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Knicks hold off Wolves 107-102 behind Anthony, Afflalo


By MICHAEL SCOTTO
Posted Dec 17 2015 7:03AM

NEW YORK (AP) In a matchup of top rookies, Karl-Anthony Towns had the better individual matchup but Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks got the victory.

Carmelo Anthony had 20 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, Arron Afflalo scored 29 points, and New York beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-102 on Wednesday night.

"(Anthony) always makes things easier for us," Porzingis said. "He was rebounding the ball good, helping us bigs get the rebound. He was passing the ball well. He had nine assists. He was really doing it all on the floor and that's what we need from him."

Porzingis had 11 points, seven blocks, six rebounds and three assists for the Knicks in his first matchup against Towns, the No. 1 pick.

"For Kristaps to block seven shots, he took away seven opportunities for the other team to score," Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. "That's more important than him making one more basket. Our guys are continuing to embrace the fact that your stat line won't make the difference every night. It's really about the Knicks winning the game."

Anthony felt the same about his high assist total.

"There comes a time when you've got to do something different to figure the game out and not kind of be narrow-minded coming into the game," he said.

Towns had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points, and Zach LaVine had 19 points for the Timberwolves.

Ricky Rubio nearly had a quadruple-double with 12 assists, 10 rebounds, nine points and eight steals.

The Knicks built a 60-40 halftime lead after outscoring Minnesota 33-14 in the second quarter. Porzingis, the No. 4 pick from Latvia, blocked six shots in the half.

"We got down and we missed some shots," Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell said. "I think they shot 55 percent in the first half. We missed some shots down the stretch."

Minnesota got within three in the fourth quarter, with Towns scoring 10 points and LaVine nine in the period, but Afflalo put it away at the free throw line.

While Porzingis won Round One against Towns, the No. 1 pick look forward to their next matchup.

"(Porzingis) is talented," Towns said. "He proved it again. He's very talented. He's a versatile player. I can't wait to be playing against him for the next 20 years plus."

TIP-INS:

Timberwolves: Mitchell said before the game he wanted fair expectations for the Wolves. "We're 9-15. We're not jumping up and down celebrating, but compared to where we were defensively last year, offensively last year, I'm laughing at you guys (media)," he said. "Everybody's like, `What's wrong with the Timberwolves?' We won 16 games last year. We've got nine wins right now. We've been in every game except last night was probably our worst game we played. You're talking about eight guys 22 or younger. Our three most talented players that play the most minutes and are our leading scorers are all 20 years old and would be juniors in college, so I'm laughing at you guys." ... Gorgui Dieng made his first start of the season. . Kevin Garnett (rest), Kevin Martin (bruised right wrist) and Nikola Pekovic (right Achilles tendon) all sat.

Knicks: Fisher has been pleased with Kyle O'Quinn, who came in averaging 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in three games since returning to the rotation on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz. "Sometimes when an opportunity is not there for you, you appreciate the opportunity the next time it shows up. He got an opportunity, he took advantage of it and he's been doing a great job." ... Cleanthony Early was inactive.

RONDO FALLOUT

Mitchell also talked about Rajon Rondo's gay slur toward referee Bill Kennedy that earned him a one-game suspension.

"I know Rajon, I wouldn't say we're friends, but I know him. I was shocked. I don't think he's that type of person," Mitchell said. "He made a serious mistake and he's paying for it, rightfully so, but let's see how he does going forward because sometimes when you make mistakes like that publicly, it can have a profound change on your life for the good."

IN ATTENDANCE

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was courtside at Madison Square Garden.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host Sacramento on Friday.

Knicks: Visit Philadelphia on Friday.


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MIN
NYK
     
    • 41.6%

    • 43.5%

    • 19.0%

    • 38.1%

    • 100.0%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NYK
Total Rebounds 50 50
Offensive Rebounds 16 14
Turnovers 7 14
Fast Break Pts: 12 3
Biggest Lead: 3 22
Points in the Paint: 46 28
MIN NYK
p Towns   25 Afflalo   29
rb Towns   11 Anthony   15
a Rubio   12 Anthony   9
s Rubio   8 2 players   1
b 2 players   1 Porzingis   7
 
  • 12/16 - MIN 102 @ NYK 107
  • 02/20 - NYK 103 @ MIN 95
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Dieng F 36:14 6-9 0-0 2-2 +13 3 7 10 3 4 1 1 1 0 14
T. Prince F 21:14 1-3 0-1 0-0 -10 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2
K. Towns C 32:26 11-22 2-4 1-1 -5 5 6 11 0 4 0 2 0 2 25
R. Rubio G 34:20 3-10 1-1 2-2 +3 3 7 10 12 1 8 1 0 1 9
A. Wiggins G 37:28 8-22 0-4 7-7 +1 2 3 5 1 3 1 2 1 5 23
A. Payne   05:38 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Z. LaVine   29:07 9-20 1-5 0-0 +3 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 19
S. Muhammad   17:48 3-8 0-1 2-2 -16 3 6 9 0 1 1 0 0 1 8
D. Rudez   06:43 0-1 0-1 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Miller   09:21 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Bjelica   09:42 1-4 0-3 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
K. Garnett DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-101 4-21 14-14   16 34 50 21 23 12 7 2 10 102
  41.6% 19.0% 100.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 8
New York Knicks (12-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 34:51 6-15 1-2 7-8 +1 3 12 15 9 1 1 4 1 2 20
K. Porzingis F 29:14 4-14 1-6 2-2 +4 2 4 6 3 2 0 3 7 0 11
R. Lopez C 18:12 3-8 0-0 0-1 -12 2 0 2 1 5 0 0 1 0 6
A. Afflalo G 33:48 9-14 3-5 8-9 +13 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 29
J. Calderon G 24:38 1-3 1-3 0-0 +15 0 8 8 3 0 0 4 0 0 3
K. O'Quinn   17:19 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 4
L. Galloway   31:34 5-11 1-3 1-2 -1 2 1 3 6 1 1 0 1 0 12
S. Vujacic   09:58 0-2 0-0 2-2 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
L. Thomas   22:31 5-10 1-1 3-3 +4 2 5 7 2 1 0 1 0 0 14
D. Williams   11:08 1-4 0-1 1-2 +1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
K. Seraphin   06:46 1-2 0-0 1-1 +7 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Grant DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-85 8-21 25-30   14 36 50 28 17 2 14 10 2 107
  43.5% 38.1% 83.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 15

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Jones, Pekovic
  • Knicks: Early

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Knicks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #6 Tony Brown, #14 Ed Malloy, #27 Mitchell Ervin
  • Attendance: 19812
  • Duration: 2:22
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-17) New York Knicks (13-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Towns (Calderon gains possession)
  11:42 Afflalo Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
  11:26 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:16
[NYK 3-0]
Porzingis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (1 BLK)  10:58  
  10:57 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:48 Porzingis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:47  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (2 BLK)  10:42  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:41  
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:40
[MIN 2-3]
 
  10:24 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:23  
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:05
[NYK 5-2]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST) 
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  09:46
[MIN 4-5]
 
  09:24
[NYK 7-4]
Afflalo Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:05 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:45 Anthony Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:44  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:20 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
  08:16 Lopez Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  08:06
[MIN 6-7]
 
  07:51 Porzingis Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:50  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:43 Team Rebound 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (M Ervin)  07:43  
  07:30 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:29  
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  07:23
[MIN 8-7]
 
  07:08 Afflalo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST) 
Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:03  
  07:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:03 Lopez Substitution replaced by O'Quinn 
  07:03 Calderon Substitution replaced by Galloway 
  06:44
[NYK 9-8]
O'Quinn Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:31  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:30  
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  06:20
[MIN 10-9]
 
  06:00
[NYK 12-10]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Galloway (1 AST) 
Towns Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:39  
  05:38 O'Quinn Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ervin) 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne  05:38  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  05:26  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:25  
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (3 BLK)  05:24  
  05:23 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:17 Galloway Jump Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:15  
Wiggins Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:58 Galloway 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:57  
Payne 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
Rubio Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:46  
Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:43
[MIN 12-12]
 
  04:28
[NYK 14-12]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:19  
  04:19 Porzingis Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  04:19 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Towns Substitution replaced by LaVine  04:19  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Dieng  04:19  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:05  
Wiggins Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:03
[MIN 14-14]
 
  03:45
[NYK 16-14]
O'Quinn Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  03:24
[MIN 16-16]
 
  03:04 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:03  
  02:45 Anthony Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:45 Anthony Substitution replaced by Williams 
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:45  
  02:39 O'Quinn Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:39
[MIN 17-16]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:39
[MIN 18-16]
 
  02:32
[NYK 18-18]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:18
[MIN 20-18]
 
  02:01
[NYK 20-20]
Galloway Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: O'Quinn (1 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:44 Team Rebound 
Muhammad Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  01:44  
  01:44
[NYK 21-20]
Vujacic Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:44
[NYK 22-20]
Vujacic Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  01:40  
  01:40 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:40 Team Rebound 
  01:40
[NYK 23-20]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:29 O'Quinn Foul: Personal (3 PF) (E Malloy) 
  01:29 O'Quinn Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Dieng Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:18
[MIN 22-23]
 
  01:02
[NYK 25-22]
Williams Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Galloway (2 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:49.5
[MIN 24-25]
 
  00:34.0
[NYK 27-24]
Galloway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  00:20.0
[MIN 26-27]
 
  00:01.1 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-17) New York Knicks (13-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:45
[MIN 28-27]
 
  11:28
[NYK 29-28]
Galloway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  11:08  
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:07  
Dieng Tip Layup Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Team Rebound 
  10:42 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:41  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  10:32
[MIN 30-29]
 
  10:18 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:17  
  10:08 Vujacic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown) 
LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Galloway (1 ST)  10:02  
  10:00 Seraphin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
  09:59 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:59
[MIN 31-29]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:59
[MIN 32-29]
 
LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  09:47  
  09:36 Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:35 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:16 Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:15  
Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:46
[NYK 31-32]
Thomas Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Galloway (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:38  
  08:38 Thomas Substitution replaced by Anthony 
  08:38 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  08:38 Williams Substitution replaced by Calderon 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  08:38  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:28  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:27
[MIN 34-31]
 
  08:04
[NYK 34-34]
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Galloway (4 AST) 
Rudez Substitution replaced by Prince  07:50  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:38  
  07:24 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:01 Galloway Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Galloway Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:55 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:54 Galloway Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:50
[NYK 36-34]
Afflalo Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:19
[NYK 38-34]
Seraphin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST) 
Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ervin)  06:19  
Miller Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:19  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:19  
  06:19
[NYK 39-34]
Seraphin Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:50 Seraphin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:49  
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:31 Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:30 Seraphin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:24
[NYK 42-34]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Seraphin (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:14  
  05:14  
  05:14 Seraphin Substitution replaced by Porzingis 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad  05:14  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (4 BLK)  05:06  
  05:05 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:59 Galloway Layup Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:58  
Prince Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  04:49
[MIN 36-42]
 
Prince Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  04:40  
  04:40 Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:40 Team Rebound 
  04:40 Galloway Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  04:40
[NYK 43-36]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Towns Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (E Malloy)  04:31  
Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:31  
  04:10 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Porzingis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:54
[NYK 46-36]
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Anthony (5 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:39  
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:29 Porzingis Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (T Brown) 
  03:29 Porzingis Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Towns Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  03:13
[MIN 38-46]
 
  03:03 Porzingis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:02  
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:52  
Rubio Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:51  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed  02:44  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:43  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (5 BLK)  02:42  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:41  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Porzingis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:33
[NYK 48-38]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Prince Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brown)  02:33  
  02:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Prince Substitution replaced by Rudez  02:33  
  02:33
[NYK 49-38]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Towns Violation:Kicked Ball (M Ervin)  02:01  
  01:54
[NYK 51-38]
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (6 BLK)  01:37  
Team Rebound  01:36  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Porzingis Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:17
[NYK 53-38]
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (1 AST) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  00:50.8  
  00:49.7 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Rudez Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  00:43.2  
  00:43.2
[NYK 54-38]
Porzingis Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine  00:43.2  
  00:43.2
[NYK 55-38]
Porzingis Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:27.8
[NYK 58-38]
Anthony 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:24.0
[MIN 40-58]
 
  00:24.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:00.9
[NYK 60-40]
Anthony Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-17) New York Knicks (13-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Afflalo Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:36
[MIN 42-60]
 
  11:22 Porzingis Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:21  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anthony (1 ST)  11:11  
  11:07 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:54 Porzingis 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:54 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:49
[NYK 62-42]
Porzingis Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST) 
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Brown)  10:20  
  10:09 Porzingis Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Dieng Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (E Malloy)  10:00  
Dieng Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:00  
  09:36
[NYK 64-42]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anthony (6 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  09:20  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST)  09:13
[MIN 45-64]
 
  08:57 Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:56  
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  08:43
[MIN 48-64]
 
  08:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:23 Porzingis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:22  
  08:15 Lopez Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Ervin) 
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  08:07
[MIN 51-64]
 
  07:54
[NYK 66-51]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST) 
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:34
[MIN 53-66]
 
  07:12 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:11 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:11 Lopez Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  07:10  
  07:10 Lopez Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Ervin) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:47 Porzingis 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:46  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
  06:23 Anthony Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  06:13
[NYK 68-53]
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anthony (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:02  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Bjelica  06:02  
  06:02 Porzingis Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:40
[NYK 70-53]
Lopez Hook Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Anthony (8 AST) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (E Malloy)  05:40  
  05:40 Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:39  
  05:19 Lopez Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Ervin) 
Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine  05:19  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  05:11
[MIN 55-70]
 
  05:11 Lopez Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brown) 
  05:11 Lopez Substitution replaced by O'Quinn 
  05:11 Calderon Substitution replaced by Galloway 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  05:11
[MIN 56-70]
 
  04:53 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (5 ST) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  04:47
[MIN 58-70]
 
  04:18 Galloway Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:17  
  04:13 Anthony Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:13
[MIN 59-70]
 
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  04:13  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:13
[MIN 60-70]
 
  03:58 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
  03:57 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:56 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  03:53  
  03:52 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  03:47 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (6 ST) 
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  03:39
[MIN 62-70]
 
Dieng Violation:Kicked Ball  03:22  
  03:22 Anthony Substitution replaced by Porzingis 
  03:10
[NYK 72-62]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Galloway (5 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:34
[NYK 74-62]
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
Team Rebound  02:17  
  02:17 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:07
[MIN 64-74]
 
  01:49 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:48  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:24
[NYK 77-64]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (2 AST) 
  01:11 Galloway Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:11
[MIN 65-77]
 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  01:11  
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:11
[MIN 66-77]
 
  00:50.9 Porzingis 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:49.9  
LaVine Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:41.7
[MIN 68-77]
 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  00:34.3  
  00:34.3
[NYK 78-68]
Galloway Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:34.3 Galloway Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:32.9 Porzingis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:16.9 Porzingis Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:15.8  
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  00:05.9
[MIN 70-78]
 
  00:01.1 Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  11:48  
  11:34 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 O'Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:57 Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:55 Team Rebound 
  10:45 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:44  
Bjelica Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  10:33
[MIN 72-78]
 
  10:08 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin)  10:06  
  10:06
[NYK 79-72]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  10:06
[NYK 80-72]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 O'Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Brown)  09:29  
  09:20 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:19 O'Quinn Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:13 Galloway 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:12  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:52
[NYK 82-72]
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:20
[NYK 84-72]
Afflalo Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brown)  08:20  
  08:20  
  08:20 Thomas Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:20  
Miller Substitution replaced by Towns  08:20  
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:20  
  08:20
[NYK 85-72]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
  08:05 O'Quinn Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:05
[MIN 73-85]
 
  08:05 Afflalo Substitution replaced by Calderon 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:05
[MIN 74-85]
 
  07:53 Anthony Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (7 ST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:43 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:28
[MIN 76-85]
 
  07:10
[NYK 88-76]
Galloway 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST) 
  06:59 O'Quinn Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 77-88]
 
  06:59 Williams Substitution replaced by Porzingis 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 78-88]
 
  06:44
[NYK 90-78]
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Porzingis (3 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  06:30
[MIN 80-90]
 
  06:05 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:04 O'Quinn Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:00
[NYK 92-80]
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Galloway (6 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:40
[MIN 82-92]
 
  05:31 Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:30  
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  05:26  
  05:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:26 O'Quinn Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  05:14
[NYK 94-82]
Galloway Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Anthony (9 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST)  04:54
[MIN 84-94]
 
  04:42 Porzingis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (8 ST) 
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST)  04:36
[MIN 86-94]
 
  04:18 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:17  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin)  03:51  
  03:51
[NYK 95-86]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:51 Calderon Substitution replaced by Afflalo 
  03:51
[NYK 96-86]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:47  
LaVine Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  03:20 Porzingis Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:19  
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 88-96]
 
  02:40 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:38  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  02:33
[MIN 90-96]
 
  02:14 Anthony Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:13 Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  02:13 Lopez Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:12 Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
Towns Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  02:12  
  02:12
[NYK 97-90]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:12
[NYK 98-90]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:00
[MIN 92-98]
 
  01:36 Anthony Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  01:35  
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK)  01:27  
  01:26 Anthony Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin)  01:25  
  01:25 Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:25 Team Rebound 
  01:25
[NYK 99-92]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:25  
Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  01:16  
  00:54.9 Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:53.8  
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: Galloway (1 BLK)  00:52.9  
Team Rebound  00:51.7  
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:48.7
[MIN 94-99]
 
  00:40.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin)  00:28.7  
  00:28.7
[NYK 100-94]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:28.7
[NYK 101-94]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:28.7  
  00:28.7 Lopez Substitution replaced by Thomas 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST)  00:22.3
[MIN 97-101]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin)  00:21.5  
  00:21.5
[NYK 102-97]
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:21.5
[NYK 103-97]
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
Towns Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  00:13.9  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:11.4
[MIN 99-103]
 
  00:11.4 Porzingis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brown) 
  00:11.4 Galloway Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  00:11.4
[MIN 100-103]
 
  00:11.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:11.4 Lopez Substitution replaced by Galloway 
  00:11.4 Thomas Substitution replaced by Calderon 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Prince  00:11.4  
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ervin)  00:10.9  
  00:10.9
[NYK 104-100]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  00:10.9 Calderon Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  00:10.9
[NYK 105-100]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Prince Substitution replaced by Dieng  00:10.9  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.8  
Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:05.9  
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:05.0
[MIN 102-105]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  00:04.3  
  00:04.3
[NYK 106-102]
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  00:04.3
[NYK 107-102]
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:04.3  
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (7 BLK)  00:01.9  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:01.2  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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