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Suns rip off a NBA season high 152 points in win over Wolves


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 17, 2010 1:36AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- Before you worry about the big games, you have to knock down the little ones.

The Suns, warming up for their Friday showdown against the Jazz, revved up their fast break Tuesday night in racing past the visiting Timberwolves, 152-114.

From the opening moments, the Suns played at a dizzying pace that brought back memories of the early days of the Steve Nash era.

They also hit shots, including 15-for-31 from 3-point range.

The result: Their 152 points is an NBA season high for a team.

The Suns' 79-point first half was the NBA's highest scoring first half this season.

It was the second-highest scoring half, trailing only the Bucks' 80-point second half vs. the Warriors on Nov. 14 (Brandon Jennings' 55-point game).

Oftentimes, a team that puts up so many points early cools off significantly as the game goes on.

But the Suns couldn't miss.

An example: Lou Amundson, usually a non-scorer, hit 10-for-13 and tied his career high with 20 points (14 of them coming in the final quarter).

"We were wary of the fact that you have to get up for these games," Amundson said.

"You can't give a false effort."

Of his own production, he said, "With 150 points, everybody is going to eat a little bit.

"It was fun. I was getting the ball in the right spots, and I was relaxed and confident."

The Suns appear to have consciously put their foot on the gas in the past couple of games.

"Steve has pushed it a lot more," coach Alvin Gentry said. And the coaches have talked to backup point guard Goran Dragic about doing the same.

For the remainder of the season, "We're trying...to get at a pace where we're comfortable," Gentry said.

From the Timberwolves' perspective, "That's certainly what happens when you don't play defense," coach Kurt Rambis said.

"They were playing a lot harder than we were."

Forward Ryan Gomes said, "You can't win letting a team score 150."

Now the Suns look toward the game vs. the Jazz, which could be their last, best chance to get back in the mix for a high enough seed to grab the homecourt advantage in the playoffs first round (No. 4 or higher).

The Jazz, currently No. 4, sit 1.5 games ahead of the No. 6 Suns.

The Suns were helped by the fact that none of their starters played more than 29 minutes against the T-Wolves.

The Suns will take Wednesday off "have a good practice Thursday and be ready to go Friday," Gentry said.

The game marked the return of Leandro Barbosa, who had been out since late January while recovering from wrist surgery.

Barbosa, who got a rousing ovation when he entered the game, played 16 minutes and came up with seven points and three assists.

"I feel great and happy to be able to finish the game without pain," Barbosa said.

And about that welcome back?

"To see the fans screaming for me, it was amazing," Barbosa said.

That Barbosa, once one of the NBA's best reserves, will elbow his way into the rotation isn't clear.

He had played erratically this season before having to undergo the surgery.

The Suns will try to get him back into the flow, coach Alvin Gentry said.

But he added, "We've got a pretty good rotation going. It's going to be tricky..." because the Suns have a host of perimeter players who are playing well, including Jason Richardson, Dragic, Jared Dudley and Grant Hill.

The win ensured a winning season for the Suns (42-26) for the sixth straight season. They have averaged 56 wins in this span (since 2004-05, when Nash re-joined the team).

By contrast, the Timberwolves (14-54 ) are playing out the string in a miserable season.

Rambis said he is trying to develop players and impress on them that, "This is an opportunity, every practice, every shoot-around, every game for our young players to improve."

When they follow the game plans at both ends of the floor, "This team really does a good job. But when they get sloppy and have resistance and try to do things on their own, that's when they get into trouble.

"That's the inconsistency you get with inexperienced teams.

"We want to see them improve and continue develop. We certainly don't them flushing the rest of the year. If you do that, you lose those opportunities. They don't come back around again."

Timberwolves
Suns
     
    • 46.2%

    • 56.1%

    • 50.0%

    • 48.4%

    • 74.2%

    • 93.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN PHX
Total Rebounds 12 6
Offensive Rebounds 13 16
Turnovers 13 7
Fast Break Pts: 21 34
Biggest Lead: 2 41
Points in the Paint: 52 54
MIN PHX
p Brewer   21 Richardson   27
rb Jefferson   8 Lopez   9
a Flynn   8 Nash   14
s Brewer   2 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 Amundson   2
 
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  • 04/11 - MIN @ PHX
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 23:37 7-11 2-3 2-2 -22 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 18
A. Jefferson C-F 23:00 6-9 0-0 1-2 -12 4 4 8 1 3 0 2 1 0 13
D. Milicic C 17:05 2-4 0-0 0-0 -12 1 1 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 4
C. Brewer G-F 26:58 7-12 2-3 5-7 -19 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 0 1 21
J. Flynn G 30:09 3-11 1-2 3-5 -25 0 3 3 8 0 1 1 0 0 10
K. Love   26:03 0-7 0-1 3-4 -27 3 4 7 3 1 0 1 0 0 3
W. Ellington   21:02 2-9 1-3 2-2 -19 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 7
R. Hollins   20:01 4-6 0-0 2-3 -16 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 10
D. Wilkins   15:36 2-2 1-1 2-2 -9 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 1 0 7
R. Sessions   17:51 4-10 0-0 1-1 -13 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 9
O. Pecherov   09:19 3-6 0-1 2-3 -8 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 8
A. Tucker   09:19 2-4 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
Total   240 42-91 7-14 23-31   13 24 37 18 21 4 13 3 4 114
  46.2% 50.0% 74.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 27:07 5-9 0-1 3-3 +19 2 6 8 3 2 1 1 0 0 13
A. Stoudemire F 27:17 9-16 0-0 7-7 +23 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 1 1 25
R. Lopez C 24:22 3-8 0-0 6-7 +21 4 5 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 12
J. Richardson G 29:18 9-15 6-9 3-4 +19 1 3 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 27
S. Nash G 24:11 5-7 1-2 2-2 +21 0 3 3 14 0 0 1 0 0 13
J. Dudley   20:48 2-3 2-3 0-0 +21 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 6
C. Frye   16:51 4-7 4-6 2-2 +12 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 14
L. Amundson   20:11 10-13 0-0 0-0 +14 3 4 7 2 5 1 0 2 1 20
G. Dragic   20:02 4-8 1-4 2-2 +14 1 4 5 5 4 0 2 0 1 11
L. Barbosa   15:47 3-7 1-4 0-0 +15 2 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 7
J. Collins   07:19 0-2 0-0 0-0 +6 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Griffin   06:47 1-3 0-2 2-2 +5 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Total   240 55-98 15-31 27-29   16 31 47 37 26 7 7 4 3 152
  56.1% 48.4% 93.1%   team rebs: 6 total to: 7

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Jawai, Pavlovic
  • Suns: Clark

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #34 Marc Davis, #25 Tony Brothers, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 18197
  • Duration: 2:16
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-54) Phoenix Suns (42-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Milicic (Flynn gains possession)
Brewer Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  11:40  
  11:32
[PHX 3-0]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  11:19  
  11:15 Richardson Layup Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:56
[MIN 2-3]
 
  10:47 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:45  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:36  
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:28 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19
[PHX 5-2]
Nash Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK)  10:02  
Team Rebound  10:02  
Jefferson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:55
[MIN 4-5]
 
  09:50 Hill Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:48 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:40
[PHX 7-4]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  09:22
[MIN 6-7]
 
  09:15
[PHX 9-6]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  09:06
[MIN 9-9]
 
  09:00
[PHX 11-9]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Flynn Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:48 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:44 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:41  
  08:24 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:24
[MIN 10-11]
 
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:24
[MIN 11-11]
 
  08:07 Stoudemire Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:06  
  08:06 Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:50
[MIN 13-11]
 
  07:40
[PHX 13-13]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (3 AST)  07:25
[MIN 15-13]
 
  07:20
[PHX 15-15]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:20  
  07:20
[PHX 16-15]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:50 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:48 Richardson Layup Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:46  
Gomes Layup Shot: Missed  06:40  
Gomes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:39  
Gomes Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:38
[MIN 17-16]
 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:25  
  06:25 Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:25 Team Rebound 
Milicic Substitution replaced by Love  06:25  
  06:25
[PHX 17-17]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:01 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:56
[PHX 20-17]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Flynn (4 AST)  05:46
[MIN 20-20]
 
  05:38
[PHX 22-20]
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:29  
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  05:12  
Brewer Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:03  
  04:56
[PHX 24-20]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  04:33
[MIN 23-24]
 
  04:21 Lopez Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:19  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Flynn (5 AST)  04:14
[MIN 25-24]
 
  03:58
[PHX 26-25]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Team Rebound 
  03:42 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  03:42  
  03:31 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:28  
Jefferson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:26  
  03:26 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
  03:19
[PHX 29-25]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:48  
  02:41 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:41 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Hollins  02:41  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Wilkins  02:41  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:41  
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:31 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:20
[PHX 31-25]
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST) 
Hollins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  02:03
[MIN 27-31]
 
  01:51 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:49  
Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:39  
  01:27
[PHX 33-27]
Amundson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:21
[MIN 29-33]
 
  01:21 Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:21
[MIN 30-33]
 
  01:07
[PHX 36-30]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:46.5
[MIN 32-36]
 
  00:46.5 Frye Foul : Away From Play (1 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:46.5
[MIN 33-36]
 
  00:36.4
[PHX 38-33]
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
  00:20.4 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:05.2  
  00:02.9 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.8  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-54) Phoenix Suns (42-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:18
[MIN 36-38]
 
  11:03
[PHX 40-36]
Amundson Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
  10:58 Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  10:53 Amundson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:45 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41
[PHX 42-36]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:31 Foul : Double Personal - Frye (2 PF), Hollins (1 PF) 
Ellington Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  10:20  
  10:15
[PHX 44-36]
Dragic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Sessions Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:56 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:39
[PHX 47-36]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  09:20
[MIN 38-47]
 
  09:07 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:03 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:50 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:50  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Jefferson  08:50  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Brewer  08:50  
  08:36 Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:36  
Team Rebound  08:36  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:36
[MIN 39-47]
 
  08:15
[PHX 49-39]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:10 Dragic Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:10
[MIN 40-49]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:10
[MIN 41-49]
 
  07:56 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:52
[MIN 43-49]
 
Wilkins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:39  
  07:34
[PHX 52-43]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
  07:10 Dragic Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:10  
Team Rebound  07:10  
  07:10 Dragic Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:10
[MIN 44-52]
 
  06:51 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:36 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:35  
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed  06:30  
Team Rebound  06:30  
  06:30 Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 45-52]
 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  06:30  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes  06:30  
  06:30 Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  06:30 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 46-52]
 
  06:10
[PHX 54-46]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:49 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:45
[PHX 56-46]
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:27 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:20
[PHX 58-46]
Hill Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  05:18  
  05:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:18 Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Love Substitution replaced by Milicic  05:18  
  05:01
[PHX 60-46]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:43
[MIN 48-60]
 
  04:36 Richardson Reverse Dunk Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:32  
Gomes Layup Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:24 Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:19
[PHX 62-48]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST)  03:58
[MIN 51-62]
 
  03:47
[PHX 64-51]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:30 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:26 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milicic (1 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:23
[MIN 53-64]
 
  03:23 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  03:23  
  03:23 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Nash 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:23  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:22  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Flynn (6 AST)  03:14
[MIN 56-64]
 
Gomes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:59
[PHX 65-56]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:59
[PHX 66-56]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:43 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:28
[PHX 68-56]
Lopez Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:05  
Love Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:01 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:55
[PHX 71-56]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Milicic (2 AST)  01:32
[MIN 58-71]
 
  01:15
[PHX 73-58]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:48.7  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  00:48.7  
  00:45.9 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:40.6
[PHX 76-58]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
  00:32.4 Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:32.4 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  00:32.4 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Frye 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:32.4  
Team Rebound  00:32.4  
  00:32.4 Lopez Substitution replaced by Collins 
Love Substitution replaced by Wilkins  00:32.4  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:32.4
[MIN 59-76]
 
  00:12.9
[PHX 79-59]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:00.1
[MIN 61-79]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-54) Phoenix Suns (42-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Stoudemire Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Jefferson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:23 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  11:04 Lopez Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  11:01 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:00 Lopez Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:59 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:59 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:58  
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  10:45
[MIN 63-79]
 
  10:31 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:29  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (2 ST)  10:25  
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:22  
  10:22
[PHX 80-61]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  10:22 Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:18  
  10:10 Lopez Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw Technical Missed  10:10  
Team Rebound  10:10  
Milicic Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:03 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:55 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
  09:53 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:48 Milicic Violation:Kicked Ball 
  09:38 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:35
[PHX 82-61]
Hill Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:35  
  09:35
[PHX 83-61]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:16 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:05
[PHX 85-61]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:38 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:35  
  08:35
[PHX 86-61]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  08:35
[PHX 87-61]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:16  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:15  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:12
[MIN 63-87]
 
  07:59 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Lopez Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  07:57
[PHX 89-63]
Lopez Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:45
[MIN 65-89]
 
  07:34 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:32  
  07:24 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:24  
Team Rebound  07:24  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  07:24  
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:24
[MIN 66-89]
 
  07:13 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:12  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:04  
  06:59 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 67-89]
 
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  06:59  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 68-89]
 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:46  
  06:46
[PHX 90-68]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:46
[PHX 91-68]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  06:30  
Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:27  
Milicic Tip Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:24 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:13
[PHX 93-68]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:02
[MIN 70-93]
 
  05:50
[PHX 96-70]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:48  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:48  
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:30 Team Rebound 
  05:20 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:17
[MIN 72-96]
 
  04:53
[PHX 98-72]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Richardson (3 AST) 
Nash Violation:Kicked Ball  04:39  
  04:39 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Jefferson Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 74-98]
 
Gomes Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:12  
  04:12
[PHX 99-74]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins  04:12  
  04:12
[PHX 100-74]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed  04:00  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:58  
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:44 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:44  
  03:44
[PHX 101-74]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:44
[PHX 102-74]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:29
[MIN 78-102]
 
  03:12
[PHX 104-78]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (14 AST) 
Love Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:12  
  03:12 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  03:12
[PHX 105-78]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:40 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:38  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:20
[MIN 80-105]
 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:10  
  02:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:10 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Hollins  02:10  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:10  
  02:10
[PHX 106-80]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:10
[PHX 107-80]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:54  
Hollins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:41  
  01:41
[PHX 108-80]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  01:41
[PHX 109-80]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hollins (1 AST)  01:30
[MIN 82-109]
 
  01:15 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:12  
Hollins Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:00  
  01:00
[PHX 110-82]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  01:00
[PHX 111-82]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:51.3 Dragic Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  00:45.4
[MIN 84-111]
 
  00:32.9 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:30.7  
  00:10.9 Dudley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:10.9
[MIN 85-111]
 
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:10.9
[MIN 86-111]
 
  00:05.8
[PHX 114-86]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ellington Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.5  
Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:02.5  
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:02.5
[MIN 88-114]
 
  00:00.1 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Frye Violation:Defensive Goaltending  11:43  
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  11:43
[MIN 90-114]
 
  11:26 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
Wilkins Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  11:21  
Wilkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:21  
  11:10 Amundson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:08  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barbosa (1 ST)  11:07  
  11:07 Dudley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  10:55  
Team Rebound  10:55  
Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dudley (2 ST)  10:51  
  10:35
[PHX 117-90]
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Frye (3 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:22  
Hollins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:14
[MIN 92-117]
 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:03  
  10:03
[PHX 118-92]
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:03
[PHX 119-92]
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:44 Barbosa Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:36 Team Rebound 
  09:23
[PHX 122-92]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:19  
Love Substitution replaced by Pecherov  09:19  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  09:19  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Tucker  09:19  
Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST)  09:03  
  08:43 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:39
[PHX 124-92]
Dragic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hollins Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  08:20
[MIN 94-124]
 
  08:08
[PHX 127-94]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST) 
Pecherov Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:51
[MIN 96-127]
 
  07:40
[PHX 130-96]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Flynn (7 AST)  07:17
[MIN 99-130]
 
  07:05 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:03  
Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:52 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:49
[PHX 132-99]
Amundson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:47  
  06:47 Dudley Substitution replaced by Collins 
  06:47 Frye Substitution replaced by Griffin 
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 101-132]
 
  06:30 Amundson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Pecherov Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:13
[PHX 134-101]
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Amundson (2 AST) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK)  06:01  
  05:59 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:52 Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Barbosa Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:45 Barbosa Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
Pecherov Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST)  05:41
[MIN 103-134]
 
  05:22
[PHX 136-103]
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  04:59 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Tucker Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:55  
  04:55
[PHX 137-103]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:55
[PHX 138-103]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (2 BLK)  04:40  
  04:38 Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:22  
  04:22
[PHX 139-103]
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:22
[PHX 140-103]
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:54
[PHX 142-103]
Amundson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:30 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:28
[PHX 144-103]
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  03:08 Collins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:08
[MIN 104-144]
 
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:08
[MIN 105-144]
 
  02:49 Collins Jump Shot: Missed 
Pecherov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:46  
Tucker Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Flynn (8 AST)  02:43
[MIN 107-144]
 
  02:33 Dragic Reverse Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Pecherov (1 BLK) 
  02:30 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:29
[PHX 146-107]
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  02:14 Amundson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  02:14  
  02:12 Barbosa Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:03
[MIN 109-146]
 
  01:45 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:43  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:33 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:28
[PHX 148-109]
Barbosa Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Pecherov Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  01:23  
Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:21  
  01:21 Amundson Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Pecherov Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:21
[MIN 110-148]
 
Pecherov Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:21
[MIN 111-148]
 
  01:09
[PHX 150-111]
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (3 AST) 
  01:04 Barbosa Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:04
[MIN 112-150]
 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:04
[MIN 113-150]
 
  00:51.9 Collins Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:49.9 Barbosa Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:38.9 Griffin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:36.9 Collins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:33.2 Amundson Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:33.2 Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:33.2
[PHX 152-113]
Amundson Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  00:25.7 Griffin Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:25.7  
Team Rebound  00:25.7  
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:25.7
[MIN 114-152]
 
  00:05.9 Amundson Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:03.9  
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
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
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3

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