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Leonard, Spurs beat up Wolves for 7th straight win, 108-83


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Dec 23 2015 11:38PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kawhi Leonard's expression never changed, from stretching in pregame warmups to shutting down prized Minnesota Timberwolves youngster Andrew Wiggins to stepping out of the shower and getting ready to head back home.

"Just another day for me," he said.

And for the San Antonio Spurs, who are running roughshod over the rest of the NBA.

Leonard had 19 points and six rebounds, and the Spurs bullied the young Timberwolves in the paint during a 108-83 victory Wednesday night.

Danny Green broke out of a season-long shooting slump with 11 points, including 3 for 4 from 3-point range, and seven rebounds in the seventh straight victory for the Spurs (25-5). San Antonio outrebounded Minnesota 47-31 and outscored the Wolves 54-24 in the paint to breeze to the win.

"Guys are competing at a high level. We're paying attention to detail and playing defense," said LaMarcus Aldridge, who had 12 points and eight rebounds. "If we keep doing that, things should go well for us."

Karl-Anthony Towns had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves (11-18). Zach LaVine scored 17, but the Wolves were 3 of 10 from 3-point range while the Spurs went 10 for 24.

The Golden State Warriors have grabbed all the early attention with their 24-game winning streak to start the season, and the Spurs have only been too happy to lay in the shadows while they work to get Aldridge and David West incorporated into a system that has been the NBA's gold standard over the last two decades.

They've picked up steam over the last two weeks, eviscerating opponents on both ends of the court to assert themselves as legitimate challengers to the defending champion Warriors in the West.

Leonard is a serious MVP candidate, Aldridge is starting to find a groove and Tony Parker is back to the whirling dervish who sliced and diced the NBA for a decade before injuries slowed him last season. Parker entered the game shooting 56 percent from the field and made six of 11 shots for 14 points against the Wolves.

San Antonio's defense also clamped down on Wiggins, holding him to 2-for-11 shooting and blocking at least five of his drives to the basket. The Timberwolves lost by 15 points or more for the first time this season.

"Looking at them and trying to see what they do, and trying to put it in our game," Wiggins said, "that's the smartest thing we can do."

KG VS DUNCAN

Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan faced off for the 44th time in the regular season, and their stat lines over that huge sample size are remarkably similar. In the first 43 games, Duncan averaged 19.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and shot 46 percent in 37.3 minutes. Garnett averaged 19.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.9 blocks and shot 45 percent in 37.3 minutes. Duncan is now 27-17 in the head-to-head matchup.

"Epic," Garnett said when asked to describe his battles with Duncan. "Tim's always been a fierce competitor, always respected him. I've always respected his body of work. His accomplishments. Not just that, but the Spurs organization."

Not so epic this time. Duncan had two points, five rebounds, five assists and four blocks in 24 minutes. Garnett had four points and one rebound in less than 12 minutes.

LINE CHANGE

The Spurs were up 14 at halftime, but Minnesota came out with a 6-0 burst to start the third quarter. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich pulled one of his patented line changes, benching all five starters for his second unit. Manu Ginobili and Co. responded with a 15-3 run to end any hopes of a Wolves comeback.

TIP-INS

Spurs: Ginobili said he was feeling no ill effects from a collision with Pacers G Monta Ellis on Monday. Ginobili said he was hit high enough on the hip that it felt fine on Wednesday. ... Popovich attended the funeral for former Wolves president and coach Flip Saunders in October. "He's an iconic figure here," Popovich said. "We'll always think about him walking in here, for sure."

Timberwolves: Rookie point guard Tyus Jones was recalled from the D-League and made his first NBA field goal on a driving layup in the first quarter. He had six points in 20 minutes. ... Shabazz Muhammad had 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting.

UP NEXT

Spurs: Host Phoenix on Friday.

Timberwolves: Host Indiana on Saturday.


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SAS
MIN
     
    • 53.7%

    • 41.7%

    • 41.7%

    • 30.0%

    • 71.4%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS MIN
Total Rebounds 47 31
Offensive Rebounds 14 8
Turnovers 15 13
Fast Break Pts: 5 7
Biggest Lead: 26 0
Points in the Paint: 54 24
SAS MIN
p Leonard   19 LaVine   17
rb Aldridge   8 Towns   11
a Parker   6 2 players   4
s Leonard   2 2 players   2
b Duncan   4 2 players   1
 
  • 12/23 - SAS 108 @ MIN 83
  • 12/28 - MIN 95 @ SAS 101
  • 03/08 - SAS 116 @ MIN 91
San Antonio Spurs (25-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Leonard F 30:37 8-16 3-7 0-0 +13 2 4 6 2 1 2 1 2 0 19
L. Aldridge F 29:02 4-9 0-1 4-5 +15 2 6 8 0 2 1 2 1 0 12
T. Duncan C 24:12 1-6 0-0 0-0 +17 2 3 5 5 2 1 2 4 0 2
D. Green G 21:38 4-5 3-4 0-0 +15 1 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
T. Parker G 24:20 6-11 2-3 0-0 +12 0 2 2 6 2 0 2 0 1 14
M. Ginobili   15:59 2-5 2-4 2-2 +4 0 2 2 4 2 0 2 0 0 8
B. Diaw   16:24 3-5 0-1 0-0 +4 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 6
P. Mills   20:05 3-9 0-3 0-0 +9 1 2 3 1 1 1 3 0 0 6
D. West   22:47 6-8 0-0 1-3 +10 3 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 13
K. Anderson   20:02 5-6 0-1 0-0 +14 2 3 5 3 0 1 1 1 0 10
J. Simmons   07:44 1-1 0-0 1-2 +4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
B. Marjanovic   03:35 1-1 0-0 2-2 +4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
R. Butler   03:35 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 44-82 10-24 10-14   14 33 47 24 14 7 15 9 2 108
  53.7% 41.7% 71.4%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 19:34 0-2 0-0 0-0 -13 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
K. Garnett F 11:27 1-1 0-0 2-2 -10 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
K. Towns C 34:00 4-12 0-2 2-2 -13 2 9 11 1 3 0 2 0 1 10
A. Wiggins G 31:04 2-11 0-1 6-9 -14 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 6 10
R. Rubio G 25:15 3-5 1-2 2-2 -10 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 9
G. Dieng   28:45 5-9 0-0 2-2 -13 1 5 6 2 4 0 3 1 1 12
Z. LaVine   24:19 7-13 1-1 2-4 -10 1 1 2 4 2 2 3 0 0 17
T. Jones   19:49 3-7 0-1 0-0 -11 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 6
S. Muhammad   21:06 5-9 1-1 4-4 -16 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 15
A. Payne   07:53 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
N. Bjelica   16:48 0-2 0-2 0-0 -12 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 30-72 3-10 20-25   8 23 31 19 17 5 13 2 9 83
  41.7% 30.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14

inactive

  • Spurs: Bonner, McCallum
  • Timberwolves: Pekovic, Rudez

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #37 Eric Dalen, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 16788
  • Duration: 2:03
San Antonio Spurs (26-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Duncan (Green gains possession)
Parker Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:43  
  11:29 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK) 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:28  
Leonard Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:27  
  11:10 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
  10:46 Towns Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Stafford) 
Parker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:46
[SAS 2-0]
 
  10:33 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:32  
Duncan Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:13
[SAS 4-0]
 
  10:05
[MIN 2-4]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Leonard Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:46
[SAS 6-2]
 
  09:34 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:32  
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:19  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:05  
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
Team Rebound  08:40  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:40  
  08:24
[MIN 4-6]
Towns Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
  08:10 Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST)  08:06
[SAS 9-4]
 
  07:48
[MIN 6-9]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  07:19
[SAS 12-6]
 
Parker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  07:10  
  07:10
[MIN 7-12]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:10
[MIN 8-12]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:23 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (1 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:22  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  06:16
[SAS 15-8]
 
  06:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:16 Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  06:00 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:59  
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:43  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  05:23
[SAS 18-8]
 
  05:08 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:07  
Parker Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:57
[SAS 20-8]
 
  04:36 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:36  
Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili  04:28  
Duncan Substitution replaced by Diaw  04:28  
  04:23 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:23
[SAS 21-8]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:23
[SAS 22-8]
 
  04:10 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (1 BLK) 
  04:09 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:02
[MIN 10-22]
Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:37 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Diaw Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  03:31  
  03:31
[MIN 11-22]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Mills  03:31  
  03:31
[MIN 12-22]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:07 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:50 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aldridge (1 ST) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:37 Wiggins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J Williams) 
  02:37 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
  02:37 Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  02:37 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  02:29  
  02:08 LaVine Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (E Dalen) 
  02:08 LaVine Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Aldridge Substitution replaced by West  02:08  
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:56 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:49
[MIN 14-22]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (1 AST)  01:35
[SAS 24-14]
 
  01:24 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:24  
Leonard Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:14
[SAS 26-14]
 
  00:59.8
[MIN 16-26]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:48.1 Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
  00:48.1 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Anderson  00:48.1  
  00:48.1 Towns Substitution replaced by Payne 
Mills Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:35.0
[SAS 28-16]
 
  00:23.6 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:22.6  
West Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (26-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:36 Team Rebound 
  11:36 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Mills Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:25
[SAS 30-16]
 
  11:04
[MIN 19-30]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  10:52  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:51  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Diaw (2 AST)  10:40
[SAS 33-19]
 
  10:16
[MIN 21-33]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Anderson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  10:01
[SAS 35-21]
 
  09:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:47 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Mills Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:39  
  09:30 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Diaw Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  09:19  
  09:14
[MIN 23-35]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
  09:08 Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Williams) 
Diaw Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  09:01
[SAS 37-23]
 
  08:50 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:49  
Diaw Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  08:43
[SAS 39-23]
 
  08:21
[MIN 25-39]
Jones Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:48 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Diaw Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  07:48  
  07:48
[MIN 26-39]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Duncan  07:48  
Diaw Substitution replaced by Parker  07:48  
Mills Substitution replaced by Green  07:48  
  07:48 Payne Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  07:48 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  07:48
[MIN 27-39]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Anderson Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:30
[SAS 41-27]
 
  07:12 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:12 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:09 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
West Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST)  06:54
[SAS 43-27]
 
  06:37
[MIN 29-43]
Towns Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:19 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:11 LaVine Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  06:11 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Leonard  06:11  
  06:05
[MIN 31-43]
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:05  
West Substitution replaced by Aldridge  06:05  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:45 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:28 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (2 BLK) 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:27  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST)  05:09
[SAS 46-31]
 
  04:57 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Prince 
  04:55
[MIN 33-46]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST) 
Aldridge Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams)  04:55  
  04:55
[MIN 34-46]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Aldridge Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Duncan (4 AST)  04:41
[SAS 48-34]
 
  04:29 Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Duncan (3 BLK) 
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:28  
Duncan Hook Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:57 Towns Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:56  
Duncan Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  03:38  
  03:25 Towns Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Stafford) 
  03:25 Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Aldridge Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Stafford)  03:10  
Aldridge Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:10  
Duncan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  02:57  
  02:57  
Parker Substitution replaced by Mills  02:57  
  02:57 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (E Dalen) 
  02:57
[MIN 35-48]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:57
[MIN 36-48]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:41 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Dalen) 
Aldridge Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  02:31  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:30  
Duncan Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:29  
Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:26
[SAS 50-36]
 
  02:11 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:10  
Mills Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  02:06  
  01:57 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed Block: Duncan (4 BLK) 
  01:56 Team Rebound 
  01:44 Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:43  
Green Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mills (1 AST)  01:24
[SAS 52-36]
 
  01:04 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (2 BLK) 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:03  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.9 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:36.8 Prince Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mills (1 ST) 
Mills Layup Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:28.9 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:18.9
[MIN 38-52]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:07.9 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Dalen) 
  00:07.9 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili  00:07.9  
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (26-5) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[MIN 40-52]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:22 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Parker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  11:11  
  11:11
[MIN 41-52]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  11:11
[MIN 42-52]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  11:01  
  10:53
[MIN 44-52]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:53  
Leonard Substitution replaced by Anderson  10:53  
Aldridge Substitution replaced by West  10:53  
Duncan Substitution replaced by Diaw  10:53  
Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili  10:53  
Parker Substitution replaced by Mills  10:53  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  10:42
[SAS 55-44]
 
  10:18 Towns Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK) 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:17  
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:55  
West Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  09:48
[SAS 57-44]
 
  09:32 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:31  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  09:25  
Mills Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:25  
Mills Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:19
[SAS 59-44]
 
Diaw Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  09:07  
  09:07
[MIN 45-59]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:07
[MIN 46-59]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anderson (3 AST)  08:43
[SAS 61-46]
 
  08:22 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:22  
  08:10 Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:10
[SAS 62-46]
 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:10
[SAS 63-46]
 
Ginobili Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  07:57  
  07:57
[MIN 47-63]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:57 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:56  
Mills Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:21 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:20  
Anderson Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:12
[SAS 65-47]
 
  06:54 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:54  
  06:46 Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:28 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ginobili Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  06:17  
  06:17
[MIN 48-65]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:17 Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  06:17 LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:16  
West Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST)  05:59
[SAS 67-48]
 
  05:59 Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Williams) 
West Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:59  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:58  
Diaw Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:37 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:29
[MIN 50-67]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Mills Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  04:56
[MIN 52-67]
LaVine Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Diaw Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:39
[SAS 69-52]
 
  04:21
[MIN 54-69]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:51
[MIN 57-69]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Ginobili Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  03:42  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Leonard  03:42  
Mills Substitution replaced by Parker  03:42  
  03:33 LaVine Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
West Substitution replaced by Aldridge  03:33  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
Team Rebound  03:09  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:09  
  03:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
Diaw Substitution replaced by Duncan  03:09  
Leonard Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  03:01  
  03:01 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:01 Team Rebound 
  03:01 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:01  
Aldridge 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:36  
Anderson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:35
[SAS 71-57]
 
  02:11 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  02:11 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:51 Team Rebound 
Duncan Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  01:51  
  01:51
[MIN 58-71]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:51 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  01:51
[MIN 59-71]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Parker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:33
[SAS 73-59]
 
  01:20 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (2 ST) 
Anderson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  01:15  
  01:15 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  01:03 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:03  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Green  01:03  
Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  00:47.6
[SAS 75-59]
 
  00:47.6 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:47.6  
Leonard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:46.9  
Parker Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:31.2
[SAS 77-59]
 
  00:11.5
[MIN 61-77]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
Parker Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bjelica (1 BLK)  00:02.9  
  00:01.3 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Duncan (5 AST)  11:48
[SAS 79-61]
 
  11:33
[MIN 63-79]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  11:15
[SAS 82-63]
 
  11:00 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:00  
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:43 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:36 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:33
[MIN 65-82]
Muhammad Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  10:20  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:20  
Aldridge Layup Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:47 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:46  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST)  09:30
[SAS 85-65]
 
  09:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:06
[MIN 67-85]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:48
[SAS 87-67]
 
  08:31 Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Duncan (1 ST) 
Leonard Running Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST)  08:15
[SAS 89-67]
 
  07:55
[MIN 70-89]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (2 AST) 
  07:44 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:44
[SAS 90-70]
 
  07:44 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns 
Green Substitution replaced by Simmons  07:44  
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:44
[SAS 91-70]
 
  07:24 Dieng Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Duncan Substitution replaced by West  07:24  
Parker Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST)  07:11  
  07:08
[MIN 72-91]
LaVine Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST)  06:40
[SAS 94-72]
 
  06:24 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:23  
Parker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:51 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  05:49
[MIN 74-94]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:49  
Parker Substitution replaced by Mills  05:49  
  05:49 Jones Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  05:30  
West Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  05:29  
Mills Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:LaVine (2 ST)  05:20  
Mills Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams)  05:16  
  05:16 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:16
[MIN 75-94]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Aldridge Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:59  
  04:33 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:32  
Leonard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:27
[SAS 96-75]
 
  04:07 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:07  
Simmons Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Leonard (2 AST)  03:58
[SAS 98-75]
 
  03:36 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
West Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  03:35  
  03:35
[MIN 76-98]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Anderson  03:35  
Aldridge Substitution replaced by Marjanovic  03:35  
Mills Substitution replaced by Butler  03:35  
  03:35
[MIN 77-98]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
West Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:17
[SAS 100-77]
 
  03:00 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:00 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  02:59 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:57  
  02:53 LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
  02:53  
  02:53 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  02:53 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Payne 
  02:53 LaVine Substitution replaced by Jones 
Simmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:53
[SAS 101-77]
 
Simmons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:53  
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:53  
Marjanovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:48
[SAS 103-77]
 
  02:35
[MIN 79-103]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
  02:13 Payne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:13
[SAS 104-79]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:56
[MIN 81-104]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:33
[SAS 106-81]
 
  01:20 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Simmons (1 ST) 
Marjanovic Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:14  
  01:00
[MIN 83-106]
Dieng Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  00:43.5 Payne Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Stafford) 
  00:35.6 Dieng Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Williams) 
Marjanovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:35.6
[SAS 107-83]
 
Marjanovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:35.6
[SAS 108-83]
 
  00:23.9 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:22.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l10
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SAS
1st Southwest
67
15
6-4
40-1
27-14
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Aldridge 26.8
Aldridge 8.5
Parker 5.7
Leonard 2.8
Leonard 2.8
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