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Summer League: Timberwolves 97, Grizzlies 91


Posted Sunday July 22, 2012 10:25PM

The 2012 NBA Summer League came to a close on Sunday with a dashing display of dominance by NBA D-League alumni as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 97-91, on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Minnesota's Zabian Dowdell made a crucial three-pointer and late lay-up in a seven-point fourth quarter to help the Timberwolves stretch their lead to 10 points before fending off a furious Memphis rally in the final minute. Before Dowdell helped finish the job, fellow alum and 2009-10 NBA D-League Most Valuable Player Mike Harris opened the game with 10 points in the first quarter to help the Timberwolves mount an early 11-point lead.

After a second quarter best described as nondescript for narrative purposes, Minnesota took a seven-point lead into halftime. Memphis got six points from a slashing Deon Thompson in the period.

Despite Harris' quick start and Dowdell's eventual strong finish, the power of distinguished NBA D-League alumni was not limited to Minnesota. Memphis opened the third quarter ablaze from the outside courtesy of a delicious trio of treys by former NBA D-Leaguer Matt Janning, the last of which completed a 14-6 run to give the Grizzlies a one-point lead. Janning finished with 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the field. Harris answered with a bounce pass to a cutting Wes Johnson for a dunk before finishing a cut of his own with a slam. Harris' 22 points led all scorers. The two sides traded buckets at the rim through the rest of the quarter, and a single point separated the teams entering the final period.

A three-pointer by Corey Fisher with 1:33 remaining extended the Minnesota lead to eight and appeared to put the game away. But NBA Summer League co-MVP Josh Selby made two three-pointers in the final minute had an opportunity to give Memphis the lead after a Minnesota turnover. His three-point attempt from the right corner fell short, and Minnesota sewed up the victory. Selby finished his MVP campaign with 11 points on 4-for-11 shooting.

Grizzlies
Timberwolves
   
    • 44.6%

    • 49.4%

    • 37.0%

    • 38.5%

    • 70.0%

    • 69.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MEMMIN
Total Rebounds3346
Offensive Rebounds1317
Turnovers1113
Fast Break Pts:198
Biggest Lead:113
Points in the Paint:4444
MEMMIN
pWroten   17Harris   22
rbWatt   9Harris   12
aSelby   62 players   3
sWroten   3Dowdell   2
bWatt   3Johnson   3
Memphis Grizzlies (2-3)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
T. WrotenG26:378-201-50-0-601144310417
M. WattC26:013-80-02-2+13690303318
J. KreftC17:160-20-00-0-21230100000
M. JanningG22:076-83-41-1+115624100016
J. SelbyG20:464-113-80-0-101160220011
D. Thompson 24:177-120-01-3-942613100015
A. Banks 06:301-10-00-0-70000000002
C. Tatum 09:391-31-30-0-61011100003
J. Randle 19:374-111-40-0-20113514009
T. Henry 12:262-40-01-2-23253101005
A. Voskuil 14:441-31-32-2+30001110005
R. Allen 00:000-00-00-000000000000
K. Clark 00:000-00-00-000000000000
R. Sanchez 00:000-00-00-000000000000
H. Thorns 00:000-00-00-000000000000
O. BellfieldDNP - Coach's Decision
J. MagetteDNP - Coach's Decision
J. PargoDNP - Coach's Decision
X. ReyDNP - Coach's Decision
C. SimsDNP - Coach's Decision
S. TarverDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 20037-8310-277-10 13203321239113591
 44.6%37.0%70.0% team rebs: 9total to: 11
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-1)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
M. HarrisF28:419-150-04-70481231000122
D. WilliamsF20:461-100-15-6+11012102027
P. PrestesC16:222-40-00-0055102100004
W. JohnsonF-G23:236-122-50-0+100020003014
K. TaylorG22:225-80-05-6+403330110015
L. Sikma 19:014-40-00-0+105491314108
R. Hummel 16:370-10-10-0+50440000000
Z. Dowdell 20:394-111-32-2+204410231011
C. Fisher 20:505-102-30-0+101110020012
T. Easley 11:192-20-00-2+62020201004
W. Buford 00:000-00-00-000000000000
J. Chang 00:000-00-00-000000000000
P. Dia 00:000-00-00-000000000000
C. Karl 00:000-00-00-000000000000
L. Mack 00:000-00-00-000000000000
L. Nevill 00:000-00-00-000000000000
L. EliyahuDNP - Coach's Decision
G. JohnsonDNP - Coach's Decision
S. LandesbergDNP - Coach's Decision
M. LeeDNP - Coach's Decision
G. StutzDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 20038-775-1316-23 1729461584135397
 49.4%38.5%69.6% team rebs: 7total to: 14

inactive

  • Grizzlies: --
  • Timberwolves: --

technical fouls

  • Grizzlies: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
  • Officials: #79 Kevin Scott, #20 SirAllen Connor, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: -
  • Duration: 1:38
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MEM
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2
3
2-3
0-1
2-2
MIN
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4
1
4-1
4-0
0-1
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MEM
Selby 24.2
2 players 5.8
Pargo 5.5
Watt 1.6
Pargo 2.5
MIN
Johnson 20.5
Harris 6.6
Karl 3.8
Johnson 1.5
Dowdell 2.0