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Aldridge scores 29, Spurs bounce back with win over Wolves


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Mar 08 2016 11:26PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ettore Messina had a simple goal when he took over the San Antonio Spurs for two games while coach Gregg Popovich stayed home to tend to a family matter.

"The machine is a well-oiled machine," Messina said. "It goes on. You try to sit at the wheel and steer and try not to mess it up. Keep it straight."

After veering off course in Indiana, Messina steered the Spurs back on to the track in an overwhelming performance against Minnesota.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and seven rebounds to help the Spurs bounce back from a rare loss with a 116-91 victory over the Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points and the Spurs (54-10) led by as many as 26 points in a game they played without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Popovich. David West scored 18 points as the Spurs shot 55.3 percent and only turned the ball over nine times.

"I thought guys came back understanding we have to be better on both ends of the floor," Aldridge said.

Andrew Wiggins had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns had 19 points and nine boards, and Zach LaVine scored 15 points.

The Wolves have been playing for some time without Kevin Garnett (leg), Nikola Pekovic (foot) and Nemanja Bjelica (foot), and ran out of gas in their fourth game in five nights.

"They need to remember these losses though," interim coach Sam Mitchell said. "If you're ever going to get better, if you're ever going to win, you have to remember the times where you got your butt kicked."

The Spurs haven't dealt with much losing this season, and they responded to their 10th defeat of the season with a workman-like dismantling of the Timberwolves. Even with their three mainstays out of the lineup and their peerless coach at home tending to a family issue, they didn't miss a beat.

The Spurs shot a season-low 35 percent overall and 14 percent from 3-point range against Indiana on Monday night. They were much better against Minnesota's young and porous defense. Aldridge got whatever he wanted, peppering the Wolves with midrange jumpers and throwing down an emphatic dunk on Towns to get the Spurs going in the second quarter.

San Antonio closed the half with a 9-0 run, then just leaned on the young Wolves in the third to break it open.

The Spurs turned the ball over just three times in the first three quarters and now head home for five straight games at AT&T Center, where they are 30-0 this season.

HOT COMMODITY

Messina's name has started to come up in speculation about possible head coaching openings in the NBA, most notably with the Brooklyn Nets, who are owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. Messina coached Russian power CSKA Moscow, but he called the discussion just that - "speculation."

When asked if he would be interested in pursuing a head coaching job in the league, Messina demurred.

"Look, I'm a soldier," Messina said. "Whatever will happen in the future, the first person I will talk to is Pop and the second is R.C. And that's it."

MILLER STEPS UP

Andre Miller, who was bought out by the Timberwolves and joined the Spurs at the end of February, started for Parker (toe). After playing more than 15 minutes just one time since Nov. 29, Miller had 13 points and five assists in 25 minutes. It was his first start since Dec. 9, 2013, when he was playing with the Nuggets against Washington.

"I've played against these guys my entire career and never thought I'd be on the team," Miller said. "Things happen for a reason and I'm just going to continue to work hard."

Said Towns: "You're talking about one of the smartest teams in the NBA and you have one of the smartest players to ever play this game implemented into that offense and defense. It was a seamless fit for him."

TIP-INS

Spurs: Messina called Parker's injury a day-to-day situation. Duncan and Ginobili rested on the second night of a back-to-back. ... The Spurs have not lost the second game of a back-to-back this season.

Timberwolves: PG Ricky Rubio had a rough night with two points, four rebounds, three assists and four fouls in 20 minutes. ... The Wolves were outrebounded 46-35 and committed 15 turnovers.

UP NEXT

Spurs: Host Chicago on Thursday.

Timberwolves: Visit Oklahoma City on Friday.


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SAS
MIN
     
    • 55.3%

    • 45.6%

    • 21.1%

    • 26.7%

    • 94.7%

    • 78.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS MIN
Total Rebounds 46 35
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Turnovers 9 15
Fast Break Pts: 16 13
Biggest Lead: 26 4
Points in the Paint: 50 50
SAS MIN
p Aldridge   29 Wiggins   23
rb Marjanovic   8 Towns   9
a Miller   5 Jones   6
s Anderson   3 Dieng   2
b Aldridge   4 Dieng   2
 
  • 12/23 - SAS 108 @ MIN 83
  • 12/28 - MIN 95 @ SAS 101
  • 03/08 - SAS 116 @ MIN 91
San Antonio Spurs (54-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Leonard F 24:31 6-12 0-1 3-3 +29 1 4 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 15
L. Aldridge F 29:04 11-13 0-0 7-8 +27 1 6 7 4 1 1 0 4 0 29
D. West C 30:34 7-9 0-0 4-4 +19 0 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 18
D. Green G 32:09 4-11 1-5 0-0 +34 1 4 5 3 2 2 1 2 0 9
A. Miller G 24:56 5-6 1-1 2-2 +24 0 2 2 5 2 1 1 0 0 13
P. Mills   17:56 3-11 1-8 0-0 0 1 1 2 4 2 0 1 0 0 7
B. Diaw   16:05 3-4 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 3 1 2 1 0 1 6
K. Anderson   21:14 4-5 0-0 0-0 -10 2 4 6 2 4 3 4 0 0 8
J. Simmons   18:06 2-5 0-0 2-2 -3 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 6
B. Marjanovic   10:09 0-4 0-0 0-0 +6 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Bonner   10:08 2-4 1-3 0-0 +4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
R. Butler   05:08 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Parker DND - Left Toe Contusion
Total   240 47-85 4-19 18-19   9 37 46 28 16 13 9 7 2 116
  55.3% 21.1% 94.7%   team rebs: 2 total to: 9
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 38:33 9-21 1-3 4-4 -17 0 8 8 1 1 1 5 0 3 23
G. Dieng F 27:50 1-7 0-0 2-2 -12 0 4 4 1 4 2 2 2 2 4
K. Towns C 35:40 9-17 0-2 1-2 -19 4 5 9 1 1 0 3 0 1 19
Z. LaVine G 36:03 7-10 1-3 0-1 -33 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 15
R. Rubio G 21:13 1-5 0-1 0-0 -26 1 3 4 3 4 0 2 0 0 2
T. Jones   26:47 4-7 2-4 0-0 +1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 10
A. Payne   20:57 3-6 0-0 0-0 -12 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 6
S. Muhammad   21:24 2-5 0-1 7-8 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 11
G. Smith   04:47 0-0 0-0 1-2 -7 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1
D. Rudez   06:46 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Bjelica DND - Strained Right Foot
T. Prince DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-79 4-15 15-19   7 28 35 18 17 5 15 2 7 91
  45.6% 26.7% 78.9%   team rebs: 3 total to: 15

inactive

  • Spurs: Duncan, Ginobili
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 13
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #59 Gary Zielinski, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 14093
  • Duration: 2:03
San Antonio Spurs (55-10) Minnesota Timberwolves (20-46)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Aldridge (Dieng gains possession)
  11:50 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK) 
  11:49 Jump Ball Towns vs Aldridge (Wiggins gains possession) 
  11:49 Team Rebound 
  11:33 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:32 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:31
[MIN 2-0]
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:03 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:55
[MIN 4-0]
Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  10:42
[SAS 3-4]
 
  10:23 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:22  
Leonard Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:15
[SAS 5-4]
 
  09:59 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Green Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:52
[SAS 7-4]
 
  09:39 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (1 BLK) 
  09:37 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  09:34  
  09:34
[MIN 5-7]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:34
[MIN 6-7]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Aldridge Hook Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:15 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:11
[MIN 8-7]
LaVine Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
  09:04 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:04
[SAS 8-8]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:04
[SAS 9-8]
 
  08:47 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:46  
Green Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:15
[MIN 10-9]
Towns Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST)  08:01
[SAS 11-10]
 
West Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  07:45  
  07:45
[MIN 11-11]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:45 Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:44  
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:20  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:57 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:55  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  06:44
[SAS 13-11]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner)  06:33  
  06:16 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:15  
Leonard Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:04
[SAS 15-11]
 
  05:52
[MIN 13-15]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Aldridge Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:39
[SAS 17-13]
 
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Substitution replaced by Mills  05:38  
West Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  05:21  
  05:21
[MIN 14-17]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
West Substitution replaced by Diaw  05:21  
  05:21
[MIN 15-17]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Leonard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:56 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:55  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mills (1 AST)  04:46
[SAS 19-15]
 
  04:25
[MIN 18-19]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
Mills Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:09  
Mills Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:08
[SAS 21-18]
 
  03:51 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:50  
Green Pullup Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Diaw (1 AST)  03:44
[SAS 23-18]
 
  03:31 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Anderson  03:31  
  03:17 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:09  
Aldridge Driving Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mills (2 AST)  02:53
[SAS 25-18]
 
  02:30
[MIN 20-25]
Towns Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:58 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Green Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mills (3 AST)  01:52
[SAS 27-20]
 
  01:52 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:52  
  01:52 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
  01:52 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Green Substitution replaced by Simmons  01:52  
  01:39
[MIN 22-27]
Towns Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
  01:29 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:17 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:01 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:59.9 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:58.9 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:57.9 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:56.5 Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:55.5  
Aldridge Substitution replaced by West  00:55.5  
  00:54.8 Jump Ball Towns vs Simmons (Simmons gains possession) 
Mills Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:31.8 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:23.8
[MIN 24-27]
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.0  
  00:00.2 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (55-10) Minnesota Timberwolves (20-46)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Diaw Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mills (4 AST)  11:45
[SAS 29-24]
 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  11:29  
  11:29
[MIN 25-29]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:29
[MIN 26-29]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  11:11
[SAS 31-26]
 
  10:51 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:50 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:49
[MIN 28-31]
Muhammad Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Simmons Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  10:27  
  10:24 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:19
[MIN 30-31]
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:53
[MIN 32-31]
Payne Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:53  
Simmons Substitution replaced by Miller  09:53  
Mills Substitution replaced by Leonard  09:53  
West Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Diaw (2 AST)  09:35
[SAS 33-32]
 
  09:12 Muhammad Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:11  
  09:02 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:02
[SAS 34-32]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:02
[SAS 35-32]
 
  08:45
[MIN 35-35]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Diaw Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  08:22  
  08:16
[MIN 37-35]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:07 Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Green  08:07  
Diaw Substitution replaced by Aldridge  08:07  
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:38 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:37  
  07:32 Payne Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:32
[SAS 36-37]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:32
[SAS 37-37]
 
  07:21
[MIN 39-37]
Payne Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:02
[SAS 39-39]
 
  06:45 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:44 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:42 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Aldridge (1 ST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  06:35
[SAS 41-39]
 
  06:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
West Substitution replaced by Marjanovic  06:35  
  06:35 Payne Substitution replaced by Towns 
  06:35 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  06:35 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  06:11 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:11  
Leonard Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:47 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:44  
  05:35 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Marjanovic Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:11
[MIN 42-41]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:49
[SAS 43-42]
 
  04:27
[MIN 44-43]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:13
[SAS 45-44]
 
Aldridge Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  04:01  
  04:01
[MIN 45-45]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:01 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:01  
Miller Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (1 AST)  03:47
[SAS 47-45]
 
  03:30 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:29  
Leonard Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (2 AST)  03:20
[SAS 49-45]
 
  03:20 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Mills  03:20  
  03:20 Smith Substitution replaced by Payne 
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  03:20
[SAS 50-45]
 
  03:10
[MIN 47-50]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Mills Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner)  03:10  
  03:10 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:09  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  02:55  
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:54  
  02:53 Payne Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
  02:53  
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:53
[SAS 51-47]
 
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:53
[SAS 52-47]
 
  02:35 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:34  
Aldridge Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Leonard (2 AST)  02:15
[SAS 54-47]
 
  01:52 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:51  
Leonard Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Marjanovic Substitution replaced by West  01:34  
  01:32 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
Mills Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:27
[SAS 56-47]
 
Leonard Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner)  01:12  
  01:06 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
  00:59.6 LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:59.6
[SAS 57-47]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:59.6  
  00:59.6 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:35.9 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (3 BLK) 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:33.8  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.8  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:27.8  
  00:27.8 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:27.8
[SAS 58-47]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:27.8
[SAS 59-47]
 
  00:06.9 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:05.8 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:02.9 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (55-10) Minnesota Timberwolves (20-46)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:35 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:26
[MIN 49-59]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  11:12  
  10:57
[MIN 51-59]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  10:39
[SAS 61-51]
 
  10:22 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (4 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:21  
West Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  10:07
[SAS 63-51]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Zielinski)  09:54  
  09:49
[MIN 53-63]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Leonard Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:39
[SAS 65-53]
 
  09:22 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:20  
  09:17 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Spooner) 
  09:11 Towns Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Leonard Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:03
[SAS 67-53]
 
  08:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:45 Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:44  
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:32 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
West Violation:Kicked Ball (S Twardoski)  08:30  
  08:22 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (3 AST)  08:03
[SAS 70-53]
 
  07:38 Rubio Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (4 AST)  07:21
[SAS 72-53]
 
  07:01
[MIN 55-72]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  06:54
[SAS 74-55]
 
  06:41 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:38  
Aldridge Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:25
[SAS 76-55]
 
  06:21 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:05 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:04  
  05:51 Rubio Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:51
[SAS 77-55]
 
  05:51 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Anderson  05:51  
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:51
[SAS 78-55]
 
  05:41
[MIN 57-78]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:05 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:04  
  04:59 Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  04:59
[SAS 79-57]
 
Miller Substitution replaced by Mills  04:59  
West Substitution replaced by Diaw  04:59  
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  04:59
[SAS 80-57]
 
  04:42
[MIN 59-80]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  04:26
[SAS 82-59]
 
  04:07
[MIN 61-82]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner)  04:07  
  04:07 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
  04:07
[MIN 62-82]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Diaw Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Green (3 AST)  03:50
[SAS 84-62]
 
  03:25 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Diaw Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:25  
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:10 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Diaw (1 ST) 
Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Diaw (3 AST)  03:04
[SAS 86-62]
 
  02:43
[MIN 64-86]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  02:24  
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:23  
Anderson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Payne (1 ST)  02:12  
  02:07
[MIN 66-86]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
Green Substitution replaced by Simmons  02:07  
  02:07 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Aldridge Substitution replaced by West  02:07  
Mills 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST)  01:52
[SAS 89-66]
 
Diaw Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  01:36  
  01:36
[MIN 67-89]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:36
[MIN 68-89]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Diaw Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:16
[SAS 91-68]
 
  01:03 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:02  
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:55.9  
  00:41.9 LaVine Violation:Kicked Ball (G Zielinski) 
  00:41.9 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
West Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:31.5
[SAS 93-68]
 
  00:08.9 Dieng Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (2 ST) 
Simmons Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.7 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:44 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:43  
Anderson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  11:41  
  11:22 Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Diaw (2 ST) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:14 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:05 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:04  
  11:02 Dieng Violation:Kicked Ball (B Spooner) 
Diaw Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK)  10:52  
  10:51 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Simmons Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  10:49  
  10:49
[MIN 69-93]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  10:49
[MIN 70-93]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Mills Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (B Spooner)  10:33  
Mills Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:33  
  10:21 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:20  
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST)  10:16  
  10:08
[MIN 72-93]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:08  
Mills Substitution replaced by Green  10:08  
Diaw Substitution replaced by Bonner  10:08  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Miller  10:08  
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:27 Dieng Hook Shot: Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
Simmons Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  09:18
[SAS 95-72]
 
  09:04 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:03  
Green Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:00  
  08:46
[MIN 74-95]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Payne (2 AST) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  08:30
[SAS 98-74]
 
  08:14
[MIN 76-98]
Payne Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (5 AST) 
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:01
[SAS 100-76]
 
  07:46 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Simmons (1 ST) 
Simmons Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:42
[SAS 102-76]
 
  07:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:42 Payne Substitution replaced by Towns 
  07:30
[MIN 79-102]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST)  07:09
[SAS 104-79]
 
  07:05 Dieng Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (S Twardoski) 
  07:05 Dieng Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  06:46 Dieng Substitution replaced by Rudez 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  06:43  
Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  06:40  
  06:40
[MIN 80-104]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:40 Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bonner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:40  
West Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bonner (1 AST)  06:22
[SAS 106-80]
 
  06:08 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (2 BLK) 
  06:07 Team Rebound 
Green Substitution replaced by Anderson  06:07  
  06:00
[MIN 82-106]
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
Bonner Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:31
[SAS 108-82]
 
  05:26
[MIN 84-108]
Towns Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Jones (6 AST) 
  05:08 Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Butler  05:08  
West Substitution replaced by Marjanovic  05:08  
Simmons Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:00  
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:59  
Marjanovic Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:47 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:37
[MIN 86-108]
Jones Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  04:19  
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:18  
Marjanovic Dunk Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:15 Rudez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:02 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:01  
Bonner 3pt Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Anderson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (G Zielinski)  03:43  
  03:32 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Anderson (3 ST) 
Anderson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  03:30  
  03:25
[MIN 88-108]
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski)  03:25  
  03:25
[MIN 89-108]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:00
[SAS 110-89]
 
  02:47 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:46  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Rudez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:14
[MIN 91-110]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
  01:55 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
  01:55  
  01:55 Wiggins Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  01:55 Towns Substitution replaced by Payne 
Simmons Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:55
[SAS 111-91]
 
Simmons Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:55
[SAS 112-91]
 
  01:35 Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:34  
Marjanovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:14 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:02 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Simmons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:01  
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Simmons (1 AST)  00:47.4
[SAS 114-91]
 
  00:36.9 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:36.5  
Anderson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:13.2
[SAS 116-91]
 
  00:05.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marjanovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:04.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
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SAS
1st Southwest
67
15
6-4
40-1
27-14
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Aldridge 26.8
Aldridge 8.5
Parker 5.7
Leonard 2.8
Leonard 2.8
MIN
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