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Mavericks hit 14 3s to grind out much-needed W over Wolves


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Apr 03 2016 7:20PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have dialed in their defense as they make their push toward the playoffs.

Wesley Matthews hit six 3-pointers and scored 19 points and the Mavericks won a game they couldn't afford to lose, 88-78 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

J.J. Barea scored 21 points and the Mavericks (39-38) made 14 of 40 3-pointers to overcome 38.6 percent shooting for their fourth straight victory.

They forced 18 turnovers and held their opponent under 90 points for the fourth straight game as they fight for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference.

Dallas entered the day tied with Utah for seventh in the Western Conference, with the Houston Rockets right on their heels one game behind.

"It's a minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour thing," coach Rick Carlisle said. "You're in the fight and every possession going whistle to whistle could be the one that turns it one way or another.

"With 220 possessions in a game, they all count. So our guys are doing a good job of concentrating and we've got to keep pushing forward."

Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 11 points, 21 rebounds and nine assists for the Timberwolves.

"You're going to get your butt kicked sometimes when you're young," Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said. "There's no way around it."

The Mavericks host the Rockets on Wednesday and have a challenging finish with games against the Grizzlies, at the Clippers and Utah and then home against San Antonio to finish the season.

The schedule made this one against the team with the fifth-worst record in the league a big one for the Mavericks.

But whether they were groggy for the Sunday matinee start or taking a team with 25 wins a little lightly, the Mavericks didn't look sharp on offense. Dirk Nowitzki missed 12 of 16 shots, including three air balls.

"It's a good thing this is a team sport," Nowitzki said. "If this was tennis or track and field I would've been in trouble today, but guys came through."

The Mavericks also got hurt on defense early, with the Wolves shooting 63 percent in the first quarter.

The only things that kept Dallas in the game in the first half were Barea's shot-making and the Wolves' carelessness. The former Timberwolves sparkplug scored 14 points in the first half and the Wolves turned the ball over 11 times.

The Mavericks trailed 57-52 in the third quarter before unleashing a 23-6 surge to put the game away. Matthews hit three 3s during that run and rookie Justin Anderson's defense helped lock down a Minnesota offense that has been one of the most prolific in the league since the All-Star break.

After three quarters, Dallas had made 13 3s while Minnesota had only attempted 13 and outscored the Wolves 20-2 in second-chance points.

Devin Harris scored 16 points off the Dallas bench, which outscored Minnesota's 24-9.

BAREA'S ROLE

Another sign the Mavericks are becoming playoff ready? Barea is putting up big numbers. The fiery guard was integral in the Mavericks' run to the championship in 2011 and he has stepped in for the ailing Deron Williams to help Dallas not miss a beat. Barea is averaging 21.5 points and 6.0 assists in his past six games.

"We're using my strengths to their advantage, using the pick-and-roll with for a shot or to get somebody open," Barea said. "Our defense is picking up and we're being a little more aggressive on defense. That's helped big time."

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Carlisle said Williams (abdominal) is making progress, but is not close to returning to the court. He said Williams has been working hard in his recovery, but there remains no timetable for his return. ... PG Raymond Felton played 18 minutes despite being listed as questionable with a right groin injury.

Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio had nine points and five assists, but left with four minutes to play after taking a shot to the face. ... PG Tyus Jones went 0 for 1 from 3-point range and has missed 21 straight from long range. ... Towns had 13 rebounds and six assists in the first half, becoming just the second player in franchise history to post numbers at least that high. Kevin Garnett had 13 boards and seven assists in a half in 2001.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Houston on Wednesday.

Timberwolves: Visit Golden State on Tuesday.


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DAL
MIN
     
    • 38.6%

    • 40.8%

    • 35.0%

    • 19.0%

    • 58.8%

    • 88.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL MIN
Total Rebounds 44 41
Offensive Rebounds 15 6
Turnovers 10 16
Fast Break Pts: 8 10
Biggest Lead: 18 8
Points in the Paint: 30 32
DAL MIN
p Barea   21 Wiggins   30
rb Anderson   10 Towns   21
a Barea   6 Towns   9
s Harris   2 Wiggins   2
b Mejri   2 Towns   3
 
  • 01/10 - DAL 93 @ MIN 87
  • 01/20 - MIN 94 @ DAL 106
  • 02/28 - MIN 101 @ DAL 128
  • 04/03 - DAL 88 @ MIN 78
Dallas Mavericks (39-38)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Anderson F 23:36 4-4 0-0 1-1 +7 3 7 10 1 1 1 0 1 0 9
D. Nowitzki F 33:03 4-18 2-10 3-4 +4 0 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 13
Z. Pachulia C 22:33 1-3 0-0 0-0 +4 5 4 9 1 5 1 3 0 1 2
W. Matthews G 36:25 6-14 6-13 1-2 -2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 19
J.J. Barea G 34:41 8-19 3-7 2-4 +5 0 3 3 6 1 1 1 0 2 21
S. Mejri   19:22 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 3 2 5 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
D. Harris   31:15 5-13 3-6 3-4 +16 0 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 16
D. Lee   17:23 3-4 0-0 0-2 +9 3 3 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 6
R. Felton   18:03 1-6 0-4 0-0 +4 0 3 3 3 1 0 3 1 0 2
D. Powell   03:39 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. McGee DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Villanueva DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Williams DND - Left Abdominal Strain
Total   240 32-83 14-40 10-17   15 29 44 19 17 6 10 4 4 88
  38.6% 35.0% 58.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
Minnesota Timberwolves (25-52)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 41:04 12-21 1-3 5-5 +3 0 4 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 30
G. Dieng F 23:09 3-7 0-0 2-2 +4 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 8
K. Towns C 44:24 5-13 0-3 1-1 -4 3 18 21 9 3 1 6 3 2 11
Z. LaVine G 30:16 4-11 2-7 1-1 -7 0 3 3 1 5 1 3 0 0 11
R. Rubio G 34:04 2-7 1-4 4-4 +7 0 2 2 5 3 1 2 0 1 9
N. Bjelica   14:12 1-3 0-1 1-1 -21 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3
S. Muhammad   16:23 0-4 0-2 1-2 -19 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
T. Jones   13:56 0-1 0-1 1-2 -17 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
A. Payne   14:15 2-4 0-0 0-0 +1 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 4
T. Prince   08:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 29-71 4-21 16-18   6 35 41 20 18 8 16 4 4 78
  40.8% 19.0% 88.9%   team rebs: 9 total to: 18

inactive

  • Mavericks: Evans, Parsons
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #14 Ed Malloy, #70 Brent Barnaky, #50 Gediminas Petraitis
  • Attendance: 16117
  • Duration: 2:10
Dallas Mavericks (39-38) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-52)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Pachulia (Barea gains possession)
Barea Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  11:41  
  11:39 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:34 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:52 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Matthews Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:13 Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:12 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:09 Towns Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Pachulia (1 ST) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  09:59
[DAL 3-0]
 
  09:44
[MIN 2-3]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
  09:34 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Barnaky) 
Pachulia Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:32  
  09:22 Towns Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (B Barnaky) 
  09:22 Towns Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Pachulia Layup Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Pachulia Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy)  09:10  
  09:00
[MIN 4-3]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Barea Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:48
[DAL 5-4]
 
  08:34
[MIN 6-5]
Dieng Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:09
[MIN 8-5]
Towns Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (E Malloy)  08:09  
Pachulia Substitution replaced by Mejri  08:09  
  08:09
[MIN 9-5]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Matthews Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST)  07:54  
  07:48 Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mejri (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  07:47  
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  07:32
[DAL 8-9]
 
  07:20
[MIN 11-8]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:09
[DAL 10-11]
 
  06:53
[MIN 13-10]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mejri Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Barnaky)  06:53  
  06:53
[MIN 14-10]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Nowitzki Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:31 Dieng Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  06:22
[DAL 12-14]
 
  06:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Harris  06:13  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Lee  06:13  
Barea Substitution replaced by Felton  06:13  
  06:02 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
Felton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:34 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:23 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:21  
Lee Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:50
[MIN 17-12]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:21
[MIN 19-12]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:19  
  04:19 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:02  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  03:49
[DAL 15-19]
 
  03:31
[MIN 21-15]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
Team Rebound  03:05  
  03:05 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:56  
Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:54  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:37
[MIN 23-15]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:26  
Mejri Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  02:26  
Felton Substitution replaced by Barea  02:26  
  02:26 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
Matthews Substitution replaced by Anderson  02:26  
  02:26 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  02:19
[DAL 18-23]
 
  02:03 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:02  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:48 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:36 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:35  
Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  01:27  
  01:22
[MIN 25-18]
Wiggins Running Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  01:09 Bjelica Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Barnaky) 
  01:04 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:04
[DAL 19-25]
 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:04
[DAL 20-25]
 
  00:43.8
[MIN 27-20]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST) 
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:35.4
[DAL 22-27]
 
  00:20.9 Bjelica Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:19.8  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.2 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:00.3 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (39-38) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-52)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:38  
  11:38 Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (G Petraitis) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:20  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:17  
Anderson Tip Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:17
[DAL 24-27]
 
  10:59 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mejri Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:58  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:39 LaVine Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
  10:39 LaVine Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
Mejri Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:16  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:06 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:04  
Harris Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  09:51  
  09:49 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:42 LaVine Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Harris Substitution replaced by Matthews  09:42  
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  09:30
[DAL 26-27]
 
  09:30 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Barnaky) 
  09:30 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:30
[DAL 27-27]
 
Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy)  09:22  
  09:22 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Payne 
  09:15 Payne Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:13  
  09:06 LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:06
[DAL 28-27]
 
Matthews Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:06  
  09:06 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:50
[MIN 30-28]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Muhammad (1 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:30
[DAL 31-30]
 
  08:11 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  08:11  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:11  
Nowitzki Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  07:59  
  07:47
[MIN 32-31]
Payne Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (5 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:33 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:27 Payne Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (G Petraitis) 
  07:27 Payne Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Powell  07:27  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Lee  07:27  
Barea Substitution replaced by Felton  07:27  
Mejri Substitution replaced by Harris  07:27  
Lee Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Matthews (1 AST)  07:08
[DAL 33-32]
 
Lee Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (B Barnaky)  06:54  
  06:47 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Felton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  06:45  
  06:45
[MIN 33-33]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:45
[MIN 34-33]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Lee Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Petraitis)  06:11  
  06:01 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:00  
  05:49 Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Malloy) 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Felton (1 AST)  05:42
[DAL 36-34]
 
  05:30
[MIN 36-36]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Towns (6 AST) 
  05:06 Payne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:06
[DAL 37-36]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:06
[DAL 38-36]
 
  04:49 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:48  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Felton (2 AST)  04:35
[DAL 41-36]
 
  04:20 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:17 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:17
[MIN 38-41]
Payne Tip Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  03:48 Payne Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Powell Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  03:48  
Lee Substitution replaced by Mejri  03:48  
Felton Substitution replaced by Barea  03:48  
  03:35 Dieng Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:33 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  03:27 LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mejri Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:26  
  03:14 LaVine Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:14  
Team Rebound  03:14  
  03:14 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Harris Substitution replaced by Felton  03:14  
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:14  
  03:14 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  02:54 Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Felton Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Team Rebound 
  02:16 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mejri (2 BLK) 
  02:14 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  02:10 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  02:09 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:55 Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:53 Team Rebound 
  01:43 Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: Felton (1 BLK) 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:41  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:34 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:21 Muhammad Hook Shot: Missed 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:19  
Felton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST)  01:04  
  00:47.9 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:46.9  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
Mejri Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:35.9  
Felton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
Mejri Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:16.9  
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:11.9 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
Mejri Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  00:08.4  
  00:08.4
[MIN 39-41]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Felton Substitution replaced by Harris  00:08.4  
  00:08.4
[MIN 40-41]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Matthews Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:00.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (39-38) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-52)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[MIN 42-41]
Towns Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  11:25 LaVine Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  11:25
[DAL 42-42]
 
  11:25 LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:25
[DAL 43-42]
 
  11:12 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:11  
Mejri Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:56 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:35
[MIN 44-43]
Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  10:27 Dieng Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Petraitis) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
Matthews Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  10:16  
  10:16
[MIN 45-43]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:16
[MIN 46-43]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
  09:51
[MIN 48-43]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:50  
Mejri Substitution replaced by Pachulia  09:50  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  09:31  
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:29  
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:20
[DAL 46-48]
 
Pachulia Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  08:58  
  08:58
[MIN 49-46]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  08:58
[MIN 50-46]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Barea Cutting Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (1 AST)  08:46
[DAL 48-50]
 
  08:21
[MIN 52-48]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  08:08  
Pachulia Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Barnaky)  08:05  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Harris  08:05  
  07:52 Dieng Hook Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:51  
Barea Driving Bank shot: Missed  07:42  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:41  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  07:29
[DAL 51-52]
 
  07:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:15
[MIN 54-51]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Towns (7 AST) 
Pachulia Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  07:01  
  06:56 Towns Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:54  
  06:38 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:38  
Team Rebound  06:38  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:38
[DAL 52-54]
 
  06:20 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  06:09 Towns Foul: Personal (3 PF) (E Malloy) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  05:57 Jump Ball Dieng vs Pachulia (Prince gains possession) 
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:54 Towns Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:37  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Team Rebound 
  05:32 Dieng Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  05:20
[MIN 56-52]
Bjelica Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (8 AST) 
Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (E Malloy)  05:20  
Barea Substitution replaced by Felton  05:20  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Lee  05:20  
  05:20
[MIN 57-52]
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Lee Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:59
[DAL 54-57]
 
  04:47 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  04:45 Jump Ball Towns vs Pachulia (Wiggins gains possession) 
  04:45 Team Rebound 
  04:37 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:36  
  04:26 Rubio Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:26  
Team Rebound  04:26  
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:26  
  04:26 Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:12 Prince Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:01
[DAL 57-57]
 
  03:40 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:39  
Felton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST)  03:21  
Pachulia Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky)  03:08  
  03:08
[MIN 58-57]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:08 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:08 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Pachulia Substitution replaced by Mejri  03:08  
  03:08
[MIN 59-57]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST)  02:54
[DAL 60-59]
 
  02:33 Towns Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) Steal:Matthews (1 ST) 
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  02:27
[DAL 62-59]
 
Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  02:13  
  02:13 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:13 Team Rebound 
  02:13
[MIN 60-62]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Felton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:49  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST)  01:46
[DAL 65-60]
 
  01:27 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:26  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Felton (3 AST)  01:13
[DAL 68-60]
 
  00:54.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:53.6  
Felton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:31.9 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:13) 
  00:23.8
[MIN 62-68]
Towns Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:03.9 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:14) 
Lee Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  00:00.1  
  00:00.1 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:00.1 Team Rebound 
  00:00.1
[MIN 63-68]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:35  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST)  11:19
[DAL 70-63]
 
  11:03 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:01 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:56 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Anderson Running Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:53
[DAL 72-63]
 
  10:30 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:29  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  10:18
[DAL 75-63]
 
  10:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:17 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  10:17 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  10:17 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns 
  10:00 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK) 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:58  
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:39  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:37  
Pachulia Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:37
[DAL 77-63]
 
  09:21 Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:20  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:58 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:15) 
  08:43 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Team Rebound 
  08:41 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
  08:30 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Harris (2 ST) 
Harris Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:25
[DAL 79-63]
 
  08:00
[MIN 65-79]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Towns (9 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:38 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:16) 
  07:27 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:26  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:20  
Harris Substitution replaced by Felton  07:20  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Lee  07:20  
Anderson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST)  07:11
[DAL 81-65]
 
  06:43 Payne Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:42  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:17) 
  06:06 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:05  
Felton Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST)  06:00
[DAL 83-65]
 
  05:42
[MIN 67-83]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (E Malloy)  05:42  
Barea Substitution replaced by Harris  05:42  
  05:42
[MIN 68-83]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Felton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST)  05:25  
  05:10
[MIN 71-83]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:09  
Lee Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  05:09  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Matthews  05:09  
Felton Substitution replaced by Barea  05:09  
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:52
[DAL 85-71]
 
  04:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:26 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  04:09 LaVine Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Barnaky) 
  04:09 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:09
[DAL 86-71]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:09  
  04:09 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:56 Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:55  
Harris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:27
[MIN 74-86]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  03:10  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:08  
Pachulia Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF) (E Malloy)  02:55  
Pachulia Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:55  
  02:33
[MIN 76-86]
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Barea Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:51 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pachulia Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:50  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:18) 
  01:21
[MIN 78-86]
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK)  01:01  
Pachulia Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  01:00  
Pachulia Tip Layup Shot: Missed Block: Payne (1 BLK)  01:00  
Team Rebound  00:58.9  
  00:58.9 Jump Ball Payne vs Pachulia (Matthews gains possession) 
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  00:42.3
[DAL 88-78]
 
  00:29.9 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:28.5  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:04.5  
Harris Substitution replaced by Anderson  00:04.5  
  00:00.9 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.1  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
2nd Southwest
42
40
7-3
23-18
19-22
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 20.4
2 players 5.4
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.2
4 players 1.2
MIN
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