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Notebook: Wolves 97, Hornets 95


Jim Beilby, for NBA.com
Posted Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:35 PM - Updated Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:35 PM

THE FACTS: The Minnesota Timberwolves were happy to get Nikola Pekovic and Andrei Kirilenko back and thrilled when they stepped up at crunch time and lead Minnesota to a 97-95 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Pekovic and Kirilenko had been sidelined since the end of February and in the opening three quarters, the rust was evident. Going into the fourth quarter, Pekovic and Kirilenko were a combined -31 in terms of plus/minus. But in the final seconds, they showed the Minnesota fans what they had been missing, Pekovic with a big offensive rebound and a pair a free throws and Kirilenko with a pair of blocked shots.

For the first 58 minutes of the game, it was Derrick Williams that stepped up in a big way for Minnesota. He finished with a career-high 28 points and seven rebounds. Ricky Rubio had an efficient 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting and a key basket in the final minute of the game. Greivis Vasquez led the way for the Hornets with 25 points, but he had to take 25 shots to do it. And Robin Lopez got the best of Minnesota's frontcourt for most of the night, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

QUOTABLE: "I basically played without any basketball practice. This tonight was my practice. It is the first five-on-five action I have seen in like three weeks and it was very tough. I am feeling that I am a step short or a step slower. It is going to take a few games."

-- Kirilenko

THE STAT: The Hornets outscored the Wolves 58-46 in the paint and outrebounded Minnesota 52-33. But Minnesota shot 56.3 percent from the floor and Minnesota also got to the line 27 times, converting 20 of those freethrows.

TURNING POINT: Trailing by four with one minute to play, Rubio got an old-fashioned 3-pointer to close the gap to one. After an Eric Gordon isolation on Luke Ridnour rimmed out, Pekovic grabbed an offensive board off a Williams miss and was fouled on the put back. His two free throws gave Minnesota a one-point lead with 14.5 seconds to play. New Orleans went to the well again, isolating Gordon on Ridnour. Gordon got past Ridnour and was in a position to give the Hornets a victory, only to have Kirilenko swat his shot out of the air. Kirilenko also blocked a last-second heave by Roger Mason, securing Minnesota's victory.

QUOTABLE II: "Well 20 turnovers didn't help. But we had a chance to win the game. We were up by four and we fouled a guy going to the basket and we give them a three-point play. You can't explain that kind of stuff. Then we have the ball and a chance to score a bucket and we can't score. I thought Eric had a good look, but he goes to the hole and gets his shot blocked."

-- New Orleans coach Monty Williams

HOT: Lopez is averaging only 11.1 points (and 7.5 over the last four), but he had 10 points in the third quarter and thoroughly outplayed Minnesota's frontcourt.

NOT: Pekovic was 1-for-4 from the free throw line when he stepped up to take his two shots in the final seconds of the game. He made the shots, giving him a 50 percent night at the line.

NOTABLE: New Orleans' next seven games will be at home. ... In their remaining games, only Portland and Orlando face more teams with a winning record than Minnesota. ... After starting with a respectable 12-9 record, Minnesota has plummeted in the standings, going 6-26 since Jan. 9.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Monday @ Memphis, Thursday @ Sacramento, Friday @ Phoenix. For the Hornets, Monday vs. Golden State, Wednesday vs. Boston, Friday vs. Memphis.

NOH
MIN
     
    • 45.9%

    • 56.2%

    • 38.5%

    • 33.3%

    • 75.0%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH MIN
Total Rebounds 41 27
Offensive Rebounds 20 7
Turnovers 18 18
Fast Break Pts: 11 8
Biggest Lead: 8 5
Points in the Paint: 58 46
NOH MIN
p Vasquez   24 Williams   28
rb Lopez   11 Williams   7
a Vasquez   5 2 players   6
s Davis   3 Rubio   2
b 3 players   1 4 players   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
New Orleans Hornets (22-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 32:10 3-4 0-0 1-4 +4 2 2 4 0 2 2 2 1 1 7
A. Davis F-C 33:00 7-13 0-0 3-3 +4 3 6 9 2 3 3 2 1 2 17
R. Lopez C 33:30 8-14 0-0 4-4 -1 8 3 11 1 4 0 4 1 1 20
E. Gordon G 26:01 3-6 0-1 1-1 +4 0 2 2 3 3 2 0 0 1 7
G. Vasquez G 39:20 10-25 2-5 2-2 -7 4 3 7 5 4 0 6 0 2 24
R. Mason Jr.   22:48 2-7 0-2 0-0 -9 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 4
R. Anderson   25:17 2-10 2-4 1-2 -7 2 0 2 1 3 1 2 0 1 7
T. Harris   06:47 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Amundson   12:19 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 4
B. Roberts   08:49 2-3 1-1 0-0 +5 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 0 5
X. Henry DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 39-85 5-13 12-16   20 21 41 20 26 10 18 3 10 95
  45.9% 38.5% 75.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 20
Minnesota Timberwolves (23-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Kirilenko F 24:46 3-6 0-2 2-3 -11 0 5 5 1 0 1 3 2 0 8
D. Williams F 37:24 9-16 3-5 7-10 +12 2 5 7 0 3 1 5 1 0 28
N. Pekovic C 24:22 5-8 0-0 3-6 -14 4 2 6 0 4 0 2 2 1 13
L. Ridnour G 31:42 5-8 0-2 0-0 +6 0 0 0 6 3 1 1 0 0 10
R. Rubio G 34:55 7-11 1-1 1-1 +5 0 2 2 6 4 2 3 2 1 16
M. Gelabale   17:44 0-2 0-2 0-0 +12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Stiemsma   15:08 1-1 0-0 3-3 +15 0 2 2 0 4 1 1 0 0 5
A. Shved   14:23 1-3 1-2 0-0 -4 0 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 3
J. Barea   15:00 1-3 0-1 4-4 -3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
D. Cunningham   21:29 3-5 0-0 0-0 -6 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 6
C. Johnson   03:07 1-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
K. Love DND - Right Hand Surgery
Totals   240 36-64 5-15 20-27   7 20 27 18 19 8 18 10 3 97
  56.2% 33.3% 74.1%   team rebs: 6 total to: 18

inactive

  • Hornets: Rivers, Smith
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Lee, Roy

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #73 Tre Maddox, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: 14246
  • Duration: 2:17
New Orleans Hornets (22-45) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-41)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Lopez (Rubio gains possession)
Gordon Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:49  
  11:37
[MIN 2-0]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Davis Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  11:19  
Davis Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:19  
  11:06
[MIN 4-0]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Davis Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST)  10:55
[NOH 2-4]
 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:33  
  10:33 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:33 Team Rebound 
  10:33
[MIN 5-2]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:15
[NOH 4-5]
 
  09:57 Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST) 
Davis Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (1 AST)  09:51
[NOH 6-5]
 
  09:21
[MIN 7-6]
Ridnour Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:58  
  08:36 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:29
[NOH 8-7]
 
  08:29 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:29
[NOH 9-7]
 
Lopez Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:14  
  08:09 Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:07 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:07
[MIN 9-9]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  07:52  
  07:35 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:35  
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:21  
Lopez Tip Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:07 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:06  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
Vasquez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:57  
Vasquez Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:49
[NOH 11-9]
 
  06:29 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (2 ST) 
Vasquez Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  06:25
[NOH 13-9]
 
  06:09 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:00  
Gordon Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:46  
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:46 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Gelabale 
  05:34 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:33
[MIN 11-13]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Vasquez Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:15
[NOH 15-11]
 
  04:53 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST) 
Davis Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (2 AST)  04:49
[NOH 17-11]
 
Gordon Substitution replaced by Mason Jr.  04:30  
  04:26
[MIN 13-17]
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:09  
Lopez Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:08
[NOH 19-13]
 
  03:54 Pekovic Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:54 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson  03:54  
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (3 AST)  03:40
[NOH 21-13]
 
  03:19 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  03:09
[MIN 15-21]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:50  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  02:48  
Lopez Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  02:47  
Lopez Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:47
[NOH 23-15]
 
  02:25
[MIN 18-23]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mason Jr. (1 AST)  02:02
[NOH 25-18]
 
  01:46
[MIN 20-25]
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
  01:32 Ridnour Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:32  
  01:32 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  01:32 Rubio Substitution replaced by Shved 
  01:32 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Harris  01:32  
Anderson Layup Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:07
[MIN 22-25]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:07  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Amundson  01:07  
  01:07
[MIN 23-25]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.9 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:43.6
[MIN 25-25]
Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Vasquez Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:24.4
[NOH 27-25]
 
  00:00.7
[MIN 28-27]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gelabale (1 AST) 
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (22-45) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-41)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Amundson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  11:42
[NOH 29-28]
 
Harris Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:25  
  11:25
[MIN 29-29]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:25
[MIN 30-29]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Mason Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:58  
Roberts 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:49
[NOH 32-30]
 
  10:23
[MIN 33-32]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:58 Stiemsma Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:58 Stiemsma Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Anderson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  09:41  
  09:25 Gelabale 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:23 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:22
[MIN 35-32]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Amundson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:08  
Amundson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:08  
  09:08 Gelabale Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
  08:50
[MIN 37-32]
Cunningham Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mason Jr. Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST)  08:26
[NOH 34-37]
 
Roberts Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:17  
  08:17  
  08:17
[MIN 38-34]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:17
[MIN 39-34]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST)  08:04
[NOH 37-39]
 
  07:48 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:47  
Roberts Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:39
[NOH 39-39]
 
  07:22 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:21  
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roberts (2 AST)  07:13
[NOH 41-39]
 
  06:57 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Roberts (1 ST) 
Anderson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST)  06:51  
Mason Jr. Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:45  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Davis  06:45  
Harris Substitution replaced by Aminu  06:45  
  06:45 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Lopez  06:45  
  06:39 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:38  
Roberts Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:21 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Roberts (2 ST) 
Aminu Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mason Jr. (2 AST)  06:16
[NOH 43-39]
 
  06:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Shved Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK) 
Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:50  
Mason Jr. Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roberts (3 AST)  05:35
[NOH 45-39]
 
  05:25 Kirilenko Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  05:25 Shved Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Davis Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Roberts (4 AST)  05:08
[NOH 47-39]
 
  04:55
[MIN 41-47]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Mason Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:22 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:21  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:19  
Mason Jr. Substitution replaced by Vasquez  04:19  
Roberts Substitution replaced by Gordon  04:19  
Vasquez Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:06
[NOH 49-41]
 
Gordon Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  03:51  
Gordon Substitution replaced by Mason Jr.  03:51  
  03:44
[MIN 43-49]
Rubio Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  03:30 Pekovic Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:30 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Williams 
  03:30 Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  03:30 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gelabale 
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (1 BLK)  03:16  
Team Rebound  03:15  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:15  
  03:01 Williams Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:01 Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  02:48  
Vasquez Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:47  
  02:44 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:44
[NOH 50-43]
 
  02:44 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:44  
  02:42 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA)  02:34  
  02:34
[MIN 44-50]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  02:34
[MIN 45-50]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson  02:34  
  02:34
[MIN 46-50]
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (11 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  02:19  
  02:09 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:08  
Mason Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:50  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:38  
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:36  
Aminu Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:36
[NOH 52-46]
 
  01:11
[MIN 48-52]
Rubio Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Aminu Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  00:55.9  
Mason Jr. Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:41.1  
  00:41.1
[MIN 49-52]
Stiemsma Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:41.1
[MIN 50-52]
Stiemsma Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
Vasquez Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:21.9  
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Team Rebound  00:19.3  
  00:09.1 Rubio Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Roberts  00:09.1  
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (22-45) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-41)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST)  11:40
[NOH 54-50]
 
  11:23 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:02
[MIN 52-54]
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Vasquez Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:24 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK) 
Vasquez Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:22  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  10:16  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:13  
  10:05 Rubio Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
  10:02 Pekovic Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed  09:55  
Lopez Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  09:54  
Lopez Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:51
[NOH 56-52]
 
  09:43 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  09:32
[MIN 54-56]
Kirilenko Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
  09:23 Stiemsma Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:23
[NOH 58-54]
 
  09:08
[MIN 57-58]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
  08:47 Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:47
[NOH 59-57]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:47
[NOH 60-57]
 
  08:31 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Lopez Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST)  08:15
[NOH 62-57]
 
  08:05 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:04  
Davis Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  07:46  
  07:43 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:33 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST)  07:21  
  07:14
[MIN 59-62]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (1 ST)  06:59  
Vasquez Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:58  
  06:44
[MIN 61-62]
Ridnour Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  06:33  
  06:30
[MIN 63-62]
Williams Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:28  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:59
[MIN 65-62]
Stiemsma Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Vasquez Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:59  
  05:59
[MIN 66-62]
Stiemsma Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  05:46 Stiemsma Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:46
[NOH 63-66]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:46
[NOH 64-66]
 
  05:32 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:31  
Aminu Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  05:26  
Aminu Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:26  
  05:12 Kirilenko Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Davis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:09  
Lopez Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:58  
  04:58 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:58 Team Rebound 
  04:58 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Gelabale 
Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson  04:58  
  04:58
[MIN 67-64]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  04:42 Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:42
[NOH 65-67]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:42
[NOH 66-67]
 
  04:25
[MIN 69-66]
Rubio Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  04:06  
  04:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:06 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:53 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:51 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Aminu Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  03:40  
Lopez Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  03:39  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (2 BLK)  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:37  
  03:37 Jump Ball Rubio vs Lopez (Vasquez gains possession) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
Lopez Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  03:23  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  03:22  
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:20  
Aminu Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:20
[NOH 68-69]
 
  03:08 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Team Rebound 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Davis  02:56  
  02:31 Williams Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:29  
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:16  
Davis Tip Shot: Missed  02:16  
Vasquez Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:15  
Vasquez Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:13
[NOH 70-69]
 
  01:46
[MIN 72-70]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
Davis Running Hook Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:21 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:15
[MIN 74-70]
Johnson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (4 AST)  00:59.2
[NOH 72-74]
 
  00:59.2 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:59.2 Johnson Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Amundson  00:59.2  
Vasquez Substitution replaced by Mason Jr.  00:59.2  
Gordon Substitution replaced by Roberts  00:59.2  
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  00:59.2
[NOH 73-74]
 
  00:47.0
[MIN 76-73]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Roberts Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  00:24.9  
  00:01.9 Gelabale 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.0 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:00.1 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:41
[MIN 78-73]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
  11:22 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:22
[NOH 74-78]
 
  11:22 Gelabale Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:22  
  11:22 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Vasquez Running Bank shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:49 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:41 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:40  
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (5 AST)  10:23
[NOH 76-78]
 
  09:58 Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST) 
Amundson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  09:52  
Mason Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:50  
Mason Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:26 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20
[MIN 80-76]
Barea Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST) 
Vasquez Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:51
[NOH 78-80]
 
  08:32 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Vasquez Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  08:31  
Davis Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  08:12
[NOH 80-80]
 
  07:50
[MIN 82-80]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  07:50  
  07:50  
  07:50 Williams Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  07:50
[MIN 83-80]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Vasquez Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:26
[NOH 82-83]
 
Amundson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:02  
  07:02 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:02 Team Rebound 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Lopez  07:02  
Mason Jr. Substitution replaced by Gordon  07:02  
  07:02 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  07:02 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:02  
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
Team Rebound  06:50  
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (2 BLK)  06:40  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:39  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:38  
  06:23 Kirilenko Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:21  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST)  06:06
[NOH 85-83]
 
  05:48
[MIN 85-85]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Vasquez Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  05:44  
Vasquez Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  05:44  
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Shved Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  05:44 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Williams 
  05:30 Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:29  
  05:20 Ridnour Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
Team Rebound  05:04  
Vasquez Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (6 TO)  05:03  
Vasquez Foul: Personal (4 PF)  05:00  
Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:54  
  04:54 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:54 Team Rebound 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Aminu  04:54  
  04:54
[MIN 86-85]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST)  04:36
[NOH 88-86]
 
  04:12
[MIN 88-88]
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
  03:59 Williams Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Davis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (2 BLK)  03:52  
  03:50 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:39 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:37  
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:24
[NOH 91-88]
 
  02:53
[MIN 90-91]
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
Lopez Rebound (Off:8 Def:2)  02:29  
Lopez Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS)  02:29
[NOH 93-90]
 
Lopez Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:06  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:06  
Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson  02:06  
  02:06
[MIN 91-93]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  02:06 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:8 Def:3)  02:06  
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:28 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Aminu (2 ST) 
  01:25 Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:25  
Team Rebound  01:25  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Davis  01:25  
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:25  
  01:25 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:12 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Davis (3 ST) 
  01:00 Rubio Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Vasquez Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  01:00
[NOH 94-91]
 
Vasquez Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  01:00
[NOH 95-91]
 
  01:00 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:48.7
[MIN 93-95]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Lopez Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  00:48.7  
  00:48.7
[MIN 94-95]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:48.7  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Mason Jr.  00:48.7  
Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson  00:48.7  
Gordon Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:18.5 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:17.5 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:14.5  
  00:14.5
[MIN 95-95]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Mason Jr. Substitution replaced by Aminu  00:14.5  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Davis  00:14.5  
  00:14.5
[MIN 96-95]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:14.5  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Mason Jr.  00:14.5  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Anderson  00:14.5  
  00:14.5 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK)  00:06.9  
  00:06.0 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Mason Jr. Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:05.0  
  00:05.0
[MIN 97-95]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Mason Jr. Substitution replaced by Aminu  00:05.0  
  00:05.0 Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:05.0  
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.6  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Mason Jr.  00:04.6  
Mason Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (2 BLK)  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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11-30
 
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