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Suns survive, hand Wolves 13th straight loss


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Jan 08 2015 1:36AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves were 10 minutes away from snapping a torturous losing streak that has already turned this season into a lost cause.

Then an old, familiar face stepped in for the Phoenix Suns to remind the Wolves of their failures of the past and help prolong the misery of the present.

Gerald Green scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to scorch his former team and the Suns handed the Timberwolves their 13th straight loss, 113-111 on Wednesday night.

Green came to Minnesota from Boston in the Kevin Garnett trade in 2007, but the Wolves - and the Celtics, Nets, Pacers and Mavericks - never were able to coax the kind of instant offense out of him that the Suns have nurtured the last two seasons.

Green hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, helping the Suns wipe away a seven-point deficit to start the period in the blink of an eye. Goran Dragic added 25 points and the Suns (22-16) survived a scare from the undermanned Timberwolves to win for the 10th time in 12 games.

"He got to the Gerald we all know and love," coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Coming down, pulling up for 3s, and just letting them go sometimes and that was huge getting us back in the game."

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won the game for the Timberwolves, who haven't won since Dec. 10. Mo Williams added 23 points and 11 assists and the Wolves led by as many as 13 points. But they turned the ball over 22 times to fall to 5-29 on the season.

"I see growth in each one of our young guys' game," Williams said. "But I think the main goal now is to win a basketball game. Growth is good. Great for you guys to write about. Good story. But we don't like losing."

It's already been a long, cold winter for the Wolves, who have played most of the season without Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic because of injuries and are headed toward their 11th straight appearance in the lottery. On a night when the temperatures dipped to 9-below zero - prompting the Wolves to take $9 off every available ticket in an effort to get fans to support a struggling team - they led 102-101 with under two minutes to play.

But Isaiah Thomas scored on a drive to start a 6-0 burst capped by a steal and dunk by Eric Bledsoe off a poor inbound pass from Chase Budinger that gave Phoenix the lead for good with 55 seconds to play.

Wiggins had a great look to win it after Thomas missed a free throw, but the ball clanked off the rim to allow the Suns to escape.

"I thought it was going in," Wiggins said. "Thought it was right on target. Just came off a little short."

The Suns shot just 36 percent and turned the ball over nine times in the first half, allowing the Timberwolves to hang around thanks to 50 percent shooting.

The Suns were 2 for 20 from 3-point range through three quarters before Green got going. He hit three shots from deep in the first three minutes of the fourth, then hit two free throws for an 86-82 lead with 8:22 to play.

TIP-INS

Suns: Markieff Morris' technical foul in the third quarter was his eighth of the season, the second-most by an NBA player this season. ... Alex Len had nine points, eight rebounds and five blocks. ... Bledsoe had 17 points and seven rebounds.

Timberwolves: Flip Saunders said Martin and Pekovic participated in some light contact on Wednesday morning and are getting closer to returning. Saunders said it will take some time for them to get their conditioning back before they're ready to play. ... The Wolves waived PF Jeff Adrien a day before having to guarantee his contract for the rest of the season.

TENSE MOMENT

Television replays showed a heated exchange between Hornacek and Marcus Morris in the third quarter after Morris picked up a technical foul. Morris had to be pulled away by an assistant coach after yelling at Hornacek.

"Everyone is competing and laying it out there," Hornacek said. "I like our guys playing with emotion, but they've got to control it sometimes."

Morris declined to comment on it to reporters after the game, but did tweet an apology after leaving the arena.

"Gotta be a better professional for my younger teammates and can't let my emotions get the best of me," Morris wrote on Twitter. "Love my coach and my team. Great win."

UP NEXT

Suns: Visit San Antonio on Friday.

Timberwolves: Visit Milwaukee on Friday.


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PHX
MIN
     
    • 47.9%

    • 47.8%

    • 19.2%

    • 41.2%

    • 84.2%

    • 84.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 41 46
Offensive Rebounds 14 16
Turnovers 13 19
Fast Break Pts: 21 18
Biggest Lead: 5 13
Points in the Paint: 54 46
PHX MIN
p Dragic   25 Wiggins   25
rb Tucker   9 Bennett   10
a Dragic   4 Williams   11
s 2 players   5 Wiggins   3
b Len   5 3 players   1
 
  • 01/07 - PHX 113 @ MIN 111
  • 01/16 - MIN 99 @ PHX 110
  • 02/20 - PHX @ MIN
  • 03/11 - MIN @ PHX
Phoenix Suns (22-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 27:02 1-5 0-4 0-0 +9 1 8 9 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
M. Morris F 35:04 5-13 0-3 4-4 -4 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 14
A. Len C 27:02 4-6 0-1 1-1 +5 3 5 8 2 3 0 3 5 0 9
G. Dragic G 37:44 11-16 0-4 3-4 +3 2 1 3 4 3 1 2 0 0 25
E. Bledsoe G 32:44 7-17 0-2 3-4 +8 2 5 7 1 1 5 3 0 1 17
M. Plumlee   12:03 0-2 0-0 0-0 -6 2 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0
I. Thomas   31:13 6-14 2-3 3-4 -2 2 3 5 3 4 5 0 0 1 17
M. Morris   14:29 4-7 0-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 8
G. Green   22:39 8-16 3-8 2-2 +2 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 21
T. Ennis DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Warren DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-96 5-26 16-19   14 27 41 12 20 14 13 8 3 113
  47.9% 19.2% 84.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 13
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Muhammad F 32:54 5-13 1-2 1-1 +1 1 4 5 5 1 1 2 0 1 12
T. Young F 28:57 6-18 1-2 0-0 0 3 5 8 4 1 2 2 1 4 13
G. Dieng C 37:38 3-10 0-0 2-4 0 6 3 9 4 1 1 1 1 2 8
A. Wiggins G 38:59 10-16 1-4 4-5 +2 0 4 4 2 5 3 6 0 0 25
M. Williams G 35:22 7-14 4-7 5-5 +7 1 2 3 11 4 1 3 1 0 23
A. Bennett   22:14 6-10 0-0 2-2 -1 3 7 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 14
Z. LaVine   12:38 2-4 0-1 2-2 -9 0 1 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 6
C. Budinger   24:07 5-7 0-1 0-0 -7 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 10
R. Hummel   07:11 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-92 7-17 16-19   16 30 46 30 17 8 19 3 8 111
  47.8% 41.2% 84.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 22

inactive

  • Suns: Dragic, Mitchell
  • Timberwolves: Martin, Pekovic, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Suns: Morris, Morris
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #38 Michael Smith, #68 Marat Kogut, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 10547
  • Duration: 2:21
Phoenix Suns (21-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dieng vs Len (Dragic gains possession)
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  11:47  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:45  
Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:35
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:11 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:10 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:05 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  10:55
[PHX 4-0]
 
  10:36
[MIN 2-4]
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:11
[MIN 5-4]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Len Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  09:59
[PHX 6-5]
 
  09:45 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:19 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:16  
  09:06 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:05  
Bledsoe Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:46
[MIN 7-6]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Len Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  08:29  
  08:20 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:20 Team Rebound 
Mark Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:20  
  08:15 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:14  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:06
[PHX 8-7]
 
Len Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:49  
  07:49 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:49 Team Rebound 
  07:49 Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:49  
  07:35 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Dragic Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:30
[PHX 10-7]
 
  07:14 Young Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:11
[PHX 12-7]
 
  07:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:54 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:53  
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST)  06:40  
  06:32
[MIN 10-12]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (2 AST) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  06:12  
  06:08 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:47 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:45  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:28 Young Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Len Substitution replaced by Plumlee  05:28  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:10  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:08  
Bledsoe Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:05  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:04  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:56  
  04:54 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:54
[PHX 13-10]
 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:54
[PHX 14-10]
 
  04:45
[MIN 12-14]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:28 Muhammad Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST) 
  04:25 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:25
[PHX 15-12]
 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:25  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  04:25  
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:25  
  04:23 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:07
[MIN 14-15]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Plumlee Jump Hook Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Team Rebound 
  03:52 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:46  
  03:40
[MIN 16-15]
Wiggins Driving Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:40  
  03:40 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  03:39 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:26
[MIN 19-15]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bennett (1 AST) 
  03:12 Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Marc Morris Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:10  
Marc Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:10  
  03:10 Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  02:56 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:39  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:10
[MIN 21-15]
Bennett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Marc Morris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:51 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:49  
Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:32  
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Green  01:32  
Thomas Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:18 Team Rebound 
  00:58.9 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:56.9  
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:47.3
[PHX 17-21]
 
  00:33.9 Bennett Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:32.9 Bennett Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:32.5
[MIN 23-17]
Bennett Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (1 AST)  00:23.4
[PHX 20-23]
 
  00:03.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:01.2
[MIN 25-20]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (21-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:46  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:34 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:11 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK) 
  11:10 Team Rebound 
  11:10 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  10:55  
Team Rebound  10:55  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Len  10:55  
Green Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:46
[PHX 22-25]
 
Green Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:38  
  10:34
[MIN 27-22]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Green Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:28  
  10:12
[MIN 29-22]
Dieng Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
  10:02 Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:56  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:55  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:51
[PHX 25-29]
 
  09:39 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  09:33
[PHX 27-29]
 
  09:15
[MIN 31-27]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Len Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  09:07  
Len Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:07  
  09:07 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Len Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:55  
  08:55  
Len Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  08:55  
  08:55 Dieng Substitution replaced by Hummel 
  08:55
[MIN 32-27]
Bennett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:55
[MIN 33-27]
Bennett Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  08:40
[PHX 29-33]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:18  
  08:12
[MIN 35-29]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Marc Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST)  07:49
[PHX 31-35]
 
  07:30 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST) 
Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:26  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:24  
Dragic Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:24
[PHX 33-35]
 
  07:15 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thomas (3 ST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Hummel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:52 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:51  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:32
[MIN 37-33]
Bennett Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:31  
  06:31 LaVine Substitution replaced by Williams 
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Bennett Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:03 Muhammad Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:59
[MIN 40-33]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Bennett Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:16
[MIN 42-33]
Bennett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Marc Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:55
[PHX 35-42]
 
  04:45 Muhammad Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  04:45 Muhammad Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker  04:45  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:26
[PHX 37-42]
 
  04:05
[MIN 44-37]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  03:51 Hummel Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:51
[PHX 38-44]
 
Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  03:51  
  03:51 Budinger Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:51
[PHX 39-44]
 
  03:37 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:36  
Bledsoe Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:27 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:19 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (3 ST) 
  03:15 Hummel Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:15
[PHX 40-44]
 
  03:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:15 Bennett Substitution replaced by Young 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:15
[PHX 41-44]
 
  02:57 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:46 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:42
[MIN 46-41]
Wiggins Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (3 AST) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:30  
Mark Morris Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:14  
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:12  
Bledsoe Putback Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:12
[PHX 43-46]
 
  01:48 Young Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:47  
Mark Morris Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  01:44  
Mark Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:44  
  01:44 Hummel Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  01:37 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  01:21  
Team Rebound  01:21  
  01:21 Wiggins Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  01:14  
  01:13 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:56.9 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:53.9  
Tucker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:46.0
[MIN 48-43]
Wiggins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (4 AST) 
Bledsoe Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:32.6
[PHX 45-48]
 
  00:08.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:08.8 Team Rebound 
  00:08.8 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (21-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[MIN 51-45]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  11:21  
  11:18
[MIN 53-45]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:18  
  11:18
[MIN 54-45]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Len (1 AST)  11:03
[PHX 47-54]
 
  10:43 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:42 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:39
[MIN 56-47]
Muhammad Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST) 
Len Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:17 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:11
[MIN 58-47]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:30
[MIN 60-47]
Young Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:23  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:13
[PHX 49-60]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:00  
Dragic Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:57  
  08:53 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:52  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Len (2 AST)  08:42
[PHX 51-60]
 
  08:23 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (2 ST) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST)  08:17  
  08:15 Wiggins Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:09
[PHX 53-60]
 
  07:50 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:49  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST)  07:40
[PHX 55-60]
 
  07:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:18 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:17  
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:13
[PHX 57-60]
 
  06:58
[MIN 62-57]
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:18 Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (1 BLK) 
  06:17 Team Rebound 
Mark Morris Technical  06:17  
  06:17
[MIN 63-57]
Williams Free Throw Technical (14 PTS) 
  06:07
[MIN 65-57]
Young Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:58
[PHX 59-65]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  05:37  
  05:37
[MIN 66-59]
Williams Free Throw Technical (15 PTS) 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  05:37  
  05:33 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (4 ST) 
  05:11 Young Violation:Kicked Ball 
Len 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:07  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:05
[PHX 61-66]
 
  04:41 Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (2 BLK) 
  04:40 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:39 Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (3 BLK) 
  04:38 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:37 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:11
[MIN 68-61]
Young Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:56
[PHX 63-68]
 
  03:38 Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:37  
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  03:32
[PHX 65-68]
 
  03:15 Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (4 BLK) 
  03:13 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:12 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:10  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:06
[PHX 67-68]
 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Short 
Marc Morris Technical  02:48  
Len Substitution replaced by Plumlee  02:48  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Green  02:48  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:48  
  02:48 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
  02:48
[MIN 69-67]
Williams Free Throw Technical (16 PTS) 
  02:42 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  02:30 Muhammad Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Bennett Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:26
[MIN 71-67]
Bennett Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Tucker Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:12
[PHX 69-71]
 
Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:00  
  01:49 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Dieng Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  01:44 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:43  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:33
[MIN 73-69]
Muhammad Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:17  
  01:15 Bennett Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:03 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Team Rebound 
Plumlee Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03
[MIN 74-69]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:03 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  01:03
[MIN 75-69]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Green Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:51.0
[PHX 71-75]
 
  00:32.9 Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:31.7  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.5 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:02.6
[MIN 78-71]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (21-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-28)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Green 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  11:50
[PHX 74-78]
 
  11:35 LaVine Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:18
[PHX 76-78]
 
  10:56
[MIN 80-76]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:37 Bennett Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:29
[MIN 82-76]
Bennett Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (5 AST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:57 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  09:55 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:53 Bennett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Tucker (1 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:52  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:48
[PHX 78-82]
 
  09:28 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:25  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:18
[PHX 81-82]
 
  09:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Len  09:18  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  09:18  
  09:18 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  09:03 Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:01  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:55
[PHX 84-82]
 
  08:35 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Thomas (4 ST) 
  08:22 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  08:22
[PHX 85-82]
 
  08:22 Dieng Substitution replaced by Young 
  08:22 LaVine Substitution replaced by Williams 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  08:22
[PHX 86-82]
 
  08:06
[MIN 84-86]
Young Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST) 
Thomas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:55
[PHX 88-84]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:40  
  07:36
[MIN 86-88]
Budinger Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Young (3 AST) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK)  07:15  
  07:14 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:08
[MIN 88-88]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (9 AST) 
Green Fadeaway Bank shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:54
[PHX 90-88]
 
  06:36 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:35  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:29  
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 Bennett Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:20
[MIN 90-90]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:09  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Dragic  06:09  
  06:06 Wiggins Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  06:04 Williams Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:49  
Len Running Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:49
[PHX 92-90]
 
  05:34
[MIN 92-92]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Young (4 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  05:12  
Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:11  
Len Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:11
[PHX 94-92]
 
  05:11 Budinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:11 Bennett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Len Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  05:11
[PHX 95-92]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:52  
  04:52
[MIN 93-95]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:52
[MIN 94-95]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:21 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:20  
Green Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:10  
Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:08  
Len Running Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:08
[PHX 97-94]
 
  03:50 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:47 Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:42 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:40 Young Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Dragic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:37  
  03:37
[MIN 95-97]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:37
[MIN 96-97]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Len Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Young (2 ST)  03:20  
  03:04
[MIN 98-97]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Williams (11 AST) 
Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:44
[PHX 99-98]
 
  02:19
[MIN 100-99]
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
  02:08 Williams Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:08  
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:08
[PHX 100-100]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:08
[PHX 101-100]
 
Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:50  
  01:50
[MIN 101-101]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  01:50  
  01:50
[MIN 102-101]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Thomas Running Bank shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:42
[PHX 103-102]
 
  01:29 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:27  
Mark Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (3 ST)  01:22  
  01:20 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Thomas (5 ST) 
Mark Morris Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:57.6
[PHX 105-102]
 
  00:57.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:57.5 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (5 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:55.1
[PHX 107-102]
 
  00:49.2
[MIN 104-107]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  00:30.1
[PHX 109-104]
 
  00:30.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:21.5
[MIN 107-109]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dieng (4 AST) 
  00:20.5 Wiggins Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:20.5
[PHX 110-107]
 
  00:20.5 Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:20.5
[PHX 111-107]
 
  00:13.9 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (5 BLK) 
  00:12.4 Budinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:10.5
[MIN 109-111]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  00:08.3 Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:08.3  
Team Rebound  00:08.3  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:08.3
[PHX 112-109]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:06.3  
  00:06.3
[MIN 110-112]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Tucker  00:06.3  
  00:06.3
[MIN 111-112]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:06.3  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:06.3  
  00:05.5 LaVine Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:05.5
[PHX 113-111]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:05.5  
  00:04.9 Young Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:00.3 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
3rd Pacific
28
20
6-4
15-9
13-11
MIN
5th Northwest
8
38
3-7
4-18
4-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Bledsoe 16.9
Len 6.0
Bledsoe 6.0
Len 1.5
Bledsoe 1.6
MIN
Martin 20.4
Dieng 8.7
Rubio 10.0
Dieng 1.8
Young 1.8