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Notebook: Timberwolves 108, Nuggets 105


Jim Beilby, For NBA.com
Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:28 AM - Updated Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:28 AM

THE FACTS: The Minnesota Timberwolves overcame an off-night by Kevin Love to defeat the Denver Nuggets 108-105 on Wednesday night. While Love grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds, he only scored eight points and shot the ball poorly. Nikola Pekovic and Andrei Kirilenko picked up the slack for Minnesota (10-9). Pekovic led his team with 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Kirilenko had 18 points and another well-rounded game where his on-the-floor impact exceeded the numbers on the stat sheet.

Kenneth Farried had a monster night for Denver (11-12). After managing only 22 points over his last four games, Farried exploded for 14 in the first quarter of tonight's game and finished with a season high 26 points and 14 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari added 24 points and was 4-for-5 from beyond the arc.

QUOTABLE: "I can't complain about my team's effort. They had some good moments. But there were too many free throws, too many fouls and too many gifts at the free-throw line. They got 30 points [at the line] and they get almost thirty points off our turnovers. Our decisions need to be crisper and our defense has to be smarter."

-- Denver coach George Karl

THE STAT: Minnesota went to the free-throw line 37 times (making 30), while Denver only made 14 in their 24 attempts. Minnesota came into the game ranked third in free throw attempts and had allowed the fewest attempts at the line. Minnesota also turned 19 Denver turnovers into 27 points.

TURNING POINT: After a back-and-forth third quarter, Minnesota built a sizable lead in the early minutes of the fourth quarter to lead 101-90 with 2:04 to play. Denver, however, refused to mail it in and used a 10-2 run over the next 1:20 to cut Minnesota's lead. After a Five Second call gave Denver the ball trailing by three, Minnesota's Dante Cunningham and Kirilenko harassed Ty Lawson into a turnover. The giveaway led to a Kirilenko dunk which gave Minnesota a five point lead with 21.2 seconds to play. After a missed free throw by Cunningham, Denver had a chance to tie the game, but Lawson missed a last-second 3-point attempt. Actually, even if he would have made it, it would not have affected the outcome as officials ruled that Lawson's foot was on the line and would have only been a two pointer.

QUOTABLE II: "It was just a really good win. I think we battled all night long. We didn't shoot the ball well again. We got the lead at halftime and kind of gave it away at the end. But we did enough to win in the end."

-- Minnesota coach Rick Adelman

HOT: Farried scored 14 points in the first quarter on 6-for-8 shooting and Denver shot 65.0 percent as a team.

NOT: Love finished the night 3-for-17 from the floor, 0-for-3 from beyond the arc and 2-for-4 from the line. Minnesota shot 32.1 percent from the field in the opening quarter.

NOTABLE: With their win tonight, Minnesota has matched its best record through 19 games since 2006-07. ... Minnesota guard Malcolm Lee left the game with 1:05 to play in the second quarter with a hyper-extended right knee and did not return.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Friday @ New Orleans, Saturday vs. Dallas, Monday @ Orlando. For the Nuggets, Friday vs. Memphis, Sunday @ Sacramento, Tuesday vs. San Antonio.

DEN
MIN
   
    • 50.6%

    • 43.7%

    • 43.8%

    • 14.3%

    • 58.3%

    • 81.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DENMIN
Total Rebounds4244
Offensive Rebounds1217
Turnovers1913
Fast Break Pts:1521
Biggest Lead:1214
Points in the Paint:6252
DENMIN
pFaried   26Pekovic   22
rbFaried   14Love   14
aLawson   12Barea   8
sFaried   3Kirilenko   4
bMcGee   22 players   2
 
  • 11/21 - DEN 101 @ MIN 94
  • 12/12 - DEN 105 @ MIN 108
  • 01/03 - MIN 101 @ DEN 97
  • 03/09 - MIN 88 @ DEN 111
Denver Nuggets (24-17)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. GallinariF35:069-134-52-2+704415210024
K. FariedF37:5010-160-06-10+8591403320326
K. KoufosC22:283-30-00-0-52570501106
A. IguodalaG-F34:411-90-20-0+31457215122
T. LawsonG37:036-151-34-6+4134122040017
C. Brewer 25:456-112-40-0+301112011014
J. McGee 15:474-60-01-5-71230513219
A. Miller 20:471-60-11-1-130113110003
J. Hamilton 09:372-40-10-0-112130302004
T. Mozgov 00:560-00-00-0-40000200000
E. FournierDNP - Coach's Decision
Q. MillerDNP - Coach's Decision
A. RandolphDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24042-837-1614-24 123042243081956105
 50.6%43.8%58.3% team rebs: 11total to: 19
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. KirilenkoF35:306-120-26-6-513423431018
K. LoveF-C31:123-170-32-4+159141502028
N. PekovicC31:327-100-08-8+8561122022022
M. LeeG10:150-20-00-0+11011020100
L. RidnourG27:455-122-33-4+601143130015
G. Stiemsma 10:001-10-00-0-40220201202
J. Barea 27:086-120-25-7-105582210017
A. Shved 31:073-100-32-2-22025220018
D. Williams 12:302-60-12-2+81010100026
D. Cunningham 23:015-50-02-4+321322010012
L. AmundsonDNP - Coach's Decision
J. HowardNWT - Illness
Totals 24038-872-1430-37 1727442522111365108
 43.7%14.3%81.1% team rebs: 10total to: 15

inactive

  • Nuggets: Chandler, Stone
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Nuggets: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #65 Sean Wright, #34 Kevin Cutler
  • Attendance: 16444
  • Duration: 2:18
Denver Nuggets (11-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-9)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Koufos (Kirilenko gains possession)
  11:40 Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
  11:24 Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Faried Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  11:15
[DEN 2-0]
 
  10:51 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:50 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:47 Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  10:41  
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:39  
Faried Running Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:39
[DEN 4-0]
 
  10:22
[MIN 2-4]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Gallinari Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  10:05
[DEN 6-2]
 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:55  
  09:55
[MIN 3-6]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:55
[MIN 4-6]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  09:34 Kirilenko Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:34  
Team Rebound  09:34  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:34
[DEN 7-4]
 
  09:22 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:21 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:17 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:16  
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:07 Team Rebound 
Koufos Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:07  
  08:49 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:48  
Gallinari Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:32 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Team Rebound 
  08:21 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
  08:18 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:16 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Faried Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:59
[MIN 6-7]
Kirilenko Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Iguodala Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  07:40  
  07:35
[MIN 8-7]
Kirilenko Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  07:30
[DEN 9-8]
 
  07:12
[MIN 10-9]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST)  06:58
[DEN 12-10]
 
  06:40 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:39  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST)  06:35
[DEN 14-10]
 
  06:21 Ridnour Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Faried Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST)  06:10
[DEN 16-10]
 
  05:45
[MIN 12-16]
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Iguodala Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  05:26  
  05:24 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:21
[MIN 14-16]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:08 Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:08  
Team Rebound  05:08  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:08
[DEN 17-14]
 
  04:56 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:55  
Iguodala Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST)  04:34  
  04:30
[MIN 16-17]
Love Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:14
[DEN 19-16]
 
  04:01 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Iguodala Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:56  
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  03:56  
  03:46 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
  03:35 Pekovic Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:35 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:35 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma 
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST)  03:27
[DEN 21-16]
 
  03:11 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:10  
McGee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  03:08  
McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:05  
  03:05
[MIN 17-21]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:05 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea 
  03:05 Lee Substitution replaced by Shved 
  03:05 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:04  
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST)  02:58
[DEN 23-17]
 
  02:47
[MIN 19-23]
Love Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
Lawson Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:27
[DEN 25-19]
 
  02:10 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:09  
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:50 Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:49  
Faried Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (9 AST)  01:40
[DEN 27-19]
 
  01:23 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:22 Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:19 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:18  
  01:11 Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:11  
  01:11 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Williams 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Miller  01:11  
Faried Substitution replaced by Hamilton  01:11  
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:11  
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:11  
  01:11 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:54.0
[MIN 21-27]
Love Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
McGee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  00:30.5
[DEN 29-21]
 
  00:11.9 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:09.9 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:09.9 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:07.9  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.0 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Denver Nuggets (11-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-9)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
McGee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  11:41
[DEN 31-21]
 
McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending  11:19  
  11:19
[MIN 23-31]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Hamilton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:02
[DEN 33-23]
 
  10:50 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:50  
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  10:45
[DEN 35-23]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:34  
  10:24
[MIN 25-35]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:00  
Brewer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:56  
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Iguodala  09:56  
  09:35
[MIN 27-35]
Shved Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hamilton Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:19  
Hamilton Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:19  
  09:04
[MIN 29-35]
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST) 
McGee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:40  
  08:40  
McGee Substitution replaced by Koufos  08:40  
  08:32 Stiemsma Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:32 Stiemsma Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Koufos Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:20  
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:14  
  08:14
[MIN 30-35]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:14
[MIN 31-35]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  08:09 Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Iguodala Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:54
[DEN 37-31]
 
  07:38 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK) 
  07:37 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:36 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:34  
  07:34
[MIN 32-37]
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:34 Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:34  
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:09 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Iguodala Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST)  07:06  
  07:03
[MIN 34-37]
Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
  06:55 Shved Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Faried  06:55  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:29 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:28  
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK)  06:23  
Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:22  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK)  06:21  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:20  
  06:20 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:20
[DEN 38-34]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:06 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Iguodala (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:05  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:42  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:35
[DEN 40-34]
 
  05:35 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:35 Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:35  
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:35
[DEN 41-34]
 
  05:26
[MIN 36-41]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  05:14  
Team Rebound  05:12  
Miller Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:12  
Iguodala Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  05:07  
  05:07 Williams Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
  05:07 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
  04:58 Shved Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:57  
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:37
[DEN 43-36]
 
  04:17 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:15 Shved Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:14
[MIN 38-43]
Shved Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:01
[DEN 45-38]
 
  03:43
[MIN 40-45]
Barea Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:27 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:20 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:14 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:10 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:09  
Lawson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (1 AST)  03:06
[DEN 47-40]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:51  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 Barea Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  02:51 Shved Substitution replaced by Lee 
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  02:51  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Gallinari  02:51  
McGee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:43  
  02:43
[MIN 41-47]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:43
[MIN 42-47]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
McGee Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:17  
  02:17
[MIN 43-47]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Koufos  02:17  
  02:17
[MIN 44-47]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST)  02:02  
Gallinari Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:01  
  02:01
[MIN 45-47]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:01 Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:00  
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:35 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:31 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:31 Lee Substitution replaced by Shved 
  01:15 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:13  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Team Rebound 
Koufos Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:05  
  01:05
[MIN 46-47]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Mozgov  01:05  
  01:05
[MIN 47-47]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  00:51.9  
  00:50.8 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:44.8  
  00:44.8
[MIN 48-47]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:44.8
[MIN 49-47]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:37.8  
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:35.9  
Faried Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (2 BLK)  00:33.9  
  00:32.9 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:13.9 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:11.9 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:08.8  
  00:08.8
[MIN 50-47]
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:08.8 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:08.8  
  00:08.8
[MIN 51-47]
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (2 AST)  00:02.7
[DEN 50-51]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Denver Nuggets (11-13) Minnesota Timberwolves (11-9)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Koufos Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST)  11:45
[DEN 52-51]
 
  11:30 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gallinari (2 ST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST)  11:18  
  11:13
[MIN 53-52]
Kirilenko Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST) 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Team Rebound 
  10:36 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Iguodala (1 ST) 
  10:34 Ridnour Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Faried Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (3 AST)  10:20
[DEN 54-53]
 
  09:57 Ridnour Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:54  
  09:54 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:54 Team Rebound 
  09:54
[MIN 54-54]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Gallinari Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  09:39  
Gallinari Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:39  
  09:25 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  09:24 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:23 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  09:23
[MIN 56-54]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Koufos Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (4 AST)  09:04
[DEN 56-56]
 
  08:39
[MIN 58-56]
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (10 AST)  08:30
[DEN 59-58]
 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:16  
  08:16
[MIN 59-59]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Koufos Substitution replaced by McGee  08:16  
  08:16
[MIN 60-59]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Faried Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (5 AST)  08:02
[DEN 61-60]
 
  07:43 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:42  
  07:36 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:36  
Team Rebound  07:36  
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:36
[DEN 62-60]
 
Gallinari Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:19  
  07:13
[MIN 62-62]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Shved (4 AST) 
McGee Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (2 ST)  07:09  
  07:04 Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:02  
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  06:56  
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:54  
  06:50 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:50  
Team Rebound  06:50  
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:50
[DEN 63-62]
 
  06:30 Shved Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK) 
  06:30 Team Rebound 
  06:27 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Team Rebound 
  06:27 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  06:07
[MIN 64-63]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST) 
Faried Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Lawson Violation:Kicked Ball  05:44  
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:37 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  05:34 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:33  
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:17 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  05:00 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Team Rebound 
  04:54 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST) 
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:41  
McGee Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:40
[DEN 65-64]
 
  04:40 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Faried Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:40  
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:40  
  04:40 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  04:21 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:19  
Iguodala Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Shved (2 ST)  04:17  
  04:12
[MIN 67-65]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (2 AST) 
  03:59 Love Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:59
[DEN 66-67]
 
Iguodala Substitution replaced by Miller  03:59  
  03:59 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:59
[DEN 67-67]
 
  03:45
[MIN 69-67]
Shved Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McGee Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK)  03:25  
  03:23 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:12 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McGee (1 ST) 
  02:54 Shved Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:54 Shved Substitution replaced by Barea 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:54
[DEN 68-69]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:54  
  02:54 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  02:32
[MIN 71-68]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
McGee Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:10  
  01:54 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:53  
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:41
[DEN 70-71]
 
  01:28 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:26  
Miller Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  00:59.9
[MIN 73-70]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Barea (2 ST)  00:50.9  
Gallinari Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:45.7  
  00:45.7
[MIN 74-70]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:45.7 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Gallinari Substitution replaced by Faried  00:45.7  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Hamilton  00:45.7  
  00:45.7
[MIN 75-70]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
  00:30.9 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
McGee Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:19.4  
  00:19.4
[MIN 76-70]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Koufos  00:19.4  
  00:19.4 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:19.4
[MIN 77-70]
Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:50
[MIN 79-70]
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
Hamilton Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  11:33  
  11:16
[MIN 81-70]
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:56  
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:54  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:45 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:40 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  10:39  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  10:33  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:32  
Hamilton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:28
[DEN 72-81]
 
  10:08 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  10:05
[MIN 83-72]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Koufos Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  09:50
[DEN 74-83]
 
Hamilton Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:31  
  09:25
[MIN 85-74]
Barea Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  09:25  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:25  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Lawson  09:25  
  09:25 Barea Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:25  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:54
[MIN 87-74]
Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Faried Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  08:40  
Faried Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:40  
Koufos Substitution replaced by Iguodala  08:40  
  08:22 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:21 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Iguodala Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:21  
  08:13 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:12  
  07:53 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:53  
Team Rebound  07:53  
  07:53 Williams Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:53
[DEN 75-87]
 
  07:41
[MIN 89-75]
Kirilenko Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST) 
Lawson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:16
[DEN 77-89]
 
  06:57 Kirilenko Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Gallinari  06:57  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:49
[DEN 80-89]
 
  06:26
[MIN 91-80]
Barea Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
  06:10 Cunningham Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:10 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Love 
  05:58 Kirilenko Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:58  
Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  05:50  
Faried Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  05:48
[DEN 82-91]
 
  05:35 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Faried (2 ST) 
  05:17 Love Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  05:17
[DEN 83-91]
 
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  05:17
[DEN 84-91]
 
  05:04 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Iguodala Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:03  
Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:52
[DEN 86-91]
 
  04:33
[MIN 93-86]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Shved (5 AST) 
Faried Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (3 ST)  04:17  
Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:12  
  03:59 Love Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF) 
  03:59 Love Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:59 Shved Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:50 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Faried Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:39  
  03:39
[MIN 94-86]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:39 Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  03:39 Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  03:39  
Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:13
[MIN 96-86]
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:11  
Miller Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:11  
Lawson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:04  
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  03:00  
Faried Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS)  03:00
[DEN 88-96]
 
  02:42
[MIN 98-88]
Cunningham Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Barea (7 AST) 
  02:34 Barea Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Gallinari Step Back Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  02:19
[DEN 90-98]
 
  02:04
[MIN 101-90]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Barea (8 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (6 AST)  01:55
[DEN 93-101]
 
  01:35 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Faried Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  01:34  
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:25
[DEN 96-101]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:12  
  01:12
[MIN 102-96]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:12
[MIN 103-96]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (7 AST)  01:02
[DEN 98-103]
 
  00:40.9 Cunningham Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Faried (3 ST) 
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lawson (11 AST)  00:38.2
[DEN 100-103]
 
  00:34.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:34.4 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Love 
  00:34.4 Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :  
Team Timeout : Short  00:34.4  
Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (4 ST)  00:23.9  
  00:21.2
[MIN 105-100]
Kirilenko Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:21.2  
  00:17.8 Kirilenko Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:17.8
[DEN 101-105]
 
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:17.8
[DEN 102-105]
 
  00:17.8 Team Timeout : Short 
Gallinari Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:14.8  
  00:14.8
[MIN 106-102]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:14.8 Love Substitution replaced by Shved 
  00:14.8
[MIN 107-102]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (12 AST)  00:07.9
[DEN 105-107]
 
Iguodala Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:05.4  
  00:05.4 Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:05.4 Team Rebound 
  00:05.4
[MIN 108-105]
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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DEN
2nd Northwest
57
25
8-2
38-3
19-22
MIN
5th Northwest
31
51
5-5
20-21
11-30
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DEN
2 players 21.3
2 players 8.4
2 players 8.0
2 players 1.0
2 players 2.0
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