Phoenix 108, Minnesota 98

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #73 Ed Malloy, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 16113

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 26 30 26 26 108
Minnesota 23 30 24 21 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 38-40 21-18 17-22 W1
Minnesota 17-62 12-28 5-34 L12

Recap


Marcin Gortat had 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead six players in double figures as the Phoenix Suns pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 108-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Aaron Brooks scored 19 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and Grant Hill and Hakim Warrick added 17 apiece as the Suns (38-40) snapped a two-game losing streak and sent Minnesota spiraling to its 12th consecutive defeat.

Michael Beasley had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves (17-62), which fell one-half game behind Cleveland for the league's worst record.

The Suns jumped out to an early 11-point lead in the first quarter and opened a 15-point cushion on Vince Carter's dunk with 3:41 left in the second quarter.

Minnesota responded with a 16-4 run to close the first half and pulled within 56-53 at the break.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Minnesota
Marcin Gortat 20 Scoring Michael Beasley 24
Steve Nash 9 Assists Luke Ridnour 5
Marcin Gortat 16 Rebounds Michael Beasley 11
Marcin Gortat 4 Free Throws Made Anthony Randolph 7
Josh Childress 3 Steals Michael Beasley 5
Vince Carter 1 Blocks Wesley Johnson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 108 52.4 5-23 15-18 26 44 3 9 15
Minnesota 98 43.7 6-13 16-18 20 38 3 11 14

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .235 after a win and .210 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Suns have a W/L % of .459 after a win and .512 after a loss.
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