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James leads Cavs past Timberwolves for Lue's first


By STEVE HERRICK
Posted Jan 26 2016 7:06AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Tyronn Lue has had a hectic few days. He now has his first win as an NBA coach.

LeBron James scored 25 points to lead six players in double figures and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-107 on Monday night.

Cleveland lost to Chicago on Saturday, a day after Lue replaced David Blatt, who was fired on Friday.

Lue was presented the game ball in the locker room following the win.

"It's only been two games, but to get my first head coaching win, it means a lot," he said. "I came in the locker room, the team presented me with the game ball, LeBron gave a speech and they all gave me a hug and said congratulations."

"It's a special moment for anyone," James said. "It could be a rookie player, a rookie head coach. When you get that first win it's very special. You never forget it."

Lue admitted the last few days have been a whirlwind.

"Things are still moving fast for me," he said. "I'm not used to it yet, but I think I'm ready for it. I think after tonight and the Phoenix game (Wednesday), I think things will start to slow down."

The timing of Lue's promotion came as a shock considering the Cavaliers have the best record in the Eastern Conference. A lackluster loss to Chicago didn't help, but Lue understands the expectations he's inherited.

"It comes with the territory," he said. "When you coach this type of team, a team who has aspirations of winning a championship, it's going to be like this."

The Cavaliers struggled with the Timberwolves before going on a spurt that began late in the third quarter and carried over into the fourth.

Cleveland still had to hold off a run by the Timberwolves, who cut a 15-point lead to 94-91 midway through the fourth. Tristan Thompson scored seven straight points and Matthew Dellavedova hit a 3-pointer, giving Cleveland a 104-91 lead.

Thompson had 19 points with 12 rebounds and Dellavedova scored 18 points.

Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Zach LaVine scored 21 points while Andrew Wiggins added 20.

The Cavaliers selected Wiggins with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft, but traded him to Minnesota in the deal that brought Kevin Love to Cleveland. Love scored 11 points and is averaging 16.3 against his former team.

"They made runs, we made runs," said Wiggins, who is averaging 28.8 points in four game against Cleveland. "They made the last run, and that won the game."

Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett missed the game with a sore right knee.

PICK UP THE PACE

Lue wants the Cavaliers to play at a faster tempo with the hope it will open up the floor and result in more opportunities for easy baskets.

"This is what coach wants," James said. "This isn't a LeBron thing. I'm talking out of IQ of the game, but this is what coach wants to do, so this is what we're going to do."

Lue thinks the players need to be in better shape to play at the tempo he would like.

"I don't think I'm in bad shape at all, just need to get in better shape for what we want to do, but I'm not that far off," James said. "I can get there in less than a week."

MISSING KG

Garnett left Saturday's game against Memphis in the first half and didn't return. He's listed as day to day. "KG doesn't play a lot (14.5 minutes), but in those first 6-7 minutes, he does such a good job talking and teaching the young guys what to do," coach Sam Mitchell said.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: G Kevin Martin (sore right wrist) also missed the game. He's averaging 11.3 points in 41 games. ... F Adreian Payne was assigned to Erie of the NBA Development League. ... Minnesota hasn't won on the road since Dec. 20, a 100-85 victory over Brooklyn, a stretch of nine games.

Cavaliers: Lue is still operating under the contract he signed to be an assistant coach before last season and has yet to sign a deal as head coach. "Still trying to get some things done and it hasn't been signed," he said. "I'm not worried about it." ... Lue said former Suns assistant Mike Longabardi will be added to Cleveland's staff.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host Oklahoma City on Wednesday

Cavaliers: Host Phoenix on Wednesday.


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MIN
CLE
     
    • 48.8%

    • 50.6%

    • 25.0%

    • 35.5%

    • 91.3%

    • 65.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN CLE
Total Rebounds 38 43
Offensive Rebounds 8 12
Turnovers 10 15
Fast Break Pts: 15 10
Biggest Lead: 3 15
Points in the Paint: 40 48
MIN CLE
p Towns   26 James   25
rb Towns   11 Thompson   12
a Rubio   10 James   9
s 3 players   2 Smith   3
b 2 players   1 3 players   1
 
  • 01/08 - CLE 125 @ MIN 99
  • 01/25 - MIN 107 @ CLE 114
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 29:08 2-4 0-0 0-0 -18 0 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 4
K. Towns F 29:46 11-16 0-1 4-5 +4 4 7 11 4 3 1 2 1 0 26
N. Pekovic C 12:34 2-6 0-0 0-0 -5 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
A. Wiggins G 38:42 7-14 1-3 5-6 +2 0 1 1 1 5 2 2 1 1 20
R. Rubio G 31:08 2-7 0-1 0-0 -4 1 6 7 10 2 2 1 0 0 4
G. Dieng   25:38 2-4 0-0 9-9 -11 2 4 6 2 3 2 3 0 0 13
S. Muhammad   26:43 5-13 0-2 0-0 +7 1 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 10
Z. LaVine   30:11 8-15 2-7 3-3 -8 0 4 4 6 3 1 1 0 0 21
N. Bjelica   16:10 2-5 1-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 5
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DND - Sore Right Wrist
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-84 4-16 21-23   8 30 38 28 24 10 10 2 3 107
  48.8% 25.0% 91.3%   team rebs: 6 total to: 11
Cleveland Cavaliers (31-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 38:01 11-15 1-1 2-3 +1 0 4 4 9 2 1 5 1 0 25
K. Love F 36:09 5-11 1-7 0-1 +10 1 5 6 2 3 2 1 0 0 11
T. Thompson C 34:04 8-10 0-0 3-7 +9 7 5 12 2 2 0 0 0 1 19
J. Smith G 35:21 3-14 2-8 3-4 +5 0 2 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 11
K. Irving G 27:58 7-18 1-4 2-2 -9 3 6 9 4 1 0 4 0 0 17
T. Mozgov   15:10 2-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
M. Dellavedova   25:08 6-12 4-8 2-2 +16 1 3 4 7 2 1 2 0 0 18
I. Shumpert   22:47 3-7 2-3 1-1 +4 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 1 0 9
M. Williams   05:22 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Cunningham DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Jefferson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 45-89 11-31 13-20   12 31 43 30 18 7 15 3 2 114
  50.6% 35.5% 65.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Payne
  • Cavaliers: Kaun

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #30 John Goble, #44 Eli Roe, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:14
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (31-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Thompson vs Towns (Prince gains possession)
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29
[CLE 2-0]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:12 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:04
[CLE 4-0]
Irving Step Back Bank Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:46 Team Rebound 
  10:27 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Pekovic Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:17  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:16  
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:14 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble)  10:11  
  10:04
[CLE 7-0]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:57  
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  09:47  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:46  
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:42
[MIN 2-7]
 
  09:24
[CLE 9-2]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  09:17 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:17
[MIN 3-9]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:17
[MIN 4-9]
 
  09:04 James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:01  
  08:39
[CLE 12-4]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Towns Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski)  08:02  
  07:51
[CLE 14-4]
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  07:39
[MIN 6-14]
 
  07:21 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:21  
Towns Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:07
[MIN 8-14]
 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng  07:00  
  06:56
[CLE 16-8]
James Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:34
[MIN 10-16]
 
  06:18 Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:18 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  06:18  
  06:18 Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  06:18 Jump Ball Thompson vs Towns (James gains possession) 
  06:06 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:04  
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:39
[MIN 12-16]
 
  05:24 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:13 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:13
[MIN 13-16]
 
  05:13 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:13
[MIN 14-16]
 
  04:59
[CLE 18-14]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  04:35
[MIN 17-18]
 
  04:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:17
[CLE 20-17]
Dellavedova Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:01  
Muhammad Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 19-20]
 
  03:43
[CLE 22-19]
James Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  03:31
[MIN 21-22]
 
  03:22 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST)  03:13
[MIN 23-22]
 
  03:06 James Turnover : Double Dribble (3 TO) 
  03:06 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  03:06 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  03:06  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:51 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:45 Smith Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:44  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:34 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  02:25  
  02:25
[CLE 23-23]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  02:25  
  02:25
[CLE 24-23]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:53 Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:51  
LaVine Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:46
[MIN 25-24]
 
  01:27 Dellavedova Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  01:27 Smith Substitution replaced by Williams 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince  01:27  
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  01:11
[MIN 27-24]
 
Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski)  00:54.1  
  00:47.5
[CLE 27-27]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Muhammad Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:34.3 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:25.9
[CLE 29-27]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Dieng Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  00:09.3
[MIN 29-29]
 
  00:01.8
[CLE 32-29]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (31-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[CLE 34-29]
Love Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
  11:29 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  11:29 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:01 Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST) 
Bjelica Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  10:56
[MIN 31-34]
 
  10:34 Irving Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:32  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:15
[MIN 34-34]
 
  09:58 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
  09:57 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble) 
  09:57 Mozgov Substitution replaced by James 
  09:46 Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Goble) 
Bjelica Driving Bank shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  09:33  
Team Rebound  09:32  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:32  
  09:16
[CLE 36-34]
Shumpert Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Goble)  09:16  
  09:16
[CLE 37-34]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (2 AST)  08:55
[MIN 36-37]
 
  08:41 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:35 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:35  
Prince Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  08:24
[MIN 38-37]
 
  08:05
[CLE 39-38]
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (E Roe)  08:05  
  08:05  
  08:05 Williams Substitution replaced by Smith 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:05  
  08:05 Love Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:04  
  07:52 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Roe) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:22
[CLE 41-38]
Smith Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Muhammad Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:00 Irving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:56 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  06:52
[MIN 40-41]
 
  06:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:52 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:52  
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Roe)  06:43  
  06:31 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:31  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:10 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Zielinski)  06:10  
  05:49 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:49  
Prince Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:38  
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:36  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:20
[CLE 43-40]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dieng Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (G Zielinski)  05:01  
Dieng Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:01  
  05:01 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  05:01 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  05:01  
  04:43 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:42 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:33
[CLE 45-40]
James Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:27  
  04:20 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:20
[MIN 41-45]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:20
[MIN 42-45]
 
  04:07
[CLE 47-42]
Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:51 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:44 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Rubio Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:39
[MIN 44-47]
 
  03:28
[CLE 49-44]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:15
[MIN 46-49]
 
  02:55 Shumpert Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  02:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:54
[CLE 51-46]
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  02:38
[MIN 49-51]
 
  02:26 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:26  
Prince Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  02:14
[MIN 51-51]
 
  02:14 Team Timeout : Short 
Towns Substitution replaced by Pekovic  02:14  
  01:59 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:59  
Wiggins Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  01:48
[MIN 53-51]
 
  01:26
[CLE 54-53]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:11 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:07
[CLE 56-53]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Goble)  01:07  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  01:07  
  01:07 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving 
  01:07 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:06  
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.8  
  00:46.6 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:35.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:35.7 Irving Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:32.5
[CLE 59-53]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
  00:17.6 Thompson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J Goble) 
Muhammad Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  00:17.6
[MIN 55-59]
 
  00:00.0 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (14-32) Cleveland Cavaliers (31-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:43  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  11:30  
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  11:29  
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:25
[MIN 57-59]
 
  11:15 Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  11:15 Team Rebound 
Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (G Zielinski)  11:15  
  10:55
[CLE 61-57]
Love Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Irving Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:16 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:16  
Pekovic Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  10:05
[MIN 59-61]
 
  09:57 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:56  
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:31 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:31  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  09:18
[MIN 61-61]
 
  09:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:52
[CLE 63-61]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST)  08:28
[MIN 63-63]
 
  08:08 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:08  
Pekovic Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (G Zielinski)  07:56  
Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:56  
  07:56 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  07:40 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:23
[CLE 65-63]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  07:04
[MIN 65-65]
 
  06:52 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:52  
  06:40 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:40  
Team Rebound  06:40  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng  06:40  
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:40
[MIN 66-65]
 
  06:26 Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:24  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  06:16  
  06:11
[CLE 67-66]
James Running Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  05:51
[MIN 68-67]
 
  05:31
[CLE 70-68]
James 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
Rubio Driving Bank shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:10 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:05 Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:03  
Towns Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  04:57  
  04:50
[CLE 73-68]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:50  
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  04:50  
  04:50 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  04:29  
  04:09 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:08  
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  04:00  
  03:38 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:38  
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:18
[MIN 70-73]
 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  03:05  
  03:05 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:05 Team Rebound 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  03:05  
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  03:05  
  03:05 Love Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  03:05
[CLE 74-70]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  02:46  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:45  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:43 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:36 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:02 Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  02:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  02:01
[CLE 76-70]
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:44 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:44  
Team Rebound  01:44  
  01:44 Smith Substitution replaced by Irving 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:44
[MIN 71-76]
 
  01:28 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:26  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:19 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:13 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  01:09
[CLE 78-71]
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK)  00:56.5  
Team Rebound  00:56.5  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince  00:56.5  
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST)  00:53.9  
  00:49.2
[CLE 80-71]
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 Irving Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:26.5
[CLE 83-71]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  00:06.2 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:06.2
[MIN 72-83]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:06.2
[MIN 73-83]
 
LaVine Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Goble)  00:03.1  
  00:01.5 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.3 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  00:00.0 Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:45
[MIN 74-83]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:45
[MIN 75-83]
 
  11:23
[CLE 85-75]
James Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Bjelica Driving Bank shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:01
[CLE 87-75]
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:44 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:25
[CLE 90-75]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:25  
  10:12 Shumpert Foul: Personal (3 PF) (G Zielinski) 
  10:08 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:08
[MIN 76-90]
 
Prince Substitution replaced by Wiggins  10:08  
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:08
[MIN 77-90]
 
  09:55 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST) 
Dieng Cutting Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  09:50
[MIN 79-90]
 
  09:50 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  09:50
[MIN 80-90]
 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Zielinski)  09:40  
  09:33
[CLE 92-80]
Love Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:11 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:04 Irving Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:03  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST)  08:46
[MIN 83-92]
 
  08:29 Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  08:29  
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: LaVine (5 AST)  08:17
[MIN 85-92]
 
  08:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:16 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  08:07 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO) 
Towns Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:49 Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (3 PF) (G Zielinski)  07:42  
  07:27 James Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST) 
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (3 AST)  07:21
[MIN 87-92]
 
  06:54
[CLE 94-87]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:37 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:27 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:27  
  06:27 Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:27
[MIN 88-94]
 
  06:27 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:27  
  06:27 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:27
[MIN 89-94]
 
  06:13 James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:12  
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:06
[MIN 91-94]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (3 PF) (G Zielinski)  05:54  
  05:36 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:36  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:28 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:15
[CLE 96-91]
Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (E Roe)  05:15  
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Dieng  05:15  
  05:15
[CLE 97-91]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (2 ST)  04:55  
  04:47 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:46 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  04:32  
  04:32 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:32 Team Rebound 
  04:32 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:31 Team Rebound 
  04:26
[CLE 99-91]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:26  
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST)  04:13  
  04:06 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:03 Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
  04:02
[CLE 101-91]
Thompson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:47 Team Rebound 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:47  
  03:30
[CLE 104-91]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: LaVine (6 AST)  03:09
[MIN 93-104]
 
  02:51 Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  02:51 Team Rebound 
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  02:51  
  02:51
[CLE 105-93]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  02:51 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  02:50  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  02:36
[MIN 95-105]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  02:31  
  02:31
[CLE 106-95]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  02:31 Love Substitution replaced by Irving 
  02:31 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:30  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  02:20
[MIN 97-106]
 
  02:20 James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (E Roe) 
  02:20 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  02:20
[MIN 98-106]
 
  02:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:06  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  01:56  
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST)  01:51
[MIN 100-106]
 
  01:36 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  01:35  
Muhammad Running Pull-Up Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:08 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:08  
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  01:00
[MIN 102-106]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  00:42.7  
  00:42.7
[CLE 107-102]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:42.7 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  00:42.7
[CLE 108-102]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:42.7  
  00:36.5 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:36.5
[MIN 103-108]
 
  00:36.5 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:36.5
[MIN 104-108]
 
  00:19.1
[CLE 110-104]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:16.5
[MIN 106-110]
 
  00:16.5 Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  00:16.5
[MIN 107-110]
 
  00:16.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Goble)  00:16.1  
  00:16.1
[CLE 111-107]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:16.1 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  00:16.1 Irving Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  00:16.1
[CLE 112-107]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:07.7  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.9 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
LaVine Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  00:01.0  
  00:01.0
[CLE 113-107]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:01.0
[CLE 114-107]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
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CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0