New Orleans 92, Minnesota 104

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 7, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #71 Rodney Mott, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 13401

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 23 37 22 22 104
New Orleans 23 23 24 22 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 12-39 9-16 3-23 W1
New Orleans 32-21 20-7 12-14 L3

Recap

Kevin Love collected 27 points and 17 rebounds for his 37th consecutive double-double Monday as the Minnesota Timberwolves won for just the third time on the road this season with a 104-92 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

Michael Beasley added 14 points, Jonny Flynn had 13 and reserves Anthony Tolliver and Nikola Pekovic 12 apiece for the Timberwolves, who made 11-of-26 3-pointers and snapped a three-game overall skid.

Minnesota won on the road for the first time since Dec. 26 at Cleveland and improved to just 3-23 away from home.

Minnesota used a 37-point second quarter to take control, cruising into the break with a 60-46 lead. Tolliver drained four of the Timberwolves’ seven 3-pointers in the frame while Love added nine points and Sebastian Telfair hit a pair from beyond the arc.

The Wolves stretched it to 65-46 when Corey Brewer hit a 3-pointer early in the third period but cooled off quickly, going nearly five minutes without a basket while the Hornets cut it to 69-62 with just under five minutes left.

Instead of folding, Minnesota regrouped behind Love, who scored nine points over the final 4:07 to rebuild the advantage to 82-70 entering the final period. New Orleans never threatened thereafter.

Chris Paul recorded 17 points and 13 assists for the Hornets, who have dropped three straight.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   New Orleans
Kevin Love 27 Scoring David West 18
Jonny Flynn 6 Assists Chris Paul 13
Kevin Love 17 Rebounds Aaron Gray 8
Kevin Love 14 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 7
Jonny Flynn 2 Steals Chris Paul 4
Michael Beasley 1 Blocks Aleksandar Pavlovic 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 104 43.0 11-26 25-25 21 44 6 6 15
New Orleans 92 41.7 6-24 16-22 22 43 9 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Hornets have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Houston . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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