Indiana 111, Minnesota 88

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #75 Eric Dalen, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 11845

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 13 17 33 25 88
Indiana 32 32 29 18 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 25-37 13-17 12-20 L10
Indiana 39-22 21-8 18-14 W5

Recap


PACERS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 88: David West scored 22 points and host Indiana sent injury-depleted Minnesota to its 10th straight loss.
 
The Pacers, who have won five straight, led from the start. All five starters scored in double figures.
 
The Timberwolves played without All-Star forward Kevin Love, who missed his third straight game with a concussion and strained neck. Guard Luke Ridnour was out for the seventh consecutive game with a sprained right ankle.
 
Danny Granger scored 19 points while Paul George added 18 for Indiana. Roy Hibbert had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

J.J. Barea led Minnesota with 14 points. Michael Beasley and Derrick Williams scored 13 apiece.
 
The Pacers, fighting for homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs, jumped to an 18-2 lead. The margin reached 40-17 midway through the second quarter.

The Pacers' biggest lead was 37 points, 64-27, late in the first half. Indiana led 95-63 early in the fourth quarter before Minnesota scored 18 straight points.
 
The Timberwolves have lost 13 of 15.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota hasn't won since beating Charlotte, the league's worst team, on March 28. ... The Timberwolves have lost their last 26 games in April dating back to 2009. ... Darren Collison returned after missing four games with a sore groin. Normally the Pacers' starting point guard, Collison was scoreless in 19 minutes off the bench.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Indiana
Jose Barea 14 Scoring David West 22
Jose Barea 9 Assists Danny Granger 5
Derrick Williams 10 Rebounds Roy Hibbert 11
Derrick Williams 7 Free Throws Made Paul George 6
Malcolm Lee 1 Steals Leandro Barbosa 1
Anthony Randolph 2 Blocks Roy Hibbert 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 88 36.8 7-25 17-25 16 45 6 4 10
Indiana 111 44.3 11-24 22-25 24 58 7 5 11

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Pacers have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .652 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .389 after a loss.
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