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Spurs 18-0 at home after 101-95 win over Timberwolves



Posted Dec 29 2015 1:53AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs started the game minus an injured Tim Duncan and were soon without coach Gregg Popovich following a fiery ejection.

The Spurs needed an emotional and physical lift against the tenacious Minnesota Timberwolves, and they got it on the massive shoulders of 7-foot-3 rookie Boban Marjanovic.

Marjanovic scored 17 points on 7-for-7 shooting, helping San Antonio hold off Minnesota 101-95 on Monday night to remain undefeated at home.

"I feel happy because I am part of this win," Marjanovic said. "In the first half we played like, so-so, and in the second half much better and we showed we are a team. We showed in bad times that we can be a good team."

San Antonio joined the 1978 Portland Trail Blazers and 1986 Houston Rockets as the only Western Conference teams to open a season 18-0 at home.

Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and 11 rebounds, but his production was basically a wash as he battled Andrew Wiggins. Minnesota's athletic guard had 18 points and six rebounds.

With Duncan sitting out due to a sore right knee and LaMarcus Aldridge limited to six points, the Spurs (27-6) needed another big man to step up and Marjanovic did.

He sparked two key runs, helping San Antonio extend its franchise-record home winning streak to 27 games dating to last season.

"Both stretches he impacted well," said Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, who took over for Popovich. "Not only with his game, that was a quality game, but also because he got the crowd involved, he got his teammates involved."

Minnesota raced out to an 18-6 lead by distributing the ball before San Antonio's defense could fully set. Every Timberwolves starter had four points in the opening run except for Ricky Rubio, who had two points and five assists.

San Antonio was listless until Marjanovic sparked a 15-5 spurt bridging the first and second quarters.

The 290-pound center created a jump ball by standing over Gorgui Dieng with his arms outstretched and waiting for the 6-11 Dieng to jump and put the ball into his hands. Marjanovic won the ensuing jump ball, which led to a 3-pointer by Manu Ginobili.

The play was one of several by Marjanovic that brought the sellout crowd to its feet.

"Yeah, it's amazing. The fans are amazing," Marjanovic said. "Tonight - every night - but tonight they really gave us support. It was like six players on the court. They helped us a lot."

Marjanovic had nine points in the third as the Spurs rallied to take a 76-72 lead after trailing by as many as seven points in the quarter. He spun on Dieng on one possession, holding the ball in his right hand as he twirled toward the basket and then tossed in a 2-footer.

"He's just so big," Minnesota interim coach Sam Mitchell said. "I felt like our guys were physical. We boxed out, but he's just so big. I thought we did the best job we could."

David West had 11 points while starting in place of Duncan, and Ginobili added 13 to help the Spurs overcome Popovich's early ejection.

Popovich was thrown out with 1:13 remaining in the first half on two successive technical fouls following a non-call on Aldridge.

Official Lauren Holtkamp assessed the first after Popovich was screaming at her as he walked to the baseline in front of the Spurs bench. The initial technical caused Popovich to storm onto the court, where he was restrained under the basket by his assistants as he continued yelling and pointing at Holtkamp.

The tirade led James Capers to call a second technical and eject Popovich.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Minnesota is 3-12 after starting the season 8-8. After holding opponents to 101.1 points per game in reaching .500, the Timberwolves were allowing five more points a game in their previous 14 entering Monday.

Spurs: Duncan missed his first game this season due to injury. He was a late scratch with soreness in his right knee. Duncan has missed four previous games due to rest. ... San Antonio's best start after 33 games was 29-4 in 2011.

RIP, MEADOWLARK

Popovich was saddened to hear of the passing of George "Meadowlark" Lemon, the longtime Harlem Globetrotters star who died Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 83.

"Obviously, we all watched him for a lot of years," Popovich said. "Growing up, the Globetrotters were something special and he was like the iconic figure of that whole group. So, it's a sad day."

STAND IN

Messina was unsure how to handle the media following the victory. The Spurs' assistant took over when Popovich was ejected late in the first half and also had to fill in for the longtime San Antonio coach after the game.

"I don't know how to do this thing here," Messina said. "I talk? I say something?"

Messina laughed when told Popovich's usual routine was to glare at reporters for a while.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Spurs: Host Utah on Wednesday night.


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MIN
SAS
     
    • 47.6%

    • 51.4%

    • 27.3%

    • 29.4%

    • 58.3%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN SAS
Total Rebounds 32 36
Offensive Rebounds 6 5
Turnovers 15 16
Fast Break Pts: 10 11
Biggest Lead: 12 9
Points in the Paint: 46 48
MIN SAS
p Wiggins   18 2 players   17
rb Towns   12 Leonard   11
a Rubio   14 Parker   7
s Rubio   4 5 players   1
b 2 players   2 5 players   1
 
  • 12/23 - SAS 108 @ MIN 83
  • 12/28 - MIN 95 @ SAS 101
  • 03/08 - SAS 116 @ MIN 91
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 29:56 5-6 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 10
K. Garnett F 15:35 5-7 0-0 0-0 +10 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 10
K. Towns C 31:06 4-7 0-0 2-3 +8 1 11 12 1 5 1 1 0 0 10
A. Wiggins G 37:22 8-18 0-1 2-8 -2 2 4 6 1 3 2 3 0 0 18
R. Rubio G 36:34 2-9 0-2 3-4 +2 0 3 3 14 5 4 1 0 1 7
G. Dieng   22:46 3-9 0-0 2-4 -17 3 2 5 2 5 3 5 0 1 8
Z. LaVine   24:41 5-14 0-4 5-5 -9 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 15
A. Payne   14:28 3-6 1-2 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 7
T. Jones   11:26 1-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 2
S. Muhammad   11:30 3-4 2-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
N. Bjelica   04:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-82 3-11 14-24   6 26 32 25 29 12 15 4 5 95
  47.6% 27.3% 58.3%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15
San Antonio Spurs (27-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Leonard F 37:23 5-9 1-1 6-7 +2 0 11 11 3 5 1 0 0 0 17
L. Aldridge F 27:01 3-8 0-0 0-0 -8 1 5 6 1 5 0 3 0 1 6
D. West C 26:54 4-8 0-0 3-3 -7 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 11
D. Green G 21:18 3-7 0-4 0-0 -14 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 6
T. Parker G 30:59 2-9 0-2 8-12 -17 0 4 4 7 1 0 2 1 0 12
M. Ginobili   24:00 5-11 3-6 0-0 +16 1 4 5 4 1 0 2 0 0 13
P. Mills   19:11 4-7 1-4 2-2 +23 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 11
B. Marjanovic   14:32 7-7 0-0 3-4 +16 2 2 4 0 2 1 2 1 0 17
B. Diaw   25:38 2-2 0-0 0-0 +15 1 1 2 4 2 0 3 1 0 4
J. Simmons   02:49 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
K. Anderson   10:15 2-2 0-0 0-0 +4 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 4
M. Bonner DNP - Coach's Decision
R. McCallum DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-72 5-17 22-28   5 31 36 25 18 5 16 5 4 101
  51.4% 29.4% 78.6%   team rebs: 14 total to: 17

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Pekovic, Rudez
  • Spurs: Butler, Duncan

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Mitchell
  • Spurs: Popovich, Popovich

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 15

arena stats

  • Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #7 Lauren Holtkamp
  • Attendance: 18493
  • Duration: 2:19
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-21) San Antonio Spurs (28-6)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Aldridge vs Towns (Garnett gains possession)
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:40 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:30 Leonard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:28  
Prince Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  11:13
[MIN 2-0]
 
  10:56 Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:55  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  10:46
[MIN 4-0]
 
  10:26 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:25  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  10:15
[MIN 6-0]
 
  09:49 Aldridge Layup Shot: Missed Block: Prince (1 BLK) 
  09:48 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:47 Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Team Timeout : Short  09:46  
Garnett Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  09:27
[MIN 8-0]
 
  09:16 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Rubio Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:11
[MIN 10-0]
 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  09:07  
  09:07 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:07 Team Rebound 
  09:07
[SAS 1-10]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Towns Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:51 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:43
[SAS 3-10]
Leonard Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parker (1 BLK)  08:33  
  08:32 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:24 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:23  
Prince Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  08:18
[MIN 12-3]
 
  07:56
[SAS 6-12]
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST) 
  07:34 Aldridge Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:34
[MIN 13-6]
 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:34
[MIN 14-6]
 
  07:12 Parker Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:11  
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  07:04
[MIN 16-6]
 
  07:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:48 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:48  
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  06:33
[MIN 18-6]
 
  06:13
[SAS 8-18]
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  05:52
[MIN 20-8]
 
  05:37
[SAS 10-20]
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Leonard (2 AST) 
  05:25 West Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
  05:25 Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  05:25 Parker Substitution replaced by Mills 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng  05:25  
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:16 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:05
[SAS 13-20]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mills (1 AST) 
Dieng Hook Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Team Rebound 
Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (J Capers)  04:46  
Prince Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland)  04:38  
  04:30
[SAS 15-20]
West Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (1 AST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  04:10
[MIN 22-15]
 
  04:02
[SAS 17-22]
Leonard Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Towns Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:42 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:36 Aldridge Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:31  
  03:31 West Substitution replaced by Marjanovic 
  03:31 Aldridge Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:20  
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Marjanovic (1 BLK)  03:18  
  03:18 Jump Ball Marjanovic vs Dieng (Mills gains possession) 
  03:18 Team Rebound 
  03:09
[SAS 20-22]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mills (2 AST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  02:56
[MIN 24-20]
 
  02:39 Diaw Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine  02:39  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:09
[SAS 22-24]
Marjanovic Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (1 AST) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Team Rebound 
  01:34 Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:22 Team Rebound 
Towns Substitution replaced by Payne  01:22  
  01:08
[SAS 24-24]
Marjanovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mills (3 AST) 
Payne 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:44.9 Marjanovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:44.9 Marjanovic Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:40.6
[MIN 26-24]
 
  00:40.6 Leonard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  00:40.6  
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:40.6
[MIN 27-24]
 
  00:31.6 Team Turnover : Backcourt Turnover 
Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:10.9 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
LaVine Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (J Capers)  00:07.5  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  00:07.5  
  00:01.6
[SAS 26-27]
Mills Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-21) San Antonio Spurs (28-6)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Ginobili Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Marjanovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:38
[SAS 28-27]
Marjanovic Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  11:24 Ginobili Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:18  
  11:06
[SAS 30-27]
Mills Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dieng Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  10:45
[MIN 29-30]
 
  10:25
[SAS 33-29]
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Simmons (1 AST) 
Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  10:14  
  09:52 Simmons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Payne (1 BLK) 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:50  
Payne Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:40
[MIN 31-33]
 
  09:24 Simmons Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Payne (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:23  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  09:11
[MIN 34-33]
 
  09:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:11 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  09:11 Simmons Substitution replaced by Green 
  08:57 Marjanovic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Payne (1 ST) 
Payne Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:33 Marjanovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  08:17  
  08:17
[SAS 34-34]
Marjanovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:17 Mills Substitution replaced by Parker 
  08:17
[SAS 35-34]
Marjanovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  08:03  
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:00  
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  07:58  
Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Capers)  07:43  
  07:43 Marjanovic Substitution replaced by Aldridge 
  07:35
[SAS 37-34]
Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  07:14
[MIN 37-37]
 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Capers)  06:59  
Payne Substitution replaced by Towns  06:59  
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:59  
  06:53
[SAS 39-37]
Anderson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (2 AST) 
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:41
[MIN 39-39]
 
  06:25 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:25  
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  06:20
[MIN 41-39]
 
Towns Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland)  06:00  
  06:00 Diaw Substitution replaced by West 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:00  
Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  05:54  
  05:54  
  05:54 Green Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Garnett  05:54  
  05:54
[SAS 40-41]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  05:54
[SAS 41-41]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Garnett Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (C Kirkland)  05:45  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:45  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince  05:45  
Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  05:32  
  05:32
[SAS 42-41]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:32
[SAS 43-41]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:47 Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:47  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  04:34
[MIN 43-43]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  04:19  
  04:19
[SAS 44-43]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:19 Anderson Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  04:19
[SAS 45-43]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:10 Leonard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:10  
Team Rebound  04:10  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:52 West Turnaround Bank shot: Missed Block: Prince (2 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:51  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:33  
Wiggins Tip Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:30
[MIN 45-45]
 
  03:12 Aldridge Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:11  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:46 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:46  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:33  
Team Rebound  02:33  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
Towns Substitution replaced by Payne  02:33  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
Team Rebound  02:26  
  02:26 Parker Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:04 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:02 Ginobili Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:46  
  01:26 Aldridge Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST) 
Wiggins Running Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:20
[MIN 47-45]
 
  01:13 Popovich Technical (L Holtkamp) 
  01:13 Popovich Technical (J Capers) 
  01:13 Popovich Ejection:Second Technical 
Rubio Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  01:13
[MIN 48-45]
 
Rubio Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  01:13
[MIN 49-45]
 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  01:13  
  01:00
[SAS 47-49]
Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST) 
  00:46.6 Aldridge Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:46.6
[MIN 50-47]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:46.6  
  00:45.9 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:32.6
[SAS 49-50]
West Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parker (4 AST) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  00:32.6  
Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine  00:32.6  
  00:32.6
[SAS 50-50]
West Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Payne Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:17.3
[MIN 52-50]
 
  00:00.9 Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-21) San Antonio Spurs (28-6)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:37  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
Team Rebound  11:20  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  10:58  
  10:58
[SAS 51-52]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:58
[SAS 52-52]
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:46 Aldridge Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Capers) 
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  10:32
[MIN 54-52]
 
  10:08
[SAS 54-54]
Leonard Driving Bank Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Towns Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (C Kirkland)  09:56  
Towns Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:56  
  09:38
[SAS 56-54]
Parker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Prince Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  09:25
[MIN 56-56]
 
  09:01 Parker Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:00  
  08:54 Leonard Foul: Personal (3 PF) (C Kirkland) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng  08:54  
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:44
[MIN 58-56]
 
  08:22
[SAS 58-58]
Leonard Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Towns Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  08:12
[MIN 60-58]
 
  08:12 Aldridge Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
  08:12 Aldridge Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  07:46 Parker Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:45  
Towns Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST)  07:29
[MIN 62-58]
 
  07:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:21 Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:06 Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:06
[MIN 63-58]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:50 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:49  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (L Holtkamp)  06:32  
  06:18 Leonard Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:16  
Prince Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST)  06:08
[MIN 65-58]
 
  05:53
[SAS 60-65]
Green Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parker (5 AST) 
Rubio Jump Bank Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:32 Team Rebound 
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (J Capers)  05:32  
  05:32 Parker Substitution replaced by Mills 
  05:32 Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  05:32 West Substitution replaced by Marjanovic 
Towns Substitution replaced by Payne  05:32  
  05:19 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Team Rebound 
  05:15
[SAS 62-65]
Ginobili Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Mills (4 AST) 
Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Mills (1 ST)  05:03  
Prince Foul: Personal (2 PF) (C Kirkland)  05:01  
  04:47 Mills 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:47 Team Rebound 
Payne Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  04:47  
  04:47 Marjanovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:47 Team Rebound 
  04:47
[SAS 63-65]
Marjanovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  04:27  
  04:27 Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:27 Team Rebound 
  04:27
[SAS 64-65]
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:06 Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  04:01  
  04:01
[SAS 65-65]
Mills Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:01  
  04:01
[SAS 66-65]
Mills Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Payne Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:35  
Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:34  
Dieng Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:34
[MIN 67-66]
 
  03:22 Mills 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:21  
Dieng Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (L Holtkamp)  03:14  
Dieng Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  03:14  
Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine  03:14  
  03:04 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:03 Marjanovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:59
[SAS 68-67]
Marjanovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  02:39 Marjanovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:39  
Team Rebound  02:39  
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  02:15
[SAS 70-67]
Mills Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Payne 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  01:49
[MIN 70-70]
 
  01:33 Mills 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:26
[SAS 72-70]
Marjanovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (13 AST)  01:09
[MIN 72-72]
 
  00:58.9 Mills Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Payne (2 ST) 
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Diaw (1 BLK)  00:53.9  
  00:51.9 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  00:44.9
[SAS 74-72]
Marjanovic Turnaround Bank shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST) 
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Marjanovic (1 ST)  00:32.9  
  00:13.4
[SAS 76-72]
Marjanovic Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Diaw (3 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
  00:00.0 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Dieng Foul: Offensive (5 PF) (C Kirkland)  11:43  
Dieng Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  11:43  
  11:24
[SAS 79-72]
Mills 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Diaw (4 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:05 Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST) 
  10:48 Marjanovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:48
[MIN 73-79]
 
  10:48 Marjanovic Substitution replaced by Aldridge 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:48
[MIN 74-79]
 
  10:40 Diaw Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (3 ST) 
Muhammad Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  10:33
[MIN 76-79]
 
  10:10
[SAS 81-76]
Ginobili Driving Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:39
[SAS 83-76]
Aldridge Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:39  
  09:39 Ginobili Substitution replaced by Parker 
  09:39 Diaw Substitution replaced by West 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  09:39  
Jones Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (L Holtkamp)  09:22  
Jones Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:22  
  09:08
[SAS 85-76]
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (6 AST) 
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:53
[MIN 78-85]
 
  08:33
[SAS 87-78]
Anderson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:56 Parker Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  07:55  
  07:46 Anderson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (L Holtkamp) 
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:46
[MIN 80-87]
 
  07:35 Parker Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  07:34  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK)  07:29  
Team Rebound  07:29  
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:29  
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:29  
  07:29 Mills Substitution replaced by Green 
  07:29 West Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:21 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:17 Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  07:13  
  06:53 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:52  
  06:37 Aldridge Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:37
[MIN 81-87]
 
  06:37 Anderson Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Prince  06:37  
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:37
[MIN 82-87]
 
  06:21
[SAS 89-82]
Diaw Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:03
[MIN 84-89]
 
  05:51 Diaw Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
  05:51 Diaw Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  05:51  
  05:51 Aldridge Substitution replaced by West 
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:38
[MIN 86-89]
 
  05:10
[SAS 91-86]
Green Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (7 AST) 
Rubio Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  04:57  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  04:56  
Towns Tip Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:56
[MIN 88-91]
 
  04:27
[SAS 93-88]
Diaw Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
LaVine Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:12  
  03:54 Parker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:52  
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  03:46  
Towns Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  03:34  
  03:34
[SAS 94-88]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:34 Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili 
  03:34
[SAS 95-88]
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Prince Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  03:19
[MIN 90-95]
 
  02:56 West Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Diaw Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Mitchell Technical (C Kirkland)  02:54  
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:54
[SAS 96-90]
Leonard Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
  02:43 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:42  
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:32 Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:13 Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:12  
  02:04 Leonard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:04  
  02:04 West Substitution replaced by Aldridge 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:04  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:02  
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST)  01:59  
  01:55
[SAS 98-90]
Parker Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Leonard (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:55  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:48 Team Rebound 
  01:32 Ginobili Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  01:31  
  01:26 Diaw Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 91-98]
 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 92-98]
 
  01:13 Parker Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST) 
  01:09 Diaw Substitution replaced by Green 
Wiggins Turnaround Bank shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (14 AST)  01:01
[MIN 94-98]
 
  00:45.9 Aldridge Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST) 
LaVine Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.5 Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:31.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:31.4 Green Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  00:31.4  
  00:31.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Prince Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (C Kirkland)  00:29.5  
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  00:26.7  
  00:26.7
[SAS 99-94]
Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns  00:26.7  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Dieng  00:26.7  
  00:26.7 Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  00:26.3  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:26.3  
  00:26.3 Diaw Substitution replaced by Green 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rubio  00:26.3  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  00:23.9  
Team Rebound  00:21.6  
  00:21.6 Leonard Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:21.6  
Team Rebound  00:21.6  
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  00:21.6  
  00:21.6 Green Substitution replaced by Diaw 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:21.6
[MIN 95-99]
 
  00:21.6 Team Timeout : Short 
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  00:20.9  
  00:20.9 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:20.9 Team Rebound 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns  00:20.9  
  00:20.9 Diaw Substitution replaced by Green 
  00:20.9
[SAS 100-95]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:12.9 Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  00:12.0  
  00:12.0 Parker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:12.0 Team Rebound 
  00:12.0
[SAS 101-95]
Parker Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
LaVine Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Team Rebound  00:06.3  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.5 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
SAS
1st Southwest
67
15
6-4
40-1
27-14
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
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SAS
Aldridge 26.8
Aldridge 8.5
Parker 5.7
Leonard 2.8
Leonard 2.8