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Okafor leads Hornets past Wolves, 114-86


By BRETT MARTEL
Posted Apr 11 2010 9:53PM

NEW ORLEANS(AP) Emeka Okafor scored 23 points and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a five-game skid with a 114-86 victory over the woeful Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

Darren Collison had 17 points and 11 assists, and fellow rookie Marcus Thornton scored 22 points to help the Hornets win for only the fifth time in 22 games.

Julian Wright added a season-high 16 points, and David West had 10 points and 12 rebounds in the Hornets' final home game of the season.

Ryan Gomes scored 18 points for the Timberwolves, who played without coach Kurt Rambis after he was ejected for arguing a call early in the second quarter. The Wolves have lost five straight and 21 of their last 22 games.

The Hornets' dominating performance allowed George Shinn to enjoy a victory in what was likely his last home game as majority owner of the club he founded in 1988. Shinn sat in his courtside seats next to wife Denise and with his daughter and two sons sitting nearby.

Shinn, who recently underwent treatment for prostate cancer, is negotiating to sell his shares of the club to minority owner Gary Chouest, a Louisiana native and owner of a company that supports the offshore oil and gas industry.

New Orleans led by as much as much as 28 in the third quarter when Okafor's 6-foot hook made it 74-46, capping a 14-4 run that began with Okafor's 14-foot jumper and included a 3-pointer by Morris Peterson. The game was never in doubt after that as Minnesota got no close than 18 points.

New Orleans outshot Minnesota 52 percent to 39 percent and outrebounded the Timberwolves 49-30. The Hornets also outscored the Wolves 70-32 in the paint, 18-8 on second-chance points and 23-6 on fast break points.

Al Jefferson returned to the lineup after missing two games while attending to a hospitalized family member, but had only five points and three rebounds in 30 minutes. Ramon Sessions scored 17 points for Minnesota and Jonny Flynn had 11.

Okafor, who came in averaging 10.2 points, scored nine points in the first quarter to help New Orleans to a 25-21 lead.

New Orleans led 31-25 when the Wolves started to implode. Jefferson was called for traveling while attempting a reverse layup. Rambis didn't agree and drew two quick technical fouls, the first from official Eli Roe and the other from Ron Garretson, the second triggering the coach's ejection.

New Orleans then scored the next six points to take a 37-25 lead.

Minnesota shot only 33 percent in the quarter (4 of 12), while the Hornets shot 63 percent (12 of 19).

Flynn, who had nine points in the first half, cut the Wolves' deficit to eight with two free throws with 3:28 to go in the second period. James Posey then hit a 3, igniting an 11-0 run to close the quarter and widen the Hornets' lead to 19 at 58-39 at halftime.

NOTES: Rambis' ejection was his first of the season. ... Minnesota (15-65), which plays Monday night in San Antonio, needs one win in its final two games to avoid matching the worst record in franchise history, set in 1991-92. ... The Wolves have lost 11 straight on the road and are 5-35 on the road overall. ... Minnesota has lost five straight in New Orleans and six straight against the Hornets overall. ... Thornton has 20 games with 20 or more points.


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Timberwolves
Hornets
     
    • 39.4%

    • 52.4%

    • 23.1%

    • 26.7%

    • 81.6%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NOH
Total Rebounds 5 5
Offensive Rebounds 4 11
Turnovers 19 20
Fast Break Pts: 6 23
Biggest Lead: 6 28
Points in the Paint: 32 70
MIN NOH
p Gomes   18 Okafor   23
rb Love   6 West   12
a Cardinal   3 Collison   11
s Brewer   3 Collison   3
b 3 players   1 2 players   1
 
  • 12/27 - NOH @ MIN
  • 02/07 - MIN @ NOH
  • 02/25 - NOH @ 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 34:13 4-9 2-4 8-8 -18 0 4 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 18
A. Jefferson C-F 29:39 1-6 0-0 3-6 -29 0 3 3 2 1 0 3 1 1 5
D. Milicic C 24:56 3-9 0-0 0-0 -9 0 5 5 2 3 2 3 1 0 6
C. Brewer G-F 28:14 2-9 0-2 3-4 -17 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 0 1 7
J. Flynn G 25:35 4-9 1-3 2-2 -18 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 11
K. Love   19:04 4-8 0-1 1-2 -6 3 3 6 1 3 0 1 0 0 9
S. Pavlovic   10:58 1-3 0-1 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
R. Sessions   22:25 5-8 0-0 7-8 -10 0 2 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 17
W. Ellington   13:47 0-2 0-1 2-2 -10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
R. Hollins   08:36 1-1 0-0 2-2 -10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
D. Wilkins   09:41 1-2 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4
B. Cardinal   12:52 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 4 4 3 6 1 2 0 0 1
Total   240 26-66 3-13 31-38   4 26 30 13 22 9 19 3 2 86
  39.4% 23.1% 81.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 19
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Peterson G 24:00 3-8 2-5 0-0 +4 1 6 7 0 3 0 1 0 0 8
D. West F 33:54 2-6 0-0 6-8 +16 1 11 12 7 3 0 1 1 1 10
E. Okafor C 30:17 11-14 0-0 1-1 +13 3 4 7 0 3 1 2 1 1 23
M. Thornton G 34:16 7-17 0-5 8-9 +13 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 22
D. Collison G 37:21 7-14 0-1 3-3 +19 3 2 5 11 3 3 6 0 1 17
J. Wright   24:23 7-10 0-0 2-2 +24 2 2 4 1 3 1 2 0 0 16
J. Posey   24:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 +24 0 5 5 3 5 2 1 0 0 6
D. Songaila   20:35 4-8 0-0 2-2 +19 0 2 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 10
A. Gray   11:14 0-1 0-0 2-2 +8 0 4 4 3 3 1 2 0 0 2
S. Marks DND - Strained Right Shoulder
C. Paul DND - Ligament Tear, Right Middle Finger
P. Stojakovic DND - Lower Abdominal Strain
Total   240 43-82 4-15 24-27   11 38 49 30 28 11 20 2 3 114
  52.4% 26.7% 88.9%   team rebs: 5 total to: 20

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Jawai, Pecherov
  • Hornets: Diogu

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Rambis, Rambis
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #47 Bennie Adams, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 14931
  • Duration: 2:20
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-65) New Orleans Hornets (36-45)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Milicic (Flynn gains possession)
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:35 Collison Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:34  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:10 Brewer Violation:Kicked Ball 
  11:04 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:30 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:29  
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:24
[MIN 2-0]
 
  10:03
[NOH 2-2]
Okafor Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Milicic Hook Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:32
[NOH 4-2]
Peterson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  09:22
[MIN 5-4]
 
  09:03
[NOH 6-5]
Thornton Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST)  08:52
[MIN 7-6]
 
  08:32 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:31  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:09 Thornton Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO) 
Milicic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:58  
Milicic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:41  
  07:41 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:41 Team Rebound 
  07:41
[NOH 7-7]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:31
[MIN 9-7]
 
  07:21
[NOH 9-9]
Okafor Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:04 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:56 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  06:38
[MIN 12-9]
 
  06:28 Collison Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK) 
  06:27 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:25  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  06:25  
  06:11 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:10
[NOH 11-12]
Thornton Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Milicic Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:53 Peterson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
  05:50 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:50  
Team Rebound  05:50  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:50
[MIN 13-11]
 
  05:42 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milicic (1 ST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK)  05:37  
  05:36 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:30 Peterson Layup Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:29  
  05:23 Peterson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:23
[MIN 14-11]
 
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:23
[MIN 15-11]
 
  05:07 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:06  
Gomes Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  05:01
[MIN 17-11]
 
  04:41
[NOH 13-17]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:41  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:41  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  04:41  
  04:41
[NOH 14-17]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:23 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Flynn Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  04:14  
  04:14
[NOH 15-17]
Collison Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  04:06
[NOH 17-17]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
  03:53 Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:53  
Team Rebound  03:53  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:53  
  03:52 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:35
[NOH 19-17]
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:04 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (1 ST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Love Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:52  
Gomes Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:52  
  02:38 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:37  
Ellington Layup Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:21 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:15
[NOH 21-17]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:59  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:58
[MIN 19-21]
 
  01:39 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:38  
Sessions Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:32  
  01:16 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:16  
  01:04 Collison Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.9 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:45.8
[NOH 23-19]
Okafor Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.8 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:27.8
[NOH 25-19]
West Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
  00:23.3 Collison Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:23.3
[MIN 20-25]
 
  00:23.3 Collison Substitution replaced by Wright 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:23.3
[MIN 21-25]
 
  00:00.4 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-65) New Orleans Hornets (36-45)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Songaila Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:35 Songaila Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  11:24 Posey Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:24
[MIN 22-25]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:24
[MIN 23-25]
 
  11:00
[NOH 27-23]
Thornton Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  10:44 Posey Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  10:44 Okafor Substitution replaced by Gray 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:44
[MIN 24-27]
 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:44
[MIN 25-27]
 
  10:29
[NOH 29-25]
Wright Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST) 
  10:14 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  10:09 Thornton Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brewer Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:50  
Sessions Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:45  
  09:45
[NOH 30-25]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:45
[NOH 31-25]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Jefferson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:32  
Rambis Technical  09:26  
Rambis Technical  09:26  
Rambis Ejection:Second Technical  09:26  
  09:26
[NOH 32-25]
Thornton Free Throw Technical (11 PTS) 
  09:26
[NOH 33-25]
Thornton Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
  09:20
[NOH 35-25]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:55  
  08:55 Timeout : Official 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Milicic  08:55  
  08:55
[NOH 36-25]
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:55
[NOH 37-25]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:25 Gray Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:24  
  08:10 Wright Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:10
[MIN 26-37]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:10
[MIN 27-37]
 
  07:46 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:45
[NOH 39-27]
Wright Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  07:20
[MIN 29-39]
 
  07:05
[NOH 41-29]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST) 
  06:52 Gray Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:52
[MIN 30-41]
 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  06:52  
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:52
[MIN 31-41]
 
Ellington Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:36  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Gomes  06:36  
  06:36 Thornton Substitution replaced by Collison 
  06:27 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:26  
Milicic Hook Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:54
[NOH 43-31]
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Posey (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:44  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  05:44  
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:33
[MIN 33-43]
 
  05:21 Gray Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Milicic (2 ST) 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  05:15  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:13  
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:06
[MIN 35-43]
 
  05:01 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:01 Gray Substitution replaced by Okafor 
  05:01 Songaila Substitution replaced by West 
  04:47 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:46  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:25
[NOH 45-35]
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST) 
Milicic Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:55
[MIN 37-45]
 
  03:42
[NOH 47-37]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST) 
  03:28 Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 38-47]
 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 39-47]
 
  03:14 Wright Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST) 
Gomes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST)  03:10  
  02:59 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:30
[NOH 50-39]
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  02:09  
  01:56 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:55  
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST)  01:45  
Love Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[NOH 51-39]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:36  
  01:36 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  01:36
[NOH 52-39]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Milicic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:27  
  01:20
[NOH 54-39]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST) 
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST)  01:01  
  00:57.9
[NOH 56-39]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:53.2  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Wilkins  00:53.2  
Jefferson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:38.9  
  00:30.4 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:30.4 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:30.4
[NOH 58-39]
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:06.9 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-65) New Orleans Hornets (36-45)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Okafor Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  11:14 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:07
[MIN 41-58]
 
  11:04 Collison Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Milicic Hook Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:43 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:21
[NOH 60-41]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST) 
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST)  10:02  
  09:59 Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST) 
  09:56 West Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:56  
Team Rebound  09:56  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:56
[MIN 42-60]
 
  09:41 Thornton Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:39  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:32 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:16 Peterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  09:13 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  09:08
[NOH 62-42]
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:01  
Milicic Hook Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Team Rebound 
  08:31 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:30  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Peterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:12 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:11  
Milicic Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  07:48 Collison Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:48 Collison Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  07:38  
  07:35 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:34 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  07:33
[NOH 64-42]
West Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  07:18  
  07:17 Collison Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:11
[NOH 66-42]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST) 
Jefferson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Milicic (2 AST)  06:56
[MIN 44-66]
 
  06:37
[NOH 68-44]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:19 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:13
[NOH 71-44]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collison (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:12  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Wilkins  06:12  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Love  06:12  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Cardinal  06:12  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Sessions  06:12  
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  05:51
[MIN 46-71]
 
  05:28 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:27 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Cardinal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:23  
  05:23
[NOH 72-46]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:23 West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:22  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  04:48
[NOH 74-46]
Okafor Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Collison (8 AST) 
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:30
[MIN 48-74]
 
  04:21 Collison Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (6 TO) 
  04:07 Peterson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:07
[MIN 49-74]
 
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:07
[MIN 50-74]
 
  03:51 West Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:51 West Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Wilkins Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (1 AST)  03:34
[MIN 52-74]
 
  03:14 West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (1 BLK) 
  03:13 Peterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:12
[NOH 77-52]
Peterson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  03:12  
  02:59 Peterson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:59
[MIN 53-77]
 
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:59
[MIN 54-77]
 
  02:44 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:43  
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:27  
Love Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:25
[MIN 56-77]
 
  01:57 Peterson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:55 Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:55
[NOH 79-56]
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Gomes Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  01:39
[MIN 58-79]
 
Wilkins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:22  
Love Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:14  
  01:14
[NOH 80-58]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:14
[NOH 81-58]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (2 AST)  01:00
[MIN 60-81]
 
Cardinal Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:55.5  
  00:55.5
[NOH 82-60]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:55.5
[NOH 83-60]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:47.1 Okafor Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:47.1
[MIN 61-83]
 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:47.1
[MIN 62-83]
 
  00:38.9 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:35.9  
Gomes Hook Shot: Missed  00:27.5  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:26.4  
Sessions Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:04.8
[MIN 64-83]
 
  00:00.0 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:46 Wright Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:46
[MIN 65-83]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:46  
  11:45 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  11:29
[NOH 86-65]
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Songaila (2 AST) 
  11:15 Songaila Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Gomes Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  11:08  
  10:50 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:48
[NOH 88-65]
Wright Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:11 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:10  
Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Collison (2 ST)  10:06  
Cardinal Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:04  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Milicic  10:04  
Cardinal Substitution replaced by Flynn  10:04  
  09:57
[NOH 90-65]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (9 AST) 
  09:41 Songaila Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:41
[MIN 66-90]
 
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:41
[MIN 67-90]
 
Milicic Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:24  
  09:24
[NOH 91-67]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Brewer  09:24  
  09:24
[NOH 92-67]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  09:03
[MIN 70-92]
 
  08:38 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:37  
Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:14
[NOH 94-70]
Wright Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Collison (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:05  
  08:00 Posey Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Posey (2 ST)  07:52  
Gomes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:51  
Gomes Foul : Personal (2 PF)  07:42  
  07:31 Songaila Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST)  07:09
[MIN 72-94]
 
  07:03 Songaila Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  07:03 Songaila Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:33
[NOH 96-72]
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Collison (11 AST) 
  06:17 Posey Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  06:17  
Milicic Substitution replaced by Cardinal  06:17  
Gomes Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:17
[MIN 73-96]
 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Sessions  06:17  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  06:17  
Gomes Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:17
[MIN 74-96]
 
  06:15
[NOH 98-74]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: West (6 AST) 
Gomes Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:40
[NOH 100-74]
Collison Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: West (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:31  
Gomes Substitution replaced by Hollins  05:31  
Love Substitution replaced by Ellington  05:31  
  05:31 West Substitution replaced by Gray 
Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Collison (3 ST)  05:27  
  05:12 Gray Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  04:52 Gray Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:52
[MIN 75-100]
 
  04:52 Collison Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:52  
  04:51 Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:33 Songaila Hook Shot: Missed 
Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:32  
Pavlovic Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cardinal (3 AST)  04:18
[MIN 77-100]
 
  03:54 Wright Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:48  
  03:34 Posey Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cardinal (1 ST) 
  03:33 Posey Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Cardinal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:33  
Team Rebound  03:33  
Cardinal Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:33
[MIN 78-100]
 
  03:08 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:07  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:00
[MIN 80-100]
 
  02:42
[NOH 102-80]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gray (1 AST) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:25
[NOH 104-80]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Gray (2 AST) 
Pavlovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:25  
  02:25 Timeout : Official 
  02:25 Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:24  
  02:14 Gray Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:14
[MIN 81-104]
 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:14
[MIN 82-104]
 
Cardinal Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:59  
  01:59
[NOH 105-82]
Songaila Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:59
[NOH 106-82]
Songaila Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Cardinal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gray (1 ST)  01:51  
Cardinal Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:45  
  01:45
[NOH 107-82]
Gray Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:45
[NOH 108-82]
Gray Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Cardinal Foul : Offensive (6 PF)  01:33  
Cardinal Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:33  
Cardinal Substitution replaced by Love  01:33  
  01:19 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:18  
Sessions Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:08
[MIN 84-108]
 
  00:54.2
[NOH 110-84]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Gray (3 AST) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:45.4 Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:40.9 Wright Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:40.1  
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST)  00:34.8  
  00:28.9
[NOH 112-84]
Wright Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:19.9
[MIN 86-112]
 
  00:08.1 Team Timeout : Short 
Hollins Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF)  00:06.2  
  00:06.2
[NOH 113-86]
Thornton Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:06.2
[NOH 114-86]
Thornton Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- CST Local 7:00 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 7:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1

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