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Timberwolves win 3rd straight, 112-101 over Pistons


By NOAH TRISTER
Posted Feb 08 2015 9:41PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) For the Minnesota Timberwolves, even a modest winning streak is a noteworthy accomplishment.

Nikola Pekovic scored 29 points and Kevin Martin added 24 to lift Minnesota to its third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. The Timberwolves had not even won back-to-back games this season until this recent run.

"Huge. It's huge," Pekovic said. "We've been having trouble all season. We've had many guys out who just recently started coming back and playing together. It just feels good."

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had another explanation for Minnesota's 112-point night.

"There was not a good stretch of defense in the whole game," he said. "They've gotten some guys back, but if you couldn't score that many points against our defense tonight, you aren't an NBA team."

The Timberwolves led throughout against the Pistons despite the absence of guard Ricky Rubio, who is still recovering from a left ankle injury. Rubio recently returned from that injury, but the team said he hasn't been cleared to play in back-to-back games yet, and Minnesota is in action again Monday.

Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points for Minnesota, and Thaddeus Young added 16.

Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Pistons, going 8 of 8 from the field.

Detroit trailed 74-55 in the third quarter before fighting back to make a game of it. It was 83-79 early in the fourth, but a 3-pointer by Wiggins started an 18-6 run for Minnesota.

"We know when to panic and when not to panic. That's something that we didn't do tonight," Martin said. "It's just a testament of the players that you trust."

The Timberwolves have won 10 straight over the Pistons.

The Pistons are 15-9 since their 5-23 start, but this was an ugly performance. Minnesota began the game 8 of 10 from the field en route to a 32-24 lead after the first quarter.

D.J. Augustin, who has played well since the Pistons lost point guard Brandon Jennings to an Achilles injury, had 20 points and eight assists. But offense wasn't really Detroit's problem. Minnesota shot 61 percent in the first quarter and finished at 51 percent. The Timberwolves were also 29 of 34 on free throws.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: In addition to Rubio, Minnesota was also without F Robbie Hummel (fractured right hand) and F Shabazz Muhammad (strained outer oblique).

Pistons: Van Gundy was hit with a technical with 5:07 remaining in the game.

STRONG INSIDE

Pekovic bested his previous season high by 10 points.

"It's interesting because Drummond is one of the better defensive centers in the league, but he loves to block shots," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "In order to block shots he wants to give a little bit of space. If you give Pek space, he's just too big."

Pekovic wasn't the only Minnesota player who had an easy time of it against Detroit's defense. Young went 6 of 7 from the field, and Zach LaVine scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including an alley-oop from Wiggins on a fast break in the first quarter.

LaVine recently came back from a sprained ankle, and Minnesota also got guard Mo Williams back about a week ago from a left hip problem.

UNFORCED ERRORS

First-half lowlights for Detroit included a missed layup by Augustin on a breakaway, a missed dunk by Greg Monroe late in the second quarter, a technical foul on Monroe - and Augustin fouling Williams while he was shooting a 3-pointer.

It was 61-51 at the half.

"There was not one positive in that game," Van Gundy said. "Not one."

The Pistons went 9 of 16 from 3-point range in the first half, then missed their first 12 attempts from beyond the arc in the second.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host Atlanta on Monday night.

Pistons: At Charlotte on Tuesday night.


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MIN
DET
     
    • 51.3%

    • 46.8%

    • 41.7%

    • 32.3%

    • 85.3%

    • 77.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN DET
Total Rebounds 40 35
Offensive Rebounds 9 12
Turnovers 15 15
Fast Break Pts: 10 9
Biggest Lead: 19 0
Points in the Paint: 44 42
MIN DET
p Pekovic   29 Augustin   20
rb Martin   9 Drummond   14
a Williams   9 Augustin   8
s Martin   3 Caldwell-Pope   4
b Wiggins   1 2 players   2
 
  • 10/30 - DET 91 @ MIN 97
  • 02/08 - MIN 112 @ DET 101
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 39:29 6-12 1-1 5-7 +6 1 7 8 5 3 0 2 1 1 18
T. Young F 40:16 6-7 2-2 2-2 +11 2 2 4 4 5 0 3 0 0 16
N. Pekovic C 32:30 9-16 0-0 11-12 +18 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 29
K. Martin G 42:14 9-21 0-6 6-7 +14 1 8 9 2 3 3 1 0 0 24
M. Williams G 33:53 2-7 2-3 5-6 +17 1 3 4 9 3 0 3 0 1 11
Z. LaVine   18:22 5-6 0-0 0-0 -5 1 2 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 10
A. Bennett   16:38 1-2 0-0 0-0 +3 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
G. Dieng   15:08 1-4 0-0 0-0 -5 1 2 3 1 4 1 3 0 1 2
L. Brown   01:31 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
C. Budinger DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Rubio DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-76 5-12 29-34   9 31 40 26 20 6 15 1 4 112
  51.3% 41.7% 85.3%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15
Detroit Pistons (20-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Singler F 32:12 2-5 1-2 0-0 -4 0 3 3 3 3 0 1 2 0 5
G. Monroe F 31:30 5-11 0-0 5-6 -7 2 7 9 0 5 1 4 0 0 15
A. Drummond C 28:48 8-8 0-0 1-4 -14 8 6 14 1 6 2 5 2 0 17
K. Caldwell-Pope G 29:49 6-15 2-8 1-2 -7 0 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 15
D.J. Augustin G 35:06 7-16 2-5 4-4 -10 1 1 2 8 3 0 1 0 1 20
A. Tolliver   34:24 4-8 3-7 4-4 +1 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 15
J. Meeks   18:11 3-7 1-4 2-2 -4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 9
J. Lucas III   12:54 1-5 1-2 0-0 -1 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 3
C. Butler   15:48 1-4 0-3 0-0 -7 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2
J. Anthony   01:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
S. Dinwiddie DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jerebko DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Martin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-79 10-31 17-22   12 23 35 18 25 8 15 4 1 101
  46.8% 32.3% 77.3%   team rebs: 3 total to: 15

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Hummel, Muhammad
  • Pistons: Datome, Jennings

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Pistons: Monroe, Van Gundy

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • Officials: #31 Scott Wall, #14 Ed Malloy, #34 Kevin Cutler
  • Attendance: 16075
  • Duration: 2:13
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58) Detroit Pistons (28-46)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Drummond vs Pekovic (Augustin gains possession)
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:47  
  11:32 Monroe Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:31  
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:16
[MIN 2-0]
 
  10:53
[DET 2-2]
Augustin Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  10:36
[MIN 5-2]
 
  10:21
[DET 4-5]
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:02
[MIN 7-4]
 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:51  
  09:51 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:51 Team Rebound 
  09:51 Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:50  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:37
[MIN 9-4]
 
  09:24
[DET 6-9]
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustin (1 AST) 
Young Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST)  09:05
[MIN 11-6]
 
  08:48
[DET 8-11]
Singler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Augustin (2 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
Team Rebound  08:34  
  08:34 Drummond Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Wiggins Hook Shot: Missed  08:25  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:24  
Young Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:20
[MIN 13-8]
 
  08:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:00 Monroe Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:59  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  07:48
[MIN 15-8]
 
  07:38 Drummond Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:38 Drummond Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:38 Drummond Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  07:26
[MIN 17-8]
 
  07:05 Augustin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:03  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  06:49  
Team Rebound  06:49  
  06:49 Augustin Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  06:41  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:41  
  06:41 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:41
[MIN 18-8]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:41
[MIN 19-8]
 
  06:27 Augustin Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:26  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:19 Monroe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:10
[DET 11-19]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Augustin (3 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Monroe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:39 Augustin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK) 
  05:37 Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:37
[DET 13-19]
Monroe Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:37  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  05:19
[MIN 21-13]
 
  05:00
[DET 16-21]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Singler (1 AST) 
Young Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (1 ST)  04:41  
  04:35 Augustin Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:32  
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST)  04:29
[MIN 23-16]
 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:15  
Martin Substitution replaced by LaVine  04:15  
Young Substitution replaced by Bennett  04:15  
  04:07
[DET 19-23]
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bennett Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:48  
  03:35
[DET 22-23]
Singler 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Augustin (4 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:22
[MIN 26-22]
 
  03:06 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:04  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:51
[MIN 28-22]
 
  02:37 Monroe Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
LaVine Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST)  02:29
[MIN 30-22]
 
  02:09 Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Meeks 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng  02:09  
  02:06 Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:05  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Monroe (1 ST)  01:39  
  01:39 Monroe Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Wiggins Hook Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:27 Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:17 Monroe Hook Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:14  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Singler (1 BLK)  01:09  
Team Rebound  01:09  
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:05  
  00:52.9 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:51.5  
Bennett Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  00:38.4
[MIN 32-22]
 
  00:22.1
[DET 24-32]
Monroe Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Augustin (5 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.5  
  00:00.8 Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58) Detroit Pistons (28-46)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:44 Team Rebound 
  11:33 Lucas III Jump Shot: Missed 
Bennett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:32  
Bennett Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:11 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:01 Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Martin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:57
[MIN 34-24]
 
Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:46  
  10:31
[DET 26-34]
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:51 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:50  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  09:37
[MIN 36-26]
 
  09:13
[DET 28-36]
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lucas III (1 AST) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:54  
Team Rebound  08:54  
  08:54  
Martin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:47
[MIN 38-28]
 
  08:35
[DET 31-38]
Meeks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lucas III (2 AST) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (1 BLK)  08:16  
Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:15  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:01 Drummond Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST)  07:40
[MIN 40-31]
 
  07:18 Lucas III Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:16
[DET 33-40]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  06:53 Meeks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:53  
Team Rebound  06:53  
Bennett Substitution replaced by Wiggins  06:53  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:53
[MIN 41-33]
 
  06:34 Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:32  
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  06:23
[MIN 43-33]
 
  06:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:17 Meeks Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope 
  06:06
[DET 36-43]
Lucas III 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Drummond (1 AST) 
Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Drummond (1 ST)  05:52  
  05:49 Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST) 
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  05:46
[MIN 45-36]
 
  05:26 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:25  
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  05:13
[MIN 47-36]
 
  04:56 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:55 Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:55  
  04:55
[DET 37-47]
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:55 Lucas III Substitution replaced by Augustin 
  04:55 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Monroe 
  04:55 Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:54  
Young 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST)  04:33
[MIN 50-37]
 
  04:15 Monroe Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:13
[DET 39-50]
Drummond Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Drummond (2 ST)  03:58  
  03:53
[DET 41-50]
Augustin Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:52  
  03:52 Butler Substitution replaced by Singler 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Williams  03:52  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic  03:52  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:28  
  03:28
[DET 42-50]
Monroe Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:28 Monroe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:28  
  03:13 Drummond Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:13
[MIN 51-42]
 
  03:13 Drummond Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:56
[DET 45-51]
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Augustin (6 AST) 
  02:41 Monroe Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  02:27  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:25  
Martin Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:23
[MIN 53-45]
 
  02:03 Monroe Dunk Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:01  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:40
[DET 48-53]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Singler (2 AST) 
  01:18 Monroe Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  01:18 Monroe Technical 
Williams Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  01:18
[MIN 54-48]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:18
[MIN 55-48]
 
  01:18 Monroe Substitution replaced by Anthony 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:18
[MIN 56-48]
 
  01:04
[DET 51-56]
Augustin 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  00:50.2
[MIN 58-51]
 
  00:41.3 Anthony Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:41.3 Anthony Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Team Rebound  00:30.9  
  00:13.8 Augustin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS)  00:13.8
[MIN 59-51]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS)  00:13.8
[MIN 60-51]
 
  00:13.8 Augustin Substitution replaced by Lucas III 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng  00:13.8  
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS)  00:13.8
[MIN 61-51]
 
Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:02.9  
  00:01.0 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-58) Detroit Pistons (28-46)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST)  11:45
[MIN 63-51]
 
  11:19 Augustin Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:17  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:00
[MIN 65-51]
 
  10:42
[DET 53-65]
Monroe Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Augustin (7 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (5 AST)  10:19
[MIN 67-53]
 
  10:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:59 Singler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (3 ST) 
  09:59 Caldwell-Pope Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:46 Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:39 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:37  
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  09:18
[MIN 69-53]
 
Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:15  
  08:57 Monroe Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Drummond Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  08:54
[DET 55-69]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  08:38
[MIN 71-55]
 
  08:38 Singler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  08:38
[MIN 72-55]
 
Martin Violation:Kicked Ball  08:20  
  08:15 Augustin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:41 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:40  
  07:22 Monroe Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:22
[MIN 73-55]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:22
[MIN 74-55]
 
  07:03
[DET 57-74]
Augustin Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Drummond Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  06:25 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Drummond Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  06:23
[DET 59-74]
Drummond Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:13  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Singler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:56  
  05:56
[DET 60-74]
Augustin Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine  05:56  
  05:56
[DET 61-74]
Augustin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:39 Monroe Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:37  
  05:37
[DET 62-74]
Augustin Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  05:37
[DET 63-74]
Augustin Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (2 BLK)  05:23  
LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:21  
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:17
[MIN 76-63]
 
  05:07 Drummond Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:07 Drummond Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  05:07 Drummond Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  04:56 Singler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:56
[MIN 77-63]
 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng  04:56  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:56  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:55  
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (2 ST)  04:46  
Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:46  
Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:37  
  04:37
[DET 64-77]
Monroe Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:37
[DET 65-77]
Monroe Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:24  
Young Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (3 ST)  04:22  
  04:08
[DET 67-77]
Augustin Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:39 Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:38  
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Young (3 AST)  03:31
[MIN 79-67]
 
  03:01 Singler Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:59  
Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:39  
  02:39 Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Meeks 
  02:21
[DET 69-79]
Monroe Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST) 
  01:50 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:50
[MIN 80-69]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by Brown  01:50  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:50
[MIN 81-69]
 
  01:29
[DET 71-81]
Monroe Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:52.9 Monroe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singler (2 BLK)  00:45.9  
  00:43.6 Meeks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:38.9 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:37.9  
Dieng Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  00:31.9  
  00:31.9 Augustin Substitution replaced by Lucas III 
  00:19.2 Meeks Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:19.2 Monroe Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:19.2  
  00:19.2
[DET 72-81]
Monroe Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic  00:19.2  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Williams  00:19.2  
Brown Substitution replaced by Martin  00:19.2  
  00:19.2
[DET 73-81]
Monroe Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:39 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:38  
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:21  
  11:10
[DET 75-81]
Meeks Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lucas III (3 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Drummond Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  10:45 Lucas III Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:44 Drummond Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  10:39
[DET 77-81]
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:39  
Wiggins Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  10:29  
Wiggins Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:29  
  10:19 Lucas III Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:19 Lucas III Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Bennett (1 AST)  10:07
[MIN 83-77]
 
  09:44
[DET 79-83]
Meeks Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST) 
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  09:25  
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:23  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:19
[MIN 86-79]
 
  09:07 Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:06  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Drummond Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  08:31 Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Young  08:31  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  08:13
[MIN 88-79]
 
  08:01
[DET 81-88]
Drummond Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Lucas III (1 ST)  07:54  
  07:52 Lucas III Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:33
[MIN 90-81]
 
  07:16 Lucas III 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:15  
Young Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  06:57  
Young Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  06:57  
  06:57 Lucas III Substitution replaced by Augustin 
  06:46 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:45  
  06:26 Meeks Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:26  
Team Rebound  06:26  
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:26
[MIN 91-81]
 
  06:09
[DET 83-91]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:51  
Young 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST)  05:46
[MIN 94-83]
 
Young Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:28  
  05:28  
  05:28 Drummond Substitution replaced by Monroe 
Martin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:23  
  05:23
[DET 84-94]
Meeks Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:23
[DET 85-94]
Meeks Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:07 Monroe Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:07 Van Gundy Technical 
Martin Free Throw Technical (20 PTS)  05:07
[MIN 95-85]
 
Bennett Substitution replaced by Wiggins  05:07  
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  05:07
[MIN 96-85]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  05:07
[MIN 97-85]
 
  04:45 Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:44 Augustin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:36 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:35  
  04:20 Monroe Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:20
[MIN 98-85]
 
  04:20 Meeks Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope 
  04:20 Butler Substitution replaced by Singler 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:20
[MIN 99-85]
 
  04:09 Monroe Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Pekovic Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:50 Augustin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:40 Augustin Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:40  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:23
[MIN 101-85]
 
  03:07 Singler Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:05  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:41 Monroe Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:37 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:37 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:37
[DET 87-101]
Tolliver Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Young Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  02:37  
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:37 Monroe Substitution replaced by Drummond 
  02:37
[DET 88-101]
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  02:31 Drummond Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Young (4 AST)  02:31
[MIN 103-88]
 
  02:18 Singler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:17 Drummond Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  02:09 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:08 Drummond Rebound (Off:8 Def:6) 
  02:00
[DET 91-103]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Augustin (8 AST) 
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Wiggins Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:47  
  01:47
[DET 92-103]
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Team Rebound  01:47  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Williams (9 AST)  01:23
[MIN 105-92]
 
Young Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (3 FTA)  01:16  
  01:16
[DET 93-105]
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS) 
  01:16
[DET 94-105]
Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS) 
  01:16
[DET 95-105]
Tolliver Free Throw 3 of 3 (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:16  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (4 ST)  01:10  
  01:09
[DET 97-105]
Caldwell-Pope Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  01:03 Drummond Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
  01:02 Singler Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  01:02
[MIN 106-97]
 
  01:02 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Monroe 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  01:02
[MIN 107-97]
 
  01:02 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:58.9 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:57.9  
  00:54.1 Caldwell-Pope Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:54.1
[MIN 108-97]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:54.1
[MIN 109-97]
 
  00:54.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:49.0
[DET 99-109]
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Singler (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:45.0  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:45.0  
  00:36.5 Augustin Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:36.5  
Team Rebound  00:36.5  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:36.5
[MIN 110-99]
 
  00:22.9 Augustin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:22.5  
  00:22.5 Drummond Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  00:22.5 Drummond Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:22.5
[MIN 111-99]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine  00:22.5  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Bennett  00:22.5  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:22.5
[MIN 112-99]
 
  00:12.6
[DET 101-112]
Augustin Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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32
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