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9:30 PM ET - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA

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Notebook: Pelicans 98, Timberwolves 91


Scott Kushner, for NBA.com
Posted Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:46 AM - Updated Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:46 AM

THE FACT: The Pelicans' 37-point fourth quarter was their second-highest scoring quarter of the season, coming just two shy of the 39 they dropped on the Timberwolves in a 124-112 loss in Minnesota on Jan. 1.

THE LEAD: Torrid shooting coupled with a renewed defensive effort allowed the New Orleans Pelicans to outscore the Minnesota Timberwolves by 17 points in the fourth quarter, flipping the script on the suddenly overwhelmed Timberwolves (24-26) en route to a 98-91 victory on Friday night.

After being bludgeoned by Minnesota forward Kevin Love and his 26-point, 19-rebound performance for most of the night, the Pelicans (22-27) mounted an insurmountable attack when it mattered most. Charged by converting 13-for-20 shots (65 percent), including five 3-pointers over the final 12 minutes, New Orleans overcame a 10-point deficit and won for the sixth time in its past eight games.

Freshly selected All-Star forward Anthony Davis scored six of his team-high 26 points, collected seven rebounds (more than doubling his total tallied in the first three quarters) and swatted a shot during the final flourish. He was joined by Eric Gordon and Anthony Morrow who each chipped in with nine points during the finishing kick.

QUOTABLE: "All we're really doing is playing hard. We make mistakes, and we definitely don't play a perfect game, but we're outplaying everyone as far as energy. Tonight was just fun. I mean we stay confident and everything, but really when everyone is playing like that in the fourth quarter, it's a lot of fun. When you see the rest of the guys showing that emotion, you want to go out there and do something great."
-- Pelicans' Austin Rivers

THE STAT: Minnesota struggled from the field for most of the night, converting just 37 percent of its attempts. But the harsh shooting became particularly painful down the stretch, when it made just four of its final 16, including six from beyond the arc.

TURNING POINT: Despite New Orleans' dominating the fourth-quarter stat sheet, Minnesota chipped the Pelicans' lead to 94-91 in the game's final 30 seconds. That's when Ricky Rubio forced a jump ball by tying up with Davis near the Pelicans' free-throw line with just 10 seconds remaining on the shot clock. Davis was able to gain the advantage on the jump ball, allowing Luke Babbitt to control it on the other end of the floor. He quickly passed to guard Brian Roberts who, without hesitation, dribbled down the floor to pull up and drain a 22-footer from the wing, sealing the victory.

HOT: Morrow provided exactly what the Pelicans were looking for when it signed the free-agent sharpshooter this offseason. The veteran rejuvenated a sluggish New Orleans' offense by draining a trio of 3-pointers in the final period, lifting the Pelicans out of a third-quarter funk in which it scored just 19 points and attempted just one 3-pointer. Morrow finished the game with just nine points, but all came during the game's most critical juncture.

GOOD MOVE: It wasn't the prettiest display for a national television audience, but the Timberwolves grinding effort under the basket in the third quarter was certainly effective. Led by the brutish Love, Minnesota attempted 16 free throws in the quarter, converting 14. The efficiency at the charity stripe more than made up for the lack of shooting, as Minnesota's field goal percentage actually dipped to 38 percent while extending their lead to 71-61. It was a particularly stoic effort by Love considering Minnesota coach Rick Adelman said he expected the banged-up forward to leave the game due to injury several times.

QUOTABLE II: "The best thing we could do was muck it up and make it ugly. But in the end, we didn't make it ugly enough to win when they started hitting some shots. It was tough, because we've played a number of physical games and I've been taking a beating. I'm just trying to give this team all that I can. I got hit in the thigh and hit in the jaw, but I just tried to shake it off and stay out there for the team."
-- Kevin Love

BAD MOVE: Babbitt's introduction to New Orleans wasn't a pleasant one. The recent free-agent acquisition took the floor for the first time with his new team, only to find himself matched up against lightning quick Minnesota point guard J.J. Barea on his very first possession. The Timberwolves all cleared out of Barea's way, allowing the diminutive guard to fly by the 6-foot-9 forward. At the play's conclusion, Barea was finishing a layup and Babbitt was picking himself up from the floor.

NOTABLE: Friday's game was the first played in the newly dubbed Smoothie King Center. The building, formerly known as the New Orleans Arena since 200o will also host the NBA All-Star Game for the second time on Feb. 17...Love returned the floor for the first time since injuring his back during a nasty fall in Minnesota's win over the Lakers on Tuesday...Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans was a late addition to New Orleans' rotation, after missing past game due to sore ribs. He was largely uneffective on Friday, scoring just seven points going 3-for-10 from the field...Minnesota's Corey Brewer performed much better after his one game absence due to the birth of his child. The forward was among the Timberwolves most efficeint players, scoring 16 points on just 10 shots.

UP NEXT: For the Pelicans, Sunday @ Brooklyn, Monday @ Toronto, Wednesday @ Milwaukee. For the Timberwolves, Saturday vs. Portland, Friday vs. Houston, Sunday vs. Denver.

MIN
NOP
     
    • 37.3%

    • 48.1%

    • 22.2%

    • 53.3%

    • 83.8%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NOP
Total Rebounds 44 38
Offensive Rebounds 8 7
Turnovers 15 12
Fast Break Pts: 15 8
Biggest Lead: 12 7
Points in the Paint: 36 40
MIN NOP
p Love   26 Davis   26
rb Love   19 Davis   10
a Rubio   6 Roberts   6
s 2 players   2 Gordon   3
b Turiaf   3 Stiemsma   3
 
  • 01/01 - NOP 112 @ MIN 124
  • 01/29 - NOP 77 @ MIN 88
  • 02/07 - MIN 91 @ NOP 98
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 41:11 6-10 1-2 3-4 -4 0 4 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 16
K. Love F 35:31 6-20 0-6 14-17 -2 4 15 19 3 3 1 2 0 1 26
R. Turiaf C 21:07 4-5 0-0 0-0 -1 1 2 3 2 3 0 1 3 0 8
K. Martin G 34:19 3-11 1-4 8-10 +6 0 3 3 1 1 2 3 0 1 15
R. Rubio G 32:40 3-10 1-2 4-4 +8 1 4 5 6 2 1 3 1 2 11
D. Cunningham   29:27 1-3 0-0 0-0 -1 1 5 6 1 3 1 0 1 1 2
G. Dieng   06:38 1-3 0-0 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
C. Budinger   13:41 1-4 0-2 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
J. Barea   15:07 3-8 1-2 2-2 -13 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 2 9
L. Mbah a Moute   10:19 0-1 0-0 0-0 -13 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
S. Muhammad DNP - Coach's Decision
A.J. Price DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Shved DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 28-75 4-18 31-37   8 36 44 14 14 8 15 5 9 91
  37.3% 22.2% 83.8%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15
New Orleans Pelicans (22-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 23:14 1-5 0-0 0-0 -10 0 5 5 2 6 2 1 0 1 2
A. Davis F 40:49 10-16 0-0 6-8 +1 2 8 10 1 5 1 2 1 0 26
A. Ajinca C 13:03 2-2 0-0 0-0 +4 1 5 6 0 4 0 2 1 0 4
E. Gordon G 37:12 8-15 2-4 2-3 +8 0 1 1 4 0 3 2 1 1 20
B. Roberts G 29:20 7-13 1-1 1-1 -8 0 4 4 6 3 0 1 0 0 16
T. Evans   20:22 3-10 0-0 1-2 -4 1 2 3 2 1 0 3 0 2 7
G. Stiemsma   19:11 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 3 0 2
A. Rivers   15:34 2-6 1-2 2-2 +12 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 7
A. Morrow   21:46 3-6 3-3 0-0 +17 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 9
L. Babbitt   19:29 2-7 1-5 0-0 +15 3 3 6 2 4 0 0 2 0 5
D. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith DND - Right Knee Cartilage
J. Withey DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-81 8-15 12-16   7 31 38 20 28 8 12 9 5 98
  48.1% 53.3% 75.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 12

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Hummel, Pekovic
  • Pelicans: Anderson, Holiday

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Pelicans: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #36 David Jones, #34 Kevin Cutler, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 16541
  • Duration: 2:30
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-26) New Orleans Pelicans (22-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Davis vs Turiaf (Ajinca gains possession)
  11:46 Ajinca Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Turiaf Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:20
[NOP 2-0]
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:04
[MIN 2-2]
 
  11:04 Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:04
[MIN 3-2]
 
  10:43 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:42  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:27 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:18
[NOP 4-3]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:41 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:34 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:33 Aminu Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:29  
Team Rebound  09:29  
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[MIN 5-4]
 
  09:00 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:57  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST)  08:50  
  08:44
[NOP 6-5]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:27 Team Rebound 
  08:13 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:10  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Turiaf (1 AST)  08:02
[MIN 8-6]
 
  07:46
[NOP 8-8]
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:46  
  07:46 Gordon Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:45  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:36  
  07:21 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Turiaf Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:19  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (1 BLK)  07:09  
  07:08 Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:54
[NOP 10-8]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Roberts (2 AST) 
Turiaf Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  06:41
[MIN 10-10]
 
  06:27 Aminu Layup Shot: Missed 
Turiaf Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:26  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:18
[MIN 12-10]
 
  06:02 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (1 BLK) 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:01  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:49
[NOP 12-12]
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Roberts (3 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST)  05:30  
  05:25
[NOP 14-12]
Roberts Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:18  
  05:18 Aminu Substitution replaced by Evans 
Martin Jump Bank Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:45
[NOP 17-12]
Roberts 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:23
[MIN 14-17]
 
  04:00 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Love Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:58  
Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:58  
  03:45 Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (2 BLK) 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:44  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  03:37
[MIN 17-17]
 
  03:23 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:22  
  03:16 Ajinca Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:16  
Team Rebound  03:16  
  03:16 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  03:16 Roberts Substitution replaced by Rivers 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:16
[MIN 18-17]
 
  03:03 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (3 BLK) 
  03:02 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:01
[NOP 19-18]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Turiaf Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  02:49
[MIN 20-19]
 
  02:27 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:26  
  02:22 Davis Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:22
[MIN 22-19]
 
  02:22 Rivers Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
Turiaf Substitution replaced by Dieng  02:22  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  02:22
[MIN 23-19]
 
  01:58
[NOP 21-23]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Martin Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:41  
Martin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:41  
  01:41 Gordon Substitution replaced by Morrow 
  01:25 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (1 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:24  
  01:16 Evans Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger  01:16  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  01:16  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:47.8
[NOP 23-23]
Davis Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:40.9
[MIN 26-23]
 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  00:26.2  
  00:26.2 Jump Ball Evans vs Cunningham (Rivers gains possession) 
  00:19.2
[NOP 25-26]
Evans Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-26) New Orleans Pelicans (22-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Dieng Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:40
[MIN 28-25]
 
  11:16 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:15  
Barea Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK)  10:53  
  10:52 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:46 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:38 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rivers (1 BLK)  10:30  
Team Rebound  10:29  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:29  
  10:12 Rivers Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:11  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  09:52  
Team Rebound  09:52  
  09:52 Rivers Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:29
[MIN 30-25]
 
  09:08 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:48
[NOP 28-30]
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Morrow (1 AST) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK)  08:31  
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:28  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:02 Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:01  
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:44 Evans Substitution replaced by Roberts 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Love  07:44  
  07:28
[NOP 30-30]
Roberts Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  07:14  
  07:14 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Davis 
  06:56 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:54 Team Rebound 
  06:34 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:32 Babbitt Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:20 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:19  
  06:08 Roberts Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:08
[MIN 31-30]
 
  06:08 Morrow Substitution replaced by Gordon 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:08
[MIN 32-30]
 
  05:55
[NOP 32-32]
Davis Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST) 
  05:37 Roberts Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:37  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:37  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Martin  05:37  
Love Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:31
[MIN 34-32]
 
  05:31 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  05:31
[MIN 35-32]
 
  05:08
[NOP 34-35]
Aminu Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (1 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:42 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:37 Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:36  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 37-34]
 
Martin Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  04:10  
  04:10
[NOP 35-37]
Roberts Free Throw Technical (8 PTS) 
Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio  04:10  
  04:01 Aminu Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:00  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:52
[MIN 39-35]
 
  03:24 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:22  
Love Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  03:14
[MIN 41-35]
 
  02:51 Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:50  
Love Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  02:44
[MIN 43-35]
 
  02:44 Babbitt Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:44 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Evans 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Turiaf  02:44  
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  02:44
[MIN 44-35]
 
  02:25 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  02:23  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:07 Team Rebound 
  02:07 Aminu Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
  01:53
[NOP 37-44]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:15
[NOP 39-44]
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roberts (4 AST) 
  00:58.3 Ajinca Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:58.3
[MIN 45-39]
 
  00:58.3 Roberts Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:58.3  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:58.3
[MIN 46-39]
 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:36.1  
  00:36.1 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:36.1 Team Rebound 
  00:36.1
[NOP 40-46]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.8 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:14.9 Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST) 
  00:12.8 Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:12.8  
Team Rebound  00:12.8  
  00:12.8 Team Timeout : Short 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  00:12.8  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:12.8
[MIN 47-40]
 
  00:01.9
[NOP 42-47]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-26) New Orleans Pelicans (22-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:42  
Turiaf Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:41
[MIN 49-42]
 
  11:18 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:17  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:05 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:56
[NOP 44-49]
Roberts Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  10:42 Ajinca Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:42  
Team Rebound  10:42  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:42
[MIN 50-44]
 
  10:31 Ajinca Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  10:31 Ajinca Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  10:16  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:13  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:04 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:59
[NOP 46-50]
Ajinca Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST) 
  09:48 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
  09:48 Aminu Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Turiaf (2 AST)  09:37
[MIN 52-46]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:26  
  09:21
[NOP 48-52]
Davis Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  09:03
[MIN 54-48]
 
  08:49
[NOP 50-54]
Roberts Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (2 ST)  08:31  
Turiaf Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:13  
  08:13
[NOP 51-54]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  08:13 Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  08:12  
  07:59 Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:59  
Team Rebound  07:59  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:59
[MIN 55-51]
 
  07:47 Roberts Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  07:46  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gordon (2 ST)  07:30  
  07:13 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:12  
Love Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:07  
  06:54 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:53  
  06:45 Aminu Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:45
[MIN 56-51]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:45
[MIN 57-51]
 
Turiaf Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:33  
  06:25
[NOP 54-57]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST) 
  06:04 Aminu Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:04
[MIN 58-54]
 
  06:04 Aminu Substitution replaced by Evans 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:04
[MIN 59-54]
 
  05:40 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  05:39  
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (3 BLK)  05:32  
Team Rebound  05:31  
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gordon (1 BLK)  05:23  
Team Rebound  05:22  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:49
[NOP 56-59]
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Roberts (5 AST) 
Turiaf Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  04:29
[MIN 61-56]
 
Turiaf Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:20  
  04:20 Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:20 Team Rebound 
  04:20
[NOP 57-61]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Turiaf Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (3 ST)  04:01  
  03:50 Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:32 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:23  
  03:23
[NOP 58-61]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:23
[NOP 59-61]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:15 Roberts Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:15
[MIN 62-59]
 
Turiaf Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:15  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:15
[MIN 63-59]
 
  03:02 Stiemsma Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:02 Stiemsma Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  02:47
[MIN 65-59]
 
  02:22 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  02:20  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  02:01  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:00  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:52 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:51  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  01:47  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  01:46  
  01:44 Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:44  
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:44
[MIN 66-59]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:44
[MIN 67-59]
 
  01:28 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  01:27  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:13)  01:15  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  01:15  
Team Rebound  01:15  
  01:15 Gordon Substitution replaced by Morrow 
  01:04 Davis Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:04
[MIN 68-59]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger  01:04  
  01:04 Davis Substitution replaced by Aminu 
  01:04 Roberts Substitution replaced by Rivers 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:04
[MIN 69-59]
 
  00:45.9 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:43.9  
  00:33.5 Aminu Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:33.5
[MIN 70-59]
 
  00:33.5 Aminu Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:33.5
[MIN 71-59]
 
  00:11.5
[NOP 61-71]
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:43
[NOP 63-71]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Morrow (2 AST) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  11:29  
  11:16
[NOP 66-71]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed Block: Babbitt (1 BLK)  11:01  
  10:59 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:54 Evans Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  10:39 Rivers Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  10:39 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Davis 
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST)  10:29
[MIN 73-66]
 
  10:08 Evans Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK) 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:07  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  10:01
[MIN 75-66]
 
  10:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:00 Evans Substitution replaced by Gordon 
  09:46
[NOP 68-75]
Gordon Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Missed Block: Babbitt (2 BLK)  09:30  
  09:29 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:16
[NOP 71-75]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
  08:56 Jump Ball Morrow vs Mbah a Moute (Barea gains possession) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Barea Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:43  
  08:43
[NOP 72-75]
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:43
[NOP 73-75]
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:43  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Love  08:43  
Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST)  08:26  
  08:11 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:14)  08:09  
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  08:06
[MIN 77-73]
 
  07:47
[NOP 76-77]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gordon (4 AST) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  07:20  
  07:10
[NOP 78-77]
Gordon Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  07:02  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin  07:02  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:33 Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:32 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:32  
  06:32
[NOP 79-77]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  06:32
[NOP 80-77]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Barea Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:59  
Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio  05:59  
  05:51 Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:50  
  05:43 Morrow Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:32  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:29 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:27  
  05:12
[NOP 82-77]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  04:58
[MIN 79-82]
 
  04:58 Babbitt Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:40
[NOP 84-79]
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  04:22 Davis Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:22
[MIN 80-84]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:22
[MIN 81-84]
 
  04:12 Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Martin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  04:07  
  03:50 Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rivers (2 ST)  03:34  
  03:25
[NOP 87-81]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (2 AST) 
  03:07 Rivers Substitution replaced by Roberts 
  03:02 Babbitt Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  03:02
[MIN 82-87]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:41 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:40 Babbitt Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:40
[NOP 89-82]
Babbitt Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
Team Rebound  02:27  
  02:27  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  02:19
[MIN 85-89]
 
  02:00 Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:59  
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  01:53  
  01:52 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:44
[NOP 92-85]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Roberts (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:44  
  01:39 Babbitt Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 86-92]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:39
[MIN 87-92]
 
  01:27
[NOP 94-87]
Roberts Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:20
[MIN 89-94]
 
  01:08 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:15)  01:07  
  01:00 Roberts Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  01:00 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Aminu 
  00:47.2 Aminu Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:47.2 Aminu Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:47.2
[MIN 90-94]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:47.2
[MIN 91-94]
 
  00:47.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:47.2 Rivers Substitution replaced by Roberts 
  00:33.3 Jump Ball Davis vs Rubio (Babbitt gains possession) 
  00:22.9
[NOP 96-91]
Roberts Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.8 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:15.1  
  00:15.1
[NOP 97-91]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:15.1
[NOP 98-91]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:15.1  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:15)  00:09.9  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.7 Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:01.1 Roberts Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
3rd Northwest
40
42
4-6
24-17
16-25
NOP
5th Southwest
34
48
2-8
22-19
12-29
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Love 26.2
Love 12.5
Rubio 8.6
Turiaf 1.6
Rubio 2.3
NOP
Davis 20.8
Davis 10.0
Holiday 7.9
Davis 2.8
Holiday 1.6