Sacramento 80, Minnesota 92

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 2, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #33 Sean Corbin, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 19356

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Sacramento 18 23 24 15 80
Minnesota 28 22 20 22 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Sacramento 0-2 0-0 0-2 L2
Minnesota 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap


Timberwolves 92, Kings 80:
J.J. Barea collected 21 points, five assists and four rebounds off the bench as host Minnesota overcame a tough shooting night to down Sacramento.

Andrei Kirilenko and Brandon Roy scored 10 points apiece in their respective returns to the NBA for the Timberwolves, who will play the first six weeks of the season without All-Star Kevin Love (broken hand).

The Kings were within 77-76 after Jason Thompson’s free throws with 5:52 left but missed their next five field goal attempts as Minnesota took control. Roy and Barea each scored during an 8-0 run over the next 2:58 and Barea buried a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left that put the game away.

The Timberwolves shot just 37 percent from the field but the Kings were even worse, hitting 32 of 89 (36 percent) from the floor. Isaiah Thomas led the way with 20 points and Marcus Thornton added 15 off the bench for Sacramento.

Minnesota grabbed an early lead in the first quarter and controlled the pace the rest of the way. Kirilenko scored six points during the 18-8 burst to open the contest.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Roy retired prior to the 2011-12 season due to chronic knee problems but decided to return as a member of the Timberwolves in 2012-13. He shot 4 of 14 from the field in 30 minutes. Kirilenko, who played overseas last season, connected on 4 of 7 in 30 minutes. … Minnesota shot 2 for 17 from 3-point range. … Sacramento was outrebounded 53-43, and DeMarcus Cousins was limited to four boards.

Top Game Performances

Sacramento   Minnesota
Isaiah Thomas 20 Scoring Jose Barea 21
Tyreke Evans 4 Assists Brandon Roy 6
Chuck Hayes 11 Rebounds Dante Cunningham 9
Isaiah Thomas 3 Free Throws Made Jose Barea 8
James Johnson 2 Steals Jose Barea 1
Jason Thompson 2 Blocks Greg Stiemsma 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Sacramento 80 36.0 3-16 13-16 17 43 4 7 12
Minnesota 92 36.8 2-17 26-36 17 53 10 4 11

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Sacramento will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The Kings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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