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Notebook: Timberwolves 100, Cavaliers 92


Brian Dulik, for NBA.com
Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:35 PM - Updated Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:35 PM

THE FACTS: Shooting guard Luke Ridnour scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter as the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-92. Center Nikola Pekovic added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, while point guard Ricky Rubio collected 13 points, 10 assists and five steals. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving had 20 points and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who also received 16 points and nine boards from power forward Tristan Thompson. Minnesota only dressed 10 players in snapping its eight-game road losing streak dating back to Jan. 9.

QUOTABLE: "We needed that win bad. It's been a long month for us. As much as you don't want to admit it, losing does take a toll on you. It's been a while since we've won on the road, so this was a good one for us to finally win."
-- Timberwolves shooting guard Luke Ridnour.

THE STAT: The five injured Timberwolves who sat out the game are averaging a combined 54.1 points, which is more than half of their team average of 95.2 per game. Small forwards Andrei Kirilenko (right quadriceps) and Chase Budinger (left knee), power forward Kevin Love (right hand), shooting guard Brandon Roy (right knee), and point guard Malcolm Lee comprise the ailing quintet. "With all the players we have injured, everyone has to step up for us," Rubio said. "Today, everyone did that. We fight all the way through and win the game together."

TURNING POINT: Ridnour began his fourth-quarter barrage by hitting a mid-range jumper with 8:32 left that put Minnesota ahead for good at 78-76. The nine-year veteran added four field goals, including a 3-pointer, and two free throws in the final 6:09 as the Timberwolves won for the third time in their last 18 games. "Luke has been amazing all year long," Rubio said. "You have to give him credit for making big shots and helping the team in a lot of different ways." Ridnour finished the game 9-for-14 from the field, 1-of-2 beyond the arc, and 2-for-2 from the foul line.

QUOTABLE II: "It was just a (very)-poor effort by us from the start. It didn't look like we were interested. Minnesota made some tough shots -- don't take anything away from their guys -- but for the most part, we gave this game to them."
-- Cavaliers small forward C.J. Miles.

HOT: The Timberwolves only dressed four guards -- Ridnour, Rubio, Alexey Shved and J.J. Barea -- but they combined to shoot 21-for-36 from the field (58.3 percent) and score 50 points. ... Minnesota small forward Mickael Gelabale netted 11 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes. The sharpshooter from Guadeloupe had been out of the NBA for 4 1/2 years until signing with the Timberwolves on Jan. 19. ... Rubio's five steals tied his season high. ... Cavaliers rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters made all six of his field goal attempts. ... Thompson had a career-high four steals and is averaging 14.6 points and 10.6 rebounds over his last 26 games.

NOT: Irving suffered a left ankle injury in the second when he landed on Shved's foot after making a 3-pointer. The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year returned to the court at the start of the third -- ringing up 11 points and four assists in the second half -- before receiving medical treatment after the game. ... Waiters made six turnovers in 21 minutes. ... Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller did not score and is 1-for-5 shooting over 82 minutes in the last three games. ... The Timberwolves committed 22 turnovers, including a season-high seven by Rubio. ... Minnesota power forward Derrick Williams was limited to 16 minutes because of foul trouble.

QUOTABLE III: "I don't know if it was our worst loss of the year, but it wasn't pretty. It was terrible in the second half. I thought we were careless. The spacing was bad. We went back to some old, bad habits. We can't play that way."
-- Cavaliers coach Byron Scott.

GOOD MOVE: Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman told Ridnour that he would get him more involved in the offense against the Cavaliers. He did, as Ridnour attempted a team-high tying 14 shots, nearly all of which were wide open. "Rick said he would try and run some stuff and get me more looks tonight," Ridnour said. "He did a great job coaching, like he always does, because he was able to make that happen."

BAD MOVE: Barea missed Minnesota's last game with a left mid-foot sprain that he suffered on Feb. 8 at New York. The Puerto Rico native declared himself ready to play just before tipoff, but was visibly hampered by the injury as the game wore on. Barea had five points, three assists and three turnovers in 15 minutes. "I didn't think he was moving well at all, especially in the second half," Adelman said.

NOTABLE: Miles openly criticized his Cavaliers teammates following the loss, saying, "You look out on the floor and see five guys with their shoulders down. Then at the end, guys get so focused on, 'What can I do to get mine (statistics) if we're going to lose the game.' I don't buy into the youth thing. We've got to get better at playing the right way." ... Cleveland is 3-2 on its seven-game homestand, which runs through Feb. 20. ... The Timberwolves had not won on the road since Jan. 3 at Denver, which was the last game that Love played in. ... Minnesota is 7-21 since Dec. 15, when it moved a season-high three games above .500.

NEXT: For the Timberwolves, Wednesday vs. Utah, Feb. 20 vs. Philadelphia, Feb. 22 @ Oklahoma City. For the Cavaliers, Wednesday vs. San Antonio, Feb. 20 vs. New Orleans, Feb. 23 @ Orlando.

MIN
CLE
     
    • 52.0%

    • 51.3%

    • 57.1%

    • 29.4%

    • 82.4%

    • 63.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN CLE
Total Rebounds 36 32
Offensive Rebounds 10 10
Turnovers 20 20
Fast Break Pts: 7 19
Biggest Lead: 9 8
Points in the Paint: 34 48
MIN CLE
p Ridnour   21 Irving   20
rb Pekovic   10 Thompson   9
a Rubio   10 Irving   7
s Rubio   5 Thompson   4
b Cunningham   2 2 players   2
 
  • 12/07 - CLE 73 @ MIN 91
  • 02/11 - MIN 100 @ CLE 92
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-30)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Gelabale F 28:24 3-4 3-3 2-2 +16 2 4 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 11
D. Williams F 16:13 4-9 1-2 4-5 +1 0 5 5 1 4 0 1 1 0 13
N. Pekovic C 40:28 6-14 0-0 4-6 +12 5 5 10 2 0 2 2 0 4 16
L. Ridnour G 37:25 9-14 1-2 2-2 +6 1 3 4 3 2 1 3 0 0 21
R. Rubio G 33:14 5-9 1-1 2-2 +3 0 3 3 10 5 5 7 0 1 13
D. Cunningham   31:47 4-9 0-0 0-0 +7 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 0 8
A. Shved   30:13 5-9 1-3 0-0 +5 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 2 1 11
J. Barea   14:53 2-4 1-3 0-0 -6 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 5
G. Stiemsma   07:23 1-3 0-0 0-0 -4 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Chris Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Kirilenko NWT - Strained Right Quadriceps
K. Love NWT - Right Hand Injury
Totals   240 39-75 8-14 14-17   10 26 36 25 17 10 20 6 7 100
  52.0% 57.1% 82.4%   team rebs: 5 total to: 22
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gee F 27:26 5-10 1-5 0-2 -11 0 4 4 2 1 2 2 0 1 11
T. Thompson F 33:51 5-12 0-0 6-7 -14 5 4 9 1 2 4 1 2 1 16
T. Zeller C-F 25:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 -13 0 8 8 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
D. Waiters G 21:09 6-6 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 0 0 12
K. Irving G 35:49 9-20 1-3 1-2 -14 2 2 4 7 3 1 3 0 2 20
M. Speights   20:12 5-9 0-0 0-0 +6 2 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 1 10
S. Livingston   16:25 2-2 0-0 0-0 +11 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 2 0 4
W. Ellington   24:49 4-7 2-3 0-0 -3 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 10
L. Walton   14:09 0-2 0-1 0-0 +6 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
C. Miles   21:10 4-9 1-5 0-0 -2 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 1 1 9
O. Casspi DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Gibson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 40-79 5-18 7-11   9 22 31 24 15 12 20 7 6 92
  50.6% 27.8% 63.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 20

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Lee, Roy
  • Cavaliers: Selby, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #29 Mark Lindsay, #54 Nick Buchert
  • Attendance: 11556
  • Duration: 2:00
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-30) Cleveland Cavaliers (16-36)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Zeller vs Pekovic (Rubio gains possession)
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:37 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:20 Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:14 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:09 Zeller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:08 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:06  
  10:50 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Waiters (1 ST)  10:41  
  10:36
[CLE 2-0]
Gee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Waiters (1 AST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  10:19  
  10:15
[CLE 4-0]
Gee Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:02  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:01  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK)  10:00  
  09:59 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:55  
  09:55
[CLE 5-0]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Cunningham  09:55  
  09:55
[CLE 6-0]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  09:42 Waiters Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  09:35  
Gelabale Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:33  
Gelabale 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  09:26
[MIN 3-6]
 
  09:13 Gee Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
Team Rebound  09:02  
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:55
[MIN 5-6]
 
  08:35 Irving Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Gelabale Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:30  
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:14
[MIN 7-6]
 
Gelabale Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:56  
  07:56 Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:56 Team Rebound 
  07:56 Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:36  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  07:33  
  07:32 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:28 Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:19
[CLE 8-7]
Waiters Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  06:59
[MIN 9-8]
 
  06:44
[CLE 10-9]
Waiters Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  06:33
[MIN 11-10]
 
  06:27 Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST) 
  06:20 Zeller Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:20
[MIN 12-10]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:20  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:18  
Cunningham Putback Layup Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:00 Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:55
[MIN 14-10]
 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:36 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gelabale Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:35  
Gelabale 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  05:24
[MIN 17-10]
 
  05:04 Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:03 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:02  
  05:02 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:02 Team Rebound 
  05:02 Zeller Substitution replaced by Speights 
  05:02
[CLE 11-17]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:41
[CLE 13-17]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gelabale (1 AST)  04:32
[MIN 19-13]
 
  04:14
[CLE 15-19]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Gelabale Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:14  
  04:14 Waiters Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Gelabale Substitution replaced by Shved  04:14  
  04:14
[CLE 16-19]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  03:53
[MIN 22-16]
 
  03:35
[CLE 18-22]
Livingston Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Speights (1 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed Block: Speights (1 BLK)  03:24  
  03:22 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:09
[CLE 20-22]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:01  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea  03:01  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Livingston (1 BLK)  02:53  
  02:51 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:35 Gee Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:32  
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:12 Team Rebound 
  02:12 Gee Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  02:00 Speights Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Shved Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
Team Rebound  01:48  
Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  01:42  
  01:37 Ellington Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:36 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  01:36
[CLE 22-22]
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:16  
  01:02 Speights Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Livingston (1 ST)  00:58.9  
  00:54.6
[CLE 25-22]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST) 
Rubio Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  00:36.8  
Rubio Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:36.8  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Ridnour  00:36.8  
  00:25.9
[CLE 27-22]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:08.9
[MIN 25-27]
 
  00:00.0 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-30) Cleveland Cavaliers (16-36)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[CLE 29-25]
Speights Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST) 
Shved Layup Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 Speights Layup Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  10:55  
  10:34
[CLE 31-25]
Livingston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  10:14  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:13  
Stiemsma Tip Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Speights Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:02 Miles Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  10:02 Miles Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:22 Speights Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Livingston (2 BLK)  09:10  
  09:10 Team Rebound 
Shved Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:10  
  08:50
[CLE 33-25]
Speights Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miles (1 AST) 
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  08:34
[MIN 27-33]
 
  08:27 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:26  
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  08:18
[MIN 29-33]
 
  08:06 Speights Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
  08:06 Team Rebound 
  08:06  
  08:06 Speights Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  07:58
[CLE 35-29]
Miles Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST) 
Shved Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:32
[MIN 31-35]
 
  07:14 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:13  
Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miles (1 ST)  06:51  
  06:43 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:42  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:22
[CLE 37-31]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Walton (2 AST) 
Barea Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:01
[MIN 33-37]
 
  05:44 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:43  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:34 Team Rebound 
Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:34  
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Williams  05:34  
Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio  05:34  
  05:34 Livingston Substitution replaced by Irving 
  05:34 Ellington Substitution replaced by Waiters 
  05:21
[CLE 39-33]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Walton (3 AST) 
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miles (1 BLK)  05:00  
  04:59 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:47 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:46  
Williams Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  04:37  
Williams Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:37  
  04:37 Walton Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic  04:37  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Gelabale  04:37  
  04:20
[CLE 41-33]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:57
[MIN 35-41]
 
  03:36 Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST)  03:35
[MIN 37-41]
 
  03:35 Waiters Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  03:35
[MIN 38-41]
 
  03:18 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:17  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
Gelabale Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:06  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  02:52  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:50  
  02:50 Miles Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50 Miles Substitution replaced by Gee 
Williams Substitution replaced by Cunningham  02:50  
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:50
[MIN 39-41]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:50
[MIN 40-41]
 
  02:31 Waiters Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gelabale (2 AST)  02:12
[MIN 43-41]
 
  01:58 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  01:45  
  01:31 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gelabale Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:29  
  01:23 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gelabale Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:23
[MIN 44-41]
 
Gelabale Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:23
[MIN 45-41]
 
  01:10 Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST) 
Shved Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  01:04
[MIN 47-41]
 
  00:40.3
[CLE 44-47]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST)  00:34.9  
  00:32.7
[CLE 46-47]
Waiters Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  00:21.4 Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:21.4
[MIN 48-46]
 
  00:21.4 Irving Substitution replaced by Livingston 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:21.4
[MIN 49-46]
 
  00:00.3 Waiters Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-30) Cleveland Cavaliers (16-36)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35
[CLE 48-49]
Irving Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gee (2 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  11:18
[MIN 51-48]
 
  11:05 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:04  
Williams Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:50
[MIN 53-48]
 
  10:33 Irving Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  10:33 Irving Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  10:11 Waiters Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  10:08  
  09:52
[CLE 51-53]
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Waiters Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:16
[CLE 53-53]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  09:04
[MIN 55-53]
 
  08:50 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:49  
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:39
[MIN 57-53]
 
  08:16 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:15  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:56
[CLE 55-57]
Gee Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  07:40
[MIN 59-55]
 
  07:22 Waiters Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
  07:14 Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:14  
Team Rebound  07:14  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:14
[MIN 60-55]
 
  07:02 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:00  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:48 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:39 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
  06:37 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:33
[CLE 57-60]
Waiters Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
Gelabale Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:09 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:56 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:55  
Gelabale Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST)  05:44  
Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:42  
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27
[CLE 59-60]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  05:06  
Team Rebound  05:06  
  05:06 Irving Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  05:06 Zeller Substitution replaced by Speights 
Pekovic Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:57  
  04:44 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:43  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:21
[CLE 61-60]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Rubio Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  04:11  
Rubio Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  04:11  
  04:11 Waiters Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  03:55 Thompson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (5 ST) 
  03:51 Ellington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:51
[MIN 61-61]
 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  03:51  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:51
[MIN 62-61]
 
  03:32 Speights Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:31  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  03:04
[MIN 64-61]
 
  02:46 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:45  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  02:34
[MIN 66-61]
 
  02:16
[CLE 63-66]
Gee Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Irving (7 AST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (3 TO)  01:59  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:59  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Shved  01:59  
  01:45
[CLE 65-66]
Irving Step Back Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  01:22
[MIN 69-65]
 
  01:08 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:04  
Gelabale 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  00:50.9
[MIN 72-65]
 
Williams Foul: Personal (4 PF)  00:36.3  
  00:36.3 Thompson Substitution replaced by Walton 
Williams Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:36.3  
  00:31.9 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:07.5  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:07.5  
  00:00.0 Walton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walton (1 ST)  11:36  
  11:29 Miles Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (2 BLK) 
  11:26 Speights Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:26
[CLE 67-72]
Speights Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:02  
Gelabale Substitution replaced by Rubio  11:02  
  10:48
[CLE 69-72]
Ellington Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Miles (2 ST)  10:33  
  10:25
[CLE 71-72]
Miles Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Livingston (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:25  
Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour  10:25  
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (2 AST)  10:00
[MIN 74-71]
 
  09:43
[CLE 73-74]
Speights Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Walton (4 AST) 
  09:29 Livingston Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  09:17
[MIN 76-73]
 
  08:59
[CLE 76-76]
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Livingston (4 AST) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  08:38  
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:37  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:32
[MIN 78-76]
 
  08:16 Livingston Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST)  08:03
[MIN 80-76]
 
  07:50 Speights Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Speights Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:48
[CLE 78-80]
Speights Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  07:32
[MIN 82-78]
 
  07:20
[CLE 81-82]
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miles (2 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  06:59
[MIN 84-81]
 
  06:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:36  
  06:36 Livingston Substitution replaced by Irving 
  06:23 Walton Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:23  
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  06:08
[MIN 86-81]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal Block (4 PF)  05:50  
  05:50 Speights Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:50 Walton Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Rubio Foul: Personal (5 PF)  05:42  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Gelabale  05:42  
  05:31 Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:29  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:10
[MIN 88-81]
 
  04:48
[CLE 83-88]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST) 
Shved Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:30
[MIN 90-83]
 
  04:14 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Gelabale Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:13  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:55
[MIN 92-83]
 
  03:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:40 Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shved (1 BLK) 
  03:39 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:37 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thompson (3 ST)  03:22  
  03:16
[CLE 85-92]
Miles Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  02:51  
  02:48 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gelabale Substitution replaced by Rubio  02:48  
  02:48 Zeller Substitution replaced by Gee 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:24
[CLE 87-92]
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Thompson (4 ST)  02:02  
  01:57 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  01:56
[CLE 89-92]
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:56  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  01:43
[MIN 95-89]
 
  01:30 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:29  
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:12
[MIN 97-89]
 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03
[CLE 90-97]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:03
[CLE 91-97]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:46.8 Miles Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:46.8
[MIN 98-91]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:46.8  
  00:46.4 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:46.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:42.8 Miles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:41.9  
Ridnour Running Bank shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:15.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Shved Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:14.0  
  00:14.0 Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:14.0 Team Rebound 
  00:14.0
[CLE 92-98]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:14.0  
  00:09.3 Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:09.3
[MIN 99-92]
 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Gelabale  00:09.3  
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:09.3
[MIN 100-92]
 
  00:00.0 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Shved (2 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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