Minnesota 99, Sacramento 86

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 16, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #72 Kevin Cutler, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
Attendance - 16159

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 22 24 16 24 86
Minnesota 28 14 25 32 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 4-10 3-3 1-7 L3
Minnesota 5-8 3-5 2-3 W1

Recap

Kevin Love had 33 points and 11 rebounds and Luke Ridnour scored 25 to spark the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-86 victory over the visiting Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

Love now has double-doubles in all 13 games this season.

Ridnour shot 10 of 14, including making all four of his 3-pointers, to go with nine assists. Ricky Rubio was just 3 of 9 for nine points but had eight assists and eight rebounds. Reserve Wayne Ellington scored 15.

Tyreke Evans, the Kings' No. 2 scorer, was 3 of 11 from the field for seven points but had 10 assists and eight rebounds. Sacramento fell to 1-6 on the road.

Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson and Francisco Garcia each scored 12 for the Kings, who were just 4 of 17 on 3-pointers. John Salmons scored 11 and DeMarcus Cousins 10.

Sacramento got to 75-73 with seven minutes remaining, but the Timberwolves went on a 12-3 run.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Minnesota
Francisco Garcia 12 Scoring Kevin Love 33
Tyreke Evans 10 Assists Luke Ridnour 9
Tyreke Evans 8 Rebounds Kevin Love 11
Tyreke Evans 3 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 9
Marcus Thornton 3 Steals Kevin Love 2
DeMarcus Cousins 2 Blocks Darko Milicic 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 86 44.3 4-17 12-20 20 37 4 8 17
Minnesota 99 46.2 10-26 15-19 24 38 8 11 13

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Kings have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .333 after a loss.
Advertisement