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Notebook: Timberwolves 101, Nuggets 97


Michael Kelly, for NBA.com
Posted Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:51 AM - Updated Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:51 AM

THE FACTS: No Ricky Rubio, no Kevin Love. It didn't matter for the Minnesota Timberwolves, thanks to J.J. Barea.

Barea came off the bench to score 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, rookie Alexey Shved also had 17 points and the Timberwolves overcame injuries and foul trouble to beat the Denver Nuggets 101-97 on Thursday night.

Ty Lawson returned from a one-game absence to score 16 points and Kosta Koufas had 16 as well for the Nuggets, who had their eight-game home winning streak snapped.

QUOTABLE: "One of those games you don't expect with everything going on. They're rested and we come in and win."
-- Minnesota coach Rick Adelman

THE STAT: Andre Miller's basket with 9:58 left in the first quarter gave him 15,000 points for his career. He is the eighth player in NBA history to have at least 15,000 points and 7,000 assists. He finished with 11 points and 10 assists for his 205th career double-double.

TURNING POINT: Tied at 91 in the fourth quarter, Luke Ridnour drained a 3-pointer from 27 feet away to put the Timberwolves up for good with 2:43 left. After a Denver miss, Barea hit another 3-pointer to make it a six-point game. They were the only 3-pointers Minnesota hit in the fourth quarter.

QUOTABLE II: "That was a thrown game. They came in off a back-to-back. This was a game we had to win. Needed to win. We just didn't take advantage of this game."
-- Andre Miller

HOT: Nuggets coach George Karl was heaping praise on Barea before the game and then the guard went out and backed up the words. He played the final 13 minutes and had all five of his assists in the fourth quarter, which meant he had a hand in 24 of the Timberwolves' 32 points in the period.

NOT: The Nuggets. They snapped the Clippers' 17-game winning streak Tuesday but let this one get away from them. They let a 10-point lead evaporate at the end of the third quarter and a six-point lead disappear in the fourth.

QUOTABLE III: "There's always four, five, six games a year where you embarrass yourself and tonight was one of those nights. The sense of urgency didn't come until the fourth quarter."
-- George Karl

INSIDE THE ARENA: Otis Day, made famous from his performance in the 1978 movie Animal House, performed at halftime.

GOOD MOVE: Adelman rode the hot play of Ridnour and Barea in the fourth quarter. The two guards wreaked havoc on Denver's defense, using ball screens to get open. They combined to go 9-for-11 from the field for 21 points.

BAD MOVE: Love suffered a sprained finger on his right hand with 4:23 left in the third quarter. It's the same hand he fractured Oct. 17, which caused him to miss the first nine games of the season. He didn't play after leaving for an X-ray and Adelman said he doesn't know if he'll play Saturday against Portland.

ROOKIE WATCH: Shved continues to impress. He notched his sixth straight game of double-digit points and helped keep the Timberwolves close with some big buckets in the third quarter.

NOTABLE: Rubio didn't make the trip with the team due to back spasms. He could play Saturday. ... Lawson came off the bench for the first time this season. He missed Tuesday's game with a strained left Achilles tendon. ... The Nuggets had 11 steals and 11 blocked shots. ... The Timberwolves are 3-12 in their last 15 games in Denver. ... The Nuggets are 4-13 when allowing 100 or more points.

UP NEXT: For the Timberwolves, Saturday vs. Portland, Tuesday vs. Atlanta, Wednesday @ Oklahoma City. For the Nuggets, Saturday vs. Utah, Sunday @ L.A. Lakers, Wednesday vs. Orlando.

MIN
DEN
   
    • 44.6%

    • 46.5%

    • 37.5%

    • 27.3%

    • 70.0%

    • 55.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MINDEN
Total Rebounds5239
Offensive Rebounds1711
Turnovers137
Fast Break Pts:819
Biggest Lead:610
Points in the Paint:4454
MINDEN
p2 players   172 players   16
rbLove   172 players   7
a2 players   5Miller   10
s2 players   1Koufos   4
bKirilenko   34 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
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. KirilenkoF32:584-91-25-8-104431013114
K. LoveF-C23:364-130-24-5-125121721010412
N. PekovicC28:584-90-03-5-1333605000111
A. ShvedG33:447-131-42-2-722451050117
L. RidnourG37:106-142-40-0-613422120014
J. Barea 25:176-102-33-4+2004452030317
D. Cunningham 27:162-50-02-4+224484200006
D. Williams 18:003-70-12-2+61340101018
G. Stiemsma 13:011-30-00-0+111010210002
L. AmundsonDNP - Coach's Decision
L. HaywardDNP - Coach's Decision
M. LeeNWT - Hyperextended Right Knee
R. RubioNWT - Back Spasms
Totals 24037-836-1621-30 1735522117213311101
 44.6%37.5%70.0% team rebs: 12total to: 15
Denver Nuggets (24-17)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
D. GallinariF27:474-113-71-2-203314110012
K. FariedF24:583-50-02-2+42463510018
K. KoufosC26:228-100-00-0+1934712402116
A. IguodalaG-F35:506-161-51-7+607761210014
A. MillerG35:365-120-21-1+11134104111011
J. McGee 12:311-70-00-0-153140201212
C. Brewer 29:095-131-51-2-1203330211012
T. Mozgov 13:102-30-02-3-12131301206
T. Lawson 22:416-91-33-3-2500021012016
E. Fournier 07:410-00-00-0-20110300000
A. Randolph 04:150-00-00-0-30110100100
J. HamiltonDNP - Coach's Decision
J. StoneDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24040-866-2211-20 112839272611711397
 46.5%27.3%55.0% team rebs: 7total to: 8

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy
  • Nuggets: Chandler, Miller

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Love
  • Nuggets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #30 John Goble, #50 Olandis Poole
  • Attendance: 16921
  • Duration: 2:07
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-14) Denver Nuggets (18-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Koufos vs Pekovic (Love gains possession)
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  11:44  
  11:25 Faried Jump Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK) 
  11:24 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:20 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST)  11:03
[MIN 3-0]
 
Kirilenko Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:47  
  10:34 Koufos Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:33  
  10:18 Faried Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:18
[MIN 4-0]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:18
[MIN 5-0]
 
  09:58
[DEN 2-5]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Faried (1 AST) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:36
[MIN 7-2]
 
  09:25
[DEN 4-7]
Faried Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Kirilenko Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  09:07
[MIN 9-4]
 
  08:49
[DEN 6-9]
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Team Rebound 
  07:59 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:58  
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:37
[DEN 9-9]
Iguodala 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Faried (2 AST) 
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:19 Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:14 Iguodala Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:12
[DEN 11-9]
Koufos Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  07:03 Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:03 Faried Substitution replaced by McGee 
  06:59 McGee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 10-11]
 
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:59
[MIN 11-11]
 
  06:42 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:41  
Love Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  06:37
[MIN 13-11]
 
  06:27 McGee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (2 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:25  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:18  
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:13
[MIN 15-11]
 
  06:07
[DEN 13-15]
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
  05:51 McGee Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:51 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  05:51 McGee Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:36  
  05:36 Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:36 Team Rebound 
  05:36
[DEN 14-15]
Iguodala Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST)  05:20  
  05:05
[DEN 16-15]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:36 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:34  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:07
[DEN 18-15]
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST) 
Shved Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:31
[DEN 20-15]
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK)  03:11  
  03:10 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:58
[DEN 23-15]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Koufos Substitution replaced by Faried 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Cunningham  02:52  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Barea  02:52  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:13 Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:12  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  02:05  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:04  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK)  02:03  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:02  
  02:02 Iguodala Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Technical  02:02  
  02:02
[DEN 24-15]
Miller Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:02  
Team Rebound  02:02  
  02:02 Miller Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:02  
  02:00 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:47 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:46  
  01:41 Faried Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:41
[MIN 16-24]
 
  01:41 Faried Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:41
[MIN 17-24]
 
  01:17 Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:15  
  01:10 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:10
[MIN 18-24]
 
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:10
[MIN 19-24]
 
  00:57.9 Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:56.9  
  00:53.6 Gallinari Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:53.6
[MIN 20-24]
 
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:53.6
[MIN 21-24]
 
  00:32.9 Gallinari Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:31.9  
Cunningham Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  00:28.0  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:27.0  
Love Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:26.0
[MIN 23-24]
 
Barea Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:10.0  
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:02.5  
  00:02.5 Gallinari Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:02.5 Team Rebound 
  00:02.5
[DEN 25-23]
Gallinari Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  00:01.1  
  00:00.5 Brewer Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-14) Denver Nuggets (18-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[DEN 27-23]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  11:27 Fournier Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Barea Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:23  
  11:04 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:03  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  10:55  
  10:52 Gallinari Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  10:52 Mozgov Substitution replaced by McGee 
Shved Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:39
[MIN 25-27]
 
  10:24 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:23  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: McGee (1 BLK)  10:06  
  10:05 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:59
[DEN 30-25]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  09:44
[MIN 27-30]
 
Barea Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:35  
  09:26 McGee Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
  09:23 Fournier Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  09:13
[MIN 29-30]
 
  08:50 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:49 McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:49 McGee Tip Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:47  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lawson (1 BLK)  08:44  
  08:44 Team Rebound 
Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:44  
  08:44  
  08:22 Gallinari Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:20  
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
Team Rebound  08:03  
  08:03 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Faried 
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:49
[MIN 31-30]
 
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:42  
  07:42
[DEN 31-31]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:42 Fournier Substitution replaced by Miller 
Shved Substitution replaced by Ridnour  07:42  
  07:42
[DEN 32-31]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:19  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:08  
Williams Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:08
[MIN 33-32]
 
  06:56 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
  06:45 Faried Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic  06:45  
  06:45 Faried Substitution replaced by Koufos 
  06:45 McGee Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:24 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:23  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST)  06:04
[MIN 35-32]
 
  05:46 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:45  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:39  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:36  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:33  
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:30
[MIN 37-32]
 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:29 Lawson Substitution replaced by Iguodala 
  05:09 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:07  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Iguodala (1 ST)  04:53  
  04:47
[DEN 34-37]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gallinari (1 AST) 
Barea Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK)  04:24  
Team Rebound  04:23  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
Team Rebound  04:20  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:20  
  04:00
[DEN 37-37]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:51  
  03:51 Koufos Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love  03:51  
Williams Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  03:51  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  03:36  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:35  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  03:34  
Team Rebound  03:33  
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (2 AST)  03:31
[MIN 39-37]
 
  03:31 Gallinari Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  03:31
[MIN 40-37]
 
  03:23 Mozgov Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:23 Mozgov Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:23 Brewer Substitution replaced by Fournier 
  03:14 Gallinari Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:14
[MIN 41-37]
 
  03:14 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Koufos 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:56 Iguodala Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:54 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:54 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:54
[DEN 39-41]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:54  
Barea Substitution replaced by Shved  02:54  
  02:54 Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  02:46 Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:31 Iguodala Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:31  
  02:20 Fournier Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:20  
Team Rebound  02:20  
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:58
[DEN 41-41]
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Miller (6 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:49  
Team Rebound  01:48  
  01:48 Mozgov Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:48
[MIN 42-41]
 
  01:48 Mozgov Substitution replaced by McGee 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:48  
Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:46  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (2 BLK)  01:27  
  01:26 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:21 Iguodala Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:18 McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:18 McGee Tip Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  01:16  
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  01:16  
  01:03
[DEN 43-42]
Iguodala Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (7 AST) 
Shved Layup Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:45.9  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGee (2 BLK)  00:42.9  
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:41.5  
Shved Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  00:39.9
[MIN 44-43]
 
  00:28.9 McGee Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:27.9 McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  00:27.9 McGee Tip Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:25.9  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  00:15.1
[MIN 46-43]
 
  00:15.1 Koufos Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:15.1 McGee Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  00:15.1
[MIN 47-43]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-14) Denver Nuggets (18-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[DEN 45-47]
Koufos Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Faried (3 AST) 
Kirilenko Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:18
[MIN 49-45]
 
  11:00
[DEN 47-49]
Iguodala Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  11:00  
  11:00 Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  10:59  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:35  
  10:19
[DEN 49-49]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (2 AST) 
Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Koufos (2 ST)  10:04  
  10:00
[DEN 51-49]
Gallinari Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:00  
Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:45 Faried Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:21
[DEN 54-49]
Gallinari 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (8 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:58 Iguodala Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:35 Gallinari 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
  08:22 Miller Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  08:10  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:48 Faried Layup Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:47  
  07:42 Koufos Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST)  07:37
[MIN 52-54]
 
  07:18
[DEN 56-52]
Faried Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (4 AST) 
Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Koufos (3 ST)  07:04  
  07:00
[DEN 58-52]
Iguodala Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:00  
  07:00 Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:11)  06:58  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:39 Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:29  
  06:29 Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
  06:29 Iguodala Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:12)  06:27  
Kirilenko Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:13
[MIN 54-58]
 
  06:07 Koufos Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (3 BLK) 
  06:05 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:03  
  06:03
[DEN 59-54]
Faried Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:03
[DEN 60-54]
Faried Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:49
[MIN 56-60]
 
  05:28 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:27 Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:27
[DEN 62-56]
Koufos Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gallinari (1 ST)  05:11  
  04:59
[DEN 64-56]
Faried Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:51  
  04:51 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:51 Miller Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Kirilenko Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  04:38  
  04:37 Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:23
[DEN 66-56]
Koufos Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:15  
Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham  04:15  
Pekovic Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST)  03:57
[MIN 58-66]
 
  03:33 Iguodala Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:33  
  03:33 Faried Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Iguodala (2 ST)  03:16  
  03:07 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:07  
  03:07 Faried Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
  02:55 Gallinari Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:55
[MIN 59-66]
 
  02:55 Gallinari Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:55  
  02:51 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:35 Brewer Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Shved (4 AST)  02:12
[MIN 62-66]
 
  01:57 Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:57  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
Shved Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:41  
Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Koufos (4 ST)  01:32  
  01:29
[DEN 68-62]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Koufos (1 AST) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  01:29  
  01:29 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:27  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea  01:19  
Shved Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (3 AST)  01:12
[MIN 64-68]
 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:53.6  
  00:53.6
[DEN 69-64]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  00:53.6  
  00:53.6 Koufos Substitution replaced by Randolph 
  00:53.6
[DEN 70-64]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (3 AST)  00:35.6
[MIN 67-70]
 
  00:14.8 Brewer Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:14.3  
Shved Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK)  00:07.9  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:06.9  
  00:00.7 Randolph Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:00.7
[MIN 68-70]
 
Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Williams  00:00.7  
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:00.7
[MIN 69-70]
 
  00:00.4 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  11:44
[MIN 71-70]
 
  11:22
[DEN 72-71]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:47 Lawson Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
  10:47 Iguodala Substitution replaced by Miller 
  10:47 Mozgov Substitution replaced by McGee 
Shved Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  10:27
[MIN 73-72]
 
  10:12
[DEN 75-73]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (9 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (5 AST)  09:50
[MIN 75-75]
 
  09:39
[DEN 77-75]
Lawson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  09:39  
Shved Substitution replaced by Ridnour  09:39  
  09:39
[DEN 78-75]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  09:29 Miller Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:29
[MIN 76-78]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:29
[MIN 77-78]
 
  09:09 Miller Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:08  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:49
[DEN 80-77]
McGee Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lawson (2 BLK)  08:39  
Team Rebound  08:39  
  08:39  
  08:39 Randolph Substitution replaced by Faried 
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:31  
Cunningham Tip Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:28 Faried Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:25
[DEN 82-77]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  08:25  
  08:25
[DEN 83-77]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:03
[MIN 79-83]
 
  07:55 McGee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stiemsma (1 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  07:50
[MIN 81-83]
 
  07:31
[DEN 85-81]
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:04
[MIN 83-85]
 
  06:45 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:44  
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  06:41
[MIN 85-85]
 
  06:12
[DEN 87-85]
Brewer Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (10 AST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:46
[MIN 87-87]
 
  05:17 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:16  
Barea Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:08
[MIN 89-87]
 
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Kirilenko  05:08  
  05:08 McGee Substitution replaced by Gallinari 
  05:08 Lawson Substitution replaced by Iguodala 
  04:51 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:49  
Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:28
[MIN 91-87]
 
  04:03
[DEN 89-91]
Iguodala Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:33 Gallinari Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:19 Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST) 
Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Faried (1 ST)  03:14  
  03:09
[DEN 91-91]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Iguodala (6 AST) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST)  02:43
[MIN 94-91]
 
  02:17 Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:16  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:10  
Williams Substitution replaced by Pekovic  02:10  
  02:10 Brewer Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (4 AST)  01:54
[MIN 97-91]
 
  01:47
[DEN 93-97]
Miller Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  01:22  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:21  
Barea Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:01
[MIN 99-93]
 
  00:44.4
[DEN 95-99]
Iguodala Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  00:44.4  
  00:44.4 Iguodala Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  00:41.9 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:37.9 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:36.9  
  00:35.3 Faried Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) 
Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.8 Iguodala Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:11.3 Iguodala 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kirilenko Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:11.3  
  00:11.3 Miller Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:11.3
[MIN 100-95]
 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Shved  00:11.3  
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:11.3  
  00:09.3 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:09.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:03.1
[DEN 97-100]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  00:00.5 Lawson Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:00.5
[MIN 101-97]
 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.5  
  00:00.3 Faried Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
End of 4th Quarter
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MIN
5th Northwest
31
51
5-5
20-21
11-30
DEN
2nd Northwest
57
25
8-2
38-3
19-22
 
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DEN
2 players 21.3
2 players 8.4
2 players 8.0
2 players 1.0
2 players 2.0