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T-Wolves win 132-129 in 2OTs to hurt Wiz playoff hopes


By IAN QUILLEN
Posted Mar 25 2016 11:59PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Randy Wittman has been trying to fix his team's defensive issues all year. After Washington's crushing, double-overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, it might be too late.

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Timberwolves to a 132-129 victory that sank the Wizards further behind in their pursuit of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

"It didn't come down to the last play," said Wittman, whose team gave up 62 first-half points against a team that has only 12 road victories. "We lost the game in the first half, the way we came out and played absolutely zero defense and allowed them to feel good about themselves."

John Wall had 22 points and 16 assists for the Wizards, who lost starting forward Markieff Morris following the first quarter with a left calf issue.

Bradley Beal scored 26 points, and Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 14 rebounds as 10th-place Washington fell 3 1/2 games behind Detroit for the Eastern Conference's eighth playoff spot.

"Pretty devastating," Wall said of the loss. "We know how important it was. Probably the game of the year."

Beal missed open, potential winning 3-pointers to end regulation and the first overtime. Gortat missed a pair of free throws that could've put Washington ahead in the second extra period.

That combined with more subpar defense late allowed the Timberwolves to come from behind at the end of regulation and both overtimes.

"It's a horrible loss, just plain and simple," Beal said. "There's no explanation about it. We shouldn't have lost that game."

The Wizards now have 10 games remaining, with the next five of those come on a West Coast road trip that includes a visit to NBA leaders Golden State and both Los Angeles teams.

"We need to play desperate," Beal said. "We have no other choice."

Minnesota hit all 22 of its foul shots for its first back-to-back wins since Feb. 3 and 6. Zach LaVine scored 25 points for the Timberwolves and Gorgui Dieng had 18 while playing a key role down the stretch.

Down five with 2:13 left in the second overtime, Andrew Wiggins had a put-back shot and Dieng made a pair of jumpers, the second off LaVine's pass to put Minnesota up 130-129.

After Jared Dudley missed a 3-pointer for Washington, Dieng fouled Gortat on the rebound. Gortat, who entered shooting 72.4 percent from the line, missed both foul shots.

After a timeout, Towns made a layup off Tayshaun Prince's inbounds feed to push the lead to three with 11.6 seconds left. Dudley missed another 3 from the top of the arc at the buzzer as Minnesota held on.

"It just shows the integrity of our team," Towns said, "to go out there and continuously fight no matter what happens during the game."

COMEBACK KIDS

A young Minnesota squad had already rallied twice to force extra basketball.

Down four in the first overtime, LaVine hit two 3-pointers in a stretch of just over 12 seconds, the second an off-balance shot from the left wing that tied it at 121 with 11.8 seconds left.

To end regulation, Dieng keyed an 8-1 run to help Minnesota pull even. After converting a three-point play, Gorgui's baseline 3-pointer off Wiggins' feed tied it at 109 with 19.9 seconds left.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Towns set a Minnesota rookie rebounding record, pushing his season total to 741. Kevin Love is second in franchise history with 734. ... The Timberwolves have won three of their last five road games after winning three of their previous 24 away from home.

Wizards: Beal's fourth straight start (following a right leg stress reaction) is his longest such stretch since early December. ... With Morris out, Washington began the third quarter with Gortat at center and Nene at forward. ... Wall's double-double was his eighth straight.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host Utah on Saturday.

Wizards: At the Lakers on Sunday.


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MIN
WAS
     
    • 53.1%

    • 50.0%

    • 30.8%

    • 44.8%

    • 100.0%

    • 69.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN WAS
Total Rebounds 42 45
Offensive Rebounds 8 13
Turnovers 14 14
Fast Break Pts: 17 17
Biggest Lead: 7 8
Points in the Paint: 54 46
MIN WAS
p Towns   27 Beal   26
rb Towns   10 Gortat   14
a Rubio   7 Wall   16
s 3 players   2 2 players   2
b Dieng   2 2 players   1
 
  • 03/02 - WAS 104 @ MIN 98
  • 03/25 - MIN 132 @ WAS 129
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-48)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 43:21 4-14 0-4 8-8 +14 2 5 7 3 1 1 2 0 0 16
G. Dieng F 39:54 8-11 1-2 1-1 +17 1 8 9 5 5 0 0 2 1 18
K. Towns C 47:34 12-21 1-2 2-2 +4 1 9 10 5 3 1 4 0 1 27
Z. LaVine G 44:33 10-17 5-9 0-0 +9 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 25
R. Rubio G 44:28 4-12 1-5 4-4 +11 0 5 5 7 5 2 3 0 0 13
T. Jones   13:31 3-6 0-1 2-2 -7 0 0 0 6 2 2 1 0 0 8
S. Muhammad   14:39 2-4 0-1 2-2 -10 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 6
N. Bjelica   13:14 4-5 0-1 2-2 -4 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 10
T. Prince   14:16 2-3 0-1 0-0 -3 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
G. Smith   14:30 2-3 0-0 1-1 -11 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   290 51-96 8-26 22-22   8 34 42 33 22 9 14 2 2 132
  53.1% 30.8% 100.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 14
Washington Wizards (35-37)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
O. Porter Jr. F 44:53 6-13 2-3 0-0 -2 4 9 13 1 5 0 0 1 1 14
M. Morris F 09:44 2-4 1-1 2-2 -3 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 7
M. Gortat C 42:40 8-11 0-0 3-8 -3 8 6 14 2 2 1 5 0 0 19
B. Beal G 45:59 9-18 4-7 4-4 -13 0 4 4 5 2 1 2 0 0 26
J. Wall G 48:42 8-22 3-7 3-3 0 1 2 3 16 3 2 4 0 0 22
M. Thornton   13:43 1-3 0-2 1-2 +13 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
Nene   32:27 8-12 0-1 3-4 -9 0 3 3 4 4 1 1 1 1 19
J. Dudley   31:05 4-8 2-5 0-0 +9 0 3 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 10
G. Temple   11:29 1-3 1-3 0-0 -8 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
R. Sessions   09:18 3-6 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 6
D. Gooden DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hickson DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Oubre Jr. DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   290 50-100 13-29 16-23   13 32 45 37 22 7 14 2 2 129
  50.0% 44.8% 69.6%   team rebs: 11 total to: 17

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Wizards: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 21

arena stats

  • Arena: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #58 Josh Tiven, #64 Justin VanDuyne
  • Attendance: 20356
  • Duration: 2:50
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-48) Washington Wizards (35-37)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gortat vs Towns (Rubio gains possession)
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:29
[WAS 2-0]
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (1 AST) 
Towns Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:08
[MIN 2-2]
 
  10:57 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Team Rebound 
  10:27 Wall 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:26  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST)  10:23  
  10:15
[WAS 4-2]
Porter Jr. Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beal (1 AST) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:03
[MIN 4-4]
 
  09:48
[WAS 6-4]
Gortat Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (2 AST) 
Towns Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:29
[MIN 6-6]
 
  09:18 Beal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:17  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54 Porter Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:53  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39 Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:31
[MIN 9-6]
 
  08:25 Gortat Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J Tiven) 
  08:25 Gortat Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:07
[WAS 9-9]
Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wall (3 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:27 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:26  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:09 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:57
[MIN 11-9]
 
  06:35 Porter Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:34 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:32
[WAS 11-11]
Gortat Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  06:16
[MIN 13-11]
 
Towns Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (J Tiven)  06:02  
  06:02
[WAS 12-13]
Beal Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  05:53 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:52  
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:21 Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  05:07
[MIN 15-12]
 
  04:53 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:51  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  04:31
[MIN 17-12]
 
Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  04:14  
  04:14
[WAS 13-17]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  04:14 Beal Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  04:14
[WAS 14-17]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:43
[WAS 17-17]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wall (4 AST) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  03:26
[MIN 19-17]
 
  03:08 Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:07  
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  03:01
[MIN 21-17]
 
  02:48 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:47 Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:41 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:40  
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:28 Morris Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:27
[WAS 19-21]
Porter Jr. Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:16  
  02:16 Gortat Substitution replaced by Nene 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Jones  02:16  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:16  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Bjelica  02:16  
  02:16 Morris Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:06  
  01:47
[WAS 21-21]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:34
[MIN 23-21]
 
  01:19
[WAS 24-23]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:05
[MIN 25-24]
 
  00:51.9
[WAS 27-25]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wall (5 AST) 
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:37.7  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:35.9
[MIN 27-27]
 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince  00:25.2  
Towns Substitution replaced by Smith  00:25.2  
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  00:17.8  
  00:17.8
[WAS 28-27]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:17.8 Porter Jr. Substitution replaced by Temple 
  00:17.8
[WAS 29-27]
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:06.5 Temple Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (J VanDuyne) 
Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  00:01.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-48) Washington Wizards (35-37)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  11:45  
  11:45 Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:45 Team Rebound 
  11:45
[WAS 30-27]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:20 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (J VanDuyne)  11:20  
  11:00
[WAS 32-27]
Nene Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:48 Sessions Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:48
[MIN 28-32]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:48
[MIN 29-32]
 
  10:33 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:32  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:13  
Muhammad Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  10:09
[MIN 31-32]
 
  09:58
[WAS 34-31]
Nene Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Bjelica Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  09:45
[MIN 33-34]
 
  09:33 Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
  09:33 Nene Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (J Tiven) 
  09:33 Thornton Substitution replaced by Beal 
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  09:25
[MIN 35-34]
 
  09:06
[WAS 36-35]
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nene (2 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST)  08:53
[MIN 37-36]
 
  08:53 Beal Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Tiven) 
  08:53  
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:53
[MIN 38-36]
 
  08:40
[WAS 38-38]
Beal Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Bjelica Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST)  08:22
[MIN 40-38]
 
  08:04 Temple 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:03  
Jones Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  07:59
[MIN 42-38]
 
  07:51 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:50  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Team Rebound 
  07:40 Sessions Substitution replaced by Wall 
  07:19 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST) 
  07:17 Wall Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
  07:17 Temple Substitution replaced by Porter Jr. 
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:17  
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns  07:17  
Prince Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:10
[MIN 44-38]
 
  06:53
[WAS 40-44]
Beal Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan)  06:53  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:53  
  06:53
[WAS 41-44]
Beal Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  06:33  
  06:21 Nene Layup Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:20  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:04  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:34
[WAS 43-44]
Beal Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nene (3 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:06  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  05:02  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:01  
  04:57 Wall Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
  04:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:57 Nene Substitution replaced by Gortat 
Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine  04:57  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dieng  04:57  
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:57
[MIN 45-43]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:57
[MIN 46-43]
 
  04:46
[WAS 45-46]
Beal Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gortat (1 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:14 Gortat Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:12  
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  03:56
[MIN 48-45]
 
  03:30
[WAS 47-48]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wall (6 AST) 
  03:22 Dudley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:22
[MIN 49-47]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:22
[MIN 50-47]
 
  03:10 Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:LaVine (2 ST) 
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:06
[MIN 52-47]
 
  02:50 Wall 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:49  
LaVine Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST)  02:45
[MIN 54-47]
 
  02:38 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
  02:31
[WAS 50-54]
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  02:17
[MIN 57-50]
 
  02:06
[WAS 53-57]
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Wall (7 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:42
[MIN 60-53]
 
  01:20
[WAS 55-60]
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan)  01:20  
  01:20
[WAS 56-60]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST)  01:07
[MIN 62-56]
 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  00:59.2  
  00:59.2 Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:59.2 Team Rebound 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith  00:59.2  
  00:59.2
[WAS 57-62]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.9 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:33.9
[WAS 60-62]
Porter Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dudley (3 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:24.4 Team Rebound 
  00:00.6
[WAS 62-62]
Wall Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dudley (4 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-48) Washington Wizards (35-37)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
  11:27 Nene Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Tiven) 
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  11:15
[MIN 64-62]
 
  10:52
[WAS 64-64]
Gortat Driving Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wall (8 AST) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST)  10:35
[MIN 66-64]
 
  10:14
[WAS 66-66]
Nene Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Porter Jr. (1 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:53 Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:44 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:43 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:32
[WAS 68-66]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nene (4 AST) 
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:05 Nene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:04  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (4 AST)  08:59
[MIN 68-68]
 
  08:42 Porter Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:41  
  08:32 Porter Jr. Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:32
[MIN 69-68]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:32
[MIN 70-68]
 
  08:16 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:15  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Wall (1 ST)  08:10  
  07:59 Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nene (1 BLK)  07:36  
  07:34 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:25
[WAS 70-70]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:24  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:58
[WAS 72-70]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wall (9 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Towns (5 AST)  06:41
[MIN 73-72]
 
  06:23 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:22  
  06:15 Porter Jr. Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Tiven) 
  06:05 Wall Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:05
[MIN 74-72]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:05
[MIN 75-72]
 
  05:49 Porter Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:47  
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  05:36
[MIN 77-72]
 
  05:20 Porter Jr. Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:19  
Dieng 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J VanDuyne)  04:52  
  04:52 Nene Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  04:42 Beal Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  04:40
[WAS 74-77]
Porter Jr. Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Wiggins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J VanDuyne)  04:27  
Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:27  
  04:18 Wall Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:17  
  04:04 Porter Jr. Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:04
[MIN 78-74]
 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:04
[MIN 79-74]
 
  03:41
[WAS 76-79]
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Wall (10 AST) 
  03:27 Beal Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith  03:27  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:11 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:10 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  03:09  
  03:09 Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  03:09  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:09  
  03:09 Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:08  
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:37
[WAS 78-79]
Porter Jr. Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wall (11 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:21 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:11
[WAS 81-79]
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:08  
  02:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:08 Porter Jr. Substitution replaced by Temple 
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  02:08  
  01:52 Temple Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 80-81]
 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince  01:52  
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 81-81]
 
  01:40
[WAS 83-81]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wall (12 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:21
[WAS 86-81]
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wall (13 AST) 
Prince Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:00
[MIN 83-86]
 
  00:48.9 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:45.9  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.7 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:32.9
[WAS 89-83]
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Dudley (5 AST) 
Bjelica Driving Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (5 AST)  00:13.9
[MIN 85-89]
 
Jones Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (J Tiven)  00:07.7  
  00:01.9 Wall 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.1  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (2 ST)  11:47  
  11:43
[WAS 91-85]
Thornton Running Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Prince 3pt Shot: Missed  11:29  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:28  
  11:27 Dudley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Callahan) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:46 Nene 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Team Rebound 
  10:45 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  10:35 Sessions Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Callahan) 
Bjelica Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:24
[MIN 87-91]
 
  10:05
[WAS 93-87]
Nene Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:37
[WAS 95-87]
Sessions Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beal (2 AST) 
  09:24 Nene Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne) 
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:24
[MIN 88-95]
 
Smith Substitution replaced by Towns  09:24  
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:24
[MIN 89-95]
 
  09:06 Nene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST) 
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (6 AST)  09:00
[MIN 91-95]
 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  08:37  
  08:37  
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  08:37  
  08:37 Thornton Substitution replaced by Temple 
  08:37
[WAS 96-91]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:37
[WAS 97-91]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:16  
Prince Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beal (1 ST)  08:12  
  08:09
[WAS 99-91]
Sessions Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beal (3 AST) 
Muhammad Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:53  
Bjelica Substitution replaced by LaVine  07:53  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:53  
Prince Substitution replaced by Dieng  07:53  
  07:39 Beal Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:16
[MIN 93-99]
 
  07:02 Beal Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  07:02 Sessions Substitution replaced by Wall 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:49 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:37 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:36  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (J VanDuyne)  06:13  
  06:13 Nene Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  06:13 Beal Substitution replaced by Porter Jr. 
  05:59 Temple 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:58  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:42
[MIN 95-99]
 
  05:25 Porter Jr. Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:24  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  05:13
[MIN 97-99]
 
  04:51
[WAS 101-97]
Gortat Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:33 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Tiven)  04:20  
  04:20 Temple Substitution replaced by Beal 
  04:11
[WAS 104-97]
Wall 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Beal (4 AST) 
Towns Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (J Tiven)  03:55  
Towns Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  03:55  
  03:37 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:36  
  03:29 Porter Jr. Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:29
[MIN 98-104]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:29
[MIN 99-104]
 
  03:05
[WAS 106-99]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Dudley (6 AST) 
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  02:48
[MIN 101-106]
 
  02:23
[WAS 108-101]
Wall Floating Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
  02:21 Dudley Substitution replaced by Nene 
  02:11 Gortat Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:11
[MIN 102-108]
 
  02:11 Nene Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:11
[MIN 103-108]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J VanDuyne)  02:02  
  01:48 Wall 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:29 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:28  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:11 Beal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:09  
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  01:05
[MIN 105-108]
 
  01:05 Beal Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J VanDuyne) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  01:05
[MIN 106-108]
 
  00:41.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Short  00:41.0  
  00:41.0 Dudley Substitution replaced by Nene 
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST)  00:30.4  
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  00:30.4  
  00:30.4 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:30.4 Team Rebound 
  00:30.4
[WAS 109-106]
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Dieng 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  00:19.9
[MIN 109-109]
 
  00:19.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:19.7 Nene Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Towns Substitution replaced by Prince  00:19.7  
  00:03.9 Wall Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:02.8 Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:01.2 Beal 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
End of 4th Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-48) Washington Wizards (35-37)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Gortat vs Towns (Beal gains possession)
  04:42
[WAS 111-109]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beal (5 AST) 
Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  04:20  
  03:57 Gortat Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:40
[MIN 111-111]
 
  03:14 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:13  
Towns Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  03:02
[MIN 113-111]
 
  02:44
[WAS 113-113]
Nene Driving Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST)  02:21
[MIN 115-113]
 
  02:07 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Gortat Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  02:06  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:06  
  02:06
[WAS 114-115]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:06
[WAS 115-115]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed  01:51  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:50  
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Porter Jr. (1 BLK)  01:48  
  01:45 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  01:45 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:29 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Gortat Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Tiven)  01:15  
  01:14
[WAS 117-115]
Beal Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wall (14 AST) 
  01:03 Nene Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Callahan) 
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wall (2 ST)  01:02  
  00:44.9 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:43.9 Gortat Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  00:27.9
[WAS 119-115]
Nene Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Gortat (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:27.3  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  00:23.9
[MIN 118-119]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J VanDuyne)  00:21.7  
  00:21.7
[WAS 120-118]
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:21.7
[WAS 121-118]
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Dieng (5 AST)  00:11.8
[MIN 121-121]
 
  00:11.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:00.9 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Overtime
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-48) Washington Wizards (35-37)
Start of 2nd OvertimeBack to Top
  04:59 Jump Ball Gortat vs Towns (Dieng gains possession) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:33 Porter Jr. Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  04:10 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:09  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:48 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:33
[WAS 124-121]
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Wall (15 AST) 
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  03:05
[MIN 124-124]
 
  02:50
[WAS 127-124]
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Wall (16 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:48  
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  02:40  
  02:15 Wall Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:14 Gortat Rebound (Off:8 Def:6) 
  02:13
[WAS 129-124]
Gortat Tip Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:56  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:55
[MIN 126-129]
 
  01:31 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:16
[MIN 128-129]
 
  00:50.9 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:50.4  
LaVine Layup Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Team Rebound  00:43.4  
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST)  00:29.9
[MIN 130-129]
 
  00:29.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:29.5 Nene Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Towns Substitution replaced by Prince  00:29.5  
LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Tiven)  00:19.5  
  00:19.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:15.9 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:15.1 Team Rebound 
Dieng Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  00:15.1  
  00:15.1 Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:15.1 Team Rebound 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Towns  00:15.1  
  00:15.1 Dudley Substitution replaced by Temple 
  00:15.1 Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:14.6  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:14.1  
  00:14.1 Gortat Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Rubio  00:14.1  
  00:12.7 Porter Jr. Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (M Callahan) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.7  
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST)  00:11.6
[MIN 132-129]
 
  00:11.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:11.6 Porter Jr. Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  00:11.6 Temple Substitution replaced by Nene 
  00:01.9 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  00:01.0  
End of 2nd Overtime
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29
53
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41
41
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22-19
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