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Notebook: Timberwolves 111, Rockets 98


Posted Friday February 17, 2012 11:38PM

By Matt Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Like most teams who have faced the Minnesota Timberwolves this month, the Houston Rockets had no answer for the Wolves' mack truck from Montenegro and their All-Star power forward.

Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Love owned the paint, combining for 63 points on 24-for-36 (66.7 percent) shooting and 29 rebounds to lead Minnesota past the Rockets, 111-98, on Friday at Toyota Center. Pekovic scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but it was Love (33 points and 17 boards) who came up with several crucial baskets down the stretch after Houston had cut a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to one.

Rookie Chandler Parsons paced the Rockets' attack with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists, while Courtney Lee came off the bench to match his season high with 17 points on 6-for-11 shooting.

The Wolves (15-16) have bounced back from a season-worst four-game losing streak with back-to-back victories. They also have won their last three meetings with the Rockets (17-14) after dropping 15 of the previous 16.

QUOTABLE: "He's been carrying us on his back. ... [He makes my job] so much easier. He's consuming so many players and drawing so much attention from guys on the other team that it's allowing me one-on-one opportunities, and that's just allowing me to have a lot of success on the offensive end."
-- Love on how Pekovic makes life easier for him.

THE STAT: The Wolves controlled the area around the basket from the tip, outscoring Houston 64-44 in the paint and attempting 13 more free throws than the Rockets. Minnesota, which has poured in at least 50 points in the paint in three of its last four contests, has scored an average of 50.5 points in the paint over its last four games.

TURNING POINT: Houston entered the fourth quarter with a 91-77 deficit, but it ripped off a 15-2 run at the start of the period to climb within 93-92 with 7:16 remaining. That's when Love put his teammates on his shoulders and carried them to victory, scoring the next 10 points for Minnesota during a 10-2 spurt that put the game out of reach.

QUOTABLE II: "You have to credit [the Wolves] and Rick [Adelman] for calling a timeout and making an adjustment. He started to run plays for Love, and at some point, I was guarding him and Chandler was guarding him. ... We needed to make a couple of adjustments to match up with their adjustments."
-- Rockets' Lee on Love and Minnesota's game-saving run.

HOT: Pekovic posted his fourth consecutive double-double en route to recording his fifth 20-point performance this February. Pekovic, who finished Friday's game with a career-best 30 points on 13-for-20 shooting, 12 rebounds and three blocks, has averaged 22.0 points on 63.3 percent shooting (38-for-60), 12.3 boards and 2.0 blocks over his last four games.

NOT: The Wolves nailed their first two 3-point attempts but missed 10 of their next 13 to finish the game 5-for-15 (33.3 percent) from behind the arc. Including Friday's performance, Minnesota has shot just 27.9 percent (41-for-147) from 3-point range over its last eight games.

GOOD MOVE: Pekovic had his way with the Rockets in the first half, establishing position deep in the post to generate several layups. With no Rocket other than center Samuel Dalembert coming close to matching Pekovic's strength, Houston had no choice but to leave its sole rim protector in the game with two fouls. Not surprisingly, the Wolves continued to attack through Pekovic, who drew Dalembert's third foul, as well as a technical, before halftime.

QUOTABLE III: "[Minnesota] just rolled us down. They just beat us up. ... They rolled hard, got in the paint and we didn't have any answers for them."
-- Rockets head coach Kevin McHale.

BAD MOVE: The Wolves switched to a zone defense late in the third period after building a double-digit lead, but it allowed Houston to work the ball around the perimeter to open shooters. The Rockets were grateful for Minnesota's lack of ball pressure and defensive intensity as they buried three of their first four attempts from long distance in the fourth quarter.

NOTABLE: Rockets fans greeted Love, who was dealt a two-game suspension for stepping on forward Luis Scola's face, with a raucous chorus of boos during the pre-game player introductions. ... Minnesota played without reserve guard J.J. Barea, who flew back to Minneapolis to be with his girlfriend as she gives birth to the couple's first child. ... Wolves rookie sensation Ricky Rubio announced after Friday's shootaround that he will not participate in the NBA's Skills Challenge during All-Star weekend. ... Houston rookie Parsons was selected Friday to take part in the Shooting Stars competition. ... The Wolves outrebounded Houston 44-26 overall, which set the Rockets' season low in rebounding. ... Minnesota improved to 11-2 when it shoots as well or better than its opponent and 7-1 when it connects on at least 45 percent of its field-goal attempts. ... Houston fell to 0-8 when its opponent makes at least 50 percent of its shots. ... The Rockets are now 1-10 when trailing at halftime. ... Friday's win gave the Wolves their first victory over Houston in the season-series since 2004-05.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Sunday vs. Philadelphia, Monday @ Denver, Wednesday vs. Utah. For the Rockets, Sunday vs. Utah, Monday vs. Memphis, Wednesday vs. Philadelphia.

MIN
HOU
   
    • 55.8%

    • 47.1%

    • 33.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 87.0%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MINHOU
Total Rebounds4426
Offensive Rebounds138
Turnovers1912
Fast Break Pts:48
Biggest Lead:175
Points in the Paint:6444
MINHOU
pLove   33Parsons   18
rbLove   17Parsons   6
aRubio   92 players   6
sPekovic   33 players   2
bPekovic   34 players   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
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G28:474-61-30-0+231453300209
K. LoveF-C41:4911-162-49-10+113141713042133
N. PekovicC42:2213-200-04-5+18931212363230
L. RidnourG40:104-100-01-1+170666112009
R. RubioG39:226-132-54-4+702292160018
M. Beasley 18:503-70-10-0-70223021016
M. Webster 18:501-30-21-1-60001100103
D. Williams 09:501-20-01-2+20000000003
W. EllingtonDNP - Coach's Decision
D. MilicicDNP - Coach's Decision
B. MillerDNP - Coach's Decision
A. RandolphDNP - Coach's Decision
A. TolliverDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24043-775-1520-23 133144241271984111
 55.8%33.3%87.0% team rebs: 5total to: 19
Houston Rockets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF40:228-152-60-0-833634020018
L. ScolaF21:305-130-00-0-1722415121110
S. DalembertC19:403-40-00-0-51340411116
K. MartinG27:134-113-55-6-1300031130116
K. LowryG38:107-161-32-2-1103363010317
C. Lee 31:466-114-41-2-302210200117
P. Patterson 28:294-60-00-001120121108
J. Hill 10:302-40-00-0-51230200114
G. Dragic 22:201-50-20-0-30226122002
C. BudingerDNP - Coach's Decision
J. FlynnDNP - Coach's Decision
H. ThabeetDNP - Coach's Decision
T. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24040-8510-208-10 8182620219124898
 47.1%50.0%80.0% team rebs: 9total to: 12

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Rockets: Dalembert

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #14 Ed Malloy, #7 Kevin Fehr, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 16836
  • Duration: 1:59
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-16) Houston Rockets (17-15)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dalembert vs Pekovic (Martin gains possession)
  11:41
[HOU 2-0]
Parsons Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:25
[MIN 2-2]
 
  11:00 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:58  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:32 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK) 
  10:26 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:26
[HOU 4-2]
Dalembert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (1 BLK)  10:12  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:11  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:11
[MIN 4-4]
 
  10:11 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:11
[MIN 5-4]
 
  09:56
[HOU 6-5]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  09:41
[MIN 7-6]
 
  09:15 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:14  
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:07
[MIN 9-6]
 
  08:56
[HOU 8-9]
Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  08:37
[MIN 11-8]
 
  08:18 Scola Hook Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
  08:17 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:14
[HOU 11-11]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:43 Dalembert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  07:27
[MIN 14-11]
 
  07:01 Scola Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:59  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:39 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:38  
  06:28 Scola Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  06:25
[MIN 16-11]
 
  06:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:13  
  06:13
[HOU 12-16]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:13
[HOU 13-16]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  05:59
[MIN 19-13]
 
  05:49
[HOU 16-19]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Pekovic Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:29  
  05:13
[HOU 18-19]
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:56 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:50 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:49  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:41 Team Rebound 
  04:32 Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:17 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:07 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
  04:07 Team Rebound 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  04:02  
  04:02
[HOU 19-19]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:02 Parsons Substitution replaced by Lee 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Beasley  04:02  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Webster  04:02  
  04:02
[HOU 20-19]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  03:49
[MIN 21-20]
 
  03:25 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:24  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  03:13
[MIN 23-20]
 
  02:52
[HOU 22-23]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:34
[MIN 25-22]
 
Pekovic Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  02:22  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
  02:22 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
  02:22 Martin Free Throw Technical Missed 
  02:22 Team Rebound 
  02:17 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:15  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:53 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:47
[HOU 24-25]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dalembert (1 ST)  01:35  
  01:33
[HOU 26-25]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:33  
  01:33 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Hill 
  01:33 Lowry Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Williams  01:33  
  01:33
[HOU 27-25]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:07
[HOU 29-25]
Lee Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:54.1 Dragic Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  00:45.9
[MIN 27-29]
 
  00:29.9 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:27.9  
Webster Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  00:07.8
[MIN 29-29]
 
  00:07.8 Martin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:07.8
[MIN 30-29]
 
  00:01.9 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.0 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.2 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-16) Houston Rockets (17-15)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:46  
  11:34
[HOU 31-30]
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:16
[MIN 32-31]
 
Webster Violation:Kicked Ball  11:00  
  10:46 Patterson Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  10:44  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:36 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:27
[HOU 33-32]
Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  10:10  
  10:05
[HOU 35-32]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:54 Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:54
[MIN 33-35]
 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour  09:54  
Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic  09:54  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:54  
  09:54 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:37
[HOU 37-33]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:57 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
Pekovic Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:46  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:46  
  08:46  
  08:28 Patterson Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  08:27 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:27 Parsons Tip Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:26  
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST)  08:21
[MIN 35-37]
 
  07:57 Dragic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:53 Patterson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (2 ST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST)  07:38  
Webster Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:33  
  07:33 Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:33 Team Rebound 
  07:33
[HOU 38-35]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:56
[HOU 40-35]
Patterson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST)  06:36
[MIN 37-40]
 
  06:26 Parsons Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:26 Parsons Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:21
[MIN 39-40]
 
  06:07
[HOU 43-39]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:48
[MIN 41-43]
 
  05:34
[HOU 45-41]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:11
[MIN 43-45]
 
  04:57 Hill Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (2 BLK) 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:55  
Pekovic Turnaround Bank shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:37
[MIN 45-45]
 
  04:19
[HOU 47-45]
Patterson Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  03:51  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:50  
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:48
[MIN 47-47]
 
  03:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:43 Lee Substitution replaced by Scola 
  03:43 Patterson Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  03:43 Dragic Substitution replaced by Martin 
Webster Substitution replaced by Love  03:43  
Williams Substitution replaced by Rubio  03:43  
  03:39 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:38 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:38 Parsons Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Team Rebound 
  03:17 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  03:16  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Beasley (3 AST)  03:03
[MIN 49-47]
 
  03:03 Hill Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  03:03 Hill Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:03  
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 50-47]
 
  02:43 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Love (2 BLK) 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:43  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:38
[MIN 53-47]
 
  02:12
[HOU 49-53]
Dalembert Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  01:59  
  01:53 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
  01:52 Lowry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:52  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 54-49]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:29 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:28  
Love Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  01:14
[MIN 56-49]
 
  01:14 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  01:14
[MIN 57-49]
 
  01:01 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:00  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  00:53.6
[MIN 59-49]
 
  00:44.3
[HOU 51-59]
Dalembert Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:31.9  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:30.9  
  00:30.7 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:30.7
[MIN 60-51]
 
  00:30.7 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:30.7  
  00:29.9 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:22.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:22.9 Dalembert Technical 
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  00:22.9
[MIN 61-51]
 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Webster  00:22.9  
  00:09.1
[HOU 54-61]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-16) Houston Rockets (17-15)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pekovic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  11:46  
  11:31 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  11:29  
  11:14 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:14
[MIN 62-54]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:14
[MIN 63-54]
 
  10:52 Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:46  
  10:31
[HOU 57-63]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  10:16 Lowry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:16
[MIN 64-57]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:16
[MIN 65-57]
 
  10:04 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  10:00  
  09:52 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:52  
  09:52 Scola Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  09:49 Dalembert Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Rubio Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:49
[MIN 67-57]
 
  09:24 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Parsons Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:20
[HOU 59-67]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  09:05  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  09:04  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  09:04  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:1)  09:04  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  09:04
[MIN 69-59]
 
  09:04 Scola Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  09:04
[MIN 70-59]
 
  08:52
[HOU 61-70]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:7 Def:1)  08:27  
Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:22 Team Rebound 
Love Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:22  
  08:07 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:04 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  08:04  
  08:04 Lowry Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:04
[MIN 71-61]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:04
[MIN 72-61]
 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:52  
  07:43 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  07:42  
  07:27 Parsons Substitution replaced by Lee 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:09
[HOU 63-72]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK)  06:48  
Team Rebound  06:48  
Love Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:46  
Love Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  06:46  
  06:33
[HOU 65-72]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  06:09
[MIN 74-65]
 
  05:56
[HOU 68-74]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  05:32
[MIN 76-68]
 
  05:19 Scola Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:19 Scola Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:19 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  04:56
[MIN 78-68]
 
  04:42 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  04:41  
  04:22 Patterson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:22
[MIN 79-68]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:22
[MIN 80-68]
 
  04:02 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:01  
  03:51 Scola Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:51
[MIN 81-68]
 
  03:51 Scola Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:51
[MIN 82-68]
 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:42  
  03:42
[HOU 69-82]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:42
[HOU 70-82]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  03:24  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  03:22  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:11 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  03:10  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Patterson (1 ST)  03:02  
  02:50
[HOU 72-82]
Parsons Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48 Martin Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  02:31  
  02:27 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK) 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Webster  02:27  
  02:17 Lowry Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  02:16  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:8 Def:3)  01:53  
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  01:53
[MIN 84-72]
 
  01:39 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  01:29
[MIN 86-72]
 
  01:29 Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  01:29
[MIN 87-72]
 
  01:09 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST) 
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:55.1
[MIN 89-72]
 
  00:47.7
[HOU 75-89]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:25.5  
Johnson Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:25.5
[MIN 91-75]
 
  00:04.1
[HOU 77-91]
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[HOU 79-91]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  11:25  
  11:07
[HOU 82-91]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
  10:48 Parsons Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  10:39  
Team Rebound  10:38  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:05 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:04  
Love Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  10:01  
Love Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  10:01  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Pekovic  10:01  
  09:45
[HOU 84-91]
Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST)  09:24  
  09:11 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Webster (1 BLK) 
  09:11 Team Rebound 
  09:01 Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (3 ST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  08:50  
Love Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  08:50
[MIN 93-84]
 
  08:35
[HOU 87-93]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST) 
Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  08:19  
  08:19  
Webster Substitution replaced by Ridnour  08:19  
  07:58
[HOU 90-93]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Parsons Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:16
[HOU 92-93]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST) 
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  06:54
[MIN 95-92]
 
  06:33 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:32  
Pekovic Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:09  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  06:09  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Johnson  06:09  
  06:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56
[HOU 94-95]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  05:33
[MIN 98-94]
 
  05:04 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:04  
  05:04 Parsons Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST)  04:45
[MIN 101-94]
 
  04:32 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (3 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:30  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Patterson (2 ST)  04:12  
Johnson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:03  
  03:48 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:14)  03:47  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (1 BLK)  03:26  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:14)  03:24  
Love Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS)  03:22
[MIN 103-94]
 
  03:09 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:08  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:03  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  02:50
[MIN 105-94]
 
  02:33 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:32  
  02:18 Dragic Substitution replaced by Martin 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST)  02:10
[MIN 107-94]
 
  01:55
[HOU 96-107]
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  01:39 Patterson Violation:Kicked Ball 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:9 Def:3)  01:32  
Love Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  01:18
[MIN 109-96]
 
  01:08 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:07  
Rubio Driving Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:53.3
[MIN 111-96]
 
  00:46.9 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:44.9  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.5 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:10.6
[HOU 98-111]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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