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Notebook: Timberwolves 105, Suns 93


Jim Beilby, for NBA.com
Posted Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:37 PM - Updated Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:37 PM

THE FACTS: In a game between two teams whose playoff ambitions ended shortly after the Christmas present were opened, the Minnesota Timberwolves took a nice step toward closing out a frustrating season in a positive manner, defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-93. Minnesota did not shoot as well as Phoenix and, with their starting center, Nikola Pekovic out with a calf contusion, they were outrebounded by Phoenix. But they took care of the ball and forced Phoenix into turnover after turnover. The Suns opened an early lead with an 11-0 first quarter run, but their inability to hold on to the ball allow Minnesota to whittle that lead down. Ricky Rubio led the way for Minnesota, filling up the stat sheet, as he has done of late. He finished with 24 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and five steals. J.J. Barea came off the bench for Minnesota and scored his points in bunches at key times in the game. Markieff Morris had 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting (3-for-4 from beyond the arc) to go with nine rebounds. But he and his front court partner, Luis Scola together accounted for 12 of Phoenix's turnovers.

QUOTABLE: "We had a pretty good handle on the game until we started to turn the ball over. When you give the other team easy baskets, it gives them confidence and that's what happened. ... I think it's a combination of trying to be too fancy and trying to make passes that are too high risk. You have to make the simple play. If you make the right play every time, the spectacular tends to happen. If you try to make the spectacular play, you turn the ball over."

-- Phoenix coach Lindsey Hunter.

THE STAT: Turnovers by Phoenix and steals by Minnesota. Minnesota's 17 steals is a season high and ties a franchise high for them. Phoenix turned the ball over 28 times, tying the most for a Minnesota opponent this season. Ironically, Phoenix season low for turnovers came at Target Center as well, when they only gave up the ball five times on December 29. Minnesota has had fewer turnovers than their opponent in 22 of their last 28 games. And they have only had more turnovers in three of those 28 games.

TURNING POINT: After trailing for most of the game, Minnesota built their first lead with an 11-2 run in the closing minutes of the third quarter. And then when the Suns cut that lead to six with 4:26 to play, Rick Adelman called a timeout, gave his team a good talking to and settled them down. Minnesota responded with a baskets on four straight offensive possessions and steals or forced turnovers on three straight defensive sets. The result was a 13 point lead with less than two minutes to play and a comfortable victory for Minnesota.

QUOTABLE II: "We shot the ball well; made some big plays. We got banged up due to our [lack of] size a little bit but for the most part we were able to score and keep the lead."
-- Minnesota coach Rick Adelman.

GOOD MOVE: With Pekovic out with a left calf contusion, Adelman didn't have many options, so he decided to start a small lineup. "We almost have to [go small]," said Adelman. "We don't have any bigs except for Greg (Stiemsma) and they come in with (Jermaine) O'Neal ... and Greg is the one guy that can guard him." The decision worked. While the Suns built a rebounding advantage in the first half, Minnesota whittled that down a good bit in the second. And the quickness of Minnesota's small lineup was too much for Phoenix for much of the night.

BAD MOVE: Derrick Williams was the recipient of a beautiful first quarter pass from Rubio, was wide open in the lane, and elevated for a powerful one-handed dunk. But he fumbled it the in the air in mid-dunk and ended up throwing it off the back rim right and triggering a Suns fast break that ended with a 19' jumpshot by P. J. Tucker, capping an 11-0 run and giving Phoenix an early eight point lead.

QUOTABLE III: "We had so many high hopes for this season. But more than anything it's about getting everybody healthy, myself included. This summer is a big summer for us, big summer for myself included. Hopefully in a month I will have a clean bill of health and I'll be ready to go. I'm definitely looking forward to that. I know that this team is hungry, and I'm hungry myself."

-- Minnesota forward Kevin Love.

NOTABLE: Prior to the game, Minnesota owner Glen Taylor presented coach Adelman with the basketball net from his 1,000th victory, which occurred on April 6 in the Wolves 107-101 win over Detroit .. With a record of 24-56, Phoenix will finish with their worst record since the team's inaugural season in 1968-69 when the team went 16-66.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Monday vs. Utah, Wednesday @ San Antonio. For the Suns, Monday vs. Houston, Wednesday @ Denver.

PHX
MIN
     
    • 50.7%

    • 49.4%

    • 45.0%

    • 40.0%

    • 71.4%

    • 89.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 34 36
Offensive Rebounds 5 11
Turnovers 27 18
Fast Break Pts: 13 20
Biggest Lead: 10 13
Points in the Paint: 30 44
PHX MIN
p Morris   20 Rubio   24
rb 2 players   9 Cunningham   8
a Dragic   14 Rubio   10
s Dragic   4 Rubio   5
b 3 players   1 Stiemsma   4
 
  • 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 (24-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 35:32 4-5 1-1 0-0 -3 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 9
Markieff Morris F 38:04 8-11 3-4 1-2 -5 1 8 9 3 2 2 4 1 1 20
L. Scola F 35:20 6-13 0-1 2-2 -1 3 6 9 1 2 2 8 1 2 14
W. Johnson F 30:03 7-13 1-4 0-0 -4 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 0 1 15
G. Dragic G 37:56 4-11 0-3 2-4 0 1 1 2 14 5 4 6 0 0 10
J. Dudley   28:21 5-11 1-2 5-6 -13 0 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 16
H. Haddadi   10:11 0-1 0-0 0-0 -11 0 4 4 0 3 0 4 1 0 0
Marcus Morris   12:31 1-3 1-3 0-0 -7 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 3
K. Marshall   12:02 2-5 2-2 0-0 -16 0 1 1 4 1 0 3 0 2 6
M. Beasley NWT - Personal Reasons
S. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
J. O'Neal DND - Bruised Shin
Totals   240 37-73 9-20 10-14   5 29 34 28 22 10 27 3 6 93
  50.7% 45.0% 71.4%   team rebs: 11 total to: 28
Minnesota Timberwolves (30-50)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Kirilenko F 37:32 6-9 0-2 2-3 +5 0 7 7 1 0 2 4 1 1 14
D. Williams F 23:23 7-12 1-2 0-0 -2 2 4 6 0 1 4 3 0 1 15
D. Cunningham F 34:11 6-12 0-0 1-2 +6 4 4 8 1 3 2 2 1 0 13
L. Ridnour G 29:49 3-8 1-1 5-5 +8 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 12
R. Rubio G 35:57 8-18 1-3 7-7 +4 1 4 5 10 2 5 4 0 1 24
C. Budinger   17:36 0-4 0-2 2-2 +10 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2
A. Shved   07:35 1-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Barea   22:39 7-9 2-3 0-0 +12 2 0 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 16
G. Stiemsma   31:18 3-7 0-0 0-0 +17 1 4 5 0 4 2 1 4 0 6
M. Gelabale DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Love DND - Left Knee Surgery
N. Pekovic DND - Left Calf Contusion
Totals   240 41-83 6-15 17-19   11 25 36 19 14 17 18 6 3 105
  49.4% 40.0% 89.5%   team rebs: 3 total to: 18

inactive

  • Suns: Frye, Garrett, Gortat
  • Timberwolves: Lee, Roy

technical fouls

  • Suns: Morris
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #56 Mark Ayotte, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 16701
  • Duration: 2:02
Phoenix Suns (24-56) Minnesota Timberwolves (30-50)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Williams vs Morris (Tucker gains possession)
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  11:40  
  11:34
[MIN 2-0]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  11:15
[PHX 2-2]
 
  10:57 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:56  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:30 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  10:17  
  10:17 Jump Ball Rubio vs Scola (Ridnour gains possession) 
  10:04
[MIN 4-2]
Kirilenko Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  10:04  
  10:04
[MIN 5-2]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:50
[PHX 4-5]
 
  09:34 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
Morris Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:26  
Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:26  
  09:12 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
  09:06 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:58
[PHX 6-5]
 
  08:38 Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morris (2 ST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  08:27
[PHX 9-5]
 
  08:06 Cunningham Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
  08:06 Jump Ball Cunningham vs Scola (Dragic gains possession) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:01
[PHX 11-5]
 
  07:39 Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:38  
Tucker Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  07:34
[PHX 13-5]
 
  07:22
[MIN 7-13]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:51
[MIN 9-13]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:27 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:25  
Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  06:11
[PHX 15-9]
 
Scola Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:53
[MIN 10-15]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:53 Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:53  
Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST)  05:31
[PHX 17-10]
 
  05:03
[MIN 12-17]
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:45  
Scola Running Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:45
[PHX 19-12]
 
  04:27 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:25  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:10
[MIN 14-19]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:51  
  03:39 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:38  
  03:34 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:34  
Team Rebound  03:34  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:34
[PHX 20-14]
 
  03:16 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:15  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  02:53
[PHX 22-14]
 
  02:33 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:32 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:30 Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:29  
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  02:25  
  02:24 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:22  
Morris Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  02:18
[PHX 24-14]
 
Johnson Violation:Kicked Ball  02:04  
  02:04 Williams Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  01:56
[MIN 16-24]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  01:42  
  01:38 Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:36 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:36
[MIN 18-24]
Rubio Running Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:12  
  01:12
[MIN 19-24]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:12 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Shved 
Morris Substitution replaced by Dudley  01:12  
  01:12
[MIN 20-24]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:47.5  
  00:41.8 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:41.8
[PHX 25-20]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:41.8
[PHX 26-20]
 
  00:35.3
[MIN 22-26]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  00:16.6
[PHX 28-22]
 
  00:01.9 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (2 ST) 
Scola 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (24-56) Minnesota Timberwolves (30-50)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Barea Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:40 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:39  
  11:39 Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:39 Team Rebound 
  11:39 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  11:39
[MIN 23-28]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:28 Budinger Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST)  11:28
[PHX 30-23]
 
Scola Substitution replaced by Haddadi  11:17  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Morris  11:17  
  11:17 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Williams 
  11:13 Stiemsma Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:11  
  10:58 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:58  
Team Rebound  10:58  
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:58
[PHX 31-23]
 
  10:50 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:49  
Haddadi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:34  
  10:16 Stiemsma Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:14  
Haddadi Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  10:09  
Haddadi Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:09  
  09:58 Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:57  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST)  09:46  
Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:40  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Marshall  09:40  
  09:35
[MIN 26-31]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Marshall 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  09:20
[PHX 34-26]
 
  09:08
[MIN 29-34]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
  08:48 Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:48  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:40 Team Rebound 
Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:28  
Haddadi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:23  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Morris  08:23  
  08:17
[MIN 31-34]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:58 Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:58
[PHX 35-31]
 
  07:58 Williams Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:58  
  07:58 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:46 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:45  
Morris Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  07:30  
Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:30  
  07:17 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:16 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:16 Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:15  
Marshall Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  07:07  
  06:58 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:55 Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:55 Shved Tip Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:51  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Marshall (1 AST)  06:47
[PHX 38-31]
 
  06:25 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haddadi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:24  
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:05 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:59
[MIN 34-38]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Marshall Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK)  05:38  
Team Rebound  05:37  
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:37 Shved Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:24
[MIN 36-38]
Cunningham Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Marshall Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:10  
Haddadi Substitution replaced by Scola  05:10  
Marshall Substitution replaced by Dragic  05:10  
  04:50 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:48  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  04:43
[PHX 40-36]
 
  04:19 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:18  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:00
[MIN 38-40]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Dudley Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST)  03:46
[PHX 42-38]
 
  03:24
[MIN 40-42]
Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  03:13 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:13
[PHX 43-40]
 
Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker  03:13  
  03:13 Budinger Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
  03:13 Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:13
[PHX 44-40]
 
  03:04 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:03  
  02:54 Stiemsma Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Morris Technical  02:54  
  02:54
[MIN 41-44]
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:54  
Team Rebound  02:54  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:54
[PHX 45-41]
 
  02:38
[MIN 43-45]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dragic (7 AST)  02:19
[PHX 47-43]
 
  02:02
[MIN 45-47]
Rubio Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:02  
  02:02
[MIN 46-47]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Dragic Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:46  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (8 AST)  01:39
[PHX 50-46]
 
  01:20 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:19  
Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  01:13  
  01:12 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:08 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (1 ST)  01:04  
  00:58.2
[MIN 48-50]
Ridnour Jump Bank Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  00:43.8  
  00:40.1
[MIN 50-50]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (9 AST)  00:29.1
[PHX 53-50]
 
  00:09.9 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:08.9  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (24-56) Minnesota Timberwolves (30-50)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Johnson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  11:50  
  11:36 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:35  
Morris Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:16
[PHX 55-50]
 
  10:58 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:57  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:22
[MIN 52-55]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST)  10:04  
  09:59 Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Morris (1 BLK) 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:58  
Johnson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dragic (10 AST)  09:53
[PHX 57-52]
 
  09:23
[MIN 54-57]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST)  08:59
[PHX 59-54]
 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:47  
  08:47
[MIN 55-59]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:47
[MIN 56-59]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Dragic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:34  
  08:22 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:21  
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:12  
Team Rebound  08:11  
Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK)  08:04  
  08:02 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:54
[MIN 58-59]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Rubio (5 ST)  07:37  
Morris Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:37  
  07:27
[MIN 60-59]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:19  
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (2 ST)  07:11  
  07:08 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (3 ST) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST)  07:06  
  07:02 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (3 BLK)  06:42  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:41  
Morris Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:38
[PHX 61-60]
 
  06:15 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:14  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dragic (11 AST)  06:03
[PHX 64-60]
 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:34  
  05:34
[MIN 61-64]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Marshall  05:34  
  05:34
[MIN 62-64]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:11 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:10  
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Williams (4 ST)  05:08  
  05:05
[MIN 64-64]
Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
  04:46 Ridnour Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Marshall (2 AST)  04:38
[PHX 66-64]
 
  04:20 Stiemsma Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:18
[MIN 66-66]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Tucker (3 AST)  04:04
[PHX 68-66]
 
  03:44
[MIN 68-68]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:09  
  03:05
[MIN 70-68]
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Marshall Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:37 Kirilenko Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Marshall Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (4 BLK)  02:26  
  02:24 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:20 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
Dudley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:15 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Scola Substitution replaced by Haddadi  02:06  
  02:05 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Haddadi (1 BLK) 
  02:04 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:03 Williams Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Haddadi Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  01:52  
Haddadi Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:52  
  01:52 Williams Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  01:52 Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea 
  01:33
[MIN 72-68]
Cunningham Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Marshall (3 AST)  01:12
[PHX 70-72]
 
  01:04
[MIN 75-70]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Haddadi Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Cunningham (2 ST)  00:51.9  
  00:41.7
[MIN 77-70]
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Marshall (4 AST)  00:30.5
[PHX 73-77]
 
  00:11.9 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Marshall Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:09.9  
  00:03.7 Stiemsma Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK)  00:03.0  
  00:02.0 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (24-56) Minnesota Timberwolves (30-50)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Marshall Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ridnour (2 ST)  11:49  
Dragic Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  11:47  
  11:47
[MIN 78-73]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  11:47
[MIN 79-73]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Marshall 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (12 AST)  11:33
[PHX 76-79]
 
Marshall Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:20  
  11:12 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:11 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:10 Budinger Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Haddadi Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:47 Team Rebound 
Morris Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:47  
  10:36 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Barea Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:25
[MIN 81-76]
Barea Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:15 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:09
[MIN 84-76]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:02  
Marshall Substitution replaced by Tucker  10:02  
Haddadi Substitution replaced by Morris  10:02  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:36 Stiemsma Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  09:36 Stiemsma Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  09:36 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  09:19
[PHX 78-84]
 
  09:10
[MIN 86-78]
Barea Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Dragic Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:56
[PHX 80-86]
 
  08:33 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:31
[MIN 88-80]
Cunningham Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST)  08:16  
  08:12 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  08:04
[MIN 90-80]
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  07:36  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:34  
  07:33 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:33
[PHX 81-90]
 
Morris Substitution replaced by Scola  07:33  
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:33
[PHX 82-90]
 
  07:20
[MIN 92-82]
Cunningham Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Morris (3 AST)  07:01
[PHX 84-92]
 
  06:35
[MIN 94-84]
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Dudley Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dragic (13 AST)  06:17
[PHX 86-94]
 
  05:58 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:56  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:42 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:39 Barea Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:39  
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
Team Rebound  05:15  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:15  
  05:15 Budinger Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
Dragic Foul: Personal (5 PF)  05:01  
  04:54 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Dudley (2 ST) 
  04:44 Cunningham Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:26 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (4 ST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:22
[PHX 88-94]
 
  04:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:15 Kirilenko Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Scola Turnover : Traveling (8 TO)  04:05  
Scola Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:51  
  03:51
[MIN 95-88]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:51
[MIN 96-88]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:21 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Cunningham Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:02 Barea Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  03:02 Barea Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (2 ST)  02:54  
  02:36
[MIN 98-88]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:26  
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO)  02:20  
  01:59
[MIN 101-88]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dragic (14 AST)  01:50
[PHX 91-101]
 
  01:26 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:24  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Johnson Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:57.9  
  00:57.9
[MIN 102-91]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:57.9
[MIN 103-91]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Dragic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:42.2
[PHX 93-103]
 
  00:25.8
[MIN 105-93]
Cunningham Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.9 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
End of 4th Quarter
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