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Notebook: Timberwolves 113, Hornets 102


Bradley Handwerger
Posted Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:44 PM - Updated Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:44 PM

THE FACTS: The Minnesota Timberwolves used their size advantage in the frontcourt and scored nearly two-thirds of their points in the paint Friday night as they easily moved past the New Orleans Hornets 113-102.

Nikola Pekovic scored 31 points, including 24 inside of four feet from the basket, and Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who climbed to 11-9 on the season.

Their points more than made up for Kevin Love, who has been hampered by a hand injury. Love shot only 4 of 18 and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Minnesota tried to play a transition game in the first half but went to the break tied at 50 with the undermanned Hornets, who were missing guard Eric Gordon and forward Jason Smith.

But in the second half, Minnesota made the decision to slow down and spread the floor. The result helped the Timberwolves set a season-high for points in the paint with 70.

The Hornets (5-17) kept pace in the first half thanks to Austin Rivers, who scored 19 of his career-high 27 points in the opening 24 minutes. In his third game back from an ankle injury, Anthony Davis scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots.

QUOTABLE: "Our defense is not even close to what we are used to around here and that is a reflection of me and my coaching. I need to do a better job and get in there and figure out which guys are going to fight for this organization. That is not something that we are seeing on a consistent basis."
-- Hornets coach Monty Williams on giving up so many points in the paints.

THE STAT: A trio of numbers combine for this stat because they're all related. Minnesota scored 70 points in the paint against New Orleans. To get there, they outrebounded the Hornets 40-30, including 14 offensive rebounds. And that led to 24 second-chance points.

TURNING POINT: The Hornets kept pace with Minnesota for the first part of the third quarter.

But then Minnesota got going as the quarter began winding down. After New Orleans' Davis pulled the Hornets within 70-68, Minnesota went on a 12-5 run to close the quarter. It was a European explosion that put the Timberwolves over the top. Alexey Shved, from Russia, started the run with a 3-pointer, Pekovic of Montenegro scored the next five points, Russia's Kirilenko then hit a short jumper and Pekovic finished with a layup.

HOT: Pekovic and Kirilenko sank the Hornets. The eastern European duo combined to go 24 of 34 for 52 points. Without their full allotment of big men, the Hornets couldn't find a way to slow down the two, who combined for 24 points in the paint in the second half.

NOTABLE: Minnesota's Josh Howard hyperextended his right knee and didn't return to the game. ... The Timberwolves' Love jammed the thumb on his right hand. X-rays after the game were negative. ... The Timberwolves have set a season-high for points in back-to-back games. Friday night's 113 points bested Wednesday night's 108 against Denver. ... Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez set a career-high for assists with 17. He also scored 15 points. ... New Orleans shot a better percentage than Minnesota -- 53.8 percent to 53.4 -- and fell to 5-4 in games in which that has happened.

UP NEXT: For the Hornets, Sunday @ Portland, Tuesday @ Golden State, Wednesday @ Clippers. For the Timberwolves, Saturday vs. Dallas, Monday @ Orlando, Tuesday @ Miami.

MIN
NOH
     
    • 53.4%

    • 53.8%

    • 41.2%

    • 45.8%

    • 70.6%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NOH
Total Rebounds 40 30
Offensive Rebounds 14 7
Turnovers 12 14
Fast Break Pts: 10 11
Biggest Lead: 16 5
Points in the Paint: 70 42
MIN NOH
p Pekovic   31 Rivers   27
rb Kirilenko   11 Aminu   8
a Ridnour   10 Vasquez   16
s Ridnour   4 Anderson   2
b Stiemsma   2 Davis   3
 
  • 12/14 - MIN 113 @ NOH 102
  • 01/11 - MIN 92 @ NOH 104
  • 02/02 - NOH 86 @ MIN 115
  • 03/17 - NOH 95 @ MIN 97
Minnesota Timberwolves (31-51)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Kirilenko F 39:11 10-16 0-2 1-1 +13 2 9 11 2 0 1 1 1 0 21
K. Love F-C 35:32 4-18 1-4 5-7 +9 3 6 9 3 1 0 1 0 3 14
N. Pekovic C 31:50 14-18 0-0 3-4 +14 4 1 5 1 3 1 2 0 0 31
A. Shved G 34:50 5-8 3-4 0-1 +7 0 2 2 8 2 2 2 0 1 13
L. Ridnour G 37:55 5-6 3-3 2-2 +9 1 2 3 10 2 4 1 0 0 15
J. Howard   07:14 1-2 0-1 1-2 +4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
G. Stiemsma   02:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
J. Barea   22:52 6-12 0-2 0-0 +2 1 4 5 5 0 1 1 0 2 12
D. Cunningham   19:44 1-6 0-0 0-0 -3 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
D. Williams   08:26 1-2 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Lee NWT - Hyperextended Right Knee
Totals   240 47-88 7-17 12-17   14 26 40 29 12 9 12 3 6 113
  53.4% 41.2% 70.6%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13
New Orleans Hornets (27-55)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 24:35 3-5 0-0 0-0 +3 2 6 8 1 1 1 1 1 0 6
R. Anderson F 39:25 8-17 4-11 0-0 -13 3 4 7 1 4 2 1 0 1 20
R. Lopez C 25:29 5-10 0-0 0-0 -14 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 10
A. Rivers G 37:32 9-14 5-6 4-4 -8 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 27
G. Vasquez G 42:48 7-14 1-4 0-0 -12 0 5 5 16 3 0 4 1 0 15
A. Davis   28:15 4-5 0-0 3-5 +3 0 7 7 2 2 1 3 3 0 11
D. Miller   09:33 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Roberts   19:04 4-8 1-3 0-0 -8 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 9
L. Thomas   07:04 0-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
X. Henry   06:15 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
R. Mason Jr. DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith DND - Right Shoulder Sprain
Totals   240 42-78 11-24 7-10   7 23 30 26 16 5 14 6 3 102
  53.8% 45.8% 70.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 14

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy, Rubio
  • Hornets: Gordon

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #7 Kevin Fehr, #71 Rodney Mott, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 14671
  • Duration: 1:55
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-9) New Orleans Hornets (5-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Pekovic (Kirilenko gains possession)
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST)  11:49
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:30 Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST) 
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed  11:24  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:20  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:03 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:03
[NOH 2-2]
Aminu Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed  10:42  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:40  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:40
[MIN 4-2]
 
  10:31
[NOH 5-4]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:09
[NOH 7-4]
Aminu Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (1 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:53
[MIN 6-7]
 
  09:31 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:06 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:05  
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:00  
  08:42 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:41  
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  08:24
[MIN 8-7]
 
  08:12
[NOH 9-8]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:46
[NOH 11-8]
Aminu Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (2 AST) 
Pekovic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:33  
  07:27
[NOH 13-8]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (3 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:08  
Shved Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  07:02
[MIN 10-13]
 
  07:02 Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:50 Lopez Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST)  06:31  
  06:26 Vasquez Layup Shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:25  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:04 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:03  
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  05:53
[MIN 12-13]
 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40
[NOH 16-12]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (4 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  05:16
[MIN 14-16]
 
  04:57 Vasquez Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (2 ST) 
  04:46 Lopez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:46
[MIN 15-16]
 
  04:46 Anderson Substitution replaced by Davis 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:46
[MIN 16-16]
 
  04:33 Aminu Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  04:27  
Team Rebound  04:26  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  04:24  
  04:23 Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:20  
  04:20
[NOH 17-16]
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:20 Aminu Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:20
[NOH 18-16]
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  04:06
[MIN 18-18]
 
  03:57 Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:29 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:28  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  03:18
[MIN 20-18]
 
  03:01 Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  02:49
[MIN 23-18]
 
  02:31
[NOH 20-23]
Davis Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Howard  02:31  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  02:31  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea  02:31  
  02:31 Miller Substitution replaced by Roberts 
  02:31 Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  02:29  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:14  
Howard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  02:10
[MIN 25-20]
 
Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:52  
  01:52
[NOH 21-25]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:52 Lopez Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  01:52 Rivers Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  01:52
[NOH 22-25]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:39 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:39  
Team Rebound  01:39  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 26-22]
 
  01:18 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:17 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:14 Anderson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
  01:11 Roberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham  01:11  
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:02  
  01:02
[NOH 23-26]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:02 Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:01  
Cunningham Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:44.9 Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Shved Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  00:41.3
[MIN 28-23]
 
  00:25.9 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:24.9  
Stiemsma Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  00:04.9  
Stiemsma Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:04.9  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Williams  00:04.9  
  00:00.0 Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-9) New Orleans Hornets (5-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[NOH 25-28]
Anderson Jump Bank Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST) 
Barea Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:29
[MIN 30-25]
 
  11:12 Anderson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:12 Anderson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:46 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:45  
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:35
[MIN 33-25]
 
  10:03
[NOH 28-33]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Roberts (2 AST) 
  09:39 Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:39
[MIN 34-28]
 
Shved Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  09:39  
  09:39 Miller Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  09:39 Thomas Substitution replaced by Vasquez 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:21 Roberts Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Barea Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:03
[MIN 36-28]
 
  08:40 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:39  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  08:33  
  08:24
[NOH 31-36]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Roberts (3 AST) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:11
[MIN 38-31]
 
  07:53 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:52  
Howard 3pt Shot: Missed  07:40  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:39  
Kirilenko Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  07:34
[MIN 40-31]
 
  07:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:27 Roberts Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:17  
  07:17
[NOH 32-40]
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Ridnour  07:17  
  07:17
[NOH 33-40]
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Vasquez (1 BLK)  06:55  
  06:54 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:31 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:30  
Williams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST)  06:24
[MIN 42-33]
 
  06:00
[NOH 35-42]
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Williams Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  05:37  
Williams Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO)  05:37  
  05:37  
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Love  05:37  
  05:16
[NOH 37-42]
Vasquez Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK)  04:54  
Team Rebound  04:53  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:42 Team Rebound 
  04:27 Rivers Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ridnour (3 ST) 
Williams Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  04:19  
  04:05
[NOH 39-42]
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
Team Rebound  03:39  
  03:39 Vasquez Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  03:39 Davis Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Barea Substitution replaced by Pekovic  03:39  
Williams Substitution replaced by Shved  03:39  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  03:27  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:26  
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:24
[MIN 44-39]
 
  03:10
[NOH 41-44]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
Pekovic Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
Team Rebound  02:50  
  02:50 Anderson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  02:50  
  02:50 Anderson Substitution replaced by Davis 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST)  02:40
[MIN 46-41]
 
  02:11
[NOH 43-46]
Lopez Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (5 AST) 
  01:56 Aminu Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST)  01:41
[MIN 48-43]
 
  01:20
[NOH 46-48]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (6 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (2 BLK)  00:57.9  
  00:56.4 Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:51.7
[NOH 48-48]
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (7 AST) 
Pekovic Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  00:42.8  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:42.8  
  00:32.1
[NOH 50-48]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST)  00:15.2
[MIN 50-50]
 
  00:06.9 Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-9) New Orleans Hornets (5-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:40  
  11:24 Anderson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:05 Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  11:05  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:48 Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:41
[NOH 53-50]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (8 AST) 
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:58
[NOH 55-50]
Vasquez Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  09:35
[MIN 53-55]
 
  09:13 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:12 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:08
[NOH 57-53]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Kirilenko Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST)  09:02
[MIN 55-57]
 
  08:42 Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Shved (2 ST) 
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Shved (4 AST)  08:19
[MIN 57-57]
 
  08:01 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:00  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST)  07:54
[MIN 59-57]
 
  07:34 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:31  
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (2 ST)  07:24  
  07:18
[NOH 60-59]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (9 AST) 
Shved Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  06:56  
  06:55 Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:42
[NOH 62-59]
Vasquez Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shved (5 AST)  06:25
[MIN 62-62]
 
  06:11 Vasquez Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:10  
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:00
[MIN 65-62]
 
  05:32
[NOH 64-65]
Vasquez Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  05:10
[MIN 67-64]
 
  04:54 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:53 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:30 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:29  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Shved (6 AST)  04:20
[MIN 70-64]
 
  04:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:19 Lopez Substitution replaced by Davis 
  04:05
[NOH 66-70]
Anderson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:44  
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (3 BLK)  03:42  
Team Rebound  03:42  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:22
[NOH 68-70]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (10 AST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:01
[MIN 73-68]
 
  02:44 Aminu Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:43  
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:32
[MIN 75-68]
 
  02:32 Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:32  
  02:32 Aminu Substitution replaced by Miller 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  02:32
[MIN 76-68]
 
  02:15
[NOH 71-76]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (11 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:35 Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ridnour (4 ST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST)  01:16
[MIN 78-71]
 
  00:54.9 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:53.6 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:53.4
[NOH 73-78]
Anderson Putback Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Kirilenko Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Shved (7 AST)  00:39.3
[MIN 80-73]
 
  00:19.9 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:18.5  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Shved (8 AST)  00:12.1
[MIN 82-73]
 
  00:00.0 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  11:45  
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23
[NOH 75-82]
Roberts Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  11:03  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:02  
Love Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:02
[MIN 84-75]
 
  10:42 Henry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:25  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:13 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  10:12  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:56  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:48  
Love Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:48
[MIN 86-75]
 
  09:48 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:33
[NOH 77-86]
Henry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Roberts (1 ST)  09:17  
  09:09
[NOH 79-86]
Henry Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Shved Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  09:09  
  09:09 Thomas Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  09:09 Miller Substitution replaced by Vasquez 
Shved Substitution replaced by Ridnour  09:09  
  09:09 Henry Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  09:06  
Kirilenko Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (9 AST)  08:52
[MIN 88-79]
 
Love Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:41  
Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic  08:41  
  08:26 Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:25 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:23
[NOH 81-88]
Anderson Putback Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  08:14  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (25 PTS)  08:14
[MIN 90-81]
 
  08:14 Vasquez Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:59  
  07:47
[NOH 84-90]
Roberts 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (12 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:15 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:15  
Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:07  
  06:52
[NOH 86-90]
Roberts Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (13 AST) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  06:26  
Cunningham Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:26
[MIN 92-86]
 
  06:00 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:00  
  06:00 Davis Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  05:45
[MIN 94-86]
 
  05:45 Lopez Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:45  
  05:45 Henry Substitution replaced by Rivers 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  05:45
[MIN 95-86]
 
  05:25 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:24  
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:16  
Kirilenko Tip Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:16
[MIN 97-86]
 
  05:05 Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Team Rebound 
Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:04  
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Love  05:04  
  04:53
[NOH 88-97]
Vasquez Driving Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rivers (3 AST) 
  04:38 Rivers Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  04:38
[MIN 98-88]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  04:38
[MIN 99-88]
 
  04:18
[NOH 91-99]
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
Team Rebound  03:54  
  03:54 Anderson Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:54
[MIN 100-91]
 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  03:54  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:54
[MIN 101-91]
 
Ridnour Violation:Kicked Ball  03:44  
  03:35 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK) 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:33  
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (10 AST)  03:29
[MIN 103-91]
 
  03:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:06
[NOH 93-103]
Roberts Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (14 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST)  02:41
[MIN 105-93]
 
  02:18 Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:17  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:59
[MIN 107-93]
 
  01:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:59 Lopez Substitution replaced by Davis 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Shved  01:59  
  01:43 Vasquez Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  01:42  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 109-93]
 
  01:17
[NOH 95-109]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:17  
Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham  01:17  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:00
[MIN 111-95]
 
  00:48.6
[NOH 97-111]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (15 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.6  
Team Rebound  00:24.6  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:24.6  
  00:11.2
[NOH 100-111]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (16 AST) 
  00:08.0 Vasquez Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:08.0
[MIN 112-100]
 
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:08.0
[MIN 113-100]
 
  00:02.8
[NOH 102-113]
Vasquez Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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