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Timberwolves hold off short-handed Suns, 111-109


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Feb 21 2015 12:22AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Worn down Minnesota Timberwolves fans packed Target Center on Friday night, anticipating the arrival of the team's brightest star of the past.

Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio and the rest of the finally-healthy Wolves showed them the future might not be so bad, either.

Kevin Martin scored 28 points and Wiggins added 20 to lead Minnesota over the stumbling Phoenix Suns 111-109.

Rubio had 10 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds for the Wolves (12-42), who played their final home game before the highly anticipated return of franchise icon Kevin Garnett.

"I talked to the guys. ... We are playing for the future, for next year," Rubio said. "The future starts right now."

Markieff Morris scored 31 points for the Suns, who have lost six of seven to fall behind Oklahoma City in the race for the final Western Conference playoff spot. The Suns dressed only 10 players after trading Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas and three others on Thursday.

"We made some bad plays and some not smart things; when we make a run all of a sudden we do something crazy," coach Jeff Hornacek said. "But in the second half we scored what, 67 points? So you can't wait until the second half to start playing in these games."

Gorgui Dieng had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Wiggins scored a tough bucket in traffic for a 110-107 lead with 17.6 seconds left to help seal the win.

Wiggins also threw down a soaring dunk in the third quarter and finished with his 17th 20-point game of the season, more than all other rookies combined.

The Wolves reacquired Garnett from Brooklyn for Thaddeus Young on Thursday when the 38-year-old forward waived his no-trade clause to return to his original team. A robust crowd turned out Friday in Minnesota, but Garnett is not expected to play for the Wolves until Wednesday night at home against Washington.

Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris combined for 16 points in the first 8:30 of the fourth for the Suns to help turn a 14-point, second-quarter deficit into a 103-102 lead with 3 minutes to go.

But Nikola Pekovic, who struggled all night against Alex Len's defense, hit two key layups and Wiggins hung in the air and scored through contact from Markieff Morris to help the Wolves squeak one out.

The Suns were short-handed after a seismic roster overhaul on Thursday that sent Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic to Miami; Thomas to Boston; and Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee to Milwaukee. The Suns are getting Brandon Knight from Milwaukee and Marcus Thornton from Boston, but they weren't expected to join the team until Saturday in Chicago.

It was a startlingly large makeover for a team that held the eighth seed in the powerful Western Conference, but general manager Ryan McDonough's hand was forced by Goran Dragic's insistence he planned to sign elsewhere in the offseason.

Free of having to share the ball with Goran Dragic and Thomas, Eric Bledsoe got off to a slow start. He went 0 for 4 in the first half and was thoroughly outplayed by Rubio, who helped the Wolves surge to a 14-point lead in the second quarter.

Bledsoe scored 10 in the third but was scoreless in the fourth and finished with 12 points.

"Honestly, I think we need to stay off social media and just stay away from that, just keep everything in house and focus on ourselves and focus on this team," Markieff Morris said. "We've still got a chance to make the playoffs and we've just got to stay together."

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TIP-INS

Suns: Len had 11 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high six blocks. Marcus Morris scored 14 for the Suns. ... C Earl Barron was signed to a 10-day contract to help the frontcourt depth after Plumlee's departure.

Timberwolves: Anthony Bennett started at PF in place of Young, but left in the second quarter with a bruise on his lower right leg and did not return. ... A line more than 200 long filed into Target Center before the game for a season-ticket promotion after the Garnett trade.

JUST A TASTE

Even though Garnett wasn't in the building, the Wolves still welcomed him back. His picture was shown briefly to close the introduction video after a message that read, "Big things are coming." The team played a 30-second video of highlights as well. The references drew some of the loudest cheers of the night.

UP NEXT

Suns: Visit Chicago on Saturday.

Timberwolves: Visit Houston on Monday.


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PHX
MIN
     
    • 44.9%

    • 46.5%

    • 41.2%

    • 26.7%

    • 71.0%

    • 71.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 48 51
Offensive Rebounds 17 17
Turnovers 13 14
Fast Break Pts: 10 20
Biggest Lead: 3 14
Points in the Paint: 48 40
PHX MIN
p Morris   31 Martin   28
rb Len   10 Dieng   12
a 2 players   6 Rubio   14
s Wright   2 2 players   2
b Len   6 3 players   2
 
  • 01/07 - PHX 113 @ MIN 111
  • 01/16 - MIN 99 @ PHX 110
  • 02/20 - PHX 109 @ MIN 111
  • 03/11 - MIN 97 @ PHX 106
Phoenix Suns (29-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 27:27 4-8 1-3 2-5 -5 3 6 9 2 4 1 1 1 0 11
M. Morris F 36:57 12-21 1-2 6-7 -2 2 2 4 2 2 1 2 2 2 31
A. Len C 35:03 4-10 0-0 3-3 -7 5 5 10 0 2 0 2 6 1 11
G. Green G 30:21 5-14 2-6 0-0 -1 1 0 1 6 5 1 0 0 0 12
E. Bledsoe G 36:19 4-11 0-2 4-6 -8 1 6 7 6 4 0 4 0 2 12
M. Morris   24:30 5-9 2-3 2-4 +4 1 4 5 2 3 1 2 0 1 14
A. Goodwin   21:09 3-6 1-1 5-6 +5 0 3 3 4 4 1 2 0 1 12
B. Wright   14:40 2-4 0-0 0-0 +5 2 4 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 4
T. Warren   11:44 1-6 0-0 0-0 -2 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
R. Bullock   01:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Granger NWT - Trade
B. Knight NWT - Trade
M. Thornton NWT - Trade
Total   240 40-89 7-17 22-31   17 31 48 23 28 8 13 9 7 109
  44.9% 41.2% 71.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 37:27 9-15 0-1 2-2 -5 2 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 20
A. Bennett F 08:36 1-4 0-0 0-0 +6 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
N. Pekovic C 35:54 5-16 0-0 6-8 +4 5 6 11 0 5 0 3 2 5 16
K. Martin G 35:12 10-16 1-6 7-9 +8 1 5 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 28
R. Rubio G 37:09 2-10 1-3 5-6 +14 0 8 8 14 5 2 3 0 1 10
Z. LaVine   10:56 2-4 0-0 2-3 -12 1 0 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 6
G. Dieng   37:42 6-8 0-0 3-6 -2 4 8 12 1 3 0 2 2 1 15
A. Payne   13:30 0-5 0-2 1-2 -3 1 3 4 0 5 0 0 2 0 1
S. Muhammad   12:43 3-4 0-0 1-2 -6 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 7
G. Neal   10:51 2-4 2-3 0-0 +6 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
L. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Budinger DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-86 4-15 27-38   17 34 51 24 28 7 14 7 9 111
  46.5% 26.7% 71.1%   team rebs: 9 total to: 14

inactive

  • Suns: Marshall, Salmons
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Hummel

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 15

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #11 Derrick Collins, #34 Kevin Cutler, #48 Scott Foster
  • Attendance: 14077
  • Duration: 2:25
Phoenix Suns (38-38) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Len
(12:00) [MIN] Pekovic Violation:Jump Ball
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST)  11:48
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:34
[MIN 2-2]
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST)  11:15
[PHX 4-2]
 
  10:58 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Len (1 BLK) 
  10:57 Team Rebound 
  10:55
[MIN 4-4]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Len Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  10:37  
Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:36  
  10:29 Wiggins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:29 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:15
[PHX 6-4]
 
  10:01
[MIN 6-6]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:39 Bennett Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:38 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:35 Bennett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (2 BLK) 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:34  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  09:18
[PHX 9-6]
 
  08:56 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
  08:55 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:40  
  08:40
[MIN 7-9]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:40
[MIN 8-9]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Tucker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:19 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:17 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:13
[MIN 10-9]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:54  
Len Running Hook Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:40
[MIN 12-9]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:21  
  07:11
[MIN 14-9]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:54 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:50  
  06:41 Bennett Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:11 Pekovic Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:09  
Mark Morris Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  05:57
[PHX 11-14]
 
  05:39
[MIN 16-11]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Bledsoe Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:29  
  05:28 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:14
[MIN 18-11]
Bennett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:49
[MIN 20-11]
Rubio Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  04:34  
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:33  
Len Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:32
[PHX 13-20]
 
  04:16 Bennett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (3 BLK) 
  04:15 Bennett Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:14  
  04:14
[MIN 21-13]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  04:14  
  04:14 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  04:14
[MIN 22-13]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Len Layup Shot: Missed  03:58  
Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:57  
Len Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:56
[PHX 15-22]
 
  03:45 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:43  
Bledsoe Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  03:39  
Bledsoe Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  03:37  
  03:37 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Green Substitution replaced by Goodwin  03:37  
Len Substitution replaced by Wright  03:37  
  03:30 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:27  
  03:24 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  03:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:24 Bennett Substitution replaced by Payne 
  03:24 Martin Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:24
[PHX 16-22]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:24  
  03:24 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:01 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST)  02:44
[PHX 18-22]
 
Goodwin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:32  
  02:32 Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:32 Team Rebound 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Warren  02:32  
  02:32
[MIN 23-18]
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:17 Payne Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:53 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Goodwin (1 AST)  01:36
[PHX 20-23]
 
  01:36 Payne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  01:36
[PHX 21-23]
 
  01:23 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:22  
  01:22 Muhammad Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:22  
Team Rebound  01:22  
Marc Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:22
[PHX 22-23]
 
  01:04
[MIN 25-22]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:40.9 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:39.9  
Goodwin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:31.7
[PHX 24-25]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:09.3  
  00:09.3
[MIN 26-24]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:09.3 Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:09.3  
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (38-38) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[MIN 28-24]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Warren Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
Warren Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:30  
Warren Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:28
[PHX 26-28]
 
  11:19 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Goodwin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Goodwin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  11:05  
  11:01
[MIN 30-26]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
Goodwin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST)  10:40
[PHX 29-30]
 
  10:24 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:22  
  10:20 Muhammad Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  10:20 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Neal 
  10:12 LaVine Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  10:12 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Marc Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  10:09  
  10:04
[MIN 32-29]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  10:04  
  10:04
[MIN 33-29]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed Block: Payne (1 BLK)  09:46  
  09:44 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bledsoe Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:35  
  09:30 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:29  
  09:24 Neal Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:24  
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:24
[PHX 30-33]
 
  09:09 Payne Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:08 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:07 Payne Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Len  09:07  
  09:07 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Martin 
  09:07 Jump Ball Dieng vs Wright (Warren gains possession) 
  09:07 Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Goodwin (2 AST)  08:57
[PHX 32-33]
 
  08:32
[MIN 35-32]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Warren Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Wright Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  08:05  
  08:05  
Warren Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:55  
  07:55
[MIN 36-32]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:55
[MIN 37-32]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  07:40  
  07:39 Team Rebound 
Len Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:39  
  07:39 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:39 Team Rebound 
Wright Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  07:39  
  07:39
[MIN 38-32]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (3 TO)  07:25  
  07:07 Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:06  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:37 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Len (4 BLK) 
  06:36 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:34 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (5 BLK) 
Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:33  
Len Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:22 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:05
[MIN 40-32]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Warren Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:37 Pekovic Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  05:37 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Warren Substitution replaced by Green  05:37  
Goodwin Substitution replaced by Tucker  05:37  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:59 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:58  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  04:52  
Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:50  
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:45 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:39
[MIN 42-32]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Neal (1 AST) 
Mark Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  04:18  
  04:13
[MIN 45-32]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:11  
  04:11 Neal Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Bledsoe Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  04:01  
Bledsoe Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  04:01  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Goodwin  04:01  
Len Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:51  
  03:51 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:51 Team Rebound 
  03:51
[MIN 46-32]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:24 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:23 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:07 Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Goodwin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:05  
  03:02 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:02
[PHX 33-46]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Team Rebound 
  02:50 Dieng Dunk Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:48 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:47  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:33  
Goodwin Jump Shot: Missed  02:27  
Len Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:26  
Len Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:25
[PHX 35-46]
 
  02:25 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Len Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  02:25
[PHX 36-46]
 
Goodwin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:10  
  02:10
[MIN 47-36]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:10 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:10  
Len Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:51  
Green Substitution replaced by Bullock  01:51  
  01:34
[MIN 49-36]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  01:10  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:08  
Mark Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:06
[PHX 38-49]
 
  00:53.0 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mark Morris (1 BLK) 
  00:52.8 Team Rebound 
  00:44.6
[MIN 52-38]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:36.2
[PHX 40-52]
 
  00:21.8 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Goodwin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:20.9  
  00:04.6 Rubio Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:04.6
[PHX 41-52]
 
Len Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  00:04.6  
  00:04.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:04.6 Martin Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Goodwin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:04.6
[PHX 42-52]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (38-38) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  11:32
[PHX 45-52]
 
  11:10 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:09  
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST)  10:52
[PHX 47-52]
 
  10:35
[MIN 54-47]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  09:58 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:57  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:44
[MIN 56-47]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  09:29  
  09:15 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:14 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:12  
  09:12
[MIN 57-47]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:12 Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:12  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Green (3 AST)  08:56
[PHX 49-57]
 
  08:43
[MIN 60-49]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Green (4 AST)  08:27
[PHX 52-60]
 
  08:15 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST) 
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST)  08:11
[PHX 54-60]
 
  07:53 Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:52  
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:40
[PHX 56-60]
 
  07:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:15
[MIN 62-56]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:48
[PHX 58-62]
 
  06:25 Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST)  06:03
[PHX 60-62]
 
  05:46 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:45  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:27 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (6 BLK) 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:26  
Tucker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:18
[PHX 62-62]
 
  05:18 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:18 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Payne 
Len Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  05:18  
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:18  
  05:18 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:56 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Tucker (1 BLK) 
  04:55 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:54
[MIN 64-62]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:44
[PHX 64-64]
 
  04:29
[MIN 66-64]
Wiggins Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:02  
  04:02
[MIN 67-64]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  04:02 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Green Substitution replaced by Goodwin  04:02  
  04:02
[MIN 68-64]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Mark Morris Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  03:55  
Mark Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:55  
  03:46
[MIN 70-64]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
  03:36 Payne Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:36
[PHX 65-70]
 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Wright  03:36  
Marc Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:36  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:35  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  03:31
[PHX 68-70]
 
  03:13
[MIN 72-68]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  03:05 LaVine Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:05
[PHX 69-72]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:05
[PHX 70-72]
 
  02:51 Wiggins Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:50  
  02:42 Payne Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:42
[PHX 71-72]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:42  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:41  
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST)  02:37
[PHX 73-72]
 
  02:10 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:06 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:05 Payne Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
  02:04 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:02  
  02:02
[MIN 73-73]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:02 Martin Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Warren  02:02  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Green  02:02  
  02:02
[MIN 74-73]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Marc Morris Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:49  
  01:39 Muhammad Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Warren (1 ST) 
  01:32 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:32
[PHX 74-74]
 
Goodwin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:32
[PHX 75-74]
 
  01:19
[MIN 76-75]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Warren Jump Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:03 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:59.8 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Goodwin (1 ST) 
Goodwin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:LaVine (2 ST)  00:47.9  
Goodwin Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  00:47.1  
  00:35.9 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:33.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:27.4
[MIN 78-75]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Goodwin Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:07.8
[PHX 77-78]
 
  00:01.8
[MIN 80-77]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  00:01.8  
  00:01.8 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:01.8  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Goodwin Layup Shot: Missed  11:47  
Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:46  
Warren Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:42  
Marc Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:39
[PHX 79-80]
 
  11:24 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:23  
  11:13 LaVine Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  11:13
[PHX 80-80]
 
Warren Substitution replaced by Len  11:13  
  11:13 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Goodwin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  11:06 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:05  
Len Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (2 AST)  10:51
[PHX 82-80]
 
  10:36 Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:34  
Goodwin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Payne (2 BLK)  10:27  
  10:26 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:24
[MIN 82-82]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST) 
Green Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  10:24  
  10:24 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  10:23 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:13 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST) 
Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:06  
Team Rebound  10:05  
  10:05 Payne Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) 
  10:05 Payne Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Green Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Goodwin (3 AST)  10:01
[PHX 84-82]
 
  09:50
[MIN 85-84]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:50  
Len Jump Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:12 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
Green Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Goodwin (4 AST)  09:07
[PHX 86-85]
 
Goodwin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:54  
  08:54
[MIN 86-86]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Goodwin Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  08:54  
Wright Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  08:54  
  08:54
[MIN 87-86]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Marc Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:45
[PHX 88-87]
 
Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:35  
  08:35
[MIN 88-88]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:35
[MIN 89-88]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:13  
  08:12 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  07:56 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:56  
Team Rebound  07:56  
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  07:56
[PHX 89-89]
 
  07:44 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mark Morris (2 BLK) 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:42  
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Green (5 AST)  07:38
[PHX 91-89]
 
  07:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:36 Neal Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:36 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Martin 
  07:19
[MIN 91-91]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Green (6 AST)  06:57
[PHX 93-91]
 
  06:35 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:25
[MIN 93-93]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST)  06:04
[PHX 96-93]
 
  05:47
[MIN 95-96]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Green Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  05:47  
  05:47
[MIN 96-96]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS) 
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST)  05:28
[PHX 99-96]
 
  05:15 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:12 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:59
[MIN 98-99]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK)  04:46  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:44  
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  04:43  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:43  
  04:43 Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  04:43
[PHX 100-98]
 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  04:43
[PHX 101-98]
 
  04:30 Pekovic Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  04:30 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:12 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Green Foul: Personal Block (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:06  
  04:06
[MIN 99-101]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Green Substitution replaced by Tucker  04:06  
  04:06
[MIN 100-101]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  03:38
[MIN 102-101]
Martin Running Bank shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS)  03:20
[PHX 103-102]
 
  03:01 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:00 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  02:59
[MIN 104-103]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Len Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (2 BLK)  02:41  
  02:39 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:21 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  02:20  
Team Timeout : Short  02:14  
  02:14  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  01:50 Rubio Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  01:50 Rubio Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:33 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  01:12
[MIN 106-103]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (13 AST) 
Len Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
Len Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  00:53.5  
  00:53.5 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:53.5
[PHX 104-106]
 
Len Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:53.5
[PHX 105-106]
 
Bledsoe Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:46.5  
  00:46.5
[MIN 107-105]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:46.5
[MIN 108-105]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:46.5  
  00:34.3 Rubio Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:34.3
[PHX 106-108]
 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:34.3
[PHX 107-108]
 
  00:34.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:17.6
[MIN 110-107]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rubio (14 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:17.6  
Len Substitution replaced by Green  00:17.6  
  00:17.6 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Neal 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:12.5  
  00:11.5 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
Mark Morris Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:11.5  
  00:11.5 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:11.5 Team Rebound 
  00:11.5
[MIN 111-107]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:04.9  
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:02.3
[PHX 109-111]
 
Marc Morris Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:01.7  
  00:01.7 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:01.7 Team Rebound 
  00:01.7 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:01.7  
End of 4th Quarter
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