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Wolves close out Wade-less Heat for fifth road win of year


By Chris Perkins, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday February 23, 2010 11:47PM

MIAMI (NBA.com exclusive) -- Minnesota called on its muscle to do the job Tuesday at Miami, and the big guys responded.

Riding perhaps the most underrated trio of big men in the NBA -- center Al Jefferson, forward Kevin Love and, yes, newly acquired forward Darko Milicic -- the Timberwolves jumped out to a 17-point second-quarter lead and held off the hard-charging Heat for a rare 91-88 road victory at AmericanAirlines Arena.

"Any victory is rare for us," quipped Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis, whose team ended a six-game losing streak and improved to 14-44 overall and 5-24 on the road.

Timberwolves rookie guard Wayne Ellington (12 points) went to the free-throw line with 1.1 seconds left to seal the 91-88 victory. That was after rookie guard Jonny Flynn (16 points) missed a mid-range jumper. But Love (17 points, 12 rebounds) tapped it and Ryan Gomes (13 points, eight rebounds) chased it down. The Timberwolves called a timeout and Rambis drew up an inbounds play for the final 1.7 seconds, which led to Ellington's free throws.

As for the big guys, Jefferson (10 points, 11 rebounds), Love and Milicic (four points, two rebounds, three blocks in 24 minutes) performed effectively. Their size -- Jefferson is 6-foot-10, Love is 6-foot-10 and Milicic is a 7-footer -- came in handy to crush the Heat on the boards, 47-36, and generally made life difficult for Miami around the rim.

It was obvious the Heat (29-29) could have used a boost from its sidelined starting backcourt of Dwyane Wade (strained left calf) and Rafer Alston (sprained right hand). If not a physical boost, the Heat could have used an emotional boost from the two veterans.

"They outplayed us," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of the Timberwolves. "What do you want to say? They came in like they had more urgency or desperation to their season and it's really disgusting that it came down to that."

Milicic, who came to Minnesota from New York in a trade for forward Brian Cardinal last week, was a big part of the Timberwolves' gameplan.

"I though Darko did a good job defensively," Rambis said.

And although Milicic again maintained after the game a "100 percent" chance he'll be playing in Europe next season, it almost looked for a second as though the disgruntled Serb was having fun on Tuesday.

"I'm just trying to make the best of it this last month and a half," he said.

Milicic used his size to alter shots and keep Heat center Jermaine O'Neal (18 points, six rebounds, three blocks) under control. That allowed Jefferson and Love to focus on keeping Heat forward Michael Beasley (14 points on 5-for-18 shooting) under wraps.

Milicic, who made his Minnesota debut with a 19-minute performance Sunday against Oklahoma City, seems to have found a home for 24 games. Love thinks Milicic could stay in the NBA another season if he wanted.

"If he plays like that, absolutely," Love said. "In practice he's having fun. He's a funny guy. He's making us all laugh."

And he might be softening on his stance of returning to Europe next year. Well, sort of. It depends on your mathematical logic. While Milicic reiterated there's a "100 percent" chance he'll go back across the Atlantic next season to play basketball, he also somehow left the door open for any possibility.

"You never know," he said.

Timberwolves
Heat
     
    • 43.6%

    • 41.2%

    • 57.1%

    • 36.4%

    • 78.9%

    • 87.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN MIA
Total Rebounds 12 2
Offensive Rebounds 10 7
Turnovers 20 13
Fast Break Pts: 14 13
Biggest Lead: 17 2
Points in the Paint: 34 32
MIN MIA
p Love   17 Wright   26
rb Love   12 Beasley   9
a 2 players   3 Chalmers   5
s Flynn   3 Beasley   4
b Milicic   3 2 players   3
 
  • 11/02 - MIN @ MIA
  • 04/01 - MIA @ 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 34:18 6-8 1-1 0-0 -3 3 5 8 2 1 1 2 0 1 13
A. Jefferson C-F 26:13 5-12 0-0 0-0 -1 1 10 11 1 1 0 2 2 1 10
R. Hollins C 10:45 1-3 0-0 2-2 -1 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 4
C. Brewer G-F 33:00 3-11 1-5 2-2 -8 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 9
J. Flynn G 38:33 6-17 1-3 3-4 -7 1 4 5 1 3 3 5 0 1 16
K. Love   30:39 4-10 3-3 6-7 +12 4 8 12 2 2 1 4 0 4 17
W. Ellington   15:02 4-7 2-2 2-2 +13 0 4 4 1 0 1 3 0 2 12
D. Milicic   24:31 2-3 0-0 0-2 +1 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 3 0 4
D. Wilkins   17:34 1-4 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 2
R. Sessions   09:25 2-3 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 4
S. Pavlovic DNP - Coach's Decision
O. Pecherov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-78 8-14 15-19   10 37 47 15 15 7 20 5 12 91
  43.6% 57.1% 78.9%   team rebs: 12 total to: 21
Miami Heat (47-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Q. Richardson F 26:09 1-5 0-2 3-3 0 0 4 4 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
M. Beasley F 33:48 5-18 0-1 4-4 +12 2 7 9 2 3 4 0 2 1 14
J. O'Neal C 40:42 8-13 0-0 2-2 +7 1 5 6 3 3 0 3 3 0 18
D. Cook G 28:21 4-13 0-5 0-0 -3 1 3 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 8
C. Arroyo G 23:30 1-4 0-1 1-2 -4 0 3 3 4 1 1 4 0 0 3
U. Haslem   14:14 1-5 0-0 0-0 -17 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Anthony   07:16 0-1 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
D. Wright   29:50 9-11 6-7 2-2 +6 2 5 7 1 2 2 1 3 0 26
M. Chalmers   24:30 3-7 1-4 2-3 +1 1 1 2 5 3 2 3 1 0 9
J. Jones   11:40 1-3 1-2 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Y. Diawara DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Magloire DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-80 8-22 14-16   7 29 36 17 15 12 13 12 5 88
  41.2% 36.4% 87.5%   team rebs: 2 total to: 13

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Jawai, Tucker
  • Heat: Alston, Wade

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Heat: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  • Officials: #14 Joe DeRosa, #65 Sean Wright, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 15854
  • Duration: 2:14
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-44) Miami Heat (29-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball O'Neal vs Hollins (Jefferson gains possession)
Jefferson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:35 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:16 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK)  11:04  
  11:02 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:45 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:44  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:13
[MIA 2-0]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:50
[MIN 2-2]
 
  09:40 Arroyo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST)  09:24  
  09:14 O'Neal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST) 
  09:06 Beasley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:06
[MIN 3-2]
 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:06
[MIN 4-2]
 
Hollins Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  08:57  
  08:57
[MIA 3-4]
Beasley Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  08:45 Cook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:44  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:38
[MIN 7-3]
 
  08:17
[MIA 5-7]
O'Neal Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:07 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:51 Arroyo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:50  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  07:32
[MIN 9-5]
 
  07:14 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:13  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:07
[MIN 11-5]
 
  07:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  07:00  
  06:47 Cook Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:46  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:22 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:15
[MIA 7-11]
Cook Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (1 AST) 
  06:07 Beasley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:07
[MIN 12-7]
 
  06:07 Beasley Substitution replaced by Haslem 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:07
[MIN 13-7]
 
  05:52
[MIA 9-13]
Haslem Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cook (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:23 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:22  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:15
[MIN 15-9]
 
  04:55 Cook Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:51  
  04:45 Arroyo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  04:45  
  04:45 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic  04:45  
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  04:30
[MIN 18-9]
 
Milicic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:18  
Love Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:10  
  04:10
[MIA 10-18]
Arroyo Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:10 Arroyo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:08  
Flynn Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:45 Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:36 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:35  
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  03:28
[MIN 20-10]
 
  03:15 Arroyo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Gomes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  02:53  
  02:48 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST) 
Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  02:44  
  02:40
[MIA 12-20]
Cook Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
  02:34 Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright 
  02:34 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins  02:34  
Milicic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:22  
  02:06 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK) 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:04  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:01  
Team Rebound  02:01  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:52  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Chalmers (1 BLK)  01:51  
Team Rebound  01:51  
  01:51 Chalmers Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:33
[MIN 22-12]
 
  01:18
[MIA 15-22]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Haslem (1 AST) 
  01:10 Anthony Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  01:10  
Milicic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:10  
Team Rebound  01:10  
Milicic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:10  
  01:08 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:55.9 Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK)  00:49.9  
  00:46.9 Cook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:36.8 Cook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:36.8  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.2  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:17.2  
Love Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:16.8
[MIN 24-15]
 
Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:05.3  
  00:00.0 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-44) Miami Heat (29-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Wright Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:37  
Ellington Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  11:30  
  11:16 Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  11:04
[MIN 27-15]
 
  10:47 O'Neal Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:36
[MIN 30-15]
 
  10:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:19 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
Love Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK)  10:02  
Team Rebound  10:01  
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:57
[MIN 32-15]
 
  09:31
[MIA 18-32]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST) 
Love Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:11  
Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:11  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Jefferson  09:11  
Love Substitution replaced by Gomes  09:11  
Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:55  
  08:55
[MIA 19-32]
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:55 Haslem Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  08:55
[MIA 20-32]
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:53  
Sessions Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:46  
  08:46
[MIA 21-32]
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  08:46  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  08:46  
  08:46 Chalmers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:43  
Gomes Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  08:31  
  08:06 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Chalmers Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:59 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:58  
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:34
[MIA 23-32]
O'Neal Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:28  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST)  07:21
[MIN 35-23]
 
Gomes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:04  
  06:46 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:45  
Flynn Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:26 O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:18
[MIA 26-35]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (3 AST)  05:59
[MIN 37-26]
 
  05:48
[MIA 28-37]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:37 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:20 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
  05:20 O'Neal Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:20  
  05:20 Chalmers Substitution replaced by Arroyo 
  05:20 Jones Substitution replaced by Cook 
Gomes Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK)  05:08  
Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:06  
  05:00 O'Neal Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cook (1 BLK)  04:52  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:50  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:46
[MIN 39-28]
 
  04:32
[MIA 30-39]
Arroyo Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Hollins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Arroyo (1 ST)  04:18  
  04:14
[MIA 32-39]
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  03:55  
Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:50  
  03:50
[MIA 33-39]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  03:50  
  03:50
[MIA 34-39]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  03:47
[MIN 41-34]
 
  03:27 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:26  
  03:23 Cook Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:23
[MIN 42-34]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:23
[MIN 43-34]
 
  03:08 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:06 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:04 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:01 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:53 Cook Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:46 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:45
[MIA 36-43]
Wright Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:45  
Timeout : Official  02:45  
Love Substitution replaced by Milicic  02:45  
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:29
[MIN 45-36]
 
  02:03
[MIA 39-45]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (2 AST) 
Milicic Jump Bank Hook Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:40 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:29 Cook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:28  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Cook (1 ST)  01:12  
  00:58.0
[MIA 41-45]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.8 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:31.9 Arroyo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Flynn (2 ST) 
Flynn Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (2 BLK)  00:25.9  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:22.6  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.6 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-44) Miami Heat (29-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:34 Cook Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK) 
  11:31 Cook Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:28
[MIA 43-45]
Cook Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brewer Hook Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:14 Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:05 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:02  
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (2 ST)  10:54  
  10:53
[MIA 45-45]
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:53  
  10:53
[MIA 46-45]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK)  10:43  
Team Rebound  10:43  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  10:38
[MIN 47-46]
 
  10:21 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:20  
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Cook Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:57 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:56  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:46 Cook Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:40 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:38  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gomes (1 AST)  09:26
[MIN 49-46]
 
  09:08
[MIA 48-49]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (3 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:51
[MIN 51-48]
 
  08:35
[MIA 50-51]
O'Neal Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Arroyo (4 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
Team Rebound  08:18  
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:12
[MIN 53-50]
 
  07:57
[MIA 52-53]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hollins Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  07:45  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  07:45  
  07:36 Arroyo Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Flynn (3 ST) 
  07:33 Cook Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:33
[MIN 54-52]
 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:33
[MIN 55-52]
 
  07:16 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:14  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:55 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:37
[MIA 54-55]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  06:28
[MIN 57-54]
 
  06:08
[MIA 56-57]
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:07  
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:54
[MIN 59-56]
 
  05:36 O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  05:26 O'Neal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:26
[MIN 60-56]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:26
[MIN 61-56]
 
  05:02 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:00  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:39 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  04:38  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
Gomes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:27  
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (3 ST)  04:25  
  04:07 Arroyo Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:06  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:59  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:56  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:51 Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:48 Cook 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  03:47  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:28 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:27  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:16 Arroyo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:16 Richardson Substitution replaced by Wright 
  03:16 Beasley Substitution replaced by Chalmers 
  03:16 Cook Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:16 Arroyo Substitution replaced by Haslem 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Ellington  03:16  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Milicic  03:16  
  03:01
[MIA 58-61]
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (2 TO)  02:39  
  02:15 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:13  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:54
[MIN 63-58]
 
  01:38 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:37  
Ellington Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:30
[MIN 65-58]
 
Flynn Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:16  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  01:16  
  01:16 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  01:01 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:59.7  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gomes (2 AST)  00:44.0
[MIN 68-58]
 
  00:27.9 Haslem Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:26.9  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  00:04.6  
  00:00.0 Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Ellington Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  11:57  
Team Rebound  11:56  
Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST)  11:43  
  11:19 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:18  
Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  11:05
[MIN 70-58]
 
Milicic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:45  
  10:45 Anthony Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Milicic Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:41  
  10:33 Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:31  
Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:16
[MIN 72-58]
 
  10:16 Team Timeout : No Timeout 
  10:16 Haslem Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  10:16 Jones Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  09:54
[MIA 61-72]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (3 AST) 
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Chalmers (2 ST)  09:47  
  09:42
[MIA 63-72]
Chalmers Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK)  09:22  
  09:20 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:11
[MIA 66-72]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (3 AST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  08:50
[MIN 74-66]
 
  08:30 Wright 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:28  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  08:15
[MIN 77-66]
 
  08:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Flynn  08:15  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Brewer  08:15  
  07:59 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:58  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  07:39
[MIN 80-66]
 
  07:27 Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST)  07:15  
  07:04 Richardson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (2 BLK) 
  06:58 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:58
[MIA 69-80]
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Flynn Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:58  
  06:58
[MIA 70-80]
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:39
[MIN 82-70]
 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:26  
  06:26
[MIA 71-82]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  06:26
[MIA 72-82]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  06:11 Beasley Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  06:11  
Love Free Throw 1 of 3 (16 PTS)  06:11
[MIN 83-72]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 3 (17 PTS)  06:11
[MIN 84-72]
 
Love Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  06:11  
  06:07 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:57
[MIA 74-84]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (4 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:14 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (3 BLK) 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:13  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:53 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:38 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:38  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:14  
  04:06
[MIA 76-84]
Chalmers Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK)  03:42  
Team Rebound  03:42  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  03:42  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:35  
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:29
[MIN 86-76]
 
  03:16
[MIA 79-86]
Wright 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (5 AST) 
  03:13 Chalmers Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:13  
Team Rebound  03:13  
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:13
[MIN 87-79]
 
  02:56 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  02:55  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
Gomes Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:31  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Chalmers Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Flynn Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:18  
  02:18
[MIA 80-87]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS) 
  02:18
[MIA 81-87]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  02:18
[MIA 82-87]
Richardson Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS) 
  02:17 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:17 Richardson Substitution replaced by Cook 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Beasley (4 ST)  01:55  
  01:40
[MIA 84-87]
Cook Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:40  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:40  
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (3 BLK)  01:20  
  01:18 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:58.8 O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:58.7 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:56.8
[MIA 86-87]
Beasley Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:38.0
[MIN 89-86]
 
  00:38.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Milicic  00:38.0  
  00:28.5
[MIA 88-89]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:02.9  
  00:01.7 Wright Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.7  
  00:01.7 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Haslem 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Ellington  00:01.7  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Jefferson  00:01.7  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Wilkins  00:01.7  
  00:01.1 Chalmers Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:01.1
[MIN 90-88]
 
  00:01.1 Beasley Substitution replaced by O'Neal 
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:01.1
[MIN 91-88]
 
  00:01.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:01.1 O'Neal Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Gomes  00:01.1  
  00:00.2 Cook 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- SunSpM Local 7:30 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 7:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
MIA
3rd Southeast
47
35
9-1
24-17
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
MIA
2 players 33.2
2 players 7.4
2 players 6.8
2 players 2.0
4 players 1.6

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