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Nowitzki scores 29 points, Mavericks top Timberwolves 93-87


By ANDRES YBARRA
Posted Jan 10 2016 9:26PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Before his team took the floor against the Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell was asked about Dirk Nowitzki's ability to still carry his team after 17 NBA seasons.

Mitchell praised Nowitzki's experience and ability to "get it done" - then the 37-year-old forward proved it against the inexperienced Timberwolves.

Nowitzki scored 29 points, converted a big three-point play and grabbed a key loose ball in the final seconds to lead the Mavericks over the skidding Wolves 93-87 on Sunday.

"Classic Dirk," teammate Deron Williams said. "Hitting shots from everywhere, making big shots, big plays. That's why he's one of the greatest."

The rest of the Mavericks didn't make it easy for coach Rick Carlisle to give Nowitzki more rest against a team with one of the NBA's worst records. The normally dynamic starting backcourt of Wesley Matthews and Williams shot a combined 3 for 18; they came in averaging 14.5 and 13.2 points per game, respectively.

"One of the things we want to do is take some of the burden off of him. But there's nights like tonight where it's unavoidable," Carlisle said.

After attempting 44 3-pointers Friday at Milwaukee, the Mavericks - one of the league leaders in 3-point attempts - tried 20 against the Timberwolves. Nowitzki had four of Dallas' six 3s.

"In the end, they were playing some small ball and we had some matchups up there," said Nowitzki, who has scored 20 points in four of his last five games. "The guys kept coming to me, and I thought defensively it was a good effort today."

The Timberwolves, who have dropped six straight and 10 of 11, didn't get much production from the perimeter; they hit only four of 16 attempts from behind the arc.

Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota with 21 points, and Shabazz Muhammad added 16 off the bench. Wiggins helped the Timberwolves close within five a couple of times late, but Nowitzki was fouled on a mid-range jumper with 1:30 left and hit the ensuing free throw. Ricky Rubio then missed a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left and Nowitzki grabbed the loose ball.

"A lot of people take these old guys for granted," 16-year veteran Andre Miller said. "As long as they can run up and down the court, it don't matter how fast you're moving, or how young or old you are. If you can put the ball in the basket and make your teammates better, there's a place for you in this league."

The Mavericks have won three of four.

KG's MINUTES

Kevin Garnett is averaging 15 minutes per game but has played only 7 in each of Minnesota's last two games. Mitchell said Garnett is hurting, but didn't offer specifics. "When I limit his minutes like this it is because of a conversion he and I had, and he's telling me how he's feeling," Mitchell said.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Zaza Pachulia continues to prove he wasn't a bad consolation prize in the wake of last summer's DeAndre Jordan saga. Acquired from Milwaukee for a future second-round pick, Pachulia had 13 points and 11 rebounds Sunday for his 19th double-double of the season. "We got him for a Gatorade cooler and he's been phenomenal for us," Nowitzki said.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Carlisle, the NBA coaches' association president, said he expects dismissed Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins to land on his feet. "You never like to see guys get let go, especially a situation like theirs, which is, there is a lot of upheaval with roster, injuries, all kinds of other things. So I'm disappointed, very disappointed, but these things happen." ... Dallas is 20-0 when leading after three quarters. ... Williams played 29 minutes after hurting his shooting elbow Friday against the Bucks. He wouldn't blame the elbow for his 2-for-10 shooting performance. "Just an off night," he said.

Timberwolves: A driving Miller took a hard spill early in the fourth quarter after being fouled by JaVale McGee. Miller stayed down for a few minutes while being attended to by team trainers, but ultimately stayed in the game and made the ensuing free throw to complete the three-point play. ... Karl-Anthony Towns got into early foul trouble and didn't attempt his first shot until there was 2:58 left in the first half. He finished with 10 points. ... Ricky Rubio had 12 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals. It was Rubio's 16th game this season with three steals, tying Toronto's Kyle Lowry for most in the NBA.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Cleveland on Tuesday.

Timberwolves: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday.


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DAL
MIN
     
    • 46.8%

    • 41.8%

    • 30.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 71.4%

    • 77.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL MIN
Total Rebounds 39 38
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Turnovers 13 16
Fast Break Pts: 4 7
Biggest Lead: 13 8
Points in the Paint: 38 36
DAL MIN
p Nowitzki   29 Wiggins   21
rb Pachulia   11 3 players   7
a 2 players   4 Rubio   8
s 2 players   2 Rubio   3
b 3 players   1 Towns   2
 
  • 01/10 - DAL 93 @ MIN 87
  • 01/20 - MIN 94 @ DAL 106
  • 02/28 - MIN 101 @ DAL 128
  • 04/03 - DAL 88 @ MIN 78
Dallas Mavericks (22-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 29:36 6-7 1-1 1-3 +15 0 5 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 14
D. Nowitzki F 31:42 12-22 4-7 1-1 +12 1 6 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 29
Z. Pachulia C 32:04 4-9 0-0 5-5 -4 6 5 11 2 3 0 1 1 0 13
W. Matthews G 33:05 1-8 1-5 2-2 -6 1 4 5 1 4 2 2 0 0 5
D. Williams G 29:12 2-10 0-2 0-0 -3 1 2 3 4 3 1 4 0 0 4
D. Powell   13:33 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
R. Felton   18:27 2-4 0-1 3-4 -1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 7
D. Harris   18:57 1-4 0-2 3-6 +10 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 5
J. McGee   15:56 4-6 0-0 0-0 +11 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
J.J. Barea   17:28 4-7 0-2 0-0 +8 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 0 1 8
J. Anderson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Evans DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Villanueva DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-77 6-20 15-21   11 28 39 20 19 7 13 3 2 93
  46.8% 30.0% 71.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 20:23 2-5 0-0 0-0 +1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
K. Garnett F 07:26 1-3 0-0 0-0 +11 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2
K. Towns C 25:05 5-9 0-0 0-0 +6 1 3 4 1 3 1 2 2 0 10
A. Wiggins G 36:00 8-19 1-4 4-5 +8 3 4 7 3 1 2 3 0 1 21
R. Rubio G 33:30 4-10 0-2 4-5 +5 1 6 7 8 2 3 2 0 0 12
G. Dieng   18:49 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 4 3 7 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
N. Pekovic   15:19 2-5 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 4
S. Muhammad   27:37 5-10 1-4 5-8 -8 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 0 1 16
Z. LaVine   08:22 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
K. Martin   12:00 3-6 0-2 3-3 -15 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 9
A. Payne   16:20 0-6 0-2 0-0 -16 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
A. Miller   06:08 1-1 0-0 1-1 -7 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3
N. Bjelica   13:01 2-2 2-2 0-0 +2 0 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 6
Total   240 33-79 4-16 17-22   11 27 38 23 25 8 16 2 3 87
  41.8% 25.0% 77.3%   team rebs: 14 total to: 17

inactive

  • Mavericks: Jenkins, Mejri
  • Timberwolves: Jones, Rudez

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: Matthews
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #63 Derek Richardson, #21 Dedric Taylor
  • Attendance: 14363
  • Duration: 2:18
Dallas Mavericks (23-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (12-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Pachulia (Garnett gains possession)
  11:47
[MIN 2-0]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Matthews Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan)  11:47  
  11:47 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:47  
Nowitzki Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Matthews (1 AST)  11:30
[DAL 2-2]
 
  11:10
[MIN 4-2]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Richardson)  11:10  
  11:10 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:10  
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:56
[DAL 4-4]
 
  10:42
[MIN 6-4]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST) 
Pachulia Jump Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15
[MIN 8-4]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  10:03  
  09:42
[MIN 10-4]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:07 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:01 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:00 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  08:59  
  08:59
[MIN 11-4]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:59
[MIN 12-4]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:51 Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Taylor) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  08:45  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:44  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  08:43  
Team Rebound  08:42  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  08:39
[DAL 6-12]
 
  08:23 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:22  
  08:17 Garnett Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson) 
  08:17 Garnett Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  08:07
[DAL 9-12]
 
  07:41 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:38  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:25  
  07:24 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Taylor) 
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:24
[DAL 10-12]
 
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:24
[DAL 11-12]
 
  07:10
[MIN 14-11]
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Pachulia Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  06:50
[DAL 13-14]
 
  06:50 Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Powell  06:50  
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  06:50
[DAL 14-14]
 
  06:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:46 Towns Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Felton  06:46  
  06:29
[MIN 16-14]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
Team Rebound  05:59  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:59  
  05:47 Dieng Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Pachulia Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pachulia Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Taylor)  05:31  
  05:22 Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  05:19 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:01
[MIN 18-14]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
  04:48 Pekovic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:48
[DAL 15-18]
 
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:48
[DAL 16-18]
 
  04:28 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:27  
Matthews Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  04:18  
  04:00 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:58  
Matthews Layup Shot: Missed  03:46  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:44  
Pachulia Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:42
[DAL 18-18]
 
Matthews Technical (D Richardson)  03:40  
  03:40
[MIN 19-18]
Rubio Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  03:40 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Felton Violation:Kicked Ball (D Taylor)  03:30  
  03:22 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:21  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  03:13  
Powell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  03:09  
  03:09 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by Harris  03:09  
Pachulia Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  03:09  
Powell Substitution replaced by McGee  03:09  
Matthews Substitution replaced by Parsons  03:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:09  
  03:09
[MIN 20-18]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  02:55  
  02:55 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  02:35 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:34  
Nowitzki Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:14 Pekovic Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Taylor) 
  02:14 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:01 Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Taylor) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:01
[DAL 19-20]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:01
[DAL 20-20]
 
  01:44
[MIN 22-20]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:30 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:09 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:08  
Nowitzki Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.9 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:46.9 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:43.4 Team Rebound 
  00:27.9 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:26.9  
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  00:04.9
[DAL 22-22]
 
  00:00.3 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (23-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (12-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST)  11:39
[DAL 24-22]
 
  11:27 Dieng Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Richardson) 
  11:27 Dieng Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  11:14
[DAL 26-22]
 
  10:49
[MIN 24-26]
Muhammad Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST) 
McGee Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:32 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Taylor)  10:25  
  10:25 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:25 Team Rebound 
  10:25
[MIN 25-26]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:08
[DAL 28-25]
 
  09:54
[MIN 27-28]
Martin Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:43 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:43  
Team Rebound  09:43  
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:26 Martin Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:25  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  09:14
[DAL 31-27]
 
  08:55
[MIN 29-31]
Martin Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harris Layup Shot: Missed  08:48  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:47  
McGee Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:47
[DAL 33-29]
 
  08:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Powell  08:42  
  08:31 Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Parsons Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:16 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:58 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
Parsons Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  07:54
[DAL 35-29]
 
  07:35 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST) 
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST)  07:31
[DAL 37-29]
 
  07:13
[MIN 31-37]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:42 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:40 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (D Richardson)  06:33  
  06:33
[MIN 32-37]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  06:33
[MIN 33-37]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 3 (8 PTS) 
  06:33 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Harris Substitution replaced by Williams  06:33  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Matthews  06:33  
McGee Substitution replaced by Pachulia  06:33  
  06:33
[MIN 34-37]
Martin Free Throw 3 of 3 (9 PTS) 
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:22
[DAL 39-34]
 
  05:57 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:55 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  05:46  
  05:46  
  05:46 Martin Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:41 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:40  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Powell Violation:Kicked Ball (D Taylor)  05:12  
  04:58 Payne Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:57  
Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  04:51  
  04:46
[MIN 36-39]
Muhammad Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
  04:39 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:39
[DAL 40-36]
 
  04:39 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Prince 
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:39
[DAL 41-36]
 
  04:25 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK) 
  04:24 Team Rebound 
  04:24 Payne Substitution replaced by Towns 
  04:21
[MIN 38-41]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST) 
Powell Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  04:06  
  03:55 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:54  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  03:45  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:43  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:38  
Barea Substitution replaced by Parsons  03:38  
Powell Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  03:38  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:09 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Team Rebound 
  02:58 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:57  
  02:48 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:27 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:14 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:05 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:04 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:50 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Matthews (1 ST) 
Matthews Layup Shot: Missed  01:45  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:44  
Pachulia Layup Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:37 Towns Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:36  
  01:28 Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Richardson) 
  01:28 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  01:21  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  01:20  
Pachulia Tip Layup Shot: Missed  01:20  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  01:19  
Pachulia Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:19
[DAL 43-38]
 
Pachulia Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Callahan)  01:05  
  00:56.0
[MIN 40-43]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:35.7
[DAL 45-40]
 
  00:35.7 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan) 
  00:35.7 Towns Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  00:35.7
[DAL 46-40]
 
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  00:22.2  
  00:22.2
[MIN 41-46]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:22.2
[MIN 42-46]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Parsons Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:00.6
[DAL 48-42]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (23-16) Minnesota Timberwolves (12-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:53 Garnett Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Taylor) 
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  11:44  
  11:30 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:29  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST)  11:10  
  11:03 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:02  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
Team Rebound  10:37  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:37  
  10:24
[MIN 45-48]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  10:08  
Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Taylor)  09:58  
Matthews Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson)  09:55  
  09:43 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Matthews (2 ST) 
Pachulia Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:57 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:56  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:47 Team Rebound 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Felton  08:47  
  08:34
[MIN 47-48]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Matthews Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:17 Team Rebound 
  08:17 Garnett Substitution replaced by Payne 
  07:54 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:53  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Felton (1 AST)  07:34
[DAL 50-47]
 
  07:14
[MIN 49-50]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prince (3 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:44 Payne Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:42
[MIN 51-50]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:41  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:18 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:06 Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (1 AST)  05:51
[DAL 52-51]
 
  05:34 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Felton Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (2 AST)  05:25
[DAL 54-51]
 
  05:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Parsons  05:25  
  05:08 Payne Layup Shot: Missed 
Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:07  
  04:51 Payne Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Taylor) 
Pachulia Cutting Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Felton (2 AST)  04:51
[DAL 56-51]
 
  04:38 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  04:36 Team Rebound 
  04:36 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Pachulia Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) (M Callahan)  04:27  
  04:27
[MIN 52-56]
Rubio Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  04:27 Towns Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  04:20 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:19  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:56 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Felton (1 BLK) 
  03:55 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by Harris  03:55  
  03:41 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:40 Team Rebound 
Pachulia Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (D Taylor)  03:40  
  03:33 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:31  
Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Payne (1 ST)  03:27  
  03:18 Payne Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pachulia (1 BLK) 
  03:17 Team Rebound 
Felton Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  03:05  
  02:55 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:54  
  02:49 Pekovic Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Callahan) 
Pachulia Substitution replaced by McGee  02:49  
Matthews Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  02:49  
Felton Substitution replaced by Barea  02:49  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:24
[MIN 54-56]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  02:16 Payne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
  02:16 Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller 
  02:16 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  02:08
[DAL 59-54]
 
  01:48 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  01:29
[DAL 61-54]
 
  01:27 Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (2 ST) 
Harris Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:25
[DAL 63-54]
 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  01:01  
  01:01 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:01 Team Rebound 
  01:01 Payne Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  01:01
[MIN 55-63]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST)  00:41.4
[DAL 66-55]
 
  00:17.9 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:16.9  
  00:09.2 Pekovic Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Richardson) 
Barea Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  00:00.2
[DAL 68-55]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:43 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:42  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:08 Martin Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Barea Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  10:58  
  10:40
[MIN 58-68]
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway Bank Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  10:18
[DAL 70-58]
 
  10:06
[MIN 60-70]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Taylor)  10:06  
  10:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:06
[MIN 61-70]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  09:49 Bjelica Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Taylor) 
Barea Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:36
[DAL 72-61]
 
  09:11
[MIN 63-72]
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  08:59
[DAL 75-63]
 
  08:45 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:44  
  08:30 Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Richardson) 
  08:30 Martin Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  08:30 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Towns 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Matthews  08:30  
Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  08:24  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:23  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:09
[MIN 66-75]
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:08  
  08:08 Miller Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  07:53 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:53
[DAL 76-66]
 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Powell  07:53  
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:53  
  07:53 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:33 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:30 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:29 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
McGee Substitution replaced by Pachulia  07:29  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Matthews Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Callahan)  06:48  
  06:39
[MIN 69-76]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
  06:20 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:20  
Team Rebound  06:20  
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Team Rebound 
  06:09 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:08  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:52
[DAL 78-69]
 
  05:43 Towns Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (M Callahan) 
  05:43 Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Barea Substitution replaced by Williams  05:43  
Harris Substitution replaced by Felton  05:43  
Matthews Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  05:27  
  05:06 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:01 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:57 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  04:56  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  04:49
[DAL 81-69]
 
  04:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Matthews Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Taylor)  04:28  
  04:28
[MIN 70-81]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:28
[MIN 71-81]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Pachulia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST)  04:13  
  04:07
[MIN 73-81]
Muhammad Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Williams Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:47
[DAL 83-73]
 
Williams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  03:28  
  03:28
[MIN 74-83]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:28
[MIN 75-83]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:06
[MIN 77-83]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:05  
Powell Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  03:05  
Felton Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:51
[DAL 85-77]
 
  02:38
[MIN 79-85]
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
Matthews Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:22  
Felton Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:50
[MIN 81-85]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  01:30
[DAL 87-81]
 
  01:30 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Taylor) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 1 (29 PTS)  01:30
[DAL 88-81]
 
  01:21
[MIN 83-88]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Williams Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:04
[DAL 90-83]
 
  00:54.3
[MIN 85-90]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Nowitzki Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:36.9  
Felton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:29.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:16.9 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:15.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:12.9 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Nowitzki (1 ST) 
  00:08.7 Bjelica Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Felton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:08.7  
Team Rebound  00:08.7  
Felton Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:08.7
[DAL 91-85]
 
  00:08.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Harris  00:08.7  
  00:04.4
[MIN 87-91]
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
  00:04.0 Rubio Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Felton Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:04.0
[DAL 92-87]
 
Felton Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:04.0
[DAL 93-87]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
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a
DAL
2nd Southwest
42
40
7-3
23-18
19-22
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 20.4
2 players 5.4
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.2
4 players 1.2
MIN
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