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Drummond, Pistons grind out win over T-Wolves


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Nov 20 2015 11:56PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) It took about 24 minutes for Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons to grind the game against Minnesota into a hard-to-watch pulp devoid of fast-break opportunities and ball movement of any kind.

The young Timberwolves couldn't pick up the pace in another lifeless effort at home, succumbing to Drummond's muscle and craftiness around the rim.

Drummond had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lift the Pistons to a 96-86 victory on Friday night.

Drummond made 10 of 13 shots on a rough shooting night for both teams and overcame an upper respiratory infection that kept him from practicing the previous day and may have led to a quiet first half.

"I thought he started real slow tonight," Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "But he found it somewhere and in the second half he was really good."

Marcus Morris had 16 points and 11 rebounds and the scuffling Pistons squeezed out a victory after losing four of their previous five games. Reggie Jackson scored 18 points, including two tough drives to the hoop in the final three minutes to hold off a late charge from Minnesota.

Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves (5-8), who fell to 0-6 at home this season. That's the second-worst start at home in franchise history.

"We can't score," said coach Sam Mitchell, whose Timberwolves went 3 for 13 on 3s. "We're getting shots. We're missing them. We've just got to score better."

Neither team played well, combining for 30 assists on 73 made baskets and 9-for-41 shooting from 3-point range.

Drummond has been one of the stars of the early part of the season, notching double-doubles in his first 11 games and averaging an incredible 18.9 boards per game. But he had just four points and four rebounds in the first half.

He picked up his third foul with five minutes to play in the second quarter and had to go to the bench, and the Pistons struggled to get anything going offensively without their big man there to clean up the glass. After a 7-for-10 start to the game, the Pistons went 9 for 32 to fall behind by 10 points in the first half.

The rookie Towns outplayed him in the first 28 minutes, grabbing one more rebound and taking Drummond away from the basket with his ability to knock down 20-foot jumpers.

The Timberwolves have played very well on the road, with victories over Atlanta, Chicago and Miami, but have played with a startling lack of energy and urgency. The malaise was there again for most of this one, with turnovers, poor shooting and a lack of ball movement in the second unit putting them down nine points early in the fourth.

Drummond got rolling in the third, scoring 15 points, including nine in a row to push the Pistons back in front.

"We did a little better job of getting him the ball in deep," Van Gundy said. "And when he gets the ball in there, he's pretty good."

The Wolves finally showed some signs of life in the final five minutes, pulling to 85-80 on a dunk from Zach LaVine.

But Jackson responded with two straight buckets to give the Pistons (7-5) the win.

"We just decided to play defense," Jackson said. "We keyed in, we really did the things that we wanted to do. We tried to limit the spacing on the floor, tried to play tighter defense."

TIP-INS

Pistons: Drummond's streak of double-doubles to start the season is one shy of Dave DeBusschere's 13 straight to open the 1966-67 season, which is the best in franchise history. ... Anthony Tolliver spent two seasons in Minnesota. He went scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting in 21 minutes. ... Stanley Johnson had 15 points and hit 3 of 5 3s.

Timberwolves: F Nemanja Bjelica did not play because of a bruised left knee. ... Ricky Rubio had 12 points and seven assists. ... LaVine finished with 14 points.

PISTONS BENCH

Johnson and Aron Baynes gave the Pistons a big boost off the bench. Baynes had six points and 11 rebounds in 19 minutes - a season high for playing time - and helped turn the game into a slugfest in the first half.

"I thought that Aron was tremendous," Van Gundy said. "I mean 11 rebounds in less than 19 minutes. He was great, and he was great defensively. I think he really sort of spearheaded our defense."

UP NEXT

Pistons: Host Washington on Saturday.

Timberwolves: Host Philadelphia on Monday.


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DET
MIN
     
    • 46.0%

    • 42.9%

    • 21.4%

    • 23.1%

    • 76.9%

    • 68.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DET MIN
Total Rebounds 45 40
Offensive Rebounds 8 6
Turnovers 14 17
Fast Break Pts: 14 6
Biggest Lead: 12 10
Points in the Paint: 54 40
DET MIN
p Drummond   21 Wiggins   21
rb 3 players   11 2 players   7
a Jackson   5 Rubio   7
s 3 players   2 Towns   3
b Baynes   2 Towns   2
 
  • 11/20 - DET 96 @ MIN 86
  • 12/31 - MIN 90 @ DET 115
Detroit Pistons (7-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Morris F 35:50 6-14 0-5 4-4 +14 0 11 11 0 4 1 0 1 1 16
E. Ilyasova F 19:28 2-5 1-2 1-2 +6 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 6
A. Drummond C 29:03 10-13 0-0 1-2 +9 2 9 11 0 5 2 4 1 1 21
K. Caldwell-Pope G 38:11 4-10 0-2 0-0 +16 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 1 8
R. Jackson G 27:31 8-15 2-5 0-0 +15 1 4 5 5 3 1 0 0 0 18
A. Tolliver   20:04 0-7 0-5 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
S. Dinwiddie   20:29 2-6 0-2 2-3 -5 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 6
R. Bullock   06:17 0-3 0-2 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
S. Johnson   24:22 6-10 3-5 0-0 +3 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 15
A. Baynes   18:45 2-4 0-0 2-2 +1 4 7 11 1 3 2 4 2 0 6
J. Anthony DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Blake DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Hilliard DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-87 6-28 10-13   8 37 45 13 23 11 14 5 4 96
  46.0% 21.4% 76.9%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 21:04 0-1 0-0 0-2 -5 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
K. Garnett F 13:39 0-2 0-0 0-0 -7 0 4 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
K. Towns C 27:53 8-10 0-0 2-2 -14 0 7 7 3 4 3 2 2 0 18
A. Wiggins G 36:19 7-17 0-3 7-11 -13 1 4 5 3 1 0 2 0 0 21
R. Rubio G 30:26 5-12 1-4 1-2 -10 1 0 1 7 4 0 3 0 1 12
A. Payne   19:16 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 5
K. Martin   21:36 2-7 0-0 4-4 -4 0 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 8
Z. LaVine   26:11 6-13 2-5 0-0 -4 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 1 1 14
G. Dieng   19:55 3-7 0-0 2-2 +4 2 2 4 0 3 2 2 0 1 8
S. Muhammad   17:13 0-3 0-0 0-0 +2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
D. Rudez   06:28 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-77 3-13 17-25   6 34 40 17 19 7 17 4 5 86
  42.9% 23.1% 68.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 17

inactive

  • Pistons: Jennings, Meeks
  • Timberwolves: Bjelica, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Pistons: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #56 Mark Ayotte, #37 Eric Dalen
  • Attendance: 13445
  • Duration: 2:10
Detroit Pistons (7-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-8)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Drummond (Jackson gains possession)
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:28  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ilyasova (1 AST)  11:14
[DET 3-0]
 
  10:54
[MIN 2-3]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ilyasova Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:28
[DET 5-2]
 
  10:08
[MIN 4-5]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:50
[DET 7-4]
 
  09:38 Towns Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
  09:38 Towns Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:29
[DET 9-4]
 
  09:16
[MIN 6-9]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Drummond Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  09:07  
  08:55 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Jackson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  08:53  
  08:53
[MIN 7-9]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:53 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:53  
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:31
[DET 11-7]
 
  08:16
[MIN 10-11]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Ilyasova Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (E Dalen)  07:59  
Ilyasova Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:59  
  07:43 Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:42  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:33 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:25 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:24  
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:57
[MIN 12-11]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
  06:41 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Ilyasova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:41  
Ilyasova Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:41
[DET 12-12]
 
  06:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:28
[MIN 14-12]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:11
[DET 14-14]
 
  05:45 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:44  
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:36
[DET 16-14]
 
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  05:19  
  05:19
[MIN 15-16]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:19 Garnett Substitution replaced by Payne 
  05:19
[MIN 16-16]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Ilyasova Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:58
[MIN 18-16]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:42  
Drummond Layup Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:39 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Jackson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Ayotte)  04:34  
Ilyasova Substitution replaced by Tolliver  04:34  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Dinwiddie  04:34  
  04:24 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (1 ST) 
Caldwell-Pope Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:21
[DET 18-18]
 
  04:03 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:02  
Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:56
[DET 20-18]
 
  03:39
[MIN 20-20]
Towns Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:32  
  03:32 Prince Substitution replaced by Martin 
  03:32 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:59 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:58  
Drummond Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  02:45  
  02:40 Towns Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dinwiddie (1 ST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:14 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:13  
  02:13 Towns Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  02:13 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Bullock  02:13  
Morris Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:13  
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:38 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:36  
Drummond Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dinwiddie (1 AST)  01:28
[DET 22-20]
 
  01:11
[MIN 22-22]
Martin Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
  00:55.2 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Bullock Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:50.9 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:42.1
[MIN 24-22]
Dieng Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:25.9  
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  00:24.9  
Drummond Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  00:20.0  
  00:20.0
[MIN 25-22]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:20.0
[MIN 26-22]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:11.5 LaVine Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.8  
  00:02.7 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.4 Muhammad Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (E Dalen) 
  00:00.4 Muhammad Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
End of 1st Quarter
Detroit Pistons (7-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-8)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
Bullock Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (E Dalen)  11:33  
Bullock Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:33  
  11:12 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Baynes (1 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:10  
Baynes Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:50 Martin Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:49  
Tolliver Layup Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:40 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:33 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:32 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:32
[MIN 28-22]
Payne Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Baynes Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Ayotte)  10:19  
Baynes Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:19  
  10:06
[MIN 30-22]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Baynes Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST)  09:51  
  09:36
[MIN 32-22]
Payne Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:28  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dinwiddie (2 AST)  09:17
[DET 25-32]
 
  09:03 Payne Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
  09:03 Payne Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bullock 3pt Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:37 Dieng Dunk Shot: Missed 
Dinwiddie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:19 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Baynes (1 ST) 
Bullock 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:58 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  07:56 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Tolliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  07:56  
  07:56
[MIN 33-25]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Bullock Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope  07:56  
  07:56
[MIN 34-25]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  07:33  
Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:31  
Baynes Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:31
[DET 27-34]
 
  07:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dinwiddie Substitution replaced by Jackson  07:21  
Tolliver Substitution replaced by Ilyasova  07:21  
  07:15 LaVine Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Baynes Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:03 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:55 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ilyasova (1 ST) 
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  06:49
[DET 29-34]
 
  06:36 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ilyasova (1 BLK) 
  06:35 Team Rebound 
  06:35 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  06:35 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  06:31 Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (2 ST) 
  06:28 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  06:28 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  06:28 Payne Substitution replaced by Rudez 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:20
[DET 31-34]
 
Jackson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  06:02  
  06:02 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:02 Team Rebound 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Dinwiddie  06:02  
  06:02
[MIN 35-31]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:38 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Baynes (2 BLK) 
  05:38 Team Rebound 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Drummond  05:38  
Baynes Substitution replaced by Morris  05:38  
  05:38 Martin Substitution replaced by Prince 
Drummond Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  05:29  
  05:29
[MIN 36-31]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:29
[MIN 37-31]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  05:12  
  05:11 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Drummond Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  05:03  
  05:03 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:03 Team Rebound 
Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes  05:03  
  05:03
[MIN 38-31]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Baynes (1 AST)  04:42
[DET 33-38]
 
  04:28
[MIN 40-33]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:04 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:41 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:41  
Ilyasova Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Stafford)  03:36  
Ilyasova Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:36  
  03:21 Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:20  
  03:13 Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Dinwiddie Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:13  
Team Rebound  03:13  
  03:13 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Dinwiddie Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:13
[DET 34-40]
 
  03:04 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:03  
Dinwiddie Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:51
[DET 36-40]
 
  02:36
[MIN 42-36]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
  02:17 Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Dalen) 
  02:17  
Ilyasova Substitution replaced by Tolliver  02:17  
Dinwiddie 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Team Rebound 
  01:51
[MIN 44-36]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Dinwiddie Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:24 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:11 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:06 Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:05  
Tolliver Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:54.5  
  00:54.0 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Baynes Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:54.0
[DET 37-44]
 
Baynes Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:54.0
[DET 38-44]
 
  00:35.9 Prince Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.8  
  00:18.8 Rudez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:11.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Baynes Substitution replaced by Johnson  00:11.9  
  00:11.9 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  00:11.9 Dieng Substitution replaced by Martin 
  00:01.9 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:00.3  
End of 2nd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (7-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (5-8)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[MIN 46-38]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:21
[DET 40-46]
 
Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  11:06  
  11:06 Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:06 Team Rebound 
  11:06 Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  11:05  
Caldwell-Pope Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  10:42  
  10:29 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:28  
Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:20
[DET 42-46]
 
  09:58
[MIN 48-42]
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  09:50 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:34 Rubio Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  09:34 Rubio Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Drummond Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  09:19  
  09:17 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:11
[MIN 50-42]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:57
[DET 45-50]
 
  08:46
[MIN 52-45]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ilyasova (2 AST)  08:30
[DET 47-52]
 
  08:15 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:44
[MIN 54-47]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST)  07:28  
  07:12 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  07:11  
  07:02 Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  07:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:52 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Jackson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:47
[DET 49-54]
 
  06:32 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:30  
Drummond Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:21
[DET 51-54]
 
  05:59 Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  05:58  
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (1 AST)  05:49
[DET 54-54]
 
  05:28 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:27  
Ilyasova Layup Shot: Missed Block: Prince (1 BLK)  05:16  
  05:15 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:07 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:06  
  05:02 Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:02
[DET 55-54]
 
  05:02 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  05:02 Garnett Substitution replaced by Payne 
  05:02 Prince Substitution replaced by Martin 
Ilyasova Substitution replaced by Tolliver  05:02  
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:44
[MIN 56-55]
Wiggins Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  04:44  
  04:44 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:43  
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:19 Payne Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Tolliver (1 ST) 
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (2 AST)  04:14
[DET 57-56]
 
  03:46 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:44  
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:38
[DET 59-56]
 
  03:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:35 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Morris Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:35  
Tolliver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  03:15  
  03:15 Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:15 Team Rebound 
  03:15
[MIN 57-59]
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Jackson Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:04  
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:02  
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:02
[DET 61-57]
 
  02:48
[MIN 59-61]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Drummond Cutting Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST)  02:30
[DET 63-59]
 
  02:01 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:00  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Drummond Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Ayotte)  01:51  
Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes  01:51  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Dinwiddie  01:51  
  01:51 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Dinwiddie Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  01:39  
  01:39
[MIN 60-63]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:39
[MIN 61-63]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:00
[MIN 63-63]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
Baynes Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:41.9  
  00:38.0 Payne Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Stafford) 
Johnson Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:38.0
[DET 65-63]
 
  00:31.9 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:29.9  
Dinwiddie Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:22.5
[DET 67-63]
 
  00:22.5 Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Dinwiddie Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  00:22.5
[DET 68-63]
 
  00:04.1
[MIN 65-68]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dinwiddie 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Morris Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:38
[DET 70-65]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (M Ayotte)  11:36  
  11:10 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:09  
Morris Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:48
[DET 72-65]
 
Dinwiddie Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Ayotte)  10:29  
  10:25 Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Baynes (2 ST) 
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  10:12  
Baynes Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  10:11  
Baynes Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:08
[DET 74-65]
 
  09:44 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Morris (1 BLK) 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  09:43  
Dinwiddie Layup Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:30 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:29  
Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:00
[MIN 68-74]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
  08:37  
Dinwiddie Substitution replaced by Jackson  08:37  
  08:37 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  08:37 Payne Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:30  
Baynes Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Stafford)  08:28  
Baynes Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  08:28  
Tolliver Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope  08:28  
Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  08:09  
  08:09
[MIN 69-74]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  08:09
[MIN 70-74]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (1 BLK)  07:53  
  07:53 Jump Ball LaVine vs Caldwell-Pope (Morris gains possession) 
Team Rebound  07:53  
Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:48 Team Rebound 
  07:32 Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:31  
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:21 Team Rebound 
  07:08
[MIN 72-74]
Wiggins Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Johnson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST)  06:52
[DET 76-72]
 
  06:32 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:31 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:26 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:24  
Baynes Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (E Dalen)  06:19  
Baynes Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  06:19  
  06:19 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
Baynes Substitution replaced by Drummond  06:19  
  06:06 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  06:05  
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST)  05:56
[DET 78-72]
 
  05:40 Martin Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:39  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST)  05:33
[DET 81-72]
 
  05:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:32 Martin Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  05:24  
  05:24
[MIN 73-81]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:24 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:24  
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:13
[DET 83-73]
 
  04:47 Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:46  
  04:37 Towns Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:37
[DET 84-73]
 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:37
[DET 85-73]
 
  04:24
[MIN 75-85]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:57 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:50
[MIN 78-85]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Drummond Foul: Personal (5 PF) (E Dalen)  03:33  
  03:25 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:23 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:20
[MIN 80-85]
LaVine Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST) 
Jackson Driving Bank shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:58
[DET 87-80]
 
  02:45
[MIN 82-87]
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:23
[DET 89-82]
 
  02:07 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Drummond (1 ST) 
  02:04 LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:04  
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:04
[DET 90-82]
 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:04
[DET 91-82]
 
  01:56
[MIN 84-91]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:37
[DET 93-84]
 
  01:29 LaVine Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (1 BLK) 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:27  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jackson (5 AST)  01:10
[DET 96-84]
 
  01:07 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  01:06  
  00:59.6 Rubio Foul: Personal (4 PF) (E Dalen) 
Drummond Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Towns (2 ST)  00:55.9  
  00:52.1 LaVine Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Drummond (2 ST) 
Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Towns (3 ST)  00:51.0  
  00:49.1
[MIN 86-96]
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:33.4 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:30.9 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.8  
Team Rebound  00:06.0  
  00:06.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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DET
3rd Central
44
38
6-4
26-15
18-23
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
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DET
2 players 17.8
2 players 9.5
2 players 9.3
2 players 1.5
2 players 1.8
MIN
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