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Notebook: Suns 104, Timberwolves 95


Posted Friday March 2, 2012 12:48AM

By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: The Minnesota Timberwolves couldn't beat the schedule Thursday night.

The Phoenix Suns slowly wore down the visiting Timberwolves, the NBA's only team to play the first three nights coming out of the All Star break, en route to a 104-95 win.

For the Suns (15-20), Steve Nash had 13 points, 17 assists and eight rebounds. Grant Hill had 10 points while Shannon Brown gave them a much-needed lift off the bench with 12 points.

For the Timberwolves (18-19), Kevin Love had 23 points and 10 rebounds but shot only 8-for-25.

The Suns struggled through early foul problems as the Timberwolves ran up a 44-34 early lead, one the Suns' sliced to 51-46 at hafltime.

"We said, 'Let's keep our composure. They played the last two nights,'" Hill said.

The Wolves still led 70-64 in the third quarter, then Channing Frye hit a 3-pointer to start the Suns on a 13-4 run that made it 77-74 Suns heading into the final quarter.

The Suns, leading 81-79 with 9:00 left, rolled off nine straight points capped by Hill's 3-point play, to ;take a 90-79 lead. A Nash 3-point shot with 3:30 left gave the Suns a 96-87 lead, allowing them to coast home.

The Wolves, who ran up an NBA season-best 72 points off the bench Tuesday night, got only 6-for-21 shooting and 18 points from their reserves.

QUOTABLE: "A lot of what happens this season is the schedule...But there are no excuses. This is a character game."
-- Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman, acknowledging before the game that he was "very worried' about his team's energy level as they took the floor for the third night in a row.

THE STAT: The Suns, the No. 26 team in rebounding percentage, outboarded the No. 6 Wolves, 44-37. Love, who averages 13.8 rebounds was held to 10, including three on one play late in the game, in 40 minutes.

TURNING POINT: Though the Suns didn't surpass the T-Wolves until late in the third quarter (on a spectacular fast-break slam by Brown) they started to break the Timberwolves' stranglehold on a slow pace late in the first half.

QUOTABLE II: "He's a beauty. We needed every bit of him tonight."
-- Nash on teammate Hill.

HOT: Hill shot 8-for-12.

NOT: The Timberwolves shot 1-for-13 on 3-pointers.

ROOKIE WATCH: For the Wolves, Ricky Rubio had 13 points, two assists, two steals and just one turnover in 31 minutes. Derrick Williams shot 2-for-10 and had six points, three boards and three steals. For the Suns, Markief Morris had four points and five fouls.

NOTABLE: The Suns won their ninth straight vs. the Wolves, their second-longest streak vs. any team (Washington, 10).

UP NEXT: For the Timberwolves, Saturday @ Portland, Monday vs. Los Angeles Clippers and Wednesday vs. Trail Blazers. For the Suns, Friday vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday vs. Kings and Wednesday @ Oklahoma City.

MIN
PHX
   
    • 39.5%

    • 53.2%

    • 7.7%

    • 37.5%

    • 81.2%

    • 81.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MINPHX
Total Rebounds3744
Offensive Rebounds1611
Turnovers1116
Fast Break Pts:712
Biggest Lead:1013
Points in the Paint:3644
MINPHX
pLove   23Hill   20
rbLove   10Nash   8
aRidnour   8Nash   17
s2 players   32 players   2
b2 players   23 players   2
 
  • 03/01 - MIN 95 @ PHX 104
  • 03/12 - MIN 127 @ PHX 124
  • 04/09 - PHX 114 @ MIN 90
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G27:366-120-10-0-114511212012
K. LoveF-C40:038-251-56-6-10461035140123
N. PekovicC37:176-120-02-2-463903021214
L. RidnourG42:455-90-15-5+111283310015
R. RubioG31:103-70-27-7-711222210013
M. Webster 23:023-60-03-4-121230210019
D. Williams 18:402-100-22-6-42130132136
M. Beasley 19:271-50-21-2-80330300203
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 24034-861-1326-32 162137142012116795
 39.5%7.7%81.2% team rebs: 10total to: 12
Phoenix Suns (4-7)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
G. HillF37:018-120-04-4+123522011120
C. FryeF-C22:425-102-32-2+923514022114
M. GortatC34:406-100-05-5+733602112117
J. DudleyG-F34:126-110-10-0+916733010112
S. NashG33:596-131-30-0+9088173150013
M. Morris 17:112-60-00-0+40111521014
S. Brown 24:476-110-10-0+803311010012
S. Telfair 14:012-30-01-401231322005
H. Warrick 08:071-20-01-2-40000001003
R. Lopez 13:200-10-04-4+22461401214
J. ChildressDNP - Coach's Decision
R. PriceDNP - Coach's Decision
M. ReddDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24042-793-817-21 113344272761676104
 53.2%37.5%81.0% team rebs: 8total to: 17

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Barea, Lee
  • Suns: --

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #38 Michael Smith, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 15071
  • Duration: 2:13
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-19) Phoenix Suns (15-20)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gortat vs Pekovic (Rubio gains possession)
Love Hook Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:39 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25 Dudley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Pekovic Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  11:22  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:22  
  11:11
[PHX 2-0]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:49
[MIN 2-2]
 
  10:30 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST)  10:14  
  10:09 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:07  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:44 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:35 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  09:28  
  09:26 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  09:26  
  09:14
[PHX 4-2]
Nash Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:48
[MIN 4-4]
 
  08:32 Nash Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:30  
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Team Rebound 
  08:01 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:58 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:54
[PHX 6-4]
Frye Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:35 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:31 Frye Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  07:31 Frye Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:17 Frye Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  07:17 Frye Substitution replaced by Morris 
Rubio Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:09
[MIN 6-6]
 
  06:58
[PHX 8-6]
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:45  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:42
[MIN 8-8]
 
  06:28
[PHX 10-8]
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
  06:10 Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:01
[MIN 10-10]
 
  06:01 Nash Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  06:01
[MIN 11-10]
 
  05:45 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:43  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  05:38
[MIN 13-10]
 
  05:28 Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Johnson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  05:22
[MIN 15-10]
 
  05:13
[PHX 12-15]
Dudley Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
  04:59 Morris Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:59 Hill Substitution replaced by Brown 
Love Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:45
[MIN 17-12]
 
  04:23
[PHX 14-17]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  04:02
[MIN 19-14]
 
  03:51
[PHX 16-19]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:26
[MIN 21-16]
 
  03:07 Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:06 Team Rebound 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Webster  03:06  
  03:03 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:02  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:47 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Webster Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:41
[PHX 17-21]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:41
[PHX 18-21]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Pekovic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  02:24  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Williams  02:24  
  01:59
[PHX 20-21]
Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:37
[MIN 23-20]
 
  01:25
[PHX 22-23]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST)  01:04  
  00:59.9 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:56.7  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:46.5 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:32.8 Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Webster Layup Shot: Missed  00:28.2  
Team Rebound  00:28.2  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley  00:28.2  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST)  00:28.2  
  00:28.2 Nash Substitution replaced by Telfair 
  00:28.2 Jump Ball Gortat vs Williams (Brown gains possession) 
  00:10.2 Morris Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:10.2 Morris Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:10.2 Morris Substitution replaced by Warrick 
  00:03.4 Telfair Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Love Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  00:00.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-19) Phoenix Suns (15-20)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:43  
  11:31 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:31  
  11:31 Lopez Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour  11:31  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:14
[MIN 25-22]
 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:04  
  10:52 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:50  
Webster Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:29
[MIN 27-22]
 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:21  
  10:21 Telfair Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:21 Telfair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:20  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:02  
Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:57 Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:48
[PHX 24-27]
Telfair Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST) 
  09:30 Hill Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:25
[MIN 29-24]
 
  09:15 Lopez Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:15 Lopez Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:59 Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:57 Telfair Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (2 ST) 
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:53
[MIN 31-24]
 
Love Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:39  
  08:39  
  08:39 Warrick Substitution replaced by Frye 
  08:30
[PHX 26-31]
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:30  
  08:30
[PHX 27-31]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:15 Team Rebound 
Love Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:15  
  08:15
[PHX 28-31]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic  08:15  
  08:15
[PHX 29-31]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK)  08:00  
  07:57 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:55
[PHX 31-31]
Telfair Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:16 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:14  
Webster Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:01
[MIN 33-31]
 
  06:50 Telfair Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:48  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  06:31
[MIN 35-31]
 
  06:10 Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:07  
  05:55 Lopez Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55 Brown Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  05:55 Telfair Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  05:55 Lopez Substitution replaced by Nash 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:55  
Team Rebound  05:55  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:38
[PHX 33-35]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  05:18
[MIN 37-33]
 
  05:01 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
  04:58 Frye Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:58  
Team Rebound  04:58  
  04:58 Frye Substitution replaced by Morris 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:58
[MIN 38-33]
 
  04:48 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:46  
  04:36 Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:36
[MIN 39-33]
 
  04:36 Morris Substitution replaced by Warrick 
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:36
[MIN 40-33]
 
  04:25 Warrick Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST) 
  04:22 Dudley Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:22
[MIN 41-33]
 
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:22
[MIN 42-33]
 
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:06  
  04:06 Warrick Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:06 Team Rebound 
  04:06
[PHX 34-42]
Warrick Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:44  
  03:44 Dudley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:44
[MIN 43-34]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:44
[MIN 44-34]
 
  03:27
[PHX 36-44]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Williams Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  03:14
[MIN 46-36]
 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:05  
  03:05
[PHX 37-46]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Love  03:05  
  03:05
[PHX 38-46]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:55 Warrick Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  02:55
[MIN 47-38]
 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  02:43  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:41  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Team Rebound 
  02:28
[PHX 40-47]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  02:04
[MIN 49-40]
 
  01:47 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:42
[PHX 42-49]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:21 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:09
[PHX 44-49]
Warrick Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:57.5  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Rubio  00:57.5  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:44.8  
Pekovic Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:43.2
[MIN 51-44]
 
  00:32.1
[PHX 46-51]
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:11.4 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:01.2 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:00.1 Hill Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-19) Phoenix Suns (15-20)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[PHX 48-51]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:24 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:17 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:15  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  11:03
[MIN 53-48]
 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  10:48  
  10:48
[PHX 49-53]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:48
[PHX 50-53]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:23  
Johnson Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:23
[MIN 55-50]
 
  10:10
[PHX 52-55]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK)  09:50  
  09:48 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:45 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Love Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST)  09:34
[MIN 57-52]
 
  09:14
[PHX 54-57]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
  08:50 Frye Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:50
[MIN 58-54]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:50
[MIN 59-54]
 
  08:36
[PHX 56-59]
Dudley Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:14 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:05 Frye Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ridnour (3 ST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:55 Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Love Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  07:53  
Love Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:53  
  07:39 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:39  
  07:31 Hill Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:31
[MIN 60-56]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:31
[MIN 61-56]
 
  07:17 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:15 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:10 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:09 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:06 Frye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK) 
  07:04 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:04
[PHX 58-61]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:44
[MIN 63-58]
 
  06:34
[PHX 60-63]
Hill Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:15
[MIN 65-60]
 
  06:05
[PHX 62-65]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST) 
  05:49 Dudley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 Hill Substitution replaced by Brown 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  05:41
[MIN 67-62]
 
  05:25
[PHX 64-67]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST)  05:06
[MIN 70-64]
 
  04:45 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Team Rebound  04:36  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:26 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:14 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:08 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
  04:06 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:58 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:57  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:37 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:31
[PHX 67-70]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  03:11  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:09
[MIN 72-67]
 
  03:02
[PHX 69-72]
Brown Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (14 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:38 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:28
[PHX 71-72]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
  02:27 Frye Substitution replaced by Morris 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Williams  02:27  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Beasley  02:27  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Webster  02:27  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK)  02:06  
  02:03 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:02
[PHX 73-72]
Brown Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:42 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:35
[PHX 75-72]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (15 AST) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:17 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:04
[PHX 77-72]
Morris Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dudley (3 AST) 
Rubio Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Team Rebound  00:47.2  
  00:47.2 Gortat Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour  00:47.2  
  00:38.6 Nash Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:38.6
[MIN 73-77]
 
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:38.6
[MIN 74-77]
 
  00:23.9 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:22.4  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
  00:00.8 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-19) Phoenix Suns (15-20)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Brown Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:45
[MIN 75-77]
 
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:45  
  11:45 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:26
[PHX 79-75]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Morris (2 ST)  11:09  
Webster Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  11:06  
  10:51
[PHX 81-75]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Webster Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  10:35
[MIN 77-81]
 
Beasley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:25  
  10:14 Hill Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK) 
  10:12 Telfair Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:09 Telfair Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Webster (1 ST) 
  09:53 Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:53
[MIN 78-81]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic  09:53  
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:29 Morris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (2 BLK) 
  09:29 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:29 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  09:03  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:01  
  09:01 Lopez Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:01
[MIN 79-81]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:41
[PHX 83-79]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:22 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:14 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Beasley Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  08:11  
  08:11  
  08:11
[PHX 84-79]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:11
[PHX 85-79]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:02 Telfair Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:51 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:34
[PHX 87-79]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Webster Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  07:09  
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:07  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK)  07:06  
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:06  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:06  
Williams Substitution replaced by Love  07:06  
  06:47 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  06:45  
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Telfair (1 ST)  06:34  
  06:31
[PHX 89-79]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Telfair (1 AST) 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:31  
Webster Substitution replaced by Johnson  06:31  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:31  
  06:31
[PHX 90-79]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:09  
  06:09 Morris Foul: Shooting (5 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:09
[MIN 80-90]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:09
[MIN 81-90]
 
  05:54 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:52  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  05:33  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:29  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  05:29  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:25  
Love Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:25
[MIN 83-90]
 
  05:02 Lopez Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:00  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:49  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Telfair (2 ST)  04:45  
Love Foul: Personal (4 PF)  04:45  
  04:45
[PHX 91-83]
Telfair Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:45 Morris Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  04:45 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
  04:45 Telfair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:44  
  04:43 Telfair Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:43
[MIN 84-91]
 
  04:43 Telfair Substitution replaced by Nash 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:43
[MIN 85-91]
 
  04:31 Nash Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:28  
Love Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  04:17  
  04:17 Brown Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  03:53 Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Team Rebound 
Love Foul: Personal (5 PF)  03:52  
  03:52
[PHX 92-85]
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:52
[PHX 93-85]
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:48 Nash Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:48
[MIN 86-93]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:48
[MIN 87-93]
 
  03:30
[PHX 96-87]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:17 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:00 Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:59 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:56
[PHX 98-87]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST)  02:43
[MIN 89-98]
 
  02:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:27 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:25  
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:07
[MIN 91-98]
 
  01:48 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  01:47  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  01:38  
Team Rebound  01:38  
  01:38 Jump Ball Hill vs Pekovic (Rubio gains possession) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:17
[PHX 100-91]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nash (16 AST) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  01:17  
  01:17
[PHX 101-91]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:05 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:47.7
[PHX 104-91]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nash (17 AST) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST)  00:39.5
[MIN 93-104]
 
  00:19.9 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  00:17.6  
  00:11.1 Gortat Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:11.1
[MIN 94-104]
 
  00:11.1 Nash Substitution replaced by Telfair 
  00:11.1 Hill Substitution replaced by Brown 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:11.1
[MIN 95-104]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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