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Notebook: Timberwolves 87, Spurs 79


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday January 28, 2012 12:11AM

THE FACTS: Ricky Rubio scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Timberwolves held San Antonio to one basket in the game's final seven minutes on Friday, helping Minnesota win for the fifth time in seven games with an 87-79 victory over the Spurs. Coupled with the Wolves' 10-point victory on Jan. 2, Minnesota has clinched the season series against the Spurs for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.

Kevin Love notched his 18th double-double of the season with 18 points and 16 rebounds, one of four Timberwolves to reach double digits. Tony Parker led all scorers with 20 points, but San Antonio's offense fizzled down the stretch.

Reserve guard Gary Neal hit a three-pointer with 3:33 to play that put the Spurs in front by two, 79-77. But San Antonio went 0-for-7 from that point and never scored again, as Rubio and Love led Minnesota on a decisive 10-0 run to close out the victory. The last time the Wolves beat San Antonio in consecutive games in the same season was in 2000.

QUOTABLE: "We had to do it before the Mayan calendar ran out."
-- Love on beating the Spurs in back-to-back games in the same season for the first time since 2000.

THE STAT: 50 -- Points in the paint by the Wolves, nearly double San Antonio's 26 and a reflection of how Minnesota forced the Spurs to repeatedly settle for outside shots.

TURNING POINT: The Timberwolves led by one point with just under six minutes to play when Rick Adelman returned his starting lineup to the floor and exhorted them to shut off the Spurs' scoring inside. From that point on, San Antonio made only one basket, a 3-point shot by Gary Neal, going 1-for-9 while the Wolves pulled away with two layups, two dunks and a couple of jumpers, going on a 12-5 run to the finish.

QUOTABLE II: "When I took off, I was going to lay it up, but I just kept going higher. I got so high, I was going to throw it down, but I got the T-Rex arms."
-- Minnesota forward Martell Webster, on missing a dunk during his first game back from back surgery.

HOT: It's a mark of how well Love has been playing lately that an 18-point, 16-rebound effort seems like a letdown. But Love had averaged 35 points and 11.5 rebounds in his last two games. Friday's effort was his NBA-leading 18th double-double of the season.

NOT: Spurs forward Tim Duncan was held to single-digits for the second straight game, scoring only nine points on 2-for-12 shooting, including 0-for-7 over the game's final 34 minutes. Duncan is 5-for-19 with 15 points over his last two games.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Three members of the Minnesota Twins' starting lineup -- third baseman Danny Valencia, and outfielders Ben Revere and Denard Span -- received ovations as they arrived at their seats near midcourt. ... Several Wolves fans carried signs reading "Four More Years," in recognition of Love signing a four-year, $60 million contract on Wednesday.

GOOD MOVE: When Darko Milicic came down with the flu Friday afternoon, coach Adelman decided to insert Nikola Pekovic into the starting lineup for the first time this year, and assigned him to guard Duncan. Pekovic committed five fouls, but pushed Duncan into one of his worst games of the season, a 2-for-12 shooting night, and 0-for-3 in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the second-year center scored 14 points and matched Duncan's 10 rebounds for just the second double-double of his career.

BAD MOVE: With neither team able to pull away through three quarters, point guard Tony Parker tried to shoot the Spurs to victory, taking seven of San Antonio's 18 field-goal attempts in the fourth quarter. But he attacked the basket for only two of the shots, making both; the other five were from long range, where he went 1-for-5 in the period as the Spurs managed only 15 fourth-quarter points.

ROOKIE WATCH: Rubio was his usual passing-wizard self, piling up 10 assists, including an amazing no-look wraparound toss to Love for a dunk. It marked the fourth straight game Rubio reached double-digits in assists. But Rubio also broke out of a shooting slump by going 7-for-12 from the field for 18 points; the rookie was 13-for-57 (.223) in his previous five games.

NOTABLE: Michael Beasley played for the first time since Jan. 6, coming off the bench to score seven points on 3-for-11 shooting in 22 minutes. Beasley missed 11 games with a sprained left foot. Adelman said it's too early to tell whether Beasley will reclaim his starting role. ... Guard Luke Ridnour was 2-for-8 for five points after sitting out Wednesday's victory in Dallas with a sore knee. ... Webster scored three points, making his only 3-point try, in his first game back from September back surgery. ... Center Brad Miller dressed for the first time this season, having been cleared to play after May knee surgery, but he did not see action. ... San Antonio rookie Kawhi Leonard's scoring slump continued; he went just 1-for-4 from the floor for two points. After scoring in double figures in six straight games midway through January, the starting guard has been held under 10 in his last six outings, and has made only 10-of-32 (.313) shots in that span.

UP NEXT: For the Spurs, Sunday @ Dallas, Monday @ Memphis, Wednesday vs. Rockets. For the Timberwolves, Sunday vs. Lakers, Monday @ Houston, Wednesday vs. Pacers.

SAS
MIN
   
    • 41.3%

    • 43.9%

    • 43.8%

    • 22.2%

    • 90.9%

    • 72.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SASMIN
Total Rebounds3446
Offensive Rebounds210
Turnovers129
Fast Break Pts:411
Biggest Lead:88
Points in the Paint:2650
SASMIN
pParker   202 players   18
rbDuncan   10Love   16
aDuncan   4Rubio   10
sLeonard   2Ridnour   3
bDuncan   4Johnson   1
 
  • 01/02 - SAS 96 @ MIN 106
  • 01/27 - SAS 79 @ MIN 87
  • 03/21 - MIN 100 @ SAS 116
San Antonio Spurs (8-2)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
R. JeffersonF37:064-92-50-0-1005512011010
T. DuncanF32:302-120-05-6-519104102419
D. BlairC15:220-20-00-0+30223101000
K. LeonardF-G20:341-40-00-0-50220221002
T. ParkerG36:459-191-21-1+103332030020
T. Splitter 27:135-70-02-2-1616733122012
D. Green 13:361-30-00-0-10441402102
C. Joseph 11:151-30-00-0-90001110002
G. Neal 24:444-91-30-000001010009
M. Bonner 20:554-73-62-2+201101000013
J. AndersonDNP - Coach's Decision
M. ThomasDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24031-757-1610-11 2323417175128179
 41.3%43.8%90.9% team rebs: 4total to: 12
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G24:053-70-20-0+81451000106
K. LoveF-C37:416-130-16-7+102141601110218
N. PekovicC33:237-130-00-2+11641025110314
L. RidnourG32:472-80-01-1+70223131005
R. RubioG41:577-121-23-4+10044100020018
M. Beasley 21:343-110-11-2-10442001027
W. Ellington 18:171-40-02-200000011004
A. Randolph 05:250-10-00-0-30000210000
D. Williams 18:546-100-20-0-412301020012
M. Webster 05:571-31-10-0+20220000013
D. MilicicDND - Illness
B. MillerDNP - Coach's Decision
A. TolliverDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24036-822-913-18 1036461810791887
 43.9%22.2%72.2% team rebs: 12total to: 10

inactive

  • Spurs: Ford, Ginobili
  • Timberwolves: Barea, Lee

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #7 Kevin Fehr, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 16699
  • Duration: 1:58
San Antonio Spurs (12-8) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-10)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Duncan (Rubio gains possession)
  11:45 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blair (1 AST)  11:25
[SAS 2-0]
 
  11:11 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:39 Pekovic Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:15 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:06 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST) 
Blair Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:40 Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Blair (2 AST)  09:19
[SAS 5-0]
 
  09:02 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:00 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:58
[MIN 2-5]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Blair Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  08:43  
  08:21 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:20  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  08:03
[SAS 7-2]
 
Leonard Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:46  
  07:39 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:38  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Blair (3 AST)  07:24
[SAS 10-2]
 
  07:10
[MIN 4-10]
Johnson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  06:49  
  06:44
[MIN 6-10]
Johnson Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:10 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK) 
  06:09 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:07 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:06  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:47 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:39  
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter  05:39  
Leonard Substitution replaced by Green  05:39  
  05:39
[MIN 7-10]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:39 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:39  
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:22
[SAS 12-7]
 
  05:03 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
  05:02 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:59
[MIN 9-12]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Green Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:49  
Green Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:49  
Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:32  
  04:32 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:32 Team Rebound 
  04:32 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Green Substitution replaced by Joseph  04:32  
Parker Substitution replaced by Neal  04:32  
  04:32
[MIN 10-12]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:19
[SAS 14-10]
 
  04:06 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:05  
Splitter Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Neal (1 AST)  03:53
[SAS 16-10]
 
  03:34 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:33 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:31 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Joseph (1 ST) 
Blair Jump Hook Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:09
[MIN 12-16]
Love Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Blair Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:09  
Blair Substitution replaced by Duncan  03:09  
  03:09
[MIN 13-16]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Neal Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:55
[SAS 18-13]
 
  02:33
[MIN 15-18]
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Splitter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  02:21  
  02:05
[MIN 17-18]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:49  
Splitter Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:47
[SAS 20-17]
 
  01:29
[MIN 19-20]
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:56.9 Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (3 BLK) 
  00:56.3 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Joseph Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:55.9  
  00:55.9 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:55.9 Team Rebound 
  00:55.9 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  00:55.9 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:55.9  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.8  
  00:32.9 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:27.0
[MIN 21-20]
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Joseph (1 AST)  00:05.5
[SAS 22-21]
 
  00:01.3 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (12-8) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-10)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
Team Rebound  11:42  
Neal Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  11:39
[SAS 24-21]
 
  11:23
[MIN 23-24]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Neal 3pt Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Team Rebound 
Splitter Substitution replaced by Bonner  11:07  
  10:51 Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:50  
  10:42 Randolph Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Duncan Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:30
[SAS 26-23]
 
  10:16 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (2 ST) 
Neal Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:01 Team Rebound 
  09:51
[MIN 25-26]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (2 ST)  09:35  
  09:23 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Neal (1 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  09:16
[SAS 29-25]
 
  08:59 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:58  
  08:53 Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:53  
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:17 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Duncan Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:32 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:30  
Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Randolph (1 ST)  07:20  
  07:02 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:01 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:00
[MIN 27-29]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  06:35 Randolph Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:35
[SAS 30-27]
 
  06:35 Randolph Substitution replaced by Love 
Neal Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:35  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Splitter  06:35  
Parker Substitution replaced by Joseph  06:35  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:35
[SAS 31-27]
 
  06:19 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:18  
Joseph Layup Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Duncan Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  05:57  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:57 Beasley Substitution replaced by Webster 
  05:57 Ellington Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Bonner  05:57  
  05:57
[MIN 28-31]
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  05:51
[MIN 30-31]
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Splitter Running Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:33
[SAS 33-30]
 
  05:18
[MIN 32-33]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Leonard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (3 ST)  04:56  
  04:42
[MIN 34-33]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Joseph Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bonner Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:17  
  04:17
[MIN 35-33]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:17
[MIN 36-33]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:17  
Leonard Substitution replaced by Green  04:17  
Joseph Substitution replaced by Parker  04:17  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Splitter (1 AST)  04:02
[SAS 36-36]
 
  03:40 Williams Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:39  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Team Rebound 
  02:57 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:56  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:50
[SAS 38-36]
 
  02:33 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  02:20 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:20
[SAS 39-36]
 
  02:20 Williams Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:20
[SAS 40-36]
 
  02:03 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Splitter Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:01  
  01:57 Webster Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:56  
Parker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  01:52
[SAS 42-36]
 
  01:39 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  01:29 Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:27  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:11 Team Rebound 
  00:52.5
[MIN 39-42]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.8 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:26.9 Webster Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  00:25.9 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  00:25.0 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Splitter (1 BLK) 
  00:23.5 Team Rebound 
  00:23.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:10.6
[MIN 41-42]
Rubio Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.4 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (12-8) Minnesota Timberwolves (9-10)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:30
[MIN 43-42]
Love Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST)  11:13
[SAS 44-43]
 
  10:53
[MIN 45-44]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  10:23
[MIN 47-44]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  09:54 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:53  
Leonard Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:30
[MIN 49-44]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:29  
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:15
[SAS 46-49]
 
  09:01
[MIN 51-46]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Neal  08:53  
  08:39 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:39
[SAS 47-51]
 
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:39  
Team Rebound  08:37  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  08:19
[MIN 53-47]
Pekovic Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Duncan (4 AST)  07:58
[SAS 50-53]
 
  07:40 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:39 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
Jefferson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:39  
  07:28 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:27  
Neal Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:13
[SAS 52-53]
 
  06:54 Ridnour Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:53  
Neal Jump Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:34 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:24 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:23  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:50 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  05:49  
  05:29 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:29
[SAS 53-53]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Green  05:29  
Blair Substitution replaced by Splitter  05:29  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:29
[SAS 54-53]
 
  05:17 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:17  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
Splitter Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:53  
  04:53
[MIN 54-54]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Joseph  04:53  
  04:53 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  04:53
[MIN 55-54]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Splitter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:35  
  04:35 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Green Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  04:20  
  04:20 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:20 Team Rebound 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Bonner  04:20  
  04:20 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:20
[MIN 56-54]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Neal Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:52 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:51  
Green Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  03:29
[MIN 58-54]
Rubio Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Splitter (2 AST)  03:09
[SAS 56-58]
 
  02:57
[MIN 60-56]
Love Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
Splitter Foul: Personal (3 PF)  02:25  
  02:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:14 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:13  
Joseph Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:02
[SAS 58-60]
 
  01:44
[MIN 62-58]
Love Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Splitter Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  01:25
[SAS 60-62]
 
  01:08
[MIN 64-60]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Splitter Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:51.2
[SAS 62-64]
 
  00:30.9 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:28.4  
Joseph Substitution replaced by Parker  00:28.4  
Bonner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  00:05.1
[SAS 64-64]
 
  00:00.4 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Splitter (2 BLK) 
  11:47 Team Rebound 
  11:42 Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Splitter (1 ST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  11:29
[SAS 67-64]
 
  11:13
[MIN 66-67]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
Green Foul: Personal (4 PF)  10:56  
  10:42 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:41  
Splitter Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:13
[MIN 68-67]
Williams Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Parker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  09:55  
  09:41 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:39  
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST)  09:20  
  09:17
[MIN 70-67]
Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:17  
Green Substitution replaced by Leonard  09:17  
Splitter Substitution replaced by Duncan  09:17  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:44
[MIN 73-67]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (2 AST) 
  08:34 Pekovic Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:28
[SAS 69-73]
 
  08:03
[MIN 75-69]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:50
[SAS 71-75]
 
  07:29 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:28  
Jefferson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  07:27  
  07:16 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:16  
Parker Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:06
[SAS 73-75]
 
  07:06 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
  07:06 Williams Substitution replaced by Love 
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  07:06
[SAS 74-75]
 
  06:46 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:45  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:23 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:11 Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:10  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:54 Team Rebound 
  05:54  
Leonard Substitution replaced by Neal  05:54  
Bonner Substitution replaced by Splitter  05:54  
  05:54 Beasley Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  05:54 Ellington Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  05:32 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:30  
Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:52 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (4 BLK) 
Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:49  
Duncan Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:36  
Duncan Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:36  
  04:23
[MIN 77-74]
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
  04:04 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Splitter Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:04
[SAS 75-77]
 
Splitter Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:04
[SAS 76-77]
 
  03:51 Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:50  
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Splitter (3 AST)  03:33
[SAS 79-77]
 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:18  
  03:18
[MIN 78-79]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:18
[MIN 79-79]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Parker Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:54 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  02:42
[MIN 81-79]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Splitter Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:13  
  02:13 Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) 
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  01:59  
  01:58 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:45
[MIN 83-79]
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:13 Ridnour Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.8 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:13) 
  00:37.3
[MIN 85-79]
Love Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:37.3  
  00:37.3 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Ellington 
Neal 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Parker Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:19.2  
Jefferson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:18.3  
  00:18.3
[MIN 86-79]
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:18.3
[MIN 87-79]
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:11.7 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:14) 
End of 4th Quarter
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40
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