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Notebook: Timberwolves 114, Pistons 101


Jim Beilby, for NBA.com
Posted Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:45 PM - Updated Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:45 PM

THE FACT: The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Detroit Pistons for the eighth straight time, Minnesota's longest current winning streak against any team. With this win, Minnesota matched last season's win total of 31.

THE LEAD: Minnesota (31-30) looked like a team that learned their lesson.

Monday night, they started slow against a Knicks team that had gone winless in their last seven games and were never able to catch up.

Against Detroit (24-38), Minnesota was aggressive from the opening tip. They built a 20 point lead in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating the Pistons 114-101.

Their 39 first quarter points gave them a league-leading 26th time with a 30+ point opening frame. But Minnesota has also given away too many games in the fourth quarter. For the first six minutes of the fourth, it looked like a repeat of that trend. Minnesota led by 31 in the final seconds of the third quarter only to see the Pistons go on a 16-2 run and force Minnesota to put their starters back in the game.

Detroit still scored 32 in the final quarter, but Minnesota's starters scored enough to keep Minnesota's lead in double digits.

Minnesota was led by Kevin Love who scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, expanding his league-leading 51 double-double and 40th 20/10 game. It was Love's and Kevin Martin's early aggressiveness that set the tone for Minnesota. Love scored 14 in the first quarter and Martin added 11 points. Ricky Rubio flirted with a triple double with 11 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds.

Detroit backup point guard, Will Bynum scored all 17 of his points in the final quarter and Greg Monroe scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Detroit in the losing effort.

QUOTABLE: "When we are 28 or 25 points up, we don't need to score quick, we don't need to make hero plays. ... We have to have more discipline in what we do. I don't care what the score is. That is what we have to learn. It has hurt us in the past and it will hurt us again if we aren't aware of the time and the score."
-- Minnesota coach Rick Adelman

THE STAT: Minnesota built daunting statistical advantages over Detroit the first three quarters, advantages that were partially erased in the Piston's fourth quarter run. But Minnesota still outshot Detroit 45.1 percent to 40.4 percent and their 66 points in the paint eclipsed the Piston's 54.

TURNING POINT: After Detroit's 16-2 run closed Minnesota's lead to 17, Adelman put Minnesota's starting five back in the game. In the next two minutes, Minnesota took the wind out of Detroit's sails with a pair of baskets from Love and Nikola Pekovic and a long outlet pass from Love to Corey Brewer for a fast break dunk.

QUOTABLE II: "Well, we spent the better part of two days showing them and talking to them about [Minnesota's] transitions, their outlet passes, who leaks out. You can show it, walk through it, demonstrate it, but sometimes until you're faced with it, you're not prepared to stop it. And we weren't prepared."
-- Detroit coach John Loyer

HOT: Bynum scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter on 6-for-13 shooting, including a perfect 2-for-2 from 3-point range.

NOT: Josh Smith finished the game 4-for-14 from the floor with four turnovers and did not play in the fourth quarter.

QUOTABLE III: "We just wanted to come out with more energy than we did on Wednesday. I felt we did that and jumped on them early. We played a good three-and-a-half quarters."
-- Minnesota forward Love

NOTABLE: The Pistons have lost eight straight against Minnesota...Detroit has dropped nine of their last 11 games as well as their last seven on the road. ... Detroit is now 3-20 against Western Conference opponents this year whereas Minnesota is 14-8 against the East. ...Detroit was blown out by Minnesota 121-94 on December 10 at home in the only matchup this season. That 27 point victory is the Wolves largest margin of victory between the two teams. ... Both Minnesota and Detroit are scrambling to get into the playoffs. Minnesota came into the game in the 10th spot in the West, four games behind Memphis and five behind the eight-seed, Dallas. Detroit came into the game in the 9th spot in the East, three games behind Atlanta.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Sunday vs. Toronto, Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, Friday @ Charlotte. For the Pistons, Sunday @ Boston, Tuesday vs. Sacramento, Wednesday @ Toronto.

DET
MIN
     
    • 40.4%

    • 45.1%

    • 30.8%

    • 30.0%

    • 70.0%

    • 78.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DET MIN
Total Rebounds 55 50
Offensive Rebounds 19 14
Turnovers 12 10
Fast Break Pts: 27 19
Biggest Lead: 1 31
Points in the Paint: 66 54
DET MIN
p Monroe   20 Love   28
rb Monroe   15 Love   14
a Jennings   5 Rubio   10
s Caldwell-Pope   3 Rubio   3
b Drummond   2 Dieng   2
 
  • 12/10 - MIN 121 @ DET 94
  • 03/07 - DET 101 @ MIN 114
Detroit Pistons (24-38)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Smith F 28:46 4-14 0-1 5-8 -32 2 5 7 4 2 0 4 1 0 13
G. Monroe F 32:26 8-17 0-0 4-4 -8 7 8 15 1 4 0 1 0 1 20
A. Drummond C 21:17 3-7 0-0 0-0 -9 3 4 7 0 6 0 0 2 0 6
K. Singler G 29:32 3-8 1-3 0-0 -33 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 7
B. Jennings G 30:48 6-13 1-3 4-8 -23 0 5 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 17
R. Stuckey   15:38 1-4 0-0 0-0 -15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Jerebko   17:32 4-7 0-0 2-4 +4 1 6 7 1 1 1 2 0 0 10
W. Bynum   21:21 6-14 2-2 3-3 +12 3 0 3 3 1 1 2 0 1 17
K. Caldwell-Pope   20:15 2-5 0-2 3-3 +13 0 4 4 1 3 3 2 0 1 7
G. Datome   14:19 0-3 0-1 0-0 +18 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Villanueva   08:06 1-2 0-1 0-0 +8 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
T. Mitchell DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Siva DND - Sprained Left Ankle
Total   240 38-94 4-13 21-30   19 36 55 17 23 6 12 4 3 101
  40.4% 30.8% 70.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 13
Minnesota Timberwolves (31-30)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 33:31 4-9 0-1 0-0 +21 0 3 3 4 3 0 0 0 1 8
K. Love F 36:22 10-18 3-7 5-6 +20 5 9 14 4 1 2 2 0 0 28
N. Pekovic C 28:51 5-14 0-0 7-10 +24 2 7 9 0 3 2 1 0 2 17
K. Martin G 32:15 9-16 1-5 5-5 +22 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 24
R. Rubio G 35:52 2-6 1-3 6-8 +20 1 7 8 10 2 3 3 0 0 11
D. Cunningham   16:58 2-8 0-0 0-0 -11 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 4
C. Budinger   15:45 3-5 1-3 0-0 -9 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 7
J. Barea   15:29 2-8 0-1 0-0 -8 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 4
L. Mbah a Moute   07:50 3-3 0-0 0-0 +3 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
S. Muhammad   10:20 0-2 0-0 3-4 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
G. Dieng   06:47 1-2 0-0 0-0 -11 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 2
A.J. Price DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Shved DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-91 6-20 26-33   14 36 50 25 19 7 10 3 4 114
  45.1% 30.0% 78.8%   team rebs: 9 total to: 11

inactive

  • Pistons: Billups, Harrellson
  • Timberwolves: Hummel, Turiaf

technical fouls

  • Pistons: Monroe
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #20 Leroy Richardson, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 16242
  • Duration: 2:07
Detroit Pistons (24-39) Minnesota Timberwolves (32-30)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Drummond (Rubio gains possession)
  11:43 Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Team Rebound 
  11:16 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:15 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Singler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:15  
  11:15
[MIN 1-0]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:15
[MIN 2-0]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Jennings 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:07
[DET 3-2]
 
  10:54
[MIN 4-3]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Monroe Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:37 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:30 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:29  
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:17
[MIN 6-3]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Singler 3pt Shot: Missed  10:01  
Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:00  
Monroe Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:55
[DET 5-6]
 
  09:35
[MIN 8-5]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:12
[DET 7-8]
 
  08:58 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jennings (1 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:09
[MIN 11-7]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Monroe Layup Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Monroe Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:46  
  07:29 Martin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  07:15 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Monroe Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:58
[MIN 13-7]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Monroe Dunk Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:46 Pekovic Dunk Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:45  
Jennings Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:40
[DET 9-13]
 
  06:28
[MIN 15-9]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Monroe Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:09  
Monroe Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:09  
Monroe Substitution replaced by Stuckey  06:09  
  05:57
[MIN 17-9]
Love Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  05:45  
Drummond Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:33  
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  05:33  
Monroe Technical  05:33  
  05:33
[MIN 18-9]
Martin Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  05:33
[MIN 19-9]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:33 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:33  
Singler Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  05:21
[DET 11-19]
 
  05:09
[MIN 21-11]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Team Rebound 
Drummond Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:38  
  04:38
[MIN 22-11]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:38 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:38  
Stuckey Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:11
[MIN 25-11]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Drummond Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:59 Team Rebound 
  03:59 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Drummond Substitution replaced by Jerebko  03:59  
  03:45 Martin Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:44 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:40
[MIN 27-11]
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  03:19 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:19  
Team Rebound  03:19  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:19  
  03:19 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:13
[MIN 29-11]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:11  
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  02:58  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:57  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:55
[DET 13-29]
 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:38  
  02:38
[MIN 30-13]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:38
[MIN 31-13]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:23  
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:08  
  02:08
[MIN 32-13]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:08
[MIN 33-13]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Jennings Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:58
[DET 15-33]
 
  01:39 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:38 Cunningham Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:36  
Stuckey Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  01:31
[DET 17-33]
 
  01:08 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:06 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:06 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:03
[MIN 35-17]
Love Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jennings (1 AST)  00:53.4
[DET 19-35]
 
  00:42.9 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:41.6 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:40.9
[MIN 37-19]
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  00:27.6 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:27.6
[DET 20-37]
 
  00:27.6 Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:27.6
[DET 21-37]
 
  00:11.0
[MIN 39-21]
Cunningham Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Detroit Pistons (24-39) Minnesota Timberwolves (32-30)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Monroe Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:49
[DET 23-39]
 
  11:31 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:29 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:28
[MIN 41-23]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bynum Layup Shot: Missed  11:14  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:13  
  11:12 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:12
[DET 24-41]
 
  11:12 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Jerebko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:12  
  11:12 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  10:53 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:51  
  10:40 Budinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jennings Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:40  
Team Rebound  10:40  
  10:40 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Jennings Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:40  
  10:40 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:24 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:21 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:12
[MIN 43-24]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Jerebko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  09:56  
  09:50 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:49 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:48
[MIN 45-24]
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Monroe Running Hook Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:17 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:15  
  09:11 Budinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jennings Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:11
[DET 25-45]
 
Jennings Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:11  
  09:11 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:53 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:52  
Jennings Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:46
[DET 27-45]
 
  08:20 Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:19  
Jennings Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:11
[DET 29-45]
 
  07:52 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Team Rebound 
  07:51  
Jennings Substitution replaced by Smith  07:51  
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Singler  07:51  
  07:51 Rubio Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  07:40
[MIN 47-29]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Monroe Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:14
[MIN 50-29]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
  06:49 Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:49
[DET 30-50]
 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:49
[DET 31-50]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:32  
  06:32
[MIN 51-31]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:32 Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:32  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:10 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:03
[MIN 53-31]
Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:27
[MIN 55-31]
Barea Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:09
[DET 33-55]
 
  04:55
[MIN 57-33]
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
Singler Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:37
[DET 35-57]
 
  04:19 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:18  
  04:10 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:10 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Love 
  04:10 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
Stuckey Substitution replaced by Drummond  04:10  
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:10  
Team Rebound  04:10  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:10
[DET 36-57]
 
  03:45 Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:44  
Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST)  03:32  
Singler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:28  
  03:28
[MIN 58-36]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  03:28
[MIN 59-36]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  03:13
[DET 38-59]
 
  02:55
[MIN 61-38]
Barea Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
  02:39 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
  02:39 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Jennings  02:39  
Monroe Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:39
[DET 39-61]
 
Monroe Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:39
[DET 40-61]
 
  02:27 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:26  
Drummond Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:01 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:40 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:39 Team Rebound 
Drummond Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  01:39  
  01:39 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Drummond Substitution replaced by Stuckey  01:39  
  01:39 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  01:32 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:31  
  01:26 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jennings Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:26  
Team Rebound  01:26  
Jennings Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:26
[DET 41-61]
 
  01:06 Brewer Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:05
[MIN 63-41]
Dieng Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jennings Layup Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
Monroe Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:48.9  
Monroe Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  00:47.9  
Monroe Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:46.8  
  00:46.3 Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Monroe Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:46.3
[DET 42-63]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Jerebko  00:46.3  
Monroe Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:46.3
[DET 43-63]
 
  00:32.8
[MIN 66-43]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
  00:25.1 Brewer Violation:Kicked Ball 
Singler Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.8  
Singler Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:14.8  
Jennings Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:02.3
[DET 45-66]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (24-39) Minnesota Timberwolves (32-30)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Monroe Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Singler (1 AST)  11:43
[DET 47-66]
 
  11:23
[MIN 68-47]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:56  
  10:45
[MIN 71-47]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Monroe Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST)  10:22
[DET 49-71]
 
Monroe Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:10  
  10:10
[MIN 72-49]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:10
[MIN 73-49]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:51 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:47
[MIN 75-49]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Jennings Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
Monroe Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  09:23  
Monroe Running Layup Shot: Missed  09:21  
Monroe Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  09:20  
Monroe Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:20
[DET 51-75]
 
  09:11 Pekovic Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:11 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Singler 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55
[MIN 77-51]
Martin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:55  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:24 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:23  
Jennings Layup Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Team Rebound 
Drummond Foul: Personal (4 PF)  08:15  
Drummond Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope  08:15  
  08:06
[MIN 79-51]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST) 
Singler Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:52 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:35 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:34 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:34
[MIN 81-51]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
Singler Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:15  
Singler Layup Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:04 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:03 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Singler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:03  
  07:03
[MIN 82-51]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  07:03 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  07:03 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:03  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:48  
Smith Tip Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:38 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:37  
Caldwell-Pope Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Monroe (1 AST)  06:30
[DET 53-82]
 
  06:13 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Singler (1 BLK) 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
  06:08
[MIN 84-53]
Love Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  05:47  
  05:44 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (1 ST) 
Singler 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jennings (2 AST)  05:36
[DET 56-84]
 
  05:12 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (2 ST) 
Monroe Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jennings (3 AST)  05:06
[DET 58-84]
 
Monroe Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:44  
  04:44
[MIN 85-58]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Monroe Substitution replaced by Jerebko  04:44  
  04:44
[MIN 86-58]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jerebko Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:20 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (3 ST) 
  04:17 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jennings Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:17
[DET 59-86]
 
Jennings Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:17
[DET 60-86]
 
Jennings Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:07  
  04:07
[MIN 87-60]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:07
[MIN 88-60]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Jennings Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  03:56  
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:53  
  03:53
[MIN 89-60]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  03:53
[MIN 90-60]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:22 Martin Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:20 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  03:20 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:19  
Jennings Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:07 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:02 Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:01  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jennings (4 AST)  02:56
[DET 62-90]
 
  02:36
[MIN 93-62]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  02:19  
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:19 Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Singler Substitution replaced by Monroe  02:19  
Smith Substitution replaced by Datome  02:19  
  02:05 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:02  
Jerebko Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (1 AST)  01:47
[DET 64-93]
 
  01:27
[MIN 95-64]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Monroe Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:46.8 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:44.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:41.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:40.8  
Jerebko Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:36.1  
  00:16.9 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:15.9  
Jerebko Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jennings (5 AST)  00:13.0
[DET 66-95]
 
  00:02.7
[MIN 97-66]
Love Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  00:00.5 Brewer Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) 
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  00:00.5
[DET 67-97]
 
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  00:00.5
[DET 68-97]
 
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS)  00:00.5
[DET 69-97]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (24-39) Minnesota Timberwolves (32-30)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Cunningham Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jerebko (1 ST) 
Caldwell-Pope Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  11:41  
Team Rebound  11:40  
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  11:29  
Caldwell-Pope Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:29  
  11:17 Dieng Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Jerebko Layup Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:51 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:50  
  10:46 Budinger Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:46
[DET 70-97]
 
Jerebko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:46  
  10:46 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Personal (3 PF)  10:37  
  10:22 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:21 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Monroe Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST)  10:09
[DET 72-97]
 
  09:54 Muhammad Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  09:53  
Datome 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
Monroe Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  09:45  
Monroe Tip Shot: Made (20 PTS)  09:45
[DET 74-97]
 
  09:29
[MIN 99-74]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST) 
  09:20 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:20
[DET 75-99]
 
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:20
[DET 76-99]
 
  09:07 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:06  
Bynum Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:58  
Monroe Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  08:55  
  08:54  
Monroe Substitution replaced by Drummond  08:54  
Jerebko Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:33 Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:31  
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Datome (1 AST)  08:22
[DET 78-99]
 
  08:06 Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:06  
  08:06 Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Villanueva  08:06  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:52  
Bynum Layup Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:40 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:39  
Caldwell-Pope Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST)  07:33
[DET 80-99]
 
  07:10 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:09  
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK)  06:58  
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:56  
Datome Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:53  
Drummond Tip Shot: Missed  06:53  
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:52  
Drummond Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:52
[DET 82-99]
 
  06:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:52 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  06:52 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
  06:52 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  06:52 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
  06:52 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  06:37 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Team Rebound 
Villanueva Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:36  
  06:21
[MIN 101-82]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
  06:10 Rubio Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Bynum Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  05:58
[MIN 103-82]
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Bynum 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:36
[DET 85-103]
 
  05:19
[MIN 105-85]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Bynum Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:10  
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:09  
Drummond Layup Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  04:47 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (1 BLK) 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:46  
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:43
[DET 87-105]
 
  04:43 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  04:43
[DET 88-105]
 
  04:32 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bynum (1 ST) 
Villanueva Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bynum (2 AST)  04:26
[DET 90-105]
 
  04:05
[MIN 107-90]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Drummond Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bynum (3 AST)  03:57
[DET 92-107]
 
Villanueva Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:44  
  03:44
[MIN 108-92]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:44 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:44  
Bynum 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:33
[DET 95-108]
 
  03:14 Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (2 BLK) 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:12  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  03:02  
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:58  
Datome Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:44
[DET 97-108]
 
Drummond Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  02:28  
  02:28
[MIN 109-97]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  02:28
[MIN 110-97]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Bynum Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:15  
  02:15
[MIN 111-97]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:15 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:15  
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:07
[DET 99-111]
 
Drummond Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA)  01:54  
Drummond Substitution replaced by Monroe  01:54  
  01:54
[MIN 112-99]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:54 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Monroe Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  01:54  
Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST)  01:47  
  01:43 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:36
[DET 101-112]
 
  01:18 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:17  
Bynum Running Layup Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  00:49.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Datome Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:48.9  
Datome Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:36.9 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  00:13.9
[MIN 114-101]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  00:06.8  
End of 4th Quarter
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