Minnesota 101, Indiana 75

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #72 Kevin Cutler, #57 Greg Willard, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 15153

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 19 21 16 19 75
Minnesota 27 23 29 22 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 27-37 17-15 10-22 L5
Minnesota 16-50 11-23 5-27 W1

Recap

Kevin Love had 16 points and 21 rebounds for his 52nd consecutive double-double as the Minnesota Timberwolves routed the visiting Indiana Pacers, 101-75, on Wednesday.

Love surpassed Moses Malone (1978-79) for the longest double-double streak since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. Love also has 13 20-rebounds game this season.

Michael Beasley also scored 16 points for Minnesota (16-50), which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Tyler Hansbrough had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana (27-37), which has lost five straight games and seven of eight.

The Timberwolves led, 50-40, at halftime, then went on a 10-0 run over the first three minutes of the second half. The lead reached 30 on Anthony Tolliver’s 3-point basket with 6:31 to play.

Love already had a double-double before the midway mark of the second quarter.

Indiana shot just 29.6 percent from the field. Leading scorer Danny Granger suffered through a miserable performance, hitting just 2 of 19 shots – missing all nine 3-pointers – while scoring 10 points.

Tolliver and Anthony Randolph scored 14 points apiece and Luke Ridnour had 13 points for the Timberwolves.

A.J. Price added 13 points for Indiana.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Minnesota
Tyler Hansbrough 21 Scoring Michael Beasley 16
Darren Collison 1 Assists Jonny Flynn 6
Tyler Hansbrough 10 Rebounds Kevin Love 21
Tyler Hansbrough 9 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 8
Paul George 3 Steals Luke Ridnour 2
Danny Granger 3 Blocks Darko Milicic 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 75 29.6 4-23 23-34 7 46 8 12 17
Minnesota 101 38.5 5-18 26-35 16 66 5 7 15

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Utah. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .255 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Pacers have a W/L % of .370 after a win and .459 after a loss.
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