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Notebook: Wolves 99, Kings 86


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday January 17, 2012 12:29AM

THE FACTS: Kevin Love scored 33 points, his third straight game of 30 or more, and added 11 rebounds Monday night in Minneapolis, to help the Timberwolves break a three-game homecourt losing streak with a 99-86 victory over Sacramento.

The Kings, wrapping up a five-game road trip that included only one victory, received 12 points apiece from Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson and Francisco Garcia. But the Kings' balanced attack, which included four other players with at least nine points, couldn't contain a Minnesota surge in the fourth quarter, when a 12-3 run with six minutes to play opened a decisive double-digit lead.

The Timberwolves used a three-guard lineup over the game's final 6:44, and whatever they sacrificed in rebounding and defense, they made up for with speed and shooting. Luke Ridnour scored 25 points with nine assists, Ricky Rubio added nine points and nine assists, and Wayne Ellington contributed 15 points -- and each of the guard nailed a three-pointer in the game's final minutes to hold off the Kings, who have lost seven of their last nine games.

QUOTABLE: "If he's not getting calls, he gets even more aggressive, especially on the rebounding. It really gets him going sometimes."
-- Minnesota point guard Ridnour, explaining why he didn't mind seeing teammate Kevin Love receive a technical foul on Monday.

THE STAT: 13 -- Consecutive double-doubles to open the season for Minnesota forward Kevin Love. Rockets' Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon was the last player to start a season with 13 straight double-doubles, doing it in 1992-93.

TURNING POINT: Minnesota's fourth-quarter lead was only two points, 75-73, when coach Rick Adelman decided to send Luke Ridnour back into the game. But instead of subbing out guard Wayne Ellington, Adelman decided to alter the usual rotation and leave all three guards in the game, bringing forward Wesley Johnson (and his 3-for-11 shooting) to the bench. The smaller lineup helped the Wolves pick up the pace -- they had three fast-break baskets in the final five minutes, and all three guards nailed 3-pointers down the stretch as Minnesota closed the game on a decisive 24-13 run.

QUOTABLE II: "We got to grow up. Our team has to grow up fast. We pound the ball too much. I give them the simplest offense that you can run -- you just move it to a spot, then move it to the next spot. But for whatever reason, we're trying to make the play ourselves."
-- Kings coach Keith Smart, after falling to 2-5 since taking over.

HOT: Luke Ridnour draws comparisons between his role alongside Ricky Rubio this year and Brandon Jennings two seasons ago in Milwaukee, because both pairings have allowed him to flourish as a ball-handling shooting guard. Ridnour's 10-for-14 shooting and 25-point, nine-assist night against the Kings marked the second straight home game he has eclipsed 20 points and 70 percent shooting, and it brings his season averages to 12.9 points and 52.4 percent shooting, both career-high levels.

NOT: Kings guard Tyreke Evans had a strange game, going 1-for-9 from the field before making his last two shots in the game's final minutes, extending a shooting slump that started with a 1-for-8 outing in Dallas on Saturday. But while his shooting has temporarily abandoned him, Evans piled up 10 assists and eight rebounds, easily leading the Kings in both categories.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: With J.J. Barea sidelined by an ankle injury, Wayne Ellington's playing time has increased, and his effectiveness with it. The third-year guard hit 3-of-5 3-pointers, and scored a season-high 15 points on Monday; during Berea's absence, he has made 14-of-24 shots, averaged 11.3 points, and played effective defense.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Deputy NBA commissioner Adam Silver attended the game. ... University of Minnesota coach Tubby Smith sat a few rows behind Sacramento's bench, then visited the Kings' locker room after the game to visit center Chuck Hayes, who played for Smith for four years at Kentucky. ... The Wolves announced more than 1,000 fans had taken advantage of an offer by forward Kevin Love to "buy" a ticket to Wednesday's game with Detroit for any fan who walked up and bought a ticket for Monday's game.

ROOKIE WATCH: Jimmer Fredette missed all three of his 3-pointers, and went 3-for-7 from the field, wrapping up a forgettable road trip. Sacramento's rookie guard from BYU made only 10 of 34 shots (29.4 percent) during the Kings' five-game trip, and 4-for-16 from 3-point range.

NOTABLE: Minnesota announced that forward Martell Webster, who underwent surgery in September to repair a disc in his back, has been cleared by doctors to resume practicing, and he's expected to take part in Tuesday's practice. In addition, center Brad Miller, sidelined by knee surgery last May, hopes to begin practicing this week as well, though both players will require some time to regain their conditioning. ... Wolves guard Barea missed his third straight game with a sprained ankle. ... Kings guard Marcus Thornton, who missed three games last week with a left thigh contusion, played more than 37 minutes and said his legs felt much stronger than during Saturday's return to action in Dallas.

UP NEXT: For the Kings, Wednesday vs. Pacers, Friday @ San Antonio, Saturday @ Memphis. For the Timberwolves, Wednesday vs. Pistons, Friday @ L.A. Clippers, Saturday @ Utah.

SAC
MIN
   
    • 44.3%

    • 46.2%

    • 23.5%

    • 38.5%

    • 60.0%

    • 78.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SACMIN
Total Rebounds3738
Offensive Rebounds99
Turnovers1613
Fast Break Pts:1012
Biggest Lead:816
Points in the Paint:3642
SACMIN
p3 players   12Love   33
rbEvans   8Love   11
aEvans   10Ridnour   9
sThornton   34 players   2
bCousins   2Milicic   3
 
  • 01/16 - SAC 86 @ MIN 99
  • 02/07 - SAC 84 @ MIN 86
  • 03/18 - MIN 99 @ SAC 115
  • 04/02 - MIN 108 @ SAC 116
Sacramento Kings (2-8)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
J. SalmonsF-G33:254-110-33-4-2303331020111
J.J. HicksonF27:234-110-01-2+21340101039
D. CousinsC24:465-80-00-0-112314142210
M. ThorntonG37:244-122-52-2-2013431330012
T. EvansG39:153-110-23-4-1317810415009
J. Thompson 26:156-90-00-3-922422001212
D. Greene 14:102-40-01-2-142460321005
J. Fredette 15:263-70-30-0+80001110006
F. Garcia 21:564-62-42-3+514501001012
C. HayesDND - Dislocated Left Shoulder
T. OutlawDNP - Coach's Decision
I. ThomasDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24035-794-1712-20 9283720188164886
 44.3%23.5%60.0% team rebs: 16total to: 17
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G33:413-110-40-0+100441210116
K. LoveF-C41:1511-212-79-11+22291134230133
D. MilicicC15:110-10-00-0-30110123300
L. RidnourG38:0210-144-41-2+2012392111025
R. RubioG38:253-101-32-2-31788324029
N. Pekovic 16:232-50-01-2+63030421005
W. Ellington 26:176-103-50-0+1802201101015
D. Williams 09:060-30-22-2-40222100002
A. Randolph 08:122-40-00-0-60220101104
A. Tolliver 13:280-10-10-0+52021100100
J. BareaDNP - Coach's Decision
M. BeasleyDND - Right Midfoot Sprain
M. LeeDND - Left Knee Torn Meniscus
Totals 24037-8010-2615-19 92938242011138499
 46.2%38.5%78.9% team rebs: 8total to: 13

inactive

  • Kings: Honeycutt, Whiteside
  • Timberwolves: Miller, Webster

technical fouls

  • Kings: --
  • Timberwolves: Love

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #34 Kevin Cutler, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 16159
  • Duration: 2:05
Sacramento Kings (4-11) Minnesota Timberwolves (6-8)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Milicic vs Hickson (Ridnour gains possession)
  11:44 Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  11:41  
  11:37 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Cousins Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:16
[SAC 2-0]
 
  10:59 Milicic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
Hickson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  10:51
[SAC 4-0]
 
Cousins Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  10:31  
  10:31
[MIN 1-4]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:31
[MIN 2-4]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Salmons Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:13
[SAC 6-2]
 
  10:02 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  09:53  
Team Rebound  09:52  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:47
[SAC 8-2]
 
  09:25 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (1 BLK) 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:23  
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:20
[SAC 10-2]
 
  09:08
[MIN 5-10]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK)  08:50  
  08:48 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:41 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:40  
Thornton Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Milicic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:19 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:18  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Team Rebound 
  07:55 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (2 BLK) 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:54  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ridnour (1 BLK)  07:50  
  07:48 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:43
[MIN 7-10]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (2 BLK)  07:22  
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:21  
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:19
[SAC 12-7]
 
  06:58 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:57  
  06:55 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:48  
Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Milicic (1 ST)  06:44  
  06:30 Milicic Layup Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:29  
Hickson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  06:17
[SAC 14-7]
 
  05:56 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:55  
Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  05:42  
  05:28
[MIN 9-14]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Milicic (2 ST)  05:03  
  04:51 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:46
[SAC 16-9]
 
  04:19 Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  04:18 Team Rebound 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:18  
  04:18 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  04:11
[MIN 11-16]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST)  03:54
[SAC 18-11]
 
  03:43
[MIN 14-18]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
  03:28 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:28
[SAC 19-14]
 
  03:28 Rubio Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:28  
  03:28 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:09
[MIN 17-19]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Evans Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:48
[MIN 19-19]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:18  
  02:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:05
[MIN 21-19]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Salmons Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  01:48  
  01:46 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cousins (1 ST) 
Salmons Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cousins (1 AST)  01:43
[SAC 21-21]
 
  01:19 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:18  
  01:09 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:09  
Team Rebound  01:09  
Cousins Substitution replaced by Greene  01:09  
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:09
[SAC 22-21]
 
  00:49.5
[MIN 23-22]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:36.7  
  00:36.7 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:29.4
[MIN 26-22]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.9 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.8
[MIN 28-22]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (4-11) Minnesota Timberwolves (6-8)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
Team Rebound  11:35  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:35  
Greene Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:21  
  11:21
[MIN 29-22]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:21
[MIN 30-22]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Fredette Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:08  
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:06  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  10:54
[SAC 24-30]
 
  10:44 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:43  
Thornton Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:28  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:26  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:16  
  10:16 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  10:16 Love Substitution replaced by Randolph 
  10:16 Johnson Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  10:02
[MIN 32-24]
Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ellington (1 BLK)  09:35  
  09:34 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Evans  09:22  
  09:16 Ellington Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:15  
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  08:53  
Team Rebound  08:52  
  08:52 Randolph Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  08:52  
Fredette Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  08:45
[SAC 26-32]
 
  08:28 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:27  
  08:22 Rubio Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Thompson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (1 BLK)  08:10  
  08:09 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:00
[MIN 34-26]
Randolph Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:42
[SAC 28-34]
 
  07:42 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Greene Substitution replaced by Hickson  07:42  
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:42  
Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:42  
  07:39 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Garcia Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:39
[SAC 29-34]
 
Garcia Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:39
[SAC 30-34]
 
  07:27 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:26  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:03
[MIN 36-30]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Evans Running Layup Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:41
[MIN 38-30]
Randolph Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:34  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:13  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK)  05:59  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:57  
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:57
[SAC 32-38]
 
  05:48 Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST) 
Fredette Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST)  05:43
[SAC 34-38]
 
  05:22 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:21  
Garcia Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:06
[SAC 36-38]
 
  04:48 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:47 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:43 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:42  
Hickson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST)  04:30
[SAC 38-38]
 
  04:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:21 Williams Substitution replaced by Love 
  04:21 Ellington Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  04:03 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:02  
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:28
[MIN 40-38]
Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST)  03:07
[SAC 40-40]
 
  02:42 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Team Rebound 
Fredette Substitution replaced by Thornton  02:41  
  02:41 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:37 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:28 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:27  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:10 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:05 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garcia (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  02:04  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Cousins  02:04  
  02:04 Love Technical 
Garcia Free Throw Technical Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:04  
  02:04 Randolph Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  01:52 Jump Ball Ridnour vs Thornton (Thompson gains possession) 
Garcia Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (6 AST)  01:37
[SAC 42-40]
 
Evans Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:15  
  01:08 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thornton (3 ST) 
  01:04 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:04
[SAC 43-40]
 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Hickson  01:04  
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:04
[SAC 44-40]
 
  00:54.6
[MIN 42-44]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Evans Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  00:43.0  
Evans Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:43.0  
  00:34.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:33.8  
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST)  00:21.1
[SAC 46-42]
 
  00:00.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.2 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (4-11) Minnesota Timberwolves (6-8)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
Team Rebound  11:39  
  11:39 Jump Ball Love vs Cousins (Evans gains possession) 
Evans Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:22
[SAC 48-42]
 
Cousins Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  11:04  
  11:04 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:04 Team Rebound 
  11:04
[MIN 43-48]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hickson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:43  
  10:32 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:32  
  10:32 Love Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (3 BLK)  10:12  
Team Rebound  10:10  
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST)  10:06
[SAC 50-43]
 
  09:53 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:51 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:50
[MIN 45-50]
Love Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  09:36  
  09:36 Ridnour Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:25  
  09:25 Love Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:46 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:45 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:41
[MIN 47-50]
Ridnour Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Cousins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  08:25  
  08:16
[MIN 50-50]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:15  
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Evans (7 AST)  07:59
[SAC 52-50]
 
  07:43 Milicic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Evans (8 AST)  07:28
[SAC 54-50]
 
Thornton Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:16  
  07:05
[MIN 52-54]
Love Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Salmons Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:05  
  07:05
[MIN 53-54]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Evans Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  06:44  
Evans Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  06:44  
  06:31 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:30  
  06:23 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:23
[SAC 55-53]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:23
[SAC 56-53]
 
  06:13
[MIN 55-56]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Cousins Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:53  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:51  
  05:50 Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Hickson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:50  
Team Rebound  05:50  
Hickson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:50
[SAC 57-55]
 
  05:40 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:39  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:15 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:14 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:08
[MIN 57-57]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Evans Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:31 Milicic Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:31 Milicic Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:31  
  04:31 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Evans (9 AST)  04:13
[SAC 60-57]
 
  03:53
[MIN 59-60]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  03:45 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:45  
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:45  
Team Rebound  03:45  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:45  
  03:45 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:34 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:32  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Cousins Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:10  
  03:10 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:10 Team Rebound 
  03:10 Rubio Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  03:10
[MIN 60-60]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:01 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:01
[SAC 61-60]
 
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:01
[SAC 62-60]
 
  02:44 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:43  
Salmons Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST)  02:24  
Cousins Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  02:13  
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Greene  02:13  
  02:13
[MIN 61-62]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  02:13 Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:13  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:34
[MIN 63-62]
Johnson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Salmons Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:14 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:06 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Greene Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:58.3  
  00:58.3
[MIN 64-62]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:58.3
[MIN 65-62]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.8 Team Rebound 
  00:32.0
[MIN 67-62]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:08.9 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:02.9 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Greene Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  11:48  
  11:48
[MIN 68-62]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  11:48 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:48  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Evans (10 AST)  11:26
[SAC 65-68]
 
  11:03 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:02 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:59
[MIN 70-65]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  10:47 Pekovic Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  10:47 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Evans Substitution replaced by Fredette  10:47  
Thornton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST)  10:32  
  10:28
[MIN 72-65]
Ellington Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:09 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  09:54 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Greene (2 ST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:46  
Thompson Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:46
[SAC 67-72]
 
  09:25 Rubio Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:25 Rubio Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Salmons  09:25  
Greene Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST)  09:10
[SAC 69-72]
 
  08:58 Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:57  
Thompson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Fredette (1 AST)  08:51
[SAC 71-72]
 
  08:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:33
[MIN 75-71]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:55 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  07:53 Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:52  
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Team Rebound 
  07:33 Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Fredette (1 ST) 
Fredette Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:10
[SAC 73-75]
 
Thompson Violation:Kicked Ball  06:52  
  06:52 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Fredette Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:44  
  06:44
[MIN 76-73]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:44 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  06:44
[MIN 77-73]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Salmons Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  06:25  
Greene Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:25  
  06:25 Love Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:25  
Team Rebound  06:25  
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:25
[SAC 74-77]
 
  06:10
[MIN 79-74]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST) 
Greene Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:53
[SAC 76-79]
 
  05:43
[MIN 82-76]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Greene Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:30  
  05:30  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Thornton  05:30  
Greene Substitution replaced by Hickson  05:30  
Fredette Substitution replaced by Evans  05:30  
Garcia Substitution replaced by Cousins  05:30  
  05:12
[MIN 85-76]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:36 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:35 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Evans Foul: Personal Take (4 PF)  04:25  
  04:25 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  04:15
[MIN 87-76]
Love Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST) 
  03:55 Ellington Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Evans Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:48
[SAC 78-87]
 
  03:28 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:26  
  03:26 Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:26  
Cousins Substitution replaced by Garcia  03:26  
  03:26 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:19
[SAC 80-87]
 
  03:01
[MIN 90-80]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:36 Love Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST)  02:29  
  02:23
[MIN 92-80]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (9 AST) 
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Salmons (2 AST)  02:07
[SAC 83-92]
 
  01:47
[MIN 95-83]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Thornton Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  01:42  
Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[MIN 96-83]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  01:36
[MIN 97-83]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:05 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:04  
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  00:57.9  
  00:50.1
[MIN 99-83]
Love Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:50.1  
  00:50.1 Love Substitution replaced by Williams 
Evans Substitution replaced by Fredette  00:50.1  
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Salmons (3 AST)  00:47.2
[SAC 86-99]
 
  00:27.9 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:26.9  
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.8 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 4th Quarter
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