Q4-3:35 82:70. Timberwolves are cruising against Mavericks, up 12 pts, 82-70 with 3:35 left. This game hasn't been close since mid Q2.
Q4-5:00 77:68. Luke Ridnour hits a free throw to put Timberwolves back up by 9 pts, 77-68 with 5:00 left. This one might be over.
Q4-5:37 76:68. Chris Kaman turns it over in a spot! Mavericks are down 8 pts 76-68 with 5:37 left.
Q4-6:03 76:68. Andrei Kirilenko has played well on both ends with 16 points, 9 boards and 2 steals. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 76-68, mid Q4.
Q4-6:09 76:65. It's been a slow paced game! Timberwolves have only taken 55 shots (28-55 FG) and Mavericks have only taken 64 shots (24-64 FG). Timberwolves are winning 76-65, mid Q4.
Q4-7:54 72:63. Troy Murphy misses another jumper, shooting 2-6 FGs! He's beeen missing with the few shots he's taken. Mavericks losing 72-63, mid Q4.
Q4-8:48 70:62. Rick Adelman has faith in his starters' conditioning, playing Andrei Kirilenko and Luke Ridnour 36 and 35 min, respectively.
Q4-11:14 68:58. Timberwolves are out-shooting Mavericks, 27-51 (52%) to 21-56 (37%). They're led by Nikola Pekovic, who's hit 8-12 FG.
Q3-0:00 66:58. Dante Cunningham has played great off the bench with 10 points, 7 boards and 2 assists in 24 min.
Q3-0:00 66:58. Brandan Wright only played 7 min, though not in foul trouble (0 pf)! He contributed with 2 pts (1-2 FG), a block and a steal.
Q3-0:00 66:58. Rick Adelman is hoping to seize momentum, keeping Andrei Kirilenko (32 min) in the game. He's played well with 14 pts (6-9 FG), 3 turnovers and 8 boards.
Q3-0:00 66:58. Greg Stiemsma is in foul trouble, on the bench with 4 fouls. He's been a non-factor with no points (0-0 FG), a turnover and a board in 8 min.
Q3-0:26 66:56. Luke Ridnour has been picking Mavericks pockets, racking up 4 steals while keying the Timberwolves defense. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 66-56, late Q3.
Q3-0:51 66:56. Neither team can get ball in basket, combining for just 10 pts in the last five minutes. Timberwolves are in control against Mavericks 66-56, late Q3.
Q3-1:21 66:56. Roddy Beaubois has struggled with his shot. He's got no points (0-2 FG), 2 steals and 4 assists in 17 min.
Q3-1:30 66:56. O.J. Mayo has struggled of late, but still leads Mavericks offense with 12 pts (4-10 FG), 2 treys and 2 o-rebs.
Q3-2:35 64:53. Mavericks bench has not been the problem. They have more pts 24-17 and more steals 3-0 than Timberwolves bench. Led by Chris Kaman with 9 pts and 2 boards.
Q3-2:46 64:51. With an 11-4 run in 4:51, Timberwolves take a 64-51 lead against Mavericks, late Q3! Timeout on the floor.
Q3-3:25 64:51. It's been a slow paced game! Timberwolves have only taken 47 shots (25-47 FG) and Mavericks have only taken 49 shots (19-49 FG). Timberwolves are winning 64-51, late Q3.
Q3-5:01 61:51. Mavericks can cut the Timberwolves lead to 7 points with their next basket. The game hasn't been close since 28-31, mid Q2 Timberwolves lead Mavericks 61-51, mid Q3.
Q3-6:03 61:49. Timberwolves match their biggest lead of the game with a Nikola Pekovic jumper. Up 12 pts, 61-49 mid Q3!
Q3-6:26 59:49. Another assist for Luke Ridnour! He stays hot with 2 assists, 4 pts and 2 boards in Q3. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 59-49, mid Q3.
Q3-7:11 55:47. Rick Adelman has faith in his starters' conditioning, playing Luke Ridnour, Andrei Kirilenko and Nikola Pekovic 26, 25 and 24 min, respectively.
Q3-7:37 53:47. Jae Crowder commits his 2nd foul! He's cold with 2 fouls and 2 missed FG to start Q3. Mavericks trail Timberwolves 53-47, mid Q3.
Q3-7:54 53:46. Back & forth with Mavericks and Timberwolves trading baskets. Timberwolves leads Mavericks 53-46, mid Q3.
Q3-9:40 53:44. Off of Malcolm Lee's dish, another bucket for Nikola Pekovic! He's knocking down the open J all day for Timberwolves, now has 17 points.
Q3-10:37 49:41. Nikola Pekovic leads the Timberwolves offense with 15 pts (6-9 FG), 2 o-rebs and an assist. Timberwolves are up 49-41, early Q3.
Q2-0:00 43:39. Roddy Beaubois is having an awful game. He's got no points (0-1 FG), 2 steals and 3 assists in 13 min.
Q2-0:00 43:39. Jae Crowder only played 7 min, though not in foul trouble (0 pf)! He contributed with 3 pts (1-3 FG), a block and a trey.
Q2-0:00 43:39. Dante Cunningham has played great off the bench with 5 boards, 4 pts and an assist in 13 min.
Q2-0:00 43:39. With a quick 7-0 run, Mavericks cut the Timberwolves lead to 4 pts, 43-39. They're right back in it!
Q2-0:00 43:39. Andrei Kirilenko has played well on both ends with 12 points, 5 boards and a block. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 43-39, late Q2.
Q2-0:28 43:37. Luke Ridnour has been picking Mavericks pockets, racking up 3 steals while keying the Timberwolves defense. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 43-37, late Q2.
Q2-1:05 43:35. It's been a slow paced game! Timberwolves have only taken 33 shots (16-33 FG) and Mavericks have taken 37 shots (13-37 FG). Timberwolves lead 43-35, late Q2.
Q2-2:35 43:32. Chris Kaman misses another jumper, shooting 1-9 FGs! He's killing Mavericks with his shooting. Mavericks trail Timberwolves 43-32, late Q2.
Q2-3:21 41:30. With a quick 7-0 run, Timberwolves take a 41-30 lead against Mavericks!
Q2-3:21 40:30. Another FT for Nikola Pekovic! He's hot with 4 pts and an assist in Q2. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 40-30, late Q2.
Q2-3:44 39:30. Chris Kaman's shot blocked by Andrei Kirilenko! He's cold off the bench with 4 missed FG and a foul in Q2. Mavericks trail Timberwolves 39-30, late Q2.
Q2-4:05 38:30. Another assist for Alexey Shved! He's tearing up Mavericks with 2 assists, 6 pts and a block in Q2. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 38-30, late Q2.
Q2-4:31 36:30. Timberwolves are out-shooting Mavericks, 15-30 (50%) to 11-32 (34%). They're led by Andrei Kirilenko, who's hit 5-7 (1-2 3pt).
Q2-7:13 31:26. With a quick 9-2 run, Mavericks cut the Timberwolves lead to 5 pts, 31-26. They're right back in it!
Q2-7:56 31:23. Greg Stiemsma commits his 2nd foul! He's cold off the bench with 2 fouls and a turnover to start Q2. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 31-23, mid Q2.
Q2-9:02 29:21. Luke Ridnour misses another trey, shooting 1-5 FGs! He's struggling with the jumper early. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 29-21, early Q2.
Q2-9:48 29:19. Andrei Kirilenko has gone silent to start Q2 (0-0 FG), but still leads Timberwolves offense with 10 pts (4-6 FG), a trey and an o-reb.
Q2-10:33 29:17. With a quick 6-0 run, Timberwolves take a 29-17 lead against Mavericks, early Q2!
Q2-10:37 27:17. Neither team can get ball in basket, combining for just 11 pt in the last five minutes. Timberwolves leads Mavericks 27-17, early Q2.
Q2-11:19 25:17. Alexey Shved throws it away! He's cold off the bench with 2 missed FG and a turnover in the last five min. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 25-17, early Q2.
Q1-0:00 25:17. Andrei Kirilenko has played well on both ends with 10 pts and 5 boards. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 25-17, late Q1.
Q1-0:00 25:17. With a 13-6 run to close Q1, Timberwolves take a 25-17 lead against Mavericks! Mavericks missed 6 of 8 FGs.
Q1-0:00 25:17. Luke Ridnour has played great off the bench with 2 assists, a trey and a steal in 9 min.
Q1-0:22 25:17. Timberwolves are out-shooting Mavericks, 11-21 (52%) to 7-19 (36%). They're led by Nikola Pekovic, who's hit 4-6 FG.
Q1-0:39 23:17. Chris Kaman misses another jumper, shooting 0-2 FGs! He's struggling with the jumper early. Mavericks trail Timberwolves 23-17, late Q1.
Q1-1:42 23:15. Neither team is getting to the line early! Mavericks have taken no FTs (0-0 FT) and Timberwolves have only taken 2 FTs (1-2 FT). Timberwolves lead 23-15, late Q1.
Q1-2:51 23:13. First trey for Luke Ridnour! He stays hot with a trey, a steal and 3 points in the last five min. Timberwolves lead Mavericks 23-13, late Q1.
Q1-2:55 20:13. Timberwolves are dominating the boards. They've got 15 rebs (5 off 10 def) vs 7 rebs (3 off 4 def) for Mavericks. Andrei Kirilenko leads with 5 rebs.
Q1-4:22 20:13. Timberwolves extend their biggest lead of the game with a Greg Stiemsma jumper. Up 7 pts, 20-13, late Q1!
Q1-6:52 12:9. The lead's changing back & forth. Timberwolves leads Mavericks 12-9, mid Q1.
Q1-7:28 12:7. First trey for Andrei Kirilenko! He's carving up the D & knocking down the jumper for Timberwolves, now with 8 points.
Q1-8:15 9:5. With a quick 6-0 run, Timberwolves take a 9-5 lead against Mavericks, early Q1! Nikola Pekovic leads the way with 4 pts (2-4 FG) and 2 o-rebs.
Q1-8:45 5:5. Another miss for Nikola Pekovic! He's cold with 2 missed FG and a turnover to start the game. Timberwolves and Mavericks are tied 5-5, early Q1.
Q1-9:26 3:5. Mavericks take their first lead of the game with an O.J. Mayo jumper, up 5-3, early Q1!
Q1-11:41 0:0. We are underway! Mavericks hosts Timberwolves.