Memphis 99, Minnesota 86

Date - Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #20 Leroy Richardson, #58 Josh Tiven, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 13680

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 23 22 20 34 99
Minnesota 30 20 17 19 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 49-24 29-8 20-16 W2
Minnesota 26-46 17-19 9-27 L1

Recap


Grizzlies 99, Timberwolves 86:
Marc Gasol led the way with 21 points as visiting Memphis downed Minnesota to snap a five-game road losing streak.

Mike Conley added 19 points and Darrell Arthur scored 11 of his 15 in the fourth quarter for the Grizzlies, who began the fourth quarter with a 21-6 burst to put the game away. Memphis now owns the fourth-best record in the Western Conference, a half-game ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers, but remains in fifth place due to the Clippers' standing as Pacific Division leaders.

Ricky Rubio collected 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Timberwolves, who were without center Nikola Pekovic (ankle).

Minnesota held a 67-65 lead entering the fourth quarter but watched that advantage disappear as the Grizzlies' bench took over. Arthur scored nine points in the first five minutes of the period to help Memphis grab an 81-69 lead.

The Timberwolves crept back to within 90-81 with 1:55 left but Gasol found Mike Conley for a 3-pointer to push it back to double figures.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Grizzlies return home to face West-leading San Antonio on Monday before hitting the road again for three straight. … Minnesota shot 51.4 percent in the first half but slumped to 33.3 percent in the second. … Derrick Williams added 19 points for the Timberwolves.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Minnesota
Marc Gasol 21 Scoring Ricky Rubio 23
Jerryd Bayless 7 Assists Ricky Rubio 9
Marc Gasol 8 Rebounds Ricky Rubio 10
Marc Gasol 5 Free Throws Made Ricky Rubio 10
Jerryd Bayless 2 Steals Greg Stiemsma 2
Marc Gasol 3 Blocks Greg Stiemsma 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 99 50.7 6-10 19-27 25 35 5 9 10
Minnesota 86 43.3 5-16 23-34 19 35 2 3 17

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Boston. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .259 after a win and .422 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .640 after a loss.