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Notebook: Timberwolves 124, Pelicans 112


Jim Beilby, for NBA.com
Posted Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:06 AM - Updated Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:06 AM

THE FACT: Minnesota connected on a season-high 55.7 percent of their shots and New Orleans turned the ball over 17 times in the first half alone.

THE LEAD: With seven players scoring in double digits, the Minnesota Timberwolves didn't need a monster night from Kevin Love to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans, 124-112, on the first night of 2014. Love failed to get a double-double for the first time since December 15th and his six rebounds were his lowest total this season. But Minnesota's aggressiveness and physicality paid dividends as they drew 18 fouls and caused 16 turnovers in the first half alone. And it was not just Minnesota's starting five that made a difference. In their last game, a loss to Dallas, Minnesota's bench scored only five points, a lack of production publicly noted by Love. Tonight, the bench responded with 42 points, led by 17 points from J.J. Barea.

Ricky Rubio had a strong night, with 14 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, and three steals, as did Nikola Pekovic with 22 points.

Ryan Anderson led the Pelicans in scoring with 25 points.

QUOTABLE: "Obviously, we didn't play well but I will take the hit on this one because I thought our game plan was too difficult for our guys tonight. We came up with some different schemes to try to take Kevin out in pick-and-rolls, but we gave up too much dribble penetration. That's on me. I've got to keep the game plan more simple than I did against a team like Minnesota with some veteran players who know how to make you pay if you make a mistake."
-- New Orleans coach Monty Williams

THE STAT: Minnesota lost the rebounding battle (48-42), but their aggressiveness led to 35 free throw attempts, a season high 55.7 percent field goal percentage, and 124 points (which equals the season high).

TURNING POINT: Minnesota led by five after the first quarter and by 14 at half. But it was a 19-2 run in the third quarter that made the difference. Minnesota went on to build a 30-point lead in the third quarter and while the Pelicans scored 39 points in the final frame to make the score more respectable, it never felt like the victory was in doubt for Minnesota.

QUOTABLE II: "This was a great effort against a good team. We reacted, got stops and moved the ball. I think it is the first time that Kevin had a bad game for him and we won, so that is a good thing for us."
-- Minnesota guard Barea

GOOD MOVE: With Anthony Davis on Love for most of the night, Love had a respectable even if below average night with 21 points and six rebounds. But with Davis having to chase Love out to the 3-point line, that put Anderson on Pekovic and allowed Minnesota to attack the basket.

BAD MOVE: While New Orleans took better care of the ball in the second half (only giving it up twice compared to 16 times in the first half), they seemed tentative for most of the third quarter and allowed Minnesota to build a 30 point lead.

QUOTABLE III: "The important thing is that we had a 14 point lead (at half) and we expanded on it. And that's what we wanted to do. ... It was a sustained effort. No matter what the score is we have to sustain our effort."
-- Minnesota coach Rick Adelman

NOTABLE: Tonight Minnesota scored 120-plus points for the league-leading sixth time, matching a franchise record set in 2010-11 and 1991-92. ... Tonight's 21 points by Love ends a streak of 11 consecutive games that he has scored 25-plus points, the longest such streak in the league this season and the longest in club history. ... Eric Gordon showed a little bit of rust as he returned to the lineup having missed three games. He scored 12 points on 5-for-12 shooting. ... This game was a battle for the 9th spot in the Western conference. Minnesota came into the game with a slightly better record (15-16) than New Orleans (14-15). Both teams are three games behind Dallas, which owns the 8th spot.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Saturday vs. Oklahoma City, Monday at Philadelphia, Wednesday vs. Phoenix. For the Pelicans, Friday at Boston, Saturday at Indiana, Tuesday at Miami.

NOP
MIN
     
    • 51.7%

    • 55.7%

    • 30.0%

    • 36.4%

    • 72.7%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP MIN
Total Rebounds 37 37
Offensive Rebounds 13 10
Turnovers 17 15
Fast Break Pts: 27 23
Biggest Lead: 5 30
Points in the Paint: 62 54
NOP MIN
p Anderson   25 Pekovic   22
rb Evans   7 Rubio   8
a Holiday   5 Rubio   9
s 3 players   2 Brewer   4
b Davis   4 Rubio   2
 
  • 01/01 - NOP 112 @ MIN 124
  • 01/29 - NOP 77 @ MIN 88
  • 02/07 - MIN 91 @ NOP 98
New Orleans Pelicans (14-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 13:40 2-6 0-1 0-0 -8 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 4
R. Anderson F 40:29 10-17 2-8 3-3 -8 4 1 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 25
A. Davis C 33:22 5-9 0-0 3-6 -5 3 3 6 0 4 1 1 4 1 13
E. Gordon G 29:11 5-12 0-4 2-2 -24 1 4 5 3 2 2 4 0 1 12
J. Holiday G 22:14 8-14 1-2 2-4 -2 1 2 3 5 4 2 4 0 2 19
T. Evans   27:53 6-14 1-1 3-4 -18 0 7 7 3 3 0 1 0 2 16
G. Stiemsma   06:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0
B. Roberts   14:43 1-3 1-1 0-0 +6 2 3 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 3
A. Morrow   14:43 3-4 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 7
A. Ajinca   11:41 1-3 0-0 0-0 +1 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 1 0 2
A. Rivers   15:50 2-3 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4
D. Miller   07:31 1-1 0-0 1-1 +5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Withey   02:18 1-1 0-0 2-2 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total   240 45-87 6-20 16-22   13 24 37 20 25 10 17 5 6 112
  51.7% 30.0% 72.7%   team rebs: 11 total to: 18
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 23:10 2-4 1-1 0-0 +17 2 3 5 4 4 4 1 1 0 5
K. Love F 34:50 7-19 1-7 6-8 +21 2 4 6 3 2 1 2 1 3 21
N. Pekovic C 33:51 7-12 0-0 8-11 +9 3 4 7 0 3 1 1 0 1 22
K. Martin G 31:28 8-14 0-3 4-5 +20 1 2 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 20
R. Rubio G 32:56 4-6 1-1 5-6 +18 1 7 8 9 1 3 3 2 0 14
D. Cunningham   22:43 5-6 0-0 0-0 +4 1 3 4 0 4 0 1 1 0 10
J. Barea   18:02 7-9 3-5 0-0 -1 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 17
A. Shved   16:32 2-4 2-4 4-4 -8 0 3 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 10
L. Mbah a Moute   15:10 1-1 0-0 1-1 +6 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
R. Hummel   04:24 0-2 0-1 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Dieng   02:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
S. Muhammad   02:18 1-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
A.J. Price   02:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 44-79 8-22 28-35   10 27 37 26 20 10 15 6 5 124
  55.7% 36.4% 80.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 15

inactive

  • Pelicans: Smith
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Turiaf

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: Davis, Evans
  • Timberwolves: Brewer

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #6 Tony Brown, #50 Olandis Poole
  • Attendance: 14002
  • Duration: 2:06
New Orleans Pelicans (14-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Davis (Rubio gains possession)
  11:37
[MIN 2-0]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Holiday Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03 Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:35
[MIN 4-0]
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  10:20  
Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:12  
  10:12
[MIN 5-0]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:12 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  09:52  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:50  
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:49
[NOP 2-5]
 
Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:29  
  09:29
[MIN 6-2]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:29 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:28  
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:07
[MIN 8-2]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:57
[NOP 4-8]
 
  08:47
[MIN 10-4]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST)  08:40
[NOP 6-10]
 
  08:23 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST)  08:17
[NOP 8-10]
 
Holiday Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:05  
  08:00 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:59  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gordon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:34  
  07:34
[MIN 11-8]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:34
[MIN 12-8]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:14 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:12 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:08 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:07  
Gordon Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:03
[NOP 10-12]
 
  07:03 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:03
[NOP 11-12]
 
  06:53 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:52  
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:41
[NOP 13-12]
 
  06:22 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:20  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST)  06:16
[NOP 15-12]
 
  06:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:04
[MIN 14-15]
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:50 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:50
[NOP 16-14]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:50
[NOP 17-14]
 
Gordon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:37  
  05:37
[MIN 15-17]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Gordon Substitution replaced by Evans  05:37  
  05:37
[MIN 16-17]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Davis Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST)  05:21
[NOP 19-16]
 
  05:08 Martin Running Bank shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:07  
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (1 BLK)  04:50  
Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:49  
Holiday Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:48
[NOP 21-16]
 
  04:34
[MIN 18-21]
Pekovic Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:34  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  04:34  
  04:34
[MIN 19-21]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Holiday Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  04:23  
Holiday Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:23  
Holiday Substitution replaced by Roberts  04:23  
  04:13 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST) 
Aminu Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:10  
  04:00 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:58 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:54 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (3 BLK) 
  03:53 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:49 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:48  
Stiemsma Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  03:46  
  03:37 Love Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:37 Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Morrow  03:37  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  03:20  
Roberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:19  
Roberts Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Roberts Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:15  
  03:15
[MIN 20-21]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:15
[MIN 21-21]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Evans Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:57
[NOP 23-21]
 
  02:51 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  02:35 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :   02:35  
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:21  
  02:21
[MIN 22-23]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:21 Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea 
  02:21 Martin Substitution replaced by Shved 
  02:21 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:20  
Stiemsma Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  02:06  
  02:01
[MIN 24-23]
Love Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Stiemsma Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  01:44  
Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson  01:35  
  01:27
[MIN 26-23]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Evans Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:23  
  01:11
[MIN 28-23]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Morrow Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:52.6
[NOP 25-28]
 
  00:43.5
[MIN 31-25]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
  00:36.2 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:36.2  
Team Rebound  00:36.2  
  00:36.2 Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:36.2
[NOP 26-31]
 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:28.3  
  00:28.3
[MIN 32-26]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Ajinca  00:28.3  
  00:28.3
[MIN 33-26]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  00:09.8  
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:07.9  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:00.9  
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:00.0
[NOP 28-33]
 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (14-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:36 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18 Mbah a Moute Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morrow (1 ST) 
  11:16 Shved Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ajinca Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST)  11:03  
Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:59  
  10:59
[MIN 34-28]
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:59
[MIN 35-28]
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Rivers Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:45
[NOP 30-35]
 
Morrow Substitution replaced by Gordon  10:36  
  10:28 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:26  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ajinca Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:19  
  10:08 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:07  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:53
[NOP 32-35]
 
  09:31
[MIN 38-32]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rivers Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  09:23  
  09:23 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  09:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Davis  09:23  
  09:06 Barea Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Davis Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:40
[MIN 40-32]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST) 
Evans Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:19 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:09
[MIN 42-32]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:48
[NOP 34-42]
 
  07:33 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:32  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  07:22
[NOP 37-42]
 
  07:01 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:00  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  06:57  
Team Rebound  06:56  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Holiday  06:56  
Gordon Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shved (1 BLK)  06:46  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:44  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:37 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:16 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:15  
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:03  
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  06:02  
  06:01 Shved Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:01 Shved Substitution replaced by Martin 
  06:01 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Gordon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  05:49  
  05:42 Mbah a Moute Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  05:42  
Davis Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:31  
Davis Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:31  
Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:18  
  05:18
[MIN 43-37]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:18 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:17  
Holiday Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:02
[NOP 39-43]
 
  04:42 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:40  
  04:40 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:40 Team Rebound 
  04:40 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:40 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Aminu  04:40  
Davis Substitution replaced by Ajinca  04:40  
  04:40
[MIN 44-39]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:21
[MIN 46-39]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
  04:13 Brewer Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:13  
Team Rebound  04:13  
  04:13 Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:13
[NOP 40-46]
 
  03:59
[MIN 48-40]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST)  03:35
[NOP 43-48]
 
  03:14
[MIN 50-43]
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Holiday Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  03:08  
  03:03
[MIN 52-43]
Martin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Evans Substitution replaced by Miller  02:55  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Anderson  02:55  
Ajinca Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:47  
Ajinca Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:47  
  02:32 Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:31  
  02:31 Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  02:20  
Ajinca Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:19  
  02:19 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:19 Team Rebound 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  02:19  
  02:19
[MIN 53-43]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Holiday Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST)  02:04
[NOP 45-53]
 
  01:50
[MIN 55-45]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Gordon Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  01:42  
  01:34 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  01:29
[NOP 47-55]
 
  01:14
[MIN 57-47]
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Holiday Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  01:14  
  01:14 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Holiday Substitution replaced by Roberts  01:14  
  01:14
[MIN 58-47]
Mbah a Moute Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Roberts Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:38.2
[MIN 61-47]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Gordon Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.7 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:02.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:01.8  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (14-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST)  11:47  
  11:41 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (2 ST) 
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST)  11:35
[NOP 49-61]
 
  11:09
[MIN 63-49]
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Gordon Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:49 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:48  
Holiday Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:39
[NOP 51-63]
 
Holiday Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  10:29  
  10:29
[MIN 64-51]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Holiday Substitution replaced by Evans  10:29  
  10:29
[MIN 65-51]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Aminu Layup Shot: Missed  10:10  
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:09  
Aminu Tip Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:07 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:02 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:00 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:50 Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:47 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:40
[MIN 67-51]
Love Driving Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  09:25  
  09:23 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:20
[MIN 69-51]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:43 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:42  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:34 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:28
[MIN 71-51]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:28  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Rivers  08:28  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:01 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:00 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:59  
  07:59
[MIN 72-51]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  07:59
[MIN 73-51]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:39 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:23
[MIN 76-51]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Gordon Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (4 ST)  07:11  
  07:07
[MIN 78-51]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Davis Driving Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:49
[NOP 53-78]
 
  06:28
[MIN 80-53]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  06:13 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:13  
Team Rebound  06:13  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:13  
  06:13 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:09
[MIN 82-53]
Martin Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
  05:56 Pekovic Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:43
[NOP 55-82]
 
  05:27
[MIN 84-55]
Love Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST)  05:07
[NOP 57-84]
 
  04:51
[MIN 87-57]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:30 Team Rebound 
Gordon Substitution replaced by Roberts  04:30  
  04:17 Pekovic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:04 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  03:51  
Roberts Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:47  
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:38
[NOP 59-87]
 
  03:21 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:20  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:15
[NOP 61-87]
 
  03:09
[MIN 89-61]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Evans Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST)  02:49
[NOP 63-89]
 
  02:24 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (4 BLK) 
  02:22 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:21
[MIN 91-63]
Pekovic Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST)  02:08
[NOP 66-91]
 
  01:54 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:52 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:48 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST) 
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST)  01:43
[NOP 68-91]
 
Evans Foul: Personal (1 PF)  01:37  
  01:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:37 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Ajinca  01:37  
Evans Technical  01:37  
  01:37 Martin Free Throw Technical Missed 
  01:37 Team Rebound 
  01:28
[MIN 93-68]
Love Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Evans Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  01:28  
  01:28 Martin Substitution replaced by Shved 
  01:28
[MIN 94-68]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Evans Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:12
[NOP 70-94]
 
Davis Technical  01:08  
  01:08
[MIN 95-70]
Love Free Throw Technical (21 PTS) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson  01:08  
  00:58.8
[MIN 97-70]
Cunningham Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST) 
  00:40.3 Brewer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:40.3
[NOP 71-97]
 
  00:40.3 Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:40.3
[NOP 72-97]
 
  00:36.5 Brewer Technical 
Anderson Free Throw Technical (15 PTS)  00:36.5
[NOP 73-97]
 
  00:32.9 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Roberts Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:30.9  
Ajinca Running Hook Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:15.5 Team Rebound 
  00:04.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:03.4  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:48 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:47  
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:39
[NOP 75-97]
 
  11:14
[MIN 99-75]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  10:59 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  10:59
[NOP 76-99]
 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  10:59
[NOP 77-99]
 
  10:50 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morrow (2 ST) 
Morrow Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  10:45
[NOP 79-99]
 
  10:26
[MIN 102-79]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  10:17  
Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  10:16  
Anderson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS)  10:16
[NOP 81-102]
 
  09:58 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:56 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Evans Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:40  
  09:40
[MIN 103-81]
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:40 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Hummel 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Davis  09:40  
  09:40
[MIN 104-81]
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Holiday Layup Shot: Missed  09:28  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:27  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:22  
  09:18 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:18  
Team Rebound  09:18  
Evans Substitution replaced by Gordon  09:18  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:18
[NOP 82-104]
 
  09:02 Cunningham Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:02 Cunningham Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:53
[NOP 85-104]
 
  08:34
[MIN 106-85]
Barea Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  08:27 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:27  
  08:27 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  08:27
[NOP 86-106]
 
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:10 Hummel 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:09  
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:03
[NOP 88-106]
 
  07:40
[MIN 108-88]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST)  07:34
[NOP 90-108]
 
  07:34 Shved Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  07:34 Shved Substitution replaced by Martin 
  07:34 Hummel Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  07:34
[NOP 91-108]
 
  07:10
[MIN 110-91]
Barea Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Anderson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:40  
  06:29 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gordon (2 ST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:21 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:13  
  06:13
[MIN 111-91]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  06:13
[MIN 112-91]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:56
[NOP 93-112]
 
  05:41
[MIN 115-93]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST)  05:26
[NOP 95-115]
 
  05:02
[MIN 117-95]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (2 BLK)  04:46  
Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:44  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:40 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gordon Substitution replaced by Miller  04:36  
Holiday Substitution replaced by Roberts  04:36  
  04:22 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:00
[NOP 97-117]
 
  03:41 Martin Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Roberts Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:40  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST)  03:31
[NOP 100-117]
 
  03:07
[MIN 119-100]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Roberts (2 AST)  02:49
[NOP 102-119]
 
  02:24
[MIN 122-102]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roberts (3 AST)  02:18
[NOP 104-122]
 
  02:18 Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:18  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Withey  02:18  
Davis Substitution replaced by Rivers  02:18  
Morrow Substitution replaced by Ajinca  02:18  
  02:18 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  02:18 Martin Substitution replaced by Shved 
  02:18 Rubio Substitution replaced by Hummel 
  02:18 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  02:18 Barea Substitution replaced by Price 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:18
[NOP 105-122]
 
  02:04 Hummel Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:03  
  01:50 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Withey Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:50
[NOP 106-122]
 
Withey Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:50
[NOP 107-122]
 
  01:35 Dieng Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (1 BLK) 
Roberts Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:34  
Roberts 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:28
[NOP 110-122]
 
  01:19 Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ajinca (1 ST) 
Withey Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roberts (4 AST)  00:59.7
[NOP 112-122]
 
  00:37.0
[MIN 124-112]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:20.8 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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