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Wiggins, Wolves hold off late charge by Suns in 121-116 win


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Mar 29 2016 12:17AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A 20-point lead had disappeared in a matter of minutes, and the Minnesota Timberwolves were in danger of succumbing to the small-ball Phoenix Suns for the second time in just over two weeks.

This time they dug deep and held on, the latest sign of a young group coming together.

Andrew Wiggins scored 32 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 27 points and 10 boards and the Timberwolves beat the Suns 121-116 on Monday night for their third win in four games.

Wiggins needed just 13 field goal attempts to score his points. He made a career-high 17 of 21 free throws and 3 of 5 3-pointers and also blocked three shots. Minnesota shot 50.6 percent and turned 21 Suns turnovers into 26 points.

"It's a process and this can lead into next year," Wiggins said. "We don't want to stop. We play hard for a reason. We're building something here."

Devin Booker scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Suns mounted a furious comeback from 20 down. Brandon Knight scored 30 points and tied a career high with seven 3-pointers, but the Suns lost for the eighth time in their last 11 games.

Much like the last game in Phoenix, when the Suns went small to rally and beat the Wolves on a last-second 3 from Mirza Teletovic, coach Earl Watson employed a similar lineup to force Wolves coach Sam Mitchell to remove stalwart big man Gorgui Dieng.

A 23-4 run trimmed a 20-point deficit to one point midway through the fourth quarter and Booker hit a 3 for a 112-110 lead with under 3 minutes to play.

The Suns had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but Teletovic rushed a turnaround 3 in the corner and the Wolves hung on.

"I was just trying to get to the 3-point line as soon as possible and try to get it up before they try to foul me because we needed three points to get to overtime," Teletovic said.

Teletovic scored 19 points and Alex Len had 14 points and 13 boards.

Ricky Rubio had 17 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for Minnesota.

PLAY OF THE GAME

After the Wolves fell behind on Booker's 3, Rubio hit a 3 of his own, then baited Booker into an ill-advised pass just over the halfcourt stripe. Rubio leaped in front for the steal and fed LaVine for a dunk that gave the Wolves a 117-112 lead with 90 seconds to play.

"Booker is a great player, but still not a good passer," Rubio said. "He prefers to get to the rim. I saw that chance ... I took a gamble. When you take the gamble you've got to go all for it."

ROOKIE SHOWDOWN

Towns and Booker played together at Kentucky last season and are close friends. Towns has been named the Western Conference's top rookie in each of the first four months of the season, but the baby-faced Booker has put together an impressive March to try to end his buddy's streak.

Towns tried to put that debate to a rest early, racking up 18 points on nine shots in the period. He blew by Jon Leuer before elevating, switching the ball from his left hand to his right in the air and dunking over Teletovic.

But Booker hit 3 of 5 shots in the fourth and 5 of 6 free throws, helping the Suns outscore the Wolves 32-22 in the quarter.

"I thought he was going to score 80 points in the game," Booker said. "You know, he's fun to watch, but at the same time I'm still competitive with him. He's a good friend of mine, my brother for life, but I wish the best for him just not when he plays us."

TIP-INS

Suns: Leuer, a Minnesota native, fought off an illness and played 11 minutes. ... C Tyson Chandler played after being questionable with back spasms, but was limited to 19 minutes because of foul trouble. ... It was Knight's fifth 30-point game of the season, but he scored just three points in the second half.

Timberwolves: Towns' 18 points in the first quarter were the most by a Wolves player in a quarter all season. ... Mitchell said before the game he's given thought to resting Towns, Wiggins and LaVine some down the stretch after the three youngsters have played so many minutes over the last two months. But so far he believes they want to play out the season.

UP NEXT

Suns: Visit Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Timberwolves: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.


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PHX
MIN
     
    • 48.8%

    • 50.6%

    • 45.5%

    • 26.9%

    • 82.6%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX MIN
Total Rebounds 36 41
Offensive Rebounds 7 11
Turnovers 21 18
Fast Break Pts: 14 18
Biggest Lead: 5 20
Points in the Paint: 42 48
PHX MIN
p 2 players   30 Wiggins   32
rb Len   13 Towns   10
a 2 players   5 Rubio   11
s Price   4 Rubio   3
b 2 players   1 Wiggins   3
 
  • 12/13 - MIN 101 @ PHX 108
  • 01/17 - PHX 87 @ MIN 117
  • 03/14 - MIN 104 @ PHX 107
  • 03/28 - PHX 116 @ MIN 121
Phoenix Suns (20-54)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 28:03 2-5 0-3 2-2 -15 2 4 6 2 5 0 1 0 0 6
A. Len F 36:46 7-12 0-0 0-0 +5 3 10 13 1 5 3 5 0 0 14
T. Chandler C 18:37 1-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 3 3 4 5 0 2 0 0 2
D. Booker G 43:16 10-22 2-4 8-9 -4 0 3 3 5 4 0 4 1 1 30
B. Knight G 32:25 10-16 7-11 3-4 -18 0 2 2 5 4 0 5 1 0 30
M. Teletovic   25:38 7-17 3-9 2-4 0 0 4 4 2 4 0 1 0 1 19
C. Budinger   19:57 1-2 1-2 0-0 +10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Leuer   11:05 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0
R. Price   21:27 3-7 2-4 4-4 +8 0 1 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 12
A. Williams   02:46 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jenkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-84 15-33 19-23   7 29 36 22 34 9 21 2 3 116
  48.8% 45.5% 82.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 21
Minnesota Timberwolves (25-49)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 36:28 6-13 3-5 17-21 +16 1 4 5 2 0 1 1 3 0 32
G. Dieng F 30:10 5-7 0-0 1-1 +6 4 5 9 0 3 2 3 0 0 11
K. Towns C 38:22 10-18 1-3 6-6 +6 2 8 10 5 3 2 1 0 0 27
Z. LaVine G 33:55 6-10 1-5 2-2 -5 0 1 1 1 5 0 3 0 0 15
R. Rubio G 34:14 6-15 2-6 3-4 +7 1 6 7 11 2 3 6 0 2 17
G. Smith   09:38 0-0 0-0 1-2 +1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
S. Muhammad   14:02 5-10 0-3 0-0 -10 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
T. Jones   13:46 1-3 0-2 1-2 -2 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 3
T. Prince   16:04 1-1 0-0 1-2 +13 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
N. Bjelica   13:20 1-4 0-2 0-0 -7 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 2
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-81 7-26 32-40   11 30 41 22 18 10 18 3 2 121
  50.6% 26.9% 80.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Suns: Bledsoe, Warren
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 18
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #5 Kane Fitzgerald, #35 Steven Anderson
  • Attendance: 11141
  • Duration: 2:27
Phoenix Suns (20-54) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-49)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Chandler (Knight gains possession)
Len Hook Shot: Missed  11:48  
  11:47 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:37 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  11:36 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:36
[MIN 2-0]
Dieng Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:17
[PHX 3-2]
 
  11:01 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:54 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Booker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:53  
Len Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Knight Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Fitzgerald)  10:34  
  10:29
[MIN 5-3]
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Knight Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:13
[PHX 5-5]
 
  10:00 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:59  
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:47
[PHX 8-5]
 
  09:29
[MIN 8-8]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Knight Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:11
[PHX 10-8]
 
  08:59
[MIN 10-10]
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Booker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:35 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  08:32  
  08:32
[MIN 11-10]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:32
[MIN 12-10]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  08:14
[PHX 13-12]
 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  08:03  
  08:03
[MIN 13-13]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:03
[MIN 14-13]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Len Jump Shot: Missed  07:42  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:41  
Tucker Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:41
[PHX 15-14]
 
  07:21 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Len (1 ST) 
Booker Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:16
[PHX 17-14]
 
  07:05 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Knight (1 BLK) 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:04  
Booker Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  07:01
[PHX 19-14]
 
  07:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
Chandler Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Brothers)  06:48  
  06:43
[MIN 17-19]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Len Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (2 AST)  06:18
[PHX 21-17]
 
  06:07 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:06  
Knight Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:57  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Teletovic  05:57  
  05:45 Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:44 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:44
[MIN 19-21]
Towns Tip Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Len Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brothers)  05:44  
  05:44 Dieng Turnover : Lane Violation (1 TO) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:31
[MIN 21-21]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  05:18  
Tucker Foul: Inbound (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  05:03  
  05:03
[MIN 22-21]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:03
[MIN 23-21]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Teletovic Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Len (1 AST)  04:47
[PHX 23-23]
 
  04:27 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:26  
Len Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  04:24  
  04:22 Dieng Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO) 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Budinger  04:22  
Len Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Booker (1 AST)  04:13
[PHX 25-23]
 
  04:01
[MIN 25-25]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:40
[MIN 27-25]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Booker 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Knight (1 AST)  03:24
[PHX 28-27]
 
  03:09
[MIN 29-28]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Len Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Anderson)  03:02  
Len Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:02  
Len Substitution replaced by Leuer  03:02  
Teletovic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  02:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:57 Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:57
[MIN 30-28]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:57
[MIN 31-28]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:31
[MIN 33-28]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:28 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Booker Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:28
[PHX 29-33]
 
  02:28 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Booker Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:28
[PHX 30-33]
 
  02:12 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Booker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:10  
  02:04 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Teletovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:04
[PHX 31-33]
 
  02:04 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Booker Substitution replaced by Price  02:04  
Teletovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:50
[MIN 35-31]
Towns Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  01:32
[PHX 34-35]
 
  01:10 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:08
[MIN 37-34]
Muhammad Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:58.6 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:42.2
[MIN 39-34]
Towns Driving Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Teletovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:42.2  
  00:42.2 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince 
  00:42.2
[MIN 40-34]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.2  
  00:33.7 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:17.9 Towns Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Teletovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:16.9  
Price 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Knight (2 AST)  00:02.6
[PHX 37-40]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (20-54) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-49)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Teletovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:41  
  11:31 Prince Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
Teletovic Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (T Brothers)  11:22  
Teletovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:22  
Teletovic Substitution replaced by Williams  11:22  
Price Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  11:07  
  11:07 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:07 Team Rebound 
  11:07
[MIN 41-37]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Booker Driving Bank shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:53
[PHX 39-41]
 
  10:53 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Booker Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  10:53
[PHX 40-41]
 
  10:36 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Leuer (1 ST) 
Williams Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Anderson)  10:30  
Williams Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO)  10:30  
  10:09 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
  10:05 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:05
[PHX 41-41]
 
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:05
[PHX 42-41]
 
  09:52
[MIN 43-42]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
  09:46 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
Price Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:23 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:21
[MIN 45-42]
Muhammad Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Booker Jump Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:51
[MIN 47-42]
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Booker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:38  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  08:37  
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:36  
Williams Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (T Brothers)  08:36  
Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:36  
  08:36  
Booker Substitution replaced by Knight  08:36  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Tucker  08:36  
Williams Substitution replaced by Len  08:36  
  08:22 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:22  
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  08:02  
  07:55
[MIN 49-42]
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:34  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:14 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Leuer (2 ST) 
Leuer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:12  
  06:57
[MIN 51-42]
Muhammad Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  06:37 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:37
[PHX 43-51]
 
Leuer Substitution replaced by Chandler  06:37  
  06:37 Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  06:37 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  06:37 Smith Substitution replaced by Towns 
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:37
[PHX 44-51]
 
  06:14 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:13  
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  06:03
[PHX 47-51]
 
Knight Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Price Substitution replaced by Booker  05:56  
  05:56 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  05:56 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  05:56
[MIN 52-47]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:56 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:56  
Chandler Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  05:39  
  05:33 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Booker (1 BLK) 
Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:32  
Chandler Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  05:20  
  05:04
[MIN 54-47]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
  04:44 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
Knight Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:44  
Team Rebound  04:44  
Knight Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:44
[PHX 48-54]
 
  04:32 LaVine Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Knight Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  04:24  
  04:19
[MIN 56-48]
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Booker Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:57 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:51
[MIN 58-48]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:49  
Tucker Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  03:33  
  03:19
[MIN 60-48]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  03:07 Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:07
[PHX 49-60]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:07
[PHX 50-60]
 
  02:54
[MIN 63-50]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:26
[MIN 65-50]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  02:16
[PHX 53-65]
 
  01:59 Towns Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:58  
Len Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Knight (3 AST)  01:51
[PHX 55-65]
 
  01:51 Team Timeout : Short 
Booker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  01:41  
  01:41 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:41 Team Rebound 
  01:41 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:41  
Knight Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Chandler (3 AST)  01:29
[PHX 57-65]
 
  01:18 Towns Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (K Fitzgerald) 
  01:18 Towns Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:18 Towns Substitution replaced by Smith 
  01:05 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Knight Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  01:05
[PHX 58-65]
 
Knight Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  01:05
[PHX 59-65]
 
  00:53.9 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:52.9  
Len Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:42.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:34.6 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:33.6  
Chandler Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Knight (4 AST)  00:17.3
[PHX 61-65]
 
Chandler Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  00:06.8  
  00:06.8 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:06.8 Team Rebound 
  00:06.8
[MIN 66-61]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Booker Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:01.2  
  00:00.5 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (20-54) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-49)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Towns Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:42  
Booker Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:29 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Chandler Foul: Personal (4 PF) (T Brothers)  11:14  
  11:10
[MIN 69-61]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
Len Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Booker (2 AST)  10:52
[PHX 63-69]
 
  10:36
[MIN 71-63]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Len Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  10:25  
  10:15
[MIN 73-63]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  10:15  
  10:15
[MIN 74-63]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Booker Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:53 Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Knight Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31
[MIN 76-63]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:29  
Booker Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:09
[PHX 65-76]
 
  08:52 Towns Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  08:50 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:49 LaVine Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Booker Cutting Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Chandler (4 AST)  08:30
[PHX 67-76]
 
  08:23
[MIN 78-67]
LaVine Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Knight Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Towns (2 ST)  08:15  
  08:12 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Len (2 ST) 
Len Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  08:10  
  08:08
[MIN 80-67]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Knight 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS)  07:41
[PHX 70-80]
 
  07:23
[MIN 82-70]
Towns Floating Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rubio (10 AST) 
Len Substitution replaced by Teletovic  07:03  
Booker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Team Rebound 
  06:48 Rubio Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:46 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:42 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:40 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Booker Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Brothers)  06:40  
  06:40 LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince 
Booker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  06:29  
  06:29
[MIN 83-70]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:29
[MIN 84-70]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Knight Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  06:03  
  06:03
[MIN 85-70]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Leuer  06:03  
  06:03
[MIN 86-70]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:00  
  05:57 Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Fitzgerald) 
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST)  05:44
[PHX 73-86]
 
Teletovic Violation:Kicked Ball (T Brothers)  05:22  
  05:20
[MIN 88-73]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Leuer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  05:20  
  05:20
[MIN 89-73]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Booker Driving Bank shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:04
[PHX 75-89]
 
  04:46 Rubio Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Leuer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  04:31  
  04:30 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:20 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Leuer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:19  
Tucker Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Teletovic (1 AST)  04:05
[PHX 77-89]
 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  03:47  
  03:47
[MIN 90-77]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:47
[MIN 91-77]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Teletovic Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (2 BLK)  03:36  
  03:35 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:26 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:24  
Leuer Substitution replaced by Price  03:23  
Booker Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:57
[MIN 93-77]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Knight Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Anderson)  02:57  
  02:57 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  02:57
[MIN 94-77]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
Team Rebound  02:43  
  02:43 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Booker Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:24 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Knight Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:23  
Knight 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Team Rebound 
Tucker Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  02:15  
  02:15
[MIN 95-77]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Knight Substitution replaced by Budinger  02:15  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Len  02:15  
  02:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:15 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:14  
Len Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Booker (3 AST)  01:56
[PHX 79-95]
 
  01:30
[MIN 97-79]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Booker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (3 BLK)  01:13  
  01:12 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Booker Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  01:11  
  01:11
[MIN 98-79]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  01:11 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  01:11
[MIN 99-79]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Teletovic Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:53.1
[PHX 81-99]
 
  00:43.9 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:43.3 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:32.9 Dieng Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Booker Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:31.9  
  00:26.3 Wiggins Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Booker (4 AST)  00:14.7
[PHX 84-99]
 
  00:03.9 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:02.8  
Booker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST)  00:00.6  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Teletovic Layup Shot: Missed  11:46  
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:44  
  11:40 LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Booker Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  11:40
[PHX 85-99]
 
Booker Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  11:40
[PHX 86-99]
 
  11:30 Bjelica Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Price (2 ST) 
Price 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Teletovic (2 AST)  11:17
[PHX 89-99]
 
  11:03 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:02  
Price Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:54 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:46 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:44 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:44 Bjelica Layup Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:40  
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:35 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:20
[MIN 101-89]
Bjelica Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST) 
Teletovic Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Booker (5 AST)  09:59
[PHX 91-101]
 
  09:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:45 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  09:44  
  09:25 LaVine Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Brothers) 
Teletovic Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:11
[PHX 93-101]
 
Price Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Anderson)  08:48  
  08:38 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:37  
Booker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST)  08:29  
Price Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  08:24  
  08:24
[MIN 102-93]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  08:24 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  08:24
[MIN 103-93]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Len Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Price (2 AST)  08:09
[PHX 95-103]
 
  07:55 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Teletovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:54  
Teletovic Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  07:42  
Team Rebound  07:41  
  07:41 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  07:41 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Len Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (T Brothers)  07:37  
Len Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  07:37  
  07:23 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  07:22  
Booker Step Back Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:00
[PHX 97-103]
 
  06:43 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Price (3 ST) 
  06:40 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Booker Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  06:40
[PHX 98-103]
 
Booker Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  06:40
[PHX 99-103]
 
  06:24 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Teletovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:24  
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Price (3 AST)  06:14
[PHX 102-103]
 
  05:55 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Len (3 ST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Price Foul: Personal (4 PF) (S Anderson)  05:41  
  05:41  
  05:27
[MIN 106-102]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Towns (5 AST) 
Booker Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:13  
Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:12  
Len Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:12
[PHX 104-106]
 
  04:57
[MIN 108-104]
Wiggins Jump Bank Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:38
[PHX 107-108]
 
  04:30 Dieng Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (T Brothers) 
  04:30 Dieng Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  04:30 Dieng Substitution replaced by Prince 
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Team Rebound 
  04:11 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Price (4 ST) 
Price Running Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:06
[PHX 109-108]
 
  03:44 Rubio Turnover : Double Dribble (6 TO) 
Teletovic Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:14
[MIN 110-109]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Booker 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  02:55
[PHX 112-110]
 
  02:40
[MIN 113-112]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Booker Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:20  
Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  02:19  
Len Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Len Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  02:04  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:04  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Tucker  02:04  
Price Substitution replaced by Knight  02:04  
  02:04
[MIN 114-112]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  02:04
[MIN 115-112]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Booker Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  01:46  
  01:43
[MIN 117-112]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (11 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:38  
Booker Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Knight (5 AST)  01:34
[PHX 114-117]
 
  01:15 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:14 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Teletovic Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  01:13  
  01:13 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:13 Team Rebound 
  01:13
[MIN 118-114]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
  00:53.4 LaVine Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Teletovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:53.4  
Team Rebound  00:53.4  
Teletovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:53.4
[PHX 115-118]
 
  00:29.9 Wiggins Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  00:29.5  
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
Team Rebound  00:10.1  
  00:10.1 LaVine Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Booker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:10.1  
Team Rebound  00:10.1  
  00:10.1 Rubio Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Booker Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:10.1
[PHX 116-118]
 
  00:10.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:10.1 Dieng Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Len Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  00:08.5  
  00:08.5
[MIN 119-116]
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:08.5 Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:08.2  
Team Timeout : Short  00:08.2  
Teletovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.1  
  00:05.1 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Knight Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:05.1  
  00:05.1
[MIN 120-116]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:05.1
[MIN 121-116]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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