Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/10

Game 1: Wednesday, October 10th
Pacers70Final
Timberwolves84
Game 2: Friday, October 12th
Timberwolves91Final
Pacers96

Pacers 70

(0-1, 0-0 away)

Timberwolves 84

(1-0, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, October 10, 2012

FARGODOME, Fargo, ND

1 2 3 4 T
IND 19 17 15 1970
MIN 22 24 23 1584

Top Performers

Indiana: P. George 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

Minnesota: K. Love 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Timberwolves 84, Pacers 70

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- Nikola Pekovic and Chase Budinger scored 14 points apiece to help the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 84-70 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Brandon Roy added 13 points and Kevin Love had 12 for the Timberwolves, who led after every quarter.

Paul George was the only Indiana player in double figures with 16 points. The Pacers were saddled with 35 percent shooting from the field.

Love had eight rebounds to lead Minnesota's 42-39 advantage on the boards.

Minnesota's biggest lead was 20 points, with less a minute left in the third quarter.

The game was played before 9,163 fans at the Fargodome.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
MIN
Points 70 84
FGM-FGA 23-66 (.348) 30-74 (.405)
3PM-3PA 5-15 (.333) 4-17 (.235)
FTM-FTA 19-25 (.760) 20-30 (.667)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-39 13-42
Assists 14 17
Turnovers 24 18
Steals 7 13
Blocks 4 4
Fast Break Points 5 4
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (1/0) 22 (1/0)
Largest Lead 1 20

Top Performers

Indiana
Minnesota
Paul George George
Points: 16
Reb: 6
Ast: 0
Stl: 1
Blk: 0
Kevin Love Love
Points: 12
Reb: 8
Ast: 2
Stl: 3
Blk: 0