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Melo, Lopez help Knicks snap 7-game skid with W over Wolves


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Feb 20 2016 11:36PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kurt Rambis spent two largely forgettable seasons as the head coach in Minnesota, battling former boss David Kahn and losing 100 more games than he won before being fired.

Even though he wouldn't admit it, it had to feel a little extra special to get his first victory as the New York Knicks' interim coach against the team that tried to make him the scapegoat for all of its problems.

Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 11 rebounds and the Knicks snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 103-95 victory over the Timberwolves on Saturday night.

"It's nice to win anywhere," said Rambis, who was 32-132 with the Timberwolves. "I don't care where you're at. It's just nice to win anywhere."

Robin Lopez had 26 points and 16 rebounds to give Rambis his first victory since taking over for the fired Derek Fisher three games ago. The Knicks outrebounded Minnesota 51-31 and led by 24 points early in the fourth quarter for their first victory since Jan. 29 against Phoenix.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 24 points for the Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio had 16 assists, but they dropped their second straight out of the All-Star break after winning three of four going into it.

Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 for the Wolves, but Anthony's shot-making in the second half more than made up for an off night from Knicks star rookie Kristaps Porzingis, who had six points and four rebounds while battling foul trouble all night.

Towns thoroughly out-shined fellow rookie standout Kristaps Porzingis, who has seen his production level off some over the last few weeks as it does with most rookies in a long season.

Towns has seen no such issues with the "rookie wall," blowing through it, playing more minutes and making a bigger impact as the season has gone on. It was more of the same on Saturday night, with Towns carrying the offensive load for the Wolves in a night when Wiggins got off to an 0-for-5 start.

He scored 10 straight for the Wolves in the second quarter to wake them up, but he made just 10 of 23 shots on an uncharacteristically inefficient night.

"It's not even missing a shot, it's more that shots were going in and out," Towns said. "That's the most upsetting part. You can fix misses. You can't fix in-and-out."

While Porzingis was limited to 12 minutes, Lopez had his way with the Wolves down low, especially in the best quarter of his career. He got the Knicks off to a great start with a career-high 16 points in the first quarter after entering the night averaging just 9.3 points per game.

"For me it's more my teammates are confident throwing me the ball, confident in watching me go to work," Lopez said. "Staff, coaches, it's a lot easier to perform when you're in a situation like that."

MELO SHINES

Anthony battled a sore left knee in the first half of the season, but said he is starting to feel better now. He played 37 minutes in the loss to Brooklyn on Friday night and 41 against the Wolves, scoring 10 of his points in the fourth quarter.

"Whatever I got to do try to get these wins up I'm going to do it," Anthony said.

PORZINGIS FIZZLES

The highly anticipated rematch between Towns and Porzingis - the two clear front-runners for the rookie of the year award - never really materialized. Porzingis had just six points and two rebounds and was limited to 12 minutes by foul trouble.

"I made some fouls in the beginning and couldn't find my rhythm, but at least Karl had a good game," Porzingis said. "He's been doing great for his team, and that's great to see a rookie is doing that well in his first year for his team."

TIP-INS

Knicks: Anthony became the 30th player to score 22,000 career points on a jumper in the fourth quarter. ... The 20-rebound advantage was a season-high for the Knicks.

Timberwolves: Towns, Wiggins and Zach LaVine were recognized for their accomplishments at All-Star weekend. Wiggins scored 29 points in the Rising Stars game, LaVine won MVP of that game and his second straight dunk contest and Towns won the Skills Challenge. ... LaVine finished with 14 points.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Host Toronto on Monday night.

Timberwolves: Host Boston on Monday night.


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NYK
MIN
     
    • 50.6%

    • 42.9%

    • 29.4%

    • 41.7%

    • 87.5%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NYK MIN
Total Rebounds 51 31
Offensive Rebounds 11 7
Turnovers 16 7
Fast Break Pts: 4 16
Biggest Lead: 24 0
Points in the Paint: 42 42
NYK MIN
p Anthony   30 2 players   24
rb Lopez   16 Towns   8
a Anthony   4 Rubio   16
s 4 players   1 Rubio   3
b 2 players   3 Towns   3
 
  • 12/16 - MIN 102 @ NYK 107
  • 02/20 - NYK 103 @ MIN 95
New York Knicks (24-33)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Anthony F 40:59 12-23 0-3 6-7 +14 2 9 11 4 1 0 2 0 1 30
K. Porzingis F 11:51 2-6 0-0 2-2 +10 0 2 2 0 4 1 1 1 1 6
R. Lopez C 36:04 11-14 0-0 4-4 +10 8 8 16 0 5 0 5 3 0 26
A. Afflalo G 39:24 4-10 3-5 0-0 0 0 4 4 3 1 1 3 0 2 11
J. Calderon G 34:46 4-8 1-4 0-0 +7 0 6 6 3 2 0 2 0 0 9
L. Thomas   25:52 5-10 1-3 0-0 +3 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 11
L. Galloway   23:20 3-7 0-2 0-0 -1 0 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 6
S. Vujacic   07:17 0-2 0-0 0-0 +5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. O'Quinn   09:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 3 0 0
D. Williams   11:12 1-2 0-0 2-3 -9 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Grant DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Seraphin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-83 5-17 14-16   11 40 51 17 19 4 16 7 6 103
  50.6% 29.4% 87.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 17
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-39)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 21:13 0-2 0-1 0-0 -18 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Dieng F 24:43 1-6 0-0 1-2 -23 2 1 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 3
K. Towns C 41:15 10-23 0-1 4-5 +4 3 5 8 4 2 1 0 3 3 24
A. Wiggins G 36:11 8-20 2-2 6-8 -2 1 4 5 0 2 2 1 2 0 24
R. Rubio G 35:13 2-6 1-1 4-6 +3 0 1 1 16 2 3 1 0 1 9
Z. LaVine   32:32 7-14 0-5 0-0 +6 0 5 5 3 0 1 1 0 1 14
S. Muhammad   32:32 8-11 2-2 2-2 +6 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 20
K. Martin   12:28 0-2 0-0 1-2 -5 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
D. Rudez   03:53 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
N. Bjelica DND - Sore Right Foot
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-84 5-12 18-25   7 24 31 24 11 9 7 6 7 95
  42.9% 41.7% 72.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 7

inactive

  • Knicks: Early
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Knicks: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #37 Eric Dalen, #39 Tyler Ford, #71 Rodney Mott
  • Attendance: 16663
  • Duration: 2:00
New York Knicks (24-33) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Lopez (Porzingis gains possession)
Calderon Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:44
[NYK 2-0]
 
  11:22 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:21  
Porzingis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:02  
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:59
[NYK 4-0]
 
  10:36 Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:29 Prince 3pt Shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:27  
Lopez Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:06
[NYK 6-0]
 
  09:48 Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:45  
  09:43 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Mott) 
  09:37 Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:37  
Team Rebound  09:37  
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:37
[NYK 7-0]
 
  09:19 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Porzingis Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  09:06  
Team Rebound  09:05  
  09:02 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Porzingis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:02
[NYK 8-0]
 
Porzingis Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:02
[NYK 9-0]
 
  08:49 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:48 Towns Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:46  
Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  08:35  
Calderon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  08:32  
  08:32
[MIN 1-9]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:32 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:31  
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  08:11
[NYK 11-1]
 
  08:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:49 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:47  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anthony (1 AST)  07:37
[NYK 14-1]
 
  07:17
[MIN 3-14]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
  07:02 Dieng Violation:Defensive Goaltending (E Dalen) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST)  07:02
[NYK 16-3]
 
  06:49 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Afflalo (1 ST) 
Porzingis Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Team Rebound 
  06:06
[MIN 5-16]
Towns Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Porzingis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (R Mott)  06:06  
  06:06
[MIN 6-16]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Porzingis Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:51  
  05:50 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:50
[NYK 17-6]
 
Porzingis Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:50  
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:50
[NYK 18-6]
 
  05:35
[MIN 8-18]
Rubio Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:03 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:02  
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:50  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  04:49  
  04:47 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:38 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:37  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:15 Towns Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:14  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:14  
Calderon Substitution replaced by Galloway  04:14  
  04:14 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  04:14 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Lopez Driving Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (2 AST)  03:51
[NYK 20-8]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford)  03:39  
  03:39
[MIN 9-20]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  03:39 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  03:37  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:23  
Galloway 3pt Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Anthony Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  03:02  
  03:02
[MIN 10-20]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Vujacic  03:02  
  03:02
[MIN 11-20]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Galloway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:47  
Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:34
[MIN 13-20]
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  02:19  
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:18  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:15 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:09 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:09  
  02:09 Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:09
[NYK 21-13]
 
  02:09 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin 
  02:09 Towns Substitution replaced by Prince 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:09
[NYK 22-13]
 
  01:54 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:53 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:42
[MIN 15-22]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:32
[NYK 24-15]
 
Vujacic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  01:19  
  01:19
[MIN 16-24]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:19 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:18  
Lopez Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST)  01:02
[NYK 26-16]
 
  00:52.9 Muhammad Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:51.3  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Galloway (1 AST)  00:38.7
[NYK 29-16]
 
  00:24.8 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:23.6  
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Anthony (2 AST)  00:01.2
[NYK 31-16]
 
End of 1st Quarter
New York Knicks (24-33) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
(12:00) [MIN] Team Violation : Delay Of Game (E Dalen)
  11:46 Martin Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  11:45 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:43 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porzingis (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:41  
Galloway Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:19 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Galloway (1 ST) 
Porzingis Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Galloway (2 AST)  11:16
[NYK 33-16]
 
  10:57
[MIN 18-33]
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (2 AST)  10:42
[NYK 35-18]
 
Porzingis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  10:25  
  10:25 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:25 Team Rebound 
Porzingis Substitution replaced by O'Quinn  10:25  
  10:25
[MIN 19-35]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Galloway Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:12
[NYK 37-19]
 
  09:58 Martin Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  09:58 Team Rebound 
  09:58 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  09:43 Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Afflalo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:30
[NYK 39-19]
 
  09:13
[MIN 21-39]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Quinn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  08:59  
  08:53 Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:51 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:51
[MIN 23-39]
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
O'Quinn Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford)  08:24  
  08:24  
  08:24 Prince Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Williams  08:24  
  08:24
[MIN 24-39]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:24
[MIN 25-39]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (2 BLK)  08:01  
  08:00 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:53 Towns Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:45 Team Rebound 
O'Quinn Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (T Ford)  07:45  
  07:45 Martin Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Anthony  07:45  
Galloway Substitution replaced by Calderon  07:45  
  07:32
[MIN 27-39]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  07:14 LaVine Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (R Mott) 
O'Quinn Substitution replaced by Lopez  07:14  
Anthony Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  07:14
[NYK 40-27]
 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST)  07:08
[NYK 43-27]
 
  06:52 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:51  
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  06:47  
  06:36
[MIN 29-43]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
  06:14 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (T Ford) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  06:14  
Team Rebound  06:14  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (1 PTS)  06:14
[NYK 44-29]
 
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (2 PTS)  06:14
[NYK 45-29]
 
  06:00
[MIN 31-45]
Towns Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Lopez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Ford)  06:00  
  06:00 Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:00  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:41  
Anthony Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:40
[NYK 47-31]
 
  05:16
[MIN 33-47]
Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:05
[NYK 49-33]
 
  04:46
[MIN 36-49]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Anthony Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Lopez Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  04:35  
Lopez Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  04:32  
  04:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Williams Substitution replaced by Galloway  04:32  
  04:21 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:20  
Lopez Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO)  04:08  
  04:00
[MIN 38-49]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Calderon Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:34 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:24 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:23  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:11
[MIN 40-49]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:10  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Porzingis  03:10  
Anthony Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:52
[NYK 51-40]
 
  02:33
[MIN 43-51]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Anthony Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:17
[NYK 53-43]
 
Porzingis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford)  02:04  
  02:04 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:04 Team Rebound 
Porzingis Substitution replaced by Lopez  02:04  
  02:04
[MIN 44-53]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anthony (3 AST)  01:49
[NYK 56-44]
 
  01:32
[MIN 46-56]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST)  01:19
[NYK 59-46]
 
  01:03
[MIN 48-59]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.4 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:27.9 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:26.4  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:01.3 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
New York Knicks (24-33) Minnesota Timberwolves (17-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  11:45  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  11:24  
Lopez Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  11:22  
Lopez Putback Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  11:22
[NYK 61-48]
 
  11:01 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Porzingis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:59  
Porzingis Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:43
[NYK 63-48]
 
  10:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:30
[MIN 50-63]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  10:15  
  10:11
[MIN 52-63]
Wiggins Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:53 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:44
[MIN 55-63]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:42  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:26 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:12 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Porzingis (1 ST) 
Porzingis Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (T Ford)  09:00  
Porzingis Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:00  
Porzingis Substitution replaced by Thomas  09:00  
  08:48 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:47  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK)  08:28  
  08:27 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:18
[MIN 57-63]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST) 
Calderon Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:56
[NYK 65-57]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Ford)  07:40  
  07:26 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:25  
Afflalo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:18  
  07:05 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  07:04  
Anthony Layup Shot: Missed  06:48  
Lopez Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  06:47  
  06:46 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:46
[NYK 66-57]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:46
[NYK 67-57]
 
  06:32 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:31  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:10
[NYK 69-57]
 
  05:54
[MIN 59-69]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (13 AST) 
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anthony (4 AST)  05:40
[NYK 71-59]
 
  05:20 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:19  
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:10
[NYK 73-59]
 
  04:55 Rubio Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  04:54  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:46 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:37 Rubio Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (2 BLK) 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:35  
Anthony 3pt Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:27 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:18 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  04:18 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  04:18 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:53  
  03:53 Towns Substitution replaced by Rudez 
  03:40 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:39  
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:32
[NYK 75-59]
 
  03:30 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:19 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (3 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:17  
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  03:03  
  02:59 LaVine Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Galloway  02:59  
Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  02:36  
  02:32
[MIN 61-75]
Muhammad Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Anthony Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
Lopez Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  02:10  
Lopez Tip Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:10
[NYK 77-61]
 
  01:39 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:35 Wiggins Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:34  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Calderon Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Ford)  01:19  
  01:19 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  01:19 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin 
Lopez Substitution replaced by O'Quinn  01:19  
  01:08 Towns Hook Shot: Missed Block: O'Quinn (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:07  
  00:47.2 Rudez Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Ford) 
Calderon Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:37.3
[NYK 79-61]
 
  00:30.9 Rudez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:O'Quinn (1 ST) 
Anthony Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: O'Quinn (1 AST)  00:25.5
[NYK 81-61]
 
  00:07.9 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:05.9  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Mott) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  11:42
[NYK 83-61]
 
  11:24 Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Quinn (2 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:22  
Thomas Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: O'Quinn (2 AST)  11:11
[NYK 85-61]
 
  10:55
[MIN 63-85]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  10:28  
  10:24
[MIN 65-85]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (14 AST) 
O'Quinn Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (E Dalen)  10:24  
  10:24
[MIN 66-85]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  10:07  
  09:51
[MIN 69-85]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST) 
Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:23 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  09:14  
  09:14
[MIN 70-85]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Anthony  09:14  
  09:14
[MIN 71-85]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  08:56
[NYK 87-71]
 
  08:46 Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:44  
Galloway Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (3 AST)  08:38
[NYK 89-71]
 
  08:16 Towns Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:14 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:14
[MIN 73-89]
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
O'Quinn Jump Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:54 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:45 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Quinn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:44  
Anthony Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:17 Muhammad Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Quinn (3 BLK) 
  07:15 Team Rebound 
  07:15  
  07:15 Martin Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Calderon  07:15  
O'Quinn Substitution replaced by Lopez  07:15  
  07:07 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:06  
Galloway Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:49
[NYK 91-73]
 
  06:30
[MIN 76-91]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST) 
Galloway 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:03
[MIN 78-91]
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:43
[NYK 93-78]
 
  05:23 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  05:21  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:52
[MIN 80-93]
LaVine Pullup Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  04:40 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Ford) 
  04:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Galloway Substitution replaced by Afflalo  04:40  
Williams Substitution replaced by Thomas  04:40  
Anthony Pullup Jump shot: Made (26 PTS)  04:30
[NYK 95-80]
 
  04:16 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:15  
Anthony Step Back Jump shot: Made (28 PTS)  03:58
[NYK 97-80]
 
  03:38
[MIN 82-97]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Lopez Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (E Dalen)  03:28  
Lopez Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  03:28  
Lopez Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford)  03:20  
  03:20
[MIN 83-97]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  03:20
[MIN 84-97]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  03:03  
  02:59
[MIN 86-97]
LaVine Running Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (15 AST) 
  02:42 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
Anthony Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  02:42
[NYK 98-86]
 
Anthony Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  02:42
[NYK 99-86]
 
  02:33 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anthony Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  02:32  
Lopez Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:09
[NYK 101-86]
 
Lopez Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  01:57  
  01:57
[MIN 87-101]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  01:57
[MIN 88-101]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:35  
Lopez Rebound (Off:8 Def:8)  01:34  
Lopez Tip Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  01:34
[NYK 103-88]
 
  01:23
[MIN 90-103]
Muhammad Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  01:12  
Lopez Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (T Ford)  01:11  
  01:11
[MIN 91-103]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:11 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:10  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.6 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:46.4
[MIN 93-103]
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Anthony Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST)  00:24.9  
  00:21.1
[MIN 95-103]
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rubio (16 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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32
50
3-7
18-23
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5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
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