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Track Meets: Timberwolves-Suns and Beyond

Hurdles (Scenes from a Track Meet)

Monday's 127-124 win over Phoenix was the first time the Timberwolves ever lit it up with 14 or more 3-Pointers among 50 or more Field Goals. They have hit 14 or more threes 4 other times (and are 4-1 in those games), and they have hit 50 or more Field Goals 22 times in their history (and are 14-6 in those games).

The Wolves 14 3-Pointers tied for the 3rd most in team history. The team record of 18 was set in last season in a 129-95 win over the Cavs. Monday's game was the first time the team ever had 50 Field Goals and 14 3-Pointers.

Timberwolves games with 14+ 3-Pointers made

Date

Tm

@

Opp

Result

FG

FGA

FG%

3P

3PA

3P%

12/4/2010

MIN

CLE

W 129-95

48

81

0.593

18

26

0.692

12/8/2004

MIN

@

PHI

W 119-84

42

85

0.494

15

34

0.441

3/12/2012

MIN

@

PHO

W 127-124

50

89

0.562

14

22

0.636

2/18/2009

MIN

@

MIA

W 111-104

37

69

0.536

14

22

0.636

4/7/2007

MIN

NOK

L 94-96

35

75

0.467

14

23

0.609

Fifty or more Field Goals is more common. Monday was the 22nd game in team history where they scored 50 or more Field Goals. The Timberwolves record, when making 50+ Field Goals, is 14-8.

Timberwolves games with 50+ Field Goals Made

Date

Tm

@

Opp

Result

FG

FGA

FG%

3P

3PA

3P%

3/18/1992

MIN

@

GSW

L 120-123

51

100

0.510

4

6

0.667

1/9/2000

MIN

@

PHI

W 123-112

52

81

0.642

4

6

0.667

3/12/2012

MIN

@

PHO

W 127-124

50

89

0.562

14

22

0.636

4/13/2005

MIN

GSW

W 116-100

50

88

0.568

6

10

0.600

2/28/2003

MIN

CLE

W 118-95

51

89

0.573

3

5

0.600

2/24/2000

MIN

LAC

W 116-91

50

90

0.556

6

12

0.500

3/30/2000

MIN

HOU

W 122-90

52

87

0.598

6

12

0.500

11/8/2001

MIN

CHI

W 127-74

52

81

0.642

5

11

0.455

11/5/2003

MIN

SAC

L 121-125 (OT)

52

101

0.515

4

9

0.444

4/11/2011

MIN

@

PHO

L 127-135 (OT)

52

95

0.547

7

16

0.438

3/11/1998

MIN

@

GSW

W 113-84

50

94

0.532

3

7

0.429

3/20/1992

MIN

@

LAL

L 121-131

53

99

0.535

3

7

0.429

2/23/2001

MIN

GSW

W 122-83

51

88

0.580

9

21

0.429

2/17/1992

MIN

@

HOU

W 124-122 (OT)

51

103

0.495

2

5

0.400

12/15/2010

MIN

@

PHO

L 122-128

50

93

0.538

8

22

0.364

3/13/1992

MIN

@

WSB

L 115-118

51

91

0.560

2

6

0.333

4/8/2008

MIN

@

CHA

L 119-121

50

97

0.515

5

16

0.313

4/12/1992

MIN

@

SEA

L 116-126

50

94

0.532

1

4

0.250

4/4/1991

MIN

DEN

W 134-122

55

102

0.539

2

9

0.222

1/19/1991

MIN

GSW

W 121-113

50

94

0.532

1

5

0.200

4/19/1992

MIN

CHH

W 130-107

53

93

0.570

1

8

0.125

2/17/1999

MIN

HOU

W 116-102

50

89

0.562

0

3

0.000

On Monday, both teams scored more than 120 points, for the 14th time in Wolves history. Their results are far less rosy in similar games. In 7 regulation games, the Wolves are 3-4, and in 6 overtime games, they are 1-5, for a total record in track meets of 5-9.

Timberwolves games where both teams scored 120+

Date

Tm

@

Opp

Result

FG

FGA

FG%

3P

3PA

3P%

4/4/1991

MIN

DEN

W 134-122

55

102

0.222

2

9

0.222

4/11/2011

MIN

@

PHO

L 127-135 (OT)

52

95

0.438

7

16

0.438

3/12/2012

MIN

@

PHO

W 127-124

50

89

0.636

14

22

0.636

2/27/2011

MIN

GSW

W 126-123

42

94

0.480

12

25

0.480

11/5/2008

MIN

SAS

L 125-129 (2OT)

47

106

0.421

8

19

0.421

1/24/2011

MIN

HOU

L 125-129

46

91

0.500

10

20

0.500

2/17/1992

MIN

@

HOU

W 124-122 (OT)

51

103

0.400

2

5

0.400

11/24/1997

MIN

@

UTA

L 124-133 (OT)

40

93

0.538

7

13

0.538

12/28/1991

MIN

@

ATL

L 122-125 (OT)

47

91

0.667

4

6

0.667

12/15/2010

MIN

@

PHO

L 122-128

50

93

0.364

8

22

0.364

3/20/1992

MIN

@

LAL

L 121-131

53

99

0.429

3

7

0.429

11/5/2003

MIN

SAC

L 121-125 (OT)

52

101

0.444

4

9

0.444

3/18/1992

MIN

@

GSW

L 120-123

51

100

0.667

4

6

0.667

Thanks to www.basketball–reference.com for providing the stats. Their Game Finder tool is really useful.

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