What a return for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA playoffs with the Minnesota Timberwolves! The second-best team in the Western Conference wins Game 3 of Round 1, 26 points adrift, 104-95, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The hosts start the game furious and after a 12:0 and 22:3 run at the start of the second quarter they are 47:21 ahead, but the Grizzlies work up to seven points at halftime. The Timberwolves picked up speed after the break but again failed to maintain a 21-point lead just before the end of the third quarter.
A 21-0 run by the guests finally draws with eight minutes to go, Minnesota has nothing left to counter and concedes the game with 12:37 in the last section.
Yes, Morant has a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, the best man in the decision is reserve Brandon Clarke with 20 points, and the Grizzlies’ top scorer is Desmond Bane with 26 points. For the hosts, D’Angelo Russell is the top shooter with 22 points, 19 points go to Anthony Edwards and Jarred Vanderbilt writes a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Mavs win without Doncic, Warriors before promotion
Without Luka Doncic, who is suffering from a calf injury, the Dallas Mavericks win Game 3 against the Utah Jazz 126-118 to take the series lead 2-1. Jalen Brunson leaps into the gap for the Slovenian star and scores 31 points. In Utah, Donovan Mitchell convinces with his 32.
The Golden State Warriors also beat the Denver Nuggets in the third game and after an away win by 118:113 they are about to advance to the second round.
Nikola Jokic’s strong 37 points and 18 rebounds don’t change that. Among the guests, Jordan Poole and Stephen Curry, coming off the bench, are the leading scorers with 27 points each, followed by Klay Thompson with 26.
The Warriors have their first match point Sunday night (CEST) in Denver.
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