Minnesota 103, New Jersey 88

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 1, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #46 Matt Boland, #62 Brian Forte
Attendance - 12665

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 29 26 9 24 88
Minnesota 36 18 23 26 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 9-25 6-9 3-16 L5
Minnesota 9-25 7-8 2-17 W1

Recap

The Minnesota Timberwolves held the visiting New Jersey Nets to just nine points in the third quarter and cruised to a 103-88 win on Saturday night.

Kevin Love notched his 20th straight double-double by finishing with a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds. Darko Milicic added 16 points for the Timberwolves.

New Jersey rallied from a seven-point deficit in the first quarter to take a 55-54 lead at the half. But the Timberwolves scored the first 14 points of the third quarter to take control of the game.

Minnesota (9-25) capped its game-changing run with a pair of free throws by Michael Beasley. The Nets missed their first six shots of the third quarter and turned the ball over four times during the span.  

Sasha Vujacic led the Nets with 22 points.

New Jersey (9-25) lost its fifth straight game and its 13th in its last 14 road games. The Nets never got closer than 11 points in the fourth quarter.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Minnesota
Sasha Vujacic 22 Scoring Kevin Love 23
Devin Harris 8 Assists Luke Ridnour 6
Kris Humphries 14 Rebounds Kevin Love 10
Devin Harris 10 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 7
Devin Harris 3 Steals Luke Ridnour 3
Brook Lopez 3 Blocks Corey Brewer 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 88 45.2 5-15 17-28 22 36 5 11 20
Minnesota 103 50.7 7-16 22-28 19 35 3 12 18

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .269 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Nets have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .280 after a loss.
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