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Markieff Morris leads Suns past Timberwolves, 106-97


By JOSE M. ROMERO
Posted Mar 12 2015 1:47AM

PHOENIX (AP) T.J. Warren doesn't say much, and perhaps that is what endears him to his Phoenix coaches and teammates.

The rookie forward from North Carolina State scored a career-high 17 points in just over 18 minutes, helping the Suns to a 106-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

"I just want to come in full of confidence and play hard when I'm out there," said Warren, who has seen his minutes and productivity increase over the past couple of weeks.

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said Warren's ability to move well without the ball helps get him scoring chances, and Warren shot 8 of 10. He became the only NBA rookie this season to score at least 17 points while playing less than 20 minutes in a game.

Warren's teammates give him a hard time about his reluctance to express himself.

"But I'm getting used to it," Warren said with a smile.

The Suns could smile, too, after Markieff Morris scored 24 points, Eric Bledsoe had 18 points and nine assists, and Marcus Thornton hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter and finished with 14 points.

Warren's dunk with 3:20 left punctuated the win. He was fouled on the basket and made the free throw to give the Suns a 12-point lead.

"All year long in practice we see what he can do," Hornacek said. "We don't have to call anything for him. He just gets those cuts, and . those cuts open things up and make a difference."

Kevin Martin had 16 points for Minnesota, and second-year player Justin Hamilton recorded a career high with 15. The Timberwolves lost for the sixth time in seven games.

"We had some lapses that caused them to push up the lead," Martin said. "We did some good things, we did some bad things. We'll just keep developing the people on the court and just go from there."

Phoenix led throughout the fourth quarter. Minnesota cut it to six on Martin's basket with 4:45 left, but the Suns pulled away in the closing minutes.

The Timberwolves took their first lead since the opening 2 minutes, at 57-56 on Gorgui Dieng's two free throws with 7:51 left in the third quarter. The Suns responded, with Bledsoe hitting Brandan Wright under the basket for a layup and a 72-65 lead with 2:59 to go.

The Suns pushed it to 11 on Morris' three straight baskets and entered the fourth up 78-69.

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TIP-INS

Timberwolves: C Nikola Pekovic played just 8 minutes before leaving for good in the first quarter with a sore right ankle. ... The game was the 12th in a 14-game stretch that goes through this weekend during which the Timberwolves face 13 teams with at least .500 winning percentages.

Suns: Point guard Brandon Knight is out with a sprained left ankle, so the Suns signed guard Seth Curry to a 10-day contract in time for the game. Curry averaged 23.5 points at Erie of the D-League this season and got into the game near the end. He's the younger brother of Golden State star Stephen Curry. ... The Suns recognized first responders throughout the evening, including during starting lineup introductions.

GARNETT SITS

Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett missed the game to rest a sore knee.

Coach Flip Saunders said Garnett, who last month returned to the Wolves in a trade with Brooklyn, will play Friday night at Oklahoma City. Garnett, in his 20th NBA season, also missed the team's game Monday night against the Clippers in Los Angeles.

Saunders said Garnett hasn't missed practices, but will do so on Thursday.

"When we traded for him and I talked to him, his number one thing (was) `I know we're not going to the playoffs, I'll sit out games but I'm not going to sit out practices, because I can really have an influence in practice with players,"' Saunders said.

STAR WATCH

World Wrestling Entertainment and reality TV stars Nikki and Brie Bella, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler appeared at Wednesday night's game. The Bellas and Bryan live in the Phoenix area. A WWE live event is scheduled this month at the US Airways Center. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs also attended the game.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: At Oklahoma City on Friday night.

Suns: Host Atlanta on Friday night.


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MIN
PHX
     
    • 44.4%

    • 50.0%

    • 7.7%

    • 25.0%

    • 92.3%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN PHX
Total Rebounds 34 45
Offensive Rebounds 12 16
Turnovers 10 16
Fast Break Pts: 12 15
Biggest Lead: 4 14
Points in the Paint: 50 48
MIN PHX
p Martin   16 Morris   24
rb Dieng   7 2 players   9
a Rubio   6 Bledsoe   9
s 5 players   1 Thornton   2
b Hamilton   2 2 players   1
 
  • 01/07 - PHX 113 @ MIN 111
  • 01/16 - MIN 99 @ PHX 110
  • 02/20 - PHX 109 @ MIN 111
  • 03/11 - MIN 97 @ PHX 106
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-49)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 28:35 5-11 0-1 0-0 -14 3 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 10
A. Payne F 28:49 3-9 0-0 4-4 -13 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 10
N. Pekovic C 07:52 0-3 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
K. Martin G 26:10 5-8 0-1 6-7 -10 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 16
R. Rubio G 27:30 4-11 0-4 0-0 -18 2 3 5 6 3 0 1 0 0 8
G. Dieng   30:42 3-4 0-0 4-4 -7 2 5 7 4 4 1 2 0 0 10
G. Neal   20:56 2-8 0-1 5-5 -6 0 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 9
Z. LaVine   20:30 2-8 0-1 4-4 +9 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 8
C. Budinger   19:25 5-7 0-1 0-0 +5 1 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 10
J. Hamilton   28:16 7-12 1-4 0-0 +10 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 2 0 15
L. Brown   01:15 0-0 0-0 1-2 +5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
K. Garnett DND - Rest
Total   240 36-81 1-13 24-26   12 22 34 19 16 5 10 2 2 97
  44.4% 7.7% 92.3%   team rebs: 4 total to: 10
Phoenix Suns (34-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Morris F 29:33 3-12 2-7 0-0 +12 4 5 9 5 1 0 0 1 0 8
M. Morris F 37:00 10-15 0-2 4-4 +25 1 2 3 2 2 1 3 1 0 24
A. Len C 19:01 1-2 0-0 0-0 -4 1 4 5 1 4 0 2 0 0 2
P. Tucker G 34:21 5-11 1-2 0-0 +4 2 4 6 3 2 1 2 0 1 11
E. Bledsoe G 33:54 7-14 2-5 2-2 +22 0 2 2 9 1 1 5 0 1 18
M. Thornton   22:02 6-12 1-5 1-1 -1 1 3 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 14
B. Wright   30:06 5-9 0-0 1-2 +3 3 6 9 2 2 1 0 0 0 11
A. Goodwin   12:52 0-4 0-1 1-2 -9 2 0 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 1
T. Warren   18:42 8-10 0-1 1-2 +2 2 3 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 17
E. Barron   01:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Curry   01:14 0-1 0-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Bullock DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 45-90 6-24 10-13   16 29 45 25 19 7 16 2 2 106
  50.0% 25.0% 76.9%   team rebs: 12 total to: 17

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Bennett, Hummel, Muhammad
  • Suns: Granger, Knight

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Suns: Thornton, Tucker

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #31 Scott Wall, #8 Marc Davis, #74 Curtis Blair
  • Attendance: 17367
  • Duration: 2:04
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59) Phoenix Suns (39-37)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Len vs Payne
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:11  
  11:01 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:01
[MIN 1-0]
 
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:01
[MIN 2-0]
 
  10:53 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Pekovic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:37  
  10:18 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:04
[MIN 4-0]
 
Payne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:45  
  09:45
[PHX 1-4]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:45
[PHX 2-4]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pekovic Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:16
[PHX 5-4]
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Len (1 AST) 
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:47
[PHX 7-4]
Mark Morris Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST) 
Payne Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:25
[MIN 6-7]
 
  08:11
[PHX 9-6]
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  07:58  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:57  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  07:55  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:54  
Wiggins Putback Layup Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:45 Len Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:44 Team Rebound 
  07:34
[PHX 11-6]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:31  
Payne Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:09
[MIN 8-11]
 
  06:50 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  06:46
[MIN 10-11]
 
  06:30
[PHX 13-10]
Marc Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:06
[PHX 16-10]
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST) 
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:44  
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  05:40
[MIN 12-16]
 
  05:21
[PHX 18-12]
Len Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
Payne Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  05:03
[MIN 14-18]
 
  04:44 Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:43 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:32
[PHX 20-14]
Mark Morris Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (2 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Marc Morris (1 BLK)  04:15  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:14  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:11 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:08  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng  04:08  
Martin Substitution replaced by Neal  04:08  
  04:08 Tucker Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  04:03
[PHX 23-14]
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:35 Mark Morris Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:35 Mark Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:35 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  03:35 Len Substitution replaced by Wright 
Neal Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
Rubio Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:12  
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:03  
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Team Rebound 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:41 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:40  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:11
[PHX 25-14]
Wright Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST) 
Neal Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:40 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:39  
Wiggins Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:33
[MIN 16-25]
 
  01:19 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:18  
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  01:09
[MIN 18-25]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:49.3  
  00:44.9 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Goodwin 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  00:40.9  
  00:35.9 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.7  
Neal Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.9 Team Rebound 
  00:04.9 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.5 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:00.2 Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59) Phoenix Suns (39-37)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[PHX 27-18]
Thornton Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST)  11:25
[MIN 20-27]
 
  11:07 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:06 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:04
[PHX 29-20]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:55 Goodwin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Neal Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:47
[MIN 22-29]
 
  10:23 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:22 Goodwin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:22 Goodwin Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:19  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:14  
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:12  
LaVine Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:12
[MIN 24-29]
 
  09:55
[PHX 31-24]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
Neal Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:55  
  09:55
[PHX 32-24]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:29 Goodwin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:28
[PHX 34-24]
Wright Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:21 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:21
[MIN 25-34]
 
Payne Substitution replaced by Hamilton  09:21  
  09:21 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Len 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:21
[MIN 26-34]
 
  09:03 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:02 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:42
[PHX 36-26]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Goodwin (1 AST) 
Dieng Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  08:33
[MIN 28-36]
 
  08:13 Goodwin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  08:13  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:02  
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:51
[MIN 30-36]
 
  07:34 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Neal (1 ST) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:14  
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:09
[MIN 32-36]
 
  06:42 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Neal Substitution replaced by Martin  06:42  
  06:42 Goodwin Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
  06:42 Thornton Substitution replaced by Warren 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:21  
  06:09 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:08  
Hamilton Hook Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:52 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:36 Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Warren Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:33 Warren Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:33  
  05:33 Len Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:33 Wright Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Team Rebound 
  04:54 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:53  
Budinger Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:43
[MIN 34-36]
 
  04:27
[PHX 38-34]
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (3 AST) 
Martin Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:13  
Martin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:13  
  04:04 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:03  
  03:53 Len Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:53
[MIN 35-38]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:53
[MIN 36-38]
 
  03:35 Warren 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:34  
Budinger Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  03:27
[MIN 38-38]
 
  03:07
[PHX 40-38]
Warren Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  02:53
[MIN 40-40]
 
  02:41 Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hamilton (1 BLK) 
  02:41 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:41 Len Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
  02:30
[PHX 42-40]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST) 
  02:11 Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:11
[MIN 41-42]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:11
[MIN 42-42]
 
  02:01 Marc Morris Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:00 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:00
[PHX 44-42]
Warren Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:33 Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:33  
Martin Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:15
[MIN 44-44]
 
  00:55.9 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:54.9 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Hamilton Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:51.1  
  00:51.1
[PHX 46-44]
Warren Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.9 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:29.9
[PHX 48-44]
Warren Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:20.9  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Neal  00:20.9  
Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST)  00:18.9  
  00:15.0
[PHX 50-44]
Warren Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:15.0  
  00:15.0 Warren Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:14.6  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:02.3 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:00.2 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59) Phoenix Suns (39-37)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:46  
  11:46
[PHX 51-44]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  11:46
[PHX 52-44]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST)  11:40  
  11:40 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Payne Substitution replaced by Hamilton  11:40  
  11:40 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Goodwin 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mark Morris (1 BLK)  11:23  
  11:21 Team Rebound 
  11:12 Len Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  11:12 Len Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:00
[MIN 46-52]
 
  10:45 Len Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Hamilton Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  10:38
[MIN 48-52]
 
  10:22 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:21 Goodwin Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
  10:18
[PHX 54-48]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Tucker (3 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:46 Bledsoe Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:46  
Hamilton Layup Shot: Missed  09:38  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:37  
Hamilton Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:37
[MIN 50-54]
 
  09:21 Tucker Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Hamilton Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  09:12
[MIN 52-54]
 
  09:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:52 Mark Morris Turnover : 5 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Hamilton Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  08:43  
  08:31 Tucker Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:26
[PHX 56-52]
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:15 Tucker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:15 Tucker Technical 
Martin Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  08:15
[MIN 53-56]
 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:15
[MIN 54-56]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:15
[MIN 55-56]
 
  08:04 Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:04  
  08:04 Len Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
  08:04 Len Substitution replaced by Wright 
  07:51 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:51
[MIN 56-56]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:51
[MIN 57-56]
 
  07:39 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:38 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:36
[PHX 58-57]
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:21  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:20  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:15 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:04
[PHX 61-57]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:01  
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  06:38
[MIN 59-61]
 
  06:17 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:16 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:06 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:05  
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:59
[MIN 61-61]
 
  05:34 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:33  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST)  05:28  
  05:22
[PHX 63-61]
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Hamilton Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST)  05:03
[MIN 63-63]
 
  04:43
[PHX 65-63]
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  04:24 Bledsoe Violation:Kicked Ball 
Martin Substitution replaced by Payne  04:24  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Neal  04:24  
  04:24 Tucker Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  04:15 Thornton Violation:Kicked Ball 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (4 AST)  04:10
[MIN 65-65]
 
  03:53
[PHX 68-65]
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:37  
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:30  
  03:24
[PHX 70-65]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:58
[PHX 72-65]
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:58  
Neal Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:40 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:13
[PHX 74-65]
Mark Morris Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (5 AST) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:00
[MIN 67-74]
 
  01:44
[PHX 76-67]
Mark Morris Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Payne Dunk Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:22 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:18 Thornton Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:17 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:17
[PHX 78-67]
Mark Morris Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:57.9
[MIN 69-78]
 
  00:34.9 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
  00:34.5 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Goodwin 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  00:34.5  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:19.5  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:43 Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:43
[MIN 70-78]
 
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:43
[MIN 71-78]
 
Neal Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:25  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Budinger  11:25  
  11:18
[PHX 80-71]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Goodwin (2 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:48
[PHX 82-71]
Thornton Step Back Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Hamilton Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:31
[MIN 73-82]
 
  10:19
[PHX 85-73]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Goodwin (3 AST) 
Hamilton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  09:58  
  09:52 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:50  
Neal 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:36 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:18 Goodwin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:17  
  09:15 Goodwin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:15  
LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST)  09:06  
  09:01 Goodwin Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:01 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:01
[PHX 87-73]
Wright Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Budinger Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  08:45
[MIN 75-87]
 
  08:22 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Goodwin Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Neal Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:22  
  08:22 Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:22 Team Rebound 
  08:22
[PHX 88-75]
Goodwin Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:08 Thornton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:08
[MIN 76-88]
 
  08:08 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:08
[MIN 77-88]
 
  07:45 Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:44  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:33 Warren Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  07:33 Warren Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Neal Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  07:24
[MIN 79-88]
 
  07:07 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
  07:04 Goodwin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:04
[MIN 80-88]
 
  07:04 Goodwin Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:04
[MIN 81-88]
 
  06:41
[PHX 90-81]
Warren Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (8 AST) 
Neal Jump Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:13 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:12  
  06:00 Thornton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  06:00 Thornton Technical 
Neal Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  06:00
[MIN 82-90]
 
Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:00
[MIN 83-90]
 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:00  
Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:00
[MIN 84-90]
 
  05:47
[PHX 92-84]
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Payne Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:30 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:21 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:20 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:15  
Neal Substitution replaced by Martin  05:15  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:15  
Payne Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:03  
  05:03 Thornton Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
  04:51 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hamilton (2 BLK) 
Rubio Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:49  
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  04:44
[MIN 86-92]
 
  04:22
[PHX 94-86]
Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
  04:00 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:50
[PHX 96-86]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:49  
Payne Substitution replaced by Dieng  03:49  
  03:39 Warren Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:39  
Team Rebound  03:39  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:39
[MIN 87-96]
 
  03:20
[PHX 98-87]
Warren Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wright (2 AST) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:20  
  03:20
[PHX 99-87]
Warren Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  02:59
[MIN 90-99]
 
  02:33 Mark Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:29  
Dieng Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Warren (1 ST)  02:29  
  02:27
[PHX 101-90]
Warren Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:17 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:17  
  02:17 Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:17 Team Rebound 
  02:17
[PHX 102-90]
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:05
[MIN 92-102]
 
  01:41
[PHX 104-92]
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  01:34  
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:15  
  01:15
[PHX 105-92]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Payne  01:15  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Brown  01:15  
Dieng Substitution replaced by LaVine  01:15  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Budinger  01:15  
  01:15 Warren Substitution replaced by Barron 
  01:15 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  01:15 Tucker Substitution replaced by Warren 
  01:15
[PHX 106-92]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:14 Bledsoe Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:14  
  01:14 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Curry 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:14
[MIN 93-106]
 
  00:58.9 Thornton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Payne (1 ST) 
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  00:55.6
[MIN 95-106]
 
  00:36.9 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:35.9 Team Rebound 
  00:28.9 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:28.2  
Hamilton Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Payne (2 AST)  00:16.9
[MIN 97-106]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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