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Rubio's return sparks Wolves late in 102-101 win over Heat


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Feb 05 2015 12:03AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio returned to Target Center with a flourish, throwing no-look passes early and forcing turnovers late to help the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves walk out of the arena as winners for once.

Kevin Martin scored 30 points and the Timberwolves overcame another monster game from Hassan Whiteside to beat the Miami Heat, 102-101 on Wednesday night.

Thaddeus Young had 16 points and five steals, Rubio added eight points and nine assists in his first home game since Nov. 1, and the Timberwolves (9-40) erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

"He was the difference early and he was the difference late," coach Flip Saunders said of Rubio.

Whiteside scored a career-high 24 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and hit his first 11 field goal attempts, the best shooting start to a game by an NBA player this season. Luol Deng added 18 points but Norris Cole missed an open 3-pointer in the closing moments, allowing the Wolves to escape.

It was a difficult loss for the Heat to swallow. They outrebounded Minnesota 47-32, including 15-3 on the offensive glass, and scored 19 points off 14 turnovers by the Wolves. But they allowed Minnesota to shoot 51 percent, were outscored 26-18 in the fourth quarter and managed just one field goal during the game-deciding, 7-minute stretch in the final period.

"Hell yeah, it's a missed opportunity," said Heat forward Chris Bosh, who had 14 points on 5-for-14 shooting. "We're not going to get it back. That's one thing about this league: If you're in a situation where you can't really afford to lose any games, things are slipping away from us.

"We're about to be out of the playoff race. I mean, not the race, but as far as the seeding we're about to be out. And we're not concentrating. I don't understand that."

The Heat, who played their fourth straight game without Dwyane Wade (hamstring), dropped to 21-28 and are now eighth in the East.

The Wolves trailed 88-78 with under nine minutes to play and had yet to grab an offensive rebound when they ripped off a 20-6 run. Andrew Wiggins' layup off their second offensive board of the possession gave Minnesota a 100-97 lead, but jumpers from Deng and Bosh pushed the Heat back in front, 101-100, with 50 seconds to play.

Martin hit a jumper 9 seconds later and Rubio forced a turnover to help the Wolves hold on.

Whiteside finished 12 for 13 from the field, but had a quiet fourth with two points and three rebounds in 7 minutes.

"The biggest thing was just keeping him off the glass," Young said. "He's long, he's athletic. The biggest thing was to come in for the weak-side rebounds before he could get a hand on it."

The Heat got a scare in the first quarter when Mario Chalmers had to be helped off the court after slamming into a chair while chasing a loose ball. He was taken for X-rays, which were negative. He was able to return to the game and scored 12 points.

Rubio returned from a 42-game absence Monday night in Dallas, and he had it going early in this one with seven assists in his first 7 minutes.

His no-look beauty to Anthony Bennett in transition ended with an emphatic slam, and Rubio fed Young for a layup moments later for a 40-31 lead. But Rubio got in some foul trouble, turned the ball over four times and had only two assists over his final 16 minutes on the court.

"I was out for almost three months," Rubio said. "I know my game is a little bit different. I've just got to get used to my teammates and know where they're at."

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TIP-INS

Heat: Whiteside is the seventh player in Heat history with a 20-20 game. Rony Seikaly had 12 of them. ... After managing three points in 75 minutes in a loss to Detroit on Tuesday night, Chalmers, Cole (15) and Shabazz Napier (six) combined for 33 points in 82 minutes.

Timberwolves: Wiggins was selected Western Conference rookie of the month for January, the third straight month he's won the award. ... Saunders said F Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) is getting closer to returning. Saunders estimated Muhammad could be back as soon as Friday.

WADE UPDATE

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he did not expect Wade to play in the finale of Miami's four-game road trip at San Antonio on Friday night. It remains unclear if he will be ready to play in the All-Star Game on Feb. 15 in New York.

"Between that and working together as a team, it's just really been difficult with all the injuries and everything," Bosh said. "But you know, we're still searching, you know?"

UP NEXT

Heat: Visit San Antonio on Friday night.

Timberwolves: Host Memphis on Friday night.


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MIA
MIN
     
    • 48.8%

    • 51.4%

    • 43.8%

    • 54.5%

    • 66.7%

    • 81.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA MIN
Total Rebounds 47 32
Offensive Rebounds 15 3
Turnovers 18 14
Fast Break Pts: 10 15
Biggest Lead: 10 9
Points in the Paint: 46 46
MIA MIN
p Whiteside   24 Martin   30
rb Whiteside   20 Dieng   9
a Napier   7 Williams   10
s Whiteside   3 Young   5
b Whiteside   2 3 players   1
 
  • 11/08 - MIN 92 @ MIA 102
  • 02/04 - MIA 101 @ MIN 102
Miami Heat (21-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 34:25 6-10 1-2 5-7 +5 2 2 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 18
C. Bosh F 33:51 5-14 0-2 4-5 -12 0 5 5 1 2 0 3 0 0 14
H. Whiteside C 35:31 12-13 0-0 0-0 +11 9 11 20 0 3 3 4 2 0 24
M. Chalmers G 31:26 5-11 0-0 2-2 +7 0 3 3 5 4 1 3 0 1 12
S. Napier G 24:34 2-8 2-5 0-0 +7 0 3 3 7 3 1 2 0 0 6
D. Granger   21:25 2-6 1-2 1-2 +4 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 6
N. Cole   25:50 5-11 2-3 3-6 -9 0 3 3 3 2 2 2 0 1 15
T. Johnson   14:10 1-3 1-1 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
C. Andersen   12:29 1-2 0-0 1-2 -12 2 3 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 3
J. Ennis   06:19 0-2 0-1 0-0 +1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
J. Hamilton DNP - Coach's Decision
U. Haslem DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-80 7-16 16-24   15 32 47 18 23 11 18 3 3 101
  48.8% 43.8% 66.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 18
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 36:53 2-8 0-0 2-2 +4 1 4 5 1 4 0 0 1 0 6
T. Young F 40:30 7-12 0-0 2-2 +5 0 3 3 3 5 5 2 0 1 16
N. Pekovic C 20:42 5-7 0-0 3-4 -3 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 13
K. Martin G 40:00 11-23 4-8 4-5 +1 0 3 3 3 3 2 2 0 0 30
R. Rubio G 23:28 1-3 0-0 6-8 0 0 3 3 9 3 2 4 0 0 8
M. Williams   24:32 4-6 2-2 0-1 +1 0 2 2 10 3 1 4 0 0 10
G. Dieng   27:18 4-5 0-0 5-5 +4 2 7 9 1 2 0 1 1 0 13
A. Bennett   16:45 3-6 0-1 0-0 -6 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 6
Z. LaVine   08:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
C. Budinger   01:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-72 6-11 22-27   3 29 32 27 24 10 14 3 3 102
  51.4% 54.5% 81.5%   team rebs: 4 total to: 14

inactive

  • Heat: McRoberts, Wade
  • Timberwolves: Hummel, Muhammad

technical fouls

  • Heat: Cole
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #33 Sean Corbin, #12 Violet Palmer
  • Attendance: 11517
  • Duration: 2:15
Miami Heat (34-40) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Whiteside (Rubio gains possession)
  11:51
[MIN 2-0]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Deng Layup Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:32 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Bosh Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:14  
Bosh Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  11:11  
  11:06 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:05  
Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST)  10:59  
  10:56
[MIN 4-0]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
  10:30 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Whiteside Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST)  10:23
[MIA 2-4]
 
  10:04 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:03  
Bosh Jump Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:47
[MIN 6-2]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:08 Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Whiteside (1 ST) 
Chalmers Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:03  
  08:50
[MIN 8-2]
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Bosh Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:33  
Bosh Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:33  
  08:24 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Whiteside (2 ST) 
Bosh Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Napier (1 AST)  08:21
[MIA 4-8]
 
  08:03
[MIN 10-4]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Whiteside Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:36  
  07:25 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Napier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:24  
Deng Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Napier (2 AST)  07:22
[MIA 6-10]
 
  07:22 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:22  
  07:22 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:09
[MIN 12-6]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:05  
Bosh Substitution replaced by Granger  07:05  
Whiteside Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Napier (3 AST)  06:57
[MIA 8-12]
 
  06:44 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Napier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:43  
  06:37 Rubio Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
  06:37 Rubio Substitution replaced by Williams 
Whiteside Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (2 ST)  06:23  
  06:19
[MIN 14-8]
Young Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Napier Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:47
[MIN 16-8]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Napier (4 AST)  05:21
[MIA 11-16]
 
  04:55 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (1 BLK) 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:54  
Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST)  04:50
[MIA 13-16]
 
  04:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:50 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Napier Substitution replaced by Cole  04:50  
  04:32 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Jump Ball Young vs Whiteside (Deng gains possession) 
Team Rebound  04:30  
Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:09
[MIA 15-16]
 
  03:50
[MIN 19-15]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
  03:30 Young Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Granger Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST)  03:18
[MIA 17-19]
 
  03:03
[MIN 21-17]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed  02:46  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:45  
Whiteside Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:44
[MIA 19-21]
 
  02:31
[MIN 23-19]
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:21 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:21  
Team Rebound  02:21  
Deng Substitution replaced by Bosh  02:21  
  02:21 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:21  
  02:21 Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:07 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:06  
  02:04 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:04
[MIA 20-23]
 
  01:48
[MIN 25-20]
Dieng Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:46  
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:46  
Bosh Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:30
[MIA 22-25]
 
  01:30 Bennett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Bosh Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:30  
  01:30 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:14
[MIN 27-22]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:55.9  
Whiteside Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:55.9
[MIA 24-27]
 
  00:41.9 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:40.7  
Granger Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  00:28.9  
Granger Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:28.3  
Whiteside Substitution replaced by Andersen  00:28.3  
  00:15.9 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Bosh Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:14.5  
Bosh Pullup Bank shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.3 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (34-40) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Bosh Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Team Rebound 
  11:17
[MIN 29-24]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:43 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
  10:40 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Young 
Cole Running Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:24
[MIA 26-29]
 
Granger Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:04  
  09:58
[MIN 31-26]
Bennett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:36 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
  09:35 Team Rebound 
  09:32 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cole (1 ST) 
Cole Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:28
[MIA 28-31]
 
  09:13 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:12  
  09:03 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  09:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:03 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  09:03 Williams Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:03
[MIA 29-31]
 
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:03  
  09:03 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:52 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cole (2 ST) 
Cole Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bennett (1 BLK)  08:47  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:45  
Bosh 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Granger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:25  
  08:25
[MIN 32-29]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Granger Substitution replaced by Ennis  08:25  
  08:25
[MIN 33-29]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:11
[MIA 31-33]
 
  07:56
[MIN 35-31]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:56  
  07:56
[MIN 36-31]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Andersen Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:41
[MIN 38-31]
Bennett Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:39  
Bosh Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:07
[MIN 40-31]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
  06:54 Rubio Violation:Kicked Ball 
Bosh Substitution replaced by Deng  06:54  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Whiteside  06:54  
Cole Substitution replaced by Chalmers  06:40  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST)  06:38
[MIA 34-40]
 
  06:22 Young Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Ennis Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  06:14  
Ennis Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:14  
  06:14 LaVine Substitution replaced by Martin 
  06:01 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:53 Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:43  
  05:43 Bennett Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Napier  05:43  
  05:33 Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Napier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:30  
Deng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ennis (1 AST)  05:15
[MIA 36-40]
 
  04:50
[MIN 42-36]
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Napier Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:24  
Whiteside Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:22
[MIA 38-42]
 
  04:03 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST) 
Deng Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:51
[MIA 40-42]
 
Napier Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:35  
  03:35
[MIN 43-40]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:35
[MIN 44-40]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:26 Rubio Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:26
[MIA 41-44]
 
  03:26 Rubio Substitution replaced by Williams 
Chalmers Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:26
[MIA 42-44]
 
  03:13 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Napier (1 ST) 
  03:08 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:08
[MIA 43-44]
 
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:08
[MIA 44-44]
 
  02:54 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:53  
Ennis 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:32
[MIN 47-44]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Napier 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
Ennis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:08  
Ennis Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  02:06  
Team Rebound  02:06  
  02:06  
Ennis Substitution replaced by Bosh  02:06  
  01:52 Wiggins Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  01:52 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  01:48 Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:48
[MIA 45-47]
 
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:48
[MIA 46-47]
 
  01:35 Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:34  
  01:22 Budinger Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Deng Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:22
[MIA 47-47]
 
Deng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:22  
  01:22 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:05 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Bosh Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:03  
Deng Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Young (3 ST)  00:59.9  
  00:56.2
[MIN 49-47]
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST) 
Bosh Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Napier (5 AST)  00:43.4
[MIA 49-49]
 
Chalmers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:38.2  
  00:38.2
[MIN 50-49]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:38.2
[MIN 51-49]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Bosh Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:21.9  
Bosh 3pt Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:15.6  
Whiteside Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:14.5
[MIA 51-51]
 
  00:00.2
[MIN 53-51]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (34-40) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Napier 3pt Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:28
[MIN 55-51]
Young Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bosh Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  11:09  
Whiteside Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  11:08
[MIA 53-55]
 
  10:48 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:47  
Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:34
[MIA 55-55]
 
Napier Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:22  
Whiteside Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:10  
  10:10
[MIN 56-55]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  10:10
[MIN 57-55]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Chalmers Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:50
[MIA 57-57]
 
  09:24 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  09:23  
Deng Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:13
[MIA 59-57]
 
  08:57 Young Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST) 
Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:53
[MIA 61-57]
 
  08:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:36 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Bosh Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:35  
Napier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (3 AST)  08:12
[MIA 64-57]
 
  07:58
[MIN 59-64]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Whiteside Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  07:58  
  07:58 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  07:58  
Deng Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:36 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Chalmers Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:31  
  07:31
[MIN 60-64]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:31 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  07:31 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  07:31  
Bosh Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  07:17  
  07:12 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  07:10  
Napier 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:6 Def:8)  06:57  
Whiteside Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:55
[MIA 66-60]
 
Chalmers Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:41  
Bosh Substitution replaced by Granger  06:41  
  06:41
[MIN 61-66]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:41 Rubio Substitution replaced by Williams 
  06:41
[MIN 62-66]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  06:34 Williams Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Chalmers Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  06:25  
  06:13 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (4 ST)  06:02  
Granger Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53
[MIN 63-66]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:53 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
  05:53
[MIN 64-66]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:49  
Napier 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (4 AST)  05:39
[MIA 69-64]
 
  05:17 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Deng (2 ST) 
  05:04 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  04:50  
Whiteside Putback Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:49
[MIA 71-64]
 
  04:37
[MIN 66-71]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Chalmers Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  04:37  
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Cole  04:37  
  04:37 Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:7 Def:9)  04:37  
Whiteside Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST)  04:24
[MIA 73-66]
 
  04:06 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:7 Def:10)  04:04  
Deng 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Napier (6 AST)  03:53
[MIA 76-66]
 
  03:41
[MIN 69-76]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Whiteside Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Napier (7 AST)  03:20
[MIA 78-69]
 
  03:02
[MIN 72-78]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:27 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:26  
Whiteside Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:04  
  02:04 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Whiteside Substitution replaced by Bosh  02:04  
Deng Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:04  
  02:04 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Young 
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:04
[MIA 79-72]
 
  01:50 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:49  
Napier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  01:39  
  01:35
[MIN 74-79]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST) 
  01:16 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:16
[MIA 80-74]
 
Napier Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:16  
Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:16
[MIA 81-74]
 
  00:54.9 Bennett 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:53.9  
Cole Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:39.9 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:29.6
[MIN 76-81]
Young Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Cole Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:09.6  
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:09.6
[MIA 83-76]
 
  00:00.2 Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:42  
  11:34 Young Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Bosh Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:57
[MIN 78-83]
Bennett Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (9 AST) 
Cole Technical  10:56  
  10:56 Williams Free Throw Technical Missed 
Team Rebound  10:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  10:42  
Bosh Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:34
[MIA 85-78]
 
  10:08 Young Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  10:08 Young Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bosh (1 AST)  09:47
[MIA 88-78]
 
  09:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:46 Bennett Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  09:46 LaVine Substitution replaced by Martin 
  09:40 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:39  
Cole Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:02 Young Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bosh Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:01  
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:37
[MIN 80-88]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (10 AST) 
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:56  
  07:56
[MIN 81-88]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Granger Substitution replaced by Deng  07:56  
  07:56
[MIN 82-88]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Cole Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  07:46  
Cole Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:46  
  07:36
[MIN 85-88]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST)  07:23  
  07:11 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:10 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Andersen Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:09  
  07:09
[MIN 86-88]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Whiteside  07:09  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Chalmers  07:09  
  07:09 Williams Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  07:09
[MIN 87-88]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Whiteside Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST)  06:46
[MIA 90-87]
 
  06:33
[MIN 90-90]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
  06:17 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:17
[MIA 91-90]
 
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:17
[MIA 92-90]
 
Cole Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:02  
  06:02
[MIN 91-92]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:02
[MIN 92-92]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:49 Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Deng Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:33 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:15 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:14  
Deng 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:57 Martin Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:57 Martin Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:49 Young Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:18
[MIN 94-92]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST) 
Bosh Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:18  
  04:18
[MIN 95-92]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
  04:05 Young Foul: Personal Block (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:05
[MIA 93-95]
 
Cole Substitution replaced by Napier  04:05  
Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:05
[MIA 94-95]
 
Napier Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:58  
  03:58 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:58 Team Rebound 
  03:58
[MIN 96-94]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Napier Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:8 Def:10)  03:32  
Napier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (5 ST)  03:27  
  03:24
[MIN 98-94]
Young Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Chalmers Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  03:10  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:9 Def:10)  03:08  
Whiteside Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  03:08  
Whiteside Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  03:08  
Napier Substitution replaced by Cole  03:08  
  02:52 Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (2 BLK) 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:50  
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:35
[MIA 97-98]
 
  02:19 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:18 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:13 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:54
[MIN 100-97]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Deng Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (5 AST)  01:31
[MIA 99-100]
 
  01:10 Dieng Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Whiteside (3 ST) 
  00:57.4  
Bosh Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:50.3
[MIA 101-100]
 
  00:50.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:41.0
[MIN 102-101]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Young (3 AST) 
Whiteside Turnover : Inbound Turnover (4 TO)  00:39.0  
  00:26.9 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:9 Def:11)  00:25.7  
Chalmers Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:03.9  
Cole 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:00.8 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
End of 4th Quarter
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