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Wizards' bench delivers 4th straight win, 104-98 over Wolves


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Mar 03 2016 12:03AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman has at times been handcuffed by a minutes restriction on star guard Bradley Beal due to a bothersome stress fracture in his right leg.

If there is some good that has come out of it, it's that Wittman has moved Beal to the bench to better control that playing time and give his second unit a big boost in the process.

Beal scored 26 points and Alan Anderson added 18 to lead the Wizards to their fourth straight victory, 104-98 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

John Wall had 14 points and 12 assists, and Beal and Anderson led a Wizards bench that outscored Minnesota's second unit 64-18. Washington shot 50 percent, hit 11 of 29 3-pointers and scored 50 points in the paint to overcome 17 turnovers.

"I don't look at it as punishment or anything like that with Witt putting me on the bench," Beal said. "Me just being aggressive, just taking advantage of matchups that are out there."

Ricky Rubio had 22 points and six rebounds, Zach LaVine scored 21 and Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for the Timberwolves. Minnesota made 29 free throws to just nine for Washington, but 19 turnovers did in the young Wolves.

"We're a thin team. We're not deep," said coach Sam Mitchell, who was missing Kevin Garnett, Nemanja Bjelica and Nikola Pekovic. "Every time in the game we had a chance, when we went to the bench we had a drop-off. We're going to the bench with young guys and they're going to the bench with veteran guys."

After starting the season 23-28, the Wizards improved to 7-2 since the All-Star break, with the return of Nene, Beal and Anderson from injuries and a trade for Markieff Morris helping to fortify them as they push for the playoffs. They began the day in 10th place in the East.

"I think this year it's more the healthiest we've been," Wittman said. "I think that's the main reason."

Like much of this season, the Wizards teetered dangerously on the brink during the game. They trailed 21-9 in the first quarter amid a rash of turnovers before Wall got going. The blazing-fast point guard ignited Washington's transition game, finding Beal and Anderson open on the wings for open 3 after open 3.

The burly frontcourt of Marcin Gortat and Nene held Minnesota's dynamic young big men - Towns and Gorgui Dieng - to a combined 20 points.

"They're big, they're fast, they're physical, they know how to play," Mitchell said. "If they get healthy, in my eyes they're going to be a tough out. But they've got to get there first."

ANDERSON AT HOME

Anderson was playing in only his fourth game of the season after missing the first 55 while recovering from left ankle surgery. The Minneapolis native went 6 for 9, including four 3s, to help Washington overcome a shaky start.

"It's been a long, long journey with trying to get this ankle right," Anderson said. "But it feels much better to contribute and to help us win."

RUBIO'S SHOOTING

Rubio is a career 36 percent shooter, a flaw that's caused a great deal of consternation for a point guard who is otherwise elite as a passer and defender. But he has found a rhythm lately, shooting 41.3 percent in February, including 11 for 15 on shots at the rim to overcome a big bugaboo, and continued that in his first game in March. He went 6 for 14, including 2 for 3 on 3s, against the Wizards.

"They were letting me shoot the ball, so I was taking the shots and they were going in," Rubio said. "I just read the defense and try to play my game."

TIP-INS

Wizards: G Gary Neal missed his 10th straight game with a sore right leg. ... After grabbing a career-high 20 rebounds in his previous game, Gortat had just four.

Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points. ... F Greg Smith was signed to a 10-day deal Wednesday. He scored four points in 10 minutes. ... The Timberwolves held their annual Taste of the Timberwolves fundraising event on Tuesday night and raised $280,000 for the FastBreak Foundation.

UP NEXT

Wizards: Visit Cleveland on Friday.

Timberwolves: Visit Milwaukee on Friday.


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WAS
MIN
     
    • 50.0%

    • 42.7%

    • 37.9%

    • 35.7%

    • 69.2%

    • 85.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS MIN
Total Rebounds 36 45
Offensive Rebounds 5 9
Turnovers 17 19
Fast Break Pts: 15 17
Biggest Lead: 14 12
Points in the Paint: 50 30
WAS MIN
p Beal   26 Rubio   22
rb Morris   6 Towns   15
a Wall   12 2 players   5
s Beal   3 Rubio   3
b 3 players   1 Towns   2
 
  • 03/02 - WAS 104 @ MIN 98
  • 03/25 - MIN 132 @ WAS 129
Washington Wizards (30-30)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
O. Porter Jr. F 18:13 2-5 1-2 0-0 -8 0 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 5
M. Morris F 23:57 2-6 1-3 2-2 -5 0 6 6 2 3 0 1 0 0 7
M. Gortat C 26:14 6-9 0-0 0-0 -5 0 4 4 0 2 0 2 1 0 12
G. Temple G 27:49 1-7 0-4 0-0 -10 2 3 5 3 4 1 2 0 0 2
J. Wall G 37:49 6-18 0-3 2-2 +1 1 3 4 12 0 2 5 0 1 14
J. Dudley   21:59 2-4 1-3 0-0 +12 0 3 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 5
B. Beal   28:45 10-15 3-4 3-5 +4 1 2 3 2 4 3 1 0 1 26
Nene   23:49 4-6 0-0 0-2 +12 1 4 5 3 1 0 1 1 0 8
A. Anderson   20:35 6-9 4-7 2-2 +23 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 18
R. Sessions   10:50 3-5 1-3 0-0 +11 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 7
D. Gooden DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Oubre Jr. DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-84 11-29 9-13   5 31 36 25 22 8 17 3 2 104
  50.0% 37.9% 69.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17
Minnesota Timberwolves (19-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 36:14 6-11 0-0 5-6 +8 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 17
G. Dieng F 30:08 3-5 0-1 0-0 +1 1 7 8 5 2 1 1 0 0 6
K. Towns C 39:48 5-12 0-1 4-4 +3 4 11 15 5 4 1 4 2 2 14
Z. LaVine G 38:55 7-18 2-5 5-5 0 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 21
R. Rubio G 37:54 6-14 2-3 8-9 +9 1 5 6 3 4 3 6 0 0 22
S. Muhammad   23:41 3-6 0-1 5-6 -13 3 6 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 11
T. Jones   10:06 1-4 1-3 0-0 -16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
A. Payne   08:17 0-3 0-0 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0
G. Smith   09:38 1-1 0-0 2-4 -12 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
T. Prince   05:19 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
N. Bjelica DND - Strained Right Foot
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-75 5-14 29-34   9 36 45 17 20 8 19 2 3 98
  42.7% 35.7% 85.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19

inactive

  • Wizards: Eddie, Neal
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Wizards: Gortat
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #7 Lauren Holtkamp, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 11307
  • Duration: 2:14
Washington Wizards (30-30) Minnesota Timberwolves (19-42)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Gortat (Dieng gains possession)
  11:40 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Morris Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Wall)  11:26  
Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:26  
  11:14 Towns Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Porter Jr. Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  11:07  
  11:01
[MIN 2-0]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:34 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:32  
Porter Jr. Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  10:14  
  10:10 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:09  
Temple Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  10:03  
  09:57
[MIN 4-0]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Temple (1 AST)  09:46
[WAS 3-4]
 
  09:25
[MIN 6-3]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:18 Dieng Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J Phillips) 
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (1 AST)  09:18
[WAS 5-6]
 
  09:00
[MIN 8-5]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:39
[MIN 10-5]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Temple Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:12 Team Rebound 
  08:03 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wall (1 ST) 
Wall Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:59
[WAS 7-10]
 
Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  07:37  
  07:37
[MIN 11-7]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Dudley  07:37  
  07:37
[MIN 12-7]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:13 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:11 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:08 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:07
[MIN 14-7]
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:00  
Temple Substitution replaced by Beal  07:00  
Beal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:50
[WAS 9-14]
 
  06:50 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:50  
  06:49 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:33
[MIN 17-9]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Beal Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:55 Rubio Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:54  
Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  05:48  
  05:44 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:42 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:40 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:30
[MIN 19-9]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Porter Jr. Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  05:23  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Nene  05:23  
  05:16
[MIN 21-9]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:07
[WAS 11-21]
 
  04:45 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:44  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:37  
Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:35  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  04:26
[WAS 14-21]
 
  04:06
[MIN 23-14]
Wiggins Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
Nene Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (2 AST)  03:55
[WAS 16-23]
 
  03:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
Porter Jr. Substitution replaced by Anderson  03:43  
  03:30 Towns Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:28  
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:24  
Beal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:21  
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:13
[WAS 18-23]
 
  02:48
[MIN 26-18]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST) 
  02:30 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  02:30 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  02:19
[WAS 21-26]
 
  02:01 Muhammad Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Beal Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:46 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:39 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:38  
  01:34 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:34
[WAS 22-26]
 
  01:34 Towns Substitution replaced by Payne 
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:34
[WAS 23-26]
 
  01:20
[MIN 29-23]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  00:59.5
[WAS 26-29]
 
  00:52.9 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:51.5  
Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:41.5  
Wall Substitution replaced by Sessions  00:41.5  
  00:41.5 Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:32.9 Payne Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beal (1 ST) 
Beal Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:09.8
[WAS 28-29]
 
  00:09.8 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  00:09.8
[WAS 29-29]
 
Beal Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips)  00:02.5  
Dudley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (J Phillips)  00:00.7  
  00:00.7
[MIN 30-29]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  00:00.7
[MIN 31-29]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS) 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Gortat  00:00.7  
  00:00.7
[MIN 32-29]
LaVine Free Throw 3 of 3 (11 PTS) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Washington Wizards (30-30) Minnesota Timberwolves (19-42)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Nene Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:28 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:26  
Beal Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST)  11:17
[WAS 31-32]
 
  11:00 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:59  
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:54
[WAS 33-32]
 
  10:32
[MIN 35-33]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST)  10:27  
Anderson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wall)  10:21  
  10:14
[MIN 37-33]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:59 Payne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dudley (1 BLK) 
  09:58 Team Rebound 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  09:56  
  09:56 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:56 Team Rebound 
  09:56
[MIN 38-33]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:38 Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:38
[WAS 34-38]
 
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:38
[WAS 35-38]
 
  09:21 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beal (2 ST) 
Beal Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:17
[WAS 37-38]
 
  09:17 Payne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:59 Payne Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (L Holtkamp) 
  08:59 Payne Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  08:59  
  08:59 Payne Substitution replaced by Towns 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beal (1 AST)  08:45
[WAS 39-38]
 
  08:29 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Beal Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  08:25  
  08:25
[MIN 39-39]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Gortat  08:25  
  08:25
[MIN 40-39]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gortat Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:08  
Team Rebound  08:06  
  08:06 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gortat Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  07:49  
  07:49
[MIN 41-39]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:49
[MIN 42-39]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Gortat Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beal (2 AST)  07:36
[WAS 41-42]
 
Dudley Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  07:23  
  07:23 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:23 Team Rebound 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Morris  07:23  
Beal Substitution replaced by Temple  07:23  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Wall  07:23  
  07:23 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:23 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:23  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:53 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:51  
  06:41 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:41
[WAS 42-42]
 
  06:41 Smith Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  06:41 Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:41
[WAS 43-42]
 
Temple Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  06:29  
  06:29 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
  06:29
[MIN 43-43]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
Temple Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:16  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
Temple Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:10  
Temple Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:08
[WAS 45-43]
 
  05:47 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Wall Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:38
[WAS 47-43]
 
  05:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Porter Jr.  05:36  
Gortat Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (S Wall)  05:23  
  05:23
[MIN 44-47]
Rubio Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  05:17
[MIN 46-47]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dieng (4 AST) 
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Porter Jr. (1 AST)  04:55
[WAS 49-46]
 
  04:36 Towns Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  04:24
[WAS 52-46]
 
  04:12 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wall (2 ST) 
Wall 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:37 Towns Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (L Holtkamp) 
  03:37 Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Temple Substitution replaced by Beal  03:37  
Wall Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:27 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:21 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Beal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:19  
Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:10 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:57 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Porter Jr. (1 ST) 
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:30 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:29  
  02:27 Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:27  
Morris Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wall (3 AST)  02:26
[WAS 54-46]
 
Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  02:03  
  02:03
[MIN 47-54]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Nene  02:03  
  02:03
[MIN 48-54]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Beal Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wall (4 AST)  01:50
[WAS 56-48]
 
  01:30 LaVine Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Beal Substitution replaced by Temple  01:30  
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Temple (2 AST)  01:12
[WAS 58-48]
 
  00:53.4
[MIN 50-58]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Wall Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  00:47.9  
  00:46.7 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:42.2
[MIN 52-58]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Wall 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:34.9  
Wall Jump Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:24.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:04.1
[MIN 54-58]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:00.0
[WAS 60-54]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Washington Wizards (30-30) Minnesota Timberwolves (19-42)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gortat Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Wall)  11:46  
Gortat Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:46  
  11:29
[MIN 56-60]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Wall Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:54 Towns Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:52  
Porter Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:42 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:31 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:30  
  10:17 Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:17
[WAS 61-56]
 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:17
[WAS 62-56]
 
  09:58 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:57  
Porter Jr. Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wall (5 AST)  09:53
[WAS 64-56]
 
  09:28 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:27  
Gortat Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:23  
  09:10
[MIN 58-64]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST) 
Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  08:59  
  08:56
[MIN 60-64]
LaVine Running Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  08:40 Towns Foul: Personal (3 PF) (L Holtkamp) 
Porter Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:13 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:12  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:46
[MIN 62-64]
Dieng Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:40 Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wall) 
Porter Jr. Substitution replaced by Beal  07:40  
Beal Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST)  07:22
[WAS 66-62]
 
  07:04 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:03  
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wall (6 AST)  06:57
[WAS 69-62]
 
  06:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:40
[MIN 64-69]
Dieng Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Temple Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  06:18  
  06:10 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:09  
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:01 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:43 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:42  
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:29
[WAS 71-64]
 
  05:14
[MIN 67-71]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Towns (5 AST) 
Beal Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  04:58  
  04:57 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Beal Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  04:53  
  04:53 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:53 Team Rebound 
  04:53
[MIN 68-71]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Gortat Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:36
[MIN 70-71]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:34  
Gortat Technical (S Wall)  04:34  
Temple Substitution replaced by Anderson  04:34  
  04:34 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  04:34
[MIN 71-71]
Rubio Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:59
[MIN 73-71]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Beal Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Wall (7 AST)  03:52
[WAS 73-73]
 
  03:37 Wiggins Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
  03:37 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:37 Towns Substitution replaced by Smith 
Gortat Turnaround Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:17
[WAS 75-73]
 
  02:51 Dieng 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:49  
Morris Substitution replaced by Dudley  02:49  
Gortat Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wall (8 AST)  02:36
[WAS 77-73]
 
  02:19 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:18  
  02:16 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (L Holtkamp) 
Wall 3pt Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:52
[MIN 75-77]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Beal Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  01:40  
Wall Substitution replaced by Sessions  01:40  
  01:40 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
  01:40 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Beal Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  01:28  
  01:28
[MIN 76-77]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:28
[MIN 77-77]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:14
[WAS 80-77]
 
  00:52.9 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:51.9  
Sessions Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (L Holtkamp)  00:48.2  
Sessions Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:48.2  
  00:48.2 Wiggins Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Gortat Substitution replaced by Nene  00:48.2  
Beal Substitution replaced by Temple  00:48.2  
  00:38.1 Muhammad Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (L Holtkamp) 
  00:38.1 Muhammad Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Temple Substitution replaced by Wall  00:38.1  
Dudley Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wall (9 AST)  00:30.7
[WAS 82-77]
 
  00:10.9 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:07.9  
Sessions 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wall (10 AST)  00:01.2
[WAS 85-77]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:48
[MIN 79-85]
Muhammad Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
  11:30 LaVine Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
Nene Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:19  
  11:09 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:07 Team Rebound 
  11:00 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:59 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:48 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:46  
  10:33 Payne Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:33  
Team Rebound  10:33  
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:33  
Team Rebound  10:32  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Temple (3 AST)  10:19
[WAS 88-79]
 
  10:05 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Temple Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:04  
Anderson Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  09:58
[WAS 90-79]
 
  09:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:58 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  09:58 Payne Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  09:43 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:42  
Sessions Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:34
[WAS 92-79]
 
  09:08
[MIN 81-92]
Muhammad Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dieng (5 AST) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:30 Dieng Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Anderson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Phillips)  08:09  
  08:09 Dieng Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Wall  08:09  
Temple Substitution replaced by Beal  08:09  
Dudley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  07:54  
  07:54
[MIN 82-92]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:54
[MIN 83-92]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Nene Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:38
[WAS 94-83]
 
  07:18 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:17  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST)  06:58
[WAS 97-83]
 
  06:44 Towns Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Wall Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  06:40  
  06:20 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  06:06  
  06:06
[MIN 84-97]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Temple  06:06  
  06:06
[MIN 85-97]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:44 Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Beal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:42  
Temple 3pt Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:05 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:03 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  05:03
[MIN 87-97]
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:03  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Morris  05:03  
Temple Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  04:30
[MIN 89-97]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Temple Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  04:30  
  04:30
[MIN 90-97]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:13 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  04:08 Muhammad Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Temple Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:06  
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Wall (11 AST)  03:52
[WAS 100-90]
 
  03:29 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Temple (1 ST) 
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  03:15 Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (5 TO) 
  03:04 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Phillips) 
Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  02:54  
  02:49 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Beal (3 ST) 
Nene Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wall (12 AST)  02:24
[WAS 102-90]
 
  02:24 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:24  
Temple Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  02:06  
  02:06
[MIN 91-102]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:06
[MIN 92-102]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Beal 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Temple Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wall)  01:43  
  01:43
[MIN 93-102]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  01:43
[MIN 94-102]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Wall Jump Shot: Missed  01:25  
  01:22 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Nene Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Holtkamp)  01:18  
  01:18
[MIN 95-102]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:18
[MIN 96-102]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Beal Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.5 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  00:45.8 Towns Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) (S Wall) 
  00:45.8 Towns Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Wall Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:26.5
[WAS 104-96]
 
  00:26.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:19.9 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:19.4 Muhammad Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:19.4
[MIN 98-104]
Muhammad Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  00:08.7 Rubio Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (S Wall) 
End of 4th Quarter
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