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Preview | Recap

Towns, Timberwolves beat slumping Kings, 113-104


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Mar 23 2016 11:42PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves had their Wildcat center. The Sacramento Kings were missing theirs.

Kentucky big men sure do make a difference.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Timberwolves to a 113-104 victory over the Kings on Wednesday night.

"I was very happy with us," said Towns, who stood up to Quincy Acy's physical play in the paint. "We did a great job of not only moving the ball, but just playing physical and mentally playing sharp."

Zach LaVine scored all 23 of his points in the second half, Andrew Wiggins also had 23 and the Timberwolves overcame a sluggish start to get just their second home victory of the month. They shot 56 percent and had 29 assists to overcome 18-for-32 shooting at the free throw line.

Rajon Rondo had 25 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, but the Kings sorely missed star center DeMarcus Cousins, who missed the game with a bruised right knee. Kosta Koufos had 15 points and 15 rebounds in Sacramento's 13th loss in 16 games.

"In the third quarter, we just didn't have any presence," Kings coach George Karl said. "It felt like they scored about every possession on the offensive court. In the fourth quarter we fought back, but their skill set is pretty impressive."

The biggest reason to tune into this game between two franchises going nowhere in the Western Conference this season was the matchup between Cousins and Towns, two Kentucky big men with remarkably versatile games.

The two friends competed against each other in the Skills Challenge during All-Star weekend in Toronto, and wound up celebrating together when Towns won the guard-oriented competition in the first year frontcourt players were allowed to compete.

After the first half was a mishmash of free throws, turnovers and lazy defense, Towns showcased that grace again in the third quarter to get the team rolling. The 7-footer went coast-to-coast for a layup and then went back-to-back with Wiggins on a pair of thunderous dunks to push the lead to 14.

"It's something I've been doing since high school," Towns said of taking the ball up the court. "You didn't see me do too much of it in college, but it's always been something in my game, go coast-to-coast to make things happen. It's won me a Skills Challenge, something I treasure."

The Kings pulled within in two points in the fourth, but LaVine scored 12 points down the stretch to hold them off.

The Kings went 12 for 23 from the free throw line.

"They're like two different teams," LaVine said about the Kings with and without Cousins. "He's such a big presence on their team that the whole offense probably is going to go through him a lot of the time."

RONDO AND KG

Kevin Garnett again watched in street clothes behind the Timberwolves bench. He and Rondo were very close during their time as Boston Celtics, and the two fierce competitors would go at it each other verbally all the time in practice.

They were at it again in the first quarter, when Garnett caught Rondo shaking his head at an official after a foul call.

"Keep your head, boy," Garnett said.

Rondo locked eyes with KG and barked, "Keep YOUR head."

LAVINE'S SURGE

The Wolves shooting guard has been a consistent threat since he was inserted into the starting lineup weeks ago, but was scoreless and took just two shots in the first half. He went 7 for 10 in the second half.

"We talked to him at halftime and told him you've got to pick it up," Mitchell said. "Little did I know he'd get 23 in the second half. Zach just has that talent, he's explosive. We needed it."

TIP-INS

Kings: Marco Belinelli scored 14 points. ... Rondo played despite ailments to his toe and shoulder. ... Willie Cauley-Stein played 21 minutes while dealing with an illness.

Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng had 16 points and 12 rebounds. ... F Greg Smith was signed for the rest of the season after completing two 10-day contracts. Smith had seven points and five rebounds in 15 minutes. ... Coach Sam Mitchell picked up a technical foul for arguing with the officials in the first half.

UP NEXT

Kings: Host Phoenix on Friday night.

Timberwolves: Visit Washington on Friday night.


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SAC
MIN
     
    • 46.2%

    • 56.2%

    • 40.0%

    • 38.5%

    • 52.2%

    • 56.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAC MIN
Total Rebounds 40 43
Offensive Rebounds 14 9
Turnovers 17 17
Fast Break Pts: 8 13
Biggest Lead: 6 14
Points in the Paint: 52 64
SAC MIN
p Rondo   25 Towns   26
rb Koufos   15 Dieng   12
a Rondo   12 Rubio   12
s Rondo   3 2 players   3
b Koufos   2 Towns   4
 
  • 11/27 - MIN 101 @ SAC 91
  • 12/18 - SAC 95 @ MIN 99
  • 03/23 - SAC 104 @ MIN 113
  • 04/07 - MIN 105 @ SAC 97
Sacramento Kings (27-44)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 32:29 4-15 1-4 2-3 -16 1 1 2 3 4 1 4 0 2 11
Q. Acy F 21:50 4-5 1-1 0-0 -7 2 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 9
K. Koufos C 37:45 7-16 0-0 1-4 -18 8 7 15 0 4 0 2 2 2 15
J. Anderson G 12:01 2-4 0-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
R. Rondo G 37:30 10-16 2-4 3-6 -16 0 8 8 12 5 3 6 0 1 25
W. Cauley-Stein   21:29 1-4 0-0 0-0 +12 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 2
O. Casspi   26:04 4-9 1-2 3-6 -3 1 3 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 12
M. Belinelli   24:06 6-12 2-6 0-0 +7 0 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 14
D. Collison   26:46 4-10 1-2 3-4 +2 1 2 3 4 1 1 1 0 0 12
C. Butler DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Cousins DND - Bruised Right Knee
S. Curry DNP - Coach's Decision
B. McLemore DND - Right Ring Finger Tip Non-Displace
Total   240 42-91 8-20 12-23   14 26 40 23 25 6 17 4 6 104
  46.2% 40.0% 52.2%   team rebs: 11 total to: 17
Minnesota Timberwolves (23-48)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 41:18 10-15 0-0 3-6 +13 2 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 23
G. Dieng F 36:49 7-10 0-0 2-3 +11 1 11 12 3 1 2 1 2 0 16
K. Towns C 29:09 11-17 0-0 4-5 +14 2 9 11 2 5 0 3 4 1 26
Z. LaVine G 44:04 7-12 4-7 5-10 +15 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 0 0 23
R. Rubio G 26:22 2-7 1-3 2-2 +13 0 5 5 12 4 3 3 0 1 7
G. Smith   14:15 3-4 0-0 1-4 -5 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
T. Prince   11:28 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
T. Jones   21:38 1-5 0-1 1-2 -4 0 0 0 5 1 3 2 0 0 3
S. Muhammad   10:38 2-6 0-1 0-0 -10 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
N. Bjelica   04:19 2-4 0-1 0-0 -5 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 4
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 45-80 5-13 18-32   9 34 43 29 18 8 17 6 4 113
  56.2% 38.5% 56.2%   team rebs: 15 total to: 18

inactive

  • Kings: Dukan, Moreland
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Kings: --
  • Timberwolves: Mitchell

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #20 Leroy Richardson, #49 Tom Washington, #72 J.T. Orr
  • Attendance: 12151
  • Duration: 2:13
Sacramento Kings (27-44) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-48)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Koufos (Rondo gains possession)
Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:43  
  11:29
[MIN 2-0]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:10  
Acy 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST)  11:03
[SAC 3-2]
 
  10:46
[MIN 4-3]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  10:42  
  10:36 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Acy Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gay (2 AST)  10:28
[SAC 5-4]
 
  10:14 Dieng Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
  10:02 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:02
[SAC 6-4]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:02
[SAC 7-4]
 
  09:50
[MIN 7-7]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:35
[SAC 9-7]
 
  09:28
[MIN 9-9]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  09:28  
  09:28
[MIN 10-9]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:19
[SAC 11-10]
 
  09:05
[MIN 12-11]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  08:55  
  08:54 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:45 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST) 
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:36 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:22 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:21  
Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  08:16  
  08:12
[MIN 14-11]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Acy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Washington)  08:12  
  08:12
[MIN 15-11]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:58 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:48 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:48  
Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  07:39  
  07:38 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:30 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:29  
Koufos Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  07:21
[SAC 13-15]
 
  07:03 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:03  
Acy Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  06:50  
  06:41 Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:41  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  06:24  
  06:18
[MIN 17-13]
Wiggins Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:14  
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  06:01
[SAC 15-17]
 
Acy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  05:48  
  05:48 Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:48 Team Rebound 
Acy Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein  05:48  
  05:48
[MIN 18-15]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:37
[SAC 18-18]
 
  05:23 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:21 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:47
[MIN 20-18]
Towns Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
  04:40 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Orr) 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Casspi  04:40  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Belinelli  04:40  
  04:40 Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith 
Gay Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Cauley-Stein Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  04:22  
  04:22 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:22 Team Rebound 
  04:22 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:22  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  04:03
[SAC 21-20]
 
  03:48 Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:47  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:39
[SAC 23-20]
 
  03:22
[MIN 22-23]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:12 Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:12  
Team Rebound  03:12  
  03:12 Towns Substitution replaced by Prince 
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:12
[SAC 24-22]
 
  02:52
[MIN 24-24]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  02:27  
  02:26 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:23
[MIN 26-24]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:06
[SAC 27-26]
 
  01:49
[MIN 28-27]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Gay Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:27
[SAC 29-28]
 
Gay Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  01:13  
  01:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gay Substitution replaced by Collison  01:13  
  01:13 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
  01:13 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  01:13 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:13 Team Rebound 
  01:13 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:11  
Casspi Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:56.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:44.9 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:43.8  
Cauley-Stein Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:32.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:27.9 Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:26.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:22.8 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:22.4  
  00:03.0 Prince Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington) 
Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  00:02.8  
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (27-44) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-48)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[MIN 30-29]
Smith Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:24  
Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Team Rebound 
  11:10 Jones Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
  10:49 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:49  
Team Rebound  10:49  
Koufos Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:49
[SAC 30-30]
 
  10:36 Prince Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:22  
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:21  
  10:18 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:18  
Team Rebound  10:18  
  10:18 Prince Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:18  
  10:18 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:08 Bjelica Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cauley-Stein (1 BLK) 
  10:07 Team Rebound 
  10:07 Smith Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  10:02
[MIN 32-30]
Bjelica Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38 Bjelica Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (T Washington) 
  09:38 Bjelica Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Koufos Hook Shot: Missed  09:26  
Team Rebound  09:25  
Belinelli Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  09:21
[SAC 32-32]
 
  09:02 Jones Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:01  
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST)  08:52
[SAC 35-32]
 
  08:40 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Belinelli (1 ST) 
Collison Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:36  
  08:36  
  08:25 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:24  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  08:15  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:14  
Casspi Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST)  08:10
[SAC 37-32]
 
  07:57 Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  07:49 Bjelica Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Washington) 
Belinelli Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  07:37  
  07:29 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:28
[MIN 34-37]
Muhammad Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Belinelli (1 AST)  07:18
[SAC 39-34]
 
  07:02 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:01  
  06:51 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:51
[SAC 40-34]
 
  06:51 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  06:51 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Gay  06:51  
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:51  
  06:51 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:37 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:35
[MIN 36-40]
Bjelica Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Belinelli Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  06:20  
  06:00 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:59  
  05:59 Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:59  
Team Rebound  05:59  
  05:59 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns 
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Rondo  05:59  
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:59
[SAC 41-36]
 
  05:46 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:46  
  05:46 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:46  
Team Rebound  05:46  
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:46
[SAC 42-36]
 
  05:34
[MIN 38-42]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  05:34  
  05:34
[MIN 39-42]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK)  05:20  
Team Rebound  05:20  
Casspi Substitution replaced by Acy  05:20  
  05:19 Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:19  
Team Rebound  05:19  
  05:19 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:19  
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:19  
Koufos Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:17 Team Rebound 
  04:59 Towns Hook Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:58  
Gay Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:46
[SAC 44-39]
 
Koufos Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Orr)  04:36  
  04:24 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:23 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:22
[MIN 41-44]
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Collison Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:11 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:04 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:03  
Gay Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Acy (1 AST)  03:58
[SAC 46-41]
 
  03:49 Team Timeout : Short 
Collison Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  03:39  
  03:39 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:39 Team Rebound 
  03:39
[MIN 42-46]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gay Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:07 Towns Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (2 BLK) 
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:06  
Koufos Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST)  03:04  
  02:54
[MIN 44-46]
Towns Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Koufos Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST)  02:34  
  02:27
[MIN 46-46]
Jones Jump Bank Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
Acy Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein  02:19  
Koufos Hook Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  02:00  
  01:59 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:46 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Koufos Driving Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  01:31
[SAC 48-46]
 
  01:08
[MIN 48-48]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Koufos Hook Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:32.0
[MIN 50-48]
Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.8  
  00:04.9 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.4 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (27-44) Minnesota Timberwolves (23-48)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[MIN 52-48]
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Gay Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J Orr)  11:26  
Gay Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  11:26  
  11:13
[MIN 54-48]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST) 
Rondo Driving Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS)  10:54
[SAC 50-54]
 
  10:53 Mitchell Technical (J Orr) 
Gay Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  10:53
[SAC 51-54]
 
  10:33
[MIN 57-51]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Rondo Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (T Washington)  10:16  
Rondo Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:16  
  10:04 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:03  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  09:55
[SAC 53-57]
 
Gay Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  09:40  
  09:40
[MIN 58-53]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  09:40
[MIN 59-53]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:10 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
Team Rebound  09:00  
Anderson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  08:57
[SAC 55-59]
 
  08:40 Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (4 BLK)  08:15  
Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:14  
Acy Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK)  08:11  
  08:10 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:07 Towns Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (L Richardson) 
  08:07 Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  07:50  
  07:50 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:50 Team Rebound 
  07:50 LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  07:50  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  07:26  
Koufos Layup Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:19
[MIN 61-55]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:19  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Belinelli  07:19  
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gay (3 AST)  07:09
[SAC 57-61]
 
  06:56
[MIN 63-57]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
  06:39 Rubio Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Orr) 
  06:39 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:24
[MIN 65-57]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
Koufos Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  06:12
[SAC 59-65]
 
Belinelli Foul: Personal (1 PF) (L Richardson)  06:00  
  05:54 LaVine Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Acy Substitution replaced by Casspi  05:54  
Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO)  05:37  
  05:21
[MIN 67-59]
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  05:05 Dieng Violation:Kicked Ball (J Orr) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  05:00
[SAC 61-67]
 
  04:38 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:36 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:36
[MIN 69-61]
Wiggins Putback Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Jones (3 ST)  04:25  
  04:21
[MIN 71-61]
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Rondo Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J Orr)  04:11  
Rondo Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  04:11  
Gay Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein  04:11  
  04:01
[MIN 73-61]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  04:01  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:01  
  04:01
[MIN 74-61]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
Koufos Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  03:34  
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:30 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:06 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Collison  03:06  
Collison Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:46
[SAC 63-74]
 
  02:28 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:27 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:27
[MIN 76-63]
Towns Tip Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
  02:16 Towns Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:16
[SAC 64-76]
 
  02:16 Towns Substitution replaced by Smith 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:16
[SAC 65-76]
 
  01:57
[MIN 78-65]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST)  01:40
[SAC 68-78]
 
Belinelli Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  01:33  
  01:33 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:33 Team Rebound 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Acy  01:33  
  01:33 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  01:33
[MIN 79-68]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:16 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:04
[MIN 81-68]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Casspi Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:51.7
[SAC 70-81]
 
  00:42.6
[MIN 84-70]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  00:29.0 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:29.0
[SAC 71-84]
 
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:29.0
[SAC 72-84]
 
  00:02.9 LaVine Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  00:02.1 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:02.1 Smith Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Cauley-Stein Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Belinelli (2 AST)  11:42
[SAC 74-84]
 
Acy Violation:Defensive Goaltending (L Richardson)  11:27  
  11:27
[MIN 86-74]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:12
[SAC 77-86]
 
Cauley-Stein Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  10:52  
  10:52 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:52 Team Rebound 
  10:52
[MIN 87-77]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  10:37 Muhammad Foul: Personal (2 PF) (L Richardson) 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Rondo  10:37  
Belinelli Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:24
[SAC 79-87]
 
  10:00
[MIN 89-79]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jones (5 AST) 
Collison Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  09:43
[SAC 81-89]
 
  09:26 Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:25  
Collison Layup Shot: Missed  09:19  
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:18  
Cauley-Stein Tip Layup Shot: Missed  09:18  
Acy Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:18  
Acy Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:17
[SAC 83-89]
 
  09:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:17 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  09:17 Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  09:04 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  08:51
[SAC 85-89]
 
  08:45 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Acy Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST)  08:42
[SAC 87-89]
 
  08:42 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:42 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  08:26
[MIN 91-87]
Smith Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Rondo Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Orr)  08:26  
  08:26
[MIN 92-87]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Cauley-Stein Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:58 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Koufos  07:58  
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Acy Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Washington)  07:27  
Collison Substitution replaced by Casspi  07:27  
  07:19
[MIN 95-87]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Belinelli Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  07:02  
  07:02 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:02 Team Rebound 
Acy Substitution replaced by Gay  07:02  
  07:02 LaVine Turnover : Lane Violation (5 TO) 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:46 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:34 Smith Substitution replaced by Prince 
  06:28 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:28  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  06:14  
Koufos Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  06:13  
Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:07
[SAC 89-95]
 
  05:54 LaVine Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (6 TO) 
  05:54  
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Collison  05:54  
Casspi Dunk Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  05:40
[MIN 97-89]
LaVine Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Koufos Hook Shot: Missed  05:15  
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:11  
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
Koufos Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  05:04  
Koufos Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:03
[SAC 91-97]
 
  04:47 Towns Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:45  
  04:39 Towns Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr) 
Koufos Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:39  
Team Rebound  04:39  
  04:39 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Koufos Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:39  
  04:39 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  04:16
[MIN 99-91]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
Koufos Rebound (Off:8 Def:7)  04:01  
Koufos Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:01
[SAC 93-99]
 
  03:40 Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  03:39  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:11
[MIN 102-93]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Rondo Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  02:38  
  02:38
[MIN 103-93]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:38
[MIN 104-93]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (6 TO)  02:27  
Koufos Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  02:16  
  02:16 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:16 Team Rebound 
  02:16
[MIN 105-93]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:08
[SAC 95-105]
 
  01:49
[MIN 107-95]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST) 
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
Gay Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Orr)  01:35  
  01:35 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
  01:35
[MIN 108-95]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  01:26
[SAC 97-108]
 
Koufos Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  01:09  
  01:09
[MIN 109-97]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:09
[MIN 110-97]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Koufos Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  01:00
[SAC 99-110]
 
  00:52.8
[MIN 112-99]
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Rubio (12 AST) 
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  00:37.3
[SAC 102-112]
 
  00:18.9 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Collison Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  00:15.0
[SAC 104-112]
 
Rondo Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  00:12.0  
  00:12.0 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:12.0 Team Rebound 
  00:12.0
[MIN 113-104]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
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