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Notebook: Timberwolves 86, Kings 84


Posted Wednesday February 8, 2012 12:26AM

By Phil Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Nikola Pekovic
scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds Tuesday, and Michael Beasley added 17 points off the bench, helping the Timberwolves survive without suspended All-Star Kevin Love for an 86-84 victory over the Kings in Minneapolis. Marcus Thornton scored 22 points to help Sacramento rally from a 15-point deficit, but Donte Green missed a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded that would have extended the Kings' winning streak to four games.

Instead, it's the Timberwolves, above .500 for the first time at 13-12, who are enjoying a streak, now three straight wins and six in their last eight games, despite playing without Love. The All-Star forward, who ranks fourth in the league in scoring (25.0 points per game) and second in rebounding (13.7) was suspended Monday for stepping on Rockets forward Luis Scola's face during Saturday's victory.

Derrick Williams started in Love's place and scored 14 points, one off his career high, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds to play. Ricky Rubio helped the Wolves get off to a quick start, piling up eight assists as the Wolves took a 31-16 lead. Rubio matched his career high of 14 assists for the game. But the Kings, who rallied from 19 points down to beat New Orleans on Monday, chipped away at Minnesota's lead. Ultimately, however, they could not overcome a 37.8 percent shooting night, including DeMarcus Cousins' 3-for-13 effort.

QUOTABLE: "Great shot Rook!"
-- Love, via Twitter (@kevinlove), after rookie Derrick Williams broke an 82-82 tie by nailing a 3-pointer from the right corner with 56.8 seconds left. Love was at home watching the game on TV while serving his two-game suspension

THE STAT: 4:00 -- First-quarter minutes played by Cousins before sitting down with two fouls and an 0-for-3 start to the night. The poor start visibly frustrated Cousins, who never got into an offensive rhythm and followed up Monday's 28-point performance in New Orleans with only 10 points against the Wolves.

TURNING POINT: Pekovic watched video of Cousins' 28-point Monday-night performance against New Orleans before Tuesday's game, and told himself to set a physical tone immediately against the mercurial Kings center. When he did so, Cousins answered back, and picked up quick fouls: two of them in the first four minutes, another before halftime, five for the game. Cousins spent much of the game shaking his head and complaining to the officials, and thus distracted, managed to miss 10 of the 13 shots he took from the floor. Not until the game's final two minutes, when Cousins twice drew shooting fouls against Pekovic, did Cousins, who finished with only 10 points, appear confident against the Wolves' big man.

QUOTABLE II: "He's going to want to be a point guard now. All those big guys want to handle the ball."
-- Wolves coach Rick Adelman, on Pekovic's steal and length-of-the-floor fast break for a layup

HOT: Jimmer Fredette scored 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting, but all five baskets -- three 3-pointers, a 20-foot jumper and a fast-break layup -- came in a 5:09 span of the fourth quarter, the sort of instant offense that made Fredette famous at BYU. The Kings' rookie guard also contributed three assists and two steals in 17 total minutes.

NOT: Sacramento reserve forward Donte Greene saw action for the first time in four games, but the layoff didn't help his shooting slump. Green was 3-for-8 from the field, and missed a rushed attempt at a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. That brings Greene's success rate from the field to 30.0 percent (9-for-30) since Jan. 23, and 1-for-10 from 3-point range.

GOOD MOVE: Derrick Williams had frustrated Adelman with a lack of focus on defense, and his seven-point, 3-for-8 offensive contribution through three quarters had been fairly nondescript. The rookie started the fourth quarter on the bench, and appeared likely to remain there as the Kings slowly fought back from a double-digit deficit. But with 4:13 to play, Adelman inserted Williams into the game again and the rookie took advantage. He got a basket for a layup on the first possession, then got fouled on each of the next two, making a free throw each time. And with the score tied in the final minute, Williams confidently shot an open jumper from the corner, providing the winning points.

BAD MOVE: The Wolves' final possession ended with a Rubio miss, giving Sacramento the ball with 8.5 seconds left. But rather than call timeout, the Kings chose to push the ball up the floor and improvise a play, and the result was a mess -- and a missed opportunity. The Kings quickly fed Cousins on the right baseline, but when he spun toward the lane, Rubio and Williams were there to help Pekovic defend the shot. Cousins chose to pass, but fumbled the ball toward the right corner, where Greene scooped it up and rushed a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded, a shot that bounced off the front of the rim.

ROOKIE WATCH: Williams made his first start as a pro at his natural power-forward position, and while he didn't provide the offensive presence of Love, he came within one point of his career high, scoring 14 on 5-for-10 shooting, and matched his career-best in rebounds with 14. Even better, his 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds remaining broke a tie game and put the Wolves in front for good.

NOTABLE: The loss snapped Sacramento's three-game winning streak, their first since last March. ... Minnesota's three-game winning streak is its second of the season. The Wolves had not posted a pair of three-game streaks in the same season since 2008-09. ... Love, suspended two games for stepping on Houston forward Luis Scola's face during Saturday's victory over the Rockets, rode a stationary bike during the Timberwolves' shootaround Tuesday morning, watching his teammates practice. Since he cannot be in the arena during the game, Love will not travel with the team to Memphis for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies. ... Minnesota center Darko Milicic missed his second straight game, this time with a sprained ankle, according to Adelman. ... Wolves second-round pick Malcolm Lee, who has yet to play an NBA game after undergoing left knee surgery in December, has been assigned to Sioux Falls of the NBA Developmental League. Lee is expected to play several games to regain game shape before returning to Minnesota.

UP NEXT: For the Kings, Thursday vs. Oklahoma City, Saturday vs. Phoenix, Tuesday @ Chicago. For the Timberwolves, Wednesday @ Memphis, Friday vs. Dallas, Saturday vs. New York.

SAC
MIN
   
    • 37.8%

    • 40.5%

    • 34.8%

    • 28.6%

    • 66.7%

    • 64.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SACMIN
Total Rebounds4849
Offensive Rebounds1112
Turnovers1516
Fast Break Pts:2921
Biggest Lead:015
Points in the Paint:3644
SACMIN
pThornton   22Pekovic   23
rb2 players   11Beasley   14
a2 players   4Rubio   14
s3 players   2Rubio   5
bGreene   2Williams   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-G24:461-40-10-2-111123001002
J. ThompsonF24:443-50-01-2-61232312027
D. CousinsC24:333-130-04-6+14381105120310
M. ThorntonG31:017-163-75-7-1313412010022
T. EvansG30:035-131-20-0-1012342131011
C. Hayes 20:060-30-10-0-150552423000
J.J. Hickson 25:534-60-00-0+438110310118
I. Thomas 17:570-50-30-0+80334321000
D. Greene 23:143-81-44-4+903313012011
J. Fredette 17:045-83-50-0+1212331210013
F. Garcia 00:390-10-00-0-20000000000
T. Honeycutt 00:000-00-00-000000000000
T. Outlaw 00:000-00-00-000000000000
Totals 24031-828-2314-21 113748202610154684
 37.8%34.8%66.7% team rebs: 12total to: 19
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G24:053-61-20-0+110000110007
D. WilliamsF26:205-101-23-8+1126811103014
N. PekovicC36:339-120-05-5+2371005342023
L. RidnourG31:444-120-10-0-62461302008
R. RubioG36:462-90-12-4+1106614454016
B. Miller 11:271-21-10-000111001003
M. Beasley 30:507-211-22-303111403030217
J. Barea 20:391-40-24-4-110113100006
A. Tolliver 21:350-30-32-4-82131212112
W. Ellington 00:000-00-00-000000000000
K. Love 00:000-00-00-000000000000
A. Randolph 00:000-00-00-000000000000
M. Webster 00:000-00-00-000000000000
Totals 24032-794-1418-28 123749212011166486
 40.5%28.6%64.3% team rebs: 6total to: 16

inactive

  • Kings: Whiteside
  • Timberwolves: Lee, Milicic

technical fouls

  • Kings: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #26 Pat Fraher, #44 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 14073
  • Duration: 2:14
Sacramento Kings (9-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Thompson (Cousins gains possession)
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:33 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25
[MIN 2-0]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Cousins Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:25  
  11:25
[MIN 3-0]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  11:10  
  10:58
[MIN 5-0]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  10:42  
Team Rebound  10:41  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  10:38  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:36  
Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (2 BLK)  10:27  
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:25  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:02 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:01  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:53 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:40
[MIN 7-0]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:35  
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  09:28
[SAC 2-7]
 
  09:11
[MIN 10-2]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  08:58
[SAC 5-10]
 
  08:38 Pekovic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:25 Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST)  08:12
[SAC 8-10]
 
Cousins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:00  
Cousins Substitution replaced by Hayes  08:00  
  07:55 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:54  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  07:33  
  07:32 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:29
[MIN 12-8]
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST)  07:23
[SAC 10-12]
 
  07:02 Williams Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  07:01 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Hayes Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:01  
  07:01
[MIN 13-10]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:01
[MIN 14-10]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  06:48  
  06:41
[MIN 16-10]
Johnson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Salmons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  06:24  
  06:18
[MIN 18-10]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:18  
Salmons Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  06:09
[SAC 12-18]
 
  05:42 Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:41  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:25 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:24  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:17
[SAC 14-18]
 
  04:56 Pekovic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  04:43 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Salmons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:43  
Team Rebound  04:43  
Salmons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:43  
  04:43 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:27 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST) 
Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  04:23  
  04:21 Johnson Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:20  
Evans Running Layup Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:06
[MIN 20-14]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  03:51  
  03:46
[MIN 22-14]
Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Thompson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  03:28  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:28  
  03:19 Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Evans (1 BLK) 
  03:18 Team Rebound 
  03:15
[MIN 24-14]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST)  02:52  
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:42  
  02:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Hickson  02:42  
  02:42 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Miller 
  02:42 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  02:37
[MIN 26-14]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:10  
Evans Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:10  
  01:54 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:53  
Salmons Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:13 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  01:08
[SAC 16-26]
 
  00:53.4
[MIN 28-16]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:37.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Greene  00:28.9  
  00:16.6
[MIN 31-16]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
  00:03.8 Rubio Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (9-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Greene Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:49  
  11:41 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST) 
  11:40 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Fredette  11:40  
  11:40 Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Hickson Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:09 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST) 
Hickson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fredette (1 AST)  11:03
[SAC 18-31]
 
Hayes Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:41  
  10:41 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:41 Team Rebound 
  10:41 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:41  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
Fredette Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:15  
Hayes Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  10:06  
  10:06 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:51  
  09:42 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:41  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:02 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:00  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  08:50
[SAC 20-31]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:39  
  08:39  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Cousins  08:39  
  08:39
[MIN 32-20]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:39
[MIN 33-20]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10 Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:56 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Greene (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:53  
Hickson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:40
[SAC 22-33]
 
  07:17 Tolliver Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:57  
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:56
[SAC 24-33]
 
  06:41 Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:39  
Greene Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  06:36
[SAC 26-33]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:24  
  06:24
[MIN 34-26]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:24 Miller Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  06:24 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Evans  06:24  
  06:24
[MIN 35-26]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:05 Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Tolliver (1 ST)  06:01  
  05:58
[MIN 37-26]
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fredette (2 AST)  05:52
[SAC 28-37]
 
  05:33
[MIN 39-28]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Cousins Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:13
[SAC 30-39]
 
  04:55 Beasley Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:53  
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:18 Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:17  
Fredette Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:08  
  04:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Fredette Substitution replaced by Thornton  04:08  
  03:54
[MIN 41-30]
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Cousins Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  03:21  
  03:21 Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:21 Team Rebound 
  03:21 Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:21  
  03:21 Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:21  
  03:06 Tolliver Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) 
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:06
[SAC 31-41]
 
  03:06 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Williams 
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:06
[SAC 32-41]
 
  02:52
[MIN 44-32]
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Thornton Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:21 Rubio Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:20 Williams Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Hickson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:19  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
  02:19
[MIN 45-32]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:19
[MIN 46-32]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Evans Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:00 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:45 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:44  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:28 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:20 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:19  
Hickson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST)  01:01
[SAC 34-46]
 
  00:44.9 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:42.9  
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:39.0
[SAC 36-46]
 
  00:39.0 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Garcia  00:39.0  
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:39.0  
  00:39.0 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:28.9 Rubio Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:28.2 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:28.2
[MIN 48-36]
Williams Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:03.8  
Garcia Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.2 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (9-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Pekovic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO) 
  11:35 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  11:35
[SAC 37-48]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  11:35
[SAC 38-48]
 
Evans Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:24  
  11:24
[MIN 49-38]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:24 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Salmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:24  
Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (3 BLK)  11:13  
  11:12 Team Rebound 
  11:00 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:59  
  10:59 Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:42  
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:35  
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:35
[SAC 40-49]
 
  10:13 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:12  
Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  10:03  
  09:57
[MIN 51-40]
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
  09:39 Pekovic Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:20 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:18  
Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST)  09:16  
  08:55 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  08:51
[SAC 42-51]
 
Thornton Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:35  
  08:33
[MIN 53-42]
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Cousins Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:14 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:08 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:06  
Evans Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Salmons (2 AST)  08:01
[SAC 44-53]
 
  07:44 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:43  
  07:33 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:33
[SAC 45-53]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  07:33
[SAC 46-53]
 
  07:24
[MIN 55-46]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Salmons (3 AST)  07:10
[SAC 49-55]
 
Evans Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:01  
  06:56 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST)  06:49
[SAC 51-55]
 
  06:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:48 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  06:32 Rubio Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:27
[MIN 57-51]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:06  
  06:06 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:06  
Team Rebound  06:06  
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:06
[SAC 52-57]
 
  05:47
[MIN 59-52]
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:30
[SAC 54-59]
 
  05:11 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:10 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:07 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:06  
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:42 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  04:36 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:35  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:15 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:04  
Salmons Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:54  
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:45
[MIN 61-54]
Johnson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST) 
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:28
[SAC 56-61]
 
  03:04 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:03  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST)  02:42
[SAC 59-61]
 
Cousins Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:26  
Cousins Substitution replaced by Hayes  02:26  
  02:20 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:19  
  02:19
[MIN 62-59]
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:19
[MIN 63-59]
Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (3 ST)  02:10  
  02:05
[MIN 65-59]
Pekovic Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:44 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:41
[MIN 67-59]
Beasley Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:29  
  01:16 Tolliver Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:16
[SAC 60-67]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:16  
  01:16 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:58.5
[MIN 69-60]
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Rubio (13 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.9 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:25.9 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:25.5  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
Team Rebound  00:01.8  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:01.8  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Rubio Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  11:39 Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  11:16 Beasley Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:16 Beasley Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Hickson  11:16  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Fredette  11:16  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:47 Beasley Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  10:46 Beasley Tip Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Hayes Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  10:45  
  10:45
[MIN 70-60]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Salmons Substitution replaced by Greene  10:45  
  10:45
[MIN 71-60]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  10:08 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:06  
Fredette 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST)  09:49
[SAC 63-71]
 
  09:25 Beasley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Fredette 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:13
[SAC 66-71]
 
Hayes Foul: Personal (4 PF)  08:50  
  08:50  
  08:50 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Miller 
  08:38 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Ridnour Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:30
[MIN 73-66]
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Greene Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:30  
  08:30 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:30  
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  07:57 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:55  
Fredette 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  07:51
[SAC 69-73]
 
Hickson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:35  
  07:22
[MIN 75-69]
Beasley Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  07:03  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  07:02  
Hickson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (1 BLK)  06:59  
  06:58 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:54
[MIN 77-69]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  06:15 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Fredette (1 ST) 
Greene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fredette (3 AST)  06:09
[SAC 71-77]
 
  05:50 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:49  
Greene Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  05:41  
Greene Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:41  
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:41 Miller Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  05:41 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Cousins  05:41  
  05:25 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Greene (2 BLK) 
  05:23 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  05:21 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:20 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:19 Tolliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Fredette (2 ST) 
Fredette Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:16
[SAC 73-77]
 
Hickson Violation:Kicked Ball  04:59  
  04:58 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Cousins (1 ST) 
Fredette Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:40
[SAC 75-77]
 
  04:19 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Fredette Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:17  
  04:13 Beasley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Greene Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:13
[SAC 76-77]
 
  04:13 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Williams 
Greene Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:13
[SAC 77-77]
 
  04:00
[MIN 79-77]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (5 ST)  03:44  
Fredette Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:39  
  03:39
[MIN 80-77]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:39 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:39  
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Hickson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:16  
  03:16
[MIN 81-77]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:16 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:16  
  03:02 Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:49  
Team Rebound  02:48  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:30 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Fredette Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:29  
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (2 BLK)  02:07  
Team Rebound  02:06  
Fredette Jump Shot: Missed  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:04  
  01:49 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:49  
  01:49 Beasley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Thornton  01:49  
Fredette Substitution replaced by Evans  01:49  
  01:30 Pekovic Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:30
[SAC 78-81]
 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:30
[SAC 79-81]
 
Thornton Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[MIN 82-79]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:21 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:21  
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST)  01:09
[SAC 82-82]
 
  00:56.8
[MIN 85-82]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (14 AST) 
  00:41.4 Pekovic Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:41.4
[SAC 83-85]
 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:41.4  
  00:40.8 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
Cousins Foul: Personal (5 PF)  00:33.5  
  00:33.5 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:33.5 Team Rebound 
  00:33.5
[MIN 86-83]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:33.5  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Fredette  00:33.5  
  00:33.5 Williams Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  00:33.5 Beasley Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:28.6 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:28.6  
Team Rebound  00:28.6  
Fredette Substitution replaced by Hickson  00:28.6  
  00:28.6 Barea Substitution replaced by Williams 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:28.6
[SAC 84-86]
 
  00:28.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:28.6 Johnson Substitution replaced by Barea 
  00:09.9 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:08.5  
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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