MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jonas Valanciunas had 19 factors and 11 rebounds, eight Grizzlies scored in double-figures and Memphis used a second-half burst for a 120-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night time.
Grayson Allen added 15 factors for Memphis, and De’Anthony Melton keyed the second-half rally with 14 factors, going Four of 6 from 3-point vary within the recreation.
Karl-Anthony Cities led the Timberwolves with 30 factors and 16 rebounds, whereas rookie Anthony Edwards added 22 factors and 6 assists, whereas capturing 9 of 14 from the sector.
Minnesota went about 5 minutes with out scoring within the third, and Memphis led 92-84 after closing the quarter with a 12-Three rally.
The Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves 12-Four opening the fourth for a 16-point lead with eight minutes left, and the rally changed into a 35-9 run for a 25-point lead.
Memphis scored a franchise-record 80 factors within the paint within the earlier recreation between the groups — a 118-107 Grizzlies win on Jan. 13. This time, Minnesota’s protection collapsed on Valanciunas when he acquired the ball within the publish. That allowed the Wolves to outscore Memphis 44-38 within the paint, however the Grizzlies linked on 19 3-pointers to make up the distinction.
Memphis led by as many as 13 within the first half, however Minnesota rallied to chop the Grizzlies’ benefit to 68-66 on the break.
Timberwolves: Haven’t gained consecutive video games for the reason that opening two of the season. … G Ricky Rubio was a late scratch with again spasms. He was changed by John McLaughlin, who made his first begin of the season and third of his profession. … G Josh Okogie returned after lacking 5 video games as a result of coronavirus protocol. … Cities grabbed his 1,200th offensive rebound within the first quarter.
Grizzlies: Have gained 5 straight within the collection. … Allen (sore left hip) and Brandon Clarke (private causes) returned to the lively roster, Allen to the beginning lineup. … G Ja Morant was restricted to 4 factors within the first half, going 1 for Four from the sector. He completed with 11 factors and 7 assists.
Timberwolves: At Philadelphia on Saturday
Grizzlies: At Philadelphia on Sunday.