Dallas 90, Minnesota 105

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #29 Mark Lindsay, #9 Derrick Stafford, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 20150

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 26 26 26 27 105
Dallas 27 27 18 18 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 8-10 4-6 4-4 W1
Dallas 11-8 7-3 4-5 L1

Recap


Kevin Love had 29 points and 10 rebounds to power the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-90 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

Rookie point guard Ricky Rubio also had a double-double with 17 points and 12 assists to go with seven rebounds as Minnesota snapped Dallas' seven-game home winning streak.

Wayne Ellington and Nikola Pekovic added 16 and 15 points, respectively, to give the Timberwovles their second win over the Mavericks this month and ended their run of holding opponents under 100 points at 15 games.

Jason Terry scored 17 points to lead Dallas, which had its three-game winning streak halted in its third game without NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki.

Love, who agreed to a four-year contract extension earlier Wednesday, canned four free throws in a 6-0 run to open the fourth quarter. That extended the advantage to 84-72, and the Mavericks never threatened.

Minnesota trailed by 10 points with just over a minute to play in the first half, but Love and Rubio buried 3-pointers in an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 54-52 at halftime.

The Timberwolves carried that momentum into the third quarter, scoring 13 of the first 17 points to move ahead 65-58.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Dallas
Kevin Love 31 Scoring Jason Terry 17
Ricky Rubio 12 Assists Jason Kidd 7
Kevin Love 11 Rebounds Brendan Haywood 10
Kevin Love 9 Free Throws Made Shawn Marion 3
Ricky Rubio 4 Steals Shawn Marion 2
Darko Milicic 7 Blocks Rodrique Beaubois 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 105 44.2 9-21 28-33 20 49 12 10 16
Dallas 90 41.1 6-22 6-10 22 46 7 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Utah. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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