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Timberwolves snap 9-game losing streak with win over Suns


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Jan 17 2016 7:25PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A nine-game losing streak mercifully ended, Minnesota Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell carried 6-foot-8, 270-pound assistant coach Vince LeGarza into the locker room on his back and dumped him off to illustrate to his players the weight that had just lifted from his shoulders.

Down the hall at Target Center, the burden only grows larger on Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points each and the Timberwolves blew out the Suns 117-87 on Sunday.

"It's tough when you lose nine games in a row," Mitchell said. "One thing I give the group credit for, they don't hang their head. They don't point fingers. They come to work every day and work on their game and try to become a better basketball team. But you need some wins along the way to verify the hard work you're putting in."

Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for the Timberwolves, who improved to 6-17 at home. They shot 56.5 percent and got 11 points and eight rebounds from Shabazz Muhammad to win for the first time since they beat Utah on Dec. 30.

Brandon Knight scored 20 points on 9-for-20 shooting, and Markieff Morris had 17 points and five rebounds for free-falling Phoenix. The Suns have lost 13 of 14 games to drop to 13-29.

"These guys can call themselves basketball players until you go out there and you try to stop somebody and get in front of somebody and take a charge or do something," an exasperated Hornacek said. "We got one, two guys maybe on this team that do that. It is what it is."

The good news for both of these struggling franchises coming into the game was that someone had to win. The Timberwolves had lost 13 of their previous 14 games, bringing heavy criticism on Mitchell.

Hornacek has felt plenty of heat himself, with the franchise shaking up his coaching staff by firing his top two assistants on Dec. 28. Morris drew all the wrong kind of attention after being benched for throwing a towel at Hornacek during a game and the team lost guard Eric Bledsoe to a knee injury to zap much of the offense's explosiveness.

"With us being under-manned and not having everybody available for us guys have to play harder than what they usually would," Knight said. "I don't think it's really there right now and we just have to be professionals and do a better job of that."

The Suns' chemistry issues have certainly contributed to one of the NBA's worst defenses, which entered the game ranked 29th in points allowed. In this last ugly stretch, the Suns have had losses of 33, 21, 23, 20 and 19 points before the 30-point drubbing by the lowly Wolves.

"When you give up 40 free throws, that means you're not guarding anybody," Hornacek said. "To me, if I'm out there playing I'm going to at least guard my guy."

Gorgui Dieng added 15 points and six rebounds and the Wolves were able to rest their starters for the entire fourth quarter in their largest margin of victory since a 143-107 win over the Lakers in 2014.

"They were struggling, we were struggling," Wiggins said. "They probably came in here thinking they were going to beat us. So I wanted to win. We lost a lot straight. I just wanted a win, man."

RUBIO'S SHOOTING

Rubio has struggled with his shooting in his first four years in the league, but is shooting 45 percent from 3-point range over his last 11 games. He hit 6 of 11 shots against the Suns.

"We got to do it now with teams that are playing well," Rubio said. "This is a no-mercy league and you have to go out there and win when you have a chance."

TIP-INS

Suns: Hornacek said C Alex Len, who has missed the last three games with a sprained left hand, should be ready to return when the Suns get back home on Tuesday. ... The Suns fell to 0-18 when failing to score 100 points.

Timberwolves: After missing the last game with an illness, SG Kevin Martin had 11 points in 16 minutes. ... Towns received his NBA Rookie of the Month award for December. He has been the Western Conference winner for the first two months of the season.

UP NEXT

Suns: Host Indiana on Tuesday night.

Timberwolves: Visit New Orleans on Tuesday night.


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PHX
MIN
     
    • 43.2%

    • 56.5%

    • 20.0%

    • 38.9%

    • 56.0%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 30 41
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Turnovers 15 15
Fast Break Pts: 7 14
Biggest Lead: 4 34
Points in the Paint: 42 50
PHX MIN
p Knight   20 2 players   18
rb Chandler   8 2 players   8
a Tucker   5 Wiggins   4
s Morris   3 LaVine   4
b Warren   2 Towns   3
 
  • 12/13 - MIN 101 @ PHX 108
  • 01/17 - PHX 87 @ MIN 117
  • 03/14 - MIN 104 @ PHX 107
  • 03/28 - PHX 116 @ MIN 121
Phoenix Suns (13-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 29:15 1-7 0-1 2-4 -15 2 5 7 5 2 1 1 0 2 4
M. Morris F 33:43 7-12 0-2 3-5 -21 1 4 5 3 5 3 2 0 1 17
T. Chandler C 23:40 3-4 0-0 2-4 -11 4 4 8 0 2 0 1 0 1 8
D. Booker G 27:23 4-8 0-0 3-4 -15 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 11
B. Knight G 38:43 9-20 2-5 0-0 -22 0 2 2 1 4 0 6 0 2 20
T. Warren   21:01 3-6 0-1 1-2 -11 2 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 7
S. Weems   16:24 1-2 0-0 0-0 -14 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 2
J. Leuer   20:39 3-7 0-2 2-4 -15 0 5 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 8
M. Teletovic   14:23 1-7 0-3 0-0 -13 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
L. Brown   09:17 2-5 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 4
A. Goodwin   05:32 1-3 1-1 1-2 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
A. Len DND - Left Hand Sprain
Total   240 35-81 3-15 14-25   9 21 30 16 29 5 15 2 7 87
  43.2% 20.0% 56.0%   team rebs: 13 total to: 15
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 26:38 3-3 0-0 0-0 +12 0 4 4 3 1 1 1 2 0 6
K. Garnett F 14:52 0-2 0-0 0-0 +11 1 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
K. Towns C 26:02 5-8 1-1 3-3 +11 1 7 8 1 2 1 2 3 0 14
A. Wiggins G 28:09 8-13 0-1 2-2 +13 2 2 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 18
R. Rubio G 24:23 6-11 2-5 4-4 +10 0 2 2 3 3 2 3 0 0 18
N. Bjelica   22:42 1-1 1-1 3-4 +20 0 2 2 3 5 0 2 1 0 6
S. Muhammad   25:41 4-10 0-3 3-6 +15 1 7 8 0 3 0 2 0 2 11
Z. LaVine   23:37 3-6 2-4 3-4 +20 1 2 3 3 2 4 0 0 0 11
G. Dieng   17:36 4-6 0-0 7-7 +20 2 4 6 1 2 1 3 1 0 15
N. Pekovic   06:56 1-2 0-0 2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
K. Martin   15:45 3-6 1-3 4-4 +15 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 11
A. Miller   04:26 0-0 0-0 1-2 +1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
A. Payne   03:13 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 39-69 7-18 32-40   8 33 41 23 25 11 15 7 2 117
  56.5% 38.9% 80.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 17

inactive

  • Suns: Bledsoe, Price
  • Timberwolves: Jones, Rudez

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #4 Sean Wright, #3 Nick Buchert, #64 Justin VanDuyne
  • Attendance: 14330
  • Duration: 2:13
Phoenix Suns (13-29) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Chandler
Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  11:39
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:25 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
  11:12 Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J VanDuyne) 
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  11:03  
  11:02 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43
[MIN 2-2]
Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:24
[PHX 4-2]
 
  10:07 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:05  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Prince (1 BLK)  09:54  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:53  
  09:52 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:52
[PHX 5-2]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:52
[PHX 6-2]
 
Booker Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J VanDuyne)  09:40  
  09:32
[MIN 4-6]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
  09:26 Rubio Violation:Kicked Ball (N Buchert) 
Chandler Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST)  09:16
[PHX 8-4]
 
  08:53 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:27 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23
[MIN 6-8]
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Knight Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert)  08:23  
  08:23
[MIN 7-8]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Prince (2 BLK)  08:12  
  08:10 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wright)  08:10  
  08:01
[MIN 9-8]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Chandler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  07:35  
  07:29
[MIN 11-8]
Wiggins Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST) 
Knight Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:00 Towns Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Booker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:32 Prince Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:32  
  06:32 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
Booker Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  06:20
[PHX 10-11]
 
  06:05 Bjelica Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
  06:05 Bjelica Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Booker Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:45
[MIN 13-10]
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wright)  05:45  
  05:45 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Warren  05:45  
  05:45
[MIN 14-10]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  05:28 Towns Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J VanDuyne) 
Morris Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:28
[PHX 12-14]
 
  05:17 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:16  
Knight Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:09
[PHX 14-14]
 
  04:48 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:47 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:47
[MIN 16-14]
Wiggins Tip Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Warren Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:18 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:16 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:01 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
  03:57 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Booker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:57
[PHX 15-16]
 
  03:57 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Booker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:57
[PHX 16-16]
 
  03:45
[MIN 18-16]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  03:34  
Team Rebound  03:33  
  03:33 Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (N Buchert) 
Booker Substitution replaced by Weems  03:33  
  03:29 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:29  
Team Rebound  03:29  
  03:29 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:29  
  03:29 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:05
[MIN 20-16]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:43 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morris (2 ST) 
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:38
[PHX 18-20]
 
Warren Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  02:24  
  02:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:24 Towns Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Leuer  02:24  
  02:24 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:24 Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:23 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:06 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:05  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
  01:50 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:31 Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Weems (1 ST) 
Weems Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  01:26  
  01:21
[MIN 22-18]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Warren Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Weems (1 AST)  01:01
[PHX 20-22]
 
  00:42.9 Muhammad Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (3 ST) 
Knight Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (2 ST)  00:20.9  
Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  00:16.6  
  00:16.6
[MIN 23-20]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:16.6 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince 
  00:16.6
[MIN 24-20]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST)  00:00.5
[PHX 23-24]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (13-29) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:45  
  11:45 Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (S Wright) 
Leuer 3pt Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:33 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:18 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Warren (1 BLK) 
  11:17 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:16
[MIN 26-23]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Teletovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Knight (1 AST)  11:02
[PHX 25-26]
 
  10:37
[MIN 29-25]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Teletovic Driving Bank shot: Missed  10:25  
Warren Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:23  
Warren Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:23
[PHX 27-29]
 
  10:09
[MIN 31-27]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST) 
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Leuer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  09:42  
  09:42 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:42 Team Rebound 
  09:42 Dieng Substitution replaced by Martin 
  09:42
[MIN 32-27]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Leuer Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:29
[PHX 29-32]
 
  09:11
[MIN 34-29]
Prince Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Knight Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:01
[PHX 31-34]
 
  08:47
[MIN 37-31]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prince (3 AST) 
Leuer 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:34 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Leuer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  08:22  
  08:22  
Warren Substitution replaced by Booker  08:22  
Weems Substitution replaced by Tucker  08:22  
Leuer Substitution replaced by Chandler  08:22  
  08:22 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:22 Team Rebound 
  08:22
[MIN 38-31]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Teletovic (1 AST)  08:09
[PHX 34-38]
 
  07:53 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Teletovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:51  
Knight Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:41
[PHX 36-38]
 
Booker Foul: Personal (2 PF) (N Buchert)  07:28  
  07:28 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Towns 
  07:28 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:17 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:15  
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:08  
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:07  
Teletovic Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:45
[MIN 40-36]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  06:35 LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wright) 
  06:35 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Knight Substitution replaced by Brown  06:35  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
Team Rebound  06:26  
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:11
[PHX 38-40]
 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Teletovic Substitution replaced by Morris  05:55  
  05:44
[MIN 43-38]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
  05:25 Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:25
[PHX 39-43]
 
  05:25 Prince Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:25
[PHX 40-43]
 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  05:17  
  05:17
[MIN 44-40]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:17
[MIN 45-40]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  05:01  
  04:48 Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:46 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:46 Garnett Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:45  
Brown Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Tucker (3 AST)  04:32
[PHX 42-45]
 
  04:19
[MIN 47-42]
Martin Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Brown Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Wright)  04:03  
Brown Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:03  
  03:40 Team Timeout : Short 
Brown Substitution replaced by Knight  03:40  
  03:39 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  03:22  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:20  
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  03:19  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:18  
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:04
[MIN 49-42]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  02:54 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:50 Garnett Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Wright) 
Booker Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Tucker (4 AST)  02:50
[PHX 44-49]
 
  02:29 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:28  
Knight Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:20
[PHX 46-49]
 
  02:04
[MIN 51-46]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Knight Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Team Rebound 
Chandler Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  01:53  
  01:53
[MIN 52-46]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:53 Martin Substitution replaced by Prince 
  01:53
[MIN 53-46]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  01:33  
  01:24
[MIN 56-46]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Booker Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:00 Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  00:42.9  
Knight Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  00:40.0  
  00:40.0
[MIN 57-46]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:40.0
[MIN 58-46]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:21.6 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:21.6  
Team Rebound  00:21.6  
  00:21.6 Prince Substitution replaced by Martin 
  00:21.6 Garnett Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Weems  00:21.6  
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:21.6  
Team Rebound  00:19.8  
Morris Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Weems (2 AST)  00:19.2
[PHX 48-58]
 
  00:00.8 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (13-29) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[MIN 60-48]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:21  
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  11:19  
Knight Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:09 Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:08  
  11:02 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright) 
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST)  10:56  
  10:43
[MIN 62-48]
Prince Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Knight Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:22  
Chandler Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  10:20  
Chandler Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:20
[PHX 50-62]
 
  10:01 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:00 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:59
[MIN 64-50]
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Chandler Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:41
[PHX 52-64]
 
  09:26 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:25  
  09:07 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:07  
Team Rebound  09:07  
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:07
[PHX 53-64]
 
  08:58 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  08:44 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Wright) 
Knight Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK)  08:40  
  08:38 Team Rebound 
  08:17
[MIN 67-53]
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST) 
Morris Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:53
[PHX 55-67]
 
  07:53 Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wright) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  07:53
[PHX 56-67]
 
  07:43 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST) 
Booker Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Tucker (5 AST)  07:39
[PHX 58-67]
 
  07:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:39 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  07:19
[MIN 69-58]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Knight Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wright)  07:19  
  07:19
[MIN 70-58]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Booker Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:58  
Knight Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Morris (3 AST)  06:55
[PHX 60-70]
 
  06:39
[MIN 72-60]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST)  06:18  
  06:12
[MIN 74-60]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Morris Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (S Wright)  05:56  
Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:56  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Leuer  05:56  
  05:35 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:34  
  05:28 Bjelica Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:28  
Team Rebound  05:28  
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:28
[PHX 61-74]
 
  05:16 Towns Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J VanDuyne) 
  05:16 Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Booker Substitution replaced by Warren  05:16  
Knight Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:42 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:41  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:15 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:14  
Warren Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:48 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:31 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:30  
Knight Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:15
[PHX 63-74]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright)  03:02  
  03:02 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  03:02 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Leuer Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58
[MIN 75-63]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:58
[MIN 76-63]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:48 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Leuer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:48  
Leuer Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:48
[PHX 64-76]
 
  02:28
[MIN 78-64]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Knight Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:15 Team Rebound 
  02:15 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  02:03 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:01  
Leuer Jump Shot: Missed  01:51  
Warren Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:50  
  01:50 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne) 
Warren Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:50  
Team Rebound  01:50  
Morris Substitution replaced by Teletovic  01:50  
Warren Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:50
[PHX 65-78]
 
  01:38 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Warren (2 BLK) 
Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:37  
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  01:36  
  01:35
[MIN 80-65]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Leuer Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:01
[MIN 83-65]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (2 AST) 
Leuer Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Warren (1 AST)  00:42.6
[PHX 67-83]
 
  00:22.9 Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:21.7  
Knight Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:03.8
[PHX 69-83]
 
  00:00.9 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:49 Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (N Buchert) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:33
[PHX 71-83]
 
  11:19 Bjelica Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:49 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:47  
Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:30  
  10:14
[MIN 86-71]
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Teletovic Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:55 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:50 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:49 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:47 Muhammad Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO) 
Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:22
[MIN 88-71]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Warren Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  09:22  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Booker  09:22  
  09:22
[MIN 89-71]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Booker Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Teletovic (2 AST)  09:04
[PHX 73-89]
 
  08:51
[MIN 91-73]
Dieng Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Booker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert)  08:51  
  08:51  
Warren Substitution replaced by Weems  08:51  
Leuer Substitution replaced by Morris  08:51  
Brown Substitution replaced by Knight  08:51  
  08:51
[MIN 92-73]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Knight Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  08:38  
  08:36 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Weems Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  08:34  
  08:34
[MIN 93-73]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:34
[MIN 94-73]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Morris Step Back Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  08:12
[PHX 75-94]
 
  07:53 Dieng Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (N Buchert) 
  07:53 Dieng Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  07:38 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Booker Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:38
[PHX 76-94]
 
Booker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:38  
  07:38 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Teletovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  07:21  
  07:21
[MIN 95-76]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:21
[MIN 96-76]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Weems Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Booker Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  06:50  
  06:50 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:50 Team Rebound 
  06:50
[MIN 97-76]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Teletovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  06:17  
  06:17
[MIN 98-76]
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  06:17
[MIN 99-76]
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:12 Muhammad Foul: Personal (3 PF) (N Buchert) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:47 Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:35
[MIN 101-76]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:32  
Booker Substitution replaced by Goodwin  05:32  
Teletovic Substitution replaced by Leuer  05:32  
  05:20 Dieng Violation:Kicked Ball (S Wright) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:00
[MIN 103-76]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (3 AST) 
Goodwin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Wright)  05:00  
  05:00
[MIN 104-76]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  04:44 Martin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne) 
Goodwin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:44  
Team Rebound  04:44  
Goodwin Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:44
[PHX 77-104]
 
Knight Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  04:26  
  04:26
[MIN 105-77]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:26 Martin Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:26
[MIN 106-77]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Leuer Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Weems (3 AST)  04:14
[PHX 79-106]
 
Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  04:02  
  04:02
[MIN 107-79]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:02
[MIN 108-79]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Weems Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:52
[PHX 81-108]
 
  03:37 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:36  
Leuer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (3 ST)  03:23  
Morris Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  03:13  
  03:13
[MIN 109-81]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Knight Substitution replaced by Brown  03:13  
Morris Substitution replaced by Warren  03:13  
  03:13 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
  03:13 Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:13  
Weems Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:54  
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:42
[MIN 111-81]
LaVine Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:LaVine (4 ST)  02:29  
Leuer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  02:26  
  02:26 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:26 Team Rebound 
  02:26
[MIN 112-81]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Warren 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:06
[MIN 114-81]
Muhammad Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Goodwin Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:46 Miller Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Warren Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  01:35
[PHX 83-114]
 
Warren Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  01:23  
  01:23 Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:23 Team Rebound 
  01:23
[MIN 115-83]
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:57.9
[MIN 117-83]
Payne Turnaround Fadeaway Bank Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Goodwin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bjelica (1 BLK)  00:50.8  
Team Rebound  00:50.8  
  00:35.9 LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Leuer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:35.9  
Team Rebound  00:35.9  
Leuer Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:35.9
[PHX 84-117]
 
  00:11.9 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Goodwin 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:05.8
[PHX 87-117]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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