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Notebook: Timberwolves 104, Pacers 91


Peter Kapsner, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:54 PM - Updated Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:54 PM

THE FACT: A short-handed Timberwolves squad thumped the league-leading Pacers, whose lead over Miami dwindled to just two games.

THE LEAD: In a battle of two of the NBA's best players, Kevin Love and the undermanned Timberwolves beat down a relentless Paul George and the Pacers 104-91 at Target Center. Love was simply magnificent in the absence of the injured Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin, finishing with 42 points and 16 rebounds. He hit big shot after big shot, helping the Wolves bat aside the Pacers every time they made a run. Ricky Rubio also played a huge part, racking up a franchise-record-tying 17 assists, while Corey Brewer added 12 points -- mostly on his usual streaking fast-break dunks.

George, meanwhile, nearly matched Love's brilliance and was seemingly everywhere on the offensive end with 35 points with 11 rebounds. He wouldn't let the Pacers (41-13) give up despite an early 20-point deficit as he poured in 18 points in the third quarter when Indiana started crawling back. Yet every time it looked like Indiana might seize momentum, the Wolves (26-28) responded and never yielded the lead throughout the game. The loss pulls Miami to within two for the top spot in the East.

QUOTABLE: "We played well from the get-go. This is one of my favorite wins of the seasons just because they're a very good team and we did it without two key players. We fought hard."
-- Kevin Love

THE STAT: The Wolves, who lead the NBA in first-quarter scoring at 28.1 points, dropped 30 points on the Pacers in the opening stanza to roar out to a 12-point lead. Minnesota is now 11-0 when leading by double digits after the first quarter.

QUOTABLE II: "We wanted to be the aggressors. We did not want to have to respond to them. I think we might have caught them off guard with how aggressive we were. Kevin was amazing and Ricky was great distributing the ball."
-- Wolves coach Rick Adelman

TURNING POINT: The Timberwolves expanded their lead to 40-20 halfway through the second quarter before the Pacers' defense clamped down while going on a 17-4 run. Love finally stopped the bleeding with a dunk. Then Rubio outscrapped George for a loose ball, fed Brewer for a layup attempt that Roy Hibbert blocked, but Love promptly cleaned it up with a put back to push the lead back to double figures. Even though Indiana kept coming, the sequence set the tone for the rest of the game.

HOT: Love may have bowed out early from the 3-point contest over All-Star Weekend, but he was on fire early, hitting three in the opening quarter in helping Minnesota get off to its fast start. Love finished 14-for-22, including 5-for-10 from beyond the arc, as the Pacers big men struggled to keep up with Love's quick release.

QUOTABLE III: "You have to give him [Love] credit. He is an extraordinary player and he played an extraordinary game tonight."
-- Pacers coach Frank Vogel

NOT: Rubio's 17 assists matched the Pacers' total.

GOOD MOVE: Adelman played Ronny Turiaf for 30 minutes, and Turiaf responded with 11 points and four boards while providing high energy on both ends of the court. He left in the fourth with a right knee injury and his status for next game is unknown, though he had a pronounced limp in the locker room after the game.

INSIDE THE ARENA: One could almost see the trade clouds swirling in the Timberwolves' locker room before the game. Chase Budinger and J.J. Barea are rumored to be on the move and neither spoke much about the situation.

NOTABLE : Turiaf missed five straight free throws in a 19-second stretch in the second quarter. He finished 1-for-8 on the night and his only make was a bank shot.....Lance Stephenson was hit with a technical for shoving Rubio to the floor late in the fourth quarter......Rubio spent time with a shooting coach in Los Angeles over All-Star break in an effort to improve on his 36 percent career shooting rate. It's still a work in progress, though, as his jumpers showed little arc and often barely grazed rim.

QUOTABLE IV: "I think he's done pretty good. He's first in steals and fifth in assists (in the NBA) and plays his tail off every night. But it's something he has to deal with and people are going to keep talking about it. Every player in this league comes in with some wart and they have to work on it."
-- Rick Adelman on Rubio

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Saturday @ Utah, Sunday @ Portland, Tuesday @ Phoenix. For the Pacers, Saturday @ Milwaukee, Tuesday vs. L.A. Lakers, Thursday vs. Milwaukee.

IND
MIN
     
    • 40.2%

    • 48.2%

    • 27.3%

    • 30.0%

    • 75.0%

    • 58.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND MIN
Total Rebounds 49 44
Offensive Rebounds 9 5
Turnovers 21 15
Fast Break Pts: 8 18
Biggest Lead: 0 20
Points in the Paint: 44 40
IND MIN
p George   35 Love   42
rb George   11 Love   16
a Stephenson   4 Rubio   17
s George   3 Brewer   3
b 3 players   1 2 players   2
 
  • 11/25 - MIN 84 @ IND 98
  • 02/19 - IND 91 @ MIN 104
Indiana Pacers (41-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. George F 36:05 11-22 3-6 10-10 -10 1 10 11 2 2 3 7 1 1 35
D. West F 27:19 2-10 0-0 0-0 -5 2 5 7 3 5 2 2 0 1 4
R. Hibbert C 23:37 2-5 0-0 0-0 -10 1 4 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 4
L. Stephenson G 37:15 5-15 0-4 0-2 -18 2 8 10 4 3 0 2 0 2 10
G. Hill G 31:41 4-8 2-3 3-4 -12 0 6 6 1 3 1 2 1 0 13
L. Scola   09:56 1-2 0-0 0-0 -9 1 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 2
C. Watson   15:06 3-7 0-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 6
D. Granger   17:38 1-6 0-2 0-0 +4 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
I. Mahinmi   23:05 2-4 0-1 1-2 -2 1 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 0 5
C. Copeland   10:45 2-4 1-2 1-2 +1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6
R. Butler   02:31 1-2 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2
O. Johnson   02:31 1-2 0-1 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
D. Sloan   02:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total   240 35-87 6-22 15-20   9 40 49 17 27 10 21 3 5 91
  40.2% 27.3% 75.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 21
Minnesota Timberwolves (26-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 27:37 5-10 0-1 2-3 +10 0 1 1 1 4 3 0 0 1 12
K. Love F 37:22 14-22 5-10 9-10 +14 1 15 16 1 2 1 3 0 0 42
R. Turiaf C 29:32 5-7 0-0 1-8 +3 1 3 4 0 3 1 0 2 1 11
C. Budinger G 28:22 2-8 1-5 0-0 +2 0 2 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 5
R. Rubio G 32:57 2-10 0-0 2-6 +9 1 6 7 17 1 2 2 0 0 6
L. Mbah a Moute   24:31 0-2 0-1 0-0 +7 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 0 0
D. Cunningham   24:16 4-9 0-0 2-2 +5 2 5 7 0 1 1 2 2 0 10
A. Shved   14:18 2-5 0-2 2-2 +7 0 4 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 6
J. Barea   14:35 6-10 0-1 0-0 +4 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 1 12
G. Dieng   04:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
R. Hummel   00:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Muhammad   00:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
A.J. Price   00:50 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-83 6-20 18-31   5 39 44 26 20 11 15 5 3 104
  48.2% 30.0% 58.1%   team rebs: 13 total to: 15

inactive

  • Pacers: Bynum, Hill
  • Timberwolves: Martin, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Pacers: Stephenson
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #65 Sean Wright, #77 Karl Lane
  • Attendance: 15109
  • Duration: 2:22
Indiana Pacers (41-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (26-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Turiaf vs Hibbert (G Hill gains possession)
Hibbert Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  11:48  
  11:33 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
George Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:27 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:13
[MIN 3-0]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Stephenson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:36 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
George 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (1 AST)  10:22
[IND 3-3]
 
  10:00
[MIN 6-3]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:41 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:George (1 ST) 
George Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:32
[IND 5-6]
 
  09:17 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:16  
George Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  09:12  
  09:06 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
George Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:53  
  08:40 Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:38  
Stephenson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23
[MIN 8-5]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Stephenson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:23  
  08:23
[MIN 9-5]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Hibbert Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:03
[MIN 11-5]
Turiaf Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
G Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  07:48  
  07:44
[MIN 13-5]
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:43  
Hibbert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: G Hill (1 AST)  07:29
[IND 7-13]
 
  07:10
[MIN 15-7]
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:05 Budinger Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
Stephenson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:51 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:42 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:41  
West Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:22  
West Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:21  
  06:12 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:11  
George 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:04
[IND 10-15]
 
  05:46
[MIN 17-10]
Love Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
West Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:46  
West Substitution replaced by Scola  05:46  
  05:46
[MIN 18-10]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  05:37 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
George Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:29 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:18 Turiaf Layup Shot: Missed Block: G Hill (1 BLK) 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:17  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:44
[MIN 21-10]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Stephenson Layup Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:23 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:06 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:05  
Stephenson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (1 BLK)  03:59  
  03:58 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:55
[MIN 23-10]
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:54  
George Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:40
[IND 12-23]
 
  03:24
[MIN 25-12]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:11  
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:09
[IND 14-25]
 
  02:55 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:54  
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  02:41  
  02:36 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:George (2 ST) 
George Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:29
[IND 16-25]
 
  02:03
[MIN 27-16]
Turiaf Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
George Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST)  01:52  
  01:46 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:44  
G Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Turiaf Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:22 Turiaf Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:21  
Scola Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:18  
  01:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Watson  01:18  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Granger  01:18  
  01:18 Budinger Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
  01:18 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  00:55.0
[MIN 29-16]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
George Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:41.6 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Watson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:37.0  
  00:37.0 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:37.0 Team Rebound 
  00:37.0
[MIN 30-16]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:30.9 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  00:30.9 Brewer Substitution replaced by Shved 
Watson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: George (1 AST)  00:28.5
[IND 18-30]
 
  00:10.9 Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:08.9 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:08.9 Cunningham Tip Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:07.4  
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.4 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.5 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Indiana Pacers (41-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (26-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:37  
Mahinmi Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (2 AST)  11:18
[IND 20-30]
 
  11:05
[MIN 32-20]
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stephenson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  10:31
[MIN 34-20]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  10:09  
  10:04
[MIN 36-20]
Cunningham Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Mahinmi Layup Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:35 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:28 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Team Rebound 
Scola Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:27  
  09:27 Love Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  09:22 Shved Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:20  
Watson Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  09:12  
  08:54 Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mahinmi (1 ST) 
Watson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:41 Barea Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:41 Barea Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:41  
Scola Substitution replaced by West  08:41  
West Jump Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:09 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:06  
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:57 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:53 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Stephenson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:36  
Stephenson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:36  
  07:20
[MIN 38-20]
Barea Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Watson Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  07:04  
Team Rebound  07:03  
West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  06:58  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:56  
West Layup Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:49
[MIN 40-20]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:48  
  06:40 Dieng Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Stephenson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:40
[IND 22-40]
 
  06:40 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Stephenson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:40  
  06:40 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:24
[MIN 42-22]
Barea Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST) 
Granger Layup Shot: Missed  06:05  
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:03  
Granger Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:02
[IND 24-42]
 
  05:38
[MIN 44-24]
Barea Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  05:27 Cunningham Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:27 Dieng Substitution replaced by Turiaf 
Stephenson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  05:19
[IND 26-44]
 
  05:04 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:03  
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:53  
West Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:53
[IND 28-44]
 
  04:37 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:36  
Watson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (3 AST)  04:24
[IND 30-44]
 
  04:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:24 Shved Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  04:24 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:24 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
  04:24 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Watson Substitution replaced by G Hill  04:24  
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by Hibbert  04:24  
  04:10 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:09  
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Granger (1 AST)  03:49
[IND 32-44]
 
Granger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:36  
  03:36 Turiaf Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:36 Team Rebound 
Granger Substitution replaced by George  03:36  
Stephenson Violation:Lane  03:36  
  03:36 Turiaf Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:36  
George Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Turiaf (1 ST)  03:20  
G Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:17  
  03:17 Turiaf Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:17 Team Rebound 
  03:17 Turiaf Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:17  
Stephenson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  03:02
[IND 34-44]
 
  03:02 Budinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Stephenson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:02  
  03:02 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:49 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:48  
George 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (4 AST)  02:41
[IND 37-44]
 
  02:28
[MIN 46-37]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Hibbert Hook Shot: Missed  02:08  
Team Rebound  02:07  
West Jump Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:02 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:57 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: George (1 BLK) 
  01:56 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:56
[MIN 48-37]
Love Running Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
G Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  01:33
[IND 39-48]
 
Hibbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:18  
  01:18
[MIN 49-39]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:18
[MIN 50-39]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:10 Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  01:10 Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
West Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:56.8 Turiaf Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
West Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:51.2  
  00:51.2
[MIN 51-39]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
West Substitution replaced by Scola  00:51.2  
  00:51.2 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:50.9  
Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:32.9 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
Hibbert Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:25.8  
  00:25.8
[MIN 52-39]
Turiaf Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:25.8 Turiaf Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:25.8  
George Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  00:05.0  
  00:05.0 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  00:00.3 Mbah a Moute 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (41-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (26-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[MIN 55-39]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:21  
Hibbert Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:16
[IND 41-55]
 
  10:52 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:51  
G Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:46
[IND 43-55]
 
  10:29 Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:28  
George Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (6 TO)  10:19  
  10:06 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:05 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:04
[MIN 57-43]
Turiaf Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
George Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:51
[MIN 59-43]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
  09:36 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
G Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:36
[IND 44-59]
 
G Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:36
[IND 45-59]
 
George Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:29  
  09:25
[MIN 62-45]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
  09:11 Turiaf Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
George Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  09:11
[IND 46-62]
 
George Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  09:11
[IND 47-62]
 
  08:52
[MIN 64-47]
Love Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
G Hill Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:26 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:24  
George Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST)  08:10
[IND 49-64]
 
Hibbert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:52  
  07:52 Turiaf Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:52 Team Rebound 
  07:52 Turiaf Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:52  
George Jump Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
George Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:29  
  07:25 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:24  
Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (2 BLK)  07:16  
Stephenson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:15  
Stephenson Layup Shot: Missed  07:14  
Team Rebound  07:13  
  07:10 Budinger Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  07:06 Turiaf Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
George Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:06
[IND 50-64]
 
George Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  07:06
[IND 51-64]
 
  06:53 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Team Rebound 
  06:49 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:48  
G Hill Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:41  
G Hill Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:41  
  06:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:29
[MIN 66-51]
Love Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST) 
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
Stephenson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:03  
  05:51
[MIN 68-51]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
Stephenson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:27  
Stephenson Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:25
[IND 53-68]
 
  05:06
[MIN 70-53]
Turiaf Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (13 AST) 
G Hill Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  04:52 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
G Hill 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: George (2 AST)  04:45
[IND 56-70]
 
  04:28 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:27  
George Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (2 AST)  04:11
[IND 58-70]
 
  03:52
[MIN 72-58]
Love Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Rubio (14 AST) 
George Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  03:36
[IND 60-72]
 
West Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:29  
  03:29
[MIN 73-60]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  03:29  
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Granger  03:29  
West Substitution replaced by Copeland  03:29  
  03:29 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Copeland Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:29  
  03:17 Brewer Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
George Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  03:17
[IND 61-73]
 
  03:17 Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
  03:17 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
George Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  03:17
[IND 62-73]
 
  03:09 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:G Hill (1 ST) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:54 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mahinmi Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:45  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
G Hill Substitution replaced by Watson  02:45  
  02:45
[MIN 74-62]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  02:45
[MIN 75-62]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  02:28 Mbah a Moute Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
George Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  02:28
[IND 63-75]
 
George Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  02:28
[IND 64-75]
 
  02:09
[MIN 78-64]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
George Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Copeland (1 AST)  01:43
[IND 66-78]
 
  01:23 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Watson Violation:Kicked Ball  01:15  
  01:12 Love Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:12 Love Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
George Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (2 BLK)  01:02  
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:01  
Mahinmi Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:00
[IND 68-78]
 
  00:50.9 Mbah a Moute Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:George (3 ST) 
Copeland Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:44.9
[IND 70-78]
 
Copeland Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:32.3  
  00:32.3
[MIN 79-70]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  00:32.3
[MIN 80-70]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS) 
George Driving Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS)  00:20.9
[IND 72-80]
 
  00:04.9 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:03.8 Team Rebound 
  00:00.9
[MIN 82-72]
Love Jump Shot: Made (37 PTS) Assist: Rubio (15 AST) 
Mahinmi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (41-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (26-28)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Copeland 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Watson (1 AST)  11:48
[IND 75-82]
 
Watson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:31  
  11:21 Barea Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Watson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:03
[IND 77-82]
 
  10:44 Budinger Substitution replaced by Shved 
  10:36
[MIN 84-77]
Turiaf Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
George Layup Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:10 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:07 Shved Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:49 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mahinmi (1 BLK) 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:47  
George Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO)  09:44  
Copeland Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:33  
  09:33
[MIN 85-77]
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
George Substitution replaced by Stephenson  09:33  
  09:33
[MIN 86-77]
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Copeland Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:00 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:59  
Watson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:52 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:33
[MIN 88-77]
Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:33  
Watson Substitution replaced by G Hill  08:33  
Granger Substitution replaced by George  08:33  
Copeland 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:17  
  08:11 Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Copeland Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:11  
Team Rebound  08:11  
Copeland Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:11
[IND 78-88]
 
  07:55 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mahinmi (2 ST) 
George Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:42
[MIN 90-78]
Shved Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
  07:15 Turiaf Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:15 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Love 
Copeland Substitution replaced by West  07:15  
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:15
[IND 79-90]
 
Mahinmi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:15  
  07:15 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:13) 
  06:54
[MIN 92-79]
Cunningham Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:23
[MIN 94-79]
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:14) 
  05:51 Barea Floating Jump shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:50  
G Hill 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mahinmi (1 AST)  05:33
[IND 82-94]
 
  05:16 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  05:14  
  05:01 Mbah a Moute Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:01 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  05:01 Shved Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Stephenson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:45
[IND 84-94]
 
Mahinmi Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:28  
  04:24
[MIN 96-84]
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
G Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:07 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:15) 
  03:55 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  03:54  
Stephenson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  03:49  
  03:46
[MIN 98-84]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (39 PTS) Assist: Rubio (16 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:46  
Stephenson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Team Rebound 
Mahinmi Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:31  
Stephenson Technical  03:31  
  03:31
[MIN 99-84]
Love Free Throw Technical (40 PTS) 
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Granger  03:31  
G Hill Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:24  
  03:24 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:24 Team Rebound 
  03:24 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:24  
  03:17 Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
George Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS)  03:17
[IND 85-99]
 
George Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS)  03:17
[IND 86-99]
 
  02:59 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:56  
  02:54 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:54  
G Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:54  
Team Rebound  02:54  
G Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:54
[IND 87-99]
 
  02:38 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  02:36  
West Foul: Offensive (5 PF)  02:31  
West Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
George Substitution replaced by Butler  02:31  
West Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:31  
G Hill Substitution replaced by Sloan  02:31  
Granger Substitution replaced by Copeland  02:31  
  02:20
[MIN 101-87]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (42 PTS) Assist: Rubio (17 AST) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (1 ST)  02:10  
  01:52 Cunningham Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  01:48  
  01:30 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:29  
Butler Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  01:24
[IND 89-101]
 
  01:07 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Mahinmi Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:49.9  
  00:49.9 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:49.9 Team Rebound 
  00:49.9 Brewer Substitution replaced by Hummel 
  00:49.9 Love Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  00:49.9 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Price 
  00:49.9
[MIN 102-89]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:45.9
[IND 91-102]
 
Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:27.9  
  00:27.9
[MIN 103-91]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:27.9 Rubio Substitution replaced by Shved 
  00:27.9
[MIN 104-91]
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Sloan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  00:23.9  
  00:17.9 Muhammad Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.8  
Team Rebound  00:09.0  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:04.3 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
1st Central
56
26
4-6
35-6
21-20
MIN
3rd Northwest
40
42
4-6
24-17
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
2 players 24.0
2 players 10.0
2 players 5.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 4.0
MIN
Love 26.2
Love 12.5
Rubio 8.6
Turiaf 1.6
Rubio 2.3