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Davis scores 35; Pelicans beat Timberwolves but lose Gordon


By BRETT MARTEL
Posted Jan 20 2016 1:03AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans found a way to win convincingly despite an early 17-point hole.

Now they'll have another substantial hurdle to overcome at a crucial juncture of the season: the loss of guard Eric Gordon to a fractured ring finger on his shooting hand.

Davis scored 35 points and the Pelicans used a dominant second half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 on Tuesday night for New Orleans' third victory in four games. But Davis wasn't about to absolve his team for the way it started the game.

"That first half was kind of terrible," Davis said. "They were outworking us and playing harder than us and we just wanted to change that in the second half, so we came out with a lot of energy.

"We kind of played with desperation," Davis added, "but we can't wait until we're down to start playing with desperation."

Gordon scored 11 points, including two 3-pointers, before leaving late in the third quarter. It isn't clear yet when his right ring finger will heal enough for him to play again, but the Pelicans sound certain that he'll be missed. Gordon has averaged about 15 points this season, hitting 101 3-pointers.

"He brings a lot to the table," Davis said. "He's shooting the ball well and it's going to be tough without him, but we've still got to find a way to win."

Jrue Holiday, who could wind up back in the starting lineup because of Gordon's injury, scored 19 points. Tyreke Evans added 13 for the Pelicans, now four games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with their next six games at home.

Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which has lost 10 of 11. Ricky Rubio added 15 points, but the Timberwolves were outscored 63-39 in the second half.

Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell said the problem for his team in the second half was a lack of ball-movement as players increasingly looked to score instead of buckling down defensively or helping create open shots for teammates. Rubio agreed.

"We started to get selfish," Rubio said. "When we play hard on defense and can run, that is our style of game."

PIVOTAL PERIOD

New Orleans surged to its first lead with a 14-2, third-quarter run that began with a 3 by former Minnesota player Dante Cunningham and ended with Gordon's 3, making it 65-64.

The Pelicans wound up outscoring the Wolves 31-15 in the third quarter, which ended with the Pelicans scoring four points inside the last 3 seconds - first with Holiday hitting a 15-foot pull-up, then with Cunningham stealing Nemanja Bjelica's inbound pass and sprinting in for a layup just before the horn sounded.

Minnesota's Gorgui Deng, standing under the hoop, caught the ball as it came through the net and disgustedly slammed it off the court.

"That was a game-changing momentum-builder for us," Davis said. "It got all of us going and got us off the bench and got us hyped going into the fourth quarter."

Cunningham hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points in his 12th start this season.

BURNING OUT

The Timberwolves looked their best in the opening quarter, racing to their largest lead when Bjelica's tip-in of Zach LaVine's miss made it 38-21.

Towns had nine points and seven rebounds before the period ended.

CLOSE ENCOUNTER

Ryan Anderson was called for a foul late in the first half despite appearing to take the worst of a collision with Kevin Garnett away from the ball. Officials reviewed video of the incident, upholding their initial call as boos rained down from fans who could also see the replay showing Anderson's head recoiling from a blow to face by Garnett's forearm.

"Obviously he was doing little tactics to get me frustrated," Anderson said. "He's just really good at getting away with stuff like that. I'm not saying he's like a ridiculously dirty player. He just has that physical type of game."

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Reserve center Nikola Pekovic, who did not make his season debut until Jan. 6 because of right Achilles tendon surgery last April 8, was given the night off to rest. ... Minnesota was shooting 72.2 percent after the first quarter (13 of 18), but went 23 of 58 (39.7 percent) the rest of the way to finish at 47.4 percent.

Pelicans: Davis has eclipsed 30 points seven times this season, with a season-high of 43 (which also tied his career high). ... The Pelicans have won six straight against Minnesota.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Visit Dallas on Wednesday night.

Pelicans: Host Detroit on Thursday night.


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MIN
NOP
     
    • 47.4%

    • 50.6%

    • 21.4%

    • 43.5%

    • 77.4%

    • 87.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NOP
Total Rebounds 39 40
Offensive Rebounds 12 12
Turnovers 16 15
Fast Break Pts: 12 5
Biggest Lead: 17 15
Points in the Paint: 46 42
MIN NOP
p Wiggins   21 Davis   35
rb Towns   13 Asik   8
a 2 players   4 Holiday   9
s Wiggins   3 3 players   2
b Dieng   2 2 players   2
 
  • 01/19 - MIN 99 @ NOP 114
  • 02/08 - NOP 116 @ MIN 102
  • 02/27 - MIN 112 @ NOP 110
  • 04/13 - NOP 109 @ MIN 144
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-30)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 27:12 1-1 1-1 0-0 -6 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
K. Garnett F 15:39 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 3
K. Towns C 31:58 7-17 1-1 5-5 +5 2 11 13 2 2 1 5 1 0 20
A. Wiggins G 34:33 7-17 0-4 7-10 +2 2 2 4 2 1 3 0 0 3 21
R. Rubio G 29:44 5-7 1-2 4-4 -3 0 1 1 4 3 1 2 0 1 15
A. Payne   06:48 2-2 0-0 2-4 +4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
S. Muhammad   27:56 5-10 0-2 3-4 -14 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 13
Z. LaVine   18:01 2-5 0-0 0-0 -14 0 1 1 4 5 1 1 1 0 4
K. Martin   13:27 1-5 0-2 0-0 -17 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 2
G. Dieng   18:15 3-4 0-0 2-2 -18 3 4 7 0 0 2 2 2 0 8
N. Bjelica   16:12 2-6 0-2 0-0 -16 2 2 4 1 5 2 2 1 0 4
A. Miller   00:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-76 3-14 24-31   12 27 39 18 21 10 16 7 6 99
  47.4% 21.4% 77.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16
New Orleans Pelicans (14-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Cunningham F 23:38 4-6 3-4 0-0 +10 1 0 1 0 4 2 0 2 0 11
A. Davis F 37:17 13-22 1-2 8-10 +8 3 4 7 0 5 0 0 2 1 35
O. Asik C 11:19 1-4 0-0 0-0 -3 3 5 8 0 1 1 2 0 3 2
E. Gordon G 24:58 4-9 3-7 0-0 -5 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 0 1 11
T. Evans G 20:55 6-11 0-2 1-1 -2 1 2 3 5 2 0 4 1 0 13
A. Gee   29:47 2-2 0-0 3-3 +8 1 3 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 7
R. Anderson   27:01 1-6 1-4 4-4 +9 0 3 3 0 4 2 3 1 0 7
J. Holiday   27:05 7-14 2-3 3-4 +17 1 1 2 9 0 1 1 0 2 19
N. Cole   23:02 3-6 0-1 1-1 +20 0 5 5 2 2 0 2 0 0 7
A. Ajinca   14:58 1-3 0-0 0-0 +13 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
L. Babbitt DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Douglas DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-83 10-23 20-23   12 28 40 21 24 9 15 6 7 114
  50.6% 43.5% 87.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 15

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Jones, Pekovic
  • Pelicans: Pondexter

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Pelicans: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #56 Mark Ayotte, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 14255
  • Duration: 2:17
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-30) New Orleans Pelicans (14-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Davis vs Towns (Garnett gains possession)
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  11:40
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:24
[NOP 2-2]
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  11:10
[MIN 5-2]
 
  10:51 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:50  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:40
[MIN 7-2]
 
  10:20
[NOP 5-7]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington)  09:53  
  09:45 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
  09:37 Evans Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:37
[MIN 8-5]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:37
[MIN 9-5]
 
  09:29 Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Towns Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  09:13
[MIN 11-5]
 
  08:53
[NOP 7-11]
Davis Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
  08:44 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:44
[MIN 12-7]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:44
[MIN 13-7]
 
  08:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:28
[NOP 9-13]
Evans Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:16
[MIN 15-9]
 
  08:03
[NOP 11-15]
Davis Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST) 
  07:49 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:49
[MIN 16-11]
 
  07:49 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gee 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:49
[MIN 17-11]
 
  07:37
[NOP 13-17]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST) 
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  07:18
[MIN 19-13]
 
  07:04 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:03  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:55
[MIN 21-13]
 
  06:43 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:42  
Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  06:34  
  06:17 Evans Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:14  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:58 Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Payne  05:58  
  05:51 Gordon Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:47  
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:34 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:16 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:15  
  05:05 Gordon Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  05:05  
  04:54 Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:54  
Team Rebound  04:54  
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:54
[MIN 22-13]
 
  04:43 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:41
[NOP 15-22]
Davis Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST)  04:25
[MIN 24-15]
 
  04:12 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:11  
Payne Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  03:58
[MIN 26-15]
 
  03:41 Anderson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  03:41  
  03:41 Evans Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  03:18 Gee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:18
[MIN 27-15]
 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:18
[MIN 28-15]
 
  03:05 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:02  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:01
[MIN 30-15]
 
  03:01 Gordon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Washington) 
  03:01 Gordon Substitution replaced by Cole 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:01
[MIN 31-15]
 
  02:50
[NOP 17-31]
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:42 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:42  
Team Rebound  02:42  
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 32-17]
 
  02:29
[NOP 19-32]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST) 
Payne Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  02:04
[MIN 34-19]
 
  01:52
[NOP 21-34]
Cole Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  01:33
[MIN 36-21]
 
  01:23 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Team Rebound 
Towns Substitution replaced by Martin  01:23  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Dieng  01:23  
Payne Substitution replaced by Bjelica  01:23  
  01:18 Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed  01:09  
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:08  
Bjelica Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:08
[MIN 38-21]
 
  01:00 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  00:53.9  
  00:34.4
[NOP 23-38]
Gee Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:15.8 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte)  00:04.4  
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Prince  00:04.4  
  00:00.1 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:00.1
[NOP 25-38]
Davis Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-30) New Orleans Pelicans (14-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Bjelica Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:14 Holiday Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  10:59
[MIN 40-25]
 
  10:59 Cole Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  10:59
[MIN 41-25]
 
  10:43
[NOP 28-41]
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  10:21
[MIN 43-28]
 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  10:10  
  10:10
[NOP 29-43]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:10
[NOP 30-43]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bjelica Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson)  09:39  
  09:33 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:32  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:16  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:08  
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:07  
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:54
[MIN 45-30]
 
  08:44
[NOP 32-45]
Cole Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte)  08:44  
  08:44  
  08:44 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
  08:44 Anderson Substitution replaced by Davis 
  08:44
[NOP 33-45]
Cole Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:21 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:09 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:08  
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  08:04
[MIN 47-33]
 
  07:51
[NOP 35-47]
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Martin Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Richardson)  07:35  
Martin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:35  
Bjelica Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (T Washington)  07:30  
Muhammad Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (D Richardson)  07:24  
  07:24 Davis Free Throw Technical Missed 
  07:24 Team Rebound 
LaVine Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  07:17  
  07:17
[NOP 36-47]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:17  
  07:17
[NOP 37-47]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Bjelica Layup Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:39
[NOP 39-47]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:33  
Martin Substitution replaced by Towns  06:33  
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:33  
  06:23 Gee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:23
[MIN 48-39]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:23
[MIN 49-39]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  06:14  
  06:14
[NOP 40-49]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  06:14
[NOP 41-49]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:58 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:48 Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:19
[NOP 43-49]
Cole Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  05:06 Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:06
[MIN 50-43]
 
  05:06 Cole Substitution replaced by Evans 
  05:06 Holiday Substitution replaced by Gordon 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Prince  05:06  
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:06
[MIN 51-43]
 
  04:55 Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:55  
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Evans (1 BLK)  04:47  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:46  
  04:46 Jump Ball Davis vs Dieng (Rubio gains possession) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  04:37
[MIN 53-43]
 
  04:23 Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST) 
  04:20 Evans Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:20  
Team Rebound  04:20  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Garnett  04:20  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:20  
  04:18 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:06 Gee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  03:53  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:53  
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Missed  03:53  
Team Rebound  03:53  
  03:53 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST)  03:49  
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  03:46  
  03:46
[NOP 44-53]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:46
[NOP 45-53]
Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  03:25  
  03:25 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  03:23  
  03:23
[NOP 46-53]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  03:23
[NOP 47-53]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:52 Davis Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:50  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  02:45  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:44  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:42
[MIN 55-47]
 
  02:28 Anderson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (T Washington) 
  02:28 Anderson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  02:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:09
[MIN 57-47]
 
  01:43
[NOP 49-57]
Evans Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:25 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:03 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:45.5
[NOP 51-57]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  00:41.6 Anderson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:41.6  
Team Rebound  00:41.6  
  00:41.6 Anderson Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:41.6
[MIN 58-51]
 
  00:26.9 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:15.2  
  00:15.2 Davis Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller  00:15.2  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:04.6
[MIN 60-51]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (13-30) New Orleans Pelicans (14-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Wiggins (3 ST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  11:39
[MIN 62-51]
 
  11:17
[NOP 54-62]
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gordon (3 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:54
[NOP 56-62]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Washington)  10:54  
  10:54
[NOP 57-62]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  10:46 Cunningham Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Richardson) 
Towns Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:32
[MIN 64-57]
 
  10:07
[NOP 60-64]
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST) 
  09:58 Cunningham Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  09:58 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gee 
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:45 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:26 Evans Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:26 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:26
[NOP 62-64]
Ajinca Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  09:09  
Garnett Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Ayotte)  09:05  
  08:51
[NOP 65-64]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
  08:31 Ajinca Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:59 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:58  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:32 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:31  
Prince 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  07:25
[MIN 67-65]
 
  07:00 Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:59  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Payne  06:43  
  06:31
[NOP 67-67]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Towns Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  06:14
[MIN 69-67]
 
  06:01
[NOP 70-69]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST) 
Payne Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte)  06:01  
  06:01
[NOP 71-69]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
  05:49 Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:49  
Team Rebound  05:49  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:49
[MIN 70-71]
 
  05:30 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:30  
Towns Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  05:17  
  04:54 Davis 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:52 Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:46
[NOP 73-70]
Evans Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (1 AST) 
  04:30 Davis Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:30
[MIN 71-73]
 
  04:30 Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  04:30 Evans Substitution replaced by Holiday 
Payne Substitution replaced by Bjelica  04:30  
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:30
[MIN 72-73]
 
  04:11 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  04:10  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:57  
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:57  
  03:55 Holiday Violation:Kicked Ball (M Ayotte) 
Towns Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Richardson)  03:49  
Towns Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  03:49  
  03:37
[NOP 75-72]
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST) 
  03:28 Ajinca Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 73-75]
 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  03:28  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin  03:28  
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:28
[MIN 74-75]
 
  03:13 Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:13  
Towns Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  03:03  
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  03:03  
  02:51 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:50  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST)  02:39  
  02:35
[NOP 77-74]
Gee Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (D Richardson)  02:35  
  02:35 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Asik 
  02:35
[NOP 78-74]
Gee Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:15 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:06 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:02 Anderson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:54  
  01:54 Anderson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:54  
Team Rebound  01:54  
  01:54 Anderson Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:54
[MIN 75-78]
 
  01:34 Gordon Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bjelica (2 ST) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST)  01:29  
  01:23 Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:19 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Muhammad (1 BLK) 
  01:18 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:14 Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:13  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  01:07  
  01:07 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:07 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:07 Gordon Substitution replaced by Cole 
  00:49.9 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:46.9  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.8 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:02.0
[NOP 80-75]
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bjelica Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (2 ST)  00:00.3  
  00:00.1
[NOP 82-75]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (2 ST)  11:46  
  11:26
[NOP 84-75]
Asik Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Holiday (6 AST) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:54 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:53 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:48 Asik Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:34 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Bjelica Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) (T Washington)  10:29  
  10:18 Holiday Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bjelica (1 BLK) 
  10:17 Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:15 Asik Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  10:02  
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:59  
  09:59 Jump Ball Asik vs Dieng (Holiday gains possession) 
Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST)  09:59  
  09:48 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:47  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:39 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:27 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:27  
  09:27 Asik Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Richardson) 
Dieng Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:18  
  09:18 Asik Substitution replaced by Davis 
  08:58
[NOP 86-75]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:51  
Martin Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:51  
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  08:37
[MIN 77-86]
 
  08:26
[NOP 89-77]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Holiday (7 AST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (2 BLK)  08:09  
Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:08  
Bjelica Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST)  07:56
[MIN 79-89]
 
  07:47
[NOP 92-79]
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (2 BLK)  07:27  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:24  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:21
[MIN 81-92]
 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  07:04  
  07:04 Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:04 Team Rebound 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Prince  07:04  
  07:04
[NOP 93-81]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:43
[MIN 83-93]
 
  06:25 Holiday Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:23 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:23
[NOP 95-83]
Davis Putback Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:10  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK)  06:06  
  06:05 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  05:51  
  05:51  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Towns  05:51  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rubio  05:51  
  05:51
[NOP 96-83]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:51
[NOP 97-83]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:38
[MIN 85-97]
 
Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  05:22  
  05:22 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:22 Team Rebound 
  05:22
[NOP 98-85]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:09
[MIN 87-98]
 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  04:59  
  04:59
[NOP 99-87]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:59
[NOP 100-87]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:46  
  04:34 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:17
[NOP 102-87]
Holiday Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:04 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:47 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  03:47  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  03:31
[MIN 90-102]
 
  03:07
[NOP 105-90]
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST) 
Towns Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  02:54
[MIN 92-105]
 
  02:37 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  02:36  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:24
[MIN 94-105]
 
  02:01
[NOP 107-94]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
  01:55 Cole Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson) 
  01:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  01:48  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  01:48  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:43
[MIN 96-107]
 
  01:43 Davis Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  01:43
[MIN 97-107]
 
  01:27 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:26 Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:21
[NOP 109-97]
Holiday Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:15
[MIN 99-109]
 
  00:56.9
[NOP 112-99]
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Holiday (8 AST) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:43.4 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:24.2
[NOP 114-99]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Holiday (9 AST) 
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  00:09.8  
  00:07.9 Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 4th Quarter
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