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Notebook: Timberwolves 91, Cavaliers 73


Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:03 AM - Updated Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:03 AM

THE FACTS: Kevin Love and Andrei Kirilenko, playing together for just the fifth time all season, dominated an injury-depleted Cleveland Cavaliers roster Friday night, and the Minnesota Timberwolves climbed back to .500 with an ugly 91-73 victory in Target Center. Love, slowly regaining his form after missing the season's first nine games with a broken hand, emerged from a scoring slump with scored 36 points with 13 rebounds, while Kirilenko returned after a four-game absence with back spasms to spearhead a smothering Wolves defense.

The combination resulted in a 22-10 Minnesota run over the game's final nine minutes, sending Cleveland, which was playing without starting backcourt Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, to its fourth straight loss and eighth in its last nine games.

With both starting point guards out with injuries -- the Cavs' Irving, who missed his 10th game with a broken left index finger, and the Wolves' Ricky Rubio, who has yet to play this year as he recovers from knee surgery -- the game was full of poor shot selection and bad ball-handling. The teams combined for 41 turnovers and 38.2 percent shooting.

Alonzo Gee led Cleveland, which took only nine free throws to Minnesota's 35, with 16 points.

QUOTABLE: "I am trying to figure out a way to say this without getting fined -- it was that bad. I understand we are playing in Minnesota, but 35-9→ We went to the basket just as much as they did."
-- Cleveland coach Byron Scott, on the Wolves' 35-9 advantage in free-throw attempts.

THE STAT: 34.5 -- Cleveland's field-goal percentage (on 30-for-87 shooting), lowest by any Minnesota opponent this year. In three games without rookie guard Waiters, the Cavs have made only 33.7, 36.5 and 34.5 percent, respectively, of their shots.

TURNING POINT: An ugly offensive game may have been decided when Minnesota forward Love announced at the team's morning shootaround that he was tired of his own inconsistent play since returning from a broken right hand, and intended to "play like myself again." Love then revved up his game to the All-Star level of a year ago, being far more active around the basket and earning 18 free throws -- twice as many as the Cavaliers' team total. Love, averaging only 12.5 points in December, scored a season-high 36 points and collected 13 rebounds.

QUOTABLE II: "Four steals→ I thought (I had) more than four. You know, I'm going to get five-by-five."
-- Wolves forward Kirilenko, who three times in his career has recorded a "5x5": five or more points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots in the same game. He finished with eight points on Friday, along with seven boards, six assists, four steals and three blocks.

HOT: Wolves guard J.J. Barea nailed a pair of 3-pointers during a four-minute stretch of the fourth quarter in which Minnesota widened its lead from six points to 14 and put the game away. Barea made 3-of-5 shots on the night, and has connected on 54.5 percent of his shots overall (18-of-33) during the Wolves' last four games, reaching double digits in each.

NOT: Anderson Varejao's shooting slump continued Friday, when the Cavs' center made only 2-of-10 shots. That brings the Brazilian's totals to 13-of-44 (29.5 percent) over the Cavs' last three games, all losses. The league's leading rebounder also grabbed "only" 14 rebounds, ending his team-record streak of 10 consecutive games with 15 or more boards.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Kirilenko returned after missing four games with back spasms, and the difference in the Timberwolves' defense was noticeable. The veteran Russian doesn't dominate any one statistical category, but contributes in nearly every one. Friday he scored eight points with six assists, while also blocking three shots, grabbing four steals, and collecting seven rebounds, four on the defensive end.

ROOKIE WATCH: Cleveland center Tyler Zeller didn't have a great offensive game, scoring only five points while taking six shots, but he made life difficult for the Wolves' big men, too. Zeller, who collected seven rebounds in 15 minutes, four of them on the offensive end, helped guard Nikola Pekovic, Greg Stiemsma and Dante Cunningham at various times, and while he wasn't entirely responsible for their off night, that trio did combine to go 2-for-12 from the field.

NOTABLE: The victory improved the Wolves' record to 9-9, the latest that Minnesota has been at .500 since 2006-07. ... Cleveland is now 1-8 against Western Conference teams. ... Cavs forward Luke Walton played for the first time in five games, going scoreless (on 0-for-2 shooting) in seven minutes. ... Second-year Minnesota forward Derrick Williams did not play, his fourth DNP since Nov. 21. ... Rumors swept Minneapolis on Thursday that Wolves point guard Rubio was asking the team's training staff to let him play against Cleveland, but general manager David Kahn said after the team's morning shootaround that no such conversation had taken place. Kahn also denied recent rumors that the Timberwolves are discussing a possible trade with the Los Angeles Lakers that would involve L.A. forward Pau Gasol and Minnesota center Pekovic. The teams haven't talked since June, Kahn said. ... Injured guard Brandon Roy will return to the Wolves on Sunday after spending the past couple of weeks in Oregon rehabbing from an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee, but he remains a week or more away from being able to practice again, Kahn said. ... The Cavs have assigned forward Jon Leuer to the Canton Charge of the NVA Developmental League.

UP NEXT: For the Cavaliers, Saturday vs. Pistons, Tuesday vs. Lakers, Wednesday @ Indiana. For the Timberwolves, Wednesday vs. Nuggets, Friday @ New Orleans, Dec. 15 vs. Mavericks.

CLE
MIN
   
    • 34.5%

    • 42.9%

    • 29.2%

    • 21.1%

    • 66.7%

    • 77.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLEMIN
Total Rebounds4153
Offensive Rebounds1113
Turnovers1821
Fast Break Pts:1314
Biggest Lead:019
Points in the Paint:3838
CLEMIN
pGee   16Love   36
rbVarejao   14Love   13
aGibson   4Ridnour   7
sGibson   4Kirilenko   4
b2 players   1Kirilenko   3
 
  • 12/07 - CLE 73 @ MIN 91
  • 02/11 - MIN 100 @ CLE 92
Cleveland Cavaliers (10-31)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. GeeF30:557-122-60-0-1401110011116
T. ThompsonF24:483-70-00-0-130330522016
A. VarejaoC33:372-100-00-0-20410142502114
D. GibsonG27:202-71-40-0-160004242005
J. PargoG16:522-90-21-2-150222212025
T. Zeller 15:232-60-01-104372510005
D. Sloan 31:084-111-21-2-305510130310
C. Miles 23:125-122-51-2-301101150013
K. Jones 08:331-30-00-0+32240010002
O. Casspi 14:332-61-30-0-31341021005
S. Samuels 06:490-20-02-2-10001200002
L. Walton 06:500-20-20-0-50001220000
Totals 24030-877-246-9 113041152415182873
 34.5%29.2%66.7% team rebs: 8total to: 20
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. KirilenkoF30:504-50-10-0+233476143308
K. LoveF-C35:1110-192-514-18+18671300131136
N. PekovicC24:300-30-04-4+151011402104
M. LeeG20:191-50-34-6+50880212106
L. RidnourG30:336-120-10-0+1514573110012
G. Stiemsma 13:320-30-00-0-60330001100
A. Shved 23:313-80-41-3+40442315107
J. Howard 19:061-40-20-0-20330111002
J. Barea 19:413-52-32-2+903321120010
D. Cunningham 22:472-60-02-2+92460231016
L. AmundsonDNP - Coach's Decision
D. WilliamsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24030-704-1927-35 134053181713218291
 42.9%21.1%77.1% team rebs: 6total to: 21

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Irving, Leuer, Waiters
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #45 Brian Forte, #75 Eric Dalen
  • Attendance: 16623
  • Duration: 2:02
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17) Minnesota Timberwolves (10-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Varejao (Ridnour gains possession)
  11:43
[MIN 2-0]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:06 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:05 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:51 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST) 
Pargo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  10:46  
  10:44 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gibson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:37  
  10:37
[MIN 3-0]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:37
[MIN 4-0]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:10 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:09
[MIN 6-0]
Love Running Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pargo 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
Team Rebound  09:42  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:42  
  09:30
[MIN 8-0]
Love Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:24  
Pargo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:06 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:57 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:56  
Gibson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:46
[CLE 2-8]
 
  08:33 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:28
[MIN 10-2]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  08:17  
  08:15 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Pargo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:12  
  08:12 Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:12 Team Rebound 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Zeller  08:12  
Pargo Substitution replaced by Sloan  08:12  
  08:12 Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST)  07:53  
Gibson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:47  
  07:47
[MIN 11-2]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Miles  07:47  
  07:47
[MIN 12-2]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:27 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:18 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
  07:13 Pekovic Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST)  07:07
[CLE 5-12]
 
  06:50 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:47  
Miles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  06:31  
  06:26 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:25 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:25
[MIN 14-5]
Kirilenko Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miles Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  06:08  
  06:05 Lee Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:03  
  05:59 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Miles Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:59
[CLE 6-14]
 
  05:59 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  05:59 Lee Substitution replaced by Shved 
Miles Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:59  
  05:58 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:42 Stiemsma Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:41 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Zeller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:28  
  05:21 Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Miles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:20  
Miles Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST)  05:15  
  05:09
[MIN 16-6]
Love Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Varejao (1 AST)  04:41
[CLE 9-16]
 
  04:22 Shved Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:21 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:19  
Sloan Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:14
[CLE 11-16]
 
Varejao Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:00  
  04:00
[MIN 17-11]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:00
[MIN 18-11]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Team Rebound 
  03:35 Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:32 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Varejao (1 BLK) 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:31  
Sloan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK)  03:28  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:27  
Zeller Tip Shot: Missed  03:27  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:26  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:23 Stiemsma Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miles (1 ST) 
Miles Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  03:20  
Miles Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  03:20  
  03:20 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Howard 
  03:10
[MIN 20-11]
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miles Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:57
[CLE 13-20]
 
  02:46
[MIN 22-13]
Love Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Zeller Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:28
[CLE 15-22]
 
  02:28 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Jones  02:28  
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:28
[CLE 16-22]
 
  02:15 Howard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:13  
Zeller Running Hook Shot: Missed  01:55  
Team Rebound  01:53  
Sloan Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:26
[MIN 24-16]
Shved Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  01:26  
  01:26 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea 
  01:26 Shved Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:26  
Sloan 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:58.1  
  00:58.1 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:58.1 Team Rebound 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:58.1  
  00:58.1
[MIN 25-16]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:26.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:24.9  
  00:05.0 Shved Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Sloan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK)  00:00.7  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17) Minnesota Timberwolves (10-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:40 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:30 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:02 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:01  
Miles Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:37  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:36
[CLE 18-25]
 
  10:13 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:45
[MIN 27-18]
Shved Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:15 Howard Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:14  
  08:58  
Miles Substitution replaced by Gibson  08:58  
Casspi Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
Team Rebound  08:53  
  08:53 Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Gibson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:32 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Sloan Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:27  
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:26  
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:25
[CLE 20-27]
 
  08:01 Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (2 ST) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST)  07:54
[CLE 23-27]
 
  07:36 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:35  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sloan (1 AST)  07:12
[CLE 26-27]
 
  06:49 Stiemsma Jump Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:48  
Gibson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  06:27  
  06:19 Barea Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:18  
Jones Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:55  
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  05:55 Howard Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Sloan Substitution replaced by Pargo  05:55  
Jones Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:55  
  05:55
[MIN 28-26]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:55
[MIN 29-26]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:28
[MIN 31-26]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Pargo Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:11
[CLE 28-31]
 
  04:54 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:51 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  04:45
[MIN 33-28]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:17  
  04:17
[MIN 34-28]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Gee  04:17  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Samuels  04:17  
  04:17 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
  04:17 Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  04:17 Shved Substitution replaced by Lee 
  04:17
[MIN 35-28]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gee Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (2 BLK)  04:07  
  04:05 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Varejao Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:51  
Samuels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:45  
  03:45 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:45 Team Rebound 
  03:45 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:44  
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:26
[CLE 30-35]
 
  03:01 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gibson (3 ST) 
  02:44 Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
Samuels Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:44
[CLE 31-35]
 
Samuels Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:44
[CLE 32-35]
 
  02:28 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:27 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  02:23 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:22  
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST)  02:12
[CLE 35-35]
 
  01:49
[MIN 38-35]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Samuels Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:33 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:30 Lee Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  01:30 Lee Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:30 Lee Substitution replaced by Shved 
Samuels Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:11 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Pargo Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:07  
  01:07
[MIN 39-35]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:07 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  01:07
[MIN 40-35]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:49.9 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:38.9 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pargo (1 ST) 
Gee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pargo (1 AST)  00:36.1
[CLE 37-40]
 
  00:23.2
[MIN 42-37]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pargo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (2 ST)  00:12.9  
  00:08.9
[MIN 44-37]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST) 
  00:05.2 Ridnour Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Pargo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Shved (1 BLK)  00:00.8  
  00:00.2 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-17) Minnesota Timberwolves (10-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pargo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (3 ST)  11:43  
  11:26 Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:25 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  11:24  
  11:24
[MIN 45-37]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  11:24
[MIN 46-37]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST)  11:11
[CLE 39-46]
 
  10:58 Pekovic Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  10:58 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:36
[MIN 48-39]
Kirilenko Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Pargo Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  10:21  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:16  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  10:08 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:07  
Varejao Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  09:57  
  09:42 Lee Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  09:23 Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed 
Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:22  
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:10 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:04
[MIN 50-39]
Kirilenko Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:57  
Pargo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  08:34 Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:33  
Gee 3pt Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  08:16 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gibson (4 ST) 
  08:13 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pargo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:13  
Team Rebound  08:13  
Pargo Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:13
[CLE 40-50]
 
  07:59
[MIN 52-40]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (3 AST) 
Gee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:46
[CLE 42-52]
 
  07:35 Kirilenko Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST) 
Gee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pargo (2 AST)  07:30
[CLE 44-52]
 
  07:06 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:05  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:28 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:26  
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gibson (3 AST)  06:04
[CLE 46-52]
 
  05:35
[MIN 54-46]
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST) 
Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (4 ST)  05:22  
  05:06
[MIN 56-46]
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Thompson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:51  
  04:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pargo Substitution replaced by Sloan  04:51  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Zeller  04:51  
  04:38
[MIN 59-46]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (4 AST) 
Varejao Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:09
[CLE 48-59]
 
  03:53
[MIN 61-48]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (5 AST) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  03:36  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:33  
Gee Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:29
[CLE 50-61]
 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Miles  03:01  
  02:53 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:51  
Gee Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:39
[CLE 52-61]
 
  02:18 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:15  
Sloan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (3 BLK)  01:58  
Team Rebound  01:57  
  01:57 Lee Substitution replaced by Shved 
  01:57 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:52  
  01:41
[MIN 63-52]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  01:23 Shved Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:23 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Howard 
Miles Jump Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:00  
  01:00
[MIN 64-52]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  01:00
[MIN 65-52]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Varejao (2 AST)  00:51.5
[CLE 55-65]
 
Varejao Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:34.8  
  00:34.8 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:34.8 Team Rebound 
  00:34.8
[MIN 66-55]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST)  00:09.7
[CLE 57-66]
 
  00:01.9 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:00.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:43
[MIN 68-57]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:16 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Walton (1 ST) 
Sloan Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:46 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Casspi (2 ST) 
Miles Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:41  
Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:38  
Sloan Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Zeller (2 AST)  10:36
[CLE 59-68]
 
  10:17 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:16 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:14 Love Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Miles Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:56  
Zeller Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:55  
Zeller Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:55
[CLE 61-68]
 
Walton Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:35  
  09:35
[MIN 69-61]
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:35 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  09:35 Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:35  
Sloan Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:17
[CLE 63-69]
 
  09:02
[MIN 72-63]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST) 
  08:56 Pekovic Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Sloan Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:52  
Zeller Foul: Personal (5 PF)  08:42  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Varejao  08:42  
  08:36 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  08:35  
  08:23 Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Walton 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:59 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Walton (2 ST) 
Miles Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST)  07:56
[CLE 65-72]
 
  07:38 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Sloan (1 ST) 
Sloan Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  07:34  
  07:21
[MIN 74-65]
Shved Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Miles Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST)  07:10  
  07:06
[MIN 76-65]
Cunningham Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:06  
  07:06 Shved Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Miles Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:48
[CLE 67-76]
 
Walton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:31  
  06:31
[MIN 77-67]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:31
[MIN 78-67]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:57 Pekovic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  05:57 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Love 
Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  05:42  
  05:27
[MIN 81-67]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Walton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Varejao Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  05:10  
Miles Substitution replaced by Gee  05:10  
Casspi Substitution replaced by Thompson  05:10  
  05:10 Howard Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Walton Substitution replaced by Gibson  05:10  
  04:48 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:47  
Sloan Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Cunningham (2 ST)  04:34  
Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:33  
  04:33
[MIN 82-67]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:33
[MIN 83-67]
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:13 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:52 Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gee (1 BLK) 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  03:49  
Varejao Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (3 ST)  03:48  
  03:44
[MIN 85-67]
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (6 AST) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  03:27  
  03:25 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  03:04 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  03:03  
Sloan 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gibson (4 AST)  02:51
[CLE 70-85]
 
Varejao Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  02:32  
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gee Substitution replaced by Miles  02:32  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Samuels  02:32  
  02:32
[MIN 86-70]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  02:32
[MIN 87-70]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
Team Rebound  02:11  
  02:11 Kirilenko Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Team Rebound 
Samuels Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:01  
  02:01
[MIN 88-70]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS) 
  02:01
[MIN 89-70]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS) 
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Samuels (1 AST)  01:47
[CLE 72-89]
 
  01:31 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:31 Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  01:31
[MIN 91-72]
Love Tip Shot: Made (36 PTS) 
  01:28 Barea Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
  01:28 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Howard 
  01:28 Love Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  01:28 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Shved 
  01:28 Barea Substitution replaced by Lee 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:10 Howard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:46.9 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Sloan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:45.6  
Thompson Foul: Offensive (5 PF)  00:39.1  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:39.1  
  00:21.6 Shved Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:21.6 Shved Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
  00:11.8 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Sloan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:11.8  
Team Rebound  00:11.8  
Sloan Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:11.8
[CLE 73-91]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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