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Preview | Recap

Kevin Garnett a winner in emotional return to Wolves


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Feb 25 2015 11:54PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) His first game in a Timberwolves uniform in nearly eight years was 30 minutes away, and Kevin Garnett was bouncing off the walls in the locker room he called home for 12 years.

Minnesota owner Glen Taylor pulled him aside and tried to calm him down.

"This is your night, Kevin," Taylor told him. "Just enjoy it."

And it was.

Garnett made an ear-splitting return to Minnesota and his Timberwolves overcame a jittery start to beat Washington 97-77 on Wednesday night.

Garnett, reacquired in a trade from Brooklyn last week, had five points on 2-for-7 shooting with eight rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes in his first game for Minnesota since 2007.

"I've been back before and I never paid attention to how much love is here still for me because I'm too busy being focused on the game," Garnett said about his previous games at Target Center with Boston and Brooklyn. "And tonight it was just over the top.

"I did not know the city missed me like this. I don't think that you can ever wish or ever think the city loves you like this. But to see it is reality and I'm very appreciative."

Standing ovation at the start. Serenaded at the finish. A storybook beginning to what Garnett has called a fairy tale ending to his career.

Kevin Martin scored 28 points and Andrew Wiggins had 19 for the Wolves, who trailed by 15 early after Garnett's stirring reintroduction.

Marcin Gortat had nine points and 15 rebounds for the Wizards, who have lost five in a row and 10 of their last 12. John Wall had five points on 2-for-10 shooting and 10 assists, and Paul Pierce missed the game with a bruised knee.

"We've got to find a way to get out of this slump, man," Garrett Temple said.

Nikola Pekovic had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota, but the night belonged to KG, the charismatic superstar who put this woebegone franchise on the map before getting traded to Boston in 2007.

Garnett made his first appearance on the court about 20 minutes before the game when the rest of the team took the floor, and the fans who have missed him for so long remained standing for the next 25 minutes.

The lights went out and a goose-bump-inducing video was played showing Garnett highlights, whipping the crowd into a frenzy as Kanye West's "Homecoming" blared on the speakers. Garnett sat on the bench with his head down the entire time, but popped up as his name was announced and a thunderous ovation rained down from the 19,856 in attendance.

"Sending chills through my body watching the (hashtag)Twolves announce KG to the home crowd during intros!" tweeted LeBron James, who made his own homecoming to Cleveland this season.

He went through the routine he made famous here, butting his head on the basketball support, knocking knuckles with his teammates as he walked to the scorer's table and dusting those sitting in the area with a chalk toss.

All the energy may have been a little too much for the Wolves early. They missed 13 of their first 14 shots and fell behind 18-3.

"I think how we started the game shows how shocked we were," Ricky Rubio said. "We were like, `Damn, this is big."'

Target Center has been so quiet during the 7 1/2 years Garnett was away. The Wolves were 187-426 since trading him, never once sniffing a playoff berth.

They've had seven head coaches, three general managers and 143 starting lineups, prompting fans' eyes to glaze over every time the team trumpeted a new and improved rebuilding plan.

The only time the building really came to life was on the nights Garnett returned with the Celtics and Nets. Sure, they might get 17,000 when James or Kobe Bryant came to town, but fans mostly stayed away or ignored the team altogether.

Now that he's back, even if he's 38, Garnett still serves as a symbol for the only truly successful period the franchise has ever known. So for one night at least, they weren't concerned about how much Garnett has left in the tank, about how their team hasn't made the playoffs in 11 years.

The Wolves outscored Washington 32-18 in the third quarter, with Wiggins and Rubio leading the charge. The two fresh faces of the Wolves rebuild went 1 for 8 in the first half for just three points, but combined to shoot 6 for 9 for 19 points in the third quarter to help build a 14-point lead.

The night ended with Garnett stuffing one last Wizards possession, hollering to the crowd that "It's over! It's over!" and leaving to chants of "KG! KG! KG!"

"Tonight's event was bigger than the game," Wolves coach Flip Saunders said. "It's about bringing a family member back home."

TIP-INS

Wizards: Coach Randy Wittman has deep ties to the Wolves, serving as a longtime assistant and the head coach for two seasons. "He was a joy," he said about Garnett. "He's one of the easiest guys to coach. He listened, worked hard." ... Kris Humphries left the game in the second quarter and did not return because of a strained left hamstring.

Timberwolves: The 77 points allowed were a season-low for the Wolves. ... Blasts from the Wolves' past were everywhere, including Jiggly Boy, a burly fan who takes his shirt off and dances during breaks. This time he had "Welcome Back KG" written on his chest, and Garnett saluted him and chuckled.

UP NEXT

Wizards: Visit Philadelphia on Friday night.

Timberwolves: Visit Chicago on Friday night.


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WAS
MIN
     
    • 37.9%

    • 43.2%

    • 22.2%

    • 30.8%

    • 87.5%

    • 82.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS MIN
Total Rebounds 43 53
Offensive Rebounds 10 10
Turnovers 19 16
Fast Break Pts: 11 9
Biggest Lead: 15 23
Points in the Paint: 36 46
WAS MIN
p Porter   13 Martin   28
rb Gortat   15 Pekovic   13
a Wall   10 Rubio   8
s Temple   2 Rubio   4
b Seraphin   2 2 players   2
 
  • 12/16 - MIN 95 @ WAS 109
  • 02/25 - WAS 77 @ MIN 97
Washington Wizards (33-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
O. Porter F 29:16 6-11 1-2 0-0 -5 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 13
Nene F 24:56 6-12 0-0 0-1 +3 2 2 4 1 1 0 5 0 1 12
M. Gortat C 28:05 4-9 0-0 1-1 -1 2 13 15 0 5 0 0 1 0 9
G. Temple G 25:23 4-11 1-6 2-2 -7 1 3 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 11
J. Wall G 34:39 2-10 1-2 0-0 -16 0 3 3 10 3 1 4 0 0 5
K. Humphries   12:16 2-4 0-0 0-0 -11 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 4
R. Butler   18:59 1-8 0-4 0-0 -15 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 0 1 2
R. Sessions   20:24 1-5 0-0 4-4 -4 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 6
K. Seraphin   18:21 4-8 0-0 0-0 -20 2 1 3 2 4 0 1 2 0 8
M. Webster   15:29 2-5 1-3 0-0 -13 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 0 0 5
D. Gooden   10:23 1-4 0-1 0-0 -11 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
D. Blair   01:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Pierce DND - Bruised Right Knee
Total   240 33-87 4-18 7-8   10 33 43 21 27 5 19 3 4 77
  37.9% 22.2% 87.5%   team rebs: 4 total to: 19
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-43)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 35:53 6-13 0-2 7-9 +16 0 3 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 19
K. Garnett F 18:38 2-7 0-0 1-2 +6 0 8 8 2 1 1 0 2 0 5
N. Pekovic C 34:54 6-14 0-0 3-4 +16 6 7 13 1 1 1 1 0 1 15
K. Martin G 30:33 10-15 2-4 6-7 +10 0 2 2 1 2 2 3 0 0 28
R. Rubio G 30:11 2-9 0-1 2-2 +14 1 6 7 8 3 4 2 0 0 6
A. Payne   17:17 2-5 0-2 0-0 +3 1 6 7 0 2 0 5 0 0 4
G. Neal   27:45 2-5 1-2 2-2 +14 0 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 7
G. Dieng   25:11 3-7 0-0 0-0 +15 2 5 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 6
Z. LaVine   17:49 2-5 1-2 2-2 +6 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 7
L. Brown   01:49 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
A. Bennett DND - Sprained Right Ankle
C. Budinger DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-81 4-13 23-28   10 43 53 17 15 10 16 4 3 97
  43.2% 30.8% 82.1%   team rebs: 6 total to: 18

inactive

  • Wizards: Beal
  • Timberwolves: Hummel, Muhammad

technical fouls

  • Wizards: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #12 Violet Palmer, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 19856
  • Duration: 2:04
Washington Wizards (41-34) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Gortat (Garnett gains possession)
  11:44 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Temple (1 ST) 
  11:43 Martin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Temple Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:43
[WAS 1-0]
 
Temple Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:43
[WAS 2-0]
 
  11:22 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:20 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Gortat Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:17  
  11:17 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:17 Team Rebound 
  11:17
[MIN 1-2]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
Temple Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:59  
Nene Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  10:51  
  10:48 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (1 AST)  10:33
[WAS 4-1]
 
Wall Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:23  
  10:18 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:16 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:15 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:13  
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Temple (1 AST)  10:05
[WAS 7-1]
 
  09:48 Martin Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Temple (2 ST) 
Temple Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:44
[WAS 9-1]
 
  09:44 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:31 Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Nene Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  09:19  
  09:07 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:06  
Porter Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  08:48  
  08:47 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:39 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Team Rebound 
  08:31 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wall (1 ST) 
Porter Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (2 AST)  08:27
[WAS 11-1]
 
  08:06 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Temple Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:05  
Wall 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:56  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:40 Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
Temple Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:38  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:28 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:19 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:10  
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:09  
  07:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:01 Garnett Substitution replaced by Payne 
Nene Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:48  
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:47  
Gortat Tip Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:45 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:34 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:33  
Gortat Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (3 AST)  06:28
[WAS 13-1]
 
  06:15 Martin Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:15 Martin Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Humphries  06:15  
  06:15 Martin Substitution replaced by Neal 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:47 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:46  
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:27
[MIN 3-13]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Humphries Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:09
[WAS 15-3]
 
  04:51 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:49  
Wall Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:36 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:24 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Humphries Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (4 AST)  04:18
[WAS 17-3]
 
  04:18 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:18
[WAS 18-3]
 
Porter Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:09  
  03:55 Payne Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:55 Payne Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Porter Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:49  
Porter Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:49  
Porter Substitution replaced by Butler  03:49  
  03:34
[MIN 5-18]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Humphries Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:06 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:02 Pekovic Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  03:01 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:00
[MIN 7-18]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:15 Payne Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Wall Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:15  
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:46
[MIN 9-18]
Neal Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Butler Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:32  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Seraphin  01:32  
  01:10 Payne Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.8 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:49.9 Dieng Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:48.9  
  00:41.3 Payne Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:41.3
[WAS 20-9]
 
Sessions Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:34.7  
Temple Substitution replaced by Webster  00:34.7  
  00:28.6
[MIN 11-20]
Payne Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:10.4 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  00:10.4 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Humphries Substitution replaced by Wall  00:10.4  
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.2 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 1st Quarter
Washington Wizards (41-34) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:33 LaVine Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Seraphin (1 BLK) 
  11:32 Team Rebound 
  11:30 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:29  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Webster Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:09  
  11:09
[MIN 12-20]
Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:09 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin 
  11:09
[MIN 13-20]
Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Seraphin Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:55
[WAS 22-13]
 
  10:30 Payne Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Humphries (1 ST) 
  10:25 Payne Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:11
[MIN 15-22]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Neal (1 AST) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  09:58
[WAS 25-15]
 
  09:40 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Seraphin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  09:32  
  09:24
[MIN 18-25]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Neal (2 AST) 
Humphries Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  08:58
[WAS 27-18]
 
  08:40 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:39  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
Seraphin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:31  
Seraphin Layup Shot: Missed  08:28  
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:27  
Webster Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:27
[WAS 29-18]
 
Seraphin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:21  
  08:21  
  08:21
[MIN 19-29]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:21
[MIN 20-29]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Humphries Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:07  
Humphries Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:07  
  07:47 Neal Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:43
[MIN 22-29]
Payne Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Seraphin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  07:29
[WAS 31-22]
 
  07:15
[MIN 24-31]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:15  
Butler Substitution replaced by Temple  07:15  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Wall  07:15  
  07:15 Payne Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  07:15 Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Humphries Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:15  
Seraphin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Temple (2 AST)  06:58
[WAS 33-24]
 
  06:40
[MIN 27-33]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Webster Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  06:27  
  06:23
[MIN 29-33]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:49
[MIN 31-33]
Martin Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Webster Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:49  
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Humphries Substitution replaced by Gortat  05:49  
Webster Substitution replaced by Porter  05:49  
Seraphin Substitution replaced by Nene  05:49  
  05:49
[MIN 32-33]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Porter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (5 AST)  05:34
[WAS 35-32]
 
  05:16 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:15 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:13 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:12  
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:41 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:39  
  04:33 LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:33 Dieng Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  04:33 Neal Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  04:33 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:27
[WAS 37-32]
 
Nene Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:15  
  04:15
[MIN 33-37]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:15 Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:15  
Porter Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:44 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:43 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:32
[MIN 35-37]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Wall Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  03:17  
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  03:08  
  03:03 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Temple Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:02  
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wall (6 AST)  02:55
[WAS 40-35]
 
  02:37 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST)  02:37  
Temple Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:34  
  02:34
[MIN 36-40]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:34
[MIN 37-40]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:22  
  02:02
[MIN 39-40]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Porter Substitution replaced by Webster  01:51  
Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wall (7 AST)  01:38
[WAS 42-39]
 
  01:19
[MIN 41-42]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  01:10  
  01:08 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Webster (1 ST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.9 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Gortat Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:31.7  
  00:31.7
[MIN 42-42]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:31.7 Martin Substitution replaced by Neal 
Gortat Substitution replaced by Seraphin  00:31.7  
Nene Substitution replaced by Gooden  00:31.7  
  00:31.7 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:31.7  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
Seraphin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:14.9  
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK)  00:00.9  
  00:00.2 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Washington Wizards (41-34) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Porter Jump Shot: Missed  11:48  
  11:46 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:34
[MIN 44-42]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Temple Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:14
[WAS 44-44]
 
  10:59 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:58 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  10:48 Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  10:47  
Temple Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  10:36
[WAS 46-44]
 
Temple Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:22  
  10:22
[MIN 45-46]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  10:22
[MIN 46-46]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Porter (1 AST)  10:07
[WAS 48-46]
 
  09:59
[MIN 48-48]
Rubio Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:42 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  09:32
[MIN 51-48]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Temple Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:02
[MIN 53-48]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:59  
  08:50 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  08:41  
  08:36 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  08:35  
Porter 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gortat Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:12  
  08:04 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  08:03  
Temple Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  07:44
[MIN 55-48]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Gortat Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:15 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  07:13 Pekovic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  07:13 Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  06:56  
  06:42 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  06:41  
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:24 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Team Rebound 
Porter Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:24  
Nene Substitution replaced by Seraphin  06:24  
  06:18 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Team Rebound 
Gortat Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:17  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Gooden  06:17  
Seraphin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:14  
  06:14
[MIN 56-48]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:14
[MIN 57-48]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wall Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Temple (3 AST)  05:59
[WAS 50-57]
 
Wall Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:50  
  05:50
[MIN 58-50]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:50 Martin Substitution replaced by Neal 
  05:50
[MIN 59-50]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wall Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:29
[MIN 61-50]
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Temple Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:17  
Temple Substitution replaced by Butler  05:17  
  04:59
[MIN 63-50]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  04:45  
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:44  
Porter Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gooden (1 AST)  04:39
[WAS 52-63]
 
  04:16
[MIN 65-52]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Porter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:02
[WAS 54-65]
 
  03:45
[MIN 67-54]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Butler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:45  
  03:45
[MIN 68-54]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Butler Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:40  
Butler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:30  
  03:30
[MIN 69-54]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Wall Substitution replaced by Sessions  03:30  
  03:30
[MIN 70-54]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Porter Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Seraphin (1 AST)  03:18
[WAS 56-70]
 
  03:03 Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:02  
Seraphin Hook Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Seraphin Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:40  
  02:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:40 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  02:40
[MIN 71-56]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:40
[MIN 72-56]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
Team Rebound  02:22  
  02:22 Neal Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:12  
Porter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:10  
Porter Tip Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:49 Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:48  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:40 Pekovic Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  01:38 LaVine Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  01:38 LaVine Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:27 LaVine Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:27
[WAS 57-72]
 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:27
[WAS 58-72]
 
  01:09 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:46.9
[MIN 74-58]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Seraphin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:37.1
[WAS 60-74]
 
  00:29.8 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:28.8 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:03.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:01.5  
Gooden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:41  
Gooden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (8 AST)  11:27
[WAS 62-74]
 
  11:08
[MIN 76-62]
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Butler Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:45
[WAS 64-76]
 
  10:24
[MIN 78-64]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (2 BLK)  10:12  
  10:11 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:50 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin 
  09:50 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Payne 
  09:47
[MIN 80-64]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
  09:36 Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wall Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  09:34  
  09:20 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:19  
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:58
[MIN 82-64]
Martin Floating Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:26 Payne Turnover : Traveling (5 TO) 
  08:26  
Gooden Substitution replaced by Gortat  08:26  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:47 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:45  
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:25 Neal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:24  
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:17 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:54 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:52  
Butler Substitution replaced by Webster  06:52  
Nene Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:39
[WAS 66-82]
 
  06:17 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  06:17 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Nene Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wall (9 AST)  06:09
[WAS 68-82]
 
  06:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:08 Payne Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  06:08 Neal Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  06:08 Dieng Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:48
[MIN 84-68]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
  05:32 Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wall (10 AST)  05:18
[WAS 70-84]
 
Sessions Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:07  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Porter  05:07  
Gortat Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:02  
  05:02
[MIN 85-70]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:02 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:13)  05:02  
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:39 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:37  
Nene Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:22
[WAS 72-85]
 
  04:22 Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:22  
  04:22 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Webster Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:15  
  03:58 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:58 Team Rebound 
  03:58 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST)  03:50  
  03:43
[MIN 87-72]
Wiggins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:42  
Nene Substitution replaced by Seraphin  03:42  
Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:16 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:01
[MIN 89-72]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Wall Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:01  
Wall Substitution replaced by Sessions  03:01  
  03:01
[MIN 90-72]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:21
[MIN 92-72]
Martin Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Webster Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  02:13  
  01:49 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:49 Garnett Substitution replaced by Payne 
  01:49 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  01:49 Rubio Substitution replaced by Brown 
  01:49 Wiggins Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  01:49 Martin Substitution replaced by Neal 
Gortat Substitution replaced by Blair  01:49  
Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:07
[MIN 95-72]
Neal 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Seraphin Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  00:58.5  
Seraphin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:58.5  
  00:46.9 Brown Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Seraphin (2 BLK) 
Blair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:44.8  
  00:39.0 Brown Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:39.0
[WAS 73-95]
 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:39.0
[WAS 74-95]
 
  00:26.1
[MIN 97-74]
LaVine Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Porter 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Seraphin (2 AST)  00:16.8
[WAS 77-97]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
2nd Southeast
46
36
6-4
29-12
17-24
MIN
5th Northwest
16
66
0-10
9-32
7-34
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Beal 25.2
Gortat 10.0
Wall 12.5
2 players 2.0
Wall 2.3
MIN
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