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Pelicans snap 4-game skid with easy win over Wolves


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Feb 09 2016 12:01AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mired in a four-game losing streak and sinking further out of contention in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans were in desperate need of a confidence builder.

The Minnesota Timberwolves seemed happy to make it easy on them.

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece, and the Pelicans beat the Timberwolves 116-102 on Monday night for just their sixth road victory of the season.

Davis grabbed eight rebounds and Holiday had nine assists and five boards as well. Ryan Anderson chipped in 26 points, and the Pelicans turned 12 turnovers into 21 points while turning the ball over just four times themselves.

"Just to get a road win, and we've been struggling on the road, so that was all good for us," coach Alvin Gentry said.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were looking for their first three-game winning streak since Nov. 27. They shot 44 percent and trailed by as many as 28 in a lackluster effort.

"I'm just going to say it's one of those clunkers," interim coach Sam Mitchell said. "You get two, three, four a season. I can't recall, we haven't had one in a long time. Just one of those nobody really played well. Nobody played bad, but nobody played well."

It has been a miserable season for the Pelicans, who were looking to parlay last year's playoff berth and Gentry's up-tempo style into a climb up the Western Conference ladder. But they've been racked by injuries to key players such as Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon and Quincy Pondexter and have played some of the worst defense in the NBA.

The Timberwolves had shown signs of pulling themselves out of a long funk with consecutive victories over the Clippers and Bulls that helped them match their victory total for all of last season (16) with 30 games to play. But they provided little resistance to the struggling Pelicans on Monday night.

Towns and Ricky Rubio each picked up two fouls in the first quarter, forcing Mitchell to roll out a shaky second unit for a stretch in the second quarter that included Zach LaVine, Andre Miller, Shabazz Muhammad, Damjan Rudez and Adreian Payne.

The Pelicans pounced on that five-man group, ripping off a 14-0 run in just over three minutes. The Wolves went nearly eight minutes of the period without a field goal and Holiday got going on the other end as the lead swelled to 23 points.

"We've been playing so well recently," Towns said. "We didn't expect to hit a wall like this."

JRUE'S MINUTES

New Orleans has been monitoring Holiday's minutes closely to try to keep him healthy and is bringing him off the bench even with Gordon and Evans out. Gentry has had to appoint an assistant who has the power to overrule him and remove Holiday from the game when they're pushing too close.

"I had to assign a guy to do that because it would be hard for me to do it," Gentry said. "It really is, especially when he's playing at the level that he is and the game is still teetering either way."

MARDI GRAS

The Pelicans were headed back home, giving the first-year coach Gentry the chance to experience Mardi Gras for the first time as a resident.

"Somebody sent me a picture of a scene right by my house on St. Charles and I was like `holy moly,"' Gentry said. "I've never lived it. I've been at a Mardi Gras but I've never actually lived it, so I think I'll step back and just let it happen this time."

TIP-INS

Pelicans: The game was delayed late in the fourth quarter after Omer Asik had a contact lens knocked out of his eye and had to replace it. ... Davis topped 20 points for the 12th time in the last 13 games. The only time he did not in that stretch was when he had to leave a game early because of a concussion.

Timberwolves: Dieng picked up a technical foul in the third for flopping around on the court after being called for an offensive foul. ... Rookie PG Tyus Jones played for the first time since Jan. 4, a span of 17 games.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Host Utah on Wednesday.

Timberwolves: Host Toronto on Wednesday.


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NOP
MIN
     
    • 48.5%

    • 44.4%

    • 41.7%

    • 16.7%

    • 60.0%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP MIN
Total Rebounds 41 50
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Turnovers 4 12
Fast Break Pts: 14 16
Biggest Lead: 28 2
Points in the Paint: 52 52
NOP MIN
p 2 players   27 Towns   19
rb 2 players   8 2 players   12
a Holiday   9 Rubio   7
s Holiday   3
b 3 players   1 LaVine   3
 
  • 01/19 - MIN 99 @ NOP 114
  • 02/08 - NOP 116 @ MIN 102
  • 02/27 - MIN 112 @ NOP 110
  • 04/13 - NOP 109 @ MIN 144
New Orleans Pelicans (19-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Cunningham F 29:10 4-5 0-1 0-0 +7 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 8
A. Davis F 31:12 12-20 1-2 2-6 +15 0 8 8 1 2 2 0 0 0 27
O. Asik C 17:00 2-3 0-0 0-2 -1 4 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
B. Dejean-Jones G 12:24 0-4 0-1 0-0 -6 1 3 4 2 3 0 1 0 2 0
N. Cole G 31:40 4-9 0-1 2-2 +8 0 3 3 6 3 0 1 0 0 10
J. Holiday   27:56 11-23 3-7 2-2 +26 1 5 6 9 0 3 1 0 5 27
R. Anderson   31:18 9-17 3-4 5-6 +14 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 26
A. Ajinca   16:30 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 0
T. Douglas   15:40 1-5 1-4 1-2 -3 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
A. Gee   12:32 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 2
L. Babbitt   14:38 3-6 2-4 0-0 +10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
T. Evans NWT - Right Knee
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 47-97 10-24 12-20   9 32 41 22 25 7 4 3 9 116
  48.5% 41.7% 60.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 4
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-37)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 19:11 1-2 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2
G. Dieng F 30:55 5-10 1-2 1-3 +1 5 7 12 4 5 0 1 1 1 12
K. Towns C 29:16 6-10 0-0 7-8 -14 1 11 12 1 3 0 3 1 0 19
A. Wiggins G 31:06 5-14 0-2 5-5 -17 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 2 0 15
R. Rubio G 27:18 3-7 0-1 5-7 -13 0 5 5 7 2 0 3 0 0 11
Z. LaVine   28:24 4-10 1-2 3-4 -5 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 3 1 12
S. Muhammad   24:31 4-13 0-2 6-7 -11 4 5 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 14
D. Rudez   08:58 0-1 0-1 0-0 -20 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
A. Miller   05:16 1-1 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Payne   11:06 1-2 0-1 0-0 +1 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 2
T. Jones   12:00 1-5 0-1 1-1 +11 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 3
N. Bjelica   12:00 5-6 0-0 0-0 +11 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 10
K. Martin DND - Sore Right Wrist
Total   240 36-81 2-12 28-35   11 39 50 24 23 0 12 9 3 102
  44.4% 16.7% 80.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 12

inactive

  • Pelicans: Gordon, Pondexter
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: Anderson
  • Timberwolves: Dieng

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #73 Tre Maddox, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 11926
  • Duration: 2:20
New Orleans Pelicans (19-32) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-37)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Davis (Cole gains possession)
Cole 3pt Shot: Missed  11:32  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:31  
Dejean-Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  11:18  
  11:16 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12
[MIN 2-0]
Towns Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Cole Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:57
[NOP 2-2]
 
  10:39 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:38  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dejean-Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  10:17  
  10:17
[MIN 3-2]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:17
[MIN 4-2]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dejean-Jones Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:01  
  09:47 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:46  
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:33  
Asik Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:33
[NOP 4-4]
 
  09:18
[MIN 6-4]
Prince Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:39 Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:38  
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dejean-Jones (1 AST)  08:30
[NOP 6-6]
 
  08:11 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:10  
  08:07 Towns Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Maddox) 
Cole Layup Shot: Missed  07:59  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:58  
Asik Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:57
[NOP 8-6]
 
  07:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:42
[MIN 8-8]
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
  07:27 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:18
[NOP 10-8]
 
Asik Violation:Kicked Ball (G Zielinski)  07:08  
  07:04 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:03  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:47 Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:46  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:26 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Dejean-Jones Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (G Zielinski)  06:23  
Dejean-Jones Substitution replaced by Holiday  06:23  
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  06:16  
  06:16
[MIN 9-10]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:16
[MIN 10-10]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:57 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:57
[NOP 11-10]
 
Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:57
[NOP 12-10]
 
  05:48 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST)  05:42
[NOP 15-10]
 
  05:27
[MIN 12-15]
Dieng Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (2 BLK)  05:12  
  05:10 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:02
[MIN 14-15]
Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Cole Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:48  
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:47  
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:43
[NOP 18-14]
 
  04:24
[MIN 16-18]
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST)  04:08
[NOP 20-16]
 
Asik Violation:Kicked Ball  03:52  
  03:52 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  03:52 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  03:43
[MIN 18-20]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:12
[MIN 20-20]
Towns Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:58
[NOP 22-20]
 
  02:43 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:41  
  02:38 Muhammad Violation:Defensive Goaltending (T Maddox) 
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST)  02:38
[NOP 24-20]
 
  02:25 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:24  
  02:21 Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Maddox) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
  02:21 Towns Substitution replaced by Rudez 
  02:21 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Miller 
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  02:21  
Davis Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST)  02:10
[NOP 26-20]
 
  02:10 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:10  
  02:10 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:56
[MIN 22-26]
Miller Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:33 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:31  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Holiday Violation:Kicked Ball (B Kennedy)  01:08  
Cole Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Maddox)  01:05  
Davis Substitution replaced by Ajinca  01:05  
  00:56.4 Rudez Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Cole Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:46.6
[NOP 28-22]
 
  00:34.9 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (1 BLK) 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:32.6  
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:15.8 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:12.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Ajinca Violation:Kicked Ball  00:05.9  
  00:01.9 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.7  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (19-32) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-37)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Dieng Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  11:41 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:41
[MIN 24-28]
Muhammad Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Kennedy)  11:41  
  11:41
[MIN 25-28]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  11:29  
  11:29 Team Rebound 
  11:16 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:13 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Gee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  11:13  
  11:13
[MIN 26-28]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  11:13 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
Gee Substitution replaced by Babbitt  11:13  
  11:13
[MIN 27-28]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:59
[NOP 30-27]
 
  10:38 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:37  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST)  10:27
[NOP 33-27]
 
  10:09 Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:08  
Holiday Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:57
[NOP 35-27]
 
  09:57 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  09:57
[NOP 36-27]
 
  09:43 Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:32
[NOP 38-27]
 
  09:32 Rudez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  09:32
[NOP 39-27]
 
  09:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:27 Miller Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  09:16 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:14  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST)  08:59
[NOP 42-27]
 
Ajinca Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  08:48  
  08:48 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:48 Team Rebound 
  08:48 Payne Substitution replaced by Towns 
  08:48
[MIN 28-42]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Team Rebound 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Davis  08:39  
  08:20 Wiggins Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  08:20 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Cunningham  08:20  
Holiday Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:06
[NOP 44-28]
 
Babbitt Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  07:51  
  07:51
[MIN 29-44]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:51
[MIN 30-44]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Holiday Driving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:41
[NOP 46-30]
 
  07:32 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:32 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  07:24 Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:02 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST) 
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST)  06:54
[NOP 48-30]
 
  06:36 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (2 ST) 
Anderson Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  06:31  
  06:31 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Prince 
  06:31 Rudez Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  06:20 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:19  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST)  06:05
[NOP 50-30]
 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  05:48  
  05:48  
  05:48
[MIN 31-50]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:48
[MIN 32-50]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:37
[NOP 52-32]
 
  05:20 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:02 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:01  
Davis 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Holiday (6 AST)  04:42
[NOP 55-32]
 
Anderson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  04:24  
  04:24 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:24 Team Rebound 
Holiday Substitution replaced by Cole  04:24  
  04:24
[MIN 33-55]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:12 Prince Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Maddox) 
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:49
[MIN 35-55]
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox)  03:49  
  03:49 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:49  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:22
[MIN 37-55]
Towns Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:55 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST) 
Babbitt Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:49
[NOP 57-37]
 
  02:27
[MIN 39-57]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Cunningham Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  02:16
[NOP 59-39]
 
  01:58
[MIN 41-59]
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Davis Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Cole (4 AST)  01:40
[NOP 61-41]
 
  01:32
[MIN 43-61]
Towns Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Davis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:56.4
[MIN 45-61]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:49.2  
  00:49.2 Towns Substitution replaced by Rudez 
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Prince (1 BLK)  00:38.4  
Team Rebound  00:37.7  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:35.6
[NOP 63-45]
 
  00:35.6 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox) 
  00:35.6 Rudez Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Asik  00:35.6  
Davis Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:35.6  
  00:34.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:20.9 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:19.6  
Cole Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:00.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Cole Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (B Kennedy)  00:00.5  
  00:00.5 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:00.5 Team Rebound 
  00:00.5 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  00:00.5 Team Rebound 
  00:00.5
[MIN 46-63]
Rubio Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (19-32) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-37)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:39  
  11:23 Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Maddox) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  11:13  
Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  11:12  
Asik Tip Layup Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Asik Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  10:58  
  10:58
[MIN 47-63]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  10:58
[MIN 48-63]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Dejean-Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  10:36  
  10:34 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:31 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Dejean-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Dejean-Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF) (G Zielinski)  10:05  
  09:59
[MIN 50-63]
Towns Driving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:44
[NOP 65-50]
 
  09:27
[MIN 53-65]
Dieng 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Cole Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:18
[NOP 67-53]
 
  08:55 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:54  
Cunningham Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cole (5 AST)  08:48
[NOP 69-53]
 
  08:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dejean-Jones Substitution replaced by Holiday  08:48  
  08:37 Dieng 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  08:33 Towns Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST) 
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Prince (2 BLK)  08:23  
Team Rebound  08:22  
  08:22 Dieng Substitution replaced by Rudez 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  08:19
[NOP 71-53]
 
  08:06 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:05  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  07:47
[NOP 73-53]
 
  07:28 Rudez Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  07:28 Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  07:23  
  07:23
[MIN 54-73]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:23
[MIN 55-73]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Holiday Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:10  
  06:55
[MIN 57-73]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  06:36
[NOP 75-57]
 
Cole Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  06:23  
  06:23
[MIN 58-75]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  06:23
[MIN 59-75]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Davis 3pt Shot: Missed  06:01  
Team Rebound  06:00  
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (1 BLK)  05:53  
  05:51 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  05:44
[MIN 62-75]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:43  
  05:33 Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:33  
Team Rebound  05:33  
Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson  05:33  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  05:33
[NOP 76-62]
 
  05:20
[MIN 64-76]
Dieng Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Team Rebound 
  04:59 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:58  
  04:45 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:45
[NOP 77-64]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  04:29 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:28 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:26 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:25  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  04:06
[NOP 79-64]
 
  03:50
[MIN 66-79]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox)  03:50  
  03:50
[MIN 67-79]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cole (6 AST)  03:37
[NOP 81-67]
 
  03:21 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:19 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  03:10 Dieng Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  03:10 Dieng Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:10 Dieng Technical (B Kennedy) 
Anderson Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  03:10
[NOP 82-67]
 
  03:10 Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gee  03:10  
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  03:01
[NOP 84-67]
 
Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  02:47  
  02:47 Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:47 Team Rebound 
  02:47
[MIN 68-84]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  02:35
[NOP 87-68]
 
  02:20 Rubio Pullup Bank shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:19  
  02:07 LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:07
[NOP 88-68]
 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:07
[NOP 89-68]
 
  01:55 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:53  
  01:44 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:44
[NOP 90-68]
 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:44  
  01:43 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  01:33 Towns Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Holiday (3 ST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Holiday (7 AST)  01:27
[NOP 93-68]
 
  01:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:08
[MIN 70-93]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Davis Cutting Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Holiday (8 AST)  00:53.5
[NOP 95-70]
 
  00:31.9 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:29.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:28.4 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gee (1 BLK) 
  00:25.7 Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:23.9 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:22.9  
Cole Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  00:22.1  
  00:22.1 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  00:22.1 Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller 
Davis Substitution replaced by Ajinca  00:22.1  
  00:03.9 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:02.5  
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Ajinca Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  11:24
[MIN 72-95]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dieng (4 AST) 
  11:12 Bjelica Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Kennedy) 
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:02 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  10:53 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:51  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Holiday (9 AST)  10:36
[NOP 98-72]
 
  10:20 Jones Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:19  
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  09:58
[MIN 74-98]
Bjelica Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  09:48  
Team Rebound  09:47  
  09:47 Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (T Maddox) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST)  09:35
[NOP 101-74]
 
Douglas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Kennedy)  09:25  
  09:08
[MIN 76-101]
Muhammad Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:51
[NOP 103-76]
 
  08:51 Dieng Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox) 
  08:51  
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  08:51
[NOP 104-76]
 
Gee Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Kennedy)  08:41  
  08:41 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
  08:36 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Muhammad Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Gee Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  08:34  
  08:34
[MIN 77-104]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:34
[MIN 78-104]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10
[MIN 80-104]
Bjelica Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:44  
Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:44
[NOP 106-80]
 
  07:34 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:32 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:29
[MIN 82-106]
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (2 BLK)  07:19  
Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:17  
Holiday Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:04
[MIN 84-106]
Payne Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:51 Payne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Holiday Substitution replaced by Cole  06:51  
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:39
[NOP 108-84]
 
  06:30 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:28  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  06:19
[NOP 111-84]
 
  06:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:08
[MIN 86-111]
Bjelica Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Ajinca Hook Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:50 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:46 Muhammad Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:45  
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:31 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:19
[MIN 88-111]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:58 Muhammad Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  04:46 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:45  
Gee Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  04:39
[NOP 113-88]
 
  04:26 Bjelica Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  04:25 Team Rebound 
Gee Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (T Maddox)  04:25  
  04:17
[MIN 90-113]
LaVine Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST) 
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:51
[MIN 92-113]
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:43  
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Asik  03:43  
  03:35 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:35  
Cole Substitution replaced by Dejean-Jones  03:35  
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:35  
Team Rebound  03:35  
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:35  
  03:35 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Gee Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  03:25  
Asik Substitution replaced by Ajinca  03:25  
Gee Substitution replaced by Babbitt  03:25  
  03:25
[MIN 93-113]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:25 LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:24  
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:56
[MIN 95-113]
Bjelica Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jones (5 AST) 
  02:37 Foul : Double Personal - Payne (2 PF), Ajinca (2 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:28  
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (3 BLK)  02:25  
  02:24 Muhammad Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:13
[MIN 97-113]
Bjelica Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST) 
Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:46
[MIN 99-113]
Jones Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Dejean-Jones (2 AST)  01:29
[NOP 115-99]
 
  01:11 Jones Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:10  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:52.9  
Dejean-Jones Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:50.9 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  00:49.1  
Anderson Technical (B Kennedy)  00:49.1  
  00:49.1
[MIN 100-115]
Jones Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  00:49.1
[MIN 101-115]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:49.1
[MIN 102-115]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:35.7 Payne Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:35.7
[NOP 116-102]
 
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:35.7  
  00:35.6 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Ajinca Violation:Kicked Ball  00:26.1  
  00:18.9 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:17.4  
End of 4th Quarter
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