Cleveland 92, Minnesota 100

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 11, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #29 Mark Lindsay, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 11556

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 25 24 23 28 100
Cleveland 27 19 19 27 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 19-30 12-12 7-18 W1
Cleveland 16-36 9-15 7-21 L2

Recap


Timberwolves 100, Cavaliers 92: Luke Ridnour scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead all five starters in double figures as visiting Minnesota snapped a four-game losing streak.

Nikola Pekovic added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Ricky Rubio had 13 points, 10 assists and five steals as the Timberwolves halted a string of eight straight road losses.

Kyrie Irving scored 20 points and Tristan Thompson added 16 points and nine rebounds for Cleveland, which lost its second straight following a three-game winning streak.

Derrick Williams and Alexey Shved scored 12 points apiece for Minnesota, which hit eight consecutive shots after the Cavaliers had rallied to tie it at 76 on C.J. Miles' 3-pointer with just under nine minutes to play.

Ridnour scored six points in a 10-2 run to extend the lead to nine points and, after Cleveland scored six straight to get within 92-89, he buried a killer 3-pointer with 1:43 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ridnour is averaging 15.6 points and shooting 58.6 percent in his last five games. ... Irving hobbled off the floor in the final minute of the first half with a sprained ankle but was back to start the second half. ... Timberwolves F Andrei Kirilenko (quadriceps) sat out his fourth consecutive game.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Cleveland
Luke Ridnour 21 Scoring Kyrie Irving 20
Ricky Rubio 10 Assists Kyrie Irving 7
Nikola Pekovic 10 Rebounds Tristan Thompson 9
Nikola Pekovic 4 Free Throws Made Tristan Thompson 6
Ricky Rubio 5 Steals Tristan Thompson 4
Dante Cunningham 2 Blocks Shaun Livingston 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 100 52.0 8-14 14-17 25 36 6 10 22
Cleveland 92 50.6 5-18 7-11 24 31 7 12 20

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .312 after a win and .306 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Utah. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .400 after a loss.