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NBA: Phoenix 84, Minnesota 83 (OT)


This news story was published on February 27, 2013.
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PHOENIX, Feb. 27 (UPI) — Marcin Gortat, Markieff Morris and Wesley Johnson all scored 14 points Tuesday to lead Phoenix to an 84-83 overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Gortat laid in the tying basket in the closing seconds of regulation and Johnson chalked up nine rebounds in the win, which ended the Suns’ three-game losing streak.

Derrick Williams led Minnesota with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Niko Pekovic also tallied a dozen rebounds and scored 18 points to round out the double-double.

The T-Wolves outscored the Suns 26-19 in the fourth quarter and were ahead 77-75 when Gortat tied it up with 13.6 seconds to play. Gortat scored three of Phoenix’s six points in overtime.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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