Phoenix 84, Minnesota 83

Date - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #75 Eric Dalen, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 14973

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Minnesota 15 18 18 26 6 83
Phoenix 16 31 11 19 7 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 20-34 13-14 7-20 L3
Phoenix 19-39 13-15 6-24 W1

Recap

Suns 84, Timberwolves 83 (OT): Marcin Gortat forced overtime with a basket in the closing seconds of regulation and host Phoenix held on to snap a four-game home losing streak.

Gortat, Markieff Morris and Wesley Johnson led the Suns with 14 points apiece. Three others had 10 for Phoenix, which made just 5-of-14 free throws.

Derrick Williams led Minnesota with 21 points. Nikola Pekovic scored 18 and J.J. Barea scored 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and overtime, including a layup with 61 seconds left in the game that cut the Timberwolves' deficit to 82-80.

Gortat answered with a layup before Williams made a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to make it 84-83. Pekovic blocked a shot on the other end, giving Minnesota one last chance, but Alexey Shved missed a layup with 1.3 ticks remaining.

Barea's fourth-quarter outburst helped the Timberwolves rally from 12 points down to take a 77-75 lead with 25 seconds left. Gortat scored on a pick-and-roll with Goran Dragic to tie it with 13.6 ticks remaining and Minnesota's Ricky Rubio air-balled a jumper before the buzzer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Morris has fouled out in consecutive games. ... The Suns' largest lead was 47-29 on a Dragic 3-pointer late in the first half. ... Williams, who entered as a career 71.2 percent free-throw shooter, was 3-for-10 from the line.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Phoenix
Derrick Williams 21 Scoring Marcin Gortat 14
Ricky Rubio 10 Assists Goran Dragic 7
Nikola Pekovic 12 Rebounds Jermaine O'Neal 13
Nikola Pekovic 6 Free Throws Made Marcin Gortat 4
Ricky Rubio 4 Steals Marcin Gortat 2
Nikola Pekovic 3 Blocks Jermaine O'Neal 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 83 34.4 5-19 16-25 21 52 7 14 17
Phoenix 84 40.7 5-13 5-14 23 56 11 5 21

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Suns have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .394 after a loss.