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MEMvMIN: Grind City Rewind 2.5.19

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Alexis Morgan break down the action from Tuesday night’s win over the Timberwolves.

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MEMvMIN: Grind City Rewind 2.5.19

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Alexis Morgan break down the action from Tuesday night’s win over the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:41

MEMvMIN: Grizzmo 2.5.19

Take a closer look at key moments in the Grizzlies’ win against the Timberwolves in Memphis.
Feb 5, 2019  |  01:00

MEMvMIN: Postgame press conference 2.5.19

Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff speaks with the media following the Grizzlies 108-106 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday night at FedExForum.
Feb 5, 2019  |  07:02

MEMvMIN: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 2.5.19

Watch Jaren Jackson Jr.’s speech following the Grizzlies win over the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  03:43

MEMvMIN: Mike Conley postgame 2.5.19

Hear what Grizzlies guard Mike Conley had to say to reporters following Tuesday’s victory over the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  08:01

MEMvMIN: Justin Holiday postgame 2.5.19

Justin Holiday talks to the media after the win against the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:58

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves highlights 2.5.19

Catch the action from Tuesday night’s game at FedExForum in Memphis.
Feb 5, 2019  |  01:59

MEMvMIN: Mike Conley walkoff interview 2.5.19

Find out what Mike Conley had to say after the Grizzlies win against the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  01:31

Mike Conley 25 points vs. Timberwolves 2.5.19

Mike Conley scores 25 points in a win over the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  01:11

Watanabe hits from the baseline

Yuta Watanabe sends a rainbow shot over the Timberwolves defense for three points in the fourth quarter.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:15

Conley is on fire from long range

Mike Conley goes wild in the end of the second quarter and makes it rain from distance against the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:12

Conley with the fancy finish

Mike Conley hangs in the air for the tough three and foul.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:12

Jackson sinks the baseline three

Jaren Jackson Jr. takes advantage and sinks the baseline three-pointer over Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:14

Caboclo with the tough finish

Ivan Rabb finds a cutting Bruno Caboclo for the reverse layup.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:11

Mack pulls up for three

Shelvin Mack pulls up and knocks down the three against the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:11

Rabb throws down jam

Jaren Jackson Jr. finds Ivan Rabb who slams down the easy jam.
Feb 5, 2019  |  00:12

2.5.19 Jaren Jackson Jr. media availability

Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks to the media as the Grizzlies prepare for the Timberwolves.
Feb 5, 2019  |  02:34

2.5.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff talks to the media heading into tonight’s game against the Timberwolves at FedExForum.
Feb 5, 2019  |  03:28

Postgame Report: Holiday’s Clutch Free Throws Help Grizzlies Top Timberwolves 108-106

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

With the score tied at 106 apiece, Justin Holiday knocked down a pair of free throws with 0.1 seconds left in the game to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies improved to 22-33 on the season and 13-14 at home. The Timberwolves dropped to 25-28 on the year and are now 8-18 on the road. Memphis now leads the season series 2-1. The Grizzlies also recorded their third wire-to-wire victory of the season.

Entering the fourth quarter up by just two, Memphis started the quarter with a 9-0 run from 10:57 to 7:34 (3:23 run) to push the lead to 94-83. The Timberwolves went on 7-0 run late in the quarter, capped by a Towns dunk, to bring the game back to within two at 106-104 with 1:19 left in the game. Conley committed just his second turnover of the night to give Minnesota the ball with 25.8 seconds left. Towns connected on both free throws after getting fouled with 15.7 remaining to tie the game at 106-106, marking the first tie of the game. Conley created space and got a clean look from three and missed, but Holiday was fouled as he corralled in the rebound, sending him to the line with just 0.1 seconds left.

Mike Conley led Memphis with 25 points while dishing out a game-high nine assists. Conley has scored at least 20 points in 31 games so far this year. Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 23 points, six rebounds and a couple blocks. It’s the 10th time the rookie has eclipsed the 20-point mark this season. In his first start this season, Ivan Rabb scored a career-high 19 points to go with 11 rebounds and a pair of steals. Rabb now has three double-doubles on the campaign. Justin Holiday was just shy of a double-double, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds. Holiday has scored 15 or more points in three consecutive games. In his first career start, Julian Washburn chipped in with seven points and four boards.

Minnesota outshot Memphis overall, going 39-for-87 (.448) from the floor while the Grizzlies were 36-for-86 (.419). The Grizzlies had more success from the perimeter though, making 15-of-34 (.441) three-pointers compared to 9-of-29 (.310) triples for the Timberwolves. The Grizzlies forced the Timberwolves into 17 turnovers, scoring 25 points off the giveaways, while committing eight turnovers of their own, which led to 10 points for Minnesota. The Timberwolves outrebounded the Grizzlies 55-39 for the game, leading to a 26-16 advantage in second chance points. Minnesota made 19-of-20 (.950) free throws while Memphis finished 21-of-29 (.724).

Karl-Anthony Towns recorded his 35th double-double of the season, leading all scorers with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Towns also made all 10 of his free throw attempts in the game. Dario Saric came off the bench to supply a season-high 22 points along with seven rebounds. Luol Deng also scored a season-high off the bench, finishing with 18 points (8-10 FG).

The Timberwolves outscored Memphis 29-19 in the third quarter on 13-of-25 (.520) shooting, but only managed to make 1-of-11 (.091) threes. The Grizzlies shot just 7-for-22 (.318) in the quarter, and were outrebounded 19-8 by Minnesota. The Timberwolves went on a 13-2 run over the last 3:31 of the third to trim the Grizzlies lead to 85-83.

Memphis went 21-for-43 (.488) in the first half, and tied their season-high for three-pointers made in a half by knocking down 10-of-17 (.588) treys. The Timberwolves sank all 15 of their free throw attempts in the half, marking the best percentage at the line in a half by a Grizzlies opponent, while the Grizzlies were 14-for-18 (.778) from the charity stripe. Conley had 16 first-half points and tied a season-high for threes made in a half by a Grizzlies player, going 5-for-7 (.714) from beyond the arc.

The Grizzlies kicked off the game with a 23-4 run that lasted from 11:38 to 5:09 (6:29 run), with all five starters scoring during the stretch. The Grizzlies went 11-for-24 (4-8 3P) in the quarter, while holding the Timberwolves to 7-for-19 (1-2 3P) shooting. Memphis jumped the passing lanes well, forcing six Minnesota turnovers (five steals) and converting them into 11 points. Wiggins tipped his own shot back in with 0.1 seconds left, but Holiday, Rabb and Jackson Jr. all scored eight points in the opening quarter to put the Grizzlies up 31-19.

Minnesota improved in the second quarter, going 10-for-20 (.500) overall and 4-for-8 (.500) from deep as the Timberwolves went on a 10-2 run midway through the period to cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 43-41. Conley caught fire in the quarter, scoring 13 points (4-5 3P) and hitting three treys in the final 50 seconds to help the Grizzlies lead 66-54 at halftime.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will face one of the three teams they have yet to play this season on Thursday, February 7 when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder inside Chesapeake Energy Arena at 7 p.m. CT. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase single-game tickets can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. Single Game Tickets are also available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. For more information on the Grizzlies, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Mike Conley led Memphis with 25 points while dishing out a game-high nine assists. Conley has scored at least 20 points in 31 games so far this year.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 23 points, six rebounds and a couple blocks. It’s the 10th time the rookie has eclipsed the 20-point mark this season.
  • In his first start this season, Ivan Rabb scored a career-high 19 points to go with 11 rebounds and a pair of steals. Rabb now has three double-doubles on the campaign.
  • Justin Holiday was just shy of a double-double, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds. Holiday has scored 15 or more points in three consecutive games.
  • In his first career start, Julian Washburn chipped in with seven points and four boards.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns recorded his 35th double-double of the season, leading all scorers with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Towns also made all 10 of his free throw attempts in the game.

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