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Timberwolves beat Clippers 108-102 to snap losing streaks


By BETH HARRIS
Posted Feb 04 2016 2:52AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stung by a four-point loss to the Lakers a night earlier and playing the second game of a back-to-back against a team they had lost to 14 straight times on the road, the Minnesota Timberwolves might have doubted themselves.

Instead, they came out sharp and never let up, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 108-102 on Wednesday night to snap skids of five games overall and 12 in a row away from home.

"It was a good feeling to get a very nice win against a good team," Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell said.

Andrew Wiggins scored 21 of his 31 points in the first half and Zach LaVine added 17 off the bench for the Wolves. Scoreless in the first half, Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Gorgui Dieng had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

"We did a good job of making sure we kept the game in control," Towns said. "The coaching staff was amazing, everything from calling plays to calling timeouts when the game was going a little south. There were so many spectacular plays that made this win possible."

Chris Paul scored 22 points and Jamal Crawford added 21 off the bench for the Clippers. Their four-game winning streak ended and they fell to 15-4 without injured Blake Griffin. Their streak against the Wolves was the Clippers' longest active winning streak against any opponent.

"Our defense was terrible. We were a step slow," said DeAndre Jordan, who had 18 points and 15 rebounds. "We can't take teams lightly. In order to be a great team you've got to have focus no matter what's going on. Later on in the season these are the ones that haunt you."

The teams traded runs in the fourth, when the Wolves led by nine points before the Clippers briefly regained a one-point lead. Twice the Clippers tied the game in the final 2 minutes, but the Wolves scored to regain the lead.

With the Clippers trailing 102-100, Paul hit Ricky Rubio on the head and knocked him down while trying desperately for a foul, leading to a technical. Rubio hit the free throw and the Wolves scored four in a row for a 106-100 advantage to put the game out of reach.

"That was a timely tech," Paul said. "It was my fault. I apologized to the team. You can't get techs in the fourth quarter."

The Clippers closed within one early in the fourth before Minnesota went on an 8-0 run to extend its lead to 85-76. Dieng and Andre Miller each had a three-point play and Shabazz Muhammad added a pair of free throws.

Los Angeles answered with a 12-2 spurt, including six points by Crawford, for its first lead since early in the third, 88-87. Crawford made all 10 of his free throws in the game.

"We're gaining confidence every day," Wiggins said. "We may lose, but we're not getting beaten bad and we're not getting blown out. We may be down by 15 points sometimes, but we're fighting back and never giving up."

Minnesota ran off 14 straight points for its largest lead of the game, 69-59, in the third. Towns had 11 points in the period after missing his first six shots of the game.

The Clippers rallied by hitting four 3s as part of a 15-7 run to trail 76-74 heading into the fourth. They started the quarter with 1-of-12 shooting.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Minnesota improved to 1-2 against the Clippers this season. ... F Kevin Garnett missed his sixth straight game with a sore right knee. ... G Kevin Martin sat out his sixth in a row with a sore right wrist. ... C Nikola Pekovic was out for the second game in a row with a sore right foot.

Clippers: Jordan had three blocks to reach 1,000 for his career. ... G Austin Rivers was ejected after receiving back-to-back technicals in the second quarter. ... With still no word from the NBA on its investigation of Griffin for punching a team staff member, the forward remained away from the team. Coach Doc Rivers said Griffin won't be on the upcoming four-game trip because of his broken hand and a partially torn tendon he already had. Rivers wasn't sure whether assistant equipment manager Matias Testi would rejoin the team pending the outcome of the league's inquiry. ... Paul's young son, Chris Jr., presented his dad with his All-Star jersey before the game.

PAUL AND THE REF, PART II

Second-year referee Lauren Holtkamp called a technical on Paul. The two have a history dating back to last February, when she called a tech on him in a loss at Cleveland.

Paul was fined $25,000 by the league for his comments, in which he said, "This may not be for her."

This time, he said she gave him no explanation for her call.

"I was surprised," he said. "I guess it was a tech for what I said."

Asked what that was, Paul replied, "Nothing."

"They got my money already," he said.

Rivers said the explanation he heard was "overt clap."

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host Chicago on Saturday.

Clippers: At Orlando on Friday to start a four-game trip.


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MIN
LAC
     
    • 50.6%

    • 44.0%

    • 47.1%

    • 34.4%

    • 84.6%

    • 73.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN LAC
Total Rebounds 42 35
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Turnovers 15 13
Fast Break Pts: 10 10
Biggest Lead: 10 7
Points in the Paint: 50 36
MIN LAC
p Wiggins   31 Paul   22
rb Towns   12 Jordan   15
a 2 players   7 Paul   8
s Rubio   5 Johnson   3
b Wiggins   2 Jordan   3
 
  • 11/29 - MIN 99 @ LAC 107
  • 12/07 - LAC 110 @ MIN 106
  • 02/03 - MIN 108 @ LAC 102
  • 03/30 - LAC 99 @ MIN 79
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 31:23 3-7 0-0 2-2 +19 4 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 8
G. Dieng F 30:50 4-6 0-0 4-5 +6 1 9 10 0 3 0 5 0 0 12
K. Towns C 31:03 7-16 1-3 2-2 +1 3 9 12 2 4 0 1 1 2 17
A. Wiggins G 36:54 12-21 3-5 4-4 +13 2 2 4 3 3 0 3 2 2 31
R. Rubio G 30:06 1-6 0-1 6-7 +12 0 5 5 7 4 5 2 0 2 8
D. Rudez   18:25 3-3 2-2 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 8
Z. LaVine   34:24 7-14 2-4 1-3 -4 0 4 4 3 4 1 1 0 0 17
S. Muhammad   12:28 1-2 0-1 2-2 -8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
A. Miller   14:27 1-2 0-1 1-1 -6 0 0 0 7 2 0 2 0 0 3
N. Bjelica DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DND - Sore right wrist.
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-77 8-17 22-26   10 32 42 24 24 6 15 3 6 108
  50.6% 47.1% 84.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16
Los Angeles Clippers (32-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Mbah a Moute F 19:56 3-4 1-1 0-2 -13 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 7
P. Pierce F 16:47 1-5 1-3 0-0 -4 0 2 2 5 2 0 3 0 0 3
D. Jordan C 36:20 7-8 0-0 4-10 -8 3 12 15 0 1 2 1 3 0 18
J. Redick G 32:50 1-9 1-4 2-2 -9 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 5
C. Paul G 35:44 6-14 4-9 6-6 -9 2 2 4 8 2 2 2 0 0 22
W. Johnson   26:48 4-9 3-8 1-2 +3 1 2 3 1 6 3 0 2 0 12
J. Crawford   28:04 5-15 1-4 10-10 +7 2 2 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 21
A. Rivers   07:23 2-4 0-1 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
P. Prigioni   12:16 1-3 0-1 0-0 +3 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 2
C. Aldrich   11:40 1-1 0-0 2-2 +2 2 0 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 4
L. Stephenson   12:12 2-3 0-1 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
J. Ayres DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Wilcox DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-75 11-32 25-34   11 24 35 20 22 10 13 6 3 102
  44.0% 34.4% 73.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 13

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic
  • Clippers: Dawson, Griffin

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Clippers: Paul, Rivers, Rivers

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 14

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #11 Derrick Collins, #7 Lauren Holtkamp
  • Attendance: 19060
  • Duration: 2:30
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-36) Los Angeles Clippers (32-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Jordan vs Towns (Rubio gains possession)
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  11:44
[MIN 3-0]
 
Towns Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  11:28  
  11:16
[LAC 2-3]
Mbah a Moute Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST) 
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  11:03  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:02  
Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  10:53
[MIN 5-2]
 
  10:39
[LAC 5-5]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
  10:17 Pierce Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  10:11  
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:10  
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:01 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  09:57  
  09:57 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:57 Team Rebound 
  09:57
[LAC 6-5]
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Prince Hook Shot: Missed  09:35  
Prince Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:32  
Prince Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:32
[MIN 7-6]
 
  09:18 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:17  
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:03 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:56 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:55 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:47 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:46  
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK)  08:38  
  08:36 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:25
[LAC 9-7]
Mbah a Moute 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:42
[LAC 11-7]
Jordan Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  07:24  
  07:24 Mbah a Moute Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:24 Team Rebound 
Towns Substitution replaced by Rudez  07:24  
  07:24 Mbah a Moute Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:22  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:20  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:11
[MIN 9-11]
 
  06:54 Redick Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:40 Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:24 Redick Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:22  
Rubio Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:13
[MIN 11-11]
 
  05:52 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  05:48 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:48
[LAC 13-11]
Jordan Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Prince Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:25
[MIN 13-13]
 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  05:18  
  05:18
[LAC 14-13]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  05:18  
  05:18 Pierce Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  05:18
[LAC 15-13]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Prince Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:53 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:41
[LAC 17-13]
Paul Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:12
[MIN 15-17]
 
  03:51 Paul Floating Jump shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:49  
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:43  
Prince Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:40  
Rudez 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  03:38
[MIN 18-17]
 
  03:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:33  
  03:33 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  03:33 Redick Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  03:23 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:21  
  03:15 Crawford Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:02
[MIN 20-17]
 
  02:36
[LAC 20-20]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:11 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  01:51  
  01:51
[LAC 21-20]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:51 Paul Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Miller  01:51  
  01:51
[LAC 22-20]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Muhammad Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rudez (1 AST)  01:37
[MIN 22-22]
 
  01:18
[LAC 25-22]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
  01:03 Rivers Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins) 
  01:03 Jordan Substitution replaced by Aldrich 
Rudez 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  00:54.8
[MIN 25-25]
 
  00:38.1 Rivers Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  00:20.5
[MIN 27-25]
 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  00:03.6  
  00:03.6
[LAC 26-27]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:03.6
[LAC 27-27]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-36) Los Angeles Clippers (32-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[LAC 29-27]
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aldrich (1 ST)  11:14  
  11:08
[LAC 31-27]
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
Dieng Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  10:40  
  10:25 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:23 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:21
[LAC 33-27]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:10  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:00
[MIN 30-33]
 
  09:40 Rivers Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:38  
  09:35 Johnson Substitution replaced by Stephenson 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:25 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:18 Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  09:16 Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:09 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:08  
LaVine Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:57
[MIN 32-33]
 
  08:39
[LAC 35-32]
Stephenson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rudez Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  08:24
[MIN 34-35]
 
  08:10
[LAC 37-34]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:10 Rivers Technical (D Collins) 
  08:10 Rivers Technical (S Foster) 
  08:10 Rivers Ejection:Second Technical 
  08:10 Rivers Substitution replaced by Redick 
LaVine Free Throw Technical Missed  08:10  
Team Rebound  08:10  
LaVine Free Throw Technical Missed  08:10  
Team Rebound  08:10  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  08:10  
Rudez Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:10  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Prince  08:10  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:42  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  07:26
[MIN 37-37]
 
  07:03 Stephenson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:01
[LAC 39-37]
Crawford Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST)  06:48  
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  06:35  
  06:35
[LAC 40-37]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:35 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Paul 
Miller Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:35  
  06:35
[LAC 41-37]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  06:23 Aldrich Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
  06:23 Aldrich Substitution replaced by Jordan 
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:12
[MIN 39-41]
 
  06:02 Crawford Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:02  
  06:02 Stephenson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:49
[MIN 41-41]
 
  05:35 Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:31  
  05:23  
  05:23 Stephenson Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  05:23 Crawford Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:07
[LAC 43-41]
Mbah a Moute Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:35
[LAC 46-41]
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
Wiggins Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:06 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:52 Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:50  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jordan (1 ST)  03:42  
  03:32 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:31  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  03:17
[MIN 43-46]
 
  03:17 Jordan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Collins) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  03:17
[MIN 44-46]
 
  03:00 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:59  
Wiggins Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Collins)  02:52  
Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:52  
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:44 Mbah a Moute Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  02:40
[MIN 46-46]
 
  02:25
[LAC 48-46]
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  01:41
[LAC 51-46]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:20
[LAC 53-46]
Jordan Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  01:20  
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  01:20  
  01:20 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:18  
Prince Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  00:59.9
[MIN 48-53]
 
  00:48.1 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
  00:48.1 Paul Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (L Holtkamp) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  00:40.1
[MIN 51-53]
 
  00:25.1 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST) 
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  00:19.9
[MIN 53-53]
 
  00:19.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:19.9 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Crawford 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Rudez  00:19.9  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller  00:19.9  
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  00:05.0  
  00:05.0
[LAC 54-53]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:05.0 Crawford Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
  00:05.0 Pierce Substitution replaced by Stephenson 
  00:05.0
[LAC 55-53]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-36) Los Angeles Clippers (32-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Redick Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
  11:45 Team Rebound 
  11:40 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  11:39  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  11:12 Redick Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:11  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  10:57  
Dieng Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (L Holtkamp)  10:56  
Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  10:38  
  10:38
[LAC 56-53]
Redick Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:38
[LAC 57-53]
Redick Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  10:16
[MIN 55-57]
 
  09:59 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:57  
  09:53 Mbah a Moute Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:42 Team Rebound 
  09:35
[LAC 59-55]
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pierce (5 AST) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  09:35  
  09:35 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:35  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST)  09:24
[MIN 57-59]
 
  09:11 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:10  
  09:08 Paul Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:08
[MIN 58-59]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:08
[MIN 59-59]
 
  08:47 Jordan Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  08:43  
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed  08:25  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:24  
Towns Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:24
[MIN 61-59]
 
  07:59 Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST) 
Wiggins Running Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  07:54
[MIN 63-59]
 
  07:38 Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:35  
  07:25 Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:25
[MIN 64-59]
 
  07:25 Pierce Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:25
[MIN 65-59]
 
  07:14 Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:13  
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  06:50 Mbah a Moute Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:50  
  06:37 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (L Holtkamp) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  06:21  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:05  
Wiggins Tip Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  06:05
[MIN 67-59]
 
Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  05:47  
  05:47 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:47 Team Rebound 
  05:47 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  05:47 Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:45  
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  05:28
[MIN 69-59]
 
  05:06 Redick Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (2 BLK) 
  05:06 Team Rebound 
Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine  05:06  
  05:01 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:56 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:55  
Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  04:41  
  04:29
[LAC 62-69]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:04 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:51
[LAC 64-69]
Paul Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  03:25
[MIN 71-64]
 
  03:04
[LAC 67-71]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST)  02:47  
LaVine Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  02:43  
  02:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rudez  02:43  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller  02:43  
  02:43 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:43 Team Rebound 
  02:43
[LAC 68-71]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  02:28
[MIN 74-68]
 
  02:08
[LAC 71-74]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Towns Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST)  01:41
[MIN 76-71]
 
  01:17 Crawford Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:14 Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  01:10 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:09  
Rudez Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Foster)  00:57.4  
Rudez Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:57.4  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  00:57.4  
  00:57.4 Redick Substitution replaced by Stephenson 
  00:44.9 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:44.2  
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jordan (2 ST)  00:30.8  
  00:23.9 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:22.9 Paul Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:02.7
[LAC 74-76]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  11:42  
  11:18 Prigioni Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
  11:02 Aldrich Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:02
[MIN 77-74]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:02  
  11:02 Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:46
[LAC 76-77]
Aldrich Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST)  10:33
[MIN 79-76]
 
  10:33 Aldrich Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (D Collins) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  10:33
[MIN 80-76]
 
LaVine Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Collins)  10:27  
  10:24 Prigioni Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Collins) 
  10:24 Prigioni Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:13
[MIN 82-76]
 
  10:13 Prigioni Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:13
[MIN 83-76]
 
  09:59 Stephenson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  09:39 Aldrich Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:39
[MIN 84-76]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:39
[MIN 85-76]
 
Rudez Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  09:27  
  09:27
[LAC 77-85]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  09:27
[LAC 78-85]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:10 Crawford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:02
[LAC 80-85]
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Dieng Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  08:47  
  08:47  
  08:28 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:27 Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  08:26  
  08:26
[LAC 81-85]
Aldrich Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:26
[LAC 82-85]
Aldrich Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST)  08:08  
  08:04
[LAC 84-85]
Prigioni Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:52  
Rudez Substitution replaced by Prince  07:52  
Miller Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:52  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:52  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:37  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  07:37  
  07:19 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:18  
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST)  07:15  
  07:10 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  07:09  
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldrich (1 BLK)  07:00  
Team Rebound  07:00  
  07:00 Aldrich Substitution replaced by Jordan 
  07:00 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Paul 
  06:52 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  06:52
[MIN 86-84]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  06:52
[MIN 87-84]
 
  06:38 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  06:33
[LAC 86-87]
Stephenson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST)  06:11  
  06:06
[LAC 88-87]
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  05:49
[MIN 90-88]
 
  05:24 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (5 ST) 
  05:24 Johnson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:24
[MIN 91-88]
 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:24
[MIN 92-88]
 
  05:13 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:11  
  05:10 Johnson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  05:10
[MIN 93-88]
 
  05:10 Stephenson Substitution replaced by Redick 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  05:10
[MIN 94-88]
 
  05:02 Jordan Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
LaVine Driving Bank shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:41
[MIN 96-88]
 
  04:23 Paul Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  04:11  
Prince Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:10  
Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK)  03:55  
  03:53 Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
  03:31
[LAC 91-96]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Team Rebound 
  03:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
Prince Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  03:00  
Towns Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  02:57  
  02:57 Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:57 Team Rebound 
  02:57
[LAC 92-96]
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Prince Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  02:41  
  02:41
[LAC 93-96]
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:41
[LAC 94-96]
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (3 BLK)  02:25  
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  02:23  
Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK)  02:22  
  02:20 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  02:01  
  02:01
[LAC 95-96]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:01
[LAC 96-96]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
LaVine Cutting Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  01:49
[MIN 98-96]
 
  01:36 Redick 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:35  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  01:20  
Team Rebound  01:19  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:05
[LAC 98-98]
Jordan Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  00:47.6
[MIN 100-98]
 
  00:47.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:39.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:37.9  
  00:37.2 Johnson Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:37.2
[MIN 101-98]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:37.2
[MIN 102-98]
 
  00:27.5
[LAC 100-102]
Jordan Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:27.5  
  00:27.5 Johnson Substitution replaced by Stephenson 
  00:27.5 Crawford Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
  00:20.6 Redick Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
  00:20.6 Paul Technical (L Holtkamp) 
Rubio Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  00:20.6
[MIN 103-100]
 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:20.6
[MIN 104-100]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:20.6  
  00:20.0 Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:20.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:20.0 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  00:20.0 Stephenson Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:18.5 Redick Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.5  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  00:12.9
[MIN 106-100]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  00:12.2  
  00:12.2
[LAC 101-106]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:12.2
[LAC 102-106]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:12.2 Johnson Foul: Loose Ball (6 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
  00:12.2 Johnson Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:12.2
[MIN 107-102]
 
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:12.2
[MIN 108-102]
 
  00:07.8 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:06.9 Crawford Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:04.6 Crawford Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  00:02.4  
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
LAC
2nd Pacific
53
29
8-2
29-12
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
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LAC
2 players 23.8
2 players 16.3
2 players 7.3
2 players 2.7
2 players 2.2