New Orleans 104, Minnesota 92

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 11, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #19 James Capers, #42 Eric Lewis, #29 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 13538

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 29 17 15 31 92
New Orleans 14 26 30 34 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 16-17 10-5 6-12 L2
New Orleans 11-25 6-13 5-12 W4

Recap


Hornets 104, Timberwolves 92: Greivis Vasquez had his third straight double-double with 18 points and 13 assists and host New Orleans erased an early 18-point deficit to extend its season-best winning streak to four games.

Eric Gordon scored 16 points, Ryan Anderson added 15 and reserve Jason Smith had 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter for the Hornets, who shot 57.4 percent in the second half and 52.4 overall (44 of 84).

Luke Ridnour scored 20 points and Nikola Pekovic added 18 as all five Minnesota starters scored in double figures. Due to injuries, the Timberwolves had only nine players dress for the game.

Pekovic and Ridnour had 10 points apiece and Minnesota ran off 16 consecutive points to take a 29-14 lead after one quarter. New Orleans got back in the game in the second quarter with a 10-0 spurt and pulled within 46-40 at the half on Gordon's 3-pointer.

The Hornets used a 13-3 burst to open a nine-point lead in the third quarter and never let Minnesota get closer than seven points the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Al-Farouq Aminu had 12 points and 13 rebounds to help New Orleans control the backboards 44-31. ... Andrei Kirilenko scored 17 points for the Timberwolves, who were missing Kevin Love (hand), J.J. Barea (back), Chase Budinger (knee), Malcolm Lee (knee) and Lazar Hayward (illness). ... New Orleans limited Minnesota to 15 points in the third quarter and has allowed 88.8 points during its four-game winning streak.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   New Orleans
Luke Ridnour 20 Scoring Greivis Vasquez 18
Alexey Shved 7 Assists Greivis Vasquez 13
Dante Cunningham 9 Rebounds Al-Farouq Aminu 13
Andrei Kirilenko 8 Free Throws Made Eric Gordon 3
Andrei Kirilenko 2 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 3
Nikola Pekovic 2 Blocks Robin Lopez 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 92 44.9 4-18 26-33 20 31 4 7 14
New Orleans 104 52.4 8-22 8-9 29 44 3 5 13

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against New York. The Hornets have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .280 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .562 after a loss.