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MEMvMIN: Grind City Rewind 3.23.19

Jon Roser and Lang Whitaker recap the Grizzlies matchup with the Timberwolves at FedExForum.

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MEMvMIN: Grind City Rewind 3.23.19

Jon Roser and Lang Whitaker recap the Grizzlies matchup with the Timberwolves at FedExForum.
Mar 23, 2019  |  01:00

MEMvMIN: Postgame press conference 3.23.19

Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff breaks down the match against the Timberwolves.
Mar 23, 2019  |  01:56

MEMvMIN: Ivan Rabb postgame 3.23.19

Ivan Rabb talks with the media about Saturday’s matchup with the Timberwolves.
Mar 23, 2019  |  00:51

MEMvMIN: Jonas Valanciunas postgame 3.23.19

Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas talks with reporters following Saturday’s matchup against the Timberwolves.
Mar 23, 2019  |  01:21

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves highlights 3.23.19

Catch the Grizzlies highlights from their match against the Timberwolves at FedExForum on Saturday night.
Mar 23, 2019  |  02:01

Mike Conley 23 points vs. Timberwolves 3.23.19

Mike Conley scores a team-high 23 points Saturday night against the Timberwolves.
Mar 23, 2019  |  01:16

Caboclo blocks Okogie

Bruno Caboclo comes up with a huge block on Josh Okogie and Julian Washburn knocks down the three on the other end of the court.
Mar 23, 2019  |  00:14

Noah finds Conley

Joakim Noah makes the quick dish inside to Mike Conley who lays it up and in for the hoop.
Mar 23, 2019  |  00:13

Noah finishes with the layup

Mike Conley drops a dime to Joakim Noah who lays it up and in.
Mar 23, 2019  |  00:14

Postgame Report: Timberwolves Thrive in the Third Quarter to Top Grizzlies, 112-99

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Minnesota Timberwolves outscored the Memphis Grizzlies 35-18 in the third quarter as they went on to win, 112-99, on Saturday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies dropped to 29-44 on the season and 19-18 at home, snapping a four-game winning streak at home. The Timberwolves improved to 33-40 on the year and are now 10-29 on the road.

The third quarter proved to be the difference-maker in the game. Memphis couldn’t manufacture much offense coming out of halftime, missing nine of their first 11 shots while Minnesota opened the third quarter with a 19-4 run. The Timberwolves went on to shoot a sterling 13-for-19 (4-9 3P) from the floor in the period, while Memphis only managed to make 1-of-9 (.111) threes, and shot 8-for-24 (.333) overall in the third. Wiggins converted an and-one with 1.7 seconds left in the third to push the Timberwolves’ lead to 84-68 heading into the fourth quarter. Memphis would fight in the fourth quarter, but the deficit from the prior period proved to be too much. The Timberwolves made 9-of-18 (4-7 3P) shots in the final frame to lead by double-digits for the entire quarter.

Mike Conley led Memphis with 23 points. Conley has now scored at least 20 points in his last seven games, marking the longest streak of his career and the longest for the Grizzlies since Zach Randolph had a seven-game streak from Dec. 27, 2010 – Jan. 8, 2011. Conley is averaging 28.5 points during his scoring streak. Jonas Valanciunas recorded his third consecutive double-double, finishing with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Valanciunas is averaging 24.5 points and 15.2 boards over his last four games. Delon Wright added 12 points and a team-high six assists off the bench.

The Grizzlies finished shooting 36-for-96 (.375) from the floor, the fourth-lowest field goal percentage this season, and were just 10-for-33 (.303) from three-point range. The Timberwolves shot 40-for-83 (.482) overall in the game, and made almost half their threes by going 12-for-26 (.462). Memphis pulled down a 20 offensive rebounds to score 23 second chance points (both season-highs) throughout the game, but Minnesota wasn’t far behind, turning 13 offensive boards into 19 extra chance points. Both teams scored 46 points in the paint apiece, but the Grizzlies needed 12 more attempts in the lane to get there, finishing 23-for-55 (.418) in the paint while the Timberwolves shot 23-for-43 (.534)

All five starters scored in double figures for the Timberwolves, with Karl-Anthony Towns leading the way by turning in 33 points and 23 rebounds (both game-highs). Towns now has 49th double-double on the year, and has seven games this season with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds, the second-most in the NBA this season behind Andre Drummond (11 games). Andrew Wiggins added 22 points, giving him his 23rd 20-point performance of the season. Rookie Josh Okogie chipped in with 17 points and six boards, while Dario Saric finished with 11 points and three assists.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will close out the season series with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. CT in FedExForum. Come out to the game, tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Mike Conley led Memphis with 23 points. Conley has now scored at least 20 points in his last seven games, marking the longest streak of his career and the longest for the Grizzlies since Zach Randolph had a seven-game streak from Dec. 27, 2010 – Jan. 8, 2011. Conley is averaging 28.5 points during his scoring streak.
  • Jonas Valanciunas recorded his third consecutive double-double, finishing with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Valanciunas is averaging 24.5 points and 15.2 boards over his last four games.
  • Delon Wright added 12 points and a team-high six assists off the bench. Wright has now scored in double-digits in seven of his last nine games.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase tickets to the Grizzlies’ remaining contests may do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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