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Wiggins' free throws give Wolves 112-110 win over Pelicans


By GUERRY SMITH
Posted Feb 27 2016 11:19PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns threw his arms up after getting stripped clean on a drive and slapped the stanchion as the New Orleans Pelicans converted his turnover into a layup for their biggest lead.

Then he channeled that frustration into positive focus, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a rare comeback victory on the road.

Towns had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins hit two free throws with 3.6 seconds left and the Timberwolves rallied to beat the short-handed Pelicans 112-110 on Saturday night.

Towns started the comeback with back-to-back dunks and a three-point play in quick succession to keep Minnesota in range after trailing 74-60 in the third quarter.

"It was a collective effort, he said. "We could have quit at any given time. We kept falling behind by 12, 10, double-digit leads, but we kept fighting back. We never quit. That's what makes this win so satisfying. It was one of our better victories."

Zach LaVine added 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including a 3-pointer with 2:43 left that gave the Timberwolves their first lead since the first quarter.

The Pelicans tied the score at 110 on two free throws by Eric Gordon with 12.2 seconds left. Wiggins, who was only 5 of 15 from the floor, then drove to the basket and Gordon was called for a foul.

Gordon and Ryan Anderson scored 31 points each for New Orleans, which played without star forward Anthony Davis after he sprained his right big toe in pregame warm-ups. The injury prevented an interesting matchup of two former Kentucky stars - Davis was a first-team All-NBA selection last season, and Towns is a leading candidate for rookie of the year.

"Obviously I was disappointed," Towns said. "He's one of the best players in the league, and I wanted to go against and absolutely battle and compete against him."

Minnesota used strong shooting by Towns and LaVine to come back. Towns connected on 13 of 20 shots, scoring eight quick points late in the third quarter to keep the Timberwolves within range, and LaVine hit three shots in a row as Minnesota turned a 101-97 deficit into a 106-103 lead in the fourth.

Gordon tied it with a 3-pointer at the 1:55 mark, setting up a back-and-forth finish. His two free throws put the Pelicans ahead 108-106 before Wiggins hit a pair of foul shots to tie it again. Gorgui Dieng then drove for a layup to give Minnesota a 110-108 lead with 26 seconds left.

New Orleans used a 10-0 run late in the second quarter to go ahead 56-45 at the half and maintained a comfortable margin until finally feeling Davis' absence down the stretch. The Timberwolves outscored the Pelicans 18-4 in the paint during the fourth quarter, winning for only the third time in their last 21 road games.

Wiggins struggled from the floor all night, and shot an air ball floater from 5 feet that would tied the score in the fourth quarter. But he hit all 10 of his free throws, finishing with 20 points.

"It's our 19th win, and they've all been satisfying," Minnesota interim coach Sam Mitchell said. "The young guys made plays. It makes you feel good that they're learning and growing."

Jrue Holiday had 20 points and eight assists for the Pelicans, but he also committed six turnovers.

Davis is listed as day-to-day.

"I'm not quite too sure the extent of how it will affect him," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "But we expect for him to come back and play."

DUELING BUZZER-BEATERS

The Timberwolves' Tyus Jones raced down the court after a Pelicans basket with 2.8 seconds left in the first quarter and drained a long-range 3-pointer as time ran out. Anderson answered him with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the half, catching a pass from Holiday in the final second and sinking a 3 it to make the score 56-45.

TOO LONG?

Towns scored one of his six baskets in the first half after a series of moves in the post, faking this way and that before making a shot. At the next dead ball, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry questioned loudly how a 3-second violation was not called. Holiday heard him and added his opinion: "He was dribbling in there, too. He was working on a mix tape."

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Minnesota capitalized on its best chance for a win during its three-game road trip. It faces Dallas on Sunday and is 1-9 in the second game of back-to-backs. . The Timberwolves, who have taken the fewest 3s in the NBA and made the third-lowest percentage, were 3 for 10 through three quarters.

Pelicans: Veteran C Kendrick Perkins played a season-high 20 minutes in Davis' absence. He made 1 of 5 shots and had three rebounds. . The Pelicans lost for the first time in eight games to the Timberwolves.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: at Dallas on Sunday

Pelicans: at Houston on Wednesday


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MIN
NOP
     
    • 50.0%

    • 46.4%

    • 33.3%

    • 37.0%

    • 76.7%

    • 84.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN NOP
Total Rebounds 44 42
Offensive Rebounds 7 7
Turnovers 11 15
Fast Break Pts: 11 27
Biggest Lead: 7 14
Points in the Paint: 50 42
MIN NOP
p Towns   30 2 players   31
rb Towns   15 Anderson   14
a Rubio   10 Holiday   8
s Dieng   3 Gordon   3
b Dieng   2 Anderson   2
 
  • 01/19 - MIN 99 @ NOP 114
  • 02/08 - NOP 116 @ MIN 102
  • 02/27 - MIN 112 @ NOP 110
  • 04/13 - NOP 109 @ MIN 144
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 36:39 5-15 0-3 10-10 +3 0 4 4 4 2 1 2 1 1 20
G. Dieng F 38:00 6-10 0-0 0-0 +5 0 3 3 2 3 3 0 2 1 12
K. Towns C 35:13 13-20 0-1 4-8 +4 3 12 15 4 3 2 1 1 1 30
Z. LaVine G 35:45 11-17 2-4 1-1 +6 0 5 5 1 5 1 2 0 0 25
R. Rubio G 35:30 2-5 0-1 5-5 +6 0 4 4 10 2 0 4 0 0 9
S. Muhammad   24:58 3-11 1-3 1-2 -5 2 4 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 8
T. Prince   09:08 0-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
T. Jones   12:30 2-4 2-3 1-2 -5 1 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 7
A. Payne   12:17 0-0 0-0 1-2 -1 1 2 3 2 4 1 1 0 0 1
N. Bjelica DND - Right Foot Strain
K. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-84 5-15 23-30   7 37 44 28 21 9 11 5 4 112
  50.0% 33.3% 76.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 12
New Orleans Pelicans (23-35)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Cunningham F 33:19 3-9 0-3 2-4 -3 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 2 8
R. Anderson F 40:20 10-18 3-7 8-9 +3 3 11 14 0 3 1 0 2 0 31
A. Ajinca C 12:33 0-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 3 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
E. Gordon G 33:48 9-17 4-9 9-10 -2 0 3 3 2 3 3 3 0 0 31
N. Cole G 29:07 3-9 1-2 0-0 0 1 4 5 7 3 1 1 0 1 7
A. Gee   18:45 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 6 7 0 2 0 0 0 1 2
J. Holiday   35:30 8-13 1-3 3-3 +4 0 2 2 8 1 2 6 1 1 20
K. Perkins   20:10 1-5 0-0 0-0 -5 1 2 3 1 4 1 2 0 0 2
T. Douglas   10:26 2-3 0-0 0-0 +1 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 4
L. Babbitt   06:02 2-5 1-2 0-0 +5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5
O. Asik DND - Right Ankle Sprain
A. Davis DND - Right Foot Injury
B. Dejean-Jones NWT - Right Wrist Injury
Total   240 39-84 10-27 22-26   7 35 42 22 24 9 15 4 5 110
  46.4% 37.0% 84.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Mitchell
  • Pelicans: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #15 Zach Zarba, #32 Marat Kogut, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 17338
  • Duration: 2:22
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-40) New Orleans Pelicans (23-35)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Ajinca vs Towns (Dieng gains possession)
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  11:44
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:31 Cunningham Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:16 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:07 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:06  
  10:57 Cole Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:57
[MIN 3-0]
 
  10:57 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gee 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:57
[MIN 4-0]
 
Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  10:43  
  10:43
[NOP 1-4]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:43 Gee Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  10:43
[NOP 2-4]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:26
[MIN 6-2]
 
  10:19
[NOP 4-6]
Gordon Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  10:02
[MIN 8-4]
 
  09:41 Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Dieng Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  09:26
[MIN 10-4]
 
  09:10
[NOP 7-10]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  08:45
[MIN 12-7]
 
  08:32 Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:32  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:16 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  07:58 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:52 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:51  
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:30 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:29  
LaVine Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  07:16  
  07:05 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:04  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  06:52
[MIN 14-7]
 
  06:45
[NOP 9-14]
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:37  
  06:37 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Holiday 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:13 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
  06:07
[NOP 11-14]
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
  05:53 Ajinca Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  05:48
[MIN 16-11]
 
  05:39 Cole Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:37 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:37 Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Cole Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:27 Gordon Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  05:15  
  05:14 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:55
[NOP 13-16]
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:39 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:31 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:30  
Dieng Hook Shot: Missed  04:21  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:20  
  04:19 Ajinca Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:19
[MIN 17-13]
 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad  04:19  
  04:19 Cole Substitution replaced by Gee 
  04:19 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:19  
  04:18 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:09
[NOP 15-17]
Holiday Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:50 Gee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:50
[MIN 18-15]
 
  03:50 Gee Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Prince  03:50  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:50
[MIN 19-15]
 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  03:43  
  03:43
[NOP 16-19]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:43 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gee 
  03:43
[NOP 17-19]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:23
[NOP 19-19]
Holiday Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:50 Gordon Substitution replaced by Douglas 
Towns Substitution replaced by Jones  02:50  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Dieng  02:50  
  02:37
[NOP 21-19]
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:03 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:03 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Prince Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (J Tiven)  02:03  
  01:51 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  01:37
[MIN 22-21]
 
  01:22 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:21  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK)  01:16  
  01:14 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:06
[NOP 23-22]
Douglas Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST)  00:51.9  
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Kogut)  00:42.6  
Mitchell Technical (J Tiven)  00:42.6  
  00:42.6
[NOP 24-22]
Holiday Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  00:28.9 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:27.7  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST)  00:06.9  
  00:02.8
[NOP 26-22]
Douglas Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:00.0
[MIN 25-26]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-40) New Orleans Pelicans (23-35)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Babbitt Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:42  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Babbitt (1 BLK)  11:20  
  11:19 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:10
[NOP 28-25]
Gee Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (1 AST) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:41
[NOP 30-25]
Cunningham Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:13 Douglas Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:08
[MIN 27-30]
 
  09:47 Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:46  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:21
[NOP 33-27]
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST) 
  09:05 Douglas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:53 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:50 Gee Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Prince (1 BLK) 
  08:50 Team Rebound 
  08:50  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  08:50  
  08:50 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  08:38 Holiday Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  08:24  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:23  
  08:23 Gee Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (M Kogut) 
  08:23 Douglas Substitution replaced by Cole 
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:23  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:08
[NOP 35-27]
Holiday Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  07:49
[MIN 29-35]
 
  07:40 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:39  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:19  
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:19
[MIN 31-35]
 
  07:03
[NOP 37-31]
Babbitt Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cole (4 AST) 
  06:51 Cole Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:51
[MIN 32-37]
 
  06:51 Cole Substitution replaced by Douglas 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:51
[MIN 33-37]
 
  06:42 Douglas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:42  
Prince Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:42  
  06:42 Douglas Substitution replaced by Cole 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:10 Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Team Rebound 
  06:09 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  05:59 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:58  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:47
[MIN 35-37]
 
  05:32 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:29 Perkins Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:28  
  05:20 Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:20  
Team Rebound  05:20  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Payne  05:20  
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  05:04
[NOP 39-35]
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST) 
  04:39 Perkins Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:38  
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  04:28  
  04:28
[NOP 40-35]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:28 Gee Substitution replaced by Gordon 
  04:28
[NOP 41-35]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
LaVine Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:11  
  03:46
[NOP 43-35]
Holiday Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Towns Hook Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (2 BLK)  03:29  
  03:28 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  03:25  
  03:25
[NOP 44-35]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  03:25  
  03:25
[NOP 45-35]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST)  03:04  
Dieng Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J Tiven)  02:47  
  02:47
[NOP 47-35]
Gordon Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST)  02:32
[MIN 37-47]
 
  02:22
[NOP 49-37]
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:09
[MIN 39-49]
 
Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba)  02:00  
  02:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:00  
  01:52 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Payne (1 ST) 
  01:34 Gordon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:34
[MIN 40-49]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:34
[MIN 41-49]
 
  01:19
[NOP 51-41]
Gordon Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:57.9
[MIN 43-51]
 
  00:47.9 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:46.6  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:29.3
[NOP 53-43]
Holiday Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Cole (5 AST) 
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  00:06.1
[MIN 45-53]
 
  00:00.0
[NOP 56-45]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-40) New Orleans Pelicans (23-35)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cole (1 ST)  11:46  
  11:40 Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:40 Team Rebound 
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (M Kogut)  11:40  
  11:29 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:28  
  11:24 Anderson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Kogut) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Cole Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:12
[NOP 58-45]
Cole Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Towns Running Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  11:06
[MIN 47-58]
 
  10:52 Ajinca Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:51  
  10:40 Ajinca Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Rubio Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  10:40
[MIN 48-58]
 
  10:40 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:36 Team Rebound 
  10:30 Cole Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:28  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
Team Rebound  10:21  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  10:06  
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:05  
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST)  09:58
[MIN 50-58]
 
  09:42 Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:42  
  09:35 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:35
[MIN 51-58]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:35
[MIN 52-58]
 
  09:29 Perkins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J Tiven) 
  09:29 Perkins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  09:15
[MIN 54-58]
 
  09:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:00 Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  08:44  
  08:26 Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
  08:25 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  08:24  
  08:24
[NOP 59-54]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:24 Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:24  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:08
[NOP 61-54]
Perkins Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:39
[NOP 63-54]
Cole Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:38  
  07:29 Cole Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Kogut) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  07:19
[MIN 56-63]
 
  07:06 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:06  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  06:39
[NOP 66-56]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  06:16 Perkins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:16  
Team Rebound  06:16  
  06:16 Cole Substitution replaced by Holiday 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:16
[MIN 57-66]
 
  06:04 Gordon Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine  06:04  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Team Rebound 
  05:34
[NOP 68-57]
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST)  05:22
[MIN 60-68]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Kogut)  05:11  
  05:07
[NOP 71-60]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST)  04:53  
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  04:37  
  04:37
[NOP 72-60]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:37 Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  04:37  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Gordon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:08 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:07  
Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Gordon (2 ST)  03:57  
  03:50 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  03:49  
Towns Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (2 ST)  03:43  
  03:37
[NOP 74-60]
Anderson Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:35  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne  03:35  
  03:35 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Gee 
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Payne (2 AST)  03:14
[MIN 62-74]
 
  03:00 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
Towns Running Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:56
[MIN 64-74]
 
  02:45 Gordon Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:44  
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  02:41
[MIN 66-74]
 
  02:41 Perkins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:41  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  02:41  
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  02:41
[MIN 67-74]
 
  02:25
[NOP 77-67]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Holiday (6 AST) 
Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Holiday (1 BLK)  02:03  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:02  
  01:52 Perkins Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 68-77]
 
  01:52 Perkins Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  01:40
[NOP 79-68]
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Kogut)  01:40  
  01:40
[NOP 80-68]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS) 
Towns Running Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:30
[MIN 70-80]
 
  01:30 Anderson Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  01:30
[MIN 71-80]
 
  01:15 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:14  
Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (3 ST)  01:10  
  01:01 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:00 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:49.9 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:49.0 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
Payne Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  00:49.0  
  00:49.0 Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:49.0 Team Rebound 
  00:49.0
[NOP 81-71]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
LaVine Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:33.4
[MIN 73-81]
 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  00:30.4  
  00:30.4
[NOP 82-73]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:30.4
[NOP 83-73]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:17.4
[MIN 75-83]
 
  00:04.1
[NOP 86-75]
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  00:00.6 Ajinca Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:00.6
[MIN 76-86]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.6  
  00:00.1 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:40 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:26 Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
  11:11 Holiday Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Payne Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:11  
Team Rebound  11:11  
  11:11 Gordon Substitution replaced by Douglas 
Payne Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:11
[MIN 77-86]
 
  10:59 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:57  
  10:47 Ajinca Foul: Personal Block (4 PF) (M Kogut) 
Dieng Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  10:40
[MIN 79-86]
 
  10:26 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:25  
Muhammad Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  10:21
[MIN 81-86]
 
  10:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:20 Gee Substitution replaced by Cole 
  10:20 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  10:01 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST) 
  09:43 Douglas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:36  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed  09:33  
Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:32  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  09:16
[MIN 84-86]
 
  09:04
[NOP 88-84]
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Holiday (7 AST) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  08:38  
  08:38
[NOP 89-84]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Payne Substitution replaced by Towns  08:38  
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:38  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  08:38  
  08:38
[NOP 90-84]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:19
[MIN 86-90]
 
  07:58
[NOP 92-86]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cole (6 AST) 
LaVine Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  07:36
[MIN 88-92]
 
Towns Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Kogut)  07:21  
  07:21 Holiday Substitution replaced by Gee 
  07:21 Douglas Substitution replaced by Gordon 
  07:11
[NOP 95-88]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Cole (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:10  
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 90-95]
 
  06:42
[NOP 98-90]
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  06:22  
Team Rebound  06:21  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  06:07
[MIN 92-98]
 
  06:07 Gordon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  06:07
[MIN 93-98]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Kogut)  05:58  
  05:58 Gee Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  05:46 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  05:44  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  05:31
[MIN 95-98]
 
  05:24
[NOP 100-95]
Cunningham Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Holiday (8 AST) 
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  05:09
[MIN 97-100]
 
LaVine Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Tiven)  05:00  
LaVine Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  04:50  
  04:50
[NOP 101-97]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  04:50 Cole Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  04:50 Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:49  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:12 Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  04:11  
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST)  03:57
[MIN 99-101]
 
  03:48
[NOP 103-99]
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  03:33
[MIN 101-103]
 
  03:19 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Towns (2 ST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:52 Holiday Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:51  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  02:43
[MIN 104-103]
 
  02:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:42 Perkins Substitution replaced by Cole 
  02:22 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:21  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST)  02:04
[MIN 106-103]
 
  01:55
[NOP 106-106]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut)  01:37  
  01:37
[NOP 107-106]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  01:37 Cole Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  01:37
[NOP 108-106]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:10 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  01:09  
  00:52.8 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Kogut) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:52.8
[MIN 107-108]
 
  00:52.8 Perkins Substitution replaced by Cole 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:52.8
[MIN 108-108]
 
  00:42.9 Holiday Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:12)  00:41.6  
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST)  00:26.0
[MIN 110-108]
 
  00:20.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:20.0 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  00:12.2  
  00:12.2
[NOP 109-110]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  00:12.2 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  00:12.2 Cole Substitution replaced by Gee 
  00:12.2
[NOP 110-110]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:12.2  
  00:12.2 Anderson Substitution replaced by Cole 
  00:03.6 Gordon Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:03.6
[MIN 111-110]
 
  00:03.6 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
  00:03.6 Gee Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:03.6
[MIN 112-110]
 
  00:01.2 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Dieng (3 ST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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29
53
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14-27
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5th Southwest
30
52
4-6
21-20
9-32
 
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