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Wolves hold off Grizzlies behind Ellington's 25 points


Posted Saturday July 17, 2010 12:27AM

An evenly matched contest throughout, the Minnesota Timberwolves edged the Memphis Grizzlies 66-65 despite a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Memphis first-round pick Greivis Vazquez in the nightcap at the COX Pavilion on Day 8 of 2010 NBA Summer League on the campus of UNLV.

The game featured five ties and six lead changes.

Sam Young hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds left in the game to bring the Grizzlies within two at 64-62. But the Timberwolves made two free throws to push their lead back to four. Then, Vasquez spotted up and nailed a trey, but it wasn't enough for the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves got the game started with a 9-2 run in the middle of the first quarter to extend their lead to 14-8 before trading baskets until the period ended. Neither team shot well in the first, with the Grizzlies hitting 29 percent and Minnesota managing 30 percent. Minnesota led 18-11 at the end of the first.

In the second period, the tables turned, with Memphis going on a run, outscoring Minnesota 16-3 in the first half of the quarter.

Memphis led by as many as eight in the second before going to halftime down 32-31. Minnesota's Wayne Ellington scored 10 points in the second, including back-to-back buckets to stop a Grizzlies' run.

Ellington and Patrick O'Bryant combined for all 14 of the Timberwolves points in the third, all of which came in the first six minutes of the period. The duo extended the Timberwolves' lead to as many as 10. Memphis fought back, outscoring Minnesota 8-0 in the last four minutes, including Jeff Adrien's three-point play with 0.8 seconds left in the quarter.

Young scored 14 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth, while Ellington poured in 25 of his own.

Adrien led all players with 14 boards. He also scored 10 points.

Minnesota returns to action Saturday to take on the Portland Trail Blazers, while the Grizzlies finish their NBA Summer League stint on Sunday, when the team faces the San Antonio Spurs.

Grizzlies
Timberwolves
     
    • 38.5%

    • 34.3%

    • 54.5%

    • 0.0%

    • 42.9%

    • 74.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MEM MIN
Total Rebounds 11 9
Offensive Rebounds 13 15
Turnovers 24 18
Fast Break Pts: 15 9
Biggest Lead: 8 10
Points in the Paint: 24 24
MEM MIN
p Young   25 Ellington   25
rb Adrien   14 Thompson   12
a Vasquez   5 Pargo   3
s 2 players   2 4 players   2
b Thabeet   3 O'Bryant   4
Memphis Grizzlies (3-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Carroll F 28:54 1-9 0-0 3-8 -19 2 3 5 1 5 2 3 0 4 5
D. Arthur F 18:05 2-6 0-0 0-0 +1 2 2 4 0 3 2 2 0 1 4
H. Thabeet C 33:01 2-7 0-0 2-2 -7 3 5 8 0 8 0 2 3 2 6
G. Vasquez G 34:06 4-11 3-5 2-3 +3 0 1 1 5 7 0 4 0 1 13
S. Young G-F 32:12 11-20 3-5 0-5 +7 1 3 4 3 2 1 6 1 2 25
McCray   18:54 1-3 0-1 0-0 +10 0 1 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 2
Dentmon   05:54 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
J. Adrien   23:46 4-9 0-0 2-3 +6 5 9 14 1 0 0 2 1 1 10
Akindele   01:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Odiakosa   03:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
O. Mayo   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Sullivan   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Haddadi DNP - Coach's Decision
X. Henry DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-65 6-11 9-21   13 26 39 11 29 7 24 5 11 65
  38.5% 54.5% 42.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 24
Minnesota Timberwolves (1-2)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Charlo F 25:09 1-7 0-0 3-4 +5 3 2 5 1 4 2 1 1 1 5
D. Thompson F 26:51 4-10 0-0 4-6 +21 6 6 12 1 0 1 1 3 0 12
P. O'Bryant C 26:55 4-7 0-0 3-3 +5 2 4 6 1 7 2 4 4 0 11
W. Ellington G 34:17 10-24 0-2 5-5 +10 2 7 9 2 1 2 2 0 3 25
J. Pargo G 31:14 1-9 0-3 3-5 +4 0 5 5 3 5 2 3 0 0 5
L. Westbrook   23:56 2-4 0-0 2-2 -9 2 0 2 1 3 1 3 0 1 6
Takeuchi   04:59 1-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
G. Stiemsma   13:05 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 3 0 0
J. Smith   05:24 0-2 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Simmons   08:10 0-2 0-0 0-2 -16 0 2 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
L. Hayward   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
W. Johnson   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Flynn DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 23-67 0-5 20-27   15 29 44 11 26 10 18 11 5 66
  34.3% 0.0% 74.1%   team rebs: 9 total to: 20

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  • Timberwolves: --

technical fouls

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  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV
  • Officials: #81 James Williams, #61 Marcus Clayton, #25 Forrest Sigler
  • Attendance: -
  • Duration: 1:52
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standings
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l
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MEM
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3
2
3-2
2-1
1-1
MIN
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1
4
1-4
1-3
0-1
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MEM
Young 19.4
Thabeet 8.6
Vasquez 4.0
Thabeet 2.8
2 players 1.5
MIN
Ellington 15.8
O'Bryant 7.0
Ellington 2.2
O'Bryant 1.8
2 players 1.2

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