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Ellis has 22 points, pushes Pacers past Timberwolves 102-88


By BRIAN HALL
Posted Dec 27 2015 12:14AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) For three quarters, the Indiana Pacers couldn't make shots against one of the most generous defenses in the league, continuing a frustrating stretch for the league's fourth-best 3-point shooting team.

Veterans Monta Ellis, Paul George and the rest of the Pacers found their stroke in the fourth to offer the latest lesson to the young Minnesota Timberwolves.

Ellis had 22 points and George added 18 to help Indiana overcome a fourth-quarter deficit and beat Minnesota 102-88 on Saturday night. Jordan Hill scored 12 points off the bench as the Pacers snapped a three-game skid.

"This one was very important, especially losing to a sub-.500 team at home and having a game we should win coming into this one," George said. "It's good that we were able to get the job done."

Entering with a 37.3 shooting percentage from 3, Indiana was 3 of 17 from beyond the arc through three quarters. The Pacers then hit 6 of 9 from 3 and 15 of 21 total from the floor in the fourth.

With Ellis taking over, Indiana erased Minnesota's largest lead of seven points in the closing minute of the third and first few minutes of the fourth with a 16-2 run. The Timberwolves cut the lead to 86-84 on Rubio's 3, but George and Rodney Stuckey hit back-to-back 3s and the Pacers didn't look back.

Ellis scored 16 in the second and seven in the fourth. George was 4-of-13 shooting through three quarters before going 3 of 3 for eight points in the fourth.

"We're a good 3-point shooting team," Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. "We haven't shot the ball well of late, but we feel like that's going to come around as long as we're moving the basketball. We got 25 assists, so we are trying to move it. We feel like the shots are going to go."

The more-experience Pacers benched outscored Minnesota 38-24.

Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell also stuck with his young group of rookie Karl-Anthony Towns, second-year players Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, third-year forward Gorgui Dieng and point guard Ricky Rubio to close out the game.

"They made too many mistakes, but we understand that and we've just got to keep working with them," Mitchell said. "It's not going to happen overnight. Everybody thinks defense is easy in the NBA. It's hard because all you see is pick and roll; all you see is guys quick enough to beat you off the dribble."

Towns had 24 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota, which has lost three in a row. Rubio finished with 15 points, nine assists and five rebounds.

MULTIPLYING MISTAKES

Both teams were mistake prone, combining for 45 turnovers.

The Pacers' lethargic start included five turnovers in the first five minutes with two shot-clock violations. The 23 turnovers for Indiana matched the most in a win since Feb. 1, 2014. It was a season high for turnovers by a Timberwolves' opponent.

Minnesota's 22 turnovers matched its second-highest total of the season. The Timberwolves had committed 24 turnovers in a loss at Phoenix on Dec. 13.

NO K-MART

Minnesota guard Kevin Martin sat for the second straight game as Mitchell continues to give more minutes to his younger players.

Tayshaun Prince has started the two games at small forward with Wiggins moved to shooting guard in the starting lineup.

LaVine has been playing more shooting guard the past two games off the bench, which is where Martin has started 12 of his 26 games this season. Rookie point guard Tyus Jones has received his most extensive action of the season the past two games following a short stint in the Developmental League.

TIP-INS

Pacers: Stuckey briefly left the game in the first period with a sprained right ankle. . Indiana coach Frank Vogel went back to his smaller starting lineup for the second straight game with George and C.J. Miles starting at forward with Lavoy Allen coming off the bench. . Off the bench, Jordan Hill has scored double figures in 10 of his past 13 games.

Timberwolves: Towns had his eighth 20-point game of the season. Only Philadelphia's Jahlil Okafor has more such games as a rookie this season with 12. Towns had 12 points in the first quarter, his second double-digit scoring first quarter of the season. The two occasions have been in the past three games. . Minnesota had eight steals in the third, tying a club record. The most recent game with eight steals in a quarter was 11 years ago, Dec. 26, 2004.

UP NEXT

Pacers: host Atlanta on Monday.

Timberwolves: visit San Antonio on Tuesday.


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IND
MIN
     
    • 50.0%

    • 46.7%

    • 34.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 92.9%

    • 77.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND MIN
Total Rebounds 39 33
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Turnovers 21 21
Fast Break Pts: 18 8
Biggest Lead: 16 7
Points in the Paint: 42 38
IND MIN
p Ellis   22 Towns   24
rb 2 players   6 Towns   8
a Stuckey   8 Rubio   9
s Hill   3 Rubio   5
b Allen   2 2 players   1
 
  • 11/13 - MIN 103 @ IND 107
  • 12/26 - IND 102 @ MIN 88
Indiana Pacers (17-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Miles F 17:00 2-8 1-6 1-2 -9 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 6
P. George F 32:12 7-16 4-8 0-0 +2 2 2 4 3 1 1 5 0 0 18
I. Mahinmi C 22:38 4-4 0-0 3-3 -4 3 3 6 2 3 1 2 0 0 11
M. Ellis G 36:01 8-15 1-5 5-5 +2 1 5 6 3 0 1 6 0 0 22
G. Hill G 31:48 3-6 1-3 0-0 +2 1 4 5 4 2 3 1 0 0 7
R. Stuckey   23:42 3-9 1-3 0-0 +23 1 4 5 8 0 1 2 0 1 7
J. Hill   27:30 5-10 0-0 2-2 +26 1 4 5 1 3 0 2 0 1 12
L. Allen   28:52 4-6 0-0 0-0 +15 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 2 0 8
G. Robinson III   04:29 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Budinger   15:48 4-5 1-1 2-2 +12 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 11
S. Hill DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Turner DND - Chip Fracture, Left Thumb
J. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-80 9-26 13-14   10 29 39 25 13 10 21 2 2 102
  50.0% 34.6% 92.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 23
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 22:09 2-4 0-0 0-0 +6 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 4
K. Garnett F 10:52 1-4 0-0 0-0 +2 0 3 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 2
K. Towns C 39:58 10-16 0-2 4-5 -7 3 5 8 3 4 1 5 1 0 24
A. Wiggins G 37:40 9-18 0-1 1-3 0 3 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 19
R. Rubio G 36:36 6-10 1-4 2-2 -1 0 5 5 9 1 5 5 0 0 15
G. Dieng   34:31 2-8 0-0 3-4 -9 2 5 7 2 2 1 6 0 0 7
Z. LaVine   26:18 3-10 1-3 2-2 -20 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 9
T. Jones   11:24 0-1 0-0 0-0 -13 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
S. Muhammad   10:20 0-2 0-0 2-2 -14 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2
A. Payne   10:12 2-2 2-2 0-0 -14 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
N. Bjelica DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-75 4-12 14-18   9 24 33 22 16 14 21 2 2 88
  46.7% 33.3% 77.8%   team rebs: 3 total to: 22

inactive

  • Pacers: Christmas, Whittington
  • Timberwolves: Pekovic, Rudez

technical fouls

  • Pacers: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #70 Brent Barnaky, #39 Tyler Ford
  • Attendance: 15076
  • Duration: 2:04
Indiana Pacers (17-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Mahinmi (Garnett gains possession)
  11:46 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:45  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:10
[MIN 2-0]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
George Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  10:49  
  10:41 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:40 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:40 Towns Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:39 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:37
[MIN 4-0]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:33 Garnett Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Miles Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:33  
Team Rebound  10:33  
Miles Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:33
[IND 1-4]
 
  10:18
[MIN 6-1]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: George (1 AST)  09:58
[IND 4-6]
 
  09:36
[MIN 8-4]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  09:21  
  09:15 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  09:00 Jump Ball Rubio vs Mahinmi (Ellis gains possession) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:50  
George Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  08:42  
  08:42 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:42 Team Rebound 
  08:42 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:42  
G Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:17 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:16  
  08:06 Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:06
[IND 5-8]
 
Mahinmi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:06
[IND 6-8]
 
Mahinmi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  07:55  
  07:55
[MIN 9-6]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:55
[MIN 10-6]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Ellis Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST)  07:45  
  07:33 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:32  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:08  
  06:51 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:50  
Ellis Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:41  
George 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mahinmi (1 AST)  06:38
[IND 9-10]
 
  06:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:32 Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Miles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford)  06:21  
  06:21 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  06:21
[MIN 11-9]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:44 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:42  
Ellis Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: G Hill (1 AST)  05:36
[IND 11-11]
 
  05:21 Dieng Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56
[MIN 13-11]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Miles Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:33
[MIN 15-11]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:33  
Miles Substitution replaced by Stuckey  04:33  
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by J Hill  04:33  
G Hill Substitution replaced by Allen  04:33  
J Hill Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:13
[IND 13-15]
 
  03:54 Rubio Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
George Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:44
[IND 15-15]
 
  03:31
[MIN 17-15]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (1 AST)  03:19
[IND 17-17]
 
  03:01 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:59  
J Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (2 AST)  02:46
[IND 19-17]
 
  02:29 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:18
[MIN 19-19]
Rubio Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:13 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Ford) 
  02:13 Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  02:13 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Team Timeout : Short  02:13  
Stuckey Substitution replaced by Robinson III  02:13  
George Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:56 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:37
[MIN 21-19]
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
George Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  01:24
[IND 21-21]
 
  00:54.9 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson III Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:53.3  
  00:53.3 Towns Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Ford) 
George Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.8  
  00:33.9 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:20.9 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
J Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:19.0  
J Hill Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Indiana Pacers (17-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Robinson III Layup Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:32 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:20
[MIN 24-21]
Payne 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
J Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:56
[IND 23-24]
 
  10:40 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
J Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:16 LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Robinson III Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:15  
  10:01 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky) 
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:01
[IND 24-24]
 
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:01
[IND 25-24]
 
  09:47 Muhammad Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST) 
Robinson III Substitution replaced by Stuckey  09:44  
  09:35 Dieng Violation:Defensive Goaltending (B Barnaky) 
J Hill Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  09:35
[IND 27-24]
 
  09:19 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:18  
Allen Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: G Hill (2 AST)  09:06
[IND 29-24]
 
  08:52 Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:51  
J Hill Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:42  
  08:42  
  08:24
[MIN 26-29]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Budinger Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:06  
  07:44
[MIN 28-29]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  07:26  
Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:25  
Allen Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (3 AST)  07:24
[IND 31-28]
 
  07:09 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:08  
Allen Hook Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:48 Payne Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:G Hill (1 ST) 
G Hill Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:43
[IND 33-28]
 
  06:20 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:18  
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:02
[MIN 31-33]
Payne 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  05:44
[IND 35-31]
 
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:43 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  05:43 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
G Hill Substitution replaced by Ellis  05:43  
  05:27 Dieng Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Barnaky) 
  05:27 Dieng Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  05:27 Payne Substitution replaced by Towns 
Ellis Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:10
[IND 37-31]
 
  04:48 Dieng Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
J Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:47  
Stuckey Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:21
[MIN 34-37]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Budinger Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:03
[IND 39-34]
 
  03:41
[MIN 36-39]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:40  
  03:40 LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince 
J Hill Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  03:40  
Stuckey Substitution replaced by G Hill  03:40  
Budinger Substitution replaced by George  03:40  
Ellis Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  03:29  
  03:15
[MIN 38-39]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Miles  03:06  
Mahinmi Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Barnaky)  02:59  
Mahinmi Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:59  
  02:52 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:51  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  02:33  
Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:30  
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:19 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:17 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:17
[MIN 40-39]
Wiggins Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ellis Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:02
[IND 41-40]
 
  01:47 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miles (1 ST) 
Miles Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:42
[IND 43-40]
 
  01:42 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:30 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:53.1
[MIN 42-43]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:33.1
[MIN 44-43]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  00:27.1 Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Barnaky) 
  00:27.1 Dieng Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by J Hill  00:27.1  
George Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:16.9  
G Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:14.8  
G Hill Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (17-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
George 3pt Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:40 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:27 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:G Hill (2 ST) 
  11:26 Prince Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington) 
Mahinmi Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: G Hill (3 AST)  11:12
[IND 45-44]
 
  10:53
[MIN 46-45]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Mahinmi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (T Ford)  10:53  
  10:53 Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
George Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:53  
  10:33 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:33
[IND 46-46]
 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:33
[IND 47-46]
 
  10:22
[MIN 48-47]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
George Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  10:17  
G Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  10:14  
  10:14
[MIN 49-47]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  10:14
[MIN 50-47]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:34 Prince Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (T Ford) 
  09:34 Prince Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Mahinmi Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ellis (1 AST)  09:20
[IND 49-50]
 
  09:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:59 Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
G Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:58  
Mahinmi Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ellis (2 AST)  08:54
[IND 51-50]
 
  08:54 Garnett Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Barnaky) 
Mahinmi Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  08:54
[IND 52-50]
 
  08:41 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:40  
George Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:22  
Ellis Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  08:18  
  08:16
[MIN 52-52]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
George Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:45 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mahinmi (1 ST) 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST)  07:40  
  07:23
[MIN 54-52]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:11
[IND 54-54]
 
G Hill Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford)  06:56  
  06:56
[MIN 55-54]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:56
[MIN 56-54]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
G Hill Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:36  
  06:36 Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  06:25
[MIN 58-54]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:53 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:52  
Miles 3pt Shot: Missed  05:43  
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:42  
Mahinmi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Prince (2 ST)  05:39  
Miles Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Washington)  05:33  
Miles Substitution replaced by Allen  05:33  
  05:21 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:20 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:19
[MIN 60-54]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:18  
Mahinmi Substitution replaced by J Hill  05:18  
  05:06 Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
J Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:06
[IND 55-60]
 
J Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:06
[IND 56-60]
 
  04:45 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:44 Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:43
[MIN 62-56]
Prince Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  04:29  
  04:26 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:G Hill (3 ST) 
J Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:13  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:11  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:55  
Team Rebound  03:54  
George 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ellis (3 AST)  03:51
[IND 59-62]
 
  03:30 Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:George (1 ST) 
George Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  03:23  
  03:18 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  03:18 Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine 
G Hill Substitution replaced by Stuckey  03:18  
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: George (2 AST)  03:04
[IND 61-62]
 
  02:47
[MIN 64-61]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Stuckey Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  02:30  
  02:24 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:23 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:23 Dieng Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Allen Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  02:22  
  02:22
[MIN 65-61]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:22
[MIN 66-61]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
George 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:53 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Ellis Layup Shot: Missed  01:31  
J Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:29  
J Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  01:29  
Team Rebound  01:29  
  01:29 Towns Substitution replaced by Payne 
  01:29 Jump Ball Dieng vs J Hill (Ellis gains possession) 
George Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  01:15  
  01:10
[MIN 68-61]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
George Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:49.9  
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:43.7
[IND 63-68]
 
  00:43.7 Payne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Washington) 
  00:43.7 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
George Substitution replaced by Budinger  00:43.7  
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  00:43.7
[IND 64-68]
 
  00:33.9 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Budinger (2 ST) 
  00:26.4 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:26.4
[IND 65-68]
 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:26.4
[IND 66-68]
 
  00:03.8 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
  00:02.8 Team Rebound 
  00:02.4 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Stuckey (1 ST) 
Stuckey Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:44
[IND 68-68]
 
  11:24 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:23  
Stuckey Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  11:06  
Budinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky)  11:04  
  11:04
[MIN 69-68]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:04
[MIN 70-68]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
J Hill Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:50
[IND 70-70]
 
  10:37 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
G Hill 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: J Hill (1 AST)  10:20
[IND 73-70]
 
  09:57 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:55  
G Hill Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (4 AST)  09:51
[IND 75-70]
 
  09:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:50 Payne Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  09:50 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  09:27 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:26  
Budinger Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: G Hill (4 AST)  09:24
[IND 77-70]
 
  09:09
[MIN 72-77]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
G Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:37 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:36  
  08:24 Towns Foul: Personal (4 PF) (B Barnaky) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (5 AST)  08:13
[IND 80-72]
 
  07:57 Dieng Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (T Ford) 
  07:57 Dieng Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
  07:57 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
J Hill Hook Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
J Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky)  07:32  
  07:32
[MIN 73-80]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:32
[MIN 74-80]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Budinger Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (6 AST)  07:20
[IND 82-74]
 
  07:06 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  06:50  
Team Rebound  06:48  
Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST)  06:45  
  06:40
[MIN 76-82]
Towns Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
J Hill Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (T Washington)  06:18  
J Hill Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:18  
G Hill Substitution replaced by Ellis  06:18  
  06:07
[MIN 78-82]
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
J Hill Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (T Ford)  06:07  
  06:07
[MIN 79-82]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:45
[IND 84-79]
 
  05:25 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
J Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:24  
Ellis Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Rubio (5 ST)  05:16  
  05:16 Team Timeout : Short 
  05:16  
J Hill Substitution replaced by Mahinmi  05:16  
Budinger Substitution replaced by George  05:16  
  05:02 Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  05:01 Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  05:00
[MIN 81-84]
Wiggins Putback Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Stuckey 3pt Shot: Missed  04:38  
George Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:36  
George Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  04:30
[IND 86-81]
 
  04:08
[MIN 84-86]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST) 
George 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (7 AST)  03:44
[IND 89-84]
 
  03:23 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Allen (2 BLK) 
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:22  
George Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO)  03:21  
  03:16 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:14  
Stuckey 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mahinmi (2 AST)  02:55
[IND 92-84]
 
  02:37 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:36  
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:09
[MIN 86-92]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:08  
Allen Substitution replaced by J Hill  02:08  
George 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:48
[IND 95-86]
 
  01:37 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ellis (1 ST) 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:33
[IND 97-86]
 
  01:24 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
J Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:23  
Mahinmi Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (8 AST)  01:04
[IND 99-86]
 
  01:00 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:58.9  
Stuckey 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Mahinmi Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:36.9  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: George (3 AST)  00:16.8
[IND 102-86]
 
  00:09.7
[MIN 88-102]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
2nd Central
45
37
7-3
26-15
19-22
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
2 players 27.3
2 players 7.6
4 players 4.3
2 players 3.3
2 players 2.1
MIN
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