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Notebook: Wolves 127, Suns 124


Posted Tuesday March 13, 2012 2:45AM

By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: For 48 thrilling minutes, the Minnesota Timberwolves played at the Phoenix Suns' old-time, break-neck pace Monday night in Phoenix.

Somehow, the slower moving Timberwolves matched the Suns, shot for shot, plus one.

The T-wolves pulled out a heart-stopping 127-124 win in a game that was big for both teams.

Minnesota (22-21) was coming off the devastating loss of point guard Ricky Rubio and two home losses, to the Los Angeles Lakers and the bottom-dwelling New Orleans Hornets.

"It's huge," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said, pointing out his team is starting a marathon seven-game road trip.

Kevin Love led the Wolves with 30 points, including 5-for-9 on 3-pointers. Nikola Pekovic added 24 points and eight rebounds.

For the Suns, Jared Dudley had 28 points and nine boards, while Steve Nash had a great game with 25 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers.

The Suns, who had won seven of their past nine to pull into playoff contention, dropped to 19-22.

The teams matched shot for shot down the stretch, with Love hitting a 3-pointer to give the Wolves a 119-118 lead with 2:30 left. The Suns gained the lead moments later on a 14-footer by Grant Hill.

But in the closing 1:40, Nash missed a 15-foot runner and an 18-foot jumper, Hill missed a short jumper and Dudley had a 3-pointer rim out. The Wolves made their free throws to ensure the win.

In winning, Minnesota broke a nine-game losing streak to the Suns.

QUOTABLE: "The biggest thing was energy."
-- Pekovic, pointing out the Wolves lacked this quality in their home loss to the Hornets on Saturday.

THE STAT: Marcin Gortat, a double-double machine for the Suns this season, didn't have it in this one. He had just eight points and four rebounds and missed two free throws with 12 seconds left and the Suns trailing 125-122, a mistake that sealed the win for the Wolves. He also had trouble staying with Pekovic.

TURNING POINT: When Love began heating up from 3-point range late in the game. The Wolves led 92-90 to start the final quarter when Love hit a pair of 3-pointers. Then with the game hanging in the balance, Love hit another 3-pointer with 2:38 left to give the Timberwolves a 119-118 lead. "We've got to get a hand in his face," lamented Suns coach Alvin Gentry. "More important, we've got to make him a dribbler, not a catch-and-shoot guy."

QUOTABLE II: "A terrific win for our team. Both teams were shooting the heck out of the ball. We finally got them to miss a couple at the end."
-- Adelman

HOT: The Wolves were 14-for-22 on 3-pointers.

NOT: The Suns' Markieff Morris shot 2-for-8.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Robin Lopez has been giving the Suns effective defense off the bench for weeks. Now, he's starting to score, averaging 10.5 points his last two games.

ROOKIE WATCH: Minnesota's Derrick Williams, the quickly developing first-year forward, scored 19 off the bench, part of the Wolves' 52-35 scoring margin off the bench.

NOTABLE: The Suns' Sebastian Telfair scored six points in five seconds. With the T-Wolves leading 107-105, Telfair bombed home a 25-footer and was fouled by Williams. Telfair hit the free throw, so the 4-point play made it 109-107 Suns with 6:45 left. Telfair then stole the ball from Luke Ridnour and hit a layup with 6:40 left to make it 111-107. Telfair ended up 4-for-4 for 10 points in just eight minutes.

UP NEXT: For the Timberwolves, Thursday @ Utah, Friday @ L.A. Lakers, Sunday @ Sacramento. For the Suns, Wednesday vs. Jazz. Thursday @ L.A. Clippers, Friday vs. Pistons.

MIN
PHX
   
    • 56.2%

    • 51.7%

    • 63.6%

    • 42.9%

    • 61.9%

    • 79.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MINPHX
Total Rebounds3937
Offensive Rebounds1210
Turnovers117
Fast Break Pts:1212
Biggest Lead:97
Points in the Paint:4632
MINPHX
pLove   30Dudley   28
rb2 players   8Dudley   9
aRidnour   9Nash   10
s2 players   2Frye   2
bWilliams   2Lopez   3
 
  • 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-G23:033-61-22-2-110331300009
K. LoveF-C36:5011-235-93-5016711000230
N. PekovicC36:0711-170-02-4+453813230124
M. WebsterG-F20:011-20-00-0-62026401002
L. RidnourG32:414-90-02-2-313493041010
W. Ellington 34:136-93-40-0+800023010015
M. Beasley 15:336-73-30-0+811212010015
J. Barea 15:241-30-11-4+80338000003
D. Williams 21:167-102-33-4+617802202219
A. Randolph 04:520-30-00-0+11121101020
M. LeeDNP - Coach's Decision
B. MillerDNP - Coach's Decision
A. TolliverDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24050-8914-2213-21 122739302241137127
 56.2%63.6%61.9% team rebs: 10total to: 11
Phoenix Suns (4-7)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
G. HillF31:504-90-02-2+311240110010
C. FryeF-C32:097-114-60-0+705544221018
M. GortatC19:383-60-02-6+91340410008
J. DudleyG-F36:1310-152-56-6+127911111128
S. NashG32:2010-162-33-3+1123102000125
R. Lopez 24:132-50-06-8-1412302023110
S. Brown 27:574-130-33-3-1032532000011
M. Morris 20:002-80-30-0-81450210104
S. Telfair 15:404-61-11-1-401122111010
J. ChildressDNP - Coach's Decision
R. PriceDNP - Coach's Decision
M. ReddDNP - Coach's Decision
H. WarrickDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24046-899-2123-29 10273724197773124
 51.7%42.9%79.3% team rebs: 10total to: 7

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Milicic, Rubio
  • Suns: --

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #74 Curtis Blair, #61 Courtney Kirkland
  • Attendance: 14568
  • Duration: 2:13
Minnesota Timberwolves (22-21) Phoenix Suns (19-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gortat vs Pekovic (Nash gains possession)
  11:46
[PHX 2-0]
Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:25 Team Rebound 
  11:14 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
  11:02 Nash Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:02  
Team Rebound  11:02  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:02
[MIN 1-2]
 
  10:50 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:35 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:29  
  10:19 Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:16  
Ridnour Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST)  10:10  
  10:10 Jump Ball Gortat vs Ridnour (Hill gains possession) 
  10:03
[PHX 4-1]
Nash Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  09:50  
  09:48 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:44
[PHX 6-1]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:18
[MIN 3-6]
 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  09:10  
  09:10 Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:10 Team Rebound 
  09:10
[PHX 7-3]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  08:54
[MIN 5-7]
 
  08:39
[PHX 9-5]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:39  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Ellington  08:39  
  08:39
[PHX 10-5]
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Ridnour Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:20  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:18  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:18
[MIN 7-10]
 
  08:10
[PHX 12-7]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:53 Gortat Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:53
[MIN 8-12]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:53  
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:52  
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST)  07:47
[MIN 10-12]
 
  07:21
[PHX 14-10]
Dudley Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Webster (2 AST)  06:56
[MIN 12-14]
 
  06:41 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:39  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:23
[MIN 14-14]
 
  06:09
[PHX 16-14]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Webster Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:09  
  06:09
[PHX 17-14]
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
  05:55 Gortat Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55 Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:41 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:28
[PHX 19-14]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  05:05  
  04:59
[PHX 21-14]
Frye Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Love Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  04:38
[MIN 16-21]
 
  04:23 Lopez Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:23 Lopez Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  04:12  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:10  
Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  04:08  
  04:03 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:00  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Webster (3 AST)  03:56
[MIN 19-21]
 
Pekovic Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:49  
  03:49
[PHX 22-19]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:49 Hill Substitution replaced by Brown 
  03:49
[PHX 23-19]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  03:35  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:35
[MIN 21-23]
 
  03:26 Frye Hook Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Team Rebound 
  03:12
[PHX 25-21]
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:52
[MIN 23-25]
 
  02:52 Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Webster Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:39  
  02:39
[PHX 26-23]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Webster Substitution replaced by Beasley  02:39  
  02:39
[PHX 27-23]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  02:23
[MIN 25-27]
 
  02:06
[PHX 30-25]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:48
[MIN 28-30]
 
  01:36 Brown Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:33  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:27 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:16
[PHX 32-28]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  00:59.7 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:42.9 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:41.0  
  00:41.0 Frye Substitution replaced by Morris 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea  00:41.0  
  00:41.0 Nash Substitution replaced by Telfair 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.8  
  00:31.9 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:10.9
[PHX 34-28]
Dudley Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Love Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Dudley (1 BLK)  00:04.9  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:00.4  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (22-21) Phoenix Suns (19-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Beasley Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:42
[MIN 30-34]
 
  11:18 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:16  
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  11:10
[MIN 32-34]
 
  10:55 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:53  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Telfair (1 BLK)  10:47  
  10:44 Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:39 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:39 Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:37
[PHX 36-32]
Brown Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  10:28
[MIN 35-36]
 
  10:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Substitution replaced by Randolph  10:21  
  10:21 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  10:01
[PHX 38-35]
Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  09:41  
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:39  
Randolph Tip Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:31
[PHX 40-35]
Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Telfair (1 AST) 
  09:24 Telfair Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST)  09:14
[MIN 37-40]
 
  08:52
[PHX 42-37]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Randolph Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST)  08:40  
  08:32 Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  08:27
[MIN 39-42]
 
  08:27 Brown Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:27
[MIN 40-42]
 
  08:11 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:10  
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  07:57  
  07:54 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Randolph Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:49  
  07:49 Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:49 Team Rebound 
  07:49 Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:48  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:32 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:28 Telfair Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:25  
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK)  07:21  
  07:18 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:11 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:09  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  06:52
[MIN 43-42]
 
  06:42 Telfair Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:40  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (3 BLK)  06:34  
Team Rebound  06:34  
  06:34 Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:30  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:25
[MIN 45-42]
 
  06:04
[PHX 44-45]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST)  05:47
[MIN 47-44]
 
  05:29
[PHX 46-47]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ellington Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:29  
  05:29  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Pekovic  05:29  
  05:29
[PHX 47-47]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  05:16 Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:16
[MIN 48-47]
 
  05:16 Telfair Substitution replaced by Nash 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:16
[MIN 49-47]
 
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:03  
  04:52 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:39 Dudley Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:36  
Barea Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
Team Rebound  04:31  
  04:31 Gortat Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  04:31 Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Beasley Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  04:25  
Beasley Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:25  
  04:25 Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill 
  04:10 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:58
[PHX 49-49]
Nash Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST)  03:48
[MIN 52-49]
 
  03:35 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:33  
  03:20 Morris Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:20
[MIN 53-49]
 
  03:20 Morris Substitution replaced by Frye 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Love  03:20  
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:20  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:19  
Williams Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:18
[MIN 55-49]
 
  03:18 Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour  03:18  
  03:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:04
[PHX 52-55]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:47
[MIN 57-52]
 
  02:31 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Team Rebound 
  02:21
[PHX 54-57]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
Team Rebound  02:00  
  01:59 Brown Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  01:46 Lopez Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:46
[MIN 58-54]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:35 Nash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ridnour (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:33  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:12 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:10  
Love Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  00:59.7
[MIN 60-54]
 
  00:51.9 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:49.6  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  00:31.1
[MIN 63-54]
 
  00:09.9 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:06.0 Team Rebound 
  00:05.9
[PHX 56-63]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (22-21) Phoenix Suns (19-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:41 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:35
[PHX 58-63]
Gortat Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  11:17
[MIN 65-58]
 
  10:57 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:55 Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:53
[PHX 60-65]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:29 Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:20 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:19 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:07
[PHX 62-65]
Dudley Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Webster Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  09:56
[MIN 67-62]
 
  09:46
[PHX 64-67]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:25
[MIN 69-64]
 
  09:13
[PHX 66-69]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
Webster Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:56  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Webster (4 AST)  08:54
[MIN 71-66]
 
  08:47 Jump Ball Hill vs Webster 
  08:43 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
Pekovic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  08:32  
  08:18
[PHX 69-71]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Pekovic Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:00  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  08:00  
  07:48 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:46  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:33 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:24
[PHX 71-71]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  07:13
[MIN 73-71]
 
  06:59
[PHX 74-73]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Frye (3 AST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  06:42  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:42 Team Rebound 
  06:29
[PHX 76-73]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:25  
  06:25 Hill Substitution replaced by Brown 
Webster Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Frye (2 ST)  06:13  
Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  06:10  
  06:10
[PHX 77-73]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:10
[PHX 78-73]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:56
[MIN 75-78]
 
  05:28 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:27  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Webster (5 AST)  05:16
[MIN 77-78]
 
Webster Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  04:59  
  04:59
[PHX 79-77]
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  04:59
[PHX 80-77]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
Team Rebound  04:48  
  04:48 Gortat Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
  04:48 Gortat Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Webster (6 AST)  04:40
[MIN 80-80]
 
  04:21 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:20  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:03 Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:55 Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  03:48
[MIN 82-80]
 
  03:31
[PHX 83-82]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST)  03:14
[MIN 85-83]
 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:57  
  02:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:57 Frye Substitution replaced by Morris 
  02:57
[PHX 84-85]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  02:57
[PHX 85-85]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Bank Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST)  02:44
[MIN 87-85]
 
  02:22 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:20  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST)  02:10
[MIN 90-85]
 
  01:45 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:43  
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:35
[MIN 92-85]
 
  01:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Williams  01:34  
Webster Substitution replaced by Ellington  01:34  
  01:22 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:06
[PHX 87-92]
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.8  
  00:47.6 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:40.8
[PHX 89-92]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  00:40.8  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea  00:40.8  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley  00:40.8  
  00:40.8
[PHX 90-92]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
  00:32.7 Dudley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:32.7  
Team Rebound  00:32.7  
  00:32.7 Nash Substitution replaced by Telfair 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:32.7  
  00:31.6 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:19.7 Lopez Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Morris (1 BLK)  00:04.0  
  00:01.9 Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:44  
  11:44 Brown Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST)  11:32
[MIN 95-90]
 
  11:19
[PHX 92-95]
Telfair Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (4 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Barea (7 AST)  11:01
[MIN 98-92]
 
  10:51 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:50 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  10:50  
  10:50
[PHX 93-98]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:50
[PHX 94-98]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:36
[MIN 100-94]
 
Beasley Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:19  
  10:19
[PHX 95-100]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:19
[PHX 96-100]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:56 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:40 Morris Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Brown Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:36
[PHX 98-100]
Brown Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  09:11
[MIN 102-98]
 
  08:56 Lopez Hook Shot: Missed Block: Williams (2 BLK) 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:53  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:45 Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:40
[PHX 100-102]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:27  
Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic  08:27  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Johnson  08:27  
  08:27 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
Ellington Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  08:14  
  08:03
[PHX 102-102]
Telfair Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Frye (4 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:47
[MIN 104-102]
 
  07:25
[PHX 105-104]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Barea (8 AST)  07:03
[MIN 107-105]
 
  06:45
[PHX 108-107]
Telfair 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  06:45  
Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour  06:45  
  06:45
[PHX 109-107]
Telfair Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Ridnour Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Telfair (1 ST)  06:42  
  06:38
[PHX 111-107]
Telfair Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  06:22 Telfair Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:05 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:51 Telfair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:49
[MIN 109-111]
 
  05:29 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:27  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST)  05:16
[MIN 112-111]
 
  04:54
[PHX 114-112]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Telfair (2 AST) 
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:36
[MIN 114-114]
 
Ellington Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:18  
  04:18  
  04:18 Brown Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  04:18 Morris Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  04:18 Telfair Substitution replaced by Nash 
Williams Substitution replaced by Love  04:18  
  04:09 Frye Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:55
[MIN 116-114]
 
  03:34
[PHX 117-116]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:12 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Pekovic Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:03  
  03:03
[PHX 118-116]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:03 Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:02  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  02:45  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (9 AST)  02:38
[MIN 119-118]
 
  02:20
[PHX 120-119]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
Ridnour Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:50
[MIN 121-120]
 
  01:36 Nash Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  01:32  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:16  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:11 Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:56.9 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:54.9  
  00:37.8 Frye Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
  00:37.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:37.8
[MIN 122-120]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:37.8
[MIN 123-120]
 
  00:21.9 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:21.4 Team Rebound 
Ellington Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:21.4  
  00:21.4
[PHX 121-123]
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Barea  00:21.4  
  00:21.4
[PHX 122-123]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  00:17.0 Nash Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:17.0
[MIN 124-122]
 
Barea Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:17.0  
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:17.0
[MIN 125-122]
 
  00:17.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Webster  00:17.0  
  00:17.0 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:15.5 Team Rebound 
Webster Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  00:12.2  
  00:12.2 Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:12.2 Team Rebound 
Webster Substitution replaced by Pekovic  00:12.2  
  00:12.2 Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:10.0  
  00:10.0 Frye Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:10.0
[MIN 126-122]
 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Webster  00:10.0  
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:10.0
[MIN 127-122]
 
  00:00.4
[PHX 124-127]
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:00.4  
Webster Substitution replaced by Barea  00:00.4  
End of 4th Quarter
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