Epic return!  Memphis Grizzlies on Furious Recovery in Minnesota

Epic return! Memphis Grizzlies on Furious Recovery in Minnesota

The Memphis Grizzlies won a game they thought they would lose against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the 104:95 win in Minneapolis, the visitors were down by 21 points, the hosts collapsed.

Minnesota Timberwolves (7) – Memphis Grizzlies (2) 95:104 (BOXSCORE), Series: 1-2

What an epic meltdown for the Timberwolves and what a furious comeback for the Grizzlies. Just before the end of the third quarter, the guests were still 21 points behind, only to score 21 points in a row and finally win the final section with 37:12 (!!!).

Sim Morant had problems for a long time, but he played until the second half and had the best plus-minus of all the players at +20. The point guard made a triple-double with 16 points (5/18 FG), 10 rebounds and 10 assists, but the best man in the final stretch was reserve Brandon Clarke (20, 6/9, 8 rebounds), Minnesota under the really angry boards. Desmond Bane was the top scorer of the guests with 26 points (8/19 FG) and seven threes converted.

Wolves hit just 3/19 of the field and 1/11 of the three-point line in the final section. Karl-Anthony Towns (8, 3/4, 5 rebounds, 5 blocks, 5 fouls) was not involved in the offense, instead the point guards shot Patrick Beverley (14, 5/13), D’Angelo Russell (22 , 9/21, 8 assists) and Anthony Edwards (19, 6/13, 7 rebounds) completely eliminated Wolves in the end.

The hosts started furious. In the first 15 minutes, the visitors suffered a run of 12:0 and 22:3 and were already 26 points behind at the start of the second quarter. Memphis seemed shocked by the grandiose atmosphere at the Target Center and couldn’t find any rhythm.

Minnesota, on the other hand, ran almost everything. The three-pointer dropped, Beverley Morant repeatedly attacked outside the dribble and gave the young guard two quick fouls. This went so far that Beverley presented the ball to himself across the board to a T-Mac-style tray.