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CP3, Clippers win 4th straight, 99-79 over Timberwolves


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Mar 30 2016 11:40PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With a showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder looming on Thursday, the Los Angeles Clippers didn't want to mess around and expend too much energy against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

That his young Timberwolves provided so little resistance to the Clippers' get-in-and-get-out approach left coach Sam Mitchell fuming in the end.

Chris Paul had 20 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds, and the Clippers bullied the Timberwolves in a 99-79 victory on Wednesday night.

"He's just an incredible player. He has a great feel for the game," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of Paul, who sat the fourth quarter for the fourth straight game. "He knew, like in that third quarter, that we needed to stretch it a bit. I thought he was really pushing the guys offensively. He's engaged."

Los Angeles never trailed in the game and led by as many as 33 early in the fourth quarter.

J.J. Redick scored 17 points and DeAndre Jordan had 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks as they gear up for Blake Griffin's return on Sunday. The Clippers held Minnesota to 34.5 percent shooting and only turned the ball over seven times.

"It's been a tough season for all of us not knowing who is going to play on a nightly basis," Paul said. "Finding our rhythm now and sitting these fourth quarters has been great."

Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have been humming along with one of the league's best offenses since the All-Star break until they hit the Clippers wall. Andrew Wiggins had just seven points and six turnovers and left the game midway through the third quarter with a lacerated chin.

Mitchell blasted the team in a 31-second rant after the game and left without taking questions. He called it the worst game of the season and said some on the 25-50 team believe they are further along than they really are.

"He can say what he wants, but it just wasn't a very good game for us," said Zach LaVine, who was scoreless on 0-for-6 shooting. "Our offense was stagnant. We didn't make a lot of shots. We weren't physical and they were just playing better than us."

Griffin is set to return on Sunday after missing every game since Christmas because of a quadriceps injury and a four-game suspension for punching an assistant equipment manager.

The Clippers squeezed the life out of the Wolves in the first half, shutting off the passing lanes, swatting away shots at the rim and allowing few clean looks from the perimeter. Ricky Rubio, LaVine and Gorgui Dieng combined to miss their first 15 shots, Wiggins started 2 for 7 and the Wolves shot just 27.3 percent and managed 34 points in the first 24 minutes.

Towns was the only Wolves players to have any success. He hit his first three shots, including two 3s, but grew frustrated with Jordan's physical brand of defense and picked up a technical foul with 4 minutes to play in the half. Mitchell sat his star rookie for the rest of the half to let him cool off.

MITCHELL'S RANT

For the first time all season, Mitchell stepped to the dais and did not ask for questions to start.

"Worst game; didn't set screens, didn't pass the ball," he said. "I didn't even recognize us at the start of the game.

"Like I told them, I wish (the media) would stop asking me questions about how good they can be. We have 25 wins. They still have to learn how to play basketball. They still got to grow up. They still got to understand, they played a team that's a real playoff team tonight. You saw what happened.

"We're not ready yet. So I wish they would stop reading the newspapers, stop talking to their friends because we're not good enough to just show up and play. That was the worst game we've played all year."

TIP-INS

Clippers: F Paul Pierce did not make the trip for the two games because of a sprained right ankle. ... In a schedule quirk, this was the start of the fourth straight set of back-to-backs for the Clippers, who have played two in a row following two days off for each of those sets. ... Former Timberwolves lottery pick Wesley Johnson had two blocks.

Timberwolves: Wiggins left the game midway through the third quarter after taking a shot to the face. He was dubbed questionable to return, but the blowout took care of that. ... Towns was the only starter in double figures.

UP NEXT

Clippers: Visit Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Timberwolves: Visit Utah on Friday.


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LAC
MIN
     
    • 44.0%

    • 34.5%

    • 29.0%

    • 34.8%

    • 88.9%

    • 64.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAC MIN
Total Rebounds 41 53
Offensive Rebounds 7 14
Turnovers 7 16
Fast Break Pts: 19 6
Biggest Lead: 33 0
Points in the Paint: 44 30
LAC MIN
p Paul   20 Towns   16
rb 2 players   8 Towns   11
a Paul   16 3 players   4
s 2 players   2 2 players   1
b Jordan   3 Dieng   1
 
  • 11/29 - MIN 99 @ LAC 107
  • 12/07 - LAC 110 @ MIN 106
  • 02/03 - MIN 108 @ LAC 102
  • 03/30 - LAC 99 @ MIN 79
Los Angeles Clippers (47-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Mbah a Moute F 20:40 3-5 0-1 1-1 +15 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 7
W. Johnson F 28:12 3-6 0-2 1-1 +5 0 5 5 0 3 1 1 2 0 7
D. Jordan C 29:32 5-7 0-0 1-3 +29 3 5 8 0 1 0 1 3 0 11
J. Redick G 27:00 6-15 4-12 1-1 +31 0 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 17
C. Paul G 30:31 6-16 1-4 7-7 +34 2 6 8 16 1 1 2 0 1 20
J. Green   29:00 4-10 0-3 2-2 +6 0 3 3 1 3 1 0 2 0 10
J. Crawford   17:52 3-6 1-3 3-3 +16 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 10
A. Rivers   14:31 4-6 2-2 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 10
C. Aldrich   11:51 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 2 2 0 2
P. Prigioni   17:29 0-5 0-3 0-0 -13 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
C. Wilcox   07:02 1-6 1-1 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
J. Ayres   06:19 1-1 0-0 0-0 -11 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
P. Pierce NWT - Sprained Right Ankle/Right Knee Co
Total   240 37-84 9-31 16-18   7 34 41 26 17 8 7 9 1 99
  44.0% 29.0% 88.9%   team rebs: 5 total to: 8
Minnesota Timberwolves (25-50)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 24:29 3-9 1-2 0-0 -13 0 0 0 1 3 1 6 0 0 7
G. Dieng F 21:37 1-6 0-0 1-2 -18 2 8 10 2 2 0 0 1 1 3
K. Towns C 23:29 7-13 2-3 0-0 -26 4 7 11 1 2 0 3 0 1 16
Z. LaVine G 22:11 0-6 0-0 0-0 -23 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 0
R. Rubio G 25:11 2-9 2-4 3-3 -23 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 9
N. Bjelica   20:10 4-5 1-1 5-6 -2 2 5 7 1 2 0 1 0 1 14
T. Jones   22:49 1-10 0-7 0-0 +2 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2
T. Prince   19:48 4-9 0-1 0-0 -12 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
S. Muhammad   26:07 5-12 0-0 1-4 -1 2 6 8 4 2 0 2 0 4 11
G. Smith   16:48 0-1 0-0 1-2 +7 1 5 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
A. Payne   11:02 0-3 0-2 0-0 -7 0 4 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
D. Rudez   06:19 3-4 2-3 0-0 +11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Total   240 30-87 8-23 11-17   14 39 53 20 15 2 16 1 9 79
  34.5% 34.8% 64.7%   team rebs: 13 total to: 16

inactive

  • Clippers: Dawson, Griffin
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Clippers: --
  • Timberwolves: Towns

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #4 Sean Wright, #29 Mark Lindsay, #21 Dedric Taylor
  • Attendance: 12252
  • Duration: 2:06
Los Angeles Clippers (47-27) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-50)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Jordan (Paul gains possession)
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  11:43
[LAC 3-0]
 
  11:20 Rubio Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK) 
  11:18 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:15 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:14  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  10:50
[LAC 6-0]
 
  10:29 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK) 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:27  
Mbah a Moute 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:05
[MIN 3-6]
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:30 Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:28  
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  09:15  
  09:04
[MIN 6-6]
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:36 Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  08:35 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:30 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Team Rebound 
  08:27 Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:26 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:25 Towns Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:19  
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:17  
Jordan Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Lindsay)  08:10  
Jordan Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:10  
Mbah a Moute Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Taylor)  07:58  
  07:49 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Redick Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  07:33
[LAC 8-6]
 
  07:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:15 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:09 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:47 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:46  
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:21 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:20  
Mbah a Moute Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  06:15
[LAC 10-6]
 
  05:56 Dieng Hook Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:55  
Jordan Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:44 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:37 Dieng Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Je Green  05:37  
  05:33
[MIN 8-10]
Towns Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Je Green 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:02  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:49 Rubio Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:48  
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:44
[LAC 12-8]
 
  04:44 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Taylor) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Crawford  04:44  
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  04:44
[LAC 13-8]
 
Jordan Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (S Wright)  04:31  
  04:31
[MIN 9-13]
Rubio Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  04:25 Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Jordan Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  04:18
[LAC 15-9]
 
  03:58
[MIN 11-15]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Paul Driving Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:41
[LAC 17-11]
 
  03:28 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Je Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:27  
  03:24 Wiggins Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:24
[LAC 18-11]
 
Redick Substitution replaced by Rivers  03:24  
  03:24 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  03:24 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:24 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince 
  03:24 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:24
[LAC 19-11]
 
  03:08 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:07  
  03:07 Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Taylor) 
  02:53 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Je Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:53
[LAC 20-11]
 
Je Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:53
[LAC 21-11]
 
  02:36
[MIN 13-21]
Prince Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:01
[MIN 15-21]
Muhammad Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
  01:45 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:45
[LAC 22-15]
 
Jordan Substitution replaced by Aldrich  01:45  
  01:45 Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:45
[LAC 23-15]
 
  01:25 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:24  
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:14
[LAC 25-15]
 
Paul Substitution replaced by Prigioni  01:04  
  00:56.9
[MIN 17-25]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Crawford Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:36.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:29.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:27.9  
Crawford Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:06.5
[LAC 27-17]
 
  00:02.9 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Je Green (1 BLK) 
  00:01.5 Team Rebound 
  00:00.3 Bjelica Jump Shot: Missed Block: Je Green (2 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (47-27) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-50)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Muhammad Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aldrich (1 ST) 
  11:48 Muhammad Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Taylor) 
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  11:14  
  11:14
[MIN 18-27]
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:14 Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:14  
Aldrich Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:59  
  10:45 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:44 Team Rebound 
Je Green Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Taylor)  10:44  
  10:36 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:35
[MIN 20-27]
Bjelica Tip Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  10:11 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS)  10:11
[LAC 28-20]
 
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  10:11
[LAC 29-20]
 
  10:11 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Crawford Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS)  10:11
[LAC 30-20]
 
  10:01 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (1 ST) 
Je Green Layup Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:51 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:41
[MIN 22-30]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Je Green Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Team Rebound 
  09:10 Muhammad Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Aldrich (1 BLK) 
Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:08  
Aldrich Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:02  
  08:42 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:41  
Prigioni Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:17 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed Block: Aldrich (2 BLK) 
  08:16 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:15
[MIN 24-30]
Muhammad Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:42 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:41 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:36
[MIN 27-30]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:35  
  07:35 Smith Substitution replaced by Towns 
  07:35 Prince Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  07:35 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  07:35 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Aldrich Substitution replaced by Jordan  07:35  
Prigioni Substitution replaced by Paul  07:35  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  07:35  
Je Green Substitution replaced by Johnson  07:35  
  07:23 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:23  
Team Rebound  07:23  
Jordan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:23  
  07:23 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  07:09 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:08  
Crawford Substitution replaced by Redick  07:08  
Paul Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST)  07:00
[LAC 32-27]
 
  06:43 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:42  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:32 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:23 Towns Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  06:16  
  06:09 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:08  
Paul Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:47  
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:46  
Jordan Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:46  
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:45  
  05:45 Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright) 
  05:45  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wright)  05:13  
  05:05 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:04 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:58 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Jordan Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  04:44
[LAC 34-27]
 
Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Lindsay)  04:21  
  04:18 Towns Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Wright) 
  04:18 Towns Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:02  
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:58 Team Rebound 
  03:58 Towns Technical (S Wright) 
Redick Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  03:58
[LAC 35-27]
 
  03:58 Towns Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:44 LaVine Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:43  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:20 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  03:19 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Mbah a Moute Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  03:18  
  03:18 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:18 Team Rebound 
  03:18
[MIN 28-35]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  03:08
[LAC 38-28]
 
  02:51 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:46  
  02:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:46 Jump Ball Rubio vs Paul (Jordan gains possession) 
Jordan Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  02:25
[LAC 40-28]
 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  01:58  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (S Wright)  01:58  
  01:58
[MIN 29-40]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Je Green  01:58  
  01:58
[MIN 30-40]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  01:46  
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:44  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:35 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:28 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
  01:27 Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:27
[LAC 41-30]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:27
[LAC 42-30]
 
  01:16 LaVine Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Mbah a Moute Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Je Green (1 AST)  01:05
[LAC 44-30]
 
  00:49.9 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:48.6 Team Rebound 
Je Green Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Taylor)  00:48.6  
  00:48.6
[MIN 31-44]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:48.6 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:48.6  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
  00:30.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:17.8
[MIN 34-44]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.8  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Rivers  00:17.8  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Crawford  00:17.8  
  00:17.8 Smith Substitution replaced by Prince 
  00:17.8 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  00:01.4
[LAC 47-34]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (47-27) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-50)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:46  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  11:13 Towns Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:53
[MIN 36-47]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  10:15
[MIN 38-47]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST)  09:53
[LAC 49-38]
 
  09:53 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Taylor) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:53
[LAC 50-38]
 
  09:37
[MIN 40-50]
Dieng Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Jordan Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST)  09:22
[LAC 52-40]
 
  09:08 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST) 
Redick Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST)  09:04
[LAC 54-40]
 
  09:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:41 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:28
[LAC 56-40]
 
  08:11
[MIN 42-56]
Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:48 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:33
[MIN 44-56]
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Redick Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:13 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:09 LaVine Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK) 
  07:09 Team Rebound 
  07:01 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:00  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (11 AST)  06:54
[LAC 58-44]
 
  06:40
[MIN 47-58]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Paul (12 AST)  06:21
[LAC 61-47]
 
  06:04 Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:03  
Mbah a Moute Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (13 AST)  06:00
[LAC 63-47]
 
  06:00 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
  06:00 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  06:00 Dieng Substitution replaced by Smith 
  06:00 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince 
Mbah a Moute Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  06:00
[LAC 64-47]
 
  05:39 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  05:34 Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  05:33 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Paul Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wright)  05:25  
  05:20 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:19  
Paul Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  05:00  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Je Green  05:00  
Redick Violation:Kicked Ball (M Lindsay)  04:51  
  04:41 Prince Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Je Green (1 ST) 
Je Green 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:32 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:27 Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (3 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:25  
Je Green Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (14 AST)  04:17
[LAC 66-47]
 
  04:02 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:01  
Je Green Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:47 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:36 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:34
[MIN 49-66]
Muhammad Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
Paul Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:16  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  03:01 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:00  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:00  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Crawford  03:00  
  03:00 Smith Substitution replaced by Payne 
  03:00 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Redick 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Paul (15 AST)  02:46
[LAC 69-49]
 
  02:28
[MIN 51-69]
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (2 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:48 Towns Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:47  
Paul Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:25
[LAC 71-51]
 
  01:08 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:07  
Paul Running Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Redick (2 AST)  01:03
[LAC 73-51]
 
  00:47.9 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:45.4  
Jordan Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Redick (3 AST)  00:43.6
[LAC 75-51]
 
  00:43.6 Jones Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Lindsay) 
  00:43.6 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
Redick Substitution replaced by Rivers  00:43.6  
Jordan Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  00:43.6
[LAC 76-51]
 
  00:22.5
[MIN 53-76]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (3 AST) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (16 AST)  00:00.6
[LAC 79-53]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:42
[LAC 81-53]
 
  11:20
[MIN 55-81]
Prince Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST) 
Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:54 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:39 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:32 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:32 Team Rebound 
Rivers Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (S Wright)  10:32  
  10:23 Payne Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aldrich (2 ST) 
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:11
[LAC 83-55]
 
  09:49
[MIN 57-83]
Bjelica Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
  09:32 Bjelica Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Taylor) 
Aldrich Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST)  09:32
[LAC 85-57]
 
  09:15 Prince 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:14 Team Rebound 
Je Green Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (M Lindsay)  09:14  
  09:09 Muhammad Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST)  08:50
[LAC 88-57]
 
  08:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:29 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:26 Bjelica Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Crawford (2 ST) 
  08:07 Muhammad Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright) 
Rivers Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:44 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:42 Prince Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:28
[MIN 59-88]
Prince Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Payne (2 AST) 
Je Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:14
[LAC 90-59]
 
Crawford Substitution replaced by Wilcox  07:02  
  06:55 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Je Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:53  
Je Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:45
[LAC 92-59]
 
  06:35 Payne Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:34  
Je Green 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:21 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  06:19  
  06:19
[MIN 60-92]
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:19 Prince Substitution replaced by Rudez 
Rivers Substitution replaced by Johnson  06:19  
Aldrich Substitution replaced by Ayres  06:19  
  06:19
[MIN 61-92]
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Je Green Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST)  05:56
[LAC 94-61]
 
  05:40
[MIN 64-94]
Rudez 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Payne (3 AST) 
Wilcox Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:23 Rudez 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:21  
Ayres Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (3 AST)  05:05
[LAC 96-64]
 
  04:48
[MIN 67-96]
Rudez 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:22
[MIN 70-96]
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Payne (4 AST) 
Prigioni Layup Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:59
[MIN 72-96]
Muhammad Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:58  
  03:58  
  03:58 Payne Substitution replaced by Smith 
Wilcox Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:20
[MIN 74-96]
Bjelica Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Wilcox Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:53 Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:45 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ayres Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:44  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Wilcox Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Lindsay)  02:22  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
Wilcox Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Taylor)  02:14  
  02:14 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  02:14
[MIN 75-96]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Wilcox 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (4 AST)  01:57
[LAC 99-75]
 
Ayres Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Taylor)  01:39  
  01:39 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:39 Team Rebound 
  01:39 Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:39  
Wilcox Jump Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Ayres Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Lindsay)  01:05  
  01:05
[MIN 76-99]
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:05
[MIN 77-99]
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Prigioni Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  00:55.2  
  00:48.9 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Je Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:47.9  
Wilcox Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:25.7
[MIN 79-99]
Rudez Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (4 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:00.7  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
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LAC
2nd Pacific
53
29
8-2
29-12
24-17
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAC
2 players 23.8
2 players 16.3
2 players 7.3
2 players 2.7
2 players 2.2
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