Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Big Game 2-19-12: Timberwolves Climb Back to .500

The Minnesota  Timberwolves evened their record at .500 for the 2nd time this year with a come-from-behind 92-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Target Center on Sunday night. Minnesota led in the game only a 54-53 and 70-69 until taking an 80-78 lead (their largest of the night) 4 minutes into the 4th quarter. The lead changed hands 11 times in the 4th, and the Timberwolves took the lead for good only on 2 Kevin Love FT to reach the final score with 0:00.1 seconds remaining on the clock.

Previously, Philadelphia had led almost all the way, including 18-7 for their largest lead of the night in the 1st quarter. 

Minnesota was outshot by the 76ers 44 percent to 39, but the Wolves got to the FT line 26 times to just 10 for Philly, and out-scored the 76ers 23-8 from the line. 

Ricky Rubio scored 22 points with 5 assists, while Love had 20 points and 15 boards. Nicola Pekovic scored 17 points with 9 boards and 2 blocks. 

Player of the Day


Coach of the Day

Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves

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