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Notebook: Spurs 116, Timberwolves 100


Posted Thursday March 22, 2012 12:23AM

By Tim Price, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Tony Parker
left the game for the Spurs with tightness in his left hamstring in the first quarter, but Tim Duncan scored 21 points and had 15 rebounds (he's one away from his 725th career double-double) and pulled San Antonio to a 116-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Duncan did not play the fourth quarter as the Spurs (30-14) led by as many as 23. There is no timetable for Parker, who has been averaging a career-high 34.5 minutes this season.

Minnesota (23-25) played without big man Nikola Pekovic and for the second game in a row could get only 11 minutes out of Michael Beasley. Pekovic was sent home to Minneapolis to have his sore left ankle examined, and Beasley has been gimpy the past week on a left big toe sprain.

QUOTABLE: "This is the Tim I have always known. He's moving great. From watching him from last year to now, he definitely looks like the old Tim Duncan. To get to where we want to be, we're going to need him to play like that."
-- Recently acquired swingman Stephen Jackson, speaking about being reunited with Duncan

THE STAT: Without the bulky Pekovic inside, the Timberwolves had little help for Kevin Love on the boards. The Spurs jumped out to a 6-0 advantage in offensive rebounds and ended the game ahead 17-9 in that category, 56-41 overall in rebounds.

TURNING POINT: The Timberwolves, down 78-65 with three minutes left in the third quarter, attempted to cut the Spurs' lead to 10 for the first time since the opening minute of the second half. Anthony Tolliver, Luke Ridnour and Love each put up a 3-pointer in one possession, each missing, and the Spurs quickly converted on the other end when Duncan rebounded and fired an outlet pass to the streaking Kawhi Leonard for an uncontested fastbreak dunk. San Antonio finished the third quarter by outscoring the Timberwolves 13-6 for a 20-point leading heading into the fourth quarter.

QUOTABLE II: "We're going to need a full roster if we're going to win against teams like this. (Pekovic) is huge for us. He's the guy we can throw it into and know we can get easy buckets and keep the other team off the glass. It was tough for us."
-- Love

HOT: Jackson got his most significant playing time since being ushered into Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles' doghouse a month ago. Recently acquired by the Spurs after his trade from Milwaukee to Golden State (the Spurs sent Richard Jefferson and a first-round pick to Oakland for Jackson), Jackson hit five of his first six shots, his first three 3-pointers, and he completed the game with 16 points in 22 minutes off the bench.

NOT: Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has played Ridnour and J.J. Barea on the floor together more recently. Barea had solid production, hitting 7-of-13 shots including both his 3-pointers for 18 points and 11 assists. But Ridnour struggled through a 1-for-7 game, got to the free-throw line only twice in 25 1/2 minutes and had four points, two turnovers and one assist. It got to the point in the fourth quarter that Adelman kept Barea in the game and sat Ridnour.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Duncan essentially racked up his double-double in half a game. Not only did he not play in the fourth quarter, he had to adjust with Parker off the floor in the second quarter; Duncan was 0-for-4 in five minutes in the second. He's rung up a double-double in three of his last four games, averaging 19.3 points and 15.7 rebounds in those games.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Wearing his now-trademark bowtie, former Spurs player Bruce Bowen sat courtside and had his No. 12 jersey retired by the team in a ceremony after the game. Bowen was All-NBA defensive player eight times and played on the last three Spurs championship teams ('03, '05 and '07).

GOOD MOVE: The first substitution Gregg Popovich often makes for the Spurs brings Duncan off the floor for a rest. But when Tiago Splitter checked into the game in the first quarter, Popovich pulled DeJuan Blair and left Duncan out there to take advantage of the extra space he had with Pekovic out of the game. Duncan finished the first quarter with an active stat sheet: 5-for-9 from the floor, six rebounds (three offensive), two assists and a blocked shot.

BAD MOVE: The Timberwolves were crying out for an inside presence, and Darko Milicic could fill that need. Instead, he's found no more patience from Adelman, who has sat Milicic six of the last seven games including tonight. Adelman contends Milicic is out of shape and has shown little desire.

ROOKIE WATCH: Leonard started his 19th game of the season for San Antonio and barely missed his fourth double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds.

NOTABLE: Derrick Williams got the start in place of Pekovic. He had nine points and seven rebounds in 36 1/2 minutes. ... Matt Bonner missed his first game of the season. He started experiencing tightness in his back after the Spurs' practice on Tuesday. ... The Timberwolves were looking to sweep the season series with the Spurs for the first time since the 1996-97 campaign. ... Minnesota has not won in San Antonio in 15 games, a streak dating back to January 2004. ... The Timberwolves wrap up their seven-game road trip Friday at Oklahoma City. They're 2-4 so far. They're in the midst of a schedule where they play 11 of 13 games away from home.

UP NEXT: For the Timberwolves, Friday @ Oklahoma City, Sunday vs. Denver, Tuesday @ Memphis. For the Spurs, Friday vs. Dallas, Saturday @ New Orleans, Sunday vs. Philadelphia.

MIN
SAS
   
    • 44.3%

    • 47.4%

    • 31.8%

    • 36.8%

    • 75.0%

    • 76.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MINSAS
Total Rebounds4156
Offensive Rebounds917
Turnovers1414
Fast Break Pts:1224
Biggest Lead:023
Points in the Paint:5258
MINSAS
pBarea   18Duncan   21
rbLove   12Duncan   15
aBarea   11Ginobili   8
sEllington   3Neal   4
bTolliver   23 players   1
 
  • 01/02 - SAS 96 @ MIN 106
  • 01/27 - SAS 79 @ MIN 87
  • 03/21 - MIN 100 @ SAS 116
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G25:292-62-40-0-110440001116
D. WilliamsF36:334-120-11-2-102570201019
K. LoveF-C29:585-131-36-9-24391223210017
M. WebsterG-F23:335-81-10-0-1713413010011
L. RidnourG25:261-70-32-2-230111302004
M. Beasley 11:102-70-00-0-20110201014
J. Barea 30:227-132-42-3-8033111140018
A. Tolliver 31:116-100-24-4032524212016
W. Ellington 22:447-111-40-0+903321311015
M. Lee 03:340-10-00-0+60111001000
D. MilicicDNP - Coach's Decision
B. MillerDNP - Coach's Decision
A. RandolphDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24039-887-2215-20 93241201981443100
 44.3%31.8%75.0% team rebs: 6total to: 14
San Antonio Spurs (8-2)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
K. LeonardF-G37:386-101-23-4+1236913101016
T. DuncanF24:199-190-03-6+13691543111121
D. BlairC20:132-60-00-0+62461423004
D. GreenG-F29:074-90-26-6+716703001014
T. ParkerG10:291-40-00-0+80006000012
M. Ginobili 25:094-91-30-0+101348101019
T. Splitter 22:024-90-03-4+1425754020011
S. Jackson 21:586-93-41-2+503311220116
G. Neal 28:087-152-70-0+1101130420016
J. Anderson 16:492-40-13-3-20110102007
E. Dawson 04:080-10-00-0-42130101000
C. JosephNWT - Coach's Decision
Totals 24045-957-1919-25 1739562921101434116
 47.4%36.8%76.0% team rebs: 7total to: 14

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Pekovic, Rubio
  • Spurs: Bonner, Mills

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Spurs: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #63 Derek Richardson, #56 Mark Ayotte, #13 Monty McCutchen
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:05
Minnesota Timberwolves (23-25) San Antonio Spurs (30-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Williams (Parker gains possession)
  11:44 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:28 Leonard Driving Bank shot: Missed 
  11:26 Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:19 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Williams Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:19  
  11:05 Green Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:03 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:03 Duncan Tip Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:02  
Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:34
[SAS 2-0]
Duncan Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:07 Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:03
[SAS 4-0]
Green Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:36
[MIN 2-4]
 
  09:22
[SAS 6-2]
Green Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blair (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  08:59 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:51 Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:40 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:28 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:26 Team Rebound 
  08:23 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:21 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:21 Green Tip Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:19  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST)  08:04
[MIN 4-6]
 
  07:52 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:50 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:50 Duncan Tip Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:49  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:31
[SAS 8-4]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  07:17
[MIN 6-8]
 
  07:03
[SAS 10-6]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Love Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  06:44
[MIN 8-10]
 
  06:27
[SAS 12-8]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:09  
  05:52
[SAS 14-8]
Duncan Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  05:29
[MIN 11-14]
 
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:24 Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  05:01
[SAS 16-11]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:31 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Team Rebound 
  04:30 Blair Substitution replaced by Splitter 
  04:26
[SAS 18-11]
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  04:08  
  04:07 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:03 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:01  
Webster Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:57
[MIN 13-18]
 
  03:43 Splitter Layup Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:41  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:23 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:21  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST)  03:11  
  03:01
[SAS 21-13]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley  02:57  
  02:57 Leonard Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:40  
  02:40 Splitter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:40
[MIN 14-21]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:40  
  02:40 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Webster Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:22  
  02:22 Duncan Substitution replaced by Blair 
  02:22 Parker Substitution replaced by Neal 
Webster Substitution replaced by Barea  02:22  
Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver  02:22  
  02:15
[SAS 23-14]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:50 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:46
[SAS 25-14]
Jackson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:20  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:18 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:13
[SAS 27-14]
Blair Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Neal (1 ST)  01:02  
  00:52.9
[SAS 29-14]
Splitter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Neal (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Team Rebound  00:30.9  
  00:30.9 Blair Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:18.8
[MIN 16-29]
 
  00:01.9
[SAS 32-16]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (23-25) San Antonio Spurs (30-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST)  11:46
[MIN 19-32]
 
  11:31
[SAS 34-19]
Splitter Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:05 Blair Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Barea Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  10:59  
Barea Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:59  
  10:59 Blair Substitution replaced by Leonard 
  10:45
[SAS 37-19]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Splitter (1 AST) 
Barea Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:22
[MIN 21-37]
 
  10:14 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:11  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  09:48
[MIN 23-37]
 
  09:39 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:37 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:35 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (1 ST) 
  09:29 Leonard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  09:29 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Green 
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:18
[MIN 25-37]
 
  09:01 Splitter Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:59  
Tolliver Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  08:54
[MIN 27-37]
 
  08:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:54 Jackson Substitution replaced by Parker 
  08:38 Splitter Layup Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
Tolliver Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:20
[SAS 39-27]
Green Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Neal (2 AST) 
  08:03 Splitter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:03
[MIN 28-39]
 
  08:03 Parker Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:03  
  08:03 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:46
[SAS 41-28]
Neal Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:28  
Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:26  
Tolliver Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:26
[MIN 30-41]
 
Beasley Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  07:06  
  07:06 Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:06 Team Rebound 
  07:06 Splitter Substitution replaced by Duncan 
  07:06
[SAS 42-30]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:53
[MIN 32-42]
 
Beasley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:37  
  06:28 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (1 BLK) 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:26  
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:14 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:12  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:06  
Tolliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Neal (2 ST)  06:01  
Ellington Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  05:58  
  05:58  
  05:58 Jackson Substitution replaced by Blair 
Williams Substitution replaced by Love  05:58  
  05:58
[SAS 43-32]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:58
[SAS 44-32]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Duncan Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:34 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:32  
Love Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  05:22
[MIN 34-44]
 
  05:02 Blair Running Bank shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:01  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK)  04:47  
  04:46 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:41
[SAS 46-34]
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Neal (3 AST) 
  04:33 Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:33 Neal Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blair (1 ST)  04:30  
  04:26 Blair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:18
[MIN 36-46]
 
  03:58 Duncan Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:57  
  03:47 Blair Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Webster  03:47  
  03:47 Blair Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:47
[MIN 37-46]
 
  03:47 Blair Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:47
[MIN 38-46]
 
  03:39 Leonard Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Duncan Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:37 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Duncan Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:36  
  03:36
[SAS 47-38]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:36
[SAS 48-38]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Duncan Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  03:08  
  03:08 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:08 Team Rebound 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Ridnour  03:08  
  03:08
[SAS 49-38]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Barea Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:51
[MIN 40-49]
 
  02:39 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:38  
  02:29 Duncan Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:29
[MIN 41-49]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:29
[MIN 42-49]
 
  02:11 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:10 Team Rebound 
Ridnour Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:10  
  02:10
[SAS 50-42]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:10 Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter 
  02:10
[SAS 51-42]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:51 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:43
[SAS 53-42]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (5 AST) 
Barea Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:31
[MIN 44-53]
 
  01:18 Splitter Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:16
[SAS 55-44]
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.5 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Tolliver Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:53.6  
  00:53.6 Splitter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:53.6 Team Rebound 
  00:53.6
[SAS 56-44]
Splitter Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  00:45.9
[MIN 47-56]
 
  00:29.9 Jackson Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (2 BLK) 
  00:29.2 Team Rebound 
  00:26.9 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:24.9 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:23.9 Splitter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (23-25) San Antonio Spurs (30-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:29 Blair Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:28  
  11:23 Blair Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:23  
Team Rebound  11:23  
  11:23 Blair Substitution replaced by Splitter 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  11:23
[MIN 48-56]
 
  11:07 Duncan Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  11:06  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:57 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:46
[SAS 58-48]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:24
[SAS 60-48]
Duncan Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Splitter (2 AST) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:24  
  10:24 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  10:23 Leonard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:09  
  10:09
[SAS 61-48]
Splitter Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  10:09
[SAS 62-48]
Splitter Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:03 Splitter Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Webster Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:48
[MIN 50-62]
 
  09:36 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:35  
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:08
[SAS 64-50]
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Duncan Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  08:41 Splitter Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  08:28 Splitter Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  08:28 Splitter Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  08:19
[MIN 52-64]
 
  07:59
[SAS 67-52]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Leonard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Webster Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:34  
  07:34
[SAS 68-52]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Barea  07:34  
  07:34 Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:31  
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST)  07:28  
  07:14
[SAS 70-52]
Leonard Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:58
[MIN 54-70]
 
  06:58 Duncan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:58  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:57  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:45
[SAS 72-54]
Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
Webster Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST)  06:27  
  06:22
[SAS 74-54]
Green Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:22  
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:00  
Webster Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:57
[MIN 56-74]
 
  05:49 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jackson (2 ST)  05:31  
  05:15
[SAS 76-56]
Neal Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Duncan Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  04:49 Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:49 Jackson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:49
[MIN 57-76]
 
  04:49 Jackson Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  04:49 Neal Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver  04:49  
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:49
[MIN 58-76]
 
  04:34 Duncan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:33  
Barea Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 60-76]
 
  04:29 Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 61-76]
 
  04:13 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:12 Duncan Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  04:06 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:05  
Webster Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST)  03:58
[MIN 63-76]
 
  03:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Tolliver Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:48  
  03:41
[SAS 78-63]
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Webster Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  03:41  
  03:41 Duncan Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:40  
Love Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST)  03:29
[MIN 65-78]
 
  03:11 Duncan Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  03:11 Duncan Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  02:56  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
Tolliver Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:47  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Duncan Rebound (Off:6 Def:9) 
  02:39
[SAS 80-65]
Leonard Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Duncan (4 AST) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:15
[SAS 82-65]
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (6 AST) 
Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  02:15  
  02:15 Duncan Substitution replaced by Splitter 
  02:15
[SAS 83-65]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Webster Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  01:52  
  01:52
[SAS 84-65]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Webster Substitution replaced by Ellington  01:52  
  01:52
[SAS 85-65]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:42 Green Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:42
[MIN 66-85]
 
  01:42 Green Substitution replaced by Neal 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Williams  01:42  
Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:42
[MIN 67-85]
 
  01:28
[SAS 87-67]
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Splitter (3 AST) 
Tolliver Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (7 AST)  01:20
[MIN 69-87]
 
Tolliver Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF)  01:15  
  01:15
[SAS 88-69]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:15
[SAS 89-69]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.3
[SAS 91-69]
Splitter Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (7 AST) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (8 AST)  00:40.3
[MIN 71-91]
 
  00:27.9 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  00:27.2  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Neal (3 ST)  00:25.9  
  00:04.9 Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Tolliver (1 ST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ellington (1 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:44  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barea (9 AST)  11:30
[MIN 74-91]
 
  11:13
[SAS 93-74]
Ginobili Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Splitter (4 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  11:06
[MIN 77-93]
 
  10:40
[SAS 95-77]
Neal Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Tolliver Running Bank shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:27 Splitter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:18
[SAS 98-77]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Splitter (5 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
  09:57 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:46
[SAS 100-77]
Neal Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:27
[MIN 80-100]
 
  09:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:16 Jackson Layup Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:15  
  09:14 Ginobili Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:50 Neal Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:49  
Ellington Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Neal (4 ST)  08:45  
  08:34 Ginobili Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:32 Splitter Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:32
[SAS 102-80]
Splitter Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (10 AST)  08:16
[MIN 83-102]
 
  07:56 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:55  
Tolliver Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST)  07:48
[MIN 85-102]
 
  07:29 Splitter Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:28  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Splitter Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:58
[SAS 104-85]
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  06:42  
  06:42 Neal Substitution replaced by Green 
  06:42 Splitter Substitution replaced by Blair 
  06:31 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tolliver (2 ST) 
Tolliver Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:28
[MIN 87-104]
 
  06:08
[SAS 106-87]
Jackson Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Barea Running Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:47
[MIN 89-106]
 
  05:36 Anderson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  05:36 Anderson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:36  
  05:36 Jackson Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Williams Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:24  
  05:14 Blair Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ellington (2 ST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  05:04  
  05:02 Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:53
[SAS 109-89]
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (8 AST) 
Ellington Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barea (11 AST)  04:38
[MIN 91-109]
 
  04:19 Leonard Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Leonard Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:18
[SAS 111-91]
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  04:08 Leonard Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  04:08 Blair Substitution replaced by Dawson 
  04:08 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Neal 
  03:58 Leonard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:58  
Team Rebound  03:58  
  03:58 Green Substitution replaced by Blair 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 92-111]
 
  03:43
[SAS 114-92]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:34  
Barea Substitution replaced by Lee  03:34  
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (2 AST)  03:26
[MIN 94-114]
 
Tolliver Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  03:06  
  03:06
[SAS 115-94]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:06
[SAS 116-94]
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blair (2 ST)  02:48  
  02:46 Blair Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:41  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Dawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:25 Blair Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:24  
Lee Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:02 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Dawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:55 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:54  
  01:43 Dawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:43
[MIN 95-116]
 
Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:43
[MIN 96-116]
 
  01:24 Dawson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Dawson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:07 Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Tolliver Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  00:52.2
[MIN 98-116]
 
  00:28.9 Dawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellington (3 ST) 
Ellington Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:20.8
[MIN 100-116]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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26
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50
16
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