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Drummond powers Pistons past Timberwolves 115-90



Posted Dec 31 2015 9:47PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) With Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson leading the way, coach Stan Van Gundy thinks the Detroit Pistons have a bright future.

Drummond had 23 points and 18 rebounds and Jackson added 19 points and nine assists, leading the Pistons to a 115-90 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.

Heading into 2015, Detroit had just eaten Josh Smith's contract and was buried in the Eastern Conference standings at 8-23. A year later, the Pistons are 18-15 and contending for the team's first postseason berth since 2009.

"We've obviously come a long way in the last 12 months," Van Gundy said. "We've turned the roster around, and we've now got a group of guys who fit together on the floor and are all high-character individuals. There's a much better feel with this team."

The other difference is, unlike a year ago when Smith was just off the roster and Greg Monroe was on his way out, Van Gundy has a roster that isn't being rebuilt on a weekly basis.

"We've got a core here that we can keep together financially for an extended period, and we can do it in a way that will let us add on pieces in the next couple years," he said. "A year ago, we were constantly looking at other rosters and salary sheets trying to find how we could upgrade ourselves a little bit. We don't have to do that now."

Drummond came out with just over three minutes to play, narrowly missing his sixth 20-20 game of the season. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 22 points for the Pistons, who had lost three in a row.

Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Andrew Wiggins had 21 points. Minnesota was coming off a 94-80 victory over Utah on Wednesday night.

"We tried to start the game focused and get off to a good start, but we just didn't have a lot of energy after the first quarter," point guard Ricky Rubio said. "It just went downhill after the first quarter, and they started hitting shots. We couldn't get a stop, and they really hurt us."

The Pistons got off to another of the slow starts that have angered Van Gundy for the last several games, trailing 22-15 at the end of the first quarter.

But they bounced back in the second, holding Minnesota to 26.1 percent shooting while outscoring the Timberwolves 30-15 for the quarter. Drummond and Jackson then used the high pick-and-roll to get going in the third.

"It's tough when those big guys are hitting your guards 25 or 30 times a night," Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell said. "They are just getting the wood laid on them, and that's why it is so important, going forward, to get stronger. That will make us a better basketball team."

Late in the quarter, the Timberwolves resorted to the usual technique of intentionally fouling Drummond. He missed two foul shots, dropping him to 1 for 7 on the night, and was quickly replaced by Aron Baynes.

Detroit had a 78-70 lead after three, and Anthony Tolliver and Stanley Johnson hit 3-pointers to help increase the advantage to 90-74 with 9:33 left.

The Pistons outscored the Timberwolves 100-68 over the final three quarters.

"We've had a lot of games in the last two weeks, and I think our guys just ran out of gas," Mitchell said.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: With Minnesota playing for the second time in 22 hours, Kevin Garnett was given the night off. Gorgui Dieng replaced him in the starting lineup, with Damjan Rudez picking up extra minutes off the bench.

Pistons: Brandon Jennings received a long ovation from the crowd when he entered late in the first quarter. Because of his Achilles' tendon injury in January, it was his first appearance in a home game in 11 months and 10 days. He finished with seven points, six rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host Milwaukee on Saturday.

Pistons: Visit Indiana on Saturday.

PARTISAN CROWD

Palace crowds usually tend to favor Michigan State over Michigan, but the balance was tilted Thursday with a lot of Spartans fans staying home to watch the football team in the Cotton Bowl. At halftime, the Palace showed FOX Sports 1's countdown of the 10 best plays of 2015, and Michigan State's last-second win at the Big House was loudly booed.


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MIN
DET
     
    • 40.7%

    • 47.7%

    • 35.7%

    • 40.0%

    • 78.9%

    • 67.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN DET
Total Rebounds 36 52
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Turnovers 15 16
Fast Break Pts: 10 23
Biggest Lead: 9 27
Points in the Paint: 40 44
MIN DET
p Towns   22 Drummond   23
rb Towns   9 Drummond   18
a Rubio   8 Jackson   9
s Wiggins   3 Caldwell-Pope   3
b Dieng   2 Ilyasova   2
 
  • 11/20 - DET 96 @ MIN 86
  • 12/31 - MIN 90 @ DET 115
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 24:39 0-3 0-0 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
G. Dieng F 21:59 3-5 0-0 0-0 +2 1 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 1 6
K. Towns C 35:03 10-17 0-1 2-2 -30 2 7 9 3 2 0 2 1 0 22
A. Wiggins G 34:51 8-19 1-3 4-4 -26 0 3 3 1 2 3 2 0 0 21
R. Rubio G 27:46 3-11 0-1 3-3 -24 1 5 6 8 1 2 5 0 0 9
N. Bjelica   25:37 2-6 1-2 0-0 -6 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 5
S. Muhammad   22:49 5-7 1-2 4-6 -4 1 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 15
T. Jones   13:09 2-5 1-1 0-0 0 0 5 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 5
Z. LaVine   24:48 1-8 0-1 2-4 -22 0 4 4 2 5 0 2 0 0 4
D. Rudez   09:19 1-5 1-3 0-0 -9 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 3
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-86 5-14 15-19   6 30 36 22 24 9 15 3 3 90
  40.7% 35.7% 78.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16
Detroit Pistons (18-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Morris F 34:14 1-5 0-3 6-6 +18 0 2 2 3 1 1 4 0 0 8
E. Ilyasova F 28:32 3-6 3-3 1-2 0 0 5 5 0 3 1 1 2 0 10
A. Drummond C 30:44 11-14 0-0 1-7 +17 7 11 18 1 1 0 4 0 0 23
K. Caldwell-Pope G 37:01 7-17 2-9 6-7 +30 1 3 4 3 2 3 0 0 1 22
R. Jackson G 27:07 8-14 2-4 1-1 +22 1 2 3 9 3 0 3 0 1 19
S. Johnson   21:32 2-9 1-3 0-0 +6 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 5
B. Jennings   20:53 3-9 1-6 0-1 +4 0 6 6 3 1 0 3 0 0 7
A. Tolliver   16:05 5-7 5-7 0-0 +26 0 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 15
A. Baynes   13:53 1-4 0-0 0-0 +9 2 3 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 2
D. Hilliard   03:23 0-1 0-0 4-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
J. Anthony   03:23 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
R. Bullock   03:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Blake DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-86 14-35 19-28   12 40 52 24 16 7 16 3 3 115
  47.7% 40.0% 67.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 17

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic
  • Pistons: Dinwiddie, Meeks

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Pistons: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • Officials: #71 Rodney Mott, #5 Kane Fitzgerald, #28 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 15475
  • Duration: 2:07
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-21) Detroit Pistons (18-15)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Drummond vs Towns (Jackson gains possession)
  11:42 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:41  
Dieng Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  11:29
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:15 Ilyasova Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:57
[MIN 5-0]
 
  10:31
[DET 2-5]
Morris Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:08 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  09:54
[MIN 7-2]
 
  09:32 Ilyasova Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
Wiggins Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:18 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:09 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:08  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (1 ST)  08:59  
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  08:56  
  08:56 Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:56 Team Rebound 
  08:56
[DET 3-7]
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  08:41
[MIN 9-3]
 
  08:32 Morris Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (R Mott) 
  08:32 Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:18
[MIN 11-3]
 
  08:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:57 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:53
[DET 5-11]
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:46  
  07:28 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:27  
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:16
[MIN 13-5]
 
  07:01 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:01 Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Scott)  07:01  
  06:42
[DET 7-13]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:26
[MIN 15-7]
 
  06:26 Jackson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Scott) 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Bjelica  06:26  
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  06:26
[MIN 16-7]
 
  06:05 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Bjelica Jump Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:56 Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:33 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:32 Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:31 Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Drummond Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:28 Drummond Dunk Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:26  
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed  05:16  
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:15  
Bjelica Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Drummond Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  05:11 Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:02  
  04:58 Caldwell-Pope Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Mott) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
Team Rebound  04:43  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:43  
  04:29
[DET 9-16]
Drummond Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
Wiggins Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  04:05  
  04:05 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
  04:05 Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  04:05  
  04:05
[DET 10-16]
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:31
[DET 13-16]
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ilyasova (1 ST)  03:10  
  03:03 Ilyasova Layup Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:03  
Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST)  03:01  
  02:56 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:55  
  02:55 Drummond Violation:Kicked Ball (K Scott) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:55  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  02:55  
  02:55 Jackson Substitution replaced by Jennings 
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 18-13]
 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  02:27  
  02:27 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
  02:27 Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  02:27  
  02:27
[DET 14-18]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:27
[DET 15-18]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Prince Hook Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Drummond Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:02 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  01:46
[MIN 21-15]
 
  01:29 Ilyasova Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (K Fitzgerald) 
  01:29 Ilyasova Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Prince Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:07 Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:56.1 Jennings Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:44.6  
  00:29.9 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:29.3 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:06.6 Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:06.6  
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:00.3  
  00:00.3 Jennings Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:00.3
[MIN 22-15]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.3  
  00:00.1 Drummond Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-21) Detroit Pistons (18-15)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:44 Baynes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
  11:08 Baynes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:08
[MIN 23-15]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:08
[MIN 24-15]
 
  10:47 Jennings Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:47  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
  10:41 Team Rebound 
  10:25
[DET 18-24]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
LaVine Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (K Scott)  10:10  
LaVine Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:10  
  09:48 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:47 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:44
[DET 20-24]
Baynes Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:28 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22
[DET 23-24]
Jennings 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST)  09:01
[MIN 26-23]
 
  08:38 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:38  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Mott)  08:20  
  08:20  
LaVine Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Mott)  08:17  
  08:10
[DET 25-26]
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jennings (1 AST) 
Towns Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  07:46  
  07:32 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:31  
Bjelica Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  07:20
[MIN 28-25]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:07  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:07  
  06:59
[DET 28-28]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (1 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:37 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:31 Jennings Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:10  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:06 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Scott)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56 Johnson Substitution replaced by Morris 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Rudez  05:56  
  05:41 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:41  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:28 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:19
[DET 30-28]
Jennings Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  05:00 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:53 Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:52  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
Team Rebound  04:32  
  04:32 Jennings Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  04:32 Baynes Substitution replaced by Drummond 
  04:32 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Ilyasova 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:25 Drummond Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  04:06
[DET 32-28]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Drummond (1 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  03:52
[MIN 30-32]
 
Rudez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  03:40  
  03:40
[DET 33-30]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince  03:40  
  03:40
[DET 34-30]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rudez (1 AST)  03:25
[MIN 32-34]
 
  03:13
[DET 37-32]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:56
[MIN 34-37]
 
  02:41 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:40 Drummond Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  02:36
[DET 39-34]
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:11 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:11  
Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Drummond Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  01:58 Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:57  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:40
[DET 41-34]
Drummond Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Rudez Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (R Mott)  01:40  
  01:40 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:39  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  01:27
[MIN 36-41]
 
  01:04 Drummond Hook Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:02  
Rudez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ilyasova (1 BLK)  00:57.9  
  00:55.9 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:53.2
[DET 43-36]
Drummond Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST) 
  00:41.1 Drummond Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (K Scott) 
Rubio Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  00:41.1
[MIN 37-43]
 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:27.9 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:20.9 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
  00:18.8 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:18.8 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:18.8 Team Rebound 
Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  00:09.3  
  00:09.3
[DET 44-37]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:09.3
[DET 45-37]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.0  
  00:01.0 Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-21) Detroit Pistons (18-15)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
Team Rebound  11:45  
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  11:42  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:41  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ilyasova (2 BLK)  11:38  
  11:38 Team Rebound 
Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (K Fitzgerald)  11:38  
  11:27 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prince (2 ST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:18  
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  11:12
[MIN 39-45]
 
  11:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:53
[DET 47-39]
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST)  10:30
[MIN 41-47]
 
  10:19
[DET 50-41]
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  09:57
[MIN 43-50]
 
  09:40
[DET 52-43]
Jackson Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  09:25
[MIN 45-52]
 
  09:12 Drummond Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Towns Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (K Fitzgerald)  08:59  
Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:59  
  08:48 Jackson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:47 Drummond Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  08:45
[DET 54-45]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:30
[MIN 47-54]
 
  08:18
[DET 56-47]
Jackson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  08:01 Drummond Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Mott) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:57 Drummond Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  07:46
[DET 58-47]
Drummond Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jackson (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:46  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Bjelica  07:46  
  07:27 Jackson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:27
[MIN 48-58]
 
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  07:27  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:27
[MIN 49-58]
 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  07:15  
  07:15 Ilyasova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:15 Team Rebound 
  07:15
[DET 59-49]
Ilyasova Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  07:02
[MIN 51-59]
 
  06:47 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:47  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (2 ST)  06:41  
  06:36
[DET 61-51]
Caldwell-Pope Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bjelica Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Drummond Rebound (Off:6 Def:9) 
  06:10
[DET 63-51]
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST) 
Towns Jump Bank Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  05:46
[MIN 53-63]
 
  05:29 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Drummond Rebound (Off:7 Def:9) 
  05:24
[DET 65-53]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  05:13 Ilyasova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:13
[MIN 54-65]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:13
[MIN 55-65]
 
  05:00
[DET 68-55]
Ilyasova 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (2 AST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  04:41  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:40  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:37
[MIN 57-68]
 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (K Scott)  04:28  
  04:28
[DET 69-57]
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  04:28
[DET 70-57]
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  04:28  
  04:28
[DET 71-57]
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 Ilyasova Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:06 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST) 
Muhammad Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:00
[MIN 59-71]
 
  03:40 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:39  
  03:31 Caldwell-Pope Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:31  
Team Rebound  03:31  
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  03:31  
  03:31 Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:31
[MIN 60-71]
 
  03:19 Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
  03:18 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:13
[DET 74-60]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Muhammad Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:49
[MIN 62-74]
 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (4 PF) (K Fitzgerald)  02:38  
  02:38 Jackson Substitution replaced by Jennings 
  02:30
[DET 76-62]
Drummond Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST) 
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  02:11
[MIN 64-76]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  02:06  
  02:06 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06 Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:04  
  01:56 Ilyasova Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:56  
Team Rebound  01:56  
  01:56 Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:56
[MIN 65-76]
 
  01:38 Baynes Hook Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:34  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:31
[MIN 67-76]
 
  01:15 Baynes Hook Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:13  
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:00
[DET 78-67]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  00:47.1
[MIN 69-78]
 
  00:25.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:25.6  
  00:03.3 Baynes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
  00:03.3 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (K Fitzgerald) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:03.3  
Team Rebound  00:03.3  
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:03.3
[MIN 70-78]
 
  00:02.0 Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:48
[DET 81-70]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jennings (2 AST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  11:22
[MIN 72-81]
 
  11:01
[DET 83-72]
Caldwell-Pope Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jennings (3 AST) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  11:01  
  11:01
[DET 84-72]
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:40 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:30
[DET 87-72]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:53 Jennings Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST) 
  09:47 Baynes Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  09:47
[MIN 73-87]
 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Prince  09:47  
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  09:47
[MIN 74-87]
 
  09:33
[DET 90-74]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:23  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rubio  09:23  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:55 Baynes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (3 ST) 
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:47 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:46 Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:45 Baynes Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:44  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (3 ST)  08:26  
  08:21 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:21  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  08:08
[MIN 76-90]
 
  08:08 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  08:08
[MIN 77-90]
 
  07:52 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:52  
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:37
[MIN 79-90]
 
  07:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Drummond 
  07:31 Jennings Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  07:31 Baynes Substitution replaced by Morris 
  07:20
[DET 93-79]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jackson (6 AST) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:56 Drummond Rebound (Off:7 Def:10) 
  06:46
[DET 96-79]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Jackson (7 AST) 
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:22
[DET 98-79]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Jackson (8 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:00
[DET 100-79]
Caldwell-Pope Floating Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Jackson (9 AST) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (K Scott)  06:00  
  06:00
[DET 101-79]
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Tolliver (1 ST)  05:52  
  05:50 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:21
[DET 104-79]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:21  
Prince Substitution replaced by Jones  05:21  
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  05:21  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  05:21  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Bjelica  05:21  
Dieng Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:11  
  04:55 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:54  
  04:47 Jackson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Fitzgerald) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  04:41  
Team Rebound  04:40  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  04:32
[MIN 82-104]
 
  04:09
[DET 106-82]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Morris (3 AST) 
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (R Mott)  04:09  
  04:09
[DET 107-82]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:48 Drummond Rebound (Off:7 Def:11) 
  03:41
[DET 109-82]
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  03:35
[MIN 84-109]
 
  03:23 Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rudez  03:23  
  03:23 Drummond Substitution replaced by Jennings 
  03:23 Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Hilliard 
  03:23 Jackson Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:23 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hilliard (1 ST)  03:18  
LaVine Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  03:13  
  03:13
[DET 110-84]
Hilliard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:13 Morris Substitution replaced by Bullock 
  03:13
[DET 111-84]
Hilliard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:50 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:49  
LaVine Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  02:41  
  02:26 Hilliard Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:26  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:19
[MIN 87-111]
 
  01:58 Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Team Rebound 
  01:56 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Rudez 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST)  01:36
[MIN 90-111]
 
  01:24 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:24  
  01:24 Anthony Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (R Mott) 
Rudez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anthony (1 BLK)  01:08  
  01:07 Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:58.9 Jennings 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:57.9  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:46.5 Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:42.5
[DET 113-90]
Jennings Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (4 AST) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (K Scott)  00:42.5  
  00:42.5 Jennings Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:38.9  
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:29.9 Jennings Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Rudez Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  00:28.4  
  00:28.4
[DET 114-90]
Hilliard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:28.4
[DET 115-90]
Hilliard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Rudez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:16.4  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
DET
3rd Central
44
38
6-4
26-15
18-23
 
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DET
2 players 17.8
2 players 9.5
2 players 9.3
2 players 1.5
2 players 1.8