Minnesota 91, Atlanta 93

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, # J.T. Orr, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 13135

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 24 29 18 20 91
Atlanta 18 24 21 30 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 4-8 2-5 2-3 L1
Atlanta 9-4 5-1 4-3 W2

Recap


Ivan Johnson made a pair of free throws with four seconds left to lift the host Atlanta Hawks to a 93-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Jeff Teague added 20 as the Hawks used a 16-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to help complete the comeback.

Joe Johnson nailed a 3-pointer for an 89-86 cushion with 1:125 remaining. After Ricky Rubio hit a game-tying 3 with 27 seconds to go, Ivan Johnson was fouled while grabbing an offensive rebound and made both from the line.

Kevin Love came up empty on his 3 at buzzer for win.

Love finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds while Rubio had 18 points and 12 assists for Minnesota, which led 71-53 with 3:40 left in the third quarter.

After the Hawks closed out the frame with 12 unanswered points, Willie Green and Vladimir Radmanovic opened the fourth with back-to-back 3-pointers to pull Atlanta within 71-69. Rubio ended the drought with a jumper before the Hawks scored eight straight points for a 77-73 lead on Teague’s free throw.

The Hawks went 0 of 9 on 3-pointers as they trailed 54-42 at halftime.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Atlanta
Kevin Love 30 Scoring Joe Johnson 25
Ricky Rubio 12 Assists Jeff Teague 10
Kevin Love 13 Rebounds Ivan Johnson 11
Kevin Love 6 Free Throws Made Ivan Johnson 8
Ricky Rubio 5 Steals Jeff Teague 3
Wayne Ellington 1 Blocks Josh Smith 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 91 44.7 4-21 11-12 21 40 4 12 15
Atlanta 93 41.0 7-21 22-27 21 51 6 8 20

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Hawks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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