Philadelphia 91, Minnesota 92

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 19, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #42 Eric Lewis, # Kevin Scott, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18759

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 24 25 25 17 91
Minnesota 22 22 28 20 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 20-12 13-6 7-6 L3
Minnesota 16-16 9-10 7-6 W3

Recap

TIMBERWOLVES 92, 76ERS 91: Kevin Love hit two free throws with 0.1 seconds left and finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds as Minnesota won its third straight and handed Philadelphia its third consecutive loss.

Ricky Rubio chipped in 22 points, six rebounds and five assists and Nikola Pekovic added 17 points and nine boards for the Timberwolves, who pulled back to .500 at 16-16.

The lead changed hands 11 times in the fourth quarter, with Philadelphia taking its final edge when Thaddeus Young hit a 15-footer from the baseline with 40 seconds left.

Love missed one attempt to give Minnesota back the lead but grabbed a defensive rebound with four seconds left to give it one last chance.

Following a timeout, Love took the final shot for the win and ended up drawing a foul on Andre Iguodala. Love knocked down both shots to clinch the victory.

The All-Star forward scored 12 points in the final frame, four times giving the Timberwolves the lead.

Jrue Holiday scored 20 points to lead the 76ers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota shot just 38.8 percent, including 3 for 16 from 3-point range. … Philadelphia has dropped five of its last seven games. … Pekovic had a string of four straight double-doubles come to an end.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Minnesota
Jrue Holiday 20 Scoring Ricky Rubio 22
Andre Iguodala 3 Assists Ricky Rubio 5
Lavoy Allen 8 Rebounds Kevin Love 15
Elton Brand 4 Free Throws Made Nikola Pekovic 9
Jrue Holiday 3 Steals Martell Webster 2
Nikola Vucevic 2 Blocks Michael Beasley 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 91 44.4 3-11 8-10 14 48 6 9 8
Minnesota 92 38.8 3-16 23-26 13 48 6 4 10

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The 76ers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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