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Notebook: Clippers 95, Timberwolves 82


Posted Thursday April 12, 2012 11:57PM

By Phil Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Without Ricky Rubio, without Luke Ridnour, and now without Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves had little chance Thursday of completing a season sweep of the Los Angeles Clippers, who used defense to pull away for a 95-82 victory in Target Center and tighten their grip on homecourt advantage in the postseason.

Blake Griffin scored 19 points, Caron Butler added 17 and Mo Williams returned from injury with 14 points as the Clippers followed Wednesday's thrilling victory in Oklahoma City with a much easier victory in Minneapolis. The Wolves had won the first three meetings this season, and were hoping to complete their first four-game sweep since 2004, but those chances became remote once Kevin Love remained behind in Denver on Wednesday after being diagnosed with a mild concussion.

Without three starters, including the NBA's fourth-leading scorer (26.0 points per game) and second-leading rebounder (13.3), the Wolves got 17 points from Nikola Pekovic, 16 from Anthony Randolph -- the first time he's reached double digits in back-to-back games this season -- and 14 from Michael Beasley. But after remaining competitive for a half, Minnesota crumpled under L.A.'s defense in the second half, making only 27 percent of its shots and scoring just 14 points in the fourth quarter.

The victory, the Clippers' 10th in the past 12 games, increased their lead to 1 1/2 games over Memphis, which lost at San Antonio, in the race for fourth place and homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. It also pulled Los Angeles within one game of its neighbors, the Lakers, for third place. Minnesota was officially knocked out of the playoff race with the loss.

QUOTABLE: "I have no idea what happened there. I got stuck in the wrong place at the wrong time, I guess. But we've been talking about tightening up our defense."
-- Clippers forward Blake Griffin, joking about drawing offensive fouls on Minnesota rookie Derrick Williams twice within a 65-second span in the fourth quarter.

THE STAT: 8 -- Stitches required to close a cut on Minnesota guard J.J. Barea's lip, symbolic of the physical defense that the Clippers used on the Kevin Love-less Wolves offense.

TURNING POINT: Despite missing starters Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour, the Wolves held an improbable three-point lead with three minutes remaining in the first half when guard J.J. Barea was struck in the face by Chris Paul's elbow, drawing blood and sending him to the locker room for stitches. He returned for the second half, but the Wolves' offensive momentum had been lost. Minnesota made 52.5 percent of its field-goal tries in the first half, and 27.0 percent in the second half.

QUOTABLE II: "It can't get any worse, man. Can't get any worse."
-- Wolves guard J.J. Barea, after Minnesota lost its seventh consecutive game

HOT: Kenyon Martin is providing valuable defense around the basket, but his shot has come around lately, too. Martin made all four shots he took on Thursday, giving him a 60.7 percent success rate (17-for-28) over the past five games.

NOT: The Timberwolves' playoff history. By losing their seventh straight game -- and 24th in a row in April -- the Wolves were mathematically eliminated from the Western Conference playoff race, the eighth consecutive year they have failed to reach the postseason. That's the longest current streak in the NBA.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Mo Williams had not played in three weeks, missing 11 games with a sprained big toe. But the backup point guard chipped in 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting and five assists in his first game back for the Clippers, and coach Vinny Del Negro, citing the way Williams changes the tempo of the game, said he expects to lean on Williams for important minutes down the stretch.

INSIDE THE ARENA: Wolves guard Ricky Rubio returned to Target Center for the first time since tearing a ligament in his knee and undergoing surgery to repair it. Minnesota is now 4-15 without the rookie guard.

GOOD MOVE: Minnesota trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, but by the end of the period, the Clippers' lead was just five. In the L.A. huddle, coach Vinny Del Negro inserted Blake Griffin back into the lineup and emphasized to his team that if the Clippers were going to win, it was going to be because of their defense. His players took that message to heart, because after scoring on a putback on their first possession of the third quarter, the Wolves managed only one basket in the next seven minutes, going 1-for-8 from the field with four turnovers -- two of them on charges drawn by Griffin -- as L.A. went on a 17-4 run and widened its lead to 17 points.

BAD MOVE: As the game turned physical, both teams complained to the officials, with Minnesota guard J.J. Barea at one point breaking off a play he was running in order to dribble over to James Capers to complain, as the clock ran. The result? Barea was called for an offensive foul on the Wolves' next possession, and coach Rick Adelman was given a technical foul when he protested the play.

ROOKIE WATCH: One night after equaling his career-high with 27 points in Denver, Wolves rookie Derrick Williams suffered the typical wild swing of a rookie, this time by being humbled by the defense of Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers. Williams, stepping into the starting lineup with Kevin Love out, made 1-for-7 shots from the field, didn't collect an offensive rebound, and committed four turnovers, including back-to-back offensive fouls in the fourth quarter.

NOTABLE: Love was released from a Denver hospital on Thursday and flew back to Minnesota. The All-Star forward, who suffered a mild concussion when he was inadvertently struck by Nuggets' forward JaVale McGee's elbow, will be evaluated further over the next few days, though the chances of him playing again, with six games remaining in the season, appear doubtful. ... Point guard Luke Ridnour had hoped to return to the lineup after missing five games with a sprained right ankle, but after testing it Thursday, the team decided to hold him out again. Shooting guard Wayne Ellington also missed his second straight game with back spasms. ... With Mo Williams' return to action, Clippers guard Chris Paul played only 28:48, his fewest minutes since Feb. 4. ... The Clippers are now 15-14 on the road this season. They have not finished above .500 on road since moving to Los Angeles in 1984. ... The Timberwolves have lost 24 consecutive games in April, including seven in a row this year, a streak of futility that dates back to a 105-97 victory over Golden State on April 8, 2009. ... J.J. Barea had 10 points and 10 assists in the first half, only the fourth player in Wolves history to record such a double-double by halftime. Barea has made 12 of his last 23 3-point shots.

UP NEXT: For the Clippers, Saturday vs. Golden State, Monday vs. Oklahoma City, Wednesday @ Denver. For the Timberwolves, Saturday vs. Oklahoma City, Monday @ Indiana, Tuesday vs. Memphis.

LAC
MIN
   
    • 42.9%

    • 40.3%

    • 38.7%

    • 23.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 68.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LACMIN
Total Rebounds4545
Offensive Rebounds1412
Turnovers917
Fast Break Pts:112
Biggest Lead:1910
Points in the Paint:3240
LACMIN
pGriffin   19Pekovic   17
rbGriffin   13Beasley   10
aPaul   8Barea   11
sBledsoe   34 players   1
bJordan   3Randolph   3
 
  • 01/20 - MIN 101 @ LAC 98
  • 02/28 - MIN 109 @ LAC 97
  • 03/05 - LAC 94 @ MIN 95
  • 04/12 - LAC 95 @ MIN 82
Los Angeles Clippers (7-2)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ButlerF21:536-135-80-0+1303301000017
B. GriffinF36:219-160-01-5+23851354101219
D. JordanC23:102-40-00-0+357121300314
R. FoyeG25:424-143-80-0+600033030111
C. PaulG28:483-81-21-1+70448321018
K. Martin 25:084-40-00-0+101670220108
N. Young 26:073-111-53-4002202100010
E. Bledsoe 19:122-80-30-0+60220133014
Mo. Williams 19:376-112-40-0+1200051120014
R. Evans 08:320-00-00-0-40110110000
T. Thompkins 02:490-10-00-0-60110100000
B. Simmons 02:410-10-10-0-50000000000
R. Gomes 00:000-00-00-000000000000
Totals 24039-9112-315-10 14314522221195695
 42.9%38.7%50.0% team rebs: 10total to: 11
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G30:391-60-32-2-111561110004
D. WilliamsF25:511-71-31-2-170550504214
N. PekovicC32:386-120-05-8-1433610000317
M. WebsterG-F34:183-81-43-3-1223521100010
J. BareaG31:034-92-40-0-15022114070010
M. Beasley 31:036-150-32-4-3371011031014
A. Randolph 27:017-120-02-3+536920023116
A. Tolliver 10:301-20-10-000000011002
M. Lee 16:572-61-30-0+20222010005
W. Ellington 00:000-00-00-000000000000
K. Love 00:000-00-00-000000000000
D. Milicic 00:000-00-00-000000000000
B. Miller 00:000-00-00-000000000000
Totals 24031-775-2115-22 12334520124176582
 40.3%23.8%68.2% team rebs: 10total to: 17

inactive

  • Clippers: Billups, Leslie
  • Timberwolves: Ridnour, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Clippers: Del Negro
  • Timberwolves: Adelman

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #74 Curtis Blair, #26 Pat Fraher
  • Attendance: 16016
  • Duration: 2:05
Los Angeles Clippers (36-23) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-35)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Jordan (Butler gains possession)
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  11:52
[LAC 3-0]
 
  11:34 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:34  
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jordan (1 AST)  11:10
[LAC 5-0]
 
  10:58
[MIN 3-5]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:24  
Foye Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:53
[MIN 5-5]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:32  
Griffin Running Bank shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:02 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
Griffin Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST)  08:54
[LAC 7-5]
 
  08:41
[MIN 8-7]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:25 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Foye Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:20  
  08:07
[MIN 10-7]
Webster Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST) 
Foye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  07:47
[LAC 9-10]
 
  07:37 Webster Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:36  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:19 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:18  
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:09
[LAC 11-10]
 
Jordan Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  06:55  
  06:55 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:55 Team Rebound 
  06:55
[MIN 11-11]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:10
[MIN 13-11]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST)  05:54
[LAC 14-13]
 
  05:38
[MIN 15-14]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Foye Driving Jump shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:11 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
Griffin Jump Hook Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Butler Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:53  
  04:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:41 Williams Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  04:40 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:28
[MIN 17-14]
Webster Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  04:01  
  04:00 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:45 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:44  
Butler Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST)  03:32
[LAC 16-17]
 
  03:09
[MIN 19-16]
Pekovic Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:56  
Jordan Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:54
[LAC 18-19]
 
  02:37 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:36  
Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
Jordan Substitution replaced by Martin  02:31  
Butler Substitution replaced by Young  02:31  
  02:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  02:31 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Randolph 
  02:17
[MIN 22-18]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:47 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Griffin Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  01:41  
Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:39  
Young Layup Shot: Missed  01:35  
Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:34  
Paul Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK)  01:18  
  01:17 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:10 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:06
[MIN 24-18]
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)  00:45.6
[LAC 21-24]
 
  00:33.9 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:32.9 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:32.9 Randolph Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:28.9 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:06.1
[MIN 26-21]
Randolph Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (36-23) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-35)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48
[MIN 28-21]
Beasley Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  11:48  
  11:48
[MIN 29-21]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:31
[MIN 31-21]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST)  11:01
[LAC 24-31]
 
  10:39 Beasley Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:38  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Tolliver (1 ST)  10:32  
  10:26 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:25  
Griffin Substitution replaced by Evans  10:25  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 Team Rebound 
  09:52
[MIN 33-24]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:27
[LAC 26-33]
 
  09:09 Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST) 
  09:08 Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  09:08 Barea Substitution replaced by Lee 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  08:52
[LAC 28-33]
 
  08:35 Tolliver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST) 
Bledsoe Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:31  
Bledsoe Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:31  
  08:31  
  08:23 Beasley Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Young Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:11  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:09  
Martin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:09
[LAC 30-33]
 
  07:52 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:51  
  07:46 Beasley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:46
[LAC 31-33]
 
  07:46 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  07:46 Lee Substitution replaced by Barea 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:46  
  07:46 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:34
[MIN 35-31]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (7 AST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:09
[MIN 37-31]
Johnson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (8 AST) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:57
[LAC 33-37]
 
Martin Violation:Kicked Ball  06:38  
  06:33
[MIN 39-33]
Beasley Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (9 AST) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:01
[MIN 41-33]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:55  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  05:40  
Team Rebound  05:38  
Young Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:25
[LAC 35-41]
 
  05:02 Randolph Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:58
[LAC 37-41]
 
Martin Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  04:42  
  04:42 Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:42 Team Rebound 
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Paul  04:42  
Evans Substitution replaced by Griffin  04:42  
  04:42 Johnson Substitution replaced by Webster 
  04:42 Randolph Substitution replaced by Williams 
  04:42
[MIN 42-37]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:14 Webster Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:13  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:51 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:49 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:49 Beasley Tip Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:48  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:43
[LAC 39-42]
 
Paul Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:31  
Young Substitution replaced by Butler  03:31  
  03:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:31 Barea Substitution replaced by Lee 
  03:22
[MIN 44-39]
Lee Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  03:01
[LAC 41-44]
 
  02:40 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  02:33
[LAC 44-44]
 
  02:04
[MIN 46-44]
Beasley Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  02:04  
Williams Substitution replaced by Foye  02:04  
  02:04 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:04  
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:41  
Griffin Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:41
[LAC 46-46]
 
  01:41 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Jordan  01:41  
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  01:41
[LAC 47-46]
 
  01:26 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:25  
  01:20 Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:20  
Team Rebound  01:20  
  01:20 Williams Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:04
[MIN 48-47]
Beasley Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST) 
Butler Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.9 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:30.9 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:29.5  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Team Rebound  00:02.7  
Team Timeout : Short  00:02.7  
  00:02.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Foye Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Clippers (36-23) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-35)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:42  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Griffin (3 AST)  11:19
[LAC 50-48]
 
  11:07 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:06  
  10:58 Johnson Violation:Kicked Ball 
  10:54 Webster Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Griffin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:54  
Team Rebound  10:54  
Griffin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:54  
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:53  
Jordan Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:48
[LAC 52-48]
 
  10:36 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:34  
Griffin Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  10:14
[LAC 54-48]
 
  10:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:08 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:07
[MIN 50-54]
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Jordan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Williams (2 BLK)  09:47  
Griffin Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:46  
Foye Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  09:39  
Foye Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:39  
Jordan Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  09:26  
  09:26 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:26 Team Rebound 
  09:26
[MIN 51-54]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Griffin (4 AST)  09:12
[LAC 57-51]
 
  08:59 Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (1 BLK) 
Jordan Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  08:58  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:33 Pekovic Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:32  
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:04  
  08:04
[MIN 52-57]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:04
[MIN 53-57]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  07:51
[LAC 60-53]
 
  07:30 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  07:27 Barea Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  07:27 Adelman Technical 
Paul Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  07:27
[LAC 61-53]
 
Paul Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:19  
Paul Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:19  
  06:59 Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:53 Barea Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  06:53 Barea Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:36
[LAC 63-53]
 
  06:33 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Griffin (1 ST) 
  06:23 Barea Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  06:23 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  06:23 Williams Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  06:12
[LAC 66-53]
 
  06:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:10 Barea Substitution replaced by Lee 
  05:55
[MIN 56-66]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Randolph (2 AST) 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  05:28  
Team Rebound  05:27  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:27  
  05:16 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:15  
Foye Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (2 BLK)  05:03  
Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:02  
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
Griffin Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  04:52  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:51  
  04:40 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (2 BLK) 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:38  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:31 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:22 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:21  
Griffin Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:57 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Griffin (1 BLK) 
Griffin Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  03:55  
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  03:48  
Foye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Griffin (5 AST)  03:37
[LAC 69-56]
 
  03:12 Randolph Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jordan (3 BLK) 
  03:11 Team Rebound 
  03:11 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  03:08 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Webster Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Griffin Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  03:07  
  03:07
[MIN 57-69]
Webster Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Martin  03:07  
Butler Substitution replaced by Young  03:07  
  03:07
[MIN 58-69]
Webster Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Foye Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Webster (1 ST)  02:51  
Foye Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  02:40  
Del Negro Technical  02:40  
  02:40
[MIN 59-69]
Webster Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  02:31
[MIN 61-69]
Tolliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:44
[MIN 63-69]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Jordan Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  01:44  
Foye Substitution replaced by Williams  01:44  
  01:44 Randolph Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  01:44  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  01:26  
Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  01:16  
  01:16
[MIN 64-69]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Paul Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  01:16  
  01:16
[MIN 65-69]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:16  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:01
[LAC 71-65]
 
  00:42.3
[MIN 68-71]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Webster (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  00:32.9  
Jordan Dunk Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:29.6 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:18.9 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Jordan Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  00:17.9  
Martin Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  00:08.2
[LAC 73-68]
 
  00:01.0 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Griffin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (3 BLK)  11:39  
  11:37 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  11:25 Beasley Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  11:24 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:22
[MIN 70-73]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  11:00
[LAC 75-70]
 
  10:50 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Griffin Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  10:49  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  10:15 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:15  
Young 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  09:52
[LAC 78-70]
 
  09:31 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:00 Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
Griffin Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:55
[LAC 80-70]
 
  08:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:55 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Williams 
  08:55 Randolph Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
  08:55 Lee Substitution replaced by Barea 
  08:42 Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (3 ST) 
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK)  08:37  
Griffin Rebound (Off:7 Def:5)  08:36  
Griffin Putback Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:36
[LAC 82-70]
 
  08:16 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
Griffin Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  08:15  
  08:15 Beasley Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  08:09 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:08  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:37 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
  07:36 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Martin Violation:Defensive Goaltending  07:35  
  07:35
[MIN 72-82]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Griffin Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:16
[LAC 84-72]
 
  07:02 Williams Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  07:02 Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:43 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:34 Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:33  
  06:24 Williams Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  06:24 Webster Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  06:24 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:11
[LAC 87-72]
 
  05:58 Williams Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF) 
  05:58 Williams Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  05:58  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:41
[LAC 89-72]
 
Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:19  
  05:09 Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:54
[MIN 74-89]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Barea (11 AST) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:12 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Randolph Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:10 Randolph Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:09 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:03 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:03  
Williams Substitution replaced by Foye  04:03  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Paul  04:03  
  04:03 Williams Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Foye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
Griffin Rebound (Off:8 Def:5)  03:40  
Griffin Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  03:28
[LAC 91-74]
 
Paul Violation:Kicked Ball  03:12  
  03:04 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST) 
Martin Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  02:59
[LAC 93-74]
 
Paul Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  02:49  
  02:49 Barea Substitution replaced by Lee 
Griffin Substitution replaced by Thompkins  02:49  
Martin Substitution replaced by Evans  02:49  
Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:41  
  02:41 Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:41 Team Rebound 
Paul Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  02:41  
Foye Substitution replaced by Simmons  02:41  
  02:41
[MIN 75-93]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:17  
  02:01 Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:00  
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Team Rebound 
Evans Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  01:51  
  01:51
[MIN 76-93]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:51 Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:51  
  01:35 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:35
[LAC 94-76]
 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:35
[LAC 95-76]
 
  01:21 Beasley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:19  
Thompkins Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:53.0
[MIN 78-95]
Beasley Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:33.6 Team Rebound 
Thompkins Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:33.6  
  00:33.6
[MIN 79-95]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:33.6
[MIN 80-95]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  00:25.9  
  00:22.8
[MIN 82-95]
Randolph Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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