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Notebook: Rockets 107, Wolves 92


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday January 24, 2012 12:14AM

THE FACTS: Kyle Lowry recorded his second career triple-double, and Kevin Martin scored 31 points, leading the Rockets to their seventh consecutive victory, 107-92 over the Timberwolves in Minneapolis. Kevin Love nailed all five of his 3-pointers and scored a season-high 39 points to go with a dozen rebounds, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Wolves' missed layups and costly turnovers, resulting in Minnesota's second straight loss.

Kevin McHale, returning to Target Center for the first time since he was fired as Timberwolves' coach and general manager in 2009, was loudly booed in the arena he once called home. But his coaching, and in particular an imaginative four-guard lineup, helped the Hall of Fame forward gain a little satisfaction against his old team.

Martin had 21 points by halftime to help Houston open a double-digit lead early, and he cruised to his third straight game of 25 or more points. Lowry directed McHale's offense for 16 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, while Goran Dragic scored 14 points, all in the second half, to help Houston win for the eighth straight time in Minnesota. The Timberwolves, with a roster reduced to just nine healthy players and no small forwards, stayed in the game thanks to Love's sixth 30-point game of the season. But they were undone by turnovers, 10 in the fourth quarter alone.

QUOTABLE: "They play four guards at once! Kevin Martin at the four? That was weird." -- Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio, on the Rockets' small lineup that helped Houston outscore the Wolves by 10 points in the fourth quarter.

THE STAT: 16 -- Missed layups by the Timberwolves, which more than offset their excellent (5-for-12) 3-point shooting and left them with a 41.3 percent shooting percentage

TURNING POINT: The Timberwolves had rallied from a 12-point deficit to take a five-point lead late in the third quarter when Rockets' reserve guard Dragic began to take over. Dragic repeatedly drove to the basket, forcing contact and making layups, scoring nine points in a 19-1 Houston spurt that put the game away.

QUOTABLE II: "I stopped worrying about getting booed thirty-some years ago."
-- Rockets coach McHale, a native Minnesotan, former Wolves coach and once one of the state's most beloved athletes, on the inhospitable welcome from Target Center fans when he was introduced.

HOT: The Rockets' seven-game winning streak coincides with Martin's confident shooting. The seventh-year guard has scored at least 25 points in five of the victories, and 89 points in the last three games alone. He's also 11-for-28 on 3-pointers in the last three games.

NOT: Wolves point guard Rubio said he feels guilty after Monday's game, mostly because of his five turnovers. But his shooting has abandoned him lately, too; Rubio has made just 9 of 41 shots in the Wolves' last four games, a 22 percent success rate.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Glen Taylor, the owner who allowed Kevin McHale to make all of the Timberwolves' personnel decisions for a decade, sat courtside in his usual seat, but he never approached McHale, or vice versa, to say hello. They haven't spoken since McHale was fired by Wolves general manager David Kahn in 2009. ... Several Rockets players came over to the Minnesota bench just before tipoff to shake hands with Wolves coach Rick Adelman, whose four-year stint as Houston's coach ended last summer.

GOOD MOVE: With the Wolves getting little production from their big men other than Love, Houston coach McHale decided to go with an ultra-small lineup in the fourth quarter, benching Luis Scola and Samuel Dalembert and instead using four guards and forward Patrick Patterson for nearly seven minutes. The quickness helped force 10 Minnesota turnovers in the fourth quarter, short-circuiting any hope of a Wolves' rally.

BAD MOVE: Minnesota came out looking for outside shots in the first quarter, despite Love's ability to score inside, and by missing seven of their eight shots of 20 feet or more -- including going 0-for-4 in the quarter on 3-pointers -- the Wolves dug a deficit that reached 12 points late in the period.

ROOKIE WATCH: With Wesley Johnson out with the flu, Wolves forward Derrick Williams made his first career start, albeit at a strange position. Playing small forward for the first time all season, the No. 2 pick in last June's draft managed 11 points on 3-for-9 shooting in a season-high 37 minutes, his sixth double-digit scoring game of the year. He also grabbed seven rebounds.

NOTABLE: Wolves forward Michael Beasley missed his 10th straight game with a sprained right foot, guard J.J. Barea sat out for the sixth time in seven games with a sprained left ankle, and Wolves coach Adelman said it's unlikely either will play this week. Meanwhile, Adelman said center Brad Miller and forward Martell Webster will be evaluated before Thursday's practice, and the team will make a decision on how soon they can return. Neither has played this season as they recover from off-season surgeries, Webster on his back and Miller on his left knee. ... Jonny Flynn made his first trip back to Target Center since the draft-day trade that sent him to Houston, but the third-year guard did not play. ... Dalembert was just 1-for-8 from the field and didn't play in the fourth quarter. But he still contributed 15 rebounds, 13 on the defensive end, in his 25-plus minutes.

UP NEXT: For the Rockets, Wednesday vs. Bucks, Friday vs. Wizards, Saturday vs. Knicks. For the Timberwolves, Wednesday @ Dallas, Friday vs. Spurs, Sunday vs. Lakers.

HOU
MIN
   
    • 45.3%

    • 41.2%

    • 33.3%

    • 41.7%

    • 78.6%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOUMIN
Total Rebounds4240
Offensive Rebounds97
Turnovers1220
Fast Break Pts:2110
Biggest Lead:175
Points in the Paint:4036
HOUMIN
pMartin   31Love   39
rbDalembert   15Love   11
aLowry   10Rubio   12
s2 players   3Rubio   3
bDalembert   2Milicic   1
 
  • 01/23 - HOU 107 @ MIN 92
  • 01/30 - MIN 120 @ HOU 108
  • 02/04 - HOU 91 @ MIN 100
  • 02/17 - MIN 111 @ HOU 98
Houston Rockets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF33:562-61-30-0+181454520005
L. ScolaF27:587-120-01-1-312313030015
S. DalembertC25:261-80-02-2+3213150201204
K. MartinG35:1710-214-107-8+402212120031
K. LowryG42:504-131-47-8+161910102340116
P. Patterson 18:246-100-01-4+1440405011013
G. Dragic 22:595-70-14-5+1202230300014
C. Lee 26:434-91-30-0+160001221009
J. Hill 06:270-00-00-0-50110200000
J. AdrienDNP - Coach's Decision
C. BudingerDNP - Coach's Decision
J. FlynnDNP - Coach's Decision
T. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24039-867-2122-28 933422023111231107
 45.3%33.3%78.6% team rebs: 10total to: 12
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. WilliamsF36:333-90-05-8-1116701040111
K. LoveF-C42:0413-195-58-10-14291113150039
D. MilicicC19:462-70-00-001231110114
L. RidnourG35:466-110-15-6-1003383220017
R. RubioG38:282-100-32-2-1903312435016
W. Ellington 33:442-110-20-0-170660411004
N. Pekovic 09:331-20-00-0+20110101002
A. Tolliver 13:220-30-10-0-30110101000
A. Randolph 10:444-80-01-1-33250211009
J. BareaDND - Sprained Left Ankle
M. BeasleyDND - Right Midfoot Sprain
W. JohnsonDND - Illness
M. LeeDND - Torn Meniscus Left Knee
Totals 24033-805-1221-27 7334022209201392
 41.2%41.7%77.8% team rebs: 14total to: 20

inactive

  • Rockets: Morris, Thabeet
  • Timberwolves: Miller, Webster

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #65 Sean Wright, #77 Karl Lane
  • Attendance: 16924
  • Duration: 2:09
Houston Rockets (11-7) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Milicic vs Dalembert (Milicic gains possession)
  11:46 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:45  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:29
[HOU 2-0]
 
  11:09 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:08 Team Rebound 
Scola Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:08  
  10:54 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:53  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:29 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:09 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:07  
Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:37
[MIN 2-2]
Milicic Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  09:30  
  09:27 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  09:15 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:15
[HOU 3-2]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:15
[HOU 4-2]
 
  09:02 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:02  
  09:02 Love Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:47  
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:42
[HOU 6-2]
 
  08:24 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (1 BLK) 
  08:23 Team Rebound 
  08:22 Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:21  
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  08:15
[HOU 8-2]
 
  08:04 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:02  
  07:59 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:59
[HOU 9-2]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:59
[HOU 10-2]
 
  07:51
[MIN 4-10]
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Milicic (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:23 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:21 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:17 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:16  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  07:09
[HOU 12-4]
 
  07:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:01 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  06:43
[MIN 6-12]
Love Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  06:30
[HOU 14-6]
 
  06:15 Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:14  
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST)  05:53  
  05:44
[MIN 8-14]
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  05:35 Ellington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:35  
Team Rebound  05:35  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:35
[HOU 15-8]
 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:26  
  05:26
[MIN 9-15]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:26
[MIN 10-15]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dalembert Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:54 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:53 Team Rebound 
Dalembert Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:53  
  04:45
[MIN 12-15]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
  04:26 Rubio Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:26  
Team Rebound  04:26  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:26
[HOU 16-12]
 
  04:06 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:05  
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Milicic (1 BLK)  03:53  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:52  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  03:44
[HOU 19-12]
 
  03:28 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:09 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:08  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  02:59
[HOU 21-12]
 
  02:43 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:42  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  02:28
[HOU 24-12]
 
  02:11
[MIN 14-24]
Love Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson  02:02  
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:51
[HOU 26-14]
 
Patterson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:41  
Patterson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[MIN 15-26]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:31  
  01:31 Milicic Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  01:31
[MIN 16-26]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  01:14
[HOU 28-16]
 
  01:00
[MIN 18-28]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dalembert Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:38.9 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Patterson Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  00:33.1  
  00:33.1
[MIN 19-28]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Patterson Substitution replaced by Scola  00:33.1  
  00:33.1 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:32.9  
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.9 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:02.6 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:01.9  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (11-7) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hill Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:40  
  11:28
[MIN 21-28]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:54
[MIN 23-28]
Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST)  10:48
[HOU 30-23]
 
  10:31 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:30  
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:23 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:16 Ellington Layup Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:15  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST)  10:10
[HOU 32-23]
 
  10:10 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  10:10
[HOU 33-23]
 
  10:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:04 Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  10:04 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  09:49 Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:39 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:32 Tolliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:58
[MIN 25-33]
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  08:40
[HOU 35-25]
 
  08:24
[MIN 28-35]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:49 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:47  
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
Team Rebound  07:27  
  07:27 Ellington Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  07:27 Love Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Martin  07:27  
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:10 Tolliver Layup Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:09  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Randolph (1 ST)  06:58  
  06:53
[MIN 30-35]
Randolph Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Martin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:34
[HOU 37-30]
 
  06:22
[MIN 32-37]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:52 Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  05:48
[HOU 39-32]
 
  05:33
[MIN 34-39]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Hill Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:33  
  05:33  
Hill Substitution replaced by Dalembert  05:33  
Scola Substitution replaced by Parsons  05:33  
  05:33
[MIN 35-39]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:00 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:59  
  04:50 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:50
[HOU 40-35]
 
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:50
[HOU 41-35]
 
  04:38 Tolliver Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:36  
Lee Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (7 AST)  04:28
[HOU 43-35]
 
  04:07 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:59 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:58 Team Rebound 
  03:58 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  03:58 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Love 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Scola  03:58  
  03:55
[MIN 37-43]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:25 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:13
[MIN 40-43]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
  02:54 Randolph Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Parsons  02:54  
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:54
[HOU 44-40]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:54
[HOU 45-40]
 
  02:40
[MIN 42-45]
Randolph Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST)  02:22
[HOU 48-42]
 
Lowry Violation:Kicked Ball  02:09  
  02:01 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:00  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  01:47
[HOU 50-42]
 
  01:21 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:19 Randolph Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  01:19 Randolph Tip Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:19  
  01:19 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:19
[HOU 51-42]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:19
[HOU 52-42]
 
  01:07
[MIN 44-52]
Ridnour Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.7 Team Rebound 
Scola Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:48.7  
  00:38.2
[MIN 47-52]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.9 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:25.9 Love Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST) 
  00:03.4 Randolph Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:03.4
[HOU 53-47]
 
Scola Substitution replaced by Dalembert  00:03.4  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:03.4
[HOU 54-47]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (11-7) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Milicic (1 ST)  11:45  
  11:37
[MIN 50-54]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Scola Running Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lowry (8 AST)  11:18
[HOU 56-50]
 
  10:54 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (2 BLK) 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  10:53  
Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  10:47  
Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:43  
  10:43
[MIN 51-56]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  10:43
[MIN 52-56]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  10:19 Ridnour Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:19  
  09:59 Milicic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  09:59
[HOU 57-52]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  09:59
[HOU 58-52]
 
  09:47
[MIN 54-58]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  09:33  
  09:27 Williams Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:15  
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  09:12  
Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:11  
  09:00
[MIN 56-58]
Milicic Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  08:41
[HOU 61-56]
 
  08:26 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  08:25  
  08:18 Rubio Violation:Kicked Ball 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Team Rebound 
  07:43 Milicic Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:42  
Dalembert Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:26
[MIN 58-61]
Love Slam Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:21  
Dalembert Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  07:03  
Dalembert Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:01  
Parsons Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:50  
  06:50
[MIN 59-61]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:50
[MIN 60-61]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:29 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  06:28  
Dalembert Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:11
[HOU 63-60]
 
  05:54 Williams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  05:53  
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ridnour (2 ST)  05:48  
  05:43
[MIN 62-63]
Love Slam Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Lowry Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  05:31  
Lowry Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  05:31  
  05:11 Milicic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:10  
Dalembert Layup Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Scola Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:55  
  04:55 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:55 Team Rebound 
Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson  04:55  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Dragic  04:55  
  04:55
[MIN 63-63]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  04:40
[HOU 65-63]
 
  04:30
[MIN 65-65]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Milicic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:58
[MIN 68-65]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Parsons Violation:Kicked Ball  03:22  
  03:16 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:12 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  03:11  
Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:43 Rubio Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  02:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
Martin Substitution replaced by Lee  02:43  
  02:43 Milicic Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:28  
Patterson Tip Shot: Missed  02:28  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  02:26  
Dalembert Tip Shot: Missed  02:26  
Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:24  
Patterson Tip Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:11
[MIN 70-65]
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST) 
  01:58 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:47
[HOU 67-70]
 
  01:25 Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:24  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:16
[HOU 69-70]
 
  01:16 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Lowry  01:16  
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:16
[HOU 70-70]
 
Dragic Violation:Kicked Ball  01:05  
  00:54.9 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lowry (2 ST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST)  00:47.6
[HOU 72-70]
 
Lee Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:33.0  
  00:33.0 Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.0 Team Rebound 
  00:33.0 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  00:33.0
[MIN 71-72]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (9 AST)  00:27.8
[HOU 74-71]
 
  00:08.9 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parsons (2 ST) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST)  00:02.2
[HOU 76-71]
 
  00:00.3 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  11:34
[HOU 79-71]
 
  11:15 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  11:14  
  11:10 Ellington Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Patterson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:10  
Team Rebound  11:10  
  11:10 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  11:10 Randolph Substitution replaced by Williams 
Patterson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:10  
  11:10 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  10:46 Love Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  10:46 Love Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  10:38 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  10:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:38
[HOU 80-71]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:38
[HOU 81-71]
 
  10:20 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:15
[HOU 83-71]
 
  10:09 Ellington Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  10:09 Rubio Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  10:02 Ellington Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:02  
Team Rebound  10:02  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:02
[HOU 84-71]
 
  09:50
[MIN 73-84]
Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:30  
  09:16 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:15  
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:01 Team Rebound 
Parsons Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:01  
Patterson Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  08:41  
  08:41
[MIN 74-84]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS) 
  08:41
[MIN 75-84]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:30
[HOU 87-75]
 
Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:11  
  08:11
[MIN 76-87]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:11
[MIN 77-87]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Lee Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:56
[HOU 89-77]
 
  07:45 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:44 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:42
[MIN 79-89]
Love Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS) 
Patterson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:26  
  07:18 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
  07:17 Ridnour Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Patterson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lowry (10 AST)  07:02
[HOU 91-79]
 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  06:43  
  06:43
[MIN 80-91]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  06:43 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  06:43
[MIN 81-91]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:33 Williams Violation:Kicked Ball 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Martin  06:33  
Lowry Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  06:14 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:07
[HOU 93-81]
 
Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:46  
  05:46  
  05:46 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:46 Team Rebound 
  05:46 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  05:46  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS)  05:29
[HOU 96-81]
 
Lowry Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:13  
  05:13
[MIN 82-96]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:13
[MIN 83-96]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:40
[MIN 85-96]
Love Jump Shot: Made (38 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:13 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:02  
Patterson Layup Shot: Missed  04:01  
Team Rebound  04:01  
  04:01 Rubio Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Patterson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:01  
Team Rebound  04:01  
Patterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:01
[HOU 97-85]
 
  03:51 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:50 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Patterson Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  03:50  
  03:50 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:50 Team Rebound 
  03:50
[MIN 86-97]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (39 PTS) 
Dragic Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:33
[HOU 99-86]
 
  03:13
[MIN 88-99]
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed  02:49  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:47  
Lowry Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:47
[HOU 101-88]
 
  02:33 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST) 
Dragic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:28
[HOU 103-88]
 
  02:27 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
  02:27 Love Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  02:27 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Randolph 
  02:17 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:16  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:52 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lowry (3 ST) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  01:34  
  01:33 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:22 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:17 Team Rebound 
  01:17 Jump Ball Randolph vs Patterson (Rubio gains possession) 
  01:12 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (1 BLK) 
  01:11 Team Rebound 
  01:03
[MIN 90-103]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Patterson Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  00:46.8  
Patterson Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:46.8
[HOU 105-90]
 
  00:35.9 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Dragic (3 ST) 
Martin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS)  00:13.9
[HOU 107-90]
 
  00:07.6
[MIN 92-107]
Ellington Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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34
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5th Northwest
26
40
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