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Walker scores 34, Hornets hold off Timberwolves 108-103


By BILL KISER
Posted Mar 07 2016 10:46PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) There's no secret recipe to the Charlotte Hornets' recent success - when Kemba Walker scores big, the Hornets usually win.

Walker put up another big game Monday night, scoring 21 of his 34 points in the third quarter while the Hornets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-103 for their fourth straight win.

Al Jefferson came off the bench to add 20 points, Marvin Williams had 15 and Nicolas Batum 11 for Charlotte, which has now won eight of its past 10 games.

"I thought we played hard, especially when we needed to," Walker said after his third straight 30-point game and 11th this season. "This was a very big win for us."

Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Anthony Wiggins added 25 points for the Timberwolves, who were up 55-51 with 9:25 left in the third quarter.

But that's when Walker came up big for the Hornets.

Walker hit five 3-pointers in the third quarter and Charlotte rallied, leading to seven lead changes and two ties. His jumper with 1:52 left put the Hornets up for good, 74-73.

"I just made a few shots," said Walker, who was 7 of 9 from the field in the quarter, including 5 of 5 on 3-pointers. "I had to step up a little bit, trying to get the momentum back and trying to bring some energy.

"It helped out - me scoring got other guys going, especially on the defensive end where we got stops."

Charlotte pulled ahead 100-85 on Williams' 3-pointer with 3:50 left in the fourth quarter. Minnesota rallied, though, pulling within 104-101 with 15 seconds remaining before Jeremy Lin hit four free throws over the final 12 seconds for the Hornets.

"We played well, the thing that got us was we had times we weren't scoring and we weren't playing defense," Wiggins said. "We played hard, we played hard. The whole team, we gave it our all."

An 18-7 run to open the second quarter gave Charlotte its biggest lead of the game, 41-25, on Courtney Lee's jumper with 6:21 remaining.

However, the Timberwolves closed out the quarter with a 24-6 run, capped by Gorgui Dieng's follow-up dunk with 3.4 seconds left, to go ahead 49-47.

"We got off to a good start, but then we had a stretch where (Minnesota) got going," Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. "They have a lot of talented individual players, so the second quarter was a struggle. But Kemba got going again in the third quarter, and we made enough plays to win the game."

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Minnesota has now lost five straight to Charlotte, dating to the 2013-2014 season. ... Ricky Rubio had 10 points and 10 assists, Zach LaVine added 19 points and Dieng 12. ... Forward Kevin Garnett (sore right knee) and center Nikola Pekovic (sore right ankle) were both inactive Monday.

Hornets: Center Spencer Hawes was inactive for the ninth straight game with a lower back strain. ... Walker came close to tying his own team record for points scored in a quarter - 23 points, set against Sacramento on Nov. 23. ... Walker also flirted with a triple-double, adding seven rebounds and six assists.

ATHLETIC MOVE

Williams came up with a block on LaVine's layup attempt early in the first quarter. As the ball was going out of bounds, Williams deflected it off LaVine, giving Charlotte possession.

BENCH SCORING

Led by Jefferson, the Hornets' bench outscored the Timberwolves' reserves 38-9, the fewest allowed by Charlotte this season. The team's previous low was 13 points scored by the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 1.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.

Hornets: Host the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.


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MIN
CHA
     
    • 48.8%

    • 45.6%

    • 26.7%

    • 40.0%

    • 87.5%

    • 82.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN CHA
Total Rebounds 43 42
Offensive Rebounds 5 6
Turnovers 15 13
Fast Break Pts: 24 7
Biggest Lead: 5 16
Points in the Paint: 54 36
MIN CHA
p Towns   28 Walker   34
rb Towns   14 2 players   7
a Rubio   10 Walker   6
s Dieng   4 Kaminsky   3
b 2 players   2 2 players   3
 
  • 11/10 - CHA 104 @ MIN 95
  • 03/07 - MIN 103 @ CHA 108
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-44)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 40:46 11-17 1-1 2-3 +10 2 3 5 1 1 1 2 1 1 25
G. Dieng F 31:31 5-9 0-0 2-2 -1 1 8 9 1 4 4 3 2 0 12
K. Towns C 38:24 11-18 0-0 6-7 +7 1 13 14 2 3 1 1 2 2 28
Z. LaVine G 44:39 7-20 2-8 3-4 -5 0 4 4 2 3 2 4 0 3 19
R. Rubio G 34:48 2-6 0-3 6-6 +15 0 5 5 10 2 1 2 1 0 10
S. Muhammad   17:46 2-6 1-3 0-0 -14 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 5
T. Jones   13:39 1-3 0-0 0-0 -18 0 1 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 2
T. Prince   04:54 0-1 0-0 0-0 -7 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Smith   02:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Payne   03:32 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
D. Rudez   07:09 0-0 0-0 2-2 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
N. Bjelica DND - Right Foot Strain
Total   240 39-80 4-15 21-24   5 38 43 22 19 10 15 6 7 103
  48.8% 26.7% 87.5%   team rebs: 2 total to: 16
Charlotte Hornets (34-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Batum F 37:31 5-15 1-5 0-0 -14 1 4 5 4 2 2 2 3 1 11
M. Williams F 30:15 6-12 3-6 0-0 -6 1 6 7 1 1 1 1 3 0 15
C. Zeller C 21:17 2-4 0-0 2-2 -21 0 3 3 2 6 1 3 1 0 6
C. Lee G 27:04 2-7 0-1 0-0 -11 0 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 4
K. Walker G 40:44 12-20 6-9 4-6 +8 1 6 7 6 1 0 3 0 1 34
A. Jefferson   25:53 9-14 0-0 2-3 +28 1 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 20
J. Lin   22:54 1-8 1-4 6-6 +14 0 5 5 2 1 1 3 0 2 9
J. Lamb   16:10 3-6 1-3 0-0 +18 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
F. Kaminsky   18:12 1-4 0-2 0-0 +9 1 1 2 0 2 3 0 0 1 2
T. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Gutierrez DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Hansbrough DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Harrison DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-90 12-30 14-17   6 36 42 20 17 8 13 7 6 108
  45.6% 40.0% 82.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 13

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic
  • Hornets: Hawes, Kidd-Gilchrist

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #36 David Jones, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 15912
  • Duration: 2:17
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-43) Charlotte Hornets (33-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Zeller vs Towns (Dieng gains possession)
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  11:46
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:32 Batum Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:31  
Rubio Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:23
[MIN 4-0]
 
  11:13 M Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41
[CHA 3-4]
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:21 M Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:12 Walker 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:11  
Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:M Williams (1 ST)  09:52  
  09:38 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:37  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:30 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:22  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:19  
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: M Williams (1 BLK)  09:09  
  09:09 M Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:59 Batum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
LaVine Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:54
[MIN 6-3]
 
  08:39
[CHA 5-6]
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  08:25
[MIN 8-5]
 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  08:08  
  08:08
[CHA 6-8]
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:08
[CHA 7-8]
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  07:53
[MIN 10-7]
 
  07:41 Batum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:39  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Batum (1 ST)  07:31  
  07:15 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:13  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 M Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:59
[CHA 9-10]
Zeller Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST) 
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:39
[MIN 12-9]
 
  06:18 M Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:17 Team Rebound 
  06:14 Walker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:13  
  06:06 Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:06
[MIN 13-9]
 
  06:06 Zeller Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:06
[MIN 14-9]
 
  05:55
[CHA 12-14]
Batum 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Walker (2 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:37 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:26 Batum Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:25  
Wiggins Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  05:20
[MIN 16-12]
 
  05:06 Jefferson Hook Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:34
[CHA 14-16]
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:12 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:02
[CHA 16-16]
Walker Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  03:33 Lee Substitution replaced by Lin 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:12
[CHA 19-16]
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:54  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Jones  02:54  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Prince  02:54  
  02:54 Walker Substitution replaced by Lamb 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:24 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:23 M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:23
[CHA 21-16]
M Williams Tip Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Batum (2 ST)  02:06  
  02:01
[CHA 23-16]
Batum Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:48  
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: M Williams (2 BLK)  01:44  
  01:42 Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:37 M Williams Substitution replaced by Kaminsky 
  01:30 Kaminsky Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:27  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:17 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:08 Batum Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Wiggins Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST)  01:03
[MIN 18-23]
 
  00:46.9 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:45.9  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.9 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:09.6 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.8  
  00:01.9 Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.3 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-43) Charlotte Hornets (33-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[CHA 25-18]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:14 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:13 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:09
[CHA 27-18]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dieng Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Foster)  10:56  
Dieng Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:56  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith  10:56  
  10:35
[CHA 30-18]
Lamb 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  10:21
[MIN 21-30]
 
Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  10:00  
  10:00
[CHA 31-21]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Prince Substitution replaced by Payne  10:00  
  10:00 Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:57  
LaVine Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:48  
  09:35
[CHA 33-21]
Jefferson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Walker (3 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Muhammad Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Jones)  09:08  
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  09:01  
  09:01
[CHA 34-21]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:01
[CHA 35-21]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:37
[MIN 23-35]
 
  08:11 Walker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Kaminsky Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:09
[CHA 37-23]
Kaminsky Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:04  
Jones Substitution replaced by Towns  08:04  
Smith Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:04  
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  07:59  
  07:45 Jefferson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:43  
Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kaminsky (1 ST)  07:31  
  07:22
[CHA 39-23]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Walker (4 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  06:55  
  06:55 Walker Substitution replaced by Batum 
  06:55 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:55  
Payne Substitution replaced by Dieng  06:55  
  06:47 Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:46  
  06:39 Lamb Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:39
[MIN 24-39]
 
  06:39 Lamb Substitution replaced by Lee 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:39
[MIN 25-39]
 
  06:21
[CHA 41-25]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Batum (1 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Kaminsky Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:00 Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:43
[MIN 27-41]
 
  05:31 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:29  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:10 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST)  05:05  
  05:04 Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST) 
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  05:04
[MIN 29-41]
 
  05:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:04 Lin Substitution replaced by Walker 
  05:04 Kaminsky Substitution replaced by M Williams 
  04:50 Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dieng (3 ST) 
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:42
[MIN 31-41]
 
  04:42 Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  04:42
[MIN 32-41]
 
  04:27 Batum 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:26  
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:21
[MIN 34-41]
 
  04:21 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:54 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (2 ST) 
  03:45 Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:45
[MIN 35-41]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:45
[MIN 36-41]
 
  03:34 Walker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:32  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:18 M Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:17  
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:02
[MIN 38-41]
 
  03:02 Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Foster) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  03:02
[MIN 39-41]
 
  02:50 Batum Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:50 Team Rebound 
  02:50  
  02:50 Zeller Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  02:50 Lee Substitution replaced by Lin 
  02:45
[CHA 43-39]
Batum Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: M Williams (1 AST) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:18
[MIN 41-43]
 
  01:57 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:56  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Batum (1 BLK)  01:37  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:34  
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:34
[MIN 43-43]
 
  01:22
[CHA 45-43]
Walker Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  01:04
[MIN 45-45]
 
  00:52.4
[CHA 47-45]
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Team Rebound  00:36.6  
Team Timeout : Short  00:36.6  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  00:31.0
[MIN 47-47]
 
  00:09.9 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:08.5  
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: M Williams (3 BLK)  00:03.4  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:03.4  
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:03.4
[MIN 49-47]
 
  00:00.3 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-43) Charlotte Hornets (33-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Rubio Violation:Kicked Ball (T Maddox)  11:42  
  11:29
[CHA 49-49]
M Williams Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Walker (5 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  11:14
[MIN 51-49]
 
  10:51 Lee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK)  10:36  
  10:35 Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:18
[CHA 51-51]
M Williams Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  10:03
[MIN 53-51]
 
  10:03 M Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:03  
  10:02 M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:48 M Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:48 Team Rebound 
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (T Maddox)  09:48  
  09:36 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  09:35  
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:26
[MIN 55-51]
 
  09:07
[CHA 54-55]
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Batum (2 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:51 Team Rebound 
  08:36
[CHA 57-55]
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Batum (3 AST) 
  08:23 Zeller Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Maddox) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  08:16
[MIN 58-57]
 
  08:01 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:00  
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: Batum (2 BLK)  07:57  
  07:55 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:37 Batum 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:35  
Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: Batum (3 BLK)  07:19  
  07:17 Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:09
[CHA 60-58]
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:07  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:42  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rudez  06:42  
  06:21 M Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  06:20  
Wiggins Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  06:18
[MIN 60-60]
 
  06:18 Batum Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  06:18
[MIN 61-60]
 
Rudez Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  06:06  
  05:53 Batum Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Batum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:49 Batum 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:49 Team Rebound 
  05:46 M Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  05:44  
  05:39 Zeller Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:39
[MIN 62-60]
 
  05:39 Zeller Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:39
[MIN 63-60]
 
  05:14
[CHA 62-63]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:59
[MIN 65-62]
 
  04:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:41
[CHA 65-65]
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  04:24
[MIN 67-65]
 
  04:11
[CHA 68-67]
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Towns Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:49 M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:26
[CHA 71-67]
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Towns Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST)  03:04
[MIN 69-71]
 
Rudez Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Jones)  02:59  
  02:59 Lee Substitution replaced by Kaminsky 
  02:59 M Williams Substitution replaced by Lin 
  02:49 Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:47 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:43 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  02:42  
  02:40 Kaminsky Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Rudez Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:40
[MIN 70-71]
 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  02:40  
Rudez Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:40
[MIN 71-71]
 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  02:22  
  02:22 Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:22 Team Rebound 
  02:22
[CHA 72-71]
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Towns Step Back Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  02:08
[MIN 73-72]
 
  01:53
[CHA 74-73]
Walker Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  01:42  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  01:42  
  01:42 Batum Substitution replaced by Lamb 
  01:31
[CHA 76-73]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Walker (6 AST) 
Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Jones)  01:31  
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  01:31  
  01:31
[CHA 77-73]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Kaminsky (2 ST)  01:21  
  01:18
[CHA 79-73]
Walker Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (T Maddox)  01:18  
  01:18
[CHA 80-73]
Walker Free Throw 1 of 1 (32 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:51.6
[CHA 82-73]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.8 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:23.8 Walker Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:22.5  
Jones Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:02.5
[MIN 75-82]
 
  00:00.3 Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:51 Jump Ball Kaminsky vs Wiggins (LaVine gains possession) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:30
[CHA 84-75]
Lamb Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  11:09  
Team Rebound  11:09  
  11:09 Lin Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (T Maddox) 
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:52 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:38 Lamb Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Lamb Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:37
[CHA 86-75]
Lamb Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:33  
LaVine Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  10:20  
Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Jones)  10:14  
  09:59
[CHA 88-75]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:27 Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  09:14
[MIN 77-88]
 
  08:54 Lin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:52  
LaVine Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST)  08:45
[MIN 79-88]
 
  08:22 Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
LaVine Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (T Maddox)  08:18  
LaVine Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  08:18  
  08:18 Walker Substitution replaced by Batum 
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:18  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Towns  08:18  
  08:04 Lin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK) 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:02  
Dieng Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (S Foster)  07:39  
Dieng Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:39  
  07:18
[CHA 90-79]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lamb (1 AST) 
  07:13 Batum Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Foster) 
  07:09 Kaminsky Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:09
[MIN 80-90]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:09
[MIN 81-90]
 
  06:52
[CHA 93-81]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kaminsky (3 ST)  06:34  
  06:24 Batum 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:22  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:07
[MIN 84-93]
 
  05:50 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
  05:47 Lamb Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
  05:47  
  05:47 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  05:47 Lin Substitution replaced by M Williams 
  05:47 Lamb Substitution replaced by Walker 
  05:47 Kaminsky Substitution replaced by Lee 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:47
[MIN 85-93]
 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:47  
  05:46 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:32 Walker Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dieng (4 ST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:52
[CHA 95-85]
Batum Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (T Maddox)  04:23  
  04:23
[CHA 96-85]
Walker Free Throw 1 of 3 (33 PTS) 
  04:23
[CHA 97-85]
Walker Free Throw 2 of 3 (34 PTS) 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad  04:23  
  04:23 Walker Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  04:21  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Batum Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:51
[CHA 100-85]
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:37 Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:15 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:13  
  03:03 Zeller Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 86-100]
 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:03  
  03:01 Batum Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:44 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:43  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  02:34
[MIN 89-100]
 
  02:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:21
[CHA 102-89]
Batum Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Zeller (2 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  02:07
[MIN 91-102]
 
  01:48 Batum Step Back Bank Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  01:47  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST)  01:37
[MIN 93-102]
 
  01:16 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:15  
Muhammad Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  01:10
[MIN 95-102]
 
  00:55.9
[CHA 104-95]
Zeller Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Batum (4 AST) 
  00:49.9 Zeller Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
  00:49.9 Zeller Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Jones  00:49.9  
Towns Substitution replaced by Rudez  00:49.9  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Payne  00:49.9  
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:49.9
[MIN 96-104]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:49.9
[MIN 97-104]
 
  00:49.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:49.9 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Kaminsky 
  00:27.8 Walker Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:25.4  
  00:25.4 Walker Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:25.4
[MIN 98-104]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:25.4
[MIN 99-104]
 
  00:24.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:24.6 Team Timeout : Short 
Muhammad Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Jones)  00:24.2  
  00:24.2 M Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:22.8  
Jones Substitution replaced by Towns  00:22.8  
Payne Substitution replaced by LaVine  00:22.8  
Rudez Substitution replaced by Wiggins  00:22.8  
  00:22.8 Kaminsky Substitution replaced by Lin 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:15.3  
Wiggins Putback Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:15.3
[MIN 101-104]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  00:12.4  
  00:12.4
[CHA 105-101]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Dieng  00:12.4  
  00:12.4
[CHA 106-101]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.4  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rubio  00:12.4  
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:10.1  
Towns Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Maddox)  00:09.2  
  00:09.2
[CHA 107-101]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:09.2
[CHA 108-101]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:01.4  
Wiggins Putback Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:01.4
[MIN 103-108]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
CHA
3rd Southeast
48
34
7-3
30-11
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
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CHA
2 players 22.7
2 players 6.9
2 players 4.0
2 players 0.7
2 players 1.3