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Leonard, Spurs roll past Timberwolves 123-97



Posted Mar 15 2015 10:57PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs were on their way to a blowout victory when they got a big scare.

San Antonio lost Manu Ginobili to a sprained right ankle in the third quarter of a 123-97 win over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

"He will be out for a good week, I'm sure," coach Gregg Popovich said. "A week to 10 days."

It looked as if Ginobili would be out for a much longer period after he went up for a one-handed rebound and landed on the side of Gorgui Dieng's left foot with 43 seconds left in the third.

The 13-year veteran remained on the court for a couple of minutes, rocking on his side and holding his right ankle in agony. He was helped to the back by Tim Duncan and Spurs trainer Will Sevening, hopping on his left foot and unable to place any weight on the injured ankle.

"Fortunately, it's not as bad as they thought," Duncan said. "Hopefully he can be back pretty quickly. We need what he brings to our game."

Ginobili was one of eight Spurs in double figures, finishing with 11 points. San Antonio shot 58 percent from the field and set a season high with 38 assists.

"That's what they do, they all play as a unit," Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins said. "They swing the ball. If one person doesn't have the shot, they swing it, swing it. They are a very unselfish team, that's why they are one of the best teams in the league."

Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points for San Antonio, and Danny Green and Marco Belinelli had 13 apiece.

The Spurs (41-24), who were coming off a 128-125 overtime loss to Kyrie Irving and Cleveland on Thursday night, moved into fifth place in the Western Conference for the first time since Dec. 14.

"We're turning that corner," Duncan said. "We're heading in the right direction. A huge loss the last game; felt like we gave that one away, but other than that, we're on the right track. We got the guys starting to feel their own rhythms and starting to play well. We're feeding off of that."

The Spurs were unable to overcome Irving's 57 points in the loss to the Cavs, but they bounced back quite nicely against the lowly Timberwolves. San Antonio opened the game on an 8-2 run and never trailed.

The Timberwolves had only eight players available due to injuries. Kevin Martin scored 19 points, Zach LaVine had 18 and Wiggins finished with 13.

Leonard's defense on Wiggins played a key role in a 13-0 run midway through the third quarter that lifted San Antonio to an 86-56 lead. The Spurs outscored the Timberwolves 33-13 in the period.

Leonard stripped Wiggins and fed Green for a fast-break layup during the decisive run and then stripped Wiggins again near half-court, eventually leading to a running one-handed dunk by Tiago Splitter off Green's pass.

"Kawhi Leonard had a first half that he probably didn't want to have," Martin said. "I'm sure Pop let him know about it and he came out and just changed the whole game."

Leonard had five of San Antonio's 13 steals.

"Just going out there with a focus of getting my game going defensively and just letting it fall into place," Leonard said.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: G Ricky Rubio (sore right ankle) was listed as probable, but did not play. F Kevin Garnett (sore left knee) and C Nikola Pekovic (sore right ankle) did not play after being listed as questionable. ... The Timberwolves have nine players on their roster in either their rookie or second season in the NBA. The only such player for the Spurs is Kyle Anderson, who is currently playing for their NBA Development League team.

Spurs: C Aron Baynes went to the locker room during the third quarter after being hit in the chest. "He is spasming right now," Popovich said. "But I don't know what that's going to mean until tomorrow probably." ... Duncan had six rebounds, giving him 14,511 for his career. He is within one of Garnett for eighth on the NBA's career list. Boston Celtics Hall of Famer Robert Parish is in seventh with 14,715 career rebounds.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host Brooklyn on Monday.

Spurs: Visit New York on Tuesday.

TRAVELING, REMEMBER THAT?

Popovich and Minnesota coach Flip Saunders both took issue with the lack of calls for traveling. Saunders first told official Tom Washington, "I learned (what traveling is) in seventh grade." A few plays later Popovich smiled when he asked official Leroy Richardson, "Traveling? Is that still a point of emphasis?" Saunders and Popovich then laughed and shrugged their shoulders at each other.

NO KG

Garnett and Duncan have had many battles during their 18-plus years in the league, especially during the postseason during Garnett's initial run with the Timberwolves. The battles were typically heated, with Garnett continually trash-talking Duncan. Duncan was asked if he missed not getting the opportunity to face Garnett on Sunday.

"Um, no particular thoughts," Duncan said. "I assumed he was going to be there and it would have been great, but I don't think it changes anything."


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MIN
SAS
     
    • 44.2%

    • 58.3%

    • 46.7%

    • 54.5%

    • 77.8%

    • 86.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN SAS
Total Rebounds 40 42
Offensive Rebounds 11 6
Turnovers 15 14
Fast Break Pts: 13 23
Biggest Lead: 0 39
Points in the Paint: 40 54
MIN SAS
p Martin   19 Leonard   15
rb Hamilton   10 Diaw   8
a Brown   7 Parker   8
s 2 players   2 Leonard   5
b 2 players   1 Duncan   3
 
  • 11/21 - SAS 121 @ MIN 92
  • 12/06 - MIN 101 @ SAS 123
  • 01/10 - SAS 108 @ MIN 93
  • 03/15 - MIN 97 @ SAS 123
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-51)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 36:59 4-10 0-0 5-6 -32 3 2 5 1 2 0 2 1 1 13
J. Hamilton F 36:49 4-9 1-2 0-0 -20 4 6 10 6 4 1 2 0 1 9
G. Dieng C 31:32 5-13 0-0 0-2 -31 2 4 6 0 3 1 2 1 3 10
K. Martin G 31:56 7-18 2-3 3-3 -30 0 5 5 2 3 1 2 0 1 19
Z. LaVine G 42:14 7-13 3-4 1-2 -24 1 5 6 6 1 0 5 0 0 18
A. Payne   22:47 5-10 0-0 2-2 +8 1 5 6 2 3 2 1 0 0 12
C. Budinger   21:31 3-7 1-4 3-3 0 0 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 10
L. Brown   16:12 3-6 0-2 0-0 -1 0 0 0 7 1 2 1 0 0 6
K. Garnett DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Neal DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Pekovic DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Rubio DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-86 7-15 14-18   11 29 40 25 20 8 15 2 6 97
  44.2% 46.7% 77.8%   team rebs: 4 total to: 16
San Antonio Spurs (41-24)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Leonard F 25:18 6-13 2-2 1-1 +24 1 5 6 1 1 5 0 1 1 15
T. Duncan F 22:25 4-6 0-0 2-2 +23 0 6 6 6 1 1 1 3 0 10
T. Splitter C 19:58 5-6 0-0 2-2 +23 0 5 5 2 1 1 2 1 0 12
D. Green G 15:25 5-8 3-5 0-0 +21 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 13
T. Parker G 24:41 5-10 0-2 1-1 +25 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 1 11
M. Belinelli   20:56 5-10 3-6 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 13
M. Ginobili   18:40 4-5 0-0 3-4 +14 0 3 3 2 0 0 4 1 0 11
B. Diaw   24:34 3-7 1-3 2-2 0 2 6 8 4 3 0 1 0 0 9
A. Baynes   10:32 1-2 0-0 0-0 +5 2 4 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 2
P. Mills   17:23 3-6 1-2 0-0 +1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 7
C. Joseph   16:03 4-5 1-1 1-1 +1 0 2 2 7 0 2 1 0 0 10
J. Ayres   15:03 3-5 0-0 0-0 -2 1 3 4 0 5 0 2 0 0 6
M. Bonner   09:02 1-1 1-1 1-2 -7 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
Total   240 49-84 12-22 13-15   6 36 42 38 17 13 14 6 2 123
  58.3% 54.5% 86.7%   team rebs: 3 total to: 14

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Bennett, Hummel, Muhammad
  • Spurs: Anderson, Williams

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Spurs: Ayres

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #20 Leroy Richardson, #49 Tom Washington, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 18581
  • Duration: 2:07
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59) San Antonio Spurs (48-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Duncan vs Hamilton (Parker gains possession)
  11:38 Duncan Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:37  
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST)  11:24  
  11:14
[SAS 2-0]
Parker Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST)  11:02  
  10:55 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:54  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25 Leonard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:24  
Martin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:16  
  10:06
[SAS 4-0]
Parker Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Splitter (1 BLK)  09:41  
  09:39 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Martin Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:34  
  09:34
[SAS 5-0]
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:34
[SAS 6-0]
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:21
[MIN 2-6]
 
  09:02
[SAS 8-2]
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:51 Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:51
[MIN 3-8]
 
  08:51 Green Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:51
[MIN 4-8]
 
  08:35
[SAS 10-4]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  08:18
[MIN 6-10]
 
  08:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:58  
  07:48 Belinelli Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:39 Leonard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:39
[MIN 7-10]
 
  07:39 Leonard Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:39
[MIN 8-10]
 
  07:20 Belinelli Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hamilton (1 ST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:12  
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  07:08
[MIN 10-10]
 
  06:46
[SAS 12-10]
Splitter Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
Hamilton Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:34  
Hamilton Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:34  
  06:18
[SAS 15-10]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:10  
  06:10 Splitter Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  05:59 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:35
[SAS 17-10]
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (1 AST) 
LaVine Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST)  05:07
[MIN 12-17]
 
  04:59 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:57  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:37
[SAS 19-12]
Parker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  04:28 Diaw Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:28 Duncan Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne  04:28  
LaVine Driving Bank shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:20 Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:59 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:58 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:53
[SAS 22-12]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Baynes (1 AST) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  03:37
[MIN 14-22]
 
  03:27 Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:26  
Payne Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:10
[MIN 16-22]
 
  02:51 Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:49  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:43  
LaVine Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:40
[MIN 18-22]
 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Budinger  02:24  
  02:24 Parker Substitution replaced by Mills 
Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:20  
  02:11 Baynes Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:10 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:06
[SAS 24-18]
Ginobili Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mills (1 AST) 
Payne Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:06  
  02:06
[SAS 25-18]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Payne Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Payne Violation:Kicked Ball  01:45  
  01:35
[SAS 27-18]
Belinelli Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Payne Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:09
[MIN 20-27]
 
  01:00 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (2 AST)  00:48.9
[MIN 23-27]
 
  00:33.9 Mills Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:32.9  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:19.4 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:03.2
[SAS 29-23]
Baynes Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59) San Antonio Spurs (48-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:33
[SAS 32-23]
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Payne Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  11:08
[MIN 25-32]
 
  10:52 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:51  
Brown Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mills (1 ST)  10:48  
Payne Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  10:46  
  10:38 Mills Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:35
[SAS 35-25]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Baynes (2 AST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  10:13  
Team Rebound  10:09  
  10:09 Diaw Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  10:03 Baynes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:03
[MIN 26-35]
 
  10:03 Diaw Substitution replaced by Splitter 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:03
[MIN 27-35]
 
  09:46 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:45  
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  09:39
[MIN 29-35]
 
  09:19 Splitter Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Payne (1 ST) 
Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  09:14  
  09:08
[SAS 38-29]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mills (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:08  
  09:08 Baynes Substitution replaced by Duncan 
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:52  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:51
[MIN 31-38]
 
  08:51 Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  08:51
[MIN 32-38]
 
  08:36 Leonard Layup Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
Brown Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  08:29
[MIN 34-38]
 
  08:19
[SAS 40-34]
Mills Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  07:57  
Team Rebound  07:56  
  07:56 Mills Substitution replaced by Parker 
Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin  07:56  
Payne Substitution replaced by Hamilton  07:56  
Brown Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:40
[MIN 36-40]
 
  07:21
[SAS 42-36]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Splitter (1 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:05
[MIN 39-42]
 
  06:53
[SAS 44-39]
Splitter Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  06:53  
  06:53 Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  06:53
[SAS 45-39]
Splitter Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:39  
Hamilton Tip Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK)  06:38  
  06:37 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:37  
  06:20
[SAS 47-39]
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Duncan (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:14  
Brown Substitution replaced by LaVine  06:14  
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (2 ST)  05:59  
  05:55
[SAS 49-39]
Ginobili Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:40
[MIN 41-49]
 
  05:19 Splitter Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:18  
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:59
[MIN 43-49]
 
  04:36 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:35  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:10
[SAS 51-43]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Splitter (2 AST) 
  03:56 Splitter Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:56  
  03:56 Splitter Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Dieng Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (3 AST)  03:50
[MIN 45-51]
 
  03:36 Ginobili Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:35  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:11  
Hamilton Tip Shot: Missed  03:11  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:10  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
Team Rebound  03:04  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:48 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:47  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  02:40
[MIN 47-51]
 
Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:27  
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:16
[SAS 54-47]
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Diaw (2 AST) 
Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover  01:48  
  01:37 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ginobili (1 BLK)  01:33  
  01:31 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:17 Duncan Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  01:17 Duncan Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:04 Diaw Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:04
[MIN 48-54]
 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:04  
  01:04 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:52.2
[SAS 56-48]
Parker Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Duncan (5 AST) 
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  00:52.2  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Payne  00:52.2  
  00:52.2 Diaw Substitution replaced by Splitter 
  00:52.2
[SAS 57-48]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:38.8  
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.5 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:27.5
[SAS 59-48]
Ginobili Driving Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:27.5  
  00:27.5
[SAS 60-48]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST)  00:06.0
[MIN 50-60]
 
  00:02.6 Parker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
  00:01.6 Team Rebound 
  00:00.0 Parker Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59) San Antonio Spurs (48-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Splitter (1 ST)  11:46  
  11:44
[SAS 62-50]
Leonard Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
Martin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  11:44  
  11:44
[SAS 63-50]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  11:30  
Wiggins Tip Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:28 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:12
[SAS 65-50]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Duncan (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  11:11  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (4 AST)  10:58
[MIN 52-65]
 
  10:46 Duncan Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:45  
LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST)  10:35  
  10:23
[SAS 67-52]
Splitter Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (1 FTA)  10:23  
  10:23
[SAS 68-52]
Splitter Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (5 AST)  10:10
[MIN 54-68]
 
  09:50
[SAS 70-54]
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK)  09:38  
  09:36 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:32 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:31  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:12 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
  09:09 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:06 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:05  
Dieng Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK)  09:02  
  09:00 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:54 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:52  
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:38 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:33
[SAS 72-54]
Duncan Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:33  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:55 Splitter Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Leonard (3 ST)  07:44  
  07:39
[SAS 74-54]
Green Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST) 
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (4 ST)  07:21  
  07:15
[SAS 76-54]
Splitter Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:15  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  07:15  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (3 BLK)  07:00  
  06:59 Splitter Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:53
[SAS 79-54]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Parker (7 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:23 Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:15  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Payne  06:15  
  06:15 Duncan Substitution replaced by Baynes 
  05:59
[SAS 81-54]
Splitter Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Payne Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:33
[MIN 56-81]
 
  05:19 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:18  
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:09 Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:05
[SAS 83-56]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Parker (8 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:51  
  04:51 Baynes Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  04:51 Splitter Substitution replaced by Diaw 
  04:51 Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  04:51 Parker Substitution replaced by Joseph 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:43 Team Rebound 
  04:40 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Payne (2 ST) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: LaVine (5 AST)  04:29
[MIN 58-83]
 
  04:29 Baynes Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:29  
  04:26 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:07
[SAS 86-58]
Diaw 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Joseph (1 AST) 
  03:51 Leonard Violation:Kicked Ball 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:32 Joseph Jump Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:31  
Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (5 ST)  03:15  
Martin Violation:Kicked Ball  03:03  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Budinger  03:03  
  03:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:03 Baynes Substitution replaced by Ayres 
  03:03 Leonard Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
  02:55
[SAS 88-58]
Ayres Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (3 AST) 
  02:39 Ayres Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:06
[SAS 90-58]
Diaw Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Joseph (2 AST) 
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Budinger Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:39  
  01:39
[SAS 91-58]
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:39 Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:36  
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  01:18
[MIN 60-91]
 
  01:03
[SAS 93-60]
Joseph Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.8 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:44.9 Ginobili Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
  00:43.0 Ayres Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:43.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:43.0 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Mills 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:43.0  
Team Rebound  00:43.0  
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:43.0  
  00:42.8 Ayres Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:32.9 Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:31.9  
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  00:21.6
[MIN 62-93]
 
  00:03.7 Ayres Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  00:03.7 Ayres Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  00:03.7 Ayres Technical 
Martin Free Throw Technical (19 PTS)  00:03.7
[MIN 63-93]
 
LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Joseph (1 ST)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:34
[SAS 95-63]
Ayres Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Joseph (3 AST) 
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Joseph (2 ST)  11:21  
  11:13
[SAS 98-63]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Joseph (4 AST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  10:54
[MIN 66-98]
 
  10:37 Mills Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Hamilton Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (4 AST)  10:31
[MIN 68-98]
 
  10:05 Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:04  
Hamilton Running Bank Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brown (5 AST)  09:56
[MIN 70-98]
 
  09:34
[SAS 100-70]
Diaw Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Jump shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:02
[SAS 102-70]
Joseph Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:02  
  09:02 Diaw Substitution replaced by Bonner 
  09:02
[SAS 103-70]
Joseph Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Budinger Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:25  
  08:25  
  08:18
[SAS 105-70]
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Joseph (5 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:56
[MIN 72-105]
 
  07:35
[SAS 108-72]
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Joseph (6 AST) 
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bonner (1 ST)  07:19  
  07:09
[SAS 111-72]
Mills 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Joseph (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:08  
Brown Substitution replaced by Payne  07:08  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Joseph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:37 Mills 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:36  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: LaVine (6 AST)  06:27
[MIN 75-111]
 
  06:02
[SAS 113-75]
Mills Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:39 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:38  
  05:34 Ayres Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:34
[MIN 76-113]
 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Brown  05:34  
  05:34 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:34
[MIN 77-113]
 
Brown Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  05:19  
  05:12 Diaw Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Hamilton Jump Hook Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Ayres Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:43  
  04:43
[SAS 114-77]
Bonner Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:43 Bonner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:43  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:32  
Hamilton Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:32
[MIN 79-114]
 
  04:14 Ayres Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  04:13  
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST)  04:00
[MIN 81-114]
 
  04:00 Ayres Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) 
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  04:00
[MIN 82-114]
 
  03:48 Joseph Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brown (2 ST) 
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:31 Joseph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Budinger Violation:Kicked Ball  03:23  
  03:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:17 Diaw Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Diaw Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:05
[SAS 116-82]
Joseph Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Diaw (4 AST) 
Payne Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (6 AST)  02:52
[MIN 84-116]
 
Payne Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:36  
  02:36
[SAS 117-84]
Diaw Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:36 Joseph Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
  02:36
[SAS 118-84]
Diaw Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
LaVine Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Payne (2 AST)  02:18
[MIN 86-118]
 
  02:00 Diaw Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
  01:59 Ayres Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:59
[SAS 120-86]
Ayres Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  01:49  
Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:48  
  01:48 Belinelli Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:48
[MIN 87-120]
 
  01:48 Mills Substitution replaced by Joseph 
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:48
[MIN 88-120]
 
  01:27 Ayres Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Ayres Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:06 Ayres Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:05  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brown (6 AST)  00:56.4
[MIN 91-120]
 
  00:39.1
[SAS 123-91]
Joseph 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bonner (2 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Brown (7 AST)  00:32.5
[MIN 94-123]
 
  00:08.9 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:07.9  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:00.1
[MIN 97-123]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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MIN
5th Northwest
16
66
0-10
9-32
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3rd Southwest
55
27
9-1
33-8
22-19
 
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2 players 20.3
2 players 11.1
2 players 4.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.3