New Jersey 105, Minnesota 108

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 3, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #29 Mark Lindsay, #73 Tre Maddox
Attendance - 15069

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 23 26 31 28 108
New Jersey 19 31 25 30 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 11-12 5-8 6-4 W1
New Jersey 8-16 3-7 5-9 L1

Recap


The Minnesota Timberwolves overcame a 42-point performance from Anthony Morrow to take a 108-105 victory over the New Jersey Nets at the Prudential Center on Friday.

Minnesota (11-12) has won three straight road games for the first time since April 2009. New Jersey (8-16) has dropped three of its last four outings and fell to 3-7 at home.

Luke Ridnour buried a deep corner 3-pointer than knocked down two free throws to cap a 7-0 run, giving Minnesota the lead in the final minute of play. Ridnour would hit two more freebies to ice the game for the Timberwolves in the closing seconds.

Morrow put on one of the most impressive shooting performance of the season, draining a career-high eight 3-pointers and finishing 13 of 20 from the field. Morrow produced a rare four-point play with 22 seconds left in the game to pull the Nets to within one point.

Nikola Pekovic took advantage of a thin New Jersey frontcourt, scoring a career-high 27 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. His efforts were part of a 57-point performance from the Timberwolves’ bench

All-Star forward Kevin Love added 20 points and 10 boards while rookie point guard Ricky Rubio continued his maturation, going to toe-to-toe with Nets veteran guard Deron Williams. Rubio finished with 10 points and 10 assists while Williams countered with 12 points and 14 helpers.

Jordan Farmar and Kris Humphries both had 14 points for the Nets.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   New Jersey
Nikola Pekovic 27 Scoring Anthony Morrow 42
Ricky Rubio 10 Assists Deron Williams 14
Nikola Pekovic 11 Rebounds Kris Humphries 9
Kevin Love 10 Free Throws Made Anthony Morrow 8
Ricky Rubio 6 Steals Sundiata Gaines 2
Wesley Johnson 1 Blocks Kris Humphries 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 108 43.9 7-16 29-32 24 47 3 9 16
New Jersey 105 44.2 10-21 19-24 29 41 7 9 17

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against New York. The Nets have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Houston. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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