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Notebook: Hornets 104, Timberwolves 92


Bradley Handwerger, For NBA.com
Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:28 PM - Updated Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:28 PM

THE FACTS: Don't look now, but the New Orleans Hornets are on a roll. The Hornets came back from an 18-point second quarter deficit Friday night to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-92 en route to their season-best fourth straight win.

Besides Greivis Vasquez with a team-leading 18 points, it was the play of the bench for New Orleans (11-25) that put it over the top. Ryan Anderson pitched in 15 points, Jason Smith had 14 points on 7-for-8 shooting and Roger Mason Jr. contributed 10 as the Hornets outscored a thin Minnesota bench 45-14.

The Timberwolves (16-17) were down to only four substitutes as six players missed with various injuries. Additionally, coach Rick Adelman stayed in Minnesota to be with his wife, who was reportedly hospitalized Thursday. Standout point guard Ricky Rubio had only three points and three assists off the bench. Luke Ridnour's 20 points led Minnesota, which also got 18 from Nikola Pekovic and 17 from Andrei Kirilenko.

But while bench play was critical, so was New Orleans' ability to slow down Minnesota down low. The last time these two teams played, New Orleans gave up 70 points in the paint, helping lead to another loss during an 11-game losing streak. Friday night, the Hornets allowed only 40 points down low, a 35-point swing that played a role in their 12-point win. The Hornets, using alley-oops and putbacks, outscored the Timberwolves in the paint by eight points and had a 44-31 advantage in rebounds.

QUOTABLE: "They got 70 points in the paint the last game. Pekovic killed us. We really just tried to keep him out of our paint as best as we could."

--Hornets' Jason Smith on outscoring the Timberwolves in the paint

THE STAT: 24 -- Minnesota took 24 more free throws than New Orleans, a stat that usually portends a win. But while the Timberwolves were good at the line, they cooled off from the floor. After shooting 55 percent in the opening 12 minutes, Minnesota shot just 40.8 percent in the final three quarters, allowing New Orleans to climb back into the game.

TURNING POINT: It was a simple hook shot by New Orleans' Robin Lopez in the second quarter. But the game turned on it. After an Anthony Davis free throw cut the Hornets' deficit to 17 midway through the second quarter, Lopez's hook started the comeback fully. By halftime the Hornets' had pulled within six points and eventually took the lead on a Vasquez 3-pointer with 5:11 to go in the third. But it was the stretch started by Lopez that turned things around.

QUOTABLE II: "It seemed, at times, some guys had some heavy legs and it is what it is. You just have to get guys to step up and make some shots and make plays. Until we start getting some guys back, this is what we have and everybody has to do a little bit more."

-- Minnesota assistant coach Terry Porter on whether fatigue played a factor for the Timberwolves

HOT: The Hornets' Al-Farouq Aminu hasn't given New Orleans much in the way of points lately, but he's making up for it by being active on the glass. Friday night, he had 13 rebounds and in the past four games, all New Orleans wins, he has brought down 46 boards.

NOT: Though Minnesota's bench was just four deep, those players didn't help much, going just 5-for-12 on the night in 60 combined minutes. The foursome combined for as many turnovers as they did made baskets.

NOTABLE: The Hornets won their first game ever when an opponent made 18 or more free throws. Meanwhile, the nine attempts New Orleans took from the free-throw line are the fourth-fewest in club history. ... Vasquez had his third straight double-double with 18 points and 13 assists. It marked his 12th such feat of the season and the 15th time he has had at least 10 assists. ... All five Timberwolves scored in double figures. ... Minnesota's Dante Cunningham finished just one rebound shy of a double-double as he had 12 points and nine boards.

UP NEXT: For the Hornets, Sunday @ New York, Tuesday @ Philadelphia, Wednesday @ Boston. For the Timberwolves, Sunday @ San Antonio, Monday @ Dallas, Thursday vs. Clippers.

MIN
NOH
   
    • 44.9%

    • 52.4%

    • 22.2%

    • 36.4%

    • 78.8%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MINNOH
Total Rebounds3144
Offensive Rebounds612
Turnovers1412
Fast Break Pts:910
Biggest Lead:1815
Points in the Paint:4048
MINNOH
pRidnour   20Vasquez   18
rbCunningham   9Aminu   13
aShved   7Vasquez   13
s2 players   2Aminu   3
bPekovic   2Lopez   2
 
  • 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 (16-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. KirilenkoF37:064-81-48-10-905521231017
D. CunninghamF38:425-120-02-2-1227912130212
N. PekovicC28:347-130-04-7-1024621012018
A. ShvedG36:534-121-52-2-400070211111
L. RidnourG34:326-122-66-7-604443010020
R. Rubio 21:321-30-11-2-60003114003
G. Stiemsma 13:531-20-00-002131301002
D. Williams 24:313-70-23-3-120330210009
L. Amundson 04:170-00-00-0-10110000000
J. BareaNWT - Back Spasms
L. HaywardNWT - Illness
M. LeeNWT - Hyperextended Right Knee
K. LoveNWT - Fractured Metacarpal, Right Hand
Totals 24031-694-1826-33 6253120137144392
 44.9%22.2%78.8% team rebs: 9total to: 14
New Orleans Hornets (13-26)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. AminuF30:495-70-02-2+153101332321012
A. DavisF-C23:104-60-01-2-30000401019
R. LopezC26:472-30-00-0+111562300204
E. GordonG28:316-161-63-3+501131010016
G. VasquezG26:057-162-52-2+11134134020118
B. Roberts 10:462-60-20-0-90002310004
R. Anderson 25:426-133-70-0+1034713100115
L. Thomas 12:211-20-00-0-12241200012
A. Rivers 04:380-10-00-0-10001002000
D. Sloan 04:380-00-00-0-10001001000
J. Smith 20:217-80-00-0+614503030014
R. Mason Jr. 21:294-62-20-0+1903311000010
X. Henry 04:430-00-00-0-21011000000
Totals 24044-848-228-9 123244292651234104
 52.4%36.4%88.9% team rebs: 2total to: 13

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy
  • Hornets: Miller

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #42 Eric Lewis, #29 Mark Lindsay
  • Attendance: 13538
  • Duration: 2:03
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-17) New Orleans Hornets (11-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Pekovic (Kirilenko gains possession)
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:36
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:19 Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Shved Layup Shot: Missed  11:03  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:02  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:02
[MIN 4-0]
 
  10:53 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:52  
Pekovic Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  10:34
[MIN 6-0]
 
  10:07 Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:06 Vasquez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:05
[NOH 2-6]
Vasquez Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:53
[MIN 8-2]
 
  09:37
[NOH 4-8]
Vasquez Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:27 Vasquez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:27  
Team Rebound  09:27  
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:27
[MIN 9-4]
 
  09:08
[NOH 6-9]
Vasquez Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK)  08:46  
  08:45 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:38
[NOH 8-9]
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (1 AST) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:38  
  08:38
[NOH 9-9]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  08:24
[MIN 11-9]
 
  08:07 Aminu Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST) 
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  07:59
[MIN 13-9]
 
  07:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:40 Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST) 
  07:40 Jump Ball Lopez vs Cunningham (Pekovic gains possession) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
Team Rebound  07:17  
  07:17 Davis Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST)  07:04
[MIN 15-9]
 
  06:46 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK) 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:45  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:32 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:26 Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (2 ST) 
  06:23 Vasquez Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:23  
Team Rebound  06:23  
  06:23 Vasquez Substitution replaced by Roberts 
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:23
[MIN 16-9]
 
  06:05 Aminu Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:48 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:37 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:36  
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST)  05:26
[MIN 18-9]
 
  05:05 Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:04  
  04:57 Roberts Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:57
[MIN 19-9]
 
  04:57 Aminu Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  04:57 Davis Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:57
[MIN 20-9]
 
  04:42 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:41  
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:38
[MIN 22-9]
 
  04:38 Roberts Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:38 Gordon Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  04:38 Roberts Substitution replaced by Sloan 
Shved Substitution replaced by Rubio  04:38  
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  04:38
[MIN 23-9]
 
  04:19 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK) 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:18  
Pekovic Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:43 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:42  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (2 AST)  03:30
[MIN 25-9]
 
  03:11 Rivers Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:05
[NOH 11-25]
Anderson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sloan (1 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:33 Rivers Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
  02:33 Lopez Substitution replaced by Smith 
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  02:33  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Williams  02:33  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:59 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:58  
  01:45 Anderson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 26-11]
 
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 27-11]
 
  01:24 Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
  01:21 Sloan Violation:Kicked Ball 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Amundson  01:21  
Stiemsma Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:12  
  00:56.9 Sloan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Stiemsma Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  00:44.1
[MIN 29-11]
 
  00:27.7
[NOH 14-29]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-17) New Orleans Hornets (11-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[NOH 16-29]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  11:24
[MIN 31-16]
 
  10:59 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:59  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:46
[MIN 33-16]
 
  10:34
[NOH 19-33]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Stiemsma (1 AST)  10:13
[MIN 35-19]
 
  10:13 Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  10:13 Anderson Substitution replaced by Davis 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  10:13
[MIN 36-19]
 
  10:02
[NOH 21-36]
Mason Jr. Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Henry (1 AST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:35  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:14  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Roberts (1 ST)  09:09  
  09:04 Smith Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:04 Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  09:04  
Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:49  
  08:49  
  08:31 Mason Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:30  
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:12
[MIN 38-21]
 
  07:50 Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:49  
  07:49 Roberts Substitution replaced by Vasquez 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:34  
  07:18 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Kirilenko Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:17  
  07:17 Henry Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:06  
  07:06 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:06 Team Rebound 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Cunningham  07:06  
  07:06
[NOH 22-38]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  06:52  
  06:46 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST) 
  06:38 Vasquez Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:38  
Team Rebound  06:38  
  06:38 Vasquez Substitution replaced by Gordon 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:38
[MIN 39-22]
 
  06:25 Davis Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  06:25 Davis Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour  06:25  
  06:25 Davis Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Mason Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:51
[NOH 24-39]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Cunningham Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST)  05:25  
  05:20
[NOH 26-39]
Mason Jr. Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:12  
  05:12 Smith Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Williams Substitution replaced by Pekovic  05:12  
  05:05 Gordon Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:41
[NOH 28-39]
Gordon Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  04:26 Mason Jr. Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:02
[NOH 30-39]
Aminu Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  03:40  
  03:39 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:28 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:25 Lopez Tip Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:24  
Shved Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:01
[NOH 32-39]
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mason Jr. (1 AST) 
Pekovic Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  02:43
[MIN 41-32]
 
  02:26 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:25  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:15
[MIN 44-32]
 
  01:59
[NOH 35-44]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST) 
Shved Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST)  01:42
[MIN 46-35]
 
  01:21 Anderson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (2 BLK) 
  01:20 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:17
[NOH 37-46]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST) 
Kirilenko Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  00:56.7  
  00:42.9
[NOH 40-46]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.9 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:07.1  
  00:07.1 Aminu Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:07.1 Lopez Substitution replaced by Vasquez 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Williams  00:07.1  
  00:00.7 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-17) New Orleans Hornets (11-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[NOH 42-46]
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Cunningham Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Aminu (2 ST)  11:21  
  11:15
[NOH 44-46]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (2 AST) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Vasquez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:47 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:46  
  10:38 Lopez Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST)  10:32
[MIN 48-44]
 
  10:32 Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:15 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:14  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:56 Vasquez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Shved (1 BLK) 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:55  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:21 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:20  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Team Rebound 
  08:50 Vasquez Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:49  
Shved Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  08:36
[MIN 50-44]
 
  08:18 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:17  
Pekovic Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:07  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:07  
  07:53
[NOH 46-50]
Vasquez Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST) 
Shved Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK)  07:33  
  07:31 Vasquez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Kirilenko Violation:Kicked Ball  07:30  
  07:23
[NOH 48-50]
Aminu Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (3 AST) 
Cunningham Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:06  
Cunningham Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:06  
  06:55 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:54  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:36
[NOH 50-50]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:29  
Shved Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:29  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:13  
Cunningham Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:13
[MIN 52-50]
 
  05:55
[NOH 52-52]
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (5 AST) 
  05:31 Lopez Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:31
[MIN 53-52]
 
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:31
[MIN 54-52]
 
  05:11
[NOH 55-54]
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Aminu (3 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  04:50
[MIN 56-55]
 
  04:30 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:29  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Vasquez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:13
[NOH 57-56]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:31 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:26
[NOH 59-56]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (6 AST) 
  03:03 Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 57-59]
 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Williams  03:03  
  03:03 Gordon Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  03:03 Davis Substitution replaced by Mason Jr. 
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 58-59]
 
  02:49
[NOH 62-58]
Mason Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (7 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:29 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  02:20 Vasquez Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:19
[NOH 64-58]
Anderson Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  02:07 Aminu Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:07  
Team Rebound  02:07  
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:07
[MIN 59-64]
 
  01:52
[NOH 66-59]
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lopez (2 AST) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:13
[NOH 68-59]
Aminu Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (8 AST) 
  00:58.3 Lopez Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:58.3
[MIN 60-68]
 
  00:58.3 Aminu Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:58.3 Lopez Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:58.3  
  00:57.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:40.7
[NOH 70-60]
Vasquez Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  00:21.6 Anderson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:21.6
[MIN 61-70]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:21.6  
  00:20.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:12.9 Vasquez Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:11.6  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Mason Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:40 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:40
[MIN 62-70]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:40
[MIN 63-70]
 
  11:26
[NOH 72-63]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Mason Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:47
[NOH 74-63]
Roberts Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:27 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:18 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:17 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:55 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:53 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:53
[NOH 76-63]
Thomas Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:33 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:33
[MIN 64-76]
 
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:33
[MIN 65-76]
 
Stiemsma Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:22  
  09:13 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:13  
Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  09:07  
  08:59 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Shved (2 ST) 
  08:57 Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:57  
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Cunningham  08:57  
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:57
[MIN 66-76]
 
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:57
[MIN 67-76]
 
  08:33 Mason Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:30  
  08:30 Jump Ball Thomas vs Williams (Rubio gains possession) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  08:26  
  08:10
[NOH 79-67]
Mason Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Roberts (2 AST) 
  07:58 Roberts Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (4 AST)  07:50
[MIN 69-79]
 
  07:37
[NOH 81-69]
Roberts Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  07:22
[MIN 72-81]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:10  
  07:10 Roberts Substitution replaced by Vasquez 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour  07:10  
  06:58 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:57  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:33
[NOH 83-72]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (9 AST) 
Shved Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:12
[MIN 74-83]
 
  05:53
[NOH 85-74]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (10 AST) 
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Stiemsma Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:34  
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:34 Thomas Substitution replaced by Gordon 
  05:34 Mason Jr. Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic  05:34  
  05:15
[NOH 87-74]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (11 AST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:56  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shved (5 AST)  04:50
[MIN 76-87]
 
  04:29 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:29  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:19  
  04:07
[NOH 89-76]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (12 AST) 
Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed  03:54  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:52  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:50
[MIN 78-89]
 
  03:33 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:32  
  03:32
[NOH 90-78]
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  03:32  
  03:32
[NOH 91-78]
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Shved Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
Team Rebound  03:22  
  03:22 Smith Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:22
[MIN 79-91]
 
  03:22 Anderson Substitution replaced by Davis 
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:22
[MIN 80-91]
 
  03:08
[NOH 93-80]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (13 AST) 
  02:50 Davis Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:50
[MIN 81-93]
 
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:50
[MIN 82-93]
 
Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:33  
  02:33
[NOH 94-82]
Vasquez Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:33
[NOH 95-82]
Vasquez Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:18 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:05 Vasquez Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:05 Vasquez Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:05 Smith Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (3 ST)  01:59  
  01:56
[NOH 97-82]
Aminu Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Shved (6 AST)  01:46
[MIN 84-97]
 
  01:21 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:21 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Shved (7 AST)  01:11
[MIN 87-97]
 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03
[NOH 98-87]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:03
[NOH 99-87]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:54.9  
  00:33.4 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:33.4 Aminu Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  00:33.4
[NOH 101-87]
Aminu Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  00:27.4
[MIN 90-101]
 
  00:05.9
[NOH 104-90]
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:00.0
[MIN 92-104]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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