Minnesota 113, New Orleans 98

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 27, 2010 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, # Kane Fitzgerald, #73 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 11679

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 35 22 20 21 98
Minnesota 27 27 28 31 113

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 18-13 13-3 5-10 L1
Minnesota 8-24 6-7 2-17 W2

Recap

Michael Beasley finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Wesley Johnson scored 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the New Orleans Hornets 113-98 on Monday.

Kevin Love added 16 points and 11 boards and Luke Ridnour collected 12 points and 11 assists for the Timberwolves, who have won two straight for the first time this month.

Minnesota trailed 57-54 at the half but quickly went about grabbing control in the third quarter, opening the frame with a 9-2 run. Johnson drained four 3-pointers in the third and Beasley scored eight points to help the Timberwolves take an 82-77 edge into the fourth.

New Orleans could get nothing done in the final 12 minutes as Beasley put up 12 points and stretched the lead to 110-93 when he nailed a 3-pointer with 2:26 on the clock.

Chris Paul finished with 22 points and 13 assists and David West scored 23 for the Hornets, who have not won any of their six road games this month.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Minnesota
David West 23 Scoring Michael Beasley 30
Chris Paul 13 Assists Luke Ridnour 11
Emeka Okafor 8 Rebounds Kevin Love 11
Chris Paul 8 Free Throws Made Luke Ridnour 6
Chris Paul 5 Steals Corey Brewer 2
Emeka Okafor 3 Blocks Darko Milicic 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 98 42.4 3-11 23-27 23 39 4 8 10
Minnesota 113 53.2 11-23 20-25 29 39 6 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Denver. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .240 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Hornets have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .538 after a loss.
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