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Notebook: Wolves 88, Pelicans 77


Peter Kapsner, for NBA.com
Posted Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:02 AM - Updated Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:02 AM

THE FACT: Minnesota held the short-handed Pelicans to a season-low 77 points in winning for the fifth time in six games.

THE LEAD: The Timberwolves took advantage of the absence of Anthony Davis in pounding the Pelicans 88-77 at Target Center. All-Star starter Kevin Love led the way with 30 points and 14 rebounds while Kevin Martin added 18 for the winners. Al-Farouq Aminu put up 18 points for the Pelicans, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped.

Davis wasn't the only big name missing, though, as Minnesota's bruising center Nikola Pekovic sat out with a sore right foot. Without their big men, each team struggled to find a consistent offensive rhythm. The biggest run of the first half was an ugly stretch late in the second quarter when the Wolves outscored New Orleans 10-2, including a foolish foul called on Eric Gordon with 1.4 seconds left in the half that allowed Martin to hit two free throws and put the Wolves up by 12.

The second half was nearly as unwatchable as the teams consistently turned it over, stood around without the ball, and relied on second- chance tips and free throws to score. The Wolves finally put the game away with an 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter behind an effective series of pick-and-rolls between J.J. Barea and Love, and Minnesota coasted to victory from there.

QUOTABLE I: "It's just one of those games. It just seemed like there was no energy in the game, anywhere.....but we grinded it out, made some plays down the stretch in the fourth quarter....at this point it's a nice win."
-- Wolves coach Rick Adelman

TURNING POINT: The turning point happened before the game when the Pelicans decided to hold out Davis because of a dislocated finger that came late in their victory against Cleveland last night. Davis was a monster in that contest with 30 points, seven boards, and eight blocks. Without his dynamic presence, the Pelicans had no go-to option on offense and no particular defensive stopper.

THE STAT: The Pelicans' main hope to compete without Davis was to play bombs away from beyond the arc where they are second in the league at 38.6 percent. But even that strategy failed as they went a miserable two for 21 from 3-point range.

HOT: The Wolves' recent streak of solid play sees them at 23-22, putting them over .500 for the first time since November 23. The wins are becoming more critical as they battle five other teams for the final three playoff spots in the brutal Western Conference.

QUOTABLE II: "We've been playing great over these past six games and we just want to continue doing whatever we've been doing."
-- Martin

NOT: It's a good thing Ricky Rubio and Corey Brewer play such disruptive defense (4.4 steals per game combined), since the two often struggle shooting the ball. The pair went two for eight tonight from the field, with Brewer hitting the side of the backboard on a wide-open 3-pointer, and Rubio unloading another one flat enough that it may never have gotten above the rim.

ROOKIE WATCH: With Pekovic out, rookie Gorgui Dieng saw seven minutes of action and finished with zero points and four rebounds. He's expected to get some regular minutes with the second team over the next week as Pekovic recovers.

QUOTABLE III: "He's very smart and instinctive and he's got quick feet for his size....I think he's going to be fine."
-- Adelman on Dieng.

INSIDE THE ARENA: During a second quarter break, the Wolves played a video tribute to Love for being named an All-Star starter. The video also encouraged fans to put the pressure on the All-Star coaches to name Pekovic a reserve by tweeting to #pekgoestoo, claiming the bruising duo doesn't like being separated. The two big men stood together and watched, sharing a laugh while Love pointed at Pekovic and gave his shoulders a shake.

QUOTABLE IV: "He's one of my best friends in the world and I want to make sure he goes too."
--Love on Pec and the All-Star game.

NOTABLE: The Pelicans head home for a four-game homestand, culminating in a rematch against the Wolves a week from Friday .....Rubio seemed to roll his ankle badly ninety seconds into the game. He shouted an expletive and stayed in the game, but seemed a step slow and eventually sat out most the second half in foul trouble...Adelman said before the game he was not aware of any minutes restrictions placed on Chase Budinger, who returned from his knee surgery last month. But then he admitted he hadn't asked either....Love played the entire second half of tonight's game.

QUOTABLE V: "I told him I wanted to see what kind of shape he was in and earn his money for a night."
-- Adelman with a smile.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Friday vs. Memphis, Saturday @ Atlanta, Tuesday vs. L.A. Lakers. For the Pelicans, Saturday vs. Chicago, Monday vs. San Antonio, Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

NOP
MIN
     
    • 35.4%

    • 40.2%

    • 9.5%

    • 20.0%

    • 73.9%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP MIN
Total Rebounds 48 50
Offensive Rebounds 13 12
Turnovers 13 13
Fast Break Pts: 14 6
Biggest Lead: 0 13
Points in the Paint: 46 42
NOP MIN
p Aminu   18 Love   30
rb 2 players   12 Love   14
a 2 players   3 2 players   6
s Stiemsma   2 3 players   1
b Withey   3 Martin   2
 
  • 01/01 - NOP 112 @ MIN 124
  • 01/29 - NOP 77 @ MIN 88
  • 02/07 - MIN 91 @ NOP 98
New Orleans Pelicans (19-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 36:29 8-13 0-2 2-2 -7 4 8 12 1 3 1 2 1 0 18
G. Stiemsma F 32:47 0-1 0-0 3-4 -8 2 10 12 1 4 2 2 1 0 3
A. Ajinca C 16:17 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 2 3 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 4
E. Gordon G 35:15 5-17 1-5 3-5 -3 1 3 4 1 3 1 0 1 1 14
B. Roberts G 26:09 3-10 0-4 3-3 -5 0 3 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 9
T. Evans   23:40 4-15 0-3 3-5 -24 3 3 6 3 1 0 2 0 1 11
D. Miller   06:54 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
A. Rivers   21:51 3-9 0-3 2-2 -6 1 1 2 2 5 0 1 0 0 8
J. Withey   22:30 1-1 0-0 1-2 -1 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 3 0 3
A. Morrow   18:08 3-8 1-3 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
A. Davis   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Holiday   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Smith   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 29-82 2-21 17-23   13 35 48 12 26 4 13 6 3 77
  35.4% 9.5% 73.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15
Minnesota Timberwolves (23-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 25:20 1-4 0-2 1-2 +8 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 3
K. Love F 43:26 11-26 1-6 7-9 +8 5 9 14 5 1 0 3 0 3 30
R. Turiaf C 26:13 2-5 0-0 0-0 +9 3 5 8 1 4 0 1 0 1 4
K. Martin G 33:22 7-18 1-6 3-5 +1 1 5 6 1 1 0 2 2 1 18
R. Rubio G 24:19 1-4 0-1 3-3 +11 1 2 3 6 4 1 2 0 1 5
C. Budinger   14:38 1-5 1-2 0-0 +10 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 3
J. Barea   23:41 4-9 1-3 1-2 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 3 0 0 10
L. Mbah a Moute   22:40 0-2 0-0 3-4 +3 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 3
G. Dieng   06:26 0-2 0-0 0-0 +1 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Cunningham   19:55 6-7 0-0 0-0 +4 0 6 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 12
S. Muhammad   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.J. Price   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Shved   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 33-82 4-20 18-25   12 38 50 23 21 3 13 3 6 88
  40.2% 20.0% 72.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13

inactive

  • Pelicans: Anderson
  • Timberwolves: Hummel, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #71 Rodney Mott, #54 Nick Buchert, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 11702
  • Duration: 2:12
New Orleans Pelicans (19-26) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Turiaf vs Ajinca (Rubio gains possession)
  11:44 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Gordon Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:26 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18 Martin Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
Ajinca Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:02  
  10:43
[MIN 2-0]
Love Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
  10:32 Turiaf Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gordon Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14
[MIN 4-0]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stiemsma Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  10:04  
Stiemsma Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:04  
  09:41 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Aminu Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  09:35  
Aminu Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:35  
  09:20 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:19  
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ajinca Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:56  
  08:48 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:47 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:46
[MIN 6-0]
Love Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Roberts Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:16 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:15  
Aminu Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stiemsma (1 AST)  08:01
[NOP 2-6]
 
  07:42 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:40  
  07:32 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Roberts Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:32
[NOP 3-6]
 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Evans  07:32  
Roberts Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:32
[NOP 4-6]
 
  07:20 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST) 
Aminu Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  07:17  
Aminu Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:17  
  07:01
[MIN 8-4]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:35 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stiemsma Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:35  
Team Rebound  06:35  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Miller  06:35  
Stiemsma Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:35
[NOP 5-8]
 
  06:18 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:13 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:12  
Evans Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:02
[NOP 7-8]
 
  05:51 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:21
[MIN 10-7]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:00 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:53 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:52  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:31  
  04:28
[MIN 12-7]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:17
[NOP 9-12]
 
  04:04
[MIN 14-9]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:34 Turiaf Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Roberts Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:17  
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:07  
Roberts Substitution replaced by Rivers  03:07  
Miller Substitution replaced by Withey  03:07  
  03:07 Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  03:02
[MIN 16-9]
Turiaf Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Gordon Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:44  
Stiemsma Dunk Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:38 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:37 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
Gordon Substitution replaced by Morrow  02:36  
  02:36 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
  02:36
[MIN 17-9]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:22
[NOP 11-17]
 
  02:07 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:05
[MIN 19-11]
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Withey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:05  
  02:05 Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea 
  02:05 Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
  02:05
[MIN 20-11]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
  01:52 Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:52  
Team Rebound  01:52  
  01:52 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:52  
  01:52 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:35
[MIN 23-11]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:14 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:53.9 Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:52.9  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST)  00:43.8
[NOP 14-23]
 
  00:33.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:32.9 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:12.9 Dieng Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:11.9  
  00:02.9 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:02.9
[NOP 15-23]
 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Ajinca  00:02.9  
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:02.9
[NOP 16-23]
 
  00:00.5 Barea Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (19-26) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Morrow Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  11:43
[NOP 18-23]
 
  11:23 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:21 Team Rebound 
  11:19 Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:39
[MIN 25-18]
Cunningham Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Withey Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (1 ST)  10:29  
Ajinca Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:23  
  10:23 Mbah a Moute Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:23 Team Rebound 
  10:23
[MIN 26-18]
Mbah a Moute Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:53 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:51  
  09:47 Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:32 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Rivers Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:27  
  09:23 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:22  
Rivers Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:07
[MIN 28-18]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
  08:48 Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:48  
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Aminu  08:48  
  08:46 Budinger Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  08:39  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:38  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:31  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:59  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  07:51  
Evans Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:49  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  07:48  
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:47  
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:44
[NOP 20-28]
 
Evans Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:26  
  07:26
[MIN 29-20]
Mbah a Moute Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Rivers Substitution replaced by Gordon  07:26  
Evans Substitution replaced by Roberts  07:26  
  07:26 Dieng Substitution replaced by Love 
  07:26 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
  07:26
[MIN 30-20]
Mbah a Moute Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Withey (1 AST)  07:04
[NOP 23-30]
 
Roberts Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:54  
  06:54
[MIN 31-23]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:54 Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:52  
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST)  06:38
[NOP 25-31]
 
  06:28 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:55 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:54 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:54 Mbah a Moute Tip Shot: Missed 
Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:52  
Gordon Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:45
[NOP 27-31]
 
Morrow Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:33  
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:33 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33
[MIN 32-27]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Morrow Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:12  
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:11  
Aminu Layup Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Team Rebound 
  05:07 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:07 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  05:07 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  05:07 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Turiaf 
Morrow Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  05:07  
  04:56
[MIN 35-27]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Turiaf (1 AST) 
Withey Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST)  04:37
[NOP 29-35]
 
  04:14 Love Step Back Jump shot: Missed Block: Withey (1 BLK) 
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:12  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:37 Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  03:29 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:29
[NOP 30-35]
 
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:29
[NOP 31-35]
 
  03:18 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Withey (2 BLK) 
  03:17 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Withey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:16  
  03:16
[MIN 36-31]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:16
[MIN 37-31]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Aminu Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Roberts (2 AST)  03:07
[NOP 33-37]
 
  02:44
[MIN 39-33]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:38
[NOP 35-39]
 
  02:20 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:19  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:14  
Withey Substitution replaced by Evans  02:14  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:56  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:55  
  01:43 Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK) 
Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:42  
Aminu Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:24
[MIN 41-35]
Love Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:55.3
[MIN 44-35]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  00:36.9  
  00:35.7 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Gordon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:31.7  
  00:31.7
[MIN 45-35]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:31.7 Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:29.9 Turiaf Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:29.9 Turiaf Tip Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:27.9  
Evans Driving Jump shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.6 Turiaf Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Gordon Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:00.8  
  00:00.8
[MIN 46-35]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:00.8
[MIN 47-35]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (19-26) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  11:43  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:41  
  11:35 Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:35  
Team Rebound  11:35  
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:35
[NOP 36-47]
 
  11:18 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:15  
Roberts Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:05
[NOP 38-47]
 
Gordon Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:45  
  10:45 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:45 Team Rebound 
  10:45
[MIN 48-38]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Ajinca Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  10:34  
  10:29 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST) 
Roberts Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:25
[NOP 40-48]
 
  10:25 Rubio Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  10:25 Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea 
Roberts Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  10:25
[NOP 41-48]
 
  10:09
[MIN 50-41]
Turiaf Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Gordon Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:44  
  09:44 Turiaf Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Ajinca Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:32
[NOP 43-50]
 
  09:11
[MIN 53-43]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Ajinca Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  08:49  
  08:34 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:33  
Roberts Running Bank shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Turiaf Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:03 Love Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Roberts Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:51
[NOP 45-53]
 
Roberts Substitution replaced by Rivers  07:35  
  07:30
[MIN 55-45]
Barea Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST)  07:06
[NOP 47-55]
 
  06:54 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (1 ST) 
Rivers Layup Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:47 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:41
[MIN 57-47]
Love Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Gordon Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:25
[NOP 49-57]
 
  06:25 Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  06:25
[NOP 50-57]
 
  06:08 Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:07  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:48 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gordon (1 BLK) 
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:47  
Rivers Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST)  05:44
[NOP 52-57]
 
Rivers Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:32  
  05:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:23 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (2 ST) 
  04:58 Turiaf Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stiemsma Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:58
[NOP 53-57]
 
Stiemsma Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:58
[NOP 54-57]
 
  04:53 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:52  
Rivers Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Team Rebound  04:36  
Gordon Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:23 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:14
[MIN 59-54]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  03:53 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:50  
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:27 Turiaf Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  03:26 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:26
[MIN 61-54]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:26  
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Withey  03:26  
Gordon Substitution replaced by Evans  03:26  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Miller  03:26  
  03:26 Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:26  
Stiemsma Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  03:06  
Stiemsma Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:06  
  03:00 Turiaf Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
  02:59 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:59  
  02:52
[MIN 63-54]
Love Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Martin (2 BLK)  02:28  
  02:25 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:17 Barea Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:16  
Evans Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:14  
  02:10 Brewer Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:09  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  02:04  
Rivers Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:03  
Rivers Running Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:03
[NOP 56-63]
 
  01:47 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Withey (3 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:45  
Evans Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:42
[NOP 58-63]
 
  01:42 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:42 Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  01:42 Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Aminu  01:42  
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  01:42
[NOP 59-63]
 
  01:26 Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Turiaf Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Miller Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:25  
  01:19
[MIN 65-59]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:02 Turiaf Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Withey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:02  
Team Rebound  01:02  
  01:02 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Withey Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:02
[NOP 60-65]
 
  00:49.2
[MIN 67-60]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST)  00:33.2
[NOP 62-67]
 
  00:26.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:23.8  
Withey Substitution replaced by Morrow  00:23.8  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:50
[MIN 69-62]
Love Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:24  
  11:09
[MIN 71-62]
Love Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:34  
  10:34
[MIN 72-62]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  10:34
[MIN 73-62]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:12 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:58
[MIN 75-62]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:51  
Evans Substitution replaced by Gordon  09:51  
  09:33 Mbah a Moute Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  09:24 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:24
[NOP 63-75]
 
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:24
[NOP 64-75]
 
  09:05 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:03  
Gordon Step Back Jump shot: Missed Block: Mbah a Moute (1 BLK)  08:54  
  08:53 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  08:43 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:41  
Morrow Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
Aminu Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:27  
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  08:16
[MIN 77-64]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Aminu Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:51
[NOP 66-77]
 
  07:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:42 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  07:29 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:24 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:20 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:18  
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:58
[NOP 68-77]
 
Rivers Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:45  
  06:45 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
  06:41 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  06:39  
Rivers Foul: Offensive (5 PF)  06:22  
Rivers Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:22  
  06:08
[MIN 79-68]
Love Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
Gordon Layup Shot: Missed  05:49  
Aminu Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  05:47  
Aminu Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:47
[NOP 70-79]
 
  05:25 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:25  
  05:25 Mbah a Moute Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Rivers Substitution replaced by Roberts  05:25  
Withey Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  05:25  
  05:06 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:06
[NOP 71-79]
 
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:06  
  05:04 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  04:43
[MIN 81-71]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Morrow Foul: Away From Play (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:43  
  04:43
[MIN 82-71]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Roberts (3 AST)  04:23
[NOP 73-82]
 
  04:06 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:05  
Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Morrow Substitution replaced by Evans  03:45  
  03:32 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  03:30  
Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:47 Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:46  
Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  02:45  
  02:45 Jump Ball Rubio vs Evans 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:26  
  02:26
[MIN 83-73]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:26
[MIN 84-73]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  02:10  
Evans Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:03
[NOP 75-84]
 
  01:43 Rubio Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Roberts Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:35  
  01:15 Martin Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:15 Martin Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:15  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:43.7
[MIN 86-75]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST) 
Roberts Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:28.9 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:06.7
[MIN 88-75]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST)  00:00.0
[NOP 77-88]
 
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