Minnesota 102, Charlotte 90

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #43 Dan Crawford, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 15139

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 30 18 18 24 90
Minnesota 25 21 30 26 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 3-26 2-11 1-15 L16
Minnesota 14-16 8-10 6-6 W1

Recap


TIMBERWOLVES 102, BOBCATS 90: Kevin Love's 30 points and 18 rebounds paced host Minnesota to an easy win over the NBA's last-place team.

Love was his usual unstoppable self, hitting 11 of 21 field goals while adding a pair of 3-pointers as the Timberwolves halted a four-game losing skid. Nikola Pekovic added 21 points and 11 rebounds as Minnesota won the battle on the boards by a 46-41 margin.

Kemba Walker had 21 points to pace the Bobcats, who have lost 16 consecutive games.

Charlotte actually played the stronger opening half, carrying a two-point advantage into the break before Minnesota responded with a back-breaking 30-point third quarter. Love hit his two 3-pointers exactly a minute apart early in the quarter to put the Timberwolves ahead, and Martell Webster hit a pair of shots during a period-ending 12-0 run that gave Minnesota a 76-66 advantage entering the fourth.

Charlotte wouldn't challenge the rest of the way.

Boris Diaw added 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in defeat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bobcats fell to 1-15 away from Charlotte. ... Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio had an off-night offensively, shooting 2 of 7 for six points. He added seven assists and four steals. ... Corey Maggette had just 18 points for the Bobcats but connected on just 6 of 17 attempts

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Minnesota
Kemba Walker 21 Scoring Kevin Love 30
Boris Diaw 7 Assists Jose Barea 8
Boris Diaw 9 Rebounds Kevin Love 18
Corey Maggette 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 6
Boris Diaw 3 Steals Ricky Rubio 4
Bismack Biyombo 1 Blocks Nikola Pekovic 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 90 44.7 7-18 7-15 17 41 4 8 16
Minnesota 102 50.6 4-16 12-16 26 46 6 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .115 after a loss.
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