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Near triple-double for Ginobili leads Spurs over Minnesota


By Tim Price, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday December 30, 2009 12:38AM

SAN ANTONIO (NBA.com exclusive) -- With about 6 1/2 minutes to go against the Timberwolves on Tuesday night, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called Keith Bogans back to the bench from the scorer's table.

At that point, with the Spurs ahead by 24 points and on their way to a 117-99 win over Minnesota at AT&T Center, Popovich apparently became a fan. He wanted to see if Manu Ginobili could get his first career triple-double, so Popovich changed his mind about Bogans subbing for Ginobili. And at the next timeout, with Ginobili still one rebound away from the triple-double, Popovich brought up the career milestone and asked him if he wanted to stay in.

"We talked about that," Popovich admitted.

But Ginobili shook his head at Popovich's offer, and he sat on the bench for the rest of the night.

Though his numbers have lagged at points this season, the effort Ginobili put forth on Tuesday to shade the triple-double figure was no surprise -- 14 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in 27 1/2 minutes off the bench.

And his shaking off Popovich's offer was no surprise either.

"We all know how Manu is, and that's how everybody on the team tries to be -- unselfish," Roger Mason Jr. said. "We all wanted Manu in there to try to get [the triple-double], but he's not worried about statistics."

Instead, Ginobili fit in with a team that leads the league in bench scoring and is third in 3-point shooting.

The Spurs reserves kicked it in with the 3-pointers shortly after their first appearance against the Timberwolves. With backups Ginobili and Mason already in double figures by the end of the first half and the big reasons for two Spurs runs that eventually led to an 18-point lead, San Antonio won for the ninth time in the past 11 games.

For the game, Ginobili and Mason combined to hit 7 of 13 3-point shots -- Minnesota was 4-for-12 as a team.

"Manu played very well tonight and did what he does best," Minnesota's Al Jefferson said. "You can't make mistakes, allow the fast break, the 3-point shot and expect to win."

At least one starter for San Antonio (18-11) was not left out. Richard Jefferson hit 4-of-7 3-pointers and scored 24 in 34 minutes. He was 10-for-17 overall.

Mason added 18 points. Tim Duncan had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Tony Parker had 12 points and eight assists.

The Spurs' bench outscored Minnesota's reserves 46-23.

It meant the Timberwolves' grasp of a winning streak was a short one. Having just won consecutive games for the first time this season, Minnesota (7-25) is back to the well-worn loss column despite a ninth-straight double-double from second-year player Kevin Love.

He had 18 points and 12 rebounds and was in double-double territory just 5 1/2 minutes into the third quarter.

Love, shooting almost 53 percent in the last six games before the trip to San Antonio, had been helping the Wolves right their season somewhat. After opening the season 1-15, Minnesota is 6-10 and is .500 in the last eight games.

Jefferson led Minnesota with 20 points. Jonny Flynn added 17 and Corey Brewer had 14.

But the Timberwolves had 11 assists on 36 buckets compared to 32 assists on 41 baskets for the Spurs.

"When you see [Ginobili] hustling and trying to make extra passes, it's contagious and we're a better basketball team when we play like that," Mason said. "When one guy does it, other guys want to do it. The next thing you know you have guys who almost have triple-doubles like Manu tonight. It's just fun basketball to play like that."

The Spurs led by as many as 24. They went 4-for-7 from 3-point territory in the first quarter, and all four of them came in a 4:15 stretch toward the end of the quarter when the Spurs erased a 16-10 deficit with a 17-4 run. Two of them came from Ginobili, and his second one gave the Spurs a 27-20 lead with a little more than a minute left in the opening quarter.

"It was a fun game," Ginobili said. "I felt like I was really active and had lots of energy. I found some open men and made some shots."

Ginobili also assisted on one of the Spurs' 3-pointers (he had three assists in his first five minutes on the floor) and he set up another three with a steal. He topped off an active quarter with two rebounds.

Minnesota came back and cut the deficit to six in the second quarter, but Mason hit three jumpers in the next Spurs run -- including a 3-pointer -- and San Antonio went up by 18.

Timberwolves
Spurs
     
    • 39.6%

    • 47.7%

    • 33.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 92.0%

    • 74.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN SAS
Total Rebounds 7 8
Offensive Rebounds 13 13
Turnovers 13 13
Fast Break Pts: 19 29
Biggest Lead: 6 24
Points in the Paint: 38 36
MIN SAS
p Jefferson   20 Jefferson   24
rb Love   12 Duncan   10
a Jefferson   3 Ginobili   10
s Brewer   2 Hill   4
b 2 players   1 2 players   2
 
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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 29:08 3-9 0-1 1-1 +4 2 4 6 0 4 1 2 0 0 7
K. Love F-C 31:38 5-11 0-1 8-8 +1 5 7 12 1 3 0 2 0 1 18
A. Jefferson C-F 29:55 8-16 0-0 4-4 -4 1 7 8 3 2 0 1 0 3 20
C. Brewer G-F 26:59 5-13 0-1 4-5 -13 0 3 3 0 3 2 2 0 0 14
J. Flynn G 28:49 7-14 1-3 2-2 -11 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 17
R. Hollins   13:01 2-5 0-0 2-2 -15 4 2 6 1 4 0 1 1 1 6
R. Gomes   14:59 0-3 0-0 0-0 -22 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
W. Ellington   17:24 3-8 1-3 1-1 -1 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 8
R. Sessions   24:18 0-5 0-0 1-2 -17 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 1
B. Cardinal   05:12 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
S. Pavlovic   11:35 2-6 2-3 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
N. Jawai   07:02 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 2
Total   240 36-91 4-12 23-25   13 33 46 11 24 7 13 2 7 99
  39.6% 33.3% 92.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
San Antonio Spurs (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 34:03 10-17 4-7 0-0 +12 1 5 6 3 1 0 2 1 0 24
T. Duncan F 25:45 5-11 0-0 7-8 +15 2 8 10 1 2 0 2 2 0 17
D. Blair C-F 24:03 3-7 0-0 5-8 +3 2 4 6 2 4 0 2 1 0 11
K. Bogans G 15:30 2-3 1-2 2-2 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
T. Parker G 30:06 3-8 0-0 6-9 +8 0 0 0 8 1 1 2 0 0 12
A. McDyess   20:36 2-5 0-0 0-0 +4 3 5 8 2 4 0 2 2 2 4
R. Mason   31:21 7-14 4-7 0-0 +17 0 5 5 3 4 0 1 1 0 18
M. Ginobili   27:38 5-11 3-6 1-1 +16 3 6 9 10 2 3 1 0 0 14
G. Hill   19:26 1-4 0-1 2-2 +11 0 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 4
M. Hairston   04:52 1-3 0-1 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Ratliff   03:20 1-2 0-0 0-0 +1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
M. Haislip   03:20 1-1 0-0 0-1 +1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 41-86 12-24 23-31   13 36 49 32 20 8 13 7 2 117
  47.7% 50.0% 74.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Pecherov, Tucker
  • Spurs: Bonner, Finley, Mahinmi

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #53 Mark Lindsay, #23 Jason Phillips
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:15
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) San Antonio Spurs (21-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Jefferson (Parker gains possession)
  11:44 Blair Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blair (1 BLK)  11:30  
  11:29 Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:20  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  11:05
[MIN 2-0]
 
  10:52
[SAS 2-2]
Bogans Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Flynn Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:33 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:32 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:29 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Bogans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:54
[SAS 4-2]
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:40
[MIN 4-4]
 
  09:34
[SAS 6-4]
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Wilkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:14
[MIN 6-6]
 
  08:55
[SAS 8-6]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bogans (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  08:36
[MIN 8-8]
 
  08:22 Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:04  
  08:04
[SAS 9-8]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:04
[SAS 10-8]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  07:48
[MIN 10-10]
 
  07:35 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:34  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  07:29  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:28  
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:28
[MIN 12-10]
 
  07:02 Blair Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:02  
  07:02 Blair Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Wilkins Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:49 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:37 Blair Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:24
[MIN 14-10]
 
  06:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:40
[MIN 16-10]
 
  05:27
[SAS 13-16]
Bogans 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:04 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Love Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:52  
  04:52 Blair Substitution replaced by McDyess 
  04:52 Bogans Substitution replaced by Mason 
  04:52 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  04:52
[SAS 14-16]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  04:52  
  04:52
[SAS 15-16]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Flynn Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:32
[SAS 17-16]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST)  04:17
[MIN 18-17]
 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:02  
  04:02 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:02 Team Rebound 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  04:02  
  04:02
[SAS 18-18]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:45 McDyess Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:38  
Hollins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  03:36  
  03:34 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:16 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:14  
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:00
[SAS 21-18]
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:47  
  02:47 Parker Substitution replaced by Hill 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:40 Team Rebound 
  02:21 Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:20  
Hollins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST)  02:05  
  01:57
[SAS 24-18]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mason (1 AST) 
  01:39 Ginobili Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 19-24]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  01:39  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  01:39  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  01:39  
  01:39 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 20-24]
 
Hollins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:26  
  01:11
[SAS 27-20]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:48.7
[MIN 22-27]
 
  00:30.9 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:29.9  
  00:19.9 Blair Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:19.9
[MIN 23-27]
 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Cardinal  00:19.9  
  00:19.9 Blair Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:19.9
[MIN 24-27]
 
  00:01.5
[SAS 29-24]
McDyess Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) San Antonio Spurs (21-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Love Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:40 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:33
[SAS 32-24]
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ellington Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:23  
Brewer Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:11  
  10:55 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:54  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 McDyess Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:30
[SAS 34-24]
Ginobili Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:30  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Wilkins  10:30  
  10:30
[SAS 35-24]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: McDyess (1 BLK)  10:21  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:20  
Ellington Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:17
[MIN 26-35]
 
  10:17 McDyess Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:17
[MIN 27-35]
 
  09:52
[SAS 37-27]
Jefferson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Sessions Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:40  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:39  
Love Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:39
[MIN 29-37]
 
  09:22 Mason Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:08 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:01 McDyess Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gomes (1 BLK) 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
Love Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:44
[MIN 31-37]
 
  08:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  08:39  
  08:39 McDyess Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  08:39 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Bogans 
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  08:39  
  08:29
[SAS 39-31]
Mason Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:12 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gomes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:12  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Flynn  08:12  
  07:53
[SAS 41-31]
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mason (2 AST) 
Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  07:36  
  07:34 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:26
[SAS 43-31]
Mason Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:21  
  07:21 Hill Substitution replaced by Parker 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins  07:21  
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:06 Bogans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:04  
Pavlovic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:48  
Team Rebound  06:46  
Jefferson Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:35
[MIN 33-43]
 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:24  
  06:24 Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  06:24
[SAS 44-33]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Love  06:24  
  06:24
[SAS 45-33]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:09 Duncan Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:09
[MIN 34-45]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:09
[MIN 35-45]
 
  05:55
[SAS 47-35]
Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Flynn Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:48
[MIN 37-47]
 
  05:33 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:31  
Love Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  05:23  
Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:23  
  05:02
[SAS 50-37]
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Sessions Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:45  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:45  
  04:45 Mason Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:45
[MIN 38-50]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:45
[MIN 39-50]
 
  04:30
[SAS 53-39]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:10
[MIN 41-53]
 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:57  
  03:57 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:57 Team Rebound 
  03:57
[SAS 54-41]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK)  03:49  
  03:49 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:49  
  03:49
[SAS 55-41]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  03:49  
  03:49 Mason Substitution replaced by Blair 
  03:49
[SAS 56-41]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:38 Ginobili Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Flynn Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:27
[SAS 58-41]
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:05  
  03:05 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:05 Team Rebound 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:05  
  03:05
[SAS 59-41]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:52
[MIN 43-59]
 
  02:34 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jawai (1 ST) 
  02:32 Duncan Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  02:32  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:32
[MIN 44-59]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:32
[MIN 45-59]
 
  02:17 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:15 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:15 Blair Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:13  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:48
[SAS 61-45]
Blair Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
  01:39 Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  01:39 Duncan Substitution replaced by Mason 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:39  
Team Rebound  01:39  
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:39  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 46-61]
 
  01:19 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:18  
  01:08 Blair Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:08
[MIN 47-61]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:08
[MIN 48-61]
 
  00:52.9 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
  00:50.0 Mason Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:50.0
[MIN 49-61]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  00:50.0  
Love Substitution replaced by Gomes  00:50.0  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:50.0
[MIN 50-61]
 
  00:36.7 Hollins Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  00:36.7
[SAS 63-50]
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Sessions Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:36.7  
  00:36.7
[SAS 64-50]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.8  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:25.8  
Wilkins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:25.8
[MIN 52-64]
 
  00:02.9 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.5 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:01.1
[SAS 66-52]
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) San Antonio Spurs (21-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:44 Team Rebound 
  11:26 Jefferson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
  11:24 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:24 McDyess Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:22  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:12
[MIN 54-66]
 
  10:59
[SAS 68-54]
Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST)  10:48
[MIN 56-68]
 
  10:48 Bogans Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  10:48
[MIN 57-68]
 
  10:30 Duncan Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:29 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:29 Duncan Tip Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:27  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:20
[MIN 59-68]
 
  10:00 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  09:58  
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:31 Brewer Violation:Kicked Ball 
  09:25
[SAS 70-59]
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McDyess (1 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:05
[MIN 61-70]
 
  08:48
[SAS 72-61]
Duncan Running Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Jefferson Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:28
[MIN 63-72]
 
  08:12 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:11  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  08:03  
Brewer Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:00  
  08:00
[SAS 73-63]
Bogans Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:00
[SAS 74-63]
Bogans Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:39 Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST) 
Brewer Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:34  
  07:10
[SAS 76-63]
Parker Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:55
[MIN 65-76]
 
  06:38 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  06:36  
Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed  06:26  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  06:24  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  06:24  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:23  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:21  
Wilkins Tip Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:19 McDyess Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:03 McDyess Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  06:03  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  06:03  
  05:53 McDyess Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:53 Bogans Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  05:53 McDyess Substitution replaced by Blair 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:53
[MIN 66-76]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:53
[MIN 67-76]
 
  05:39
[SAS 78-67]
Duncan Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  05:07
[SAS 81-67]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parker (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:07  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  05:07  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (2 ST)  05:03  
Gomes Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:01  
  05:01 Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:01 Team Rebound 
  05:01 Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  05:01  
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:39  
  04:39
[SAS 82-67]
Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:39 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Mason 
  04:39
[SAS 83-67]
Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  04:24  
Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:23  
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:09 Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:44 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:43  
  03:36 Blair Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
  03:36 Duncan Substitution replaced by McDyess 
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:36  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:21  
Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins  03:21  
  03:06 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:05 McDyess Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:03  
  03:03
[SAS 84-67]
Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:03
[SAS 85-67]
Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:44 Team Rebound 
Hollins Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  02:44  
  02:44
[SAS 86-67]
Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:44  
  02:44 Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:43  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  02:27
[MIN 69-86]
 
  02:07 Ginobili Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:06 McDyess Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:05 McDyess Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK) 
  02:04 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:03 Blair Layup Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:02  
  01:52 Parker Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: McDyess (2 BLK)  01:43  
Hollins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:41  
Hollins Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  01:41  
Hollins Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:39  
Hollins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 71-86]
 
Wilkins Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:23  
  01:23 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:23 Team Rebound 
  01:23
[SAS 87-71]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mason (1 BLK)  01:04  
  01:02 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:58.3
[SAS 89-71]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:58.3  
Hollins Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  00:49.8
[MIN 73-89]
 
  00:28.9 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:27.4  
Wilkins Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:06.0  
  00:06.0 Blair Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Gomes  00:06.0  
  00:00.0 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:45 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hollins Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:19
[SAS 92-73]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (7 AST) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:02 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:51
[SAS 95-73]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: McDyess (2 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  10:24
[MIN 75-95]
 
  10:24 Mason Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  10:24  
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  10:24
[MIN 76-95]
 
  10:09
[SAS 97-76]
McDyess Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (8 AST) 
  09:58 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:58
[MIN 77-97]
 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  09:58  
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:58  
  09:57 McDyess Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:48 McDyess Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  09:48  
Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  09:32  
  09:26 Hill Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:24 Jefferson Running Tip Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:23  
  09:20 McDyess Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Jefferson  09:20  
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:20
[MIN 78-97]
 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  09:20  
  09:20 McDyess Substitution replaced by Blair 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:20
[MIN 79-97]
 
  09:07
[SAS 99-79]
Mason Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Blair (1 AST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:40 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:39 Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:21 Mason Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:20 Ginobili Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Love Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:20  
  08:20 Timeout : Official 
  08:12 Mason Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:11  
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST)  07:58  
  07:50 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:49  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:37 Mason Jump Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:36  
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hill (3 ST)  07:23  
  07:18
[SAS 101-79]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:11  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  07:11  
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ginobili (3 ST)  06:56  
  06:49
[SAS 103-79]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (10 AST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:39 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:34 Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  06:31
[MIN 82-103]
 
  06:13 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:12  
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  06:03
[MIN 85-103]
 
  05:38
[SAS 106-85]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Blair (2 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:17
[MIN 87-106]
 
  05:04 Blair Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  05:03  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:52
[MIN 90-106]
 
  04:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:52 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Hairston 
  04:52 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Parker 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  04:52  
Love Substitution replaced by Cardinal  04:52  
  04:29 Hairston Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:27  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pavlovic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:14  
  03:57
[SAS 109-90]
Mason 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Parker (8 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:48
[MIN 92-109]
 
  03:28 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:26  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:20  
  03:20 Mason Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  03:20 Blair Substitution replaced by Ratliff 
  03:20 Parker Substitution replaced by Haislip 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  03:20  
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:11
[MIN 94-109]
 
  02:48 Mason Jump Shot: Missed 
Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:47  
Jawai Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST)  02:37
[MIN 96-109]
 
Jawai Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:24  
  02:12 Ratliff Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Haislip Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:12
[SAS 111-96]
Haislip Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Cardinal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:12  
  02:12 Haislip Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:09  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:54
[SAS 113-96]
Hairston Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mason (3 AST) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 99-113]
 
  01:22 Mason 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:21  
Pavlovic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Mason Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:52.9
[SAS 115-99]
Ratliff Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Jawai Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  00:44.7  
  00:26.9 Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:25.9 Ratliff Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:19.9 Ratliff Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cardinal (1 ST) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (4 ST)  00:15.9  
Jawai Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:09.5  
  00:09.5
[SAS 116-99]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:09.5
[SAS 117-99]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- KSTC Local 8:30 pm ET
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
SAS
2nd Southwest
50
32
6-4
29-12
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
SAS
Duncan 20.3
Duncan 10.5
Ginobili 7.5
Duncan 2.8
Ginobili 3.0

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