans Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:33 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:32 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:30
[SAC 13-16]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
  07:13 Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:13  
Team Rebound  07:13  
Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins  07:13  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:49 Greene Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:48  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:29
[MIN 18-13]
 
  06:19 Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:15
[SAC 15-18]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed Block: Evans (1 BLK)  06:08  
  06:07 Team Rebound 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:56  
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:56  
  05:56 Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:56
[SAC 16-18]
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:36 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:33
[SAC 18-18]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:27 Nocioni Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:27
[MIN 19-18]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:27
[MIN 20-18]
 
  05:12 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK) 
  05:10 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:09
[SAC 20-20]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:09  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  05:09  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  05:09  
  05:09
[SAC 21-20]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Hollins Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:56  
Hollins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:56  
  04:56 Thomas Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  04:35
[SAC 24-20]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Jawai Layup Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:22 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:21  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  04:13  
Team Rebound  04:13  
  04:13 Casspi Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:13
[MIN 21-24]
 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:13
[MIN 22-24]
 
Flynn Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:03  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Gomes  04:03  
  04:03
[SAC 25-22]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:03
[SAC 26-22]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:47
[MIN 24-26]
 
Flynn Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:32  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  03:32  
  03:32 Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:32 Team Rebound 
  03:32
[SAC 27-24]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:03 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:01  
Gomes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jawai (1 AST)  02:50
[MIN 26-27]
 
  02:28
[SAC 29-26]
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:10 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gomes Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:08  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:08  
Gomes Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:08  
Jawai Substitution replaced by Love  02:08  
  02:08 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Udrih 
  02:08 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:08 Team Rebound 
  02:08 Greene Substitution replaced by Brockman 
  02:08
[SAC 30-26]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  01:55
[MIN 29-30]
 
  01:36 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:35  
  01:25 Evans Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  01:25
[MIN 30-30]
 
Ellington Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:20  
Ellington Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:20  
  00:58.9 Udrih 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:57.7 Brockman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:51.9 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:49.3  
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:39.4
[MIN 32-30]
 
  00:23.9 Evans Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
  00:21.8 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:20.2
[SAC 33-32]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brockman (1 AST) 
Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Udrih (1 ST)  00:04.8  
  00:00.9
[SAC 35-32]
Evans Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Udrih (1 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Wilkins Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:12
[SAC 37-32]
Casspi Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:59
[MIN 34-37]
 
  10:37 Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  10:34
[MIN 36-37]
 
  10:02 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  10:00
[SAC 39-36]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:47
[MIN 38-39]
 
  09:24 Brockman Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:23  
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  09:13
[MIN 40-39]
 
  08:53 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:53  
  08:53 Evans Substitution replaced by Rodriguez 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Brewer  08:53  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Jawai  08:53  
Sessions Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:43
[MIN 42-39]
 
  08:29 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rodriguez (1 ST)  08:26  
  08:21
[SAC 41-42]
Brockman Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (1 AST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:47
[SAC 43-42]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:21 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  07:19 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:18  
  07:15 Brockman Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:15  
Team Rebound  07:15  
Love Substitution replaced by Pecherov  07:15  
  07:15 Brockman Substitution replaced by Nocioni 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:15  
  07:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  07:03
[SAC 45-42]
Thompson Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:03  
  07:03 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:02  
  06:57 Thompson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Pecherov Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:57
[MIN 43-45]
 
  06:57 Thompson Substitution replaced by Hawes 
Pecherov Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:57
[MIN 44-45]
 
  06:46
[SAC 47-44]
Nocioni Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (2 AST) 
Jawai Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:34
[MIN 46-47]
 
  06:34 Hawes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  06:34 Hawes Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Ellington  06:34  
Jawai Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:34  
Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:32  
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nocioni (1 BLK)  06:30  
  06:28 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:23
[SAC 49-46]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
  06:08 Nocioni Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:08  
Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:03  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:54
[SAC 51-46]
Nocioni Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (3 AST) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:54  
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:54 Casspi Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Pecherov Substitution replaced by Love  05:54  
  05:54
[SAC 52-46]
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:46  
  05:34 Udrih Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:34 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Evans 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Missed  05:17  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:15  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Rodriguez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:04
[SAC 54-46]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (4 AST) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  04:48  
  04:33 Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:31  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:18 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:12 Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:11 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  03:58 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:57  
  03:48 Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:48  
Team Rebound  03:48  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Gomes  03:48  
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:48
[MIN 47-54]
 
  03:30
[SAC 56-47]
Thomas Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (5 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:11
[MIN 49-56]
 
  02:53
[SAC 58-49]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (6 AST) 
Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST)  02:38  
  02:33 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (2 ST) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST)  02:25  
  02:21
[SAC 60-49]
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Udrih (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
Gomes Substitution replaced by Flynn  02:17  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Wilkins  02:17  
  02:17 Rodriguez Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  02:03
[MIN 51-60]
 
  01:49 Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:48  
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:40
[MIN 53-60]
 
  01:22
[SAC 62-53]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Udrih (3 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:05  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:01
[MIN 55-62]
 
  00:43.9 Udrih Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:42.6 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:37.9 Udrih 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:36.9  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:25.9  
Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed  00:22.8  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:21.3  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:21.3
[MIN 57-62]
 
Wilkins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:03.2  
  00:03.2 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Substitution replaced by Sessions  00:03.2  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  00:03.2  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Pecherov  00:03.2  
  00:03.2 Thomas Substitution replaced by Nocioni 
  00:00.5
[SAC 64-57]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Sacramento Kings (15-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed  11:49  
  11:48 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:47 Evans Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST)  11:24
[MIN 60-64]
 
  10:57
[SAC 67-60]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hawes (1 ST)  10:39  
  10:34 Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:12  
  10:12
[SAC 68-60]
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:12 Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  10:11  
  10:03 Nocioni Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:53
[MIN 62-68]
 
  09:34 Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:33  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  09:28
[MIN 64-68]
 
  09:13 Hawes Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:12  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (3 AST)  09:06
[MIN 66-68]
 
  08:46
[SAC 70-66]
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hawes (2 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:19
[SAC 72-66]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Love Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:53  
  07:41
[SAC 75-66]
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thompson (3 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST)  07:33
[MIN 68-75]
 
  07:16
[SAC 77-68]
Greene Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Evans (2 ST)  07:11  
  07:07
[SAC 79-68]
Hawes Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
  06:54 Nocioni Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  06:54  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:54
[MIN 69-79]
 
  06:54 Nocioni Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:54  
  06:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  06:32 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:31  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Greene (1 BLK)  06:26  
  06:25 Team Rebound 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  06:25  
  06:01 Greene Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:00  
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  05:54  
  05:50 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:49 Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:48
[SAC 81-69]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hawes (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:44  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  05:44  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Greene (2 BLK)  05:34  
  05:33 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:12
[SAC 83-69]
Greene Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:53  
Love Jump Bank Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:52
[MIN 71-83]
 
  04:35 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  04:26 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:21 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:19 Hawes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (1 ST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  04:13  
Team Rebound  04:13  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  04:13  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:07  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:43 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pavlovic (1 BLK) 
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:41  
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:28  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:21 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:20  
Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST)  03:18  
Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:16  
  03:16
[SAC 84-71]
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:16 Thompson Substitution replaced by Udrih 
  03:16 Evans Substitution replaced by Brockman 
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:16  
  03:16
[SAC 85-71]
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:07
[MIN 73-85]
 
  02:46
[SAC 88-73]
Udrih 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST) 
Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:32  
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:32 Casspi Substitution replaced by Rodriguez 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Flynn  02:32  
  02:20 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:18  
  02:16 Greene Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:06
[MIN 75-88]
 
  01:54 Rodriguez Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  01:52  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:44  
  01:33
[SAC 90-75]
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (7 AST) 
  01:15 Udrih Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:15  
Team Rebound  01:15  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  01:15  
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:15  
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:01
[SAC 93-75]
Udrih 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (8 AST) 
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:48.5 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:43.4
[SAC 95-75]
Hawes Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (9 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:29.7
[MIN 77-95]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:08.0  
  00:08.0
[SAC 96-77]
Brockman Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:08.0 Hawes Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  00:08.0
[SAC 97-77]
Brockman Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  00:00.6  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  11:46  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:27 Greene Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:25 Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:25 Greene Tip Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  11:24  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:14 Brockman Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:59
[SAC 99-77]
Rodriguez Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Udrih (4 AST) 
  10:49 Brockman Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:49 Greene Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:27  
  10:27 Rodriguez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:27 Team Rebound 
  10:27
[SAC 100-77]
Rodriguez Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:12 Brockman Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hawes (1 BLK)  10:10  
  10:10 Team Rebound 
  10:10 Jump Ball Hawes vs Flynn (Udrih gains possession) 
  10:04
[SAC 102-77]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Udrih (5 AST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST)  09:43
[MIN 80-102]
 
  09:30 Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Brockman Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  09:26 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:09
[SAC 104-80]
Udrih Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  08:58 Brockman Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:58  
  08:48 Rodriguez Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  08:48 Brockman Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  08:27 Hawes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  08:23  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:21  
  08:21 Udrih Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:21
[MIN 81-104]
 
  08:21 Casspi Substitution replaced by Evans 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  08:01
[SAC 106-81]
Hawes Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Udrih (6 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:45 Hawes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:41
[SAC 108-81]
Thompson Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:38  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rodriguez (2 ST)  07:29  
  07:25
[SAC 110-81]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Udrih (7 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:03
[MIN 83-110]
 
  06:43 Rodriguez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:40
[MIN 85-110]
 
  06:09 Evans Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:08  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  06:04  
Team Rebound  06:04  
Love Substitution replaced by Pecherov  06:04  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  06:04  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Jawai  06:04  
  06:04 Thompson Substitution replaced by Brockman 
  06:04 Hawes Substitution replaced by May 
Ellington Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:59
[MIN 87-110]
 
  05:45 Rodriguez Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:30 Team Rebound 
  05:18 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:17  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:11
[MIN 89-110]
 
  04:58 Rodriguez Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  04:58  
Jawai Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Team Rebound 
  04:25
[SAC 112-89]
May Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:13  
Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:06 Evans Substitution replaced by Udoka 
  04:06 Udrih Substitution replaced by Greene 
  03:46
[SAC 114-89]
Rodriguez Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jawai (2 AST)  03:31
[MIN 91-114]
 
  03:16
[SAC 116-91]
Brockman Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jawai Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:16  
  03:16 Brockman Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:15  
Pecherov Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:59
[MIN 93-116]
 
  02:45
[SAC 118-93]
May Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  02:33
[MIN 95-118]
 
  02:11 Udoka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:10  
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 May Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:57 Greene Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:48 Udoka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:31 May Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:30 Brockman Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:18 Greene 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:18  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:04  
Jawai Tip Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Udoka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:46.3
[SAC 120-95]
Udoka Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:42.9 Rodriguez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:42.9
[MIN 96-120]
 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:42.9
[MIN 97-120]
 
  00:33.8 Rodriguez Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Sessions (3 ST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:30.4
[MIN 99-120]
 
  00:30.4 Rodriguez Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  00:30.4
[MIN 100-120]
 
  00:04.9 May 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:02.9  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
SAC
5th Pacific
25
57
1-9
18-23
7-34
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
SAC
Evans 20.1
Thompson 8.5
Evans 5.8
Hawes 1.2
Evans 1.5

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