L.A. Clippers 94, Minnesota 95
Location – Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials – #56 Mark Ayotte, #41 Ken Mauer, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance – 19509
Monday, March 5, 2012 8:00 PM
Love registered his league-leading 33rd double-double and came up a point shy of his second straight 40-point game as the Timberwolves beat the Clippers for the third straight time.
Rookie Derrick Williams had 15 points and nine rebounds and Darko Milicic added 13 points to lift Minnesota (20-19) above the .500 mark.
Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead Los Angeles, which was playing for the fourth time in five nights. He also missed four free throws and committed a technical foul in the final four minutes.
Mo Williams scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and Chris Paul added 18 for the Clippers, who dropped one-half game behind the Los Angeles Lakers atop the Pacific Division.
Love sparked an 18-8 run to close the third quarter as the Timberwolves pulled away from a 57-57 time to take a 75-65 lead into the fourth.
Los Angeles could not get any closer than three points until Paul hit a pair of foul shots with two seconds to play.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Love had a personal 11-0 first-quarter run in a span of under 2 1/2 minutes. That’s one more point than he scored in the last matchup against the Clippers. … Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic sat out the game with a sore foot, so Milicic made his first start – and only sixth appearance – in 16 games for Minnesota. … Griffin registered his 23rd double-double of the season. He had scored 14, 17 and 14 points in his previous three games, marking the first time this season he has failed to score 20 points at least once in a three-game span.
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Preview: Minnesota At L.A. Clippers
When: 10:30 PM ET, Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
THE STORY: Minnesota, one game out of a playoff spot, begins the second set of three games in three nights when it meets the Clippers in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The game features two of the best young All-Stars in the league. Kevin Love (25 points, 14 rebounds) and Blake Griffin (21.4 points, 11.4 rebounds) are the only players averaging at least 21 points and 11 rebounds. Minnesota is 46-41 all-time against the Clippers, and the 46 wins is its most against any opponent.
TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, FS North (Timberwolves), FS Prime Ticket (Clippers)
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ABOUT THE TIMBERWOLVES (17-17): Love won the 3-point Shootout on Saturday at All-Star weekend. Love’s 3-pointer at the buzzer capped a fourth-quarter comeback that gave Minnesota a 101-98 victory over the Clippers on Jan. 20. The Timberwolves stay in Los Angeles to play the Lakers on Wednesday and play at Phoenix on Thursday. “We’ll need a lot of guys to step up if we’re going to maintain what we’ve done so far,” coach Rick Adelman said. “Our schedule becomes really difficult in March.” The Timberwolves play 13 of their next 19 games on the road.
ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (20-11): Minnesota’s victory in January over the Clippers came with Chris Paul and Caron Butler out. Both should be in the lineup Tuesday. “After the break, that’s when it gets serious” Paul said. “(There’s) definitely a lot of room for improvement. Obviously we haven’t peaked yet and we can keep getting better.” The Clippers agreed to a 10-day contract with Bobby Simmons on Monday. Simmons, 31, played two seasons with the Clippers from 2003-05. He won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award in 2004-05.
1. In 17 career games against the Timberwolves, Paul is averaging 21.1 points and 10.5 assists.
2. Minnesota is 7-1 when forward Wes Johnson scores at least nine points.
3. Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio leads all rookies in assists (8.4) and steals (2.35).
PREDICTION: Clippers 98, Timberwolves 89
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