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Wolves edge Lakers 112-111 in first game since Flip's death


By GREG BEACHAM
Posted Oct 29 2015 2:26AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) With heavy hearts and occupied minds, the Minnesota Timberwolves hung on to win one for Flip.

Ricky Rubio had a career-high 28 points and 14 assists and the Timberwolves rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-111 Wednesday night in their first game since Flip Saunders' death.

When Lou Williams somehow missed a 4-foot runner at the buzzer, Minnesota hugged and celebrated a fortunate break in a cathartic victory. Kevin Martin scored 23 points for the Timberwolves three days after they lost Saunders, the longtime coach and team president who battled Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"I think we had a little help today," Rubio said. "It's been a tough week. It's hard to explain. Everybody went through a lot of pain. But even though Flip's gone, he will stay with us forever."

Saunders' recent death and a pregame moment of silence put both teams in a somber mood in their season opener. Both wore warmup shirts honoring the coach. The Timberwolves' shirts bore the slogan "WE," while the Lakers' said "FLIP."

Minnesota led 111-102 with 2:11 left, but the Lakers finished on a 9-1 run. Williams hit a 3-pointer with 31 seconds left to trim Minnesota's lead to one point. Martin missed a jumper before Williams missed his leaner.

"We stayed together as a team, something that we've been doing a lot this week," said Karl-Anthony Towns, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds in his NBA debut. "(We're) working together as a family and doing a great job of keeping his vision alive. We just seemed to have Coach Saunders on our side, especially with Lou Williams shooting a floater for the game. Nine times out of 10, he hits that. But I think we had a sixth man on the floor."

Kevin Garnett had four points and seven rebounds to begin his 21st NBA season, becoming just the third player in league history to last that long. Garnett, who was persuaded to return to Minnesota by Saunders last season, left the locker room without speaking to reporters.

While No. 1 draft choice Towns had a solid debut for Minnesota, No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell had four points and three turnovers in a quieter debut for the Lakers.

Kobe Bryant scored 24 points in the first game of his 20th season with the Lakers, breaking John Stockton's NBA record for the most seasons with one team. Bryant largely appeared to be his usual spry and aggressive self in his first game since January after his third straight season ended early due to injury, but he missed his final eight shots down the stretch as Minnesota rallied.

"That timing will come back," Bryant said. "I haven't played in a minute."

Williams scored 21 points in his first game with Los Angeles. The Lakers returned from the worst season in franchise history with a taste of their potential, but more disappointment when Williams' shot missed.

"When I let it go, I thought it was a bucket," Williams said. "It's a routine play for me."

JULIUS REDUX

Julius Randle returned to the Lakers' lineup with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Last summer's No. 7 pick broke his leg in last year's opener and missed the rest of the season, but has looked strong and sharp all year.

YOUNG AND OLD

Extremes of youth and experience met at Staples Center: The top two picks faced off in their regular-season debuts for the first time in the 50-year common draft era, while two players with at least 20 seasons of experience faced each other for the first time in NBA history. Both Garnett and Bryant played alongside their current coaches, Sam Mitchell and Byron Scott.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Mitchell, who took over in Saunders' absence, coached his first game for Minnesota. "It's been a tough last couple of days, but the guys, they get a safe haven playing basketball," he said. ... NBA Commissioner Adam Silver attended the game and addressed the Timberwolves in their locker room beforehand.

Lakers: Roy Hibbert had 12 points and 10 rebounds in his first appearance with L.A., making all 10 of his free throws. ... Nick Young had 14 points, including a 3-pointer from 41 feet to beat the first-quarter buzzer.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: At Denver on Friday.

Lakers: At Sacramento on Friday.


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MIN
LAL
     
    • 45.8%

    • 38.9%

    • 25.0%

    • 26.5%

    • 83.8%

    • 91.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAL
Total Rebounds 39 48
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Turnovers 8 13
Fast Break Pts: 17 7
Biggest Lead: 9 16
Points in the Paint: 42 36
MIN LAL
p Rubio   28 Bryant   24
rb Towns   12 Randle   11
a Rubio   14 Hibbert   4
s 3 players   1 Bryant   2
b Dieng   2 Hibbert   2
 
  • 10/28 - MIN 112 @ LAL 111
  • 12/09 - LAL 122 @ MIN 123
  • 02/02 - MIN 115 @ LAL 119
Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 14:37 0-0 0-0 2-4 +4 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
K. Garnett F 12:53 2-4 0-0 0-0 +12 0 7 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 4
K. Towns C 31:53 6-10 0-1 2-2 +4 2 10 12 1 4 0 3 0 0 14
A. Wiggins G 29:05 2-10 0-2 5-6 +10 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 9
R. Rubio G 32:29 10-17 2-4 6-7 +12 0 2 2 14 3 1 1 0 2 28
N. Bjelica   22:36 3-6 2-4 0-0 +6 0 5 5 2 5 0 0 1 1 8
K. Martin   28:58 6-15 0-5 11-12 -10 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 23
S. Muhammad   18:55 3-5 1-2 3-4 -7 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 10
Z. LaVine   19:56 4-10 0-2 0-0 -4 1 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 8
G. Dieng   20:19 1-4 0-0 2-2 -13 1 3 4 1 3 1 1 2 1 4
A. Payne   03:47 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Rudez   04:32 1-1 0-0 0-0 -7 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-83 5-20 31-37   6 33 39 24 26 3 8 4 4 112
  45.8% 25.0% 83.8%   team rebs: 9 total to: 8
Los Angeles Lakers (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Bryant F 28:56 8-24 3-13 5-5 -6 0 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 24
J. Randle F 30:04 5-13 0-0 5-6 +2 2 9 11 2 3 0 1 0 1 15
R. Hibbert C 28:07 1-4 0-0 10-10 -8 5 5 10 4 4 0 2 2 0 12
J. Clarkson G 29:43 5-10 0-2 4-6 +7 0 2 2 3 4 0 2 0 1 14
D. Russell G 25:50 2-7 0-3 0-0 -9 2 1 3 2 3 0 3 0 0 4
L. Williams   27:27 6-13 2-6 7-7 +3 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 21
N. Young   19:04 5-8 4-7 0-0 +5 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 14
R. Kelly   20:38 1-5 0-2 1-1 +2 1 5 6 3 4 0 1 1 1 3
B. Bass   17:11 1-4 0-0 0-0 +2 1 5 6 0 2 0 2 0 1 2
M. Huertas   13:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 -3 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 2
T. Black DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Sacre DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-90 9-34 32-35   12 36 48 18 29 2 13 4 4 111
  38.9% 26.5% 91.4%   team rebs: 13 total to: 14

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Jones, Pekovic
  • Lakers: Nance Jr., World Peace

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Mitchell
  • Lakers: Kelly

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #59 Gary Zielinski, #72 J.T. Orr
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:35
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0) Los Angeles Lakers (0-2)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hibbert vs Towns (Garnett gains possession)
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  11:37
[MIN 3-0]
 
  11:17 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:16  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (1 BLK)  11:07  
  11:07 Team Rebound 
  10:51
[LAL 2-3]
Clarkson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randle (1 AST) 
Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  10:36
[MIN 5-2]
 
  10:19 Hibbert Hook Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:15  
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:02 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:56 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Team Rebound 
  09:43 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:41  
  09:40 Russell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:40
[MIN 6-2]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:40
[MIN 7-2]
 
  09:23
[LAL 4-7]
Clarkson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:14  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:09  
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:09
[MIN 9-4]
 
  08:54
[LAL 6-9]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:44  
  08:31 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:30  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:07 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:07 Russell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:04 Russell Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:02  
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  07:56
[MIN 11-6]
 
  07:40 Clarkson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:39  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:15 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:09  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bjelica  07:09  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  06:50  
  06:50
[LAL 7-11]
Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:50
[LAL 8-11]
Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:33 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:23 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:22 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:17 Hibbert Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Prince Substitution replaced by Martin  06:17  
  06:04 Russell Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  06:04 Russell Substitution replaced by Williams 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:49
[MIN 14-8]
 
  05:39
[LAL 10-14]
Bryant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (1 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
Team Rebound  05:22  
  05:22 Bryant Substitution replaced by Young 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  05:13
[MIN 17-10]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski)  05:04  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  05:04  
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  05:04  
  04:53 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:52 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:48
[LAL 12-17]
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Martin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  04:34  
  04:34
[LAL 13-17]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  04:34  
  04:34
[LAL 14-17]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:21 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:11 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:10  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:40
[LAL 16-17]
Randle Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (2 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:23 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:11
[LAL 18-17]
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (2 BLK)  02:56  
  02:55 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:40 Randle Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
  02:40 Team Rebound 
  02:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:40 Randle Substitution replaced by Kelly 
  02:40 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Bass 
  02:37 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:37 Team Rebound 
Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (G Zielinski)  02:37  
  02:29
[LAL 21-17]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (2 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  01:59  
  01:59 Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:59 Team Rebound 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Payne  01:59  
  01:59
[LAL 22-17]
Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  01:36
[MIN 20-22]
 
  01:19
[LAL 24-20]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.9 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:46.9
[LAL 26-20]
Clarkson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Muhammad Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  00:31.6  
  00:22.9
[LAL 28-20]
Williams Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (3 AST) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.6  
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:02.6  
LaVine Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:02.6
[MIN 22-28]
 
  00:00.4
[LAL 31-22]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Kelly (1 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0) Los Angeles Lakers (0-2)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
  11:17 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  11:06
[MIN 24-31]
 
  10:47 Kelly 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
  10:43 Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:43
[MIN 25-31]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:43
[MIN 26-31]
 
  10:32
[LAL 33-26]
Williams Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Payne Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:14 Huertas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:12 Kelly Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (B Spooner) 
  10:12 Kelly Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Payne Substitution replaced by Rudez  10:12  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Kelly Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:40 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:39 Huertas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:21
[LAL 36-26]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Huertas (1 AST) 
LaVine Driving Bank Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:01
[MIN 28-36]
 
  08:50
[LAL 38-28]
Kelly Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Rudez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Orr)  08:50  
  08:50  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:50  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Towns  08:50  
  08:50
[LAL 39-28]
Kelly Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:25 Huertas Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J Orr) 
  08:25 Huertas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:25  
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:16  
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  08:09  
  08:09
[LAL 40-28]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  08:09
[LAL 41-28]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:54 Kelly Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (B Spooner) 
Martin Free Throw Technical Missed  07:54  
Team Rebound  07:54  
  07:54 Young Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  07:54 Williams Substitution replaced by Russell 
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  07:42
[MIN 30-41]
 
  07:18
[LAL 43-30]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  07:06
[MIN 32-43]
 
  06:55
[LAL 45-32]
Bass Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Russell (1 AST) 
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  06:41  
  06:35 Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:27  
Team Rebound  06:27  
  06:27 Kelly Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:27  
  06:27 Kelly Substitution replaced by Randle 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  06:19  
Rudez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:18  
Rudez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:16
[MIN 34-45]
 
  05:54
[LAL 48-34]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Huertas (2 AST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:40  
  05:40 Bass Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
Rudez Substitution replaced by Prince  05:40  
Martin Substitution replaced by Garnett  05:40  
Prince Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner)  05:31  
  05:18
[LAL 50-34]
Bryant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:02
[MIN 36-50]
 
  04:32 Huertas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:32  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:14  
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  04:02
[MIN 38-50]
 
  03:38 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:37  
  03:34 Bryant Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:34  
Team Rebound  03:34  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:34  
  03:34 Huertas Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:34
[MIN 39-50]
 
  03:14 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Hibbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  03:14  
Garnett Technical (J Orr)  03:14  
  03:14
[LAL 51-39]
Bryant Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
  03:14
[LAL 52-39]
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:14
[LAL 53-39]
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  02:58
[MIN 41-53]
 
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:37 Jump Ball Randle vs Rubio (Randle gains possession) 
  02:29 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:29  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  02:14
[MIN 43-53]
 
  02:01
[LAL 55-43]
Russell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randle (2 AST) 
Muhammad Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  01:44
[MIN 45-55]
 
Muhammad Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  01:40  
  01:40
[LAL 56-45]
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:40
[LAL 57-45]
Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  01:25  
Team Rebound  01:25  
  01:25 Hibbert Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:25
[MIN 46-57]
 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:25
[MIN 47-57]
 
  01:13
[LAL 60-47]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  00:59.7 Clarkson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:59.7
[MIN 48-60]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:59.7
[MIN 49-60]
 
  00:46.3 Clarkson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
  00:46.3 Team Rebound 
  00:46.0 Hibbert Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J Orr) 
  00:46.0 Hibbert Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  00:28.9
[MIN 51-60]
 
  00:25.3 Clarkson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  00:25.3 Clarkson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:25.3  
Prince Substitution replaced by Martin  00:25.3  
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.5 Hibbert Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:00.2 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0) Los Angeles Lakers (0-2)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:39  
  11:36 Clarkson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:36
[MIN 52-60]
 
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:36  
  11:36 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:18 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:17 Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:16
[LAL 62-52]
Randle Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J Orr)  11:16  
  11:16
[LAL 63-52]
Randle Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
  11:10 Randle Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Orr) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:48 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:47  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Russell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:31 Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Towns Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  10:13
[MIN 54-63]
 
  09:56 Hibbert Hook Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:54  
  09:42 Hibbert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:42
[MIN 55-63]
 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng  09:42  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:42
[MIN 56-63]
 
  09:29
[LAL 65-56]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (3 AST) 
Prince Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J Orr)  09:29  
  09:29
[LAL 66-56]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  09:13
[MIN 58-66]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Spooner)  09:03  
  08:58 Russell Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:58 Hibbert Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski)  08:58  
  08:52
[LAL 69-58]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (4 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Hibbert Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  08:25  
  08:25
[LAL 70-58]
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Prince Substitution replaced by Martin  08:25  
  08:25
[LAL 71-58]
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:59 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Russell Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:54 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:54 Team Rebound 
Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  07:54  
  07:54
[LAL 72-58]
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:54
[LAL 73-58]
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:34
[MIN 60-73]
 
  07:34 Russell Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Orr) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  07:34
[MIN 61-73]
 
  07:20 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:20  
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST)  07:08
[MIN 63-73]
 
  07:02 Clarkson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:48 Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:41
[LAL 75-63]
Randle Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:34  
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:21 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:06
[LAL 77-63]
Randle Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski)  06:06  
  06:06
[LAL 78-63]
Randle Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Dieng Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  05:46  
  05:30 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:30  
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  05:30  
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:17
[MIN 65-78]
 
  05:17 Clarkson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
  05:17 Clarkson Substitution replaced by Williams 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  05:17
[MIN 66-78]
 
  05:02 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:02 Team Rebound 
Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  05:02  
  05:02
[LAL 79-66]
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:02 Bryant Substitution replaced by Young 
  05:02
[LAL 80-66]
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:51
[MIN 68-80]
 
Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  04:44  
Mitchell Technical (J Orr)  04:44  
  04:44
[LAL 81-68]
Williams Free Throw Technical (14 PTS) 
  04:44
[LAL 82-68]
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:44
[LAL 83-68]
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:33  
  04:24 Randle Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:24
[MIN 69-83]
 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  04:24  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:24
[MIN 70-83]
 
  04:15
[LAL 85-70]
Russell Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  03:55
[MIN 72-85]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  03:49  
  03:49
[LAL 86-72]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:49  
  03:49
[LAL 87-72]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:37 Randle Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:37
[MIN 73-87]
 
  03:37 Randle Substitution replaced by Bass 
  03:37 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Kelly 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:37
[MIN 74-87]
 
  03:20 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
  03:17 Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:17
[MIN 75-87]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:17
[MIN 76-87]
 
  03:01 Kelly Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:59  
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  02:43
[MIN 78-87]
 
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:29 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:26 Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover 
  02:17 Young Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:17  
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:17
[MIN 79-87]
 
  02:04
[LAL 90-79]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Russell (2 AST) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
Team Rebound  01:58  
  01:58 Bass Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:58
[MIN 80-90]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:58
[MIN 81-90]
 
  01:33
[LAL 93-81]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Kelly (2 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  01:25
[MIN 83-93]
 
  01:25 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  01:25
[MIN 84-93]
 
  01:08 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:08  
Bjelica Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:03
[MIN 86-93]
 
  00:46.9
[LAL 95-86]
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.8  
  00:35.6 Kelly Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:16.9 Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:02.4
[MIN 88-95]
 
  00:00.8 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:31 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:14 Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:12  
  11:11 Huertas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 3 (19 PTS)  11:11
[MIN 89-95]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 3 (20 PTS)  11:11
[MIN 90-95]
 
Martin Free Throw 3 of 3 (21 PTS)  11:11
[MIN 91-95]
 
  10:52 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:52  
  10:47 Kelly Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Spooner) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:38 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:23 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:22  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:05 Bass Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Kelly Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:35 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:35  
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Kelly Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:13
[LAL 97-91]
Huertas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kelly (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:07  
Martin Substitution replaced by Rubio  09:07  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Towns  09:07  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Wiggins  09:07  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:54 Kelly Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:44 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:43  
Towns Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  08:27  
  08:08 Kelly Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bjelica (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:07  
LaVine Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST)  08:01
[MIN 93-97]
 
  07:44 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  07:43  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  07:36
[MIN 95-97]
 
  07:26 Bass Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  07:26 Bass Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:26 Young Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  07:26 Bass Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
  07:26 Huertas Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
Towns Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (13 AST)  07:09
[MIN 97-97]
 
  06:54 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:54  
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (2 AST)  06:37
[MIN 99-97]
 
  06:24
[LAL 99-99]
Clarkson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS)  06:11
[MIN 101-99]
 
  05:54 Kelly 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:54 Team Rebound 
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (B Spooner)  05:54  
  05:54  
  05:54 Kelly Substitution replaced by Randle 
  05:39 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Hibbert Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  05:33 Hibbert Layup Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:33  
  05:28 Williams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 102-99]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:28  
  05:21 Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:11
[LAL 101-102]
Clarkson Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:56 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:42 Clarkson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:42  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Martin  04:42  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:26  
Team Timeout : Short  04:26  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  04:17
[MIN 104-101]
 
  03:54 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:54  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:38 Hibbert Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (J Orr)  03:38  
Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Orr)  03:32  
  03:24 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:23 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  03:22  
  03:22
[LAL 102-104]
Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:22 Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  03:20  
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS)  03:06
[MIN 106-102]
 
  02:53 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:52  
  02:42 Hibbert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
  02:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:42 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Kelly 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 107-102]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 108-102]
 
  02:33 Randle Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (14 AST)  02:13
[MIN 111-102]
 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (G Zielinski)  02:02  
  02:02
[LAL 103-111]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 3 (22 PTS) 
  02:02
[LAL 104-111]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 3 (23 PTS) 
  02:02
[LAL 105-111]
Bryant Free Throw 3 of 3 (24 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (2 ST)  01:58  
  01:51 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Kelly Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:48 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:47  
  01:41 Kelly Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  01:41
[MIN 112-105]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:41  
  01:39 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:31
[LAL 107-112]
Randle Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bjelica Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  01:09  
  01:09 Team Rebound 
Towns Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  01:00  
  01:00
[LAL 108-112]
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:00 Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  00:59.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:59.9  
Rubio Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kelly (1 BLK)  00:42.9  
  00:40.9 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  00:31.6
[LAL 111-112]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:08.6 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:04.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Garnett  00:04.2  
Martin Substitution replaced by Prince  00:04.2  
  00:00.7 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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29
53
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17
65
2-8
12-29
5-36
 
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