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Timberwolves follow Golden State stunner with win over Kings


By BY JEFFREY WEIDEL
Posted Apr 08 2016 1:50AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Although the youthful Minnesota Timberwolves are looking toward the future, they are still focused on finishing this disappointing season strong.

Gorgui Dieng had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Zach LaVine and Nemanja Bjelica also scored 18 points, and the Timberwolves beat the Sacramento Kings 105-97 on Thursday night.

LaVine scored all his points in the opening half, when the Timberwolves established a quick tempo and went into halftime with a 58-51 lead. The athletic LaVine made four 3-pointers and had an exciting breakaway dunk.

"The win was nice. But the main thing for us is building for next season," LaVine said. "We want to be in the playoffs next season, so right now we are playing hard and training ourselves for that."

The Timberwolves led for most of the game in following up their victory at Golden State by sweeping the four-game series against the Kings for the first time in franchise history.

The Kings were a long way from resembling Golden State. Kings coach George Karl rested DeMarcus Cousins, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, and Rajon Rondo, who leads the NBA in assists.

"The key was we respected Sacramento even without their important players," said Bjelica, who made four 3-pointers and had a career-high point total. "We want to try and win every game and finish this season strong."

Karl-Anthony Towns had his 50th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points for the Timberwolves.

"He (Towns) is very good, he's very solid, he's got a lot of intangibles to his game and he's so young," said Kosta Koufos, who picked up three quick fouls in the opening quarter while guarding the No. 1 pick. "He's going to have a very, very bright future ahead of himself."

Darren Collison had 19 points and six assists in the Kings' third straight loss. Quincy Acy scored 17 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had 15 and Rudy Gay finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

The Timberwolves were coming off their most impressive victory of the season, rallying from a 17-point deficit Tuesday to defeat the Warriors in overtime. It was only Golden State's second loss this season at home and prevented the Warriors from getting their 70th win.

The Wolves and Kings have grown accustomed to playing meaningless games near the end of the regular season. Minnesota has missed the playoffs 12 years in row and Sacramento hasn't been in the playoffs for 10 straight seasons.

FITTING GOODBYE FOR SACRAMENTO'S ARENA

After 28 seasons, there is one final game remaining at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings will face Oklahoma City on Saturday evening, no doubt playing before an emotional, raucous sellout crowd that will likely have mixed emotions about the curtain coming down on the aging arena.

Next season the Kings will play in a downtown arena, the Golden 1 Center. Approximately 50 former players and coaches are expected to attend the final game.

"Sacramento has tremendous memories. I mean the (Rick) Adelman years and the intensity of the Arco building have always been difficult," Karl said. "This is more of a college atmosphere, college loyalty, and college love than most NBA cities. Saturday will be a moment that the basketball fan will feel good about. Even me, though I've only been here for 15 months. It's historically a part of my career."

TIP INS

Timberwolves: Minnesota entered the game with a 13-26 record both home and away. ... Kevin Garnett (sore knee) and Nikola Pekovic (sore ankle) remain out indefinitely. ... LaVine had an extremely efficient first half, making 6 of 8 shots. ... Ricky Rubio took zero shots in nearly 22 minutes. He had five turnovers and seven assists ... After scoring a career-high 35 points against the Warriors, Shabazz Muhammad had 10 points.

Kings: Besides Cousins and Rondo, the Kings also played without Marco Belinelli (sore foot) and Omri Casspi (strained hamstring). ... The Kings used their 32nd starting lineup this season. ... It was the 12th time that the Kings were held under 100 points at home.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: At Portland on Saturday.

Kings: Host Oklahoma City on Saturday


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MIN
SAC
     
    • 45.0%

    • 42.4%

    • 52.4%

    • 35.3%

    • 71.0%

    • 90.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN SAC
Total Rebounds 43 47
Offensive Rebounds 13 17
Turnovers 15 19
Fast Break Pts: 15 17
Biggest Lead: 15 5
Points in the Paint: 38 44
MIN SAC
p 3 players   18 Collison   19
rb Dieng   13 Gay   13
a Rubio   7 Collison   6
s Jones   4 Gay   5
b 4 players   1 2 players   2
 
  • 11/27 - MIN 101 @ SAC 91
  • 12/18 - SAC 95 @ MIN 99
  • 03/23 - SAC 104 @ MIN 113
  • 04/07 - MIN 105 @ SAC 97
Minnesota Timberwolves (27-52)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 33:43 5-12 1-2 4-5 +19 2 2 4 2 2 1 2 0 0 15
G. Dieng F 34:09 7-15 0-1 4-6 +23 5 8 13 2 1 0 1 1 3 18
K. Towns C 27:17 6-16 1-1 4-6 +12 4 6 10 3 2 1 1 1 1 17
Z. LaVine G 25:32 6-10 4-7 2-2 +11 0 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 0 18
R. Rubio G 21:39 0-0 0-0 2-4 +2 0 3 3 7 3 1 5 0 0 2
N. Bjelica   25:35 6-7 4-5 2-2 +6 1 3 4 2 4 0 2 1 0 18
T. Jones   26:21 2-3 1-2 0-0 +6 0 3 3 4 1 4 1 0 0 5
S. Muhammad   16:26 3-10 0-2 4-6 -6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 10
A. Payne   07:49 0-4 0-1 0-0 -18 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
T. Prince   19:09 1-3 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 2
G. Smith   01:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Rudez   01:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 36-80 11-21 22-31   13 30 43 25 17 11 15 4 5 105
  45.0% 52.4% 71.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16
Sacramento Kings (31-48)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 34:19 4-15 1-1 4-4 -19 2 11 13 3 2 5 5 2 2 13
W. Cauley-Stein F 32:45 6-12 0-0 3-3 +4 4 2 6 0 5 3 2 0 0 15
K. Koufos C 20:43 1-7 0-0 0-0 -3 6 4 10 2 4 1 0 0 1 2
S. Curry G 25:42 3-8 2-3 2-2 -14 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 10
D. Collison G 36:58 7-12 1-3 4-4 -5 0 2 2 6 4 0 2 0 0 19
Q. Acy   27:50 7-12 1-3 2-2 -10 3 3 6 1 3 0 1 1 0 17
E. Moreland   12:25 1-2 0-0 2-2 +1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
J. Anderson   29:55 4-8 0-2 1-2 +6 1 3 4 3 2 2 2 2 0 9
B. McLemore   19:23 3-9 1-5 1-2 0 1 3 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 8
C. Butler   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Casspi   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Cousins   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Rondo   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 36-85 6-17 19-21   17 30 47 19 23 11 19 5 4 97
  42.4% 35.3% 90.5%   team rebs: 4 total to: 20

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Kings: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
  • Officials: #4 Sean Wright, #63 Derek Richardson, #28 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 17317
  • Duration: 2:11
Minnesota Timberwolves (27-52) Sacramento Kings (31-48)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Koufos vs Towns (Curry gains possession)
Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  11:43  
  11:43
[SAC 1-0]
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:43
[SAC 2-0]
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:25
[MIN 3-2]
 
  11:13
[SAC 4-3]
Cauley-Stein Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42 Koufos Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
  10:38 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:36
[SAC 6-3]
Cauley-Stein Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wiggins Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15
[SAC 8-3]
Curry Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST) 
  10:02 Koufos Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (S Wright) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  09:52
[MIN 5-8]
 
  09:42 Cauley-Stein Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:29 Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:16 Koufos Hook Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  09:06
[MIN 8-8]
 
  08:52 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:51  
  08:47 Koufos Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:47
[MIN 9-8]
 
  08:47 Koufos Substitution replaced by Acy 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:47
[MIN 10-8]
 
  08:28 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
LaVine Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:23
[MIN 12-8]
 
  08:13 Curry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:13  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  08:02  
  08:02
[SAC 9-12]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:02
[SAC 10-12]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:41 Acy Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:41  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cauley-Stein (1 ST)  07:36  
  07:31 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:30 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:18 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:14 Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (2 ST) 
Dieng Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:08
[MIN 14-10]
 
  06:46 Curry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (3 ST) 
  06:43 Acy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
  06:43 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (S Wright) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:43
[MIN 15-10]
 
  06:43 Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Moreland 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:43
[MIN 16-10]
 
  06:30 Moreland Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:18 Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:12
[SAC 12-16]
Acy Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gay (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:04  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  05:55
[MIN 19-12]
 
Towns Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright)  05:45  
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  05:45  
Dieng Violation:Kicked Ball (K Scott)  05:38  
  05:29 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:28  
LaVine Cutting Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  05:23
[MIN 21-12]
 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  05:04  
  05:04
[SAC 13-21]
Moreland Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:04 Curry Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  05:04
[SAC 14-21]
Moreland Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  04:55 Gay Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:55  
Team Rebound  04:55  
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:55
[MIN 22-14]
 
  04:36 Moreland Hook Shot: Missed 
  04:34 Acy Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:34
[SAC 16-22]
Acy Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST)  04:16  
Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  04:12  
  04:12
[SAC 17-22]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  04:12  
  04:12
[SAC 18-22]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bjelica Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  03:58
[MIN 24-18]
 
  03:41 Acy Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:40  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:33 Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:23 Anderson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:23 Gay Substitution replaced by McLemore 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:23  
Dieng Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Acy (1 BLK)  03:08  
  03:06 McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:02 McLemore Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Dieng Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  02:57
[MIN 26-18]
 
  02:49 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:46  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:37  
Wiggins Tip Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:37
[MIN 28-18]
 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne  02:37  
  02:18 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:17  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  01:58
[MIN 31-18]
 
  01:35
[SAC 20-31]
McLemore Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  01:17  
Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:14  
Payne Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  01:14  
  01:14 Moreland Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince  01:14  
  00:59.6
[SAC 23-31]
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  00:37.9  
  00:34.1
[SAC 25-31]
Collison Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Acy (1 AST) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:15.8 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:01.0
[SAC 27-31]
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (27-52) Sacramento Kings (31-48)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:42  
Team Rebound  11:42  
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:42
[MIN 32-27]
 
  11:18
[SAC 29-32]
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:09
[MIN 34-29]
 
  10:43
[SAC 32-34]
Collison 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: McLemore (1 AST) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:27 Cauley-Stein Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:24  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Acy Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:05 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:05 Team Rebound 
Payne Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (K Scott)  10:05  
  10:05 Collison Substitution replaced by Curry 
  10:05 Acy Substitution replaced by Koufos 
  09:56 McLemore Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST) 
  09:53 Koufos Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:53  
Team Rebound  09:53  
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:53
[MIN 35-32]
 
  09:36 McLemore Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:26 Cauley-Stein Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:25 McLemore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Prince Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  09:25  
  09:25 McLemore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:25 Team Rebound 
  09:25
[SAC 33-35]
McLemore Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Payne Dunk Shot: Missed  09:10  
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:08  
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  09:04
[MIN 37-33]
 
  08:46 Koufos Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  08:45 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Wright)  08:45  
  08:45  
  08:34
[SAC 35-37]
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Payne Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:58
[SAC 37-37]
Cauley-Stein Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Payne Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (K Scott)  07:58  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine  07:58  
Payne Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:58  
Prince Substitution replaced by Dieng  07:58  
  07:58 Koufos Substitution replaced by Gay 
  07:58
[SAC 38-37]
Cauley-Stein Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:35  
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:26
[MIN 39-38]
 
  07:26 Curry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:26  
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  07:26
[MIN 40-38]
 
  07:07 Curry Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  06:47  
  06:47
[SAC 39-40]
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Towns  06:47  
  06:47
[SAC 40-40]
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  06:38 Cauley-Stein Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Scott) 
  06:34 Cauley-Stein Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:34
[MIN 41-40]
 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:34
[MIN 42-40]
 
  06:20 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:19  
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  06:08
[MIN 45-40]
 
  05:56 Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST) 
Towns Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  05:45
[MIN 47-40]
 
  05:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:41 Anderson Substitution replaced by Acy 
  05:41 McLemore Substitution replaced by Collison 
  05:21
[SAC 43-47]
Acy 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Curry (1 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:05 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:54 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:53  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:42  
  04:41 Jump Ball Acy vs Dieng (Wiggins gains possession) 
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (2 ST)  04:34  
  04:30 Gay Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:29  
  04:27 Curry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:27  
Team Rebound  04:27  
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:27
[MIN 48-43]
 
  04:10 Cauley-Stein Hook Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:09  
  04:03 Cauley-Stein Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:03
[MIN 49-43]
 
  04:03 Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Moreland 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:03  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:02  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  03:55
[MIN 52-43]
 
  03:33 Curry Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:31  
Rubio Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  03:29  
  03:18
[SAC 45-52]
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  03:03 Collison Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 53-45]
 
  03:03 Curry Substitution replaced by McLemore 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:47
[SAC 47-53]
Gay Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  02:38  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
  02:20 McLemore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gay (3 ST)  02:14  
Dieng Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  02:10  
  02:10
[SAC 48-53]
Acy Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:10
[SAC 49-53]
Acy Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  01:51
[MIN 56-49]
 
  01:30
[SAC 51-56]
Acy Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST) 
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:11 Acy Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:54.9 Acy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:54.7  
  00:43.9 Acy Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Towns Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 Missed  00:43.9  
Team Rebound  00:43.9  
Towns Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  00:43.9  
Team Rebound  00:43.9  
Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica  00:43.9  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  00:43.9  
Wiggins Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:26.3
[MIN 58-51]
 
  00:02.6 Acy 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.4 Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:02.3 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (27-52) Sacramento Kings (31-48)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:43  
Towns Hook Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  11:22
[SAC 54-58]
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Collison (4 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:00  
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  11:00  
Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  11:00  
  11:00 Koufos Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:00  
Team Rebound  11:00  
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:00
[MIN 59-54]
 
  10:45 Cauley-Stein Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:42
[SAC 56-59]
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:33 Gay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:33
[MIN 60-56]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  10:33
[MIN 61-56]
 
  10:17 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:16  
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  10:01
[MIN 63-56]
 
  09:54 Collison Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Wright) 
  09:54 Collison Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  09:41
[MIN 65-56]
 
  09:27
[SAC 58-65]
Gay Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Koufos (1 AST) 
  09:13 Cauley-Stein Foul: Personal (4 PF) (K Scott) 
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST)  09:02  
  08:56 Anderson Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Team Rebound 
  08:53 Jump Ball Cauley-Stein vs Dieng (Anderson gains possession) 
  08:41
[SAC 60-65]
Cauley-Stein Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST) 
Dieng Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:27
[MIN 67-60]
 
  08:06 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:05 Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Rubio Violation:Kicked Ball (S Wright)  07:58  
  07:46 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:45 Koufos Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:44  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:36 Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  07:28 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:26
[SAC 62-67]
Cauley-Stein Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:26  
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gay (4 ST)  07:13  
  07:08
[SAC 64-67]
Anderson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Collison (5 AST) 
Dieng Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  06:50
[MIN 69-64]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Richardson)  06:47  
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  06:28  
  06:28
[SAC 65-69]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:28 Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:28  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Cauley-Stein (2 ST)  06:24  
  06:08 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:08  
  05:59 Collison Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Scott) 
  05:59 Koufos Substitution replaced by Acy 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Cauley-Stein (3 ST)  05:55  
  05:41 Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (5 ST)  05:38  
  05:31 Cauley-Stein Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gay (1 BLK)  05:07  
Team Rebound  05:06  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:06  
  05:06 Gay Substitution replaced by Curry 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  04:51  
  04:51
[SAC 66-69]
Curry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones  04:51  
  04:51
[SAC 67-69]
Curry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dieng 3pt Shot: Missed  04:32  
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:31  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 71-67]
 
  04:16 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:15  
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK)  04:12  
  04:10 Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:04 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:02 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:02
[SAC 69-71]
Anderson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:39  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  03:34
[MIN 73-69]
 
  03:20
[SAC 71-73]
Collison Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:06  
Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  03:05  
  03:03 Cauley-Stein Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
  03:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:03 Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Koufos 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Prince  03:03  
Towns Substitution replaced by Muhammad  03:03  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Bjelica  03:03  
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 74-71]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 75-71]
 
  02:41 Curry Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:41  
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Acy Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:10
[SAC 73-75]
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  01:52 Collison Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 76-73]
 
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:52
[MIN 77-73]
 
  01:32
[SAC 76-77]
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Collison (6 AST) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:04 Acy Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  01:04  
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (2 BLK)  00:52.7  
Team Rebound  00:52.7  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  00:45.3
[MIN 80-76]
 
  00:21.9 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:21.8  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  00:00.2
[MIN 83-76]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[SAC 78-83]
Acy Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Koufos (2 AST) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST)  11:22
[MIN 86-78]
 
  11:02
[SAC 80-86]
Acy Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Gay (3 AST) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  10:37
[MIN 88-80]
 
Bjelica Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Scott)  10:26  
  10:18 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:17 Acy Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  10:10 Curry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  10:09  
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:56
[MIN 90-80]
 
  09:37
[SAC 82-90]
Acy Driving Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  09:20 McLemore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:20
[MIN 91-82]
 
  09:20 Koufos Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:20
[MIN 92-82]
 
  09:04 McLemore Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:03 Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  09:03
[SAC 84-92]
Cauley-Stein Tip Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Bjelica Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  08:45  
  08:45  
  08:33 Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST) 
Bjelica Cutting Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST)  08:28
[MIN 94-84]
 
  08:14 Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bjelica (1 BLK) 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:12  
Dieng Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:57 Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:41 McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  07:40  
Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:22 Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Jones (3 ST) 
Muhammad Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (2 AST)  07:13
[MIN 96-84]
 
  07:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:12 Curry Substitution replaced by Collison 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:12  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Towns  07:12  
  07:02 Gay Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
  07:01 Team Rebound 
  06:59 Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Jones (4 ST) 
Prince Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  06:37
[MIN 98-84]
 
  06:32 Acy Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (S Wright) 
  06:32 Acy Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:32 McLemore Substitution replaced by Koufos 
  06:32 Acy Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Towns Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:17 Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  06:11 Koufos Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  06:10 Koufos Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
Bjelica Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Wright)  06:07  
  06:07
[SAC 85-98]
Cauley-Stein Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:07
[SAC 86-98]
Cauley-Stein Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:46 Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  05:34 Cauley-Stein Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:34  
Bjelica Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anderson (2 ST)  05:27  
  05:09 Gay Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:09  
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST)  04:53
[MIN 101-86]
 
  04:35
[SAC 88-101]
Gay Cutting Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Anderson (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:27  
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Prince (3 AST)  04:15
[MIN 103-88]
 
  03:54 Koufos Hook Shot: Missed 
Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:53  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:39 Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  03:21 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Koufos Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  03:19 Cauley-Stein Jump Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:18  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gay (2 BLK)  02:56  
  02:54 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Wiggins Violation:Kicked Ball (K Scott)  02:53  
  02:53 Koufos Substitution replaced by Moreland 
  02:37
[SAC 90-103]
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  02:16  
Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  02:15  
Towns Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:12
[MIN 105-90]
 
  01:50 Moreland Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  01:50 Collison Substitution replaced by Curry 
  01:41 Anderson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright) 
Prince Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Wright)  01:10  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Payne  01:10  
Towns Substitution replaced by Smith  01:10  
Prince Substitution replaced by Rudez  01:10  
  01:10 Gay Substitution replaced by McLemore 
Bjelica Substitution replaced by Muhammad  01:10  
  01:05
[SAC 92-105]
McLemore Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Curry (2 AST) 
Payne Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.5 Moreland Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:35.2
[SAC 95-105]
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Payne 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.8  
  00:12.9 McLemore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:08.6
[SAC 97-105]
Moreland Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: McLemore (2 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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