Monday, November 23, 2015

Ray Allen's three upsets T'Wolves, 101-100.

In a contentious game, the Spurs held a small lead until a broken play granted Nikolai Pekovic a mismatch on Danny Green down low and he made San Antonio pay for it, putting the Timberwolves ahead by 2, a lead aided by successful free throw shooting (25-31) due to excessive fouling by the Spurs.

San Antonio called a timeout and collected themselves, designing a three off the inbound for who else but Ray Allen, running off a screen and spiking an open 3 "right through the eyes" of the home team, as Kevin Harlan described on the air at courtside.

Minnesota called a timeout, but Ricky Rubio's 3 missed. In the loss, Rubio had only 8 points but 10 assists. Rookie of the year, Andrew Wiggins, led Minnesota with 23. Former Spur, Kevin Garnett, had 10 points.

Despite shooting worse than Minnesota (57%) and coughing the ball up 15 times, the Spurs (46%) eeked out the win behind 19 points from Kawhi Leonard, 16&8 by Tony Parker and stellar shooting by Danny Green (16pts/4 3PTers). Deciding to rest Tim Duncan, Spurs were disappointed by Boris Diaw who missed all ten of his attempts. It helped that Austin Daye scored 8 and that the game-winner was Ray Allen's only made long ball of the game.

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