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Notebook: Wolves 120, Rockets 108


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Monday January 30, 2012 11:34PM

THE FACTS: With Michael Beasley healthy again and regaining his form, rookie Ricky Rubio developing with each game and Kevin Love being, well, Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves may have discovered their own "Big Three."

Beasley scored a season-high 34 points off the bench, Love added 29 points and seven rebounds and Rubio chipped in with 18 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to lead Minnesota past the Houston Rockets, 120-108, on Monday at Toyota Center. The Wolves' trio shot a combined 26-for-39 (66.7 percent) while tearing holes through Houston's defense, which allowed opponent season highs in shooting percentage and points.

Kevin Martin poured in a team-high 29 points on 9-for-15 shooting in his return from a two-game absence (inflammation in right heel) to lead the Rockets (12-9), who had won nine of their last 10 games and 15 of their last 16 meetings with the Wolves (10-11).

QUOTABLE: "I've seen Beas [Beasley] score in a couple games like that. ... One thing we're trying to build with him is a consistency. He was focused tonight. Me and Beas came in early today and got our work done, and I just wanted to help him with focus, because I think when he's focused he can't be stopped. ... He did all the work, but I just wanted to help him get in a zone."
-- Minnesota guard Martell Webster on Beasley's potential.

THE STAT: The Wolves became just the second Rockets opponent in the last 14 games to connect on at least 46 percent of its field-goal attempts, shooting a season-best 58.1 percent (43-for-74) overall. This was certainly a great way for Minnesota to bounce back after a dismal 38.5 percent (40-for-104) effort in Sunday's loss to the Lakers.

TURNING POINT: The Wolves buried the Rockets with a franchise-record 42-point third quarter on 62.5 percent shooting (15-for-24), including a 4-for-7 effort from 3-point range. After handing out only six assists in the first half, Minnesota started to work the ball around the court more and pushed the tempo off six Houston turnovers en route to eight third-period assists. The Rockets' defense showed little resistance throughout this game, but it looked particularly lethargic coming out of the break.

QUOTABLE II: "We never found anything defensively that we could hang our hat on. ... It just felt like one of those games where we were stuck in the mud."
-- Houston head coach Kevin McHale.

GOOD MOVE: After spending the first half distributing the ball to his teammates, Rubio attacked the basket with aggression and looked for his shot in the third period. The adjustment paid off for Minnesota and Rubio, who scored 12 points on 4-for-4 shooting and dished out five assists during the Wolves' third-quarter onslaught.

HOT: Beasley has rounded back into shape quickly after missing 11 games due to a right mid-foot sprain, scoring at least 15 points in back-to-back contests. After tying the Wolves' franchise-record for scoring off the bench (34 points) on 10-for-14 shooting (12-for-12 at the free-throw line) to go with three rebounds and one steal Monday, Beasley is averaging 24.5 points on 17-for-29 (58.6 percent) shooting, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals over his last two contests

QUOTABLE III: "No disrespect to [Rockets guard] Courtney Lee, but he's like a foot shorter than me."
-- Beasley on Lee, who simply was outmatched when attempting to defend Beasley in the post.

NOT: Houston's 3-point-shooting woes continued Monday as the Rockets shot a mediocre 7-for-19 from long distance. Houston has drained only 31.2 percent (24-for-77) of its attempts from beyond the arc over its last four games, failing to eclipse the 37-percent mark in all of these contests.

BAD MOVE: In the first quarter, Rockets forward Luis Scola was falling out of bounds underneath Houston's basket when he threw the basketball against Love to avoid a turnover. The only problem was that the ball inadvertently smacked against Love's groin area, knocking the All-Star forward to the floor for a couple moments in what was one of the most painful hustle plays of this season.

NOTABLE: Minnesota played without starting center Darko Milicic (illness), who has low potassium levels and did not travel with the team. Wolves guard J.J. Barea traveled with the team but remains sidelined as he recovers from a strained left hamstring. ... Minnesota has won two games in a row at Toyota Center. ... Love failed to record a double-double for only the second time in 21 games this season. ... The Wolves improved to 4-1 on the road against Western-Conference foes. ... Minnesota won for the first time this season (1-6) when allowing at least 100 points. ... Houston fell to 0-6 when its opponent connects on at least 50 percent of its shots. ... Houston lost for the first time this season (7-1) when scoring at least 100 points. ... Martin has netted at least 25 points in five consecutive games.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Wednesday vs. Indiana, Friday @ New Jersey, Saturday vs. Houston. For the Rockets, Wednesday @ San Antonio, Friday vs. Phoenix, Saturday @ Minnesota.

MIN
HOU
   
    • 58.1%

    • 47.1%

    • 35.3%

    • 36.8%

    • 90.3%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MINHOU
Total Rebounds4034
Offensive Rebounds711
Turnovers1811
Fast Break Pts:615
Biggest Lead:169
Points in the Paint:5844
MINHOU
pBeasley   34Martin   29
rbRubio   8Dalembert   8
aRubio   11Dragic   9
sLove   2Martin   3
bWebster   2Dalembert   4
 
  • 01/23 - HOU 107 @ MIN 92
  • 01/30 - MIN 120 @ HOU 108
  • 02/04 - HOU 91 @ MIN 100
  • 02/17 - MIN 111 @ HOU 98
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G20:202-70-20-0+80330216014
K. LoveF-C35:4310-152-47-8+2025702210029
N. PekovicC18:494-60-00-0+144370302018
L. RidnourG34:585-110-31-1-504452010011
R. RubioG37:476-102-34-4+22088111130018
A. Randolph 14:092-30-01-2-70330100005
M. Beasley 32:2810-142-312-12+412311120234
W. Ellington 09:351-30-12-3-60000000004
D. Williams 06:460-10-00-0-80000100010
M. Webster 22:133-40-11-1+120331513207
B. Miller 01:410-00-00-0+60000000000
A. Tolliver 05:310-00-00-000220300100
D. MilicicNWT - Illness
Totals 24043-746-1728-31 73340182161835120
 58.1%35.3%90.3% team rebs: 5total to: 18
Houston Rockets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF33:034-101-10-2-141012310019
L. ScolaF20:052-80-04-6-80113103008
S. DalembertC27:522-50-02-2-194481311406
K. MartinG34:009-154-67-11-1611213330029
K. LowryG25:365-100-11-1-1422432220211
J. Hill 13:034-60-00-0+80550100008
C. Lee 21:493-71-32-2+20221501009
C. Budinger 20:325-91-42-2+513440110013
G. Dragic 23:452-100-43-400229310007
P. Patterson 20:154-50-00-0-42350200108
J. AdrienDNP - Coach's Decision
J. FlynnDNP - Coach's Decision
T. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24040-857-1921-30 112334242391153108
 47.1%36.8%70.0% team rebs: 9total to: 12

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Barea, Lee
  • Rockets: Morris, Thabeet

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Adelman
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #30 John Goble, #68 Marat Kogut
  • Attendance: 14264
  • Duration: 2:11
Minnesota Timberwolves (10-11) Houston Rockets (12-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dalembert vs Pekovic (Martin gains possession)
  11:44 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  11:38  
  11:28 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:12
[MIN 2-0]
 
  10:52 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:49  
Pekovic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  10:34
[MIN 4-0]
 
  10:12 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:11  
  09:52 Dalembert Violation:Kicked Ball 
Love Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:47
[MIN 6-0]
 
  09:30 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:29  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:10 Dalembert Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:10 Dalembert Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:49  
  08:46 Scola Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pekovic Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:38  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:38  
  08:26
[HOU 2-6]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:21  
  08:10
[HOU 4-6]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:57  
  07:42 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:40  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:32 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:23  
  07:23
[HOU 5-6]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Randolph  07:23  
  07:23 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:22  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:05
[MIN 8-5]
 
Johnson Violation:Kicked Ball  06:58  
  06:53
[HOU 7-8]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
  06:39 Lowry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Johnson Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:31
[MIN 10-7]
 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:18  
  06:18 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:18 Team Rebound 
  06:18
[HOU 8-10]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:10 Team Rebound 
  06:00 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:59  
  05:49 Dalembert Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  05:49
[MIN 11-8]
 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:27 Parsons Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:25 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:25
[HOU 10-11]
Dalembert Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  05:08 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:08  
Team Rebound  05:08  
  05:08 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Hill 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:08
[MIN 12-10]
 
Randolph Violation:Defensive Goaltending  05:00  
  05:00
[HOU 12-12]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST)  04:43  
  04:40 Lowry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Johnson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  04:27  
Johnson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:27  
  04:13
[HOU 14-12]
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 14-14]
 
  03:43 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:41 Parsons Layup Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:38  
  03:29 Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:29
[MIN 15-14]
 
  03:29 Martin Substitution replaced by Lee 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley  03:29  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:29
[MIN 16-14]
 
  03:14
[HOU 16-16]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:49 Parsons Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Ellington  02:49  
Randolph Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF)  02:35  
  02:35
[HOU 17-16]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:35
[HOU 18-16]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:21
[MIN 18-18]
 
  02:01 Scola Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:45 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:41
[HOU 20-18]
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:19
[HOU 22-18]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  00:59.9
[MIN 20-22]
 
  00:49.4
[HOU 24-20]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Ellington Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:36.8
[MIN 22-24]
 
  00:36.8 Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
  00:36.8 Lowry Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  00:36.8 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:36.8
[MIN 23-24]
 
  00:23.9 Hill Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:22.9  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  00:02.9
[MIN 26-24]
 
  00:00.0 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (10-11) Houston Rockets (12-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:45
[MIN 28-24]
 
  11:31
[HOU 26-28]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
  11:13 Patterson Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:13
[MIN 29-26]
 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:58
[HOU 28-29]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (1 BLK)  10:43  
  10:41 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:24
[HOU 30-29]
Hill Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:10
[MIN 31-30]
 
  09:50
[HOU 32-31]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:32
[MIN 33-32]
 
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  09:10  
  09:10
[HOU 33-33]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:10
[HOU 34-33]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  08:55  
  08:51
[HOU 36-33]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Budinger (3 AST) 
  08:25 Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  08:25  
  08:25 Lee Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:25
[MIN 34-36]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:25
[MIN 35-36]
 
  08:14
[HOU 38-35]
Budinger Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:03 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:58 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
  07:54 Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:54
[MIN 36-38]
 
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:37 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:29 Patterson Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:28  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:00
[HOU 40-36]
Patterson Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Randolph Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  06:32
[MIN 38-40]
 
Williams Violation:Kicked Ball  06:17  
  06:17 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
  06:11
[HOU 42-38]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:37
[HOU 44-38]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Webster  05:14  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Rubio  05:14  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Love  05:14  
Williams Substitution replaced by Pekovic  05:14  
  05:14 Dragic Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  05:05
[HOU 47-38]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Team Rebound 
  04:30 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:29  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  04:19
[MIN 41-47]
 
  04:05 Parsons Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:05  
  04:05 Hill Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  04:05 Hill Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:48
[MIN 43-47]
 
  03:31 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:28  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:24  
  03:11
[HOU 49-43]
Martin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Beasley Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  03:01  
  03:01 Patterson Substitution replaced by Scola 
Webster Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Adelman Technical  02:43  
  02:43
[HOU 50-43]
Martin Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  02:37 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Webster (1 ST) 
Webster Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:35
[MIN 45-50]
 
  02:35 Martin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:35
[MIN 46-50]
 
  02:26 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:19
[HOU 52-46]
Dalembert Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF)  01:41  
  01:41
[HOU 53-46]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Miller  01:41  
  01:41
[HOU 54-46]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:28 Dalembert Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Webster Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:28
[MIN 48-54]
 
  01:12 Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
  01:06 Dalembert Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Rubio Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  01:06
[MIN 50-54]
 
  00:46.2
[HOU 56-50]
Lowry Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:37.4
[MIN 52-56]
 
  00:26.9 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:25.9  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:04.5  
Love Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:04.5
[MIN 54-56]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (10-11) Houston Rockets (12-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  11:45
[MIN 57-56]
 
  11:25
[HOU 58-57]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (1 BLK)  11:07  
  11:04 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:00 Parsons Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Team Rebound 
  10:57 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:56  
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:47
[MIN 59-58]
 
  10:28 Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:03
[HOU 60-59]
Martin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  09:50 Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:41  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:41
[MIN 61-60]
 
  09:28 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:26  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  09:14
[MIN 63-60]
 
  08:53 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  08:39
[MIN 66-60]
 
  08:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:28
[HOU 62-66]
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:28  
  08:28
[HOU 63-66]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:12
[MIN 68-63]
 
  08:05
[HOU 66-68]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Johnson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Lowry (2 ST)  07:45  
Johnson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  07:42  
  07:42
[HOU 68-68]
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (2 BLK)  07:28  
Team Rebound  07:27  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:07  
  07:07 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:07 Team Rebound 
  07:07 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:06  
Love Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  06:53
[MIN 70-68]
 
  06:38 Scola Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:37  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  06:25
[MIN 73-68]
 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  06:19  
  06:19
[HOU 69-73]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  06:19 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
  06:19
[HOU 70-73]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:13
[MIN 75-70]
 
  06:01 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST)  05:57  
  05:46
[HOU 72-75]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Martin (3 ST)  05:41  
  05:38 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:38  
  05:28 Patterson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 76-72]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 77-72]
 
  05:11
[HOU 75-77]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  04:59 Lowry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:59
[MIN 78-75]
 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Beasley  04:59  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Webster  04:59  
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:59
[MIN 79-75]
 
  04:44 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:43  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  04:26
[MIN 82-75]
 
Webster Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:22  
  04:22 Lowry Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  04:10
[HOU 77-82]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dalembert (1 AST) 
  03:53 Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:53
[MIN 83-77]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:53
[MIN 84-77]
 
  03:44 Martin Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:44 Martin Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (3 BLK)  03:27  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:25  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (4 BLK)  03:24  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:23  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  03:23  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:22  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:21
[MIN 86-77]
 
  03:05 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:04  
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:52
[MIN 88-77]
 
  02:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:45 Patterson Substitution replaced by Lee 
  02:33 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST) 
Webster Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  02:28
[MIN 90-77]
 
  02:17
[HOU 79-90]
Dragic Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  02:04 Parsons Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:04
[MIN 91-79]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Tolliver  02:04  
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  02:04
[MIN 92-79]
 
  01:53 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:52  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:35
[MIN 94-79]
 
Tolliver Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[HOU 80-94]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:21  
  01:21 Martin Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  01:21
[HOU 81-94]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST)  01:05
[MIN 96-81]
 
  00:45.9 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (1 BLK) 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:43.7  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.5 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:08.9 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Webster (1 BLK) 
  00:06.7 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:05.4 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Webster (2 BLK) 
  00:05.4 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:05.4 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:49 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:48 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Tolliver Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:47  
  11:38
[HOU 84-96]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Webster Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  11:20  
Webster Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:20  
Tolliver Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF)  11:13  
  11:13 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:13 Team Rebound 
  11:13 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:11  
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:00
[MIN 98-84]
 
  10:40
[HOU 87-98]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:19 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:15 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:13  
Johnson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (5 TO)  10:06  
  09:56 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:55  
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  09:32
[MIN 100-87]
 
  09:10 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:05 Dragic Hook Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:03  
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  08:49  
  08:36 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:34  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:33  
  08:33 Parsons Substitution replaced by Martin 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:33  
Tolliver Substitution replaced by Love  08:33  
  08:21 Lee Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  08:14 Dragic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  08:14
[MIN 101-87]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  08:14
[MIN 102-87]
 
  07:58
[HOU 89-102]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (7 AST) 
  07:37 Lee Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  07:37
[MIN 103-89]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  07:37
[MIN 104-89]
 
  07:24 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:01 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:58  
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:25
[HOU 92-104]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
  06:07 Lee Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS)  06:07
[MIN 105-92]
 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  06:07
[MIN 106-92]
 
  05:57
[HOU 94-106]
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  05:42
[MIN 108-94]
 
  05:27 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:26  
Love Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  05:04
[MIN 110-94]
 
  04:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:55 Patterson Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
  04:40 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:38 Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:34 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:32  
Webster Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dalembert (1 ST)  04:31  
Webster Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  04:30  
  04:30
[HOU 95-110]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:30
[HOU 96-110]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:52 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  03:51  
Love Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  03:33
[MIN 112-96]
 
  03:19
[HOU 99-112]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Dragic (8 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  02:59 Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Beasley Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:54  
  02:54  
  02:54
[HOU 100-112]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  02:54 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:53  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  02:33  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:32  
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  02:18  
  02:14
[HOU 102-112]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Budinger (4 AST) 
  01:48 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  01:48
[MIN 113-102]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  01:48
[MIN 114-102]
 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:37  
  01:37 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:37 Team Rebound 
  01:37
[HOU 103-114]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  01:18 Dragic Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:18
[MIN 115-103]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:18
[MIN 116-103]
 
  01:11
[HOU 105-116]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dragic (9 AST) 
Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:05  
Love Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:03  
  01:03 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:03 Team Rebound 
  01:03
[HOU 106-116]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST)  00:41.2
[MIN 118-106]
 
  00:35.9 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:34.9 Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:34.9 Dalembert Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:34.4 Dalembert Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Webster Foul: Shooting (5 PF)  00:34.4  
  00:34.4
[HOU 107-118]
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:34.4
[HOU 108-118]
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST)  00:18.7
[MIN 120-108]
 
  00:11.9 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:11.3  
End of 4th Quarter
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