The Minnesota Timberwolves won the Memphis Grizzlies after a big fight game 4 of their first round series. However, the 119:118 victory was on the brink until the final second.
- (2) Memphis Grizzlies vs. (7) Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2)
- Minnesota Timberwolves (7) – Memphis Grizzlies (2) 119: 118 (BoxScore), series: 2-2
- Desmond Bane holds the grizzlies in the game
- Minnesota trembles into the final seconds
Minnesota Timberwolves (7) – Memphis Grizzlies (2) 119: 118 (BoxScore), series: 2-2
Until the end of the game, Minnesota seemed just to make a high leadership, as in game 3, but this time it should be enough. Karl-Anthony Towns (33 points, 8/17 FG, 14 rebounds, 6 turnover) ensured this, which signed up sharply after only 8 points in game 3. However, it was a team performance: a total of six Wolves scored double digits, including Anthony Edwards (24, 7/14) and Patrick Beverley (17). As a team, the Wolves met Bärenstark 18/36 from the triple line.
However, the grizzlies were not worse in this regard. Memphis hit 15/32 from outside, which was mainly due to Desmond Bane (34, 8/12 3FG) and Dillon Brooks (24, 3/4). The two Wings carried their team over long distances, while Morant had huge problems as a scorer (11, 4/13, 8 rebounds, 15 assists).
Both teams made a lot of mistakes. There were 17 gymnastics on the side of the Grizzlies, 15 at the Wolves. Minnesota, however, had great advantages on the free -wire line (31/40 vs. 19/25). At the grizzlies, each starter received at least four fouls, Jaren Jackson Jr. fouled in just 23 minutes.
Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins was served according to the game. “We have to play better, but that was one of the worst whistled games that I have ever experienced,” said Jenkins. “I have never seen a game that was so inconsistent and arrogant.” Jenkins added that he knowing any fine for this statement.
Desmond Bane holds the grizzlies in the game
At the grizzlies, the recently good Tillman for Anderson moved into the Starting Five, Minnesota started unchanged. However, Tillman had to go to the bench for less than two minutes after he had made two early fouls against the more aggressive town.
Memphis nevertheless got a little better into the game, which was not least due to the strong bane. At 12:14 there was suddenly Edwards lying, the Wolves star had to go to the loose room with pain on the knee. Beverley took over in the next few minutes, and the Wolves kept going to the freewurfine, then Edwards was able to return before the quarter break.
The Wolves were awarded 18 free throws in the first quarter, which was their biggest plus. Because of the foul problems on the Grizzlies side, Steven Adams was suddenly back in the rotation. The grizzlies awarded seven litters in a row, it became a 17:3 run for the home team. After a spectacular Edwards slam, the district ended with 33:28 for Minnesota.
The Wolves-Oresee fell asleep with Towns and Russell on the bench, after a Jackson Layup, Memphis quickly returned the lead before McLaughlin countered. It was the prelude for three three in a row. Beverley received an unnecessary technical, but made it betting with the next three. The Wolves moved to 15 before Memphis clapped and, thanks to Bane and Brooks, countered by 10-0. In the final minute of the half, Morant also scored his first points of the game, Russell fouled him hard and picked up a flagrant-1. 60:56 Minnesota for a break.
Minnesota trembles into the final seconds
Again, Minnesota got better out of the starting blocks, again only the outstanding Bane really did resistance. Morant fouled Beverley at the threesome, who brought his team away to 13 points. The Wolves were clearly better, Memphis still kept the striking distance and put a 9-0 run. Towns countered with a fine EuroTep-and-1, Edwards made it again that there were 8 points again. The last points of the quarter belonged to Morant, only: 93:87 Minnesota.
Memphis was almost immediately 2 points. Towns now took responsibility, scored 4 points and blocked Morant, followed by two threes. Five minutes before the end, Edwards increased to +6, Brooks replied again. On the other hand, Jackson (a questionable) foul got No. 6, Towns landed unhappily on the hip, but was able to continue. However, the Wolves Memphis could not shake off, but they made too many stupid mistakes. Even Towns, who only caught a rebound in the side instead of just let go of the ball.
1:27 In front of the end Russell sank a difficult jumper to the 7-point lead, but again that did not cause peace. Beverley left two free throws, Morant flew back a \ – only 3 points lead. Edwards awarded a threesome, but the same did Jones, and the rebound landed at the Ant-Man. Eight seconds before the end, Edwards met both freebies, two seconds later followed a Brooks threesome. Towns sinked two free throws, the last threesome of Bane with the final siren remained without effect. Was that scarce!
(2) Memphis Grizzlies vs. (7) Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2)
1 | 16. April | 21.30 Memphis Grizzlies | Minnesota Timberwolves | 117: 130
2 | 20. April | 2.30 clock | Memphis Grizzlies | Minnesota Timberwolves | 124: 96
3 | 22. April | 1.30 a.m. | Minnesota Timberwolves | Memphis Grizzlies | 95: 104
4 | 24. April | 4 o’clock | Minnesota Timberwolves | Memphis Grizzlies | 119: 118
5 | 27. April | 1.30 a.m. | Memphis Grizzlies | Minnesota Timberwolves | –
6 | 30. April | TBD | Minnesota Timberwolves | Memphis Grizzlies | –
7 * | 1. May | TBD | Memphis Grizzlies | Minnesota Timberwolves | –
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