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Notebook: Timberwolves 111, Suns 107


Jim Beilby, For NBA.com
Posted Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:49 PM - Updated Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:49 PM

THE FACTS: The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Phoenix Suns 111-107 despite a less than spectacular performance. The Wolves (14-13) missed a lot of easy looks around the basket and some free throws, but their front court gave them a huge lift in a very physical, closely fought game. Minnesota's starting frontcourt of Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic, and Andrei Kirklenko scored 71 points and shot 31-for-53 (57.4 percent) from the floor.

Dante Cunningham didn't make a field goal and only scored two points for Minnesota, but his tough defense down the stretch was crucial to the team's victory. After having Luis Scola score with ease on just about everybody guarding him, Wolves' coach Rick Adelman called on Cunningham in the final minute. Cunningham forced Scola into a couple of awkward shots and intercepted an inbounds pass with 7.6 seconds left. After being fouled, his made free throw with 5.6 seconds remaining made it a two possession game.

Last year, Scola and Love got in a scuffle that ending in Scola having his face stepped on. Tonight, Scola did his best to return the favor by dropping 33 points on the Wolves (16-for-26). Goran Dragic added 16 points and 12 assists for the Suns (11-20) in the losing effort.

QUOTABLE: "It was a good win. [Phoenix] was really good -- efficient offensively; assists, turnovers, everything. We needed to make some stops and we did a really good job when we were up three at the end there, as far as switching and making it tough on them to get the ball in. Eventually, we got a steal. We just have to find a way to finish things at the basket and free-throw line. It would make for a lot easier game."

-- Minnesota coach Rick Adelman

THE STAT: Minnesota shot 50.6 percent from the floor but only 61.5 percent of their free throws. Phoenix shot a respectable 46.4 percent, but they were only 2-for-17 from beyond the arc.

TURNING POINT: Alexey Shved went 1-for-2 on free throws with 8.1 seconds in the game to give Minnesota a 110-107 lead. After a timeout, Phoenix ran a play for Dragic and Minnesota switched on the pick and forced Jared Dudley into a tough inbounds pass which Cunningham intercepted.

QUOTABLE II: "These moral victories, or whatever you want to call them, don't do anything. Because, at the end of the da,y that either put it on the right side or the left side [in the win-loss column]. And these games, so far, the majority have gone on the right side. And that's not a good thing for us."

-- Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry

GOOD MOVE: Minnesota refused to offer Michael Beasley a contract before the season, allowing him to become a free agent. In nine minutes, he scored two points on 1-for-8 shooting.

BAD MOVE: Phoenix did offer Beasley a contract.

ROOKIE WATCH: Shved continues to impress. He scored 12 points, dished 10 assists and grabbed four rebounds. Since being put in the starting lineup, Shved has averaged 6.6 assists per game and he has led the Wolves in assists six times, including tonight.

NOTABLE: Minnesota is 6-5 in the month of December and is looking for its first winning December since going 8-6 in 2004. ... Love's up-and-down season is typified by his stat-line in his last three games: 28 points, 11 rebounds, seven points on 3-for-14 shooting, and (tonight) 23 points and 18 rebounds.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Wednesday @ Utah, Thursday @ Denver, Saturday vs. Portland. For the Suns, Monday @ Oklahoma City, Wednesday vs. Philadelphia, Friday vs. Utah.

PHX
MIN
     
    • 46.4%

    • 50.6%

    • 11.8%

    • 27.8%

    • 62.5%

    • 61.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 46 51
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Turnovers 4 10
Fast Break Pts: 15 3
Biggest Lead: 3 9
Points in the Paint: 54 58
PHX MIN
p Scola   33 Pekovic   28
rb Scola   10 Love   18
a Dragic   12 Shved   10
s 2 players   2 2 players   1
b 2 players   2 3 players   1
 
  • 12/29 - PHX 107 @ MIN 111
  • 02/26 - MIN 83 @ PHX 84
  • 03/22 - MIN 117 @ PHX 86
  • 04/13 - PHX 93 @ MIN 105
Phoenix Suns (17-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Dudley G-F 38:14 8-13 1-5 1-2 -5 2 6 8 5 0 0 1 0 0 18
L. Scola F 43:06 16-26 0-0 1-2 -5 3 7 10 2 3 1 0 2 1 33
M. Gortat C 27:30 3-6 0-0 3-4 -5 0 3 3 1 3 2 1 2 0 9
S. Brown G 35:59 9-17 1-3 2-2 -8 2 4 6 3 4 0 0 0 0 21
G. Dragic G 36:08 4-10 0-2 8-13 -5 1 4 5 12 3 1 0 1 0 16
M. Morris   18:34 3-9 0-3 0-1 +5 0 4 4 2 4 2 0 0 1 6
P. Tucker   18:51 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 3 2 5 1 4 0 1 0 0 2
M. Beasley   09:46 1-8 0-1 0-0 +1 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2
S. Telfair   11:52 0-6 0-3 0-0 0 0 3 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
D. Garrett DNP - Coach's Decision
W. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Marshall DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Zeller DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 45-97 2-17 15-24   11 35 46 29 23 7 4 5 3 107
  46.4% 11.8% 62.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 5
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-30)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Kirilenko F 34:08 10-13 0-0 0-0 +9 2 3 5 4 2 0 1 0 1 20
K. Love F-C 40:33 8-20 2-6 5-7 +6 2 16 18 1 3 0 2 0 1 23
N. Pekovic C 34:20 13-20 0-0 2-4 +5 6 5 11 1 1 1 0 1 2 28
A. Shved G 34:04 3-6 1-4 5-6 +3 0 4 4 10 4 0 3 0 0 12
L. Ridnour G 30:35 2-7 0-2 0-0 +8 0 2 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 4
G. Stiemsma   06:55 1-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
J. Barea   27:19 5-13 0-3 0-2 +2 0 1 1 5 2 0 2 0 0 10
D. Williams   13:52 3-6 2-3 2-3 -5 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 10
D. Cunningham   18:15 0-2 0-0 2-4 -7 0 7 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Lee DND - Hyperextended Right Knee
R. Rubio DND - Back Spasms
Totals   240 45-89 5-18 16-26   11 40 51 27 14 2 10 3 5 111
  50.6% 27.8% 61.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10

inactive

  • Suns: Frye, O'Neal
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Timberwolves: Barea

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #44 Eli Roe, #28 Zach Zarba, #16 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 19356
  • Duration: 2:12
Phoenix Suns (11-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (15-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Gortat (Ridnour gains possession)
  11:35
[MIN 2-0]
Kirilenko Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:56 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK) 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:55  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:34
[MIN 4-0]
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:24
[PHX 2-4]
 
  10:05
[MIN 6-2]
Pekovic Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:48 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:39 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:38 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:35
[MIN 8-2]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:25 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
  09:24 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:24
[PHX 3-8]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:11
[MIN 10-3]
Kirilenko Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  09:00
[PHX 5-10]
 
  08:36
[MIN 12-5]
Kirilenko Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST) 
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  08:23
[PHX 7-12]
 
  08:05 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:04  
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  07:58  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:57  
Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  07:56  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:54  
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:51
[PHX 9-12]
 
  07:37
[MIN 14-9]
Love Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:25 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:17
[MIN 16-9]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:10  
Gortat Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  06:53
[PHX 11-16]
 
Brown Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:44  
  06:44
[MIN 17-11]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:44 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:43  
Scola Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  06:19
[PHX 13-17]
 
  06:06 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Scola Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:51
[PHX 15-17]
 
  05:41 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Gortat Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  05:27
[PHX 17-17]
 
  05:15
[MIN 19-17]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Scola Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:53  
  04:45
[MIN 21-17]
Kirilenko Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (4 AST) 
Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:10
[MIN 24-17]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:48  
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gortat (1 AST)  03:37
[PHX 19-24]
 
  03:13 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:12  
Dudley Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  03:06
[PHX 21-24]
 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  02:59 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea 
  02:47
[MIN 26-21]
Love Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  02:30
[PHX 23-26]
 
Gortat Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:14  
  02:14
[MIN 27-23]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Gortat Substitution replaced by Morris  02:14  
  02:14 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:13  
Scola Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:47 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:33 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:29
[MIN 29-23]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:17 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:09 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:08  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST)  01:00
[PHX 26-29]
 
  00:41.1
[MIN 32-26]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Shved (5 AST) 
  00:29.4 Barea Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:29.4  
Team Rebound  00:29.4  
Brown Substitution replaced by Tucker  00:29.4  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:29.4
[PHX 27-32]
 
  00:06.9 Barea Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:05.6  
Morris Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST)  00:02.5
[PHX 29-32]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (11-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (15-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Stiemsma Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:48
[PHX 31-32]
 
  11:33
[MIN 35-31]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:19 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:16 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  11:09
[PHX 33-35]
 
  10:47
[MIN 37-33]
Stiemsma Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
  10:33 Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:33
[PHX 34-37]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:33
[PHX 35-37]
 
  10:18
[MIN 39-35]
Barea Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  10:02
[PHX 37-39]
 
  09:51
[MIN 42-37]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
Team Rebound  09:35  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK)  09:28  
  09:27 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:19 Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
  09:10 Stiemsma Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  09:10
[PHX 38-42]
 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Team Rebound 
  08:54
[MIN 44-38]
Shved Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  08:41  
  08:40 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Morris (2 ST) 
  08:32 Stiemsma Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:32
[PHX 40-44]
 
  08:22 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
Dragic Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:16
[PHX 42-44]
 
Dragic Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:04  
  08:04  
  08:04 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Telfair  08:04  
Scola Substitution replaced by Gortat  08:04  
  07:53 Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
Telfair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  07:37  
  07:29 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (3 FTA)  07:27  
  07:27
[MIN 45-42]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  07:27 Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  07:27 Team Rebound 
  07:27 Shved Substitution replaced by Love 
  07:27
[MIN 46-42]
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (8 PTS) 
Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:05
[PHX 44-46]
 
  06:43 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:14 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:13  
Telfair Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:49 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:48  
Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:37  
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Dudley  05:37  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Brown  05:37  
  05:22
[MIN 48-44]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:04
[PHX 46-48]
 
  04:43 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:42  
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  04:34
[PHX 48-48]
 
  04:24
[MIN 50-48]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:14
[PHX 51-50]
 
  03:53
[MIN 52-51]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  03:36  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:35  
Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:25 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:24 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:22
[MIN 54-51]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  03:17
[PHX 53-54]
 
  03:17 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Scola  03:17  
  03:17 Williams Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  03:17 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  03:17
[PHX 54-54]
 
  03:01 Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:59  
Telfair Layup Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:45
[MIN 56-54]
Barea Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:18 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:17 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:14
[MIN 58-54]
Kirilenko Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
Telfair Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:07  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  01:59
[PHX 56-58]
 
Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:49  
  01:39 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:37 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  01:37
[MIN 60-56]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:24 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:19 Kirilenko Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:18  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:54.2
[MIN 62-56]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dragic (7 AST)  00:37.8
[PHX 58-62]
 
  00:31.6 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:30.6 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  00:30.6
[MIN 64-58]
Love Tip Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:06.8  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:06.6  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Telfair  00:06.6  
Scola Substitution replaced by Tucker  00:06.6  
  00:06.6 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Shved 
  00:02.9 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST) 
Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (11-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (15-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:49
[PHX 59-64]
 
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:49
[PHX 60-64]
 
  11:35 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:34  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dragic (8 AST)  11:26
[PHX 62-64]
 
  11:02
[MIN 66-62]
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Shved (6 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
Scola Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:36  
  10:29 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:56
[MIN 68-62]
Kirilenko Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Shved (7 AST) 
  09:36 Shved Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:23 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK) 
  09:21 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  09:19 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:17  
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed  09:13  
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:12  
Scola Tip Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
Scola Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:11  
  09:00
[MIN 70-62]
Love Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
  08:49 Kirilenko Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:49
[PHX 63-70]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  08:41 Kirilenko Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:40  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Team Rebound 
Brown Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:26  
  08:14
[MIN 72-63]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:13  
  07:57 Shved Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:57  
Team Rebound  07:57  
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:57
[PHX 64-72]
 
  07:49 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gortat (2 ST) 
Dragic Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dudley (3 AST)  07:45
[PHX 66-72]
 
  07:27
[MIN 74-66]
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Shved (8 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  07:18
[PHX 68-74]
 
  06:54 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:53  
Brown Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:38
[PHX 70-74]
 
  06:18 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:17  
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dragic (9 AST)  06:11
[PHX 72-74]
 
  05:48
[MIN 76-72]
Kirilenko Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Shved (9 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Dragic (10 AST)  05:27
[PHX 74-76]
 
  05:11 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:10  
  05:08 Pekovic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:08  
Team Rebound  05:08  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:08
[PHX 75-76]
 
  04:50
[MIN 78-75]
Shved Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (11 AST)  04:35
[PHX 77-78]
 
  04:18
[MIN 80-77]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Shved (10 AST) 
Brown Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST)  03:56
[PHX 79-80]
 
  03:46 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:45  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:23 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  03:20 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:19  
Gortat Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:11  
Gortat Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:11  
  03:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:56 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:55  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:20
[MIN 82-79]
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Gortat Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  02:20  
  02:20 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea 
  02:20 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Gortat Substitution replaced by Morris  02:20  
  02:20 Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  02:19  
  02:06 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:06
[PHX 80-82]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:54 Love Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:53  
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Dragic (12 AST)  01:45
[PHX 82-82]
 
  01:21 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed Block: Scola (2 BLK) 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:19  
Brown Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST)  01:16
[PHX 84-82]
 
  00:55.6 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:54.6 Team Rebound 
Morris Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:54.6  
  00:54.6
[MIN 83-84]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:54.6
[MIN 84-84]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:43.8 Barea Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:43.8
[PHX 85-84]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:43.8  
  00:42.9 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:30.9
[MIN 87-85]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Brown Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:07.1
[PHX 87-87]
 
  00:02.5 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.5 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:01.5
[MIN 89-87]
Kirilenko Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (11-21) Minnesota Timberwolves (15-13)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
(12:00) [MIN] Barea Technical
(12:00) [PHX 88-89] Brown Free Throw Technical (19 PTS)
(12:00) [PHX] Brown Substitution replaced by Morris
  11:44 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:42  
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Telfair (1 AST)  11:32
[PHX 90-89]
 
Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  11:14  
  11:14
[MIN 90-90]
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  11:14
[MIN 91-90]
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:13) 
  10:44 Williams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:43  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:14) 
  10:17
[MIN 93-90]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Telfair Layup Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Telfair Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:01  
  09:49 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:48  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:15) 
Beasley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:27  
  09:27
[MIN 94-90]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:27 Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:26  
Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Team Rebound 
  08:46 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:45  
Morris Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Telfair (2 AST)  08:37
[PHX 92-94]
 
  08:37 Shved Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:37  
  08:37 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  08:37 Shved Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Dudley  08:37  
Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:37  
Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:36  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:11  
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:06
[PHX 94-94]
 
  07:54 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:53  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:39 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  07:32
[MIN 96-94]
Barea Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  07:14
[PHX 96-96]
 
Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:51  
  06:51 Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:51 Team Rebound 
  06:51 Williams Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Morris Substitution replaced by Brown  06:51  
  06:51 Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:50  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Dudley (4 AST)  06:33
[PHX 98-96]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:12  
  06:12 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
Telfair Substitution replaced by Dragic  06:12  
  06:12
[MIN 97-98]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:47 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:46  
Tucker Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  05:43  
Tucker Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:43  
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:43 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:33  
  05:33
[MIN 98-98]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  05:33
[MIN 99-98]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:16) 
  04:48 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:47  
Brown Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:35
[PHX 100-99]
 
  04:21 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:20  
  04:20 Love Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:02  
Dudley Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:47
[PHX 102-99]
 
  03:28
[MIN 101-102]
Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  02:55
[MIN 103-102]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (3 AST) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:26
[PHX 104-103]
 
  02:01
[MIN 105-104]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:01  
  02:01 Barea Substitution replaced by Shved 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Dudley (5 AST)  01:49
[PHX 106-105]
 
  01:37
[MIN 107-106]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (4 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:17  
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Brown Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:55.3  
  00:55.3
[MIN 108-106]
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:55.3 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  00:55.3
[MIN 109-106]
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:55.3  
Scola Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.9 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:13.9 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:12.9  
  00:08.7 Kirilenko Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:08.7  
Team Rebound  00:08.7  
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:08.7
[PHX 107-109]
 
  00:08.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:08.7 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Barea 
Scola Substitution replaced by Telfair  00:08.7  
Brown Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:08.1  
  00:08.1 Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:08.1 Team Rebound 
Telfair Substitution replaced by Gortat  00:08.1  
  00:08.1 Barea Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  00:08.1
[MIN 110-107]
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:08.1  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Morris  00:08.1  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Scola  00:08.1  
Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  00:07.6  
Dragic Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:05.6  
  00:05.6 Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:05.6 Team Rebound 
  00:05.6
[MIN 111-107]
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:05.6  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:01.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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