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Notebook: Suns 127, Timberwolves 120


Peter Kapsner, for NBA.com
Posted Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:18 PM - Updated Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:35 PM

THE FACT: Phoenix's reserves led the way to a gutty win over Minnesota as they close to within ½ game of Memphis for the final playoff spot in the West.

THE LEAD: The gritty Phoenix Suns (41-29) continued scratching and clawing to the playoffs Sunday afternoon, defeating the Timberwolves (34-34) and a brilliant Kevin Love 127-120 at Target Center. Markieff Morris led the way with 25 points off the bench as the Suns overcame 36 points, 14 rebounds, and nine assists from Love. Eric Bledsoe added 21 points and Goran Dragic chipped in 17 for the winners.

The Wolves exploded out to their usual fast start, scoring more than 30 points in the first quarter for an NBA-leading 32nd time. All five starters scored during an 18-4 run which opened up a 14-point lead at the end of the first, and they went into the locker room at halftime still up 11.

But Phoenix hung steady as they have all season and fought their way back into the game. Down 10 heading into the fourth, Phoenix went on an 14-3 run to take their first lead since 9-8 in the opening quarter. The teams traded blows from there, with Phoenix prevailing in the end.

QUOTABLE I: "It's unreal. I don't know what it is, but we got really slow starts. (It"s like) we have to get down first to be able to play hard and start talking and communicating and executing our game plan."
-- P.J. Tucker

TURNING POINT: The Morris twins kept the Suns in the game in the first half after the Wolves had pushed the lead to 22. Markieff ripped off 15 points and Marcus Morris added seven in the quarter as the two helped cut the lead to just 11 at halftime. Phoenix is now 19-8 when each twin scores in double-figures.

THE STAT: The Suns committed seven more turnovers than Minnesota and were outscored at the line by nine. Yet they won the game by shooting a blistering 57.5 percent from the field -- nearly 11 percent above their season average.

HOT: The Suns' bench is fourth in the NBA in scoring, and that the depth was the difference tonight as they outscored the abysmal Wolves' bench 61-20.

QUOTABLE II: "We were getting killed. Marcus made some 3's. Markieff came in. That's key. Our bench is good. They seem to get the momentum going back our way. We have one of the best benches in the league."
-- Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek

GOOD MOVE: Hornacek went to three guards in the fourth quarter and the Wolves had no answer for the penetration of Bledsoe and Dragic as they wrecked havoc attacking the rim or kicking it out for the open 3-pointer.

NOT: The 22-point lead was the largest given up by the Wolves this season. Though the starting five can hang with any team in the NBA, the bench is prone to giving up huge leads in short order. That disparity has been a source of friction in the locker room and is holding the Wolves back from being a playoff contender.

QUOTABLE III: "They are ahead of us (for the playoffs). Obviously we looked at that. That was our playoffs right there and we lost. This one hurts a lot more than all the others."
-- Love lamenting the lost opportunity today

ROOKIE WATCH: As the Wolves start looking to next season, they can take some solace in the late-season contributions of Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad. Both look like they can play in the NBA as Dieng had six points and nine boards today after his dominant 22 and 21 performance against Houston on Thursday. Muhammad chipped in nine points and five boards in just 16 minutes of action.

NOTABLE: Corey Brewer saw he had no chance against Miles Plumlee during a second-half jump ball. So instead of jumping at all, Brewer raced to his right when the referee threw the ball up, and an unsuspecting Plumlee tipped it right to him. Bledsoe picked up two fouls in the first 1:03 of the game trying to stop Ricky Rubio from driving to the hoop.......Gerald Green, as his replacement, didn't fare much better, committing three fouls in six minutes before going to the bench for the rest of the half.....The Suns traveled twice after receiving a simple inbounds pass as part of 11 first-half turnovers.... Bledsoe, a former Wildcat, was crowing after the game to anyone who would hear about Kentucky's two-point win over Wichita State to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Monday @ Memphis, Wednesday vs. Atlanta, Friday vs. L.A. Lakers. For the Suns, Monday @ Atlanta, Wednesday at Washington, Friday vs. New York.

PHX
MIN
     
    • 57.5%

    • 44.0%

    • 44.4%

    • 34.8%

    • 79.3%

    • 86.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 42 38
Offensive Rebounds 9 16
Turnovers 19 12
Fast Break Pts: 22 11
Biggest Lead: 7 22
Points in the Paint: 50 50
PHX MIN
p Morris   25 Love   36
rb 2 players   8 Love   14
a 2 players   5 2 players   9
s Dragic   2 Rubio   3
b Morris   2 Cunningham   3
 
  • 01/08 - PHX 104 @ MIN 103
  • 02/25 - MIN 110 @ PHX 101
  • 03/23 - PHX 127 @ MIN 120
Phoenix Suns (41-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 32:11 6-11 2-3 5-5 +14 2 6 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 19
C. Frye F 15:06 3-5 0-1 0-0 -12 1 2 3 0 4 0 2 0 0 6
M. Plumlee C 14:41 1-2 0-0 0-0 -8 2 4 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 2
E. Bledsoe G 35:17 6-13 1-5 8-10 +28 0 5 5 5 5 1 2 0 2 21
G. Dragic G 34:46 8-15 2-6 0-0 +8 0 3 3 5 4 2 1 1 0 18
G. Green   25:36 3-7 2-5 6-6 -6 0 1 1 2 4 1 3 0 0 14
M. Morris   31:22 10-13 3-3 2-4 -3 1 7 8 2 3 0 3 2 0 25
M. Morris   22:55 4-6 2-4 1-2 +4 1 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 11
I. Smith   18:57 4-5 0-0 0-0 +9 1 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 8
A. Goodwin   03:57 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
A. Len   05:12 0-2 0-0 1-2 +2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1
D. Christmas DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-80 12-27 23-29   9 33 42 16 29 5 19 4 3 127
  57.5% 44.4% 79.3%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19
Minnesota Timberwolves (34-34)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 37:45 6-15 1-2 1-1 -8 2 1 3 0 5 1 1 0 1 14
K. Love F 38:29 11-27 3-10 11-12 +3 5 9 14 9 3 2 3 0 1 36
G. Dieng C 24:37 2-3 0-0 2-2 +10 3 6 9 2 3 1 1 0 0 6
K. Martin G 34:54 6-16 2-4 11-12 -2 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 25
R. Rubio G 43:56 7-12 2-4 3-5 -4 1 3 4 9 4 3 2 0 1 19
J. Barea   17:10 1-3 0-2 0-0 -8 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 2
D. Cunningham   26:28 4-7 0-0 1-1 -19 0 3 3 0 4 1 1 3 0 9
S. Muhammad   16:41 3-8 0-1 3-4 -7 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
C. Budinger DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Hummel DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Mbah a Moute DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Pekovic DND - Sore Right Ankle
A. Shved DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-91 8-23 32-37   16 22 38 25 24 9 12 3 4 120
  44.0% 34.8% 86.5%   team rebs: 5 total to: 12

inactive

  • Suns: Barbosa, Okafor
  • Timberwolves: Price, Turiaf

technical fouls

  • Suns: Green, Longabardi, Tucker
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #33 Sean Corbin, #49 Tom Washington, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 17866
  • Duration: 2:26
Phoenix Suns (42-29) Minnesota Timberwolves (34-35)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dieng vs Plumlee (Bledsoe gains possession)
Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:36
[PHX 2-0]
 
Plumlee Violation:Defensive Goaltending  11:24  
  11:24
[MIN 2-2]
Rubio Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:24  
  11:24
[MIN 3-2]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  11:06
[PHX 4-3]
 
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:57  
  10:57 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:57 Team Rebound 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Green  10:57  
  10:57 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:57  
  10:44 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Tucker Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:42  
  10:27 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:25  
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  10:18  
  10:14
[MIN 5-4]
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:58
[PHX 7-5]
 
Plumlee Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:40  
  09:40
[MIN 6-7]
Martin Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  09:24 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:23  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:10
[PHX 9-6]
 
  08:55 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:54  
Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  08:51  
  08:48
[MIN 8-9]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:27  
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:22 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Green Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:18  
  08:09 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:58
[MIN 11-9]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Plumlee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  07:45
[PHX 11-11]
 
  07:24
[MIN 13-11]
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:07  
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:06  
Frye Running Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:06
[PHX 13-13]
 
Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:50  
  06:50
[MIN 14-13]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  06:50
[MIN 15-13]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:42  
  06:32
[MIN 18-13]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
  06:18 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:06 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:58 Love Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:58 Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:45 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:39
[MIN 20-13]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Frye Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:37  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  05:37  
Frye Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:31  
  05:31
[MIN 21-13]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:31
[MIN 22-13]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:01
[MIN 24-13]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Green Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  05:01  
Frye Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  05:01  
Green Substitution replaced by Smith  05:01  
  05:01
[MIN 25-13]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:24
[MIN 27-13]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:16
[PHX 15-27]
 
  04:02
[MIN 29-15]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  03:57 Dieng Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:57
[PHX 16-29]
 
  03:57 Martin Substitution replaced by Barea 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Goodwin  03:57  
Marc Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:57  
  03:55 Team Rebound 
  03:38 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:38 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:34 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mark Morris (1 BLK) 
  03:34 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:32
[MIN 31-16]
Love Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:03 Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:02 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:02
[MIN 33-16]
Dieng Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:53
[PHX 18-33]
 
  02:38 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:34
[PHX 20-33]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
  02:28 Dieng Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  02:28 Brewer Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  02:14 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:13  
Goodwin Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  02:08  
Goodwin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:08  
  01:53
[MIN 35-20]
Love Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Goodwin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST)  01:27
[PHX 22-35]
 
  01:03 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:02  
Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  01:01  
  00:59.5
[MIN 37-22]
Love Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Marc Morris Running Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:48.2
[PHX 24-37]
 
  00:37.4
[MIN 39-24]
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  00:25.3
[PHX 27-39]
 
  00:04.7
[MIN 41-27]
Barea Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (42-29) Minnesota Timberwolves (34-35)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:46 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:45 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:44 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:43
[MIN 43-27]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  11:43  
  11:43
[MIN 44-27]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:41  
  11:24
[MIN 47-27]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:52 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:50 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:42
[MIN 49-27]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:26  
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:24
[PHX 29-49]
 
  10:06 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:05  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Green Violation:Kicked Ball  09:48  
Green Substitution replaced by Smith  09:48  
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:48  
  09:40 Dieng Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Frye Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  09:25  
  09:19
[MIN 51-29]
Cunningham Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:06
[PHX 31-51]
 
  08:48 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mark Morris (2 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:47  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  08:28
[PHX 34-51]
 
  08:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:17 Rubio Substitution replaced by Martin 
Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:06  
  08:06
[MIN 52-34]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Len  08:06  
  08:06
[MIN 53-34]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:49
[PHX 36-53]
 
  07:26 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:25  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST)  07:17
[PHX 39-53]
 
  06:59 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:58  
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:50
[PHX 41-53]
 
  06:27 Barea Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  06:27 Dieng Substitution replaced by Love 
Len Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  06:19  
  06:07
[MIN 55-41]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (6 AST) 
Len Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:07  
  06:07
[MIN 56-41]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:00
[PHX 43-56]
 
  05:40 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  05:36
[MIN 59-43]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:24
[PHX 45-59]
 
  05:02 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:00  
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Missed  04:49  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:48  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:47
[PHX 47-59]
 
  04:35
[MIN 61-47]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  04:17  
  04:13  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker  04:13  
  04:13 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  04:13 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Len Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:03  
  04:03
[MIN 62-47]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:03
[MIN 63-47]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:41 Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:41  
Team Rebound  03:41  
Len Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:41
[PHX 48-63]
 
  03:22
[MIN 65-48]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Len Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:03  
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  03:02  
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:01  
Len Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  02:59  
  02:55 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:54 Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Len Substitution replaced by Dragic  02:54  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST)  02:34
[PHX 51-65]
 
  02:06
[MIN 67-51]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST)  01:54
[PHX 54-67]
 
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:36  
  01:36
[MIN 68-54]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:36
[MIN 69-54]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:22 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:22
[PHX 55-69]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:22
[PHX 56-69]
 
  01:10
[MIN 71-56]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (2 BLK)  01:00  
  00:58.9 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:55.9 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:54.6  
  00:48.0 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:48.0  
Team Rebound  00:48.0  
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:48.0
[PHX 57-71]
 
  00:34.9 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:33.7  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:27.2
[PHX 59-71]
 
  00:09.1
[MIN 73-59]
Love Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST)  00:00.0
[PHX 62-73]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (42-29) Minnesota Timberwolves (34-35)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:41  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:18 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  11:03
[MIN 76-62]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:34 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:33  
Frye Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:18
[PHX 64-76]
 
  10:05 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK) 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:04  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST)  09:58
[PHX 67-76]
 
Tucker Technical  09:55  
  09:55
[MIN 77-67]
Martin Free Throw Technical (15 PTS) 
  09:42 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:42  
  09:42 Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
Team Rebound  09:27  
Bledsoe Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST)  09:21  
Frye Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:19  
  09:04 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:03  
  09:01 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:40  
Plumlee Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  08:38  
  08:38 Jump Ball Brewer vs Plumlee (Brewer gains possession) 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:26  
  08:26
[MIN 78-67]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  08:26
[MIN 79-67]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:16
[PHX 69-79]
 
  08:16 Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  08:16
[PHX 70-79]
 
  08:03 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:02  
Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:58
[PHX 72-79]
 
  07:58 Brewer Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  07:58
[PHX 73-79]
 
Frye Foul: Personal (4 PF)  07:47  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  07:47  
Frye Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  07:47  
  07:33 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:32 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:27
[MIN 82-73]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Longabardi Technical  07:26  
  07:26
[MIN 83-73]
Martin Free Throw Technical (18 PTS) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:12
[PHX 75-83]
 
  07:01 Love Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  07:01 Love Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:49
[PHX 77-83]
 
  06:33 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:31 Team Rebound 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:30  
  06:30
[MIN 84-77]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  06:30
[MIN 85-77]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
Team Rebound  06:04  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  05:53
[PHX 80-85]
 
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:28  
  05:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Green  05:28  
  05:28
[MIN 86-80]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:28 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:28  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:03  
  05:03
[MIN 87-80]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  05:03 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:03  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:43
[PHX 82-87]
 
  04:30
[MIN 89-82]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Love (7 AST) 
Marc Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  04:20  
  04:17
[MIN 91-82]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  04:17  
  04:17
[MIN 92-82]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:56 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:43
[MIN 94-82]
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:42  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Tucker  03:42  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  03:42  
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:26
[PHX 84-94]
 
  03:06
[MIN 96-84]
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:46
[PHX 86-96]
 
  02:30 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:28 Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  02:28 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  02:16 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:14 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:14 Brewer Tip Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  02:11 Love Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  02:09 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:08  
  02:03 Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:03
[PHX 87-96]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:03
[PHX 88-96]
 
  01:50
[MIN 99-88]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Green Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF)  01:28  
Green Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:28  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Smith  01:28  
  01:28 Martin Substitution replaced by Barea 
  01:17 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:16  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST)  01:10
[PHX 91-99]
 
Green Technical  01:02  
  01:02
[MIN 100-91]
Love Free Throw Technical (31 PTS) 
  00:43.9 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:41.9  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.6 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  00:19.2
[MIN 103-91]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:01.6
[PHX 93-103]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (42-29) Minnesota Timberwolves (34-35)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  11:48  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:47  
Tucker Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  11:44
[PHX 95-103]
 
  11:25 Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Mark Morris Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  11:21
[PHX 97-103]
 
  10:54 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:53 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:36 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:35  
Tucker Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  10:23  
Tucker Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:23  
  10:08
[MIN 105-97]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Mark Morris Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  09:58  
  09:39 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:38  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:25 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Muhammad Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  09:24 Muhammad Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:21 Muhammad Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:20  
  09:20 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:20 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dragic  09:20  
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  09:20  
  09:20
[MIN 106-97]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  09:02
[PHX 99-106]
 
  08:49 Rubio Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  08:49  
  08:44 Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  08:34
[PHX 102-106]
 
  08:06 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:02
[PHX 104-106]
 
  08:02 Barea Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:02 Barea Substitution replaced by Love 
  08:02 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Martin 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:45 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:43  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:28  
Team Rebound  07:27  
  07:27 Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:14
[PHX 107-106]
 
  06:51 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK) 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:49  
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:42 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:26
[MIN 108-107]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Love (8 AST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (3 BLK)  06:01  
  06:00 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:41  
  05:28 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:27  
  05:24 Martin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:24
[PHX 108-108]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:24
[PHX 109-108]
 
  05:06
[MIN 110-109]
Love Pullup Bank shot: Made (33 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  04:30 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:25  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:53 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:52  
Marc Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  03:50  
  03:46 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:44 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:38  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:36  
Marc Morris Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:36
[PHX 111-110]
 
  03:19 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:18  
  03:18 Brewer Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:18
[PHX 112-110]
 
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  03:18  
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:18
[PHX 113-110]
 
Dragic Foul: Personal (4 PF)  03:09  
  02:59
[MIN 112-113]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Love (9 AST) 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:59  
  02:59
[MIN 113-113]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  02:39 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:39
[PHX 114-113]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:39
[PHX 115-113]
 
  02:24
[MIN 115-115]
Love Jump Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:24  
  02:24
[MIN 116-115]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (36 PTS) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Team Timeout : Short  02:04  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  02:01  
  01:57 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
Mark Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:56  
  01:56
[MIN 117-115]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:56
[MIN 118-115]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:40 Love Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:40  
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  01:40
[PHX 116-118]
 
  01:20 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:19  
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  01:06
[PHX 118-118]
 
  01:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:51.8 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST)  00:48.6
[PHX 120-118]
 
  00:36.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:35.9  
  00:32.7 Rubio Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:32.7
[PHX 121-118]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:32.7
[PHX 122-118]
 
  00:32.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:29.8 Martin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Green Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:28.3  
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:26.4  
  00:26.4
[MIN 119-122]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:26.4
[MIN 120-122]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:26.4  
  00:24.3 Brewer Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:24.3
[PHX 123-120]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:24.3
[PHX 124-120]
 
  00:17.8 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:16.8  
  00:16.5 Cunningham Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:16.5
[PHX 125-120]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:16.5
[PHX 126-120]
 
  00:09.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:08.6  
  00:03.5 Cunningham Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:03.5  
Team Rebound  00:03.5  
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:03.5
[PHX 127-120]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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