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Timberwolves grab win over Nets 103-99


By Bob Considine, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday December 23, 2009 11:58PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Nets give themselves more of a chance with center Yi Jianlian in the lineup. But they still don't have any more room for error.

Case in point: the Timberwolves' 103-99 win over New Jersey on Wednesday night at Izod Center.

Yi may have had 22 points in his first full game since missing five weeks with a sprained right MCL and two weeks with a mouth laceration. And his presence indeed aided Devin Harris (23 points, eight assists) and Courtney Lee (20 points).

But in the end, the Nets allowed Minnesota to connect 8 of its first 11 shots in the fourth quarter and couldn't get a step down the stretch when they needed to.

Al Jefferson (26 points) and Jonny Flynn (22 points) led the Wolves (6-24) with 27 points in the battle of the NBA's two worst teams. The Nets have now lost eight straight overall, falling to 2-27. And they admitted afterwards - this one really hurt.

"Look, there's no other way to say it - this is a very tough loss for all of us," Nets coach Kiki Vandeweghe said. "I thought the guys worked hard, they were positive, they showed lots of improvement. But at the end we couldn't get the stops we needed and we couldn't convert."

"But it wasn't for lack of trying."

The Wolves looked like they might run away with it in the fourth quarter, starting the period with a quick 6-0 run to take an 84-72 lead. Ultimately, Minnesota made eight of its first 11 shots in the fourth to open up a 92-82 lead.

"We lacked focus in that fourth quarter," Harris acknowledged. "We didn't come out with the necessary intensity that we needed, and they took advantage."

But then the Wolves went cold with a 0-of-8 stretch, New Jersey compiled an 8-0 run - capped off by a Yi 3-pointer - to cut it to 92-90 with 3:17 left.

Minnesota worked it to a 97-93 buffer after a pair of short baskets from Jefferson and a Flynn free throw (off a hard foul in the lane by Harris). But Lee made it a one-point game with a 3-pointer from the wing with 1:05 left, just as the shot clock expired.

A Corey Brewer layup with 39.4 seconds left gave the Wolves a 99-96 lead. Nets center Brook Lopez, who struggled with nine points, cut it to 99-97 by making one of two free throws 11 seconds later.

The Nets appeared to have the stripped the ball from Brewer on the Wolves' inbound on their next possession. But the ruling was overturned after review as the ball went out after hitting Lee's leg. The Nets instead had to send Brewer to the line with 24 seconds left and the second-year guard connected on both from the stripe to make it 101-97.

Said Lee: "The call went our way for a second so we were going to go with it, but then once they reviewed it, I looked to Dev and said, 'This is going to be their ball."

Dismal records aside and lottery projections aside, the Nets should have been motivated against the Wolves following their season-opening 95-93 loss in Minnesota on Oct. 28. New Jersey led by 19 in the third quarter and was up 16 midway through the fourth quarter before blowing it all. Damien Wilkins' buzzer-beater was the winning basket and seemed to set the tone for the Nets' season, as they went on to lose a record 18 straight games to start the season.

Minnesota went over a month without win after taking the Nets in Game 1. Entering Wednesday night's game against the Nets, the Wolves had lost three of their last four - all of the blowout variety.

"We did a lot of things right tonight," added Wolves coach Kurt Rambis. "I think overall our defense was good. Jonny was inspirational tonight with the way he played for most of the ball game."

While the Nets continue to struggle as a team, they made some huge strides as an organization on Wednesday with current owner Bruce Ratner executed all documents necessary to commence construction of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The official closing of the projects comes after six years of legal and financial hurdles.

Vandeweghe, who is still the Nets' general manager, said the certainty of the Brooklyn progress will make it more appealing to potential free agents in the off-season. The Nets are expected to have the most salary-cap room out of any team in the NBA for a bumper crop of star free agents available this summer.

"I think it's important because it creates a great buzz around the team," Vandeweghe said. "Look, it's no secret we're at a dark tunnel, as far as basketball goes. But the Nets have a very, very bright future. We have tons of cap, salary space. We have extra draft picks. We'll probably have a high lottery pick. This is a great free-agent year.

"Now we have what's going to be the most exciting project certainly in basketball, maybe in sports, coming up in a very hot market."

Timberwolves
Nets
     
    • 47.8%

    • 44.2%

    • 16.7%

    • 52.9%

    • 81.2%

    • 75.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NJN
Total Rebounds 8 10
Offensive Rebounds 13 9
Turnovers 14 17
Fast Break Pts: 8 16
Biggest Lead: 11 4
Points in the Paint: 56 30
MIN NJN
p Jefferson   27 Harris   23
rb Love   16 Lopez   10
a Flynn   5 Harris   8
s Flynn   4 2 players   2
b Jefferson   3 4 players   1
 
  • 01/01 - NJN @ MIN
  • 04/05 - MIN @ NJN
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Wilkins F-G 38:11 5-11 1-4 3-3 +5 0 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 14
K. Love F-C 33:33 5-13 0-0 3-3 +2 5 11 16 4 4 1 2 0 0 13
A. Jefferson C-F 34:33 13-23 0-0 1-2 +5 0 7 7 4 6 0 0 3 2 27
C. Brewer G-F 37:30 7-11 0-1 3-4 +12 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 17
J. Flynn G 36:51 9-19 1-5 3-4 -1 0 1 1 5 0 4 3 0 1 22
N. Jawai   06:38 1-3 0-0 0-0 +9 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 2
W. Ellington   16:54 3-6 0-0 0-0 -4 3 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
S. Pavlovic   03:25 0-2 0-2 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Cardinal   01:22 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
R. Hollins   19:54 0-2 0-0 0-0 -6 2 3 5 3 4 0 1 1 0 0
R. Sessions   11:09 1-2 0-0 0-0 +5 0 2 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 2
O. Pecherov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-92 2-12 13-16   13 33 46 23 26 8 14 5 4 103
  47.8% 16.7% 81.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14
New Jersey Nets (12-70)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Hassell F-G 26:26 1-3 0-0 2-2 -16 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 4
J. Boone F-C 20:42 1-6 0-0 1-2 -19 3 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
B. Lopez C 37:16 2-8 0-0 5-10 -13 3 7 10 7 3 0 2 1 0 9
C. Lee G 43:13 8-16 3-4 1-1 -4 1 4 5 3 1 0 2 0 0 20
D. Harris G 37:55 9-17 0-2 5-6 -8 0 2 2 8 4 2 6 1 1 23
J. Yi   29:48 7-12 4-6 4-4 +12 1 8 9 0 3 0 2 0 0 22
T. Williams   14:42 0-3 0-1 2-2 +1 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 2
K. Dooling   21:44 5-10 2-4 0-0 +15 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 1 12
T. Battie   08:14 1-2 0-0 2-2 +12 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
R. Alston DND - Sore Back
B. Simmons DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-77 9-17 22-29   9 28 37 24 15 4 17 4 5 99
  44.2% 52.9% 75.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 17

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Gomes, Hart
  • Nets: Douglas-Roberts, Hayes, Najera

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Nets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: IZOD Center, New Jersey, NJ
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #30 Tony Brown, #60 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 10204
  • Duration: 2:21
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-28) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Jefferson (Boone gains possession)
  11:45
[NJN 2-0]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:31 Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:28  
  11:22
[NJN 4-0]
Hassell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lopez (2 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:11
[MIN 2-4]
 
  11:05
[NJN 6-2]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  10:46
[MIN 4-6]
 
  10:38 Harris Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:36 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:34 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:33  
  10:33 Lopez Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:10 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:09  
Flynn Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:06  
  09:54
[NJN 8-4]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lopez (3 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:37
[MIN 6-8]
 
  09:16 Lee Running Bank shot: Missed 
  09:15 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:14 Lopez Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:13 Boone Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:11 Boone Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:09  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK)  09:03  
  09:02 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:01 Harris Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  08:56
[MIN 9-8]
 
  08:42
[NJN 10-9]
Lee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lopez (4 AST) 
Jefferson Hook Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:14 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:09 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  08:04
[MIN 11-10]
 
  07:48 Lopez Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:47  
Wilkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:38
[MIN 13-10]
 
  07:15
[NJN 12-13]
Lee Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lopez (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:08  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  07:08  
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  06:59
[MIN 15-12]
 
  06:39 Boone Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:38 Boone Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:37 Boone Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jawai (1 AST)  06:15
[MIN 17-12]
 
  06:02
[NJN 14-17]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:44 Boone Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:43  
Brewer Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:39  
Brewer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:39  
  05:39 Boone Substitution replaced by Yi 
  05:27 Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (2 ST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:05 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:00 Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:59  
  04:59 Yi Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:40  
Team Rebound  04:39  
Jawai Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:30  
Love Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 19-14]
 
  04:29 Yi Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  04:29  
  04:29 Hassell Substitution replaced by Williams 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 20-14]
 
  04:09 Yi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:03 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:54 Yi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:52  
Jawai Layup Shot: Missed  03:43  
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:42  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST)  03:33
[MIN 23-14]
 
  03:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  03:25  
Love Substitution replaced by Cardinal  03:25  
  03:17 Lopez Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:17 Lopez Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:17 Harris Substitution replaced by Dooling 
  03:17 Lopez Substitution replaced by Battie 
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:17  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:07 Yi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48
[NJN 16-23]
Battie Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Cardinal Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  02:37  
Cardinal Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:37  
  02:23 Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:21  
Flynn Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:10
[MIN 25-16]
 
Cardinal Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:10  
Cardinal Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:03  
Cardinal Substitution replaced by Hollins  02:03  
  02:03
[NJN 17-25]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:03
[NJN 18-25]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dooling (1 ST)  01:56  
  01:52
[NJN 20-25]
Yi Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dooling (1 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:25
[NJN 23-25]
Yi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:03 Yi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:54.6 Williams Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:54.6 Williams Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:39.9 Yi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:26.9 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:25.9  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:06.3
[MIN 27-23]
 
  00:00.7 Dooling Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-28) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:51 Battie Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:51  
Team Rebound  11:51  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:51
[MIN 29-23]
 
  11:30 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Sessions Floating Jump shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hollins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:05  
  11:05 Dooling Substitution replaced by Harris 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  11:05  
  10:57
[NJN 25-28]
Jianlian Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  10:42
[MIN 30-25]
 
  10:24 Battie Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:23  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:10
[MIN 32-25]
 
  09:46 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST) 
Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  09:44  
  09:38
[NJN 28-32]
Jianlian 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:25
[MIN 34-28]
 
  09:25 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  09:25 Battie Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  09:25
[MIN 35-28]
 
  09:10 Lopez Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:08  
Sessions Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:06  
Sessions Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:06  
  09:06 Jianlian Substitution replaced by Boone 
  08:51
[NJN 30-35]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:27 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:26  
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harris (2 ST)  08:22  
  08:17
[NJN 32-35]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lopez (6 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Boone (1 BLK)  07:59  
Team Rebound  07:58  
Timeout : Official  07:58  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  07:58  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  07:55
[MIN 37-32]
 
  07:36 Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Team Rebound 
  07:29 Hassell Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:28  
  07:26 Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:26  
Team Rebound  07:26  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:26
[MIN 38-32]
 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:13  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  07:13  
  07:13
[NJN 33-38]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:13 Williams Substitution replaced by Lee 
  07:13
[NJN 34-38]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Jawai Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  06:52  
  06:42 Harris Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
Jawai Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:27  
Jawai Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:26
[MIN 40-34]
 
Jawai Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:17  
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  06:17  
  06:11 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:09  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST)  06:03
[MIN 42-34]
 
  05:47
[NJN 36-42]
Boone Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST) 
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:22  
Flynn Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hollins (2 AST)  05:18
[MIN 44-36]
 
Hollins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:03  
  05:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:03 Lopez Substitution replaced by Jianlian 
  04:52
[NJN 38-44]
Jianlian Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harris (4 AST) 
Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hassell (1 BLK)  04:33  
Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:31  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Team Rebound 
Hollins Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:26  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:26  
Jawai Substitution replaced by Love  04:26  
  04:26 Boone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:26 Team Rebound 
  04:26
[NJN 39-44]
Boone Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Love Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  04:16  
  03:56 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:55  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:29
[MIN 46-39]
 
  03:24 Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:22  
Brewer Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST)  03:16
[MIN 48-39]
 
  02:52 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:51  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 50-39]
 
  02:33 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
  02:33 Harris Substitution replaced by Dooling 
  02:33 Boone Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  02:14 Jianlian 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:13  
Love Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:02  
Wilkins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:52  
  01:52
[NJN 40-50]
Hassell Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:52
[NJN 41-50]
Hassell Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jefferson Hook Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:34 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:25 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  01:24  
Jefferson Hook Shot: Missed  01:13  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  01:11  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Jianlian Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:49.7
[NJN 43-50]
Dooling Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:37.9 Lee Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:37.9
[MIN 51-43]
 
  00:37.9 Lopez Substitution replaced by Battie 
  00:37.9 Hassell Substitution replaced by Harris 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:37.9
[MIN 52-43]
 
  00:30.4
[NJN 46-52]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dooling (2 AST) 
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dooling (2 ST)  00:24.5  
  00:22.5 Brewer Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  00:22.5
[NJN 48-52]
Dooling Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-28) New Jersey Nets (3-31)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  11:40
[MIN 54-48]
 
  11:25 Hassell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wilkins (2 ST) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:13
[MIN 56-48]
 
  10:57 Lopez Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Boone Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:31 Lee Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Brewer Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:19  
Brewer Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:19  
  10:02 Boone Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (3 BLK) 
  10:00 Boone Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:57 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:55  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  09:36  
  09:34 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:30 Jump Ball Lopez vs Wilkins (Harris gains possession) 
  09:22
[NJN 50-56]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harris (5 AST) 
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST)  09:09
[MIN 58-50]
 
  08:48 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  08:46  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Love Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:27  
  08:27 Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:27 Team Rebound 
  08:27
[NJN 51-58]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  08:05
[MIN 60-51]
 
  07:47
[NJN 54-60]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harris (6 AST) 
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:35
[MIN 62-54]
 
  07:13
[NJN 56-62]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:51
[MIN 64-56]
 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:33  
  06:33 Boone Substitution replaced by Jianlian 
  06:33 Hassell Substitution replaced by Dooling 
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  06:33  
  06:26
[NJN 58-64]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:12 Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Flynn (3 ST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:04 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:02
[NJN 60-64]
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harris (7 AST) 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:02  
  06:02
[NJN 61-64]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:36 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:34
[NJN 63-64]
Dooling Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lopez (7 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  05:10  
Team Rebound  05:09  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST)  04:55
[MIN 66-63]
 
  04:35 Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:34  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 68-63]
 
  04:00 Jianlian Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:58 Lee Tip Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:57  
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:40  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  03:40  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  03:40  
  03:40
[NJN 64-68]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:40 Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:39  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:14 Team Rebound 
Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:00  
  03:00
[NJN 65-68]
Jianlian Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:00
[NJN 66-68]
Jianlian Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  02:36  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:32
[MIN 70-66]
 
  02:16 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:15  
Wilkins Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  02:09
[MIN 72-66]
 
  02:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:08 Harris Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:45
[NJN 69-72]
Jianlian 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
  01:23 Lopez Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:23
[MIN 73-69]
 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:23
[MIN 74-69]
 
  01:11 Jianlian Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  01:09
[NJN 71-74]
Lopez Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Jianlian Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:50.2
[NJN 74-74]
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:42.9  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  00:42.9  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  00:42.9  
  00:31.0 Jianlian Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  00:31.0 Jianlian Substitution replaced by Boone 
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:17.6  
Ellington Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:16.8
[MIN 76-74]
 
  00:00.5 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:37 Boone Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  11:20
[MIN 78-74]
 
  10:58 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:57  
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hollins (3 AST)  10:44
[MIN 80-74]
 
  10:29 Dooling Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:28  
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  10:11
[MIN 82-74]
 
  10:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:10 Boone Substitution replaced by Jianlian 
  10:10 Dooling Substitution replaced by Harris 
  09:52 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK) 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:50  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:35  
Brewer Tip Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:33 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:26
[NJN 76-82]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Ellington Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
Ellington Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:12  
Brewer Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST)  08:57
[MIN 84-76]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:42  
  08:42 Williams Substitution replaced by Hassell 
  08:42
[NJN 77-84]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:42 Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:41  
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:27
[MIN 86-77]
 
  08:03
[NJN 79-86]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  07:44
[MIN 88-79]
 
  07:42 Harris Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:42 Harris Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  07:30
[MIN 90-79]
 
Sessions Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:20  
  07:20 Lopez Substitution replaced by Battie 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  07:20  
Sessions Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:12  
  07:12 Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:12 Team Rebound 
  07:12
[NJN 80-90]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Hollins Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  06:49  
  06:38 Harris Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Battie Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Love Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:36  
  06:36 Hassell Substitution replaced by Dooling 
  06:36
[NJN 81-90]
Battie Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:36
[NJN 82-90]
Battie Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ellington Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:20
[MIN 92-82]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  06:20  
Love Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:07  
  06:07
[NJN 83-92]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  06:07
[NJN 84-92]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  05:50  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  05:48  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:36  
  05:36 Timeout : Official 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  05:36  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Wilkins  05:36  
  05:36 Battie Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:36  
  05:36
[NJN 85-92]
Jianlian Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  05:36
[NJN 86-92]
Jianlian Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:10 Dooling Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (1 BLK) 
  05:09 Team Rebound 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:55  
  04:55
[NJN 87-92]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  04:55  
  04:55 Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:54  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  04:37  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Team Rebound 
  04:05 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:11)  04:04  
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
Ellington Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:47  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Jianlian Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:17
[NJN 90-92]
Jianlian 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dooling (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:15  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:15  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:15  
  02:53 Dooling Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (3 AST)  02:45
[MIN 94-90]
 
  02:25
[NJN 93-94]
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harris (8 AST) 
Jefferson Hook Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Jianlian Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:55 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Flynn (4 ST) 
  01:52 Harris Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:52  
Team Rebound  01:52  
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 95-93]
 
  01:41 Dooling Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  01:27
[MIN 97-93]
 
  01:03
[NJN 96-97]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dooling (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:03  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  01:03  
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (4 AST)  00:39.4
[MIN 99-96]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  00:28.3  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  00:28.3  
  00:28.3
[NJN 97-99]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:28.3 Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:27.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:27.8  
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  00:25.6  
  00:24.0 Harris Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:24.0
[MIN 100-97]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:24.0
[MIN 101-97]
 
  00:24.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:19.6
[NJN 99-101]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
  00:16.5 Jianlian Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:16.5
[MIN 102-99]
 
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:16.5
[MIN 103-99]
 
  00:02.6 Jianlian Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.5 Jianlian Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
NJN
5th Atlantic
12
70
3-7
8-33
4-37
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
NJN
Lopez 18.9
Lopez 8.7
Harris 6.7
Lopez 1.7
Lee 1.3

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