Minnesota 99, Dallas 82

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 1, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #72 Kevin Cutler, #60 David Guthrie
Attendance - 15115

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 25 16 28 13 82
Minnesota 25 25 24 25 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 1-4 1-2 0-2 L1
Minnesota 1-3 1-2 0-1 W1

Recap

Kevin Love went for 25 points and 17 rebounds, rookie Ricky Rubio added 14 points and seven assists off the bench, and the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up their first victory of the season with a 99-82 triumph over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

Anthony Tolliver chipped in 13 points and six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who held the Mavericks to 38 percent shooting in their strongest defensive effort of the young season.

Dallas fell to 1-4 in its NBA title defense.

Dirk Nowitzki scored seven straight points after a timeout in the fourth quarter, pulling the Mavericks to within 84-82 with 5:35 left.

Love drew a charge on Vince Carter to get the ball back and buried a 3-pointer at the other end to halt Dallas’ momentum. Love connected again from beyond the arc on the next possession and Tolliver hit a pair of 3-pointers as Minnesota closed the game with a 15-0 run.

Love, Tolliver and Rubio combined to hit 10 of 14 from 3-point range.

Nowitzki scored 21 points and Delonte West added 13 for the Mavericks, who were outrebounded, 54-35.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Minnesota
Dirk Nowitzki 21 Scoring Kevin Love 25
Jason Kidd 5 Assists Ricky Rubio 7
Shawn Marion 6 Rebounds Kevin Love 17
Shawn Marion 6 Free Throws Made Ricky Rubio 4
Jason Kidd 4 Steals Derrick Williams 3
Brendan Haywood 3 Blocks Anthony Randolph 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 82 37.7 7-24 17-21 17 35 9 11 17
Minnesota 99 42.4 10-22 17-24 15 54 3 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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