Indiana 94, Minnesota 96

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 9, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #48 Scott Foster, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18222

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 19 24 21 30 94
Minnesota 21 21 27 27 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 2-4 1-0 1-4 L3
Minnesota 4-1 3-0 1-1 W3

Recap


Timberwolves 96, Pacers 94: Chase Budinger snapped a tie with layup as time expired to give host Minnesota a stirring victory over Indiana.

After George Hill's rainbow 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining helped the Pacers erase a six-point deficit, Andrei Kirilenko fed Budinger for the final bucket to give the Timberwolves their third straight victory.

Budinger, who finished with a team-high 18 points off the bench, started the second half as Brandon Roy was plagued by a sore right knee.

Derrick Williams scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Nikola Pekovic added 13 for the Timberwolves.

Hill finished with a game-high 29 points on 11-for-17 shooting for the Pacers, who suffered their third straight loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota (4-1) is off to its best start since Kevin Garnett guided it to a 6-0 mark in 2001-02. ... Timberwolves G J.J. Barea, who was a spectator for Friday's tilt with a sprain in his left foot, has also been ruled out for Saturday's game against Chicago. ... Indiana's David West scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter. He also added 13 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Minnesota
George Hill 29 Scoring Chase Budinger 18
George Hill 7 Assists Alexey Shved 7
David West 13 Rebounds Nikola Pekovic 8
George Hill 5 Free Throws Made Chase Budinger 9
Tyler Hansbrough 2 Steals Andrei Kirilenko 3
David West 2 Blocks Chase Budinger 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 94 44.0 5-18 15-17 18 37 4 7 13
Minnesota 96 50.0 2-9 24-28 23 34 5 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Washington. The Pacers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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