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Suns-Timberwolves notebook


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday April 6, 2011 11:54PM

THE FACTS: The Phoenix Suns played their starters barely half the game Wednesday, yet still easily handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 12th straight loss, 108-98 in Target Center, giving the Wolves the NBA's worst record. Marcin Gortat was the only Suns player to work more than 30 minutes, and he responded with 20 points and 16 rebounds against a Minnesota team missing Kevin Love, the league's top rebounder. Steve Nash racked up nine assists in just 22 minutes, Grant Hill scored 17 points in 19 minutes, and Aaron Brooks came off the bench with 19 points and six assists. Michael Beasley scored 24 points to lead the 17-62 Wolves, who dropped into the NBA cellar when Cleveland won its 17th game earlier Wednesday night.

QUOTABLE: "It'd be nice to win a few games and have some positive feelings to end the season. But it's somewhat irrelevant, and it'll be forgotten in three or four weeks."
-- Nash, on the lottery-bound Suns' final week.

THE STAT: 55.7 -- Phoenix shooting percentage over the game's final 38 minutes, after Timberwolves center Darko Milicic left with an ankle injury. Without Milicic and Love, Minnesota offered little resistance to Phoenix inside, and the Suns scored 56 points in the paint, compared to the Wolves' 38.

TURNING POINT: Milicic missed two games after spraining his left ankle Friday against Miami, but after testing it before the game, he decided to play. After a slow start, Minnesota trailed by only three when Milicic aggravated the ankle again while grabbing a rebound 10 minutes into the game, and he was unable to return. Without Milicic and Love, who sat out for the sixth time in eight games with a strained left groin, the Wolves were abused inside by Gortat, who scored 20 points, Hakim Warrick, who had five resounding dunks in his seven points, and Josh Childress, who made five of six shots, all of them from in close.

QUOTABLE II: "All young guys want to be the top scorers in the league. They don't understand what it takes to win. You've got to let them flesh it out, and just hope they get it out of their system fast, because then you can move on."
-- Wolves forward Martell Webster, on the growing pains of Minnesota's young roster.

HOT: Having finally recovered fully from a sore back that has cost him nearly half the season, Webster is beginning to look like the player the Wolves thought they were receiving when they traded the 16th pick in the draft for him last June. Webster went 5-5 from the field Wednesday, including a pair of 3-pointers, and scored 13 points, his fourth straight double-figure output.

NOT: Minnesota lost its 12th consecutive game, claimed the worst record in the league, and now appears likely to finish the season on a 15-game losing streak. Two of their remaining three games are against teams with winning records -- Minnesota is 4-41 in such games -- and the other is on the road, where the Wolves are 5-34 and have lost nine straight.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Suns coach Alvin Gentry made clear that Aaron Brooks will play at least half the time in the season's remaining games, in order to reduce the wear on point guard Nash. Brooks played 25:53 on Wednesday, and scored 19 points, his second-highest production since being traded to Phoenix in February, and added six assists.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Vikings receiver Sidney Rice sat in the front row across from the Wolves' bench.

GOOD MOVE: Hill and Nash made only cameo appearances, sitting out the entire second and fourth quarters as Gentry gave extra playing time to his bench. The subs outscored Minnesota 26-21 in the fourth quarter.

BAD MOVE: Luke Ridnour had Nash off-balance midway through the third period and tried to drive past him, then pulled up for a 10-foot jumper. Ridnour underestimated the 36-year-old Nash, who scrambled back and blocked the shot, his third block of the season.

ROOKIE WATCH: Nikola Pekovic tried to fill in for Milicic, but his plodding style wasn't especially effective, particularly on the defensive end, against the quick Suns. Pekovic scored eight points in 19 minutes, but collected only two rebounds.

NOTABLE: Nash's nine assists kept him in the NBA lead at 11.4 per game, but with his minutes reduced the rest of the season, he may have trouble holding off Boston's Rajon Rondo, who averages 11.3. ... Love is questionable for the Wolves' upcoming road trip with a strained groin, and he's not sure whether he will return this season. ... In a last-minute decision, Wolves coach Kurt Rambis gave forward Anthony Tolliver his first start of the season in Love's place, and the veteran responded with 10 points and nine rebounds. ... Milicic announced Wednesday he will auction off his championship ring from the 2004 Detroit Pistons and donate the proceeds to a foundation that raises money for children with life-threatening diseases.

UP NEXT: For the Suns, Friday @ New Orleans, Sunday @ Dallas, Monday vs. Minnesota. For the Timberwolves, Saturday @ Denver, Monday @ Phoenix, Wednesday vs. Houston.

Suns
Timberwolves
     
    • 52.4%

    • 43.7%

    • 21.7%

    • 46.2%

    • 83.3%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 44 38
Offensive Rebounds 7 9
Turnovers 14 13
Fast Break Pts: 15 9
Biggest Lead: 15 2
Points in the Paint: 56 38
PHX MIN
p Gortat   20 Beasley   24
rb Gortat   16 Beasley   11
a Nash   9 Ridnour   5
s Childress   3 Beasley   5
b 3 players   1 3 players   1
 
  • 12/15 - MIN 122 @ PHX 128
  • 04/06 - PHX 108 @ MIN 98
  • 04/11 - MIN 127 @ PHX 135
Phoenix Suns (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 18:49 6-9 2-4 3-3 +6 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 17
C. Frye F-C 26:54 0-4 0-4 0-0 +5 0 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
M. Gortat C-F 31:48 8-14 0-0 4-6 +6 4 12 16 0 2 1 1 1 2 20
J. Dudley G-F 21:23 3-9 1-4 0-0 +5 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 7
S. Nash G 22:07 3-4 0-0 0-0 +7 0 4 4 9 0 1 4 1 0 6
A. Brooks   25:53 8-13 1-4 2-2 +3 0 1 1 6 1 1 2 0 0 19
J. Childress   29:11 5-6 0-0 0-0 +4 2 2 4 3 2 3 0 0 0 10
H. Warrick   29:02 7-12 0-2 3-3 +6 0 3 3 3 1 0 4 0 0 17
V. Carter   23:13 4-10 1-5 3-4 +4 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 12
G. Siler   02:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
R. Lopez   06:12 0-3 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
Z. Dowdell   03:24 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 44-84 5-23 15-18   7 37 44 26 14 9 14 3 3 108
  52.4% 21.7% 83.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-65)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Beasley F 39:44 10-23 0-0 4-4 -8 2 9 11 3 3 5 5 0 1 24
A. Tolliver F 38:38 4-7 0-1 2-2 -6 5 4 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 10
D. Milicic C 10:13 1-3 0-0 0-0 -5 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2
W. Johnson G-F 29:24 4-13 2-5 0-0 -6 0 3 3 2 0 3 2 1 0 10
L. Ridnour G 32:14 4-13 1-3 0-0 +2 0 5 5 5 4 2 3 0 1 9
J. Flynn   15:46 1-5 1-2 0-0 -12 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
N. Pekovic   19:00 3-4 0-0 2-2 -1 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 8
A. Randolph   28:09 6-14 0-0 7-8 -8 0 3 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 19
M. Webster   26:52 5-5 2-2 1-2 -6 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 13
W. Ellington DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hayward DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Telfair DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-87 6-13 16-18   9 29 38 20 16 11 13 3 3 98
  43.7% 46.2% 88.9%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14

inactive

  • Suns: Lawal, Pietrus
  • Timberwolves: Love

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Timberwolves: Randolph

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #14 Ed Malloy, #7 Kevin Fehr, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 16113
  • Duration: 2:01
Phoenix Suns (38-40) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-62)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Milicic vs Gortat (Frye gains possession)
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  11:48  
  11:36 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:34  
Nash Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:24  
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:22  
Gortat Tip Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:20 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04
[MIN 2-0]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST) 
Dudley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:55 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:34 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:33  
Gortat Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  10:25
[PHX 2-2]
 
  10:10 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:09  
  09:55 Tolliver Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gortat Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK)  09:49  
  09:48 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:42 Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:41  
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  09:37
[PHX 4-2]
 
  09:15 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
Dudley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:10
[PHX 6-2]
 
  08:55 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:55  
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  08:47
[PHX 9-2]
 
  08:32 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST) 
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  08:27
[PHX 11-2]
 
  08:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:04
[MIN 4-11]
Tolliver Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:48 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:38 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:37  
Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST)  07:34  
  07:24 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:23  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  07:17
[PHX 13-4]
 
  06:59 Milicic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
  06:57 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:47 Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:46  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:33  
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:21
[PHX 15-4]
 
  06:02 Ridnour Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  06:02 Ridnour Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:36
[MIN 7-15]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:08
[MIN 10-15]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:41 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:40  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  04:31
[PHX 17-10]
 
  04:10
[MIN 12-17]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:57  
Gortat Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:57
[PHX 19-12]
 
  03:31 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:30  
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  03:05
[PHX 21-12]
 
  02:47
[MIN 14-21]
Tolliver Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:35 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:17 Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  02:16 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:16
[MIN 16-21]
Milicic Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:50 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:49  
  01:47 Ridnour Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  01:47 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  01:47 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Nash Substitution replaced by Brooks  01:47  
Hill Substitution replaced by Childress  01:47  
  01:39 Johnson Violation:Kicked Ball 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:30  
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:28  
Dudley Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:26  
  01:16
[MIN 18-21]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:04 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:56.7
[MIN 20-21]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST) 
  00:45.4 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  00:37.4
[PHX 23-20]
 
  00:27.4
[MIN 22-23]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Childress Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:27.4  
  00:27.4
[MIN 23-23]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  00:07.5
[PHX 26-23]
 
  00:00.9 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.3  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (38-40) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-62)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:46  
  11:35 Pekovic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Childress Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:14  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:40
[MIN 25-26]
Webster Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST) 
  10:30 Pekovic Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  10:30
[PHX 27-25]
 
Carter Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:12 Pekovic Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:00  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Siler  10:00  
  09:45 Johnson Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Siler Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  09:33  
  09:24 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Childress Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:23  
  09:18 Pekovic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  09:18 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Siler Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:57  
  08:57  
  08:57 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  08:50
[MIN 27-27]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (2 AST) 
Childress Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:34
[PHX 29-27]
 
  08:31 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Childress (1 ST) 
Childress Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:27
[PHX 31-27]
 
  08:14
[MIN 29-31]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Siler Substitution replaced by Frye  07:56  
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:49
[PHX 33-29]
 
  07:29 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:27  
Warrick Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:11
[PHX 35-29]
 
  06:58 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:57  
Warrick Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  06:41
[PHX 37-29]
 
  06:41 Beasley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:41
[PHX 38-29]
 
Brooks Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  06:31  
  06:31
[MIN 30-38]
Beasley Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
Childress Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:20  
  06:20
[MIN 31-38]
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:20
[MIN 32-38]
Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:06 Webster Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:06  
Team Rebound  06:06  
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:06
[PHX 39-32]
 
  05:52 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Warrick Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  05:44
[PHX 41-32]
 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:23 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:23  
  05:23 Webster Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:23
[PHX 42-32]
 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:23
[PHX 43-32]
 
Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:06  
  05:06
[MIN 33-43]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:06
[MIN 34-43]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Brooks Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Warrick (1 AST)  04:55
[PHX 45-34]
 
  04:45 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:44  
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Warrick (2 AST)  04:38
[PHX 48-34]
 
  04:29
[MIN 37-48]
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:10
[PHX 50-37]
 
  04:01 Flynn Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:00  
Carter Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:41
[PHX 52-37]
 
Carter Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:35  
  03:35 Flynn Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  03:35 Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:35 Team Rebound 
  03:35
[MIN 38-52]
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Warrick Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:30  
Warrick Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:30  
  03:23
[MIN 40-52]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Warrick Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (2 ST)  03:01  
  02:55
[MIN 42-52]
Tolliver Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:35
[PHX 54-42]
 
  02:28
[MIN 44-54]
Webster Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:13 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:08
[MIN 46-54]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randolph (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:58  
  01:54 Randolph Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:54
[PHX 55-46]
 
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:54
[PHX 56-46]
 
  01:44
[MIN 48-56]
Beasley Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:06
[MIN 50-56]
Beasley Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (3 ST)  00:52.9  
  00:48.9 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Frye (2 ST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:44.2 Team Rebound 
  00:35.9 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:34.9 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:16.7
[MIN 53-56]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (3 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.9 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (38-40) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-62)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[MIN 55-56]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:13 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  11:12  
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (4 ST)  11:02  
  10:55
[MIN 57-56]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beasley (3 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19 Tolliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:18  
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:09
[PHX 58-57]
 
  09:53 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:52 Team Rebound 
  09:38 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST)  09:17
[PHX 60-57]
 
  08:57 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  08:41 Ridnour Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  08:32
[PHX 62-57]
 
  08:19 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:18  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Gortat Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:54  
  07:44 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:43  
  07:37 Beasley Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:37
[PHX 63-57]
 
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:37
[PHX 64-57]
 
  07:26
[MIN 59-64]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  07:13  
  07:03
[MIN 61-64]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:30 Beasley Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:29  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:59
[MIN 64-64]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  05:39
[PHX 67-64]
 
  05:18
[MIN 66-67]
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  05:02
[PHX 69-66]
 
  05:02 Tolliver Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
Frye Substitution replaced by Warrick  05:02  
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  05:02
[PHX 70-66]
 
  04:51 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:50  
Warrick 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:24 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  04:12 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nash (1 BLK) 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  04:10  
  04:08 Beasley Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:08
[PHX 71-66]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:08
[PHX 72-66]
 
  03:53 Johnson Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  03:51  
Dudley Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:32 Beasley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  03:30 Tolliver Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:24  
  03:24
[MIN 67-72]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:24 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Hill Substitution replaced by Childress  03:24  
  03:24
[MIN 68-72]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Warrick Layup Shot: Missed  03:08  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:07  
Dudley Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:06
[PHX 74-68]
 
Gortat Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Johnson Substitution replaced by Webster 
  02:52
[MIN 69-74]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:52
[MIN 70-74]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Warrick Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
Team Rebound  02:37  
  02:37 Randolph Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Carter  02:37  
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:37  
Team Rebound  02:37  
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:37
[PHX 75-70]
 
  02:23 Ridnour Foul : Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  02:23 Ridnour Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  02:04  
  02:01 Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Childress (2 ST) 
Warrick Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Childress (1 AST)  01:58
[PHX 77-70]
 
  01:42 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:41 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:41
[MIN 72-77]
Beasley Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  01:31
[PHX 79-72]
 
  01:22 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Tolliver Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:21 Tolliver Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Tolliver Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  01:20
[MIN 74-79]
Tolliver Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Warrick Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  01:06
[PHX 81-74]
 
  00:49.7
[MIN 77-81]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beasley (5 ST)  00:46.9  
  00:28.9 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:27.9  
  00:06.2 Tolliver Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Nash Substitution replaced by Brooks  00:06.2  
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:06.2  
Team Rebound  00:06.2  
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:06.2
[PHX 82-77]
 
  00:01.9 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.9  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (38-40) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-62)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
(12:00) [MIN] Randolph Technical
(12:00) [PHX 83-77] Brooks Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:43
[PHX 85-77]
 
  11:31
[MIN 79-85]
Johnson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:04 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:54 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:53 Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:51  
  10:51
[MIN 80-85]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:51
[MIN 81-85]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
Childress Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:33  
Childress Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:27
[PHX 87-81]
 
  10:09
[MIN 83-87]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Childress Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST)  09:51
[PHX 89-83]
 
  09:25 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Team Rebound 
  09:23 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  09:00  
  08:58 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:53  
  08:53  
  08:53
[MIN 84-89]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  08:53
[MIN 85-89]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Childress (2 AST)  08:37
[PHX 91-85]
 
  08:20 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:19  
Childress Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:11
[PHX 93-85]
 
  07:49 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:48  
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:28
[PHX 95-85]
 
  07:14
[MIN 87-95]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST) 
Carter Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST)  07:00
[PHX 97-87]
 
  06:44
[MIN 89-97]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
Warrick Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST)  06:29  
Lopez Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:26  
  06:26 Flynn Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  06:26 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  06:26 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  06:14 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Childress (3 ST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Tolliver Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  05:49 Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Carter (1 BLK) 
  05:48 Team Rebound 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat  05:48  
  05:45 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:34 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:20 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  05:19  
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Warrick (3 AST)  05:02
[PHX 99-89]
 
  04:45
[MIN 91-99]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
Childress Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:21  
Warrick Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST)  04:07
[PHX 101-91]
 
  03:50 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  03:49  
Warrick Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Ridnour (2 ST)  03:43  
Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:39  
Carter Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:24  
Carter Substitution replaced by Dowdell  03:24  
  03:24
[MIN 92-101]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  03:24 Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  03:24  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK)  03:07  
Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  03:06  
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:02
[PHX 103-92]
 
  02:36 Randolph Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  02:35 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  02:33
[MIN 94-103]
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Warrick Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Childress (3 AST)  02:22
[PHX 105-94]
 
  02:22 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
  02:13
[MIN 96-105]
Beasley Running Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Childress Dunk Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:46 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:44  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:27
[PHX 108-96]
 
  01:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:12
[MIN 98-108]
Webster Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Randolph (3 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:48.0  
  00:43.9 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:12)  00:42.9  
Warrick 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Team Rebound  00:20.6  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
40
42
4-6
23-18
17-24
MIN
5th Northwest
17
65
0-10
12-29
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Nash 14.8
Frye 6.6
Nash 11.4
Frye 1.0
Dudley 1.1
MIN
Love 20.2
Love 15.2
Ridnour 5.3
Milicic 2.0
Ridnour 1.3
Heat Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .481 .000
FT% .769 .000
Points 102.1 0.0
Rebounds 42.1 0.0
Assists 20.0 0.0
Steals 6.6 0.0
Blocks 5.2 0.0
3-Point % .370 .000
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Mavericks Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .475 .000
FT% .777 .000
Points 100.2 0.0
Rebounds 41.4 0.0
Assists 23.8 0.0
Steals 6.8 0.0
Blocks 4.3 0.0
3-Point % .365 .000
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Composite Box Score
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Dallas Mavericks (0-0)
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