Minnesota 88, Charlotte 83

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #16 David Guthrie, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 10540

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 24 21 23 20 88
Charlotte 21 26 18 18 83

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 25-27 13-12 12-15 W1
Charlotte 7-41 4-19 3-22 L5

Recap


TIMBERWOLVES 88, BOBCATS 83:
Kevin Love continued his string of dominating performances with 40 points and 19 rebounds as Minnesota bounced back to within two games of .500.

Luke Ridnour scored 15 points and handed the majority of his 14 assists off to Love, who scored more than the rest of the Timberwolves’ starting five combined.

Minnesota has dealt with a number of crushing injuries in the last few weeks, with Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, J.J. Barea and now Michael Beasley all sitting out. Love has carried the load to the tune of 33.7 points and 15.5 rebounds over the last six games.

Love took over in the second half on Wednesday, scoring 12 points in the third quarter as the Timberwolves took the lead. He hit back-to-back 3-pointers to begin the fourth, pushing the lead to 74-65. The Bobcats made a move to cut it to 74-71 but Love scored eight points during a 14-6 burst to put the game away.

Corey Maggette scored 22 points to lead the Bobcats, who have dropped five straight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Charlotte shot 37 percent in the second half. … Minnesota F Anthony Tolliver recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. … After hosting Boston on Friday, the Timberwolves get five straight non-playoffs teams to try to get back into the race.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Charlotte
Kevin Love 40 Scoring Corey Maggette 22
Luke Ridnour 14 Assists D.J. Augustin 8
Kevin Love 19 Rebounds Eduardo Najera 8
Kevin Love 8 Free Throws Made Corey Maggette 7
Luke Ridnour 2 Steals Corey Maggette 2
Luke Ridnour 1 Blocks Derrick Brown 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 88 40.7 8-21 14-20 22 50 3 3 14
Charlotte 83 39.7 3-13 18-22 22 38 2 5 10

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Denver. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .171 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Boston. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .519 after a loss.
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