NBA Playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies win wild thrillers against Minnesota Timberwolves

What a thriller! Thanks to Ja Morant, the Memphis Grizzlies have secured a 111:10 win against the Timberwolves and thus the 3-2 series management. First of all the youngster knocks out a monster dunk, then he gilds the grizzlies comeback with the game winner.

Memphis Grizzlies (2) – Minnesota Timberwolves (7) 111: 109 (BoxScore), series: 3-2

3.7 seconds were still on the clock when Morant got the ball, attacked the ring and got a spectacular layup out for victory. Memphis was up to 13 points in the fourth quarter, but Morant still became a hero.

The 22-year-old scored 18 of his 30 points (9/22 FG) in the final section, and he collected 13 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals and a monster dunk that should already have a good chance of the best slam of the PostSeason. Desmond Bane helped with 25 points at 9/20, Brandon Clarke dominated the boards and secured a double double (21 and 15 rebounds, 9 offensive rebounds). Memphis came to 23 Second Chance Points.

The litter odds of the two grizzlies stars suggest that it was a strange game. Both teams made an enormous number of mistakes (min: 23 turnover, mem: 16), left a lot of open throws and free throws, but also provided numerous highlight plays. So the grizzlies won, although they only met 41.5 percent from the field and 7/28 threes.

Karl-Anthony Towns held on the other hand for Minnesota with 28 points (5/7 threes) and 12 rebounds, but he also came to 7 gymnastics and celebrated with a cheers compared to the Grizzlies fans much too early. Anthony Edwards got 22 points at 8/20 FG, D’Angelo Russell stayed relatively pale with 12 points (4/10 FG), 8 assists and 4 gymnastics. The series continues in Minnesota on Saturday night.

Grizzlies vs. Wolves: Error festival in halftime one

The start could hardly have been catastrophic from Wolves. Bad passes led to the ball loss, Kat received two fast fouls and Memphis ran with 13: 2. After a break, Minnesota found the game much better (9-0 run) and then the two teams fought a balanced and entertaining quarter. There were spectacular plays like this highlight block on both sides, Minnesota had a slight advantage thanks to 7 three on the scoreboard (31:28).

The Wolves made the game quickly and on the one hand came to good deals in transition, but on the other hand, there were still an enormous number of mistakes (14 ball losses in half -time). Even the threesome no longer wanted to fall (1/9). However, Memphis could not punish this due to its own weaknesses of Downtown (3/12 during the half -time break) and, above all, the free -wire line (10/18). It also became strange when Bane received a technical foul because he pushed Wolves coach Chris Finch to the side. It went into the cabins for Minnesota with 55:53 for Minnesota.

The quality of the game now also left a lot to be desired in the third quarter, considering such sequences, some felt reminded of a Summer League game. Towns from Downtown and Jarred Vanderbilt brought Minnesota away in the double digits, since Memphis still had no target water. Open litters also clapped the ring in rows (9/25 FG in the third quarter). Then Morant woke up and gave the grizzlies new life with an absolute monster-dark life. 85:74 for the Wolves.

Wildes Finish: Morant shocks the Wolves per gameewinner

At the start of the fourth quarter, Morant failed with his neighbor’s attempt, but Bane had once again mastled a threesome for Memphis. In return, Towns from Downtown silenced the grizzlies fans by three.

His cheering gesture with his finger on his mouth came significantly too early. The final phase was absolutely wild: Morant shortened with an acrobatic layup, then Clarke annoyed the Wolves several times with his excellent work under the boards and tip-ins. After one of his 9 offensive rebounds, he served Morant on the triple line one minute before the end, who actually shot Memphis again.

In isolation, Russell had an airball, Morant increased from the line to +3. And then Edwards came! The 20-year-old was served the ball in the right corner 4 seconds before the end and sank the ice-cold threesome to equalize. Overtime? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! Morant pulled far too easily into the zone in the last attack because Edwards unsuccessfully went to the steal. The Grizzlies-Youngster avoided the block at the layup and put the ball online for victory. 3-2 for Memphis!

NBA Playoffs – Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves: The series at a glance (3-2)

Game |
Date |
Time |
Home |
About |
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1 |
April |
9:30 p.m. |
Memphis Grizzlies |
Minnesota Timberwolves |
117: 130
2 |
April |

Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves Full Game 5 Highlights | 2021-22 NBA Playoffs
2.30 a.m. |
Memphis Grizzlies |
Minnesota Timberwolves |
124: 96
3 |
April |
1.30 a.m. |
Minnesota Timberwolves |
Memphis Grizzlies |
95: 104
4 |
April |
4 o’clock |
Minnesota Timberwolves |
Memphis Grizzlies |
119: 118
5 |
April |
1.30 a.m. |
Memphis Grizzlies |
Minnesota Timberwolves |
111: 109
6 |
April |
Minnesota Timberwolves |
Memphis Grizzlies |

May |
Memphis Grizzlies |
Minnesota Timberwolves |

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