Minnesota 107, Brooklyn 96

Date - Monday, November 5, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #8 Marc Davis, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 14017

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 27 20 28 32 107
Brooklyn 31 31 24 10 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 2-1 1-0 1-1 W1
Brooklyn 1-1 1-1 0-0 L1


Timberwolves 107, Nets 96: Nikola Pekovic scored 21 points and visiting Minnesota stormed back from a 22-point third-quarter deficit to stun Brooklyn.

Andrei Kirilenko and reserve Chase Budinger added 16 points apiece and the Timberwolves ended the game on an 11-0 run after entering the fourth quarter trailing by 11 points at 86-75.

Rookie Alexey Shved scored all 10 of his points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the final quarter to give Minnesota its sixth win in the last seven meetings with the Nets.

Deron Williams had 18 points and 13 assists and Joe Johnson scored 17 points for Brooklyn, which led 71-49 with 9:36 left in the third quarter after back-to-back 3-pointers by Williams.

Budinger and Kirilenko helped the Timberwolves cut the deficit in half by the end of the third, and a pair of 3-pointers by Budinger and Shved sparked an 8-0 run to pull Minnesota into a 92-92 tie with 6:25 left.

Johnson had Brooklyn's only field goal in the final six minutes and Minnesota pulled away with an 11-0 run over the final 2:35.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After failing to reach 60 points in the first half the entire 2011-12 season, the Nets have reached that mark in each of their first two games in their new arena. ... Timberwolves backup PG J.J. Barea was cleared to return to the lineup after suffering a mild concussion in Sunday's loss at Toronto. ... Nets F Gerald Wallace sat out the contest with an ankle injury sustained in the final minute of the opener. He was on the bench wearing a walking boot.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Brooklyn
Nikola Pekovic 21 Scoring Joe Johnson 19
Brandon Roy 7 Assists Deron Williams 13
Dante Cunningham 11 Rebounds Brook Lopez 8
Nikola Pekovic 3 Free Throws Made Deron Williams 5
Dante Cunningham 2 Steals Keith Bogans 1
Andrei Kirilenko 4 Blocks Brook Lopez 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 107 50.0 7-20 12-15 30 45 7 9 11
Brooklyn 96 47.9 13-23 13-18 24 29 4 7 15

Upcoming Games

  • Brooklyn will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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