The Grizzlies were led offensively by Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks, who each scored 23 points.
Bane had a 60 percent field goal percentage (9-for-15) and a 55.6 percent three-point percentage (5-for-9) while grabbing seven rebounds. On the other hand, Brooks shot 47.4 percent (9-for-19) from the field and 83.3 percent from three (5-for-6).
Ja Morant ended with 17 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds to lead the squad.
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The Grizzlies outrebounded the Timberwolves 56-37 thanks to Jarvis Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke’s dominance on the boards. Clarke grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 17 points, while Jackson had a team-high 14 rebounds and 18 points.
The Timberwolves led the Grizzlies for the majority of a tense first half, leading 29-28 after the first quarter before taking a three-point edge, 52-49, into halftime.
Minnesota pulled away from Memphis late in the third quarter, going on a 10-2 run to conclude the period and take an 84-74 lead into the fourth.
In the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies came alive, outscoring the Timberwolves 40-22.
Minnesota held off Memphis for more than half of the fourth quarter before a Brooks 3-pointer with little over five minutes remaining tied the game at 97. The Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves 17-9 after that.
Bane scored a 3-pointer with over three minutes left in the fourth quarter, giving the Grizzlies a lead they wouldn’t lose.
The Grizzlies advance to the NBA Playoffs’ second round, where they will face the Golden State Warriors.
- The Grizzlies Beat the Wolves 114-106 to Advance to the Second Round
- Against the Phillies, Five Mets Pitchers Combine for a No-hitter
- The 76ers Beat the Raptors 132-97 to Progress to the Second Round of the NBA Playoffs
On Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, Memphis will play Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.