Chase Budinger Layup Beats Buzzer, Lifts Timberwolves To Win Over Pacers, 96-94
by kathy97 | on November 15, 2012
My name is Kyle and I love commenting on the news everyday, and this new article is excellent by Kathy Scarborough.
Budinger scored 18 points while subbing for the injured Brandon Roy. Alexey Shved had 11 points and seven assists and Nikola Pekovic added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves.
Roy left the game at halftime with a sore right knee. The former three-time All-Star is attempting a comeback after chronic knee issues forced him to retire from Portland before last season.
George Hill had 29 points, seven assists and five rebounds and David West had 19 points and 13 boards for the Pacers.
Shved, a rookie from Russia, ran the pick-and-roll like a seasoned veteran against Indiana’s stout defense, creating scoring chances for himself and his teammates.
His layup gave the Wolves a 78-69 lead with eight minutes to go in the game. But he also picked up his first American technical foul during a 7-0 run by the Pacers that pulled them within two points. West’s putback two minutes later tied it at 86.
Shved followed with a tough drive and another layup off a steal from Kirilenko, and the Wolves used an 8-2 spurt to open a 94-88 lead with under a minute to play.
But Hill converted a three-point play, then made a tying 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 3.8 seconds remaining…read more
MINNEAPOLIS — Chase Budinger converted a layup on a feed from Andrei Kirilenko with 0.8 seconds to go, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 96-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
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