NBA Playoffs: Timberwolves steal Game 1 from Grizzlies with crunch time scoring spurt

THe is ranked seventh Minnesota Tempo Wolfs He stole game 1 from seed number 2 Memphis Grizzlies Saturday afternoon at FedExForum as Anthony Edwards He scored a game-high 36 points in his first post-season debut.

Cities of Karl Anthony He contributed to the win by 29 points and 13 rebounds, and owner beasley He added 23 in 30 minutes off the bench. In fact, the Minnesota bench outperformed the second Memphis unit by 11 points, including a 15-point performance from Jaden McDaniels. wooden wolf guards D’Angelo Russell And Patrick Beverly Added 10 points for visitors.

Another disparity was in the points of regression. Timberwolves have converted the ball more than 17 times, but the Grizzlies scored just 11 of those turnovers. Meanwhile, Minnesota scored 25 points from 11 turnovers in Memphis.

Ja Morante goes for 32 points

Ja Morante He dropped 32 points to go with eight assists, but that wasn’t enough to beat Catt and Edwards. Dillon Brooks added 24 points for Grizzlies, Desmond Ben got 17, Brandon Clark Putting 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Garen Jackson Jr. He finished the match with 12 points.

After the first quarter, Memphis trailed by eight points and went on to collapse by three. After the first half ended, the Timberwolves outplayed the host team 32-30 to take a 97-92 lead in the final frame.

During the crisis, Minnesota made a scoring spurt to finish the game with the biggest lead (13) of the night. Game 2 of the first round of NBA The playoff matches are scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 PM PT at FedEx Forum.