Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Memphis Grizzlies (2-1) play against the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) at Target Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Thursday April 21, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 104, Minnesota Timberwolves 95 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
what’s wild about the start of 4th quarter in Minnesota… the first timeout called was a mandatory timeout anyway. It was first dead ball after 5 minutes passed, which is automatically charged to home team if a timeout isn’t called before that mark.
Minnesota never led again – 1:23 AM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
I don’t want to get too ahead of myself but the mere thought of Draymond Green trash talking the Grizzlies & the entire city of Memphis has me on “sitting down to a plate of Gus’s fried chicken” levels of excitement. – 1:20 AM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
In case Ja Morant needed any extra juice for Game 4, I give you Patrick Beverley and D’Angelo Russell talking postgame about Beverley’s matchup with Morant pic.twitter.com/81zRjXiOx11:18 AM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
“This kid Bane is becoming my favorite player in the NBA.”
– Charles Barkley on TNT – 1:13 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
I’m not sure why we’re surprised Karl-Anthony Towns and Jaren Jackson Jr. are getting in foul trouble
JJJ and KAT were 2nd + 3rd in total fouls this year
JJJ was also 2nd in total fouls in 2019-20
And KAT led the league in fouls in 2018-19 and 2017-18
Refs think they foul a lot – 1:05 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
– Death Star Warriors are back
– Jokic vs. The World
– A serious conversation about the Utah Jazz
– Grizzlies are in Minnesota now, twice.
– The story of me getting catfished on Bumble today
…& more!
Join us! ⬇️
youtube.com/watch?v=0jKYSf…12:58 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Charles Barkley beside himself about the Timberwolves is worth the watch. youtu.be/sK0pm75LSds12:51 AM
Mike Beuoy @inpredict
The Grizzlies’ comeback ranks 14th overall for playoff games since 1997.
And it comes nearly 10 years to the day that they were on the losing end of the 3rd most improbable playoff comeback.
They lost a 24 point lead to LAC in the final *8* minutes of play on April 29, 2012. pic.twitter.com/r3A09xGwQV12:46 AM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🐰 20 points (6-9 FG)
🐰 8 rebounds
A BIG NIGHT FOR OUR GUY @Brandon Clarke 🐰 pic.twitter.com/gxJwu3ZSr712:15 AM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🎯 26 points
🎯 6 boards
🎯 7 made threes
des bane. a bucket. pic.twitter.com/pzgacYNhyH12:00 AM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Believe it, Memphis fans, that happened.
Desmond Bane, Brandon Clarke and Tyus Jones come up huge so that Ja Morant can get his wish to send the Wolves fans home mad.
“That’s why we are the deepest team in the league and so good,” Morant said. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…11:46 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant was booed every time he touched the ball, so he made sure to enjoy the final seconds of the 26-point comeback win.
“I’m disrespectful just like they disrespectful.”
Story: commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…11:42 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
Apple Valley stand up.
@Tyus Jones on what it means to perform on a playoff stage back in his home state 🎤 pic.twitter.com/Xb8kjVNTyA11:39 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
came back from 26 points down…….twice 🐻 〽️
a nice 50-13 run to end the game. pic.twitter.com/HlZiL59bHd11:34 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
D’Angelo Russell: “I think this series is all about defense. I don’t think it has anything to do with our offense.” – 11:27 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Brandon Clarke tonight:
20 PTS
8 REB
6-9 FG
He is the first Griz with 20 points off the bench in a playoff game since Lance Stephenson in 2016. pic.twitter.com/6TcyrvgDGN11:26 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
D’Angelo Russell on managing emotions when Memphis goes on runs:
“The emotion in the building (from the fans) should be the only emotion from our team. I think we get too high and it comes back and it haunts us… I think we should be even keel and stay locked in to that moment.” – 11:25 PM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
im like johnny cage .. you see my clan ain’t phased 🐻 – 11:20 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns said numerous times during the regular season that he’s comfortable being a decoy when double teamed if that opens things up for his teammates.
With KAT only taking four shots tonight, I asked him if that had to do with being a decoy. This was KAT’s response: pic.twitter.com/PUKgvF87dn11:18 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Anyone else think it’s fitting this is the coach of what tonight was the “Minnesota Wrecking Crew”?
Anyone? ⁦@JRsBBQ⁩?⁦@RealMickFoley⁩? pic.twitter.com/FWDaO6YK7F11:17 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Grizzlies stun Timberwolves with 26-point comeback in Game 3 nba.nbcsports.com/2022/04/21/gri…11:16 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Asked if there are things he can sacrifice to avoid foul trouble, Karl-Anthony Towns said postgame that he’s already started doing that by no longer crashing the offensive glass from the outside “just to possibly take any idea of giving me a foul out”. – 11:14 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Before leaving his postgame presser, Ja Morant told Brandon Clarke to untuck his chain from inside his shirt so he could show people that the Grizzlies are the iciest team in the league.
“Pull your ice out, man!”
BC and Morant have both spent >30K on 💎
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Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns when asked what he can do as a leader to pick up the group:
“Go home, drink some wine and move on to the next day. That’s really simple. Just decompress, decompress.” – 11:11 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on what they can do to coach Karl-Anthony Towns away from foul trouble:
“We’re talking to him. It’s the offensive fouls that are really hurting us more than anything else. Those are the ones we’ve got to clean up.” – 11:09 PM
Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Dillon Brooks made one 3-pointer tonight in six tries. But the one he made was the dagger with 1:17 left to put Memphis up by 10. – 11:09 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Tyus Jones said as a kid from Minnesota, you think and dream of moments like this, playoff basketball at the Target Center. He said he has worked hard to deliver in moments like this…
Ja Morant then responded after: “Point God. It’s his hood!” – 11:08 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Ja Morant said it felt good to get a win in Minnesota in front of their fans. “I’m disrespectful just like they disrespectful…”
“That was our goal. Come in & win games on the road & have their fans go home mad. It’ll probably be a lot of people drinking tonight with that L…” – 11:03 PM
Kyle Anderson @KyleAnderson5
WALK SUMN DOWN !!!! good w fellas! we got some real killas over here 😤😤😤 – 11:00 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Beverley: “Twelve points second quarter, twelve point fourth quarter is unacceptable. We’ll look at the film. We’ll get better at that. We generated the shots we wanted. We defended well. They only had 104 points. So, it looked bad, but it doesn’t feel as bad as it really was.” – 10:59 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Patrick Beverley, trying to put a positive spin on the loss: “It looked bad, but it doesn’t feel as bad as it really was.” – 10:58 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
“I’ve been saying all season about my teammates. They deserve a lot of more respect and recognition for what they do for us on the floor…”
“That’s why we’re really the deepest team in the league… we’re so good.”
-Ja Morant – 10:58 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Desmond Bane said it’s the No. 1 weirdest basketball game that he has ever played in…”I have never been down 20 twice and won…it was just a weird game…” – 10:55 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Me: “Where did that rank in terms of weirdest games you’ve ever played?”
Desmond Bane: “No. 1. I ain’t never been down 20 twice.” – 10:55 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
“The message was just continue to fight, go out and battle and we all know the game is never ove until zeros on the clock at the end.”
-Ja Morant – 10:52 PM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
tell em again kaariJ 🗣 pic.twitter.com/b4t6yOSDlN10:51 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Tyus Jones was speaking about what it meant to come back and do this in the gym he played in during high school, then Ja Morant chimed in:
“This his hood” – 10:50 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
“Usually when I’m down by 26, I end up losing…”
-Brandon Clarke on if he has ever been part of a comeback like this – 10:49 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant pulls Brandon Clarke’s chain out from his shirt:
“Pull your ice out man, there was a lot of talk in that game until that buzzer sounded. Pull that ice out.” – 10:49 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant:
“It’ll probably be a lot of people drinking tonight with that L.” – 10:48 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
More Ja on Minnesota fans: “I’m going to disrespect them like they disrespect me. That’s why I asked for the ball at the end and threw it in the air.” – 10:47 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant:
“There’s probably gonna be a lot of (Minnesota) fans drinking tonight with that L.” – 10:46 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant on Tyus Jones back in Minnesota:
“This is his hood.” – 10:45 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
That never would’ve happened in Minnesota to the Muskies, maintains Frank Drucker… – 10:36 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Grizzlies went on a 19-2 run to start the fourth quarter before Chris Finch finally called a timeout at the 6:44-mark of the period. That’s crazy. – 10:34 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
“I know he’ll be the first one to say, you know, he can play better. He was even saying that after the game…”
-Jenkins on Ja Morant – 10:28 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Grizzlies comeback takeaways:
– Ja Morant got to the line
– Brandon Clarke matched Minnesota’s early intensity
– KAT?????? – 10:26 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
The 4th quarter box score for Timberwolves vs Grizzlies belongs in the @Hoophall. pic.twitter.com/4hlsPpsR2i10:25 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
“I know Ja Morant will be the first one to say that he can play better. He was even saying that in the locker room after the game.” — Taylor Jenkins – 10:25 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch when asked about being resistant to call timeouts during Memphis’ 3rd quarter run:
“Burned a lot early, so I was hoping that we would just be able to kind of get through to the 4th a little bit deeper before hand.” – 10:24 PM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Yep @Ja Morant had an ugly shooting night. Body was all over the floor. Turnovers. But I swear I watched him never stop fighting & grinding for it in this Game 3. Kept attacking. Affected game in multiple ways outside points. Still had a triple double.Put pressure on the D. Heart! – 10:24 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
Tonight @Ja Morant recorded the first triple-double in @Memphis Grizzlies playoff history.
16 points
10 rebounds
10 assists pic.twitter.com/cbkm6UJkOM10:23 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on Karl-Anthony Towns only taking four shots in the Game 3 loss to Memphis:
“They swarm him everywhere. Three in the post, and at the top of the key, they’re in on him. We gotta find him in the flow, and that’s just how it’s gonna have to be.” – 10:22 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Grizzlies-Wolves win probability graph wouldn’t pass a breathalyzer (via @Mike Beuoy) pic.twitter.com/i9PkWHq77A10:20 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Taylor Jenkins is here at the presser repeating that Memphis has to be better than that. – 10:19 PM
Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
I still rank Michigan’s comeback at the Dome vs. the #Gophers in 2003 a worse MN team choke job than tonight. #Timberwolves10:18 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Desmond Bane really slipped to 30. I’ll never understand that. Just because he played four years and has short arms 😭 – 10:17 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
The Timberwolves outscored the Grizzlies by 26 over the first 14:33 of that game.
The Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves by 34 over the last 15:10 of that game. – 10:15 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Fun with +/-
Grizzlies were outscored by 26 points in Brandon Clarke’s 17.5 minutes entering 4th quarter
Clarke was on floor for entire 4th quarter where Grizzlies outscored Minnesota by 25 points.
And Clarke scored 12 4th quarter points to match entire Minnesota team – 10:14 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Memphis outscored Minnesota, 50-16, in the final 15 minutes. Fiddy to Sixteen. – 10:14 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
NBA YoungBoy’s “Alligator Walk” is blasting from the Memphis Grizzlies locker room after that 26-point comeback. They are turnt up.
Going to sit this here:
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Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
No rooting interest in that series at all and I feel like I just got punched in the stomach. If Minnesota is able to recover from what just happened it’ll be the most impressive thing they’ve done all season. – 10:14 PM
Mike Beuoy @inpredict
👀👀👀
134-1 comeback by the Grizzlies. pic.twitter.com/b1A2gFg3PP10:12 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
The Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves by 30 points in the final 13 minutes of the game. @ESPNStatsInfo pic.twitter.com/QvOTL7fidD10:12 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Timberwolves with not one, but TWO 12-point quarters pic.twitter.com/fqiKwx2en510:12 PM

David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa. I missed the game, but the box score says Karl-Anthony Towns played 33 minutes and took four shots. FOUR SHOTS? That… That has to be… an error… right…..? – 10:12 PM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Ja Morant just literally growled (like a dog) and told me “y’all hear that growling? We got some dogs over here! We ain’t got no chihuahuas, we been German Shepards!!”
From Memphis after Grizzlies defeat Timberwolves in a crazy Game 3 in Minny! – 10:10 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Lots and cheering and clapping audible from the Grizzlies locker room. – 10:09 PM
Amin Elhassan @DarthAmin
At the beginning of MEM vs MIN I told @Travonne & @Tom Haberstroh that I had the line at MEM -8.5.
They went down 20+ early and I said “watch them still cover”.
They came back.
They went down 20+ again and I thought ah well.
They just won by 9 & I still can’t believe it. – 10:08 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves were up 25 with 3 minutes to go in the third. Memphis closed the game 50-13. Staggering – 10:08 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
104-95 run by Memphis to close the game. That’s wild. – 10:07 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @Memphis Grizzlies overcame a 26-point deficit to defeat the Timberwolves 104-95 in Game 3 of their first round series.
It is the largest come-from-behind win in franchise playoff history and ties the largest comeback victory in club history (including regular season games). pic.twitter.com/EebqOwaXvw10:07 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Eight days from now is the 10-year anniversary of the Nick Young game, when the Grizzlies let go of a 27-point lead in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Clippers and lost on a Reggie Evans game-winner.
Sometimes, the basketball gods take a minute to even things out. – 10:07 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves 50-16 in the last 15 minutes. On the road. With key guys playing poorly. Insane. – 10:07 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves by 25 points in the 4th quarter, tied for the 3rd-largest points differential in a 4th quarter in NBA postseason history. It tied for the largest points differential in the 4th quarter of a road game in NBA postseason history. @ESPNStatsInfo pic.twitter.com/tSOR7QjQun10:07 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Lot of meltdowns in this Grizzlies-Timberwolves game, but blowing separate 26-point and 23-point leads is something. Brutal loss for the T’wolves. Great resolve from the Grizz. – 10:06 PM
Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
Talk about a meltdown in Minnesota Wow put a fork in the Wolves – 10:06 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
You can’t have two 12-point quarters in an NBA Playoff game. Get your shit together, Minnesota. – 10:05 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Oh you know Chuck is going to have A LOT to say tonight about that Minnesota pick! @NBAonTNT10:05 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Stunned Timberwolves fans are going to become great content – 10:05 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Karl-Anthony Towns last 2 games:
Fouls – 10
Baskets – 7 pic.twitter.com/NvbeOTDL7X10:04 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Minnesota did not do well against Memphis in the 4th quarter pic.twitter.com/CFEZw93gCK10:04 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
The Grizzlies went on a 42-12 run in the last 13 minutes to win. pic.twitter.com/zQmlQ8wkwk10:04 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Desmond Bane tonight:
26 PTS
6 REB
7-15 3P
That’s the most 3s in a playoff game in Memphis history. pic.twitter.com/bEFNmV7fWY10:03 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Grizzlies come back from 26 down to stun the Wolves in Game 3.
A 37-12 final quarter.
KAT with 8 pts, 5 boards 4 shots.
Beverley was 0-5 from deep.
The Grizzlies were just tougher. No other way to say it. – 10:03 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
That was a gutsy as hell win by the Grizzlies on a night that many of their guys didn’t have it. And an epic meltdown by Minnesota.
Grizzlies lead the series 2-1. – 10:03 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Dillon Brooks with the DAGGER ‼️
pic.twitter.com/dNveHxewZ010:03 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
What a comeback!! Grizzlies were down by 26…26!!!…and comeback to win it 104-95! !! – 10:03 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Ja Morant tonight:
16 PTS
10 REB
10 AST
The first triple-double in Grizzlies playoff history pic.twitter.com/QvgDVTCTHZ10:03 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Final:
Grizzlies 104 Timberwolves 95
The Grizzlies trailed by as many as 26 points. They trailed by 25 in the third quarter, and then they completed one of the largest playoff comebacks in history and the biggest in franchise history. Unreal – 10:03 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
If you all thought Grizzlies talked their mess before! – 10:03 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Wolves had a 26-point lead in the first half that Memphis cut to 7 by halftime. And then the Wolves got it back up to a 25-point lead (i think) in the 3rd quarter, but Memphis again came back.
Final score: Wolves 95, Grizzlies 104 – 10:02 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Ten years ago this month, the Clippers came from 27 down to beat the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies just came from 26 down to beat the Timberwolves. Go. Crazy. – 10:02 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Damn shame what they did to the Minnesota Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/Up6nGxcTes10:02 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
OK, I’m ready to say it – the Grizzlies are winning the championship. If they can win THIS game, it’s all on the table. This was impossible. – 10:02 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant with a triple-double. And I promise you he would say he didn’t even play well tonight.
That type of player. – 10:02 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Last 25 seasons:
Minnesota was 135-2 in games with 26-point leads
Memphis was 1-210 in games with 26-point deficits – 10:01 PM
Nicolas Batum @nicolas88batum
Offense and defense, amazing game by Brandon Clarke – 10:01 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Minnesota got some looks that missed. Then, they got tight. This’ll feel like a disaster but it’s only Game 3. I expect a great Game 4. – 10:01 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Grizzlies five offensive boards last seven game minutes. – 10:01 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Timberwolves were up 83-62 with 1:05 left in the 3rd quarter. They’ve been outscored 40-9 in the 12 minutes since then – 10:01 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
36-point turnaround in Mini Soda
What a response from the Grizzlies – 10:00 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Man, what a massive comeback for Memphis/collapse for Minny. I get that the prevalence of the 3 ball means we’re gonna see more huge comebacks these days. But Minnesota had two separate leads of 20+. Insane. – 10:00 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
There are about 972 notable parts of this Grizzlies game, but I still just cannot believe Karl-Anthony Towns has only four shots a game after he took only seven. It’s unreal. – 10:00 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
The shot was going to eventually fall for Dillon Brooks and that’s what you love about him! – 10:00 PM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
47-13 run by the Grizzlies. YOOOOOO – 10:00 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Grizzlies are a friggin toughness machine, chewing up leather and car parts in their teeth — love it – 10:00 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
What an epic collapse from the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns with 8 pts, 5 fouls and only 4 shots in the game. – 10:00 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
What just happened in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies-Timberwolves game? 😳 – 10:00 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Timberwolves fans exiting the building. What an epic collapse. – 10:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
NEVER EVER EVER EVER COUNT US OUT – 10:00 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Dillon Brooks lol that’s tough. You gotta love this game. – 9:59 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Dillon Brooks step-back rainbow 3 for a TEN (!?!) point Grizzlies lead. 77 second to go. – 9:59 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO – 9:59 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
YOU KNOW WHAT WE DO. – 9:59 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
I am old enough to remember when people wanted to give up on Brandon Clarke – 9:59 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
This Memphis team is so awesome. – 9:58 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
This is insane. This is INSANE! Minnesota has nine points in the quarter. – 9:58 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
BRANDON CLARKE. RT RT RT RT RT RT RT – 9:58 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
They’re going after DLo every time now – 9:58 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Brandon Clarke has been absolutely amazing! – 9:58 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
THAT CATCH AND SHOOT BADGE GO CRAZY pic.twitter.com/YMwC2IEipt9:55 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Was very dead in Target Center at the timeout, but now the jumbotron is scanning the stadium and like 15 people have chugged their beers
Minnesota – 9:55 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lol trying to think of a team that sold THIS hard in the playoffs recently. Minnesota has been AWFUL. – 9:53 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
The shots Minnesota is taking in this fourth quarter are outrageous lol – 9:51 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Desmond Bane knocks down his 7th three to give the Grizzlies their largest lead, 93-88. – 9:50 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Love that off-ball movement from Ja, go and catch caught Beverley flat footed and he sets up Clarke for a foul – 9:49 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Naz Reid pass the ball – 9:48 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
What is going on in Minnesota? Lol – 9:47 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Tyus Jones out. Ja Morant in. – 9:47 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Grizzlies 24-2 run.
Not a single timeout by the Wolves during that run. pic.twitter.com/65cfYbaSTT9:47 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
“Believer” by Imagine Dragons (i think) didn’t hit the same way “whoop that trick” did in Memphis – 9:46 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The Grizzlies really went on a 21-0 run bridging the 3rd and 4th quarters and Finch didn’t call one single timeout. Yeesh – 9:45 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
19-2 RUN TO START THE 4th QUARTER. – 9:45 PM
Thon Maker @ThonMaker14
Grizzlies are different!
Went to @AppleTVPlus to watch #TheLongGame thinking the game was done and came back to a tied game! 🔥🔥#Lovetheplayoffs #NBAPlayoffs
#GrizWolves9:44 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Tyus Jones is the MVP of this comeback. He’s the guy allowing Memphis to swing from one pick and roll to another on the opposite side, which prevents Minnesota from packing the lane like they did the first three quarters. – 9:44 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Yup, your eyes are not deceiving you! The Grizzlies have come back from being down 26 and now have the lead… – 9:43 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
This is an epic collapse by Minnesota – 9:43 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Live look at what the Grizzlies are currently doing to Timberwolves fans. pic.twitter.com/I5XQGIwB819:42 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
This is a wild game. Wild game. No reason for the Grizzlies to be anywhere close to the Wolves but they are somehow tied. Wolves have clenched their bowels in terror and the Grizzlies have kept playing. Someone has to win! – 9:42 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
URGENT!!
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!
I HAVE A FRIEND IN MINNESOTA LOOKING FOR THEIR LOST 26 POINT LEAD. – 9:42 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The Grizzlies have their first lead of the game. This is wild. Tyus Jones with another big shot.
Grizzlies 86 Wolves 85
6:44 left to play – 9:42 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
In the blink of an eye, the Grizzlies have the lead lol the 3-ball is always the great equalizer – 9:42 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
STONESSSSS JONESS YA HEAR ME – 9:42 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Tyus Jones pulls up from Apple Valley for the Grizzlies’ first lead of the game. – 9:41 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Tyus Jones 3. Memphis leads. – 9:41 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies lead. – 9:41 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
That left-handed pass by Ja Morant to Desmond Bane in the corner might be the best pass this game. Somehow, we’re tied. – 9:39 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
And we’re tied. A combination of Grizzlies guts and Wolves mistakes. – 9:39 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Desmond Bane has tied the game. – 9:38 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
One of the craziest stats of the playoffs so far: Karl-Anthony Towns has taken 10 shots in Games 2 and 3 combined. – 9:38 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Is it encouraging that Memphis has played this badly and the game is close? Or discouraging that they have played this badly? – 9:38 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
3 POINT GAME. – 9:37 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Memphis has opened the fourth quarter 9-0 and has the lead down to 7 with Ja going to the line. – 9:36 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Grizzlies really should feel fortunate only to trail by 16 after three quarters in Minnesota. A stunningly out-of-sorts performance so far from pretty much everyone. Poor decisions, inconsistent effort, lost composure, it’s been bad in almost every possible way. – 9:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Timberwolves up 16 entering 4th and KAT has more fouls than shot attempts. – 9:31 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
This is an important fourth quarter for Ja Morant win or lose. He’s gotta get comfortable with this Minnesota defense that is meeting him with extra bodies at the nail and the rim. “Drive through all three at blazing speeds” is insufficient. – 9:30 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
4th quarter push. let’s make it.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/PS1iBXID8R9:30 PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Man does Ja Morant hit the floor a ton.
My biggest concern with him moving forward is if his body can handle the pounding.
Reckless abandon when he attacks the rim – 9:30 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Every possession in the third quarter of Grizz/Timberwolves ended with a player sprawled out in the deck – 9:30 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
this is probably the biggest game of d’angelo russell’s career – 9:29 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Wolves 83, Grizzlies 67 through 3. Grizzlies have been gulping for air most of the tight. Feels like they’ll get one last chance to make it a game. – 9:29 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves end the quarter not so great, but they still have a 16-point lead headed into the fourth quarter. Russell had 12 in the quarter. – 9:29 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Sixers legend Greg Monroe is in the game for the Timberwolves. Honestly, I’m shocked at how poor the Grizzlies have looked in this game. – 9:29 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Both Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson are hurt after that sequence. Ja Morant is limping around and Jackson grabbing his arm.
When it rains it pours. – 9:27 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
This isn’t the Memphis team that crushed opponents on the glass. I loved that team. – 9:27 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
tough lay.
@MemphisTravel | #MemThis pic.twitter.com/6onAu7TSeS9:26 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Grizzlies who have played well today: – 9:24 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
can only hope they learn. you will get smacked in playoffs vs good teams. you have to keep your head. every team that has ever accomplished anything learned to how not lose their mind within a game when things go all wrong. the grizzlies haven’t yet. – 9:22 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
KAT picks up his 4th foul and Finch counters by going small with Jarred Vanderbilt at the 5 (something we haven’t seen in this series).
Wolves are on a 16 to 6 run since, boosting the lead from 15 to 25. – 9:21 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
THE DIME
THE BUCKET
EVERYTHING WE LOVE TO SEE pic.twitter.com/WsqxaeSynN9:18 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
D’Angelo Russell has rebounded in a major way after the shooting struggles of the first 2 games.
18 pts on 7-14 3-5 3s, 7 assists, 5 boards. – 9:18 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Man… D’Angelo Russell is dialed in.
While the Wolves bench has been pure chaos over here, DLo checks out and chills on the bike like a statue. – 9:18 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Minnesota has blocked 25% of Memphis 2-point attempts – 9:16 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
The “play better” adjustment is what Memphis needs here. – 9:15 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
I think Ja Morant’s struggles are more about the Timberwolves than him. Give Minnesota some credit. He hasn’t gotten clean looks. Everything going towards the rim is heavily contested. – 9:15 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Not a whole lot to add here. If Ja Morant plays like this, the Grizzlies will lose whatever game they play. Completely out of sorts. – 9:12 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Vando at center now with Towns on the bench. Immediately pays off with a McDaniels 3. Wolves back up 20. Memphis halfcourt offense has been atrocious, 73 ortg on first shots. – 9:12 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
Memphis humiliated so many teams this season in the exact way they’re getting humiliated tonight. – 9:11 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Dillon Brooks 1-9 FG tonight so far – 9:10 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Kyle Anderson playing has been more helpful for DLo defensively than it has hurt KAT offensively. – 9:06 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Been a bad night for Ja, and pretty much everyone else not named Bane. – 9:05 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
🚨🚨 DLO DUNK ALERT 🚨🚨 – 9:05 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That no dip catch-shoot 3 is so fun to watch.
D’Angelo Russell tonight, saw Pat Connaughton do it last night – 9:02 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Wolves have DLo just hanging out around the FT line on a lot of these possessions. Trying to get a look at exactly what the defense is next time they go to it. – 9:02 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Twice the Grizzlies didn’t score for 3 minutes to start a half. Really hard to sustain any momentum that way. – 9:01 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jaren Jackson Jr. goes to the bench with 4 fouls. – 9:00 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Fourth foul on JJJ comes from clearing the lane for a Ja layup. Again, a bad start for Memphis. – 8:59 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
So happy Brandon Clarke didn’t hurt on that – 8:59 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
That free throw by Vanderbilt is the first Minnesota point since the 5:45 mark of the second quarter. – 8:57 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jenkins starting this 3rd qtr with:
Morant, Bane, Brooks, Jackson Jr. and Clarke – 8:56 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Grizzlies start Brandon Clarke over Kyle Anderson in the 2nd half. Clarke is on KAT now. – 8:56 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Bane 3s and Grizzlies defense finally generating turnovers got Grizzlies back in it. Will home crowd summon same intensity to start second half? – 8:52 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
2nd qtr adjustments: defense and offensively, getting it inside the paint and not just settling for a three.
In the 1st qtr, Grizzlies were 2-11 PIP
In the 2nd qtr: 5-9 PIP – 8:51 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
I’m still not over the Kings losing to the T-Wolves in 04. Literally can’t stand Minnesota to this day. – 8:49 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Chuck said Minnesota Timberwolves are dumber than rocks ☠️ – 8:49 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks, Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. are 4-for-18 at halftime with 11 combined points and the Grizzlies only trail by seven. – 8:48 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
1st qtr:
Grizzlies 21
Minnesota 39
2nd qtr:
Grizzlies 23
Minnesota 12 – 8:46 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Timberwolves offense, 2nd quarter:
Pat Bev – 2/4 FGs
Rest of Minnesota – 3/14 FGs – 8:46 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Ja hasnt said a word this entire time Pat Bev has been Papa Doc’ing him in his ear and now the Grizz are within single digits. we know he is storing that nuclear energy byproduct inside of himself for something im just afraid to find out for what. – 8:46 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Big adjustment from the Grizz was playing the Beverley-Ja isos like you would a normal iso by a scorer and pre-rotating some help. – 8:44 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Minnesota Offensive fouls and shot clock violation…Karl Anthony Towns going to the bench with 3 fouls… Bane hitting 3s..good way to end 2nd qtr. – 8:40 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
23-4 run to end the half. yesssir. pic.twitter.com/485UZjvjcJ8:40 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Halftime:
Timberwolves 51 Grizzlies 44
The Grizzlies trailed by as many 26 points. Ended the 2nd quarter on a 23-4 run. A wild game of runs so far. Desmond Bane leads Memphis with 16 points. – 8:40 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Wolves were up 47 to 21 2 minutes into the 2nd quarter.
At halftime, the score is Wolves 51, Grizzlies 44. Still got work to do. – 8:39 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Incredible defensive turnaround by the Grizzlies in that 2Q to get back in this one. Closed on a 23-4 run over the final 10:28 of the half. TWolves 26-point lead is down to 51-44. – 8:39 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
End of the first half. Minnesota leads 51-44. If I told you they’d have a 7-point lead at half you would’ve taken it, but not this way. – 8:39 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Man I love watching Xavier Tillman play defense. – 8:38 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Man this half could not have ended worse for Wolves. KAT now has 3 fouls. Offense dried up. Great response by Grizzlies when they were completely out of sorts – 8:37 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Desmond Bane giving it his all! – 8:36 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Desmond Bane is so good, man. What a shooter. – 8:36 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Desmond Bane is going nuclear. He’s the saving grace right now – 8:36 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
DESMOND. BANE. 👀 – 8:36 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Wow. Grizzlies were down 26 and now trail 51-41 with 1:58 left in the second quarter. – 8:35 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies have cut 14 points off Minnesota’s lead in less than a quarter. – 8:34 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves have lost a bit of grip and Grizzlies have it down to 12. – 8:34 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant took a knee to the nether regions. – 8:32 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
keep fighting gang. 13-4 run. – 8:31 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards appears to have hurt his left knee.
He walked off the floor under his own power and is now sitting on the ground in front of the Wolves bench being attended to by the Wolves training staff. – 8:30 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Pat Beverley has 12 points already in game 3 with T-Wolves up 51-29. He also just had his 1st dunk since joining the Wolves. Just his 5th career playoff dunk (previous 4 playoffs slams w/ #Rockets, none since 2017). Just his 13th dunk in 588 career NBA games (reg. & post-season). – 8:30 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
anthony edwards just walked over to the timberwolves bench and took a seat – 8:30 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards is hurt, holding his left knee, the same one that was giving him issues during the season. – 8:29 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Grizzlies eating orange slices the team mom made during these timeouts while Pat Bev over there chewing on thumbtacks. – 8:27 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Let’s call a spade a spade: Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks and Jaren Jackson Jr. have been awful in this first half. – 8:25 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
The way Pat Bev is getting in the paint you’d think he was a threat like Steph Curry flaming 3s. Can’t understand how you fail to make him a shooter/scorer. On ball D is 👎🏾 – 8:25 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
When Patrick Beverley, of all people, is hitting you with off-the-glass self-oops, it’s not your night – 8:25 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Pat Bev has turned into Gary Payton Lawd hammercy – 8:25 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
The Patrick Beverley revenge tour against his former teams continues! – 8:25 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Yeah so that was Patrick Beverley’s first dunk in the playoffs in five years. – 8:24 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Memphis: “We ain’t ducking no smoke.”
Minnesota in the first half: pic.twitter.com/mtKcpjNLJZ8:24 PM

Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
waiting for Towns to act like he got shot before callin the 3rd on jackson was gross. antics rewarded – and that was a massive call. Grizzlies have to have JJJ esp if not playin Adams at all. – 8:24 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
PATRICK BEVERLEY.
that’s it, that’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/cyEz2udx2a8:24 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
PATBEV DUNK!!!!!!
YES THAT JUST HAPPENED!!!!! – 8:23 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Pat Bev now has Gamebreaker pic.twitter.com/fVq2fpOD9K8:23 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Pat Beverley went back to Hoop Dreams 2 with that one 🤣🤣 – 8:23 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
If people want to bring up “regular season Grizzlies” than at least mention that Timberwolves were up like 45 in a regular season game against Grizzlies… they wanted the smoke – 8:22 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Patrick Beverley: 10 pts on 4-7
Ja Morant: 3 pts on 1-3 – 8:22 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Pat Bev just did the slip and slide into an alley oop to himself off the backboard. Wow. – 8:22 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Only Patrick Beverley could pull that off lol – 8:21 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Grizzlies lack of veteran leadership by example…is pronounced & conspicuous…and redundant…Where is Tony Allen and Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol when you need them!!! – 8:20 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Wolves are doing such a better job executing the game plan, forcing Memphis’ mediocre shooters to take 3s, and packing the paint vs their 2s. Grizz are 3-13 from 2, 5-16 from 3. – 8:18 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Ja goes into traffic yet again. Minnesota just walls the glass. Terrible 1/2 court possession #GrizzTwolves8:18 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The typical body language from these Grizzlies is not there. Hands on hips and dudes looking on in a bit of disbelief. – 8:18 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Steven Adams isn’t Memphis’ biggest problem 🤦🏾‍♂️ – 8:12 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
This game is reminiscent of these teams’ meeting in November here when the Wolves won by 43. Everything went right for the Wolves from the tip. Crowd was crazy. Memphis never responded. – 8:12 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
For the second time in 3 games, the Grizzlies look their age. – 8:12 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Wolves outscoring the Grizzlies in the paint 20-4. – 8:12 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
So, it’s pretty clear that Steven Adams is more valuable than Jokic, right? – 8:11 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Couldn’t have gone any worse for Memphis. 47-21 game with 10:25 left in the second quarter. The Timberwolves are locked in. – 8:11 PM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Love the confidence with which the Timberwolves play and while he wasn’t a finalist for coach of the year, Chris Finch took the Timberwolves from 23 victories last season (72-game season) to 46 victories this season (82-game season). Quite a leap. – 8:11 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Grizzlies are at their worst defensively when Ja is on the floor – 8:11 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
It is U-G-L-Y in Minnesota. – 8:10 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley completing changing the complexion of the Wolves offense by consistently attacking the rim – 8:10 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
minnesota PA said ‘here’s someone who is no stranger to playoff games in this building!’ and i was like ‘well this must be a female’ – 8:10 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
KAT was very excited on the bench that Pat Bev took it to Ja Morant on that last play. – 8:09 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Ja Morant not being able to contain Patrick Beverley is embarrassing. – 8:09 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Vando in the first quarter:
5 pts. / 6 reb. / 1 ast. pic.twitter.com/QrgnR0d7Du8:08 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies down 20. – 8:08 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Rough 1st qtr.
Grizzlies down 39-21.
Shots not falling. Couldn’t get stops. Couldn’t get a rebound. Costly turnovers. Too many fouls. And also couldn’t get it inside. – 8:07 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 39-21.
Towns leads the way with 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Russell is up to 10 points and 4 rebounds, his first 10+ point quarter of the series and fourth in his postseason career. – 8:06 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
PLENTY of basketball left.
🐻 : 21 | 🐺 : 39
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/nEpTmCbpLD8:05 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
First quarter:
Timberwolves 39 Grizzlies 21
Timberwolves shooting 54.2% and holding Memphis to 29.2% shooting. Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Dillon Brooks each have two fouls. Ugly start for the Grizzlies. – 8:05 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
End of a tremendous first quarter for the Timberwolves, who lead 39-21. Russell with 10 points and 4 rebounds(!). He came to play and the Wolves are much better for it. – 8:05 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Hellacious first quarter by Minnesota, up 39-21 and this crowd is *hungry.* Only one Minnesota turnover. – 8:05 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Minnesota predictably brought the storm in that first quarter. Memphis did not weather it very well at all. – 8:04 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Malik Beasley hoopin – 8:03 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
After only playing 9 total minutes in Game 2, Jarred Vanderbilt has played the first 10 minutes of the 1st quarter tonight.
Tappin into his Rodman bag – 8:02 PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
Karl-Anthony Towns esta noche…. pic.twitter.com/u14VZXu3lK8:00 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
The @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 31-18 with 2:40 left in the first quarter.
Towns is up to 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks, his most in a single quarter in his postseason career. – 7:59 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
z ball. corner pocket.
@MemphisTravel | #MEMTHIS pic.twitter.com/65hcWTxj3d7:58 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Helluva start for the Timberwolves. Getting out in transition early and playing excellent defense. – 7:57 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
The Timberwolves have a cool logo.
That’s all I got. – 7:57 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Minnesota came out blazing. Rotation is a little jumbled because Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks had to leave earlier than expected because of 2 fouls. D’Angelo Russell is hitting shots. Crowd is electric. And the Grizzlies trail 25-18. They’re weathering the storm. – 7:54 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Felt like the Grizzlies had taken the Wolves’ big punch, but then another came. Big shot by rook Ziaire Williams get it back to single digits. 25-17 Minny. – 7:53 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Grizzlies already with 8 3 attempts in 8 minutes. 4-8. That’s been big in keeping this thing from getting broken open. – 7:53 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies sub patterns are thrown off with the foul trouble. Desmond Bane just exited and had to check back in with Dillon Brooks picking up his second foul. Ja Morant left the game about 3 minutes earlier than normal because of two fouls. – 7:51 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
That was one of the worst fouls you can commit if you’re Dillon Brooks. Totally off the ball and meaningless while the Wolves are in the bonus.
Now he has 2. That’s a big blow. – 7:50 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant out of the game in the first quarter with two fouls. – 7:49 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
big stepping thru a pack of wolves. pic.twitter.com/QcTPsf66oG7:49 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
5 fouls already called on the Grizzlies.
Ja Morant has 2 fouls.
7 free throw attempts for Minnesota.
& we have barely played 6 minutes into the 1st qtr. – 7:47 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Xavier Tillman is at the scorers table as the first Grizzlies sub. – 7:47 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jaren Jackson Jr. is going to have to attack the boards like a mad man for this lineup to work. – 7:46 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
2 fouls on Ja Morant with 7:40 left in the first quarter. Looks like Taylor Jenkins is trusting him and will keep him in. Morant usually plays about the first 10 minutes of the first quarter. – 7:45 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
We might see a lot of Desmond Bane 3-point attempts this fame if they continue to double Ja Morant the way that they have. – 7:45 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Six of Memphis’ 8 field-goal attempts here have been from three-point range. – 7:44 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Bane finally breaks the ice. (A metaphor that works here in Minnesota). – 7:44 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
we’re not even three minutes into this game and Pat Bev has hit Ja Morant with the “too small” twice. pic.twitter.com/QfgYZ7LvGM7:43 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Grizzlies are starting Kyle Anderson over Steven Adams because they believe that gives them a better way of guarding KAT.
On the other end though, the Wolves can now take DLo off Bane and put him on Anderson. Pat Bev now on Bane (previously Ja) and Ant is taking Ja. – 7:43 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That Patrick Beverley sequence >>>
strip
look back
Bucket
And 1 – 7:42 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
mvp chant for patrick beverley – 7:42 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Pat Beverley, my goodnsss – 7:41 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Patrick Beverley is a wolverine out there. Wow. – 7:41 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
About as bad of a start as possible for the Grizzlies, minus a foul for JJJ. – 7:40 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Attacking Morant’s defense, even with Beverley. There’s an adjustment, and a good one for Minny. – 7:38 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
you all made fun of Timberwolves fans for celebrating too hard after the play-in and now this place sounds like the Roman Coliseum good job. – 7:37 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
KAT is hyped up
Grizzlies take timeout two minutes in and Towns points to his ears to get the stadium going
Wolves up 8-0 to start – 7:37 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
the environment in Minnesota looks incredible. That should be Amway in another few years – 7:37 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout Memphis as the @Minnesota Timberwolves have opened an 8-0 lead with 10:01 left in the first quarter.
Beverley has 4 points to lead the way.
Russell has 3 points and 2 assists so far. – 7:37 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
This place is rocking and the Timberwolves players are feeding off of it. 8-0 start for the Timberwolves. – 7:36 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
A perfect start for the Timberwolves, who lead 8-0 2 minutes in. Timeout Memphis. – 7:36 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Four possessions for the Grizzlies: Three long 3-pointers and one layup blocked at the rim. 8-0.
Timeout. – 7:36 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant hearing loud boos when he touches the ball. Haven’t seen too much of that on the road until now – 7:35 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Pat Bev going right at Ja. – 7:35 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Memphis not even bothering with the Adams experiment tonight. He’s not starting. Kyle Anderson is. – 7:28 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
FIRST FIVE OUT VS @Minnesota Timberwolves
🥷 @Ja Morant
🎯 @Desmond Bane
🦹‍♂️ @Dillon Brooks
⏪ @KyleAnderson5
🦄 @jarenjacksonjr
@Verizon | #MemThis pic.twitter.com/a9M0A337Qm7:22 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Grizzlies starting Kyle Anderson instead of Steven Adams. Will be up to Towns to make quick decisions when he’s doubled … and stay out of foul trouble. – 7:19 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Kyle Anderson will start for the Grizzlies along with Morant, Bane, Brooks and Jackson. Same lineup Memphis used to start the 2nd half of Game 2. – 7:16 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizz starters:
Brooks
Jackson
Bane
Morant

Anderson – 7:16 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Kyle Anderson is starting today in place of Steven Adams – 7:16 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
WE IN THE BUILDING TONIGHT 〽️ pic.twitter.com/ReT1xtQklW7:14 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
#WolvesBack AT HOME.
HERE WE GO WOLVES FANS. pic.twitter.com/zC2m66t9gE7:09 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
counting down the seconds…
@Take5_OilChange | #MemThis pic.twitter.com/NMGTuCdzSB6:54 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Grizzlies Game 3
McDaniels over 11.5 points + rebounds + assists
Beasley over 3.0 rebounds
Vanderbilt under 4.5 points + under 5.5 rebounds
Williams over 4.5 points
Towns over 1.5 made 3s – 6:37 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
puttin on for the city 〽️ pic.twitter.com/ixQmLl8XZ26:27 PM

Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Feels to me like if Steven Adams was going to be starting, Taylor Jenkins would have said so. The fact that he’s leaving it late makes me think he will not be starting, and probably won’t be playing. It would just be a token start anyway; it’s not Senior Night, no time for that. – 6:26 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
you see where he’s pulling from?
yeah that’s money. pic.twitter.com/8xfaadYLR96:19 PM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Taylor Jenkins declines to reveal his starting lineup before he has to submit it. But Xavier Tillman did say this morning he knows he’ll play tonight. I’d bet on a repeat of Game 2’s second-half adjustment. – 6:05 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
With Jordan Poole, Jalen Brunson and Anthony Edwards all taking the floor tonight, some pre-game reading on the four young guards who have been the story of the first round so far:
theathletic.com/3260057/2022/0…5:41 PM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Game Day from Minneapolis!! 🏀🔥 The series is tied up between The Grizzlies and The Timberwolves- On the call for Game 3 as analyst alongside my partner @Sean Kelley tonight on @ESPNRadio! #NBAPlayoffs 🏀🙌🏽☺️🤓 – 5:35 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Was looking through the TV guide to see which channel will have the Grizzlies-Timberwolves game on here and all of the sports channels in Toronto will be broadcasting hockey 🙃 – 5:23 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
The full episode of ‘Please Don’t Aggregate This’ with Noah Croom is available on @getcallin here: callin.com/link/jixuXAraKC
Really interesting conversation about NBA expansion, NIL wars, and the fun, young Timberwolves. – 5:12 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
#WolvesBack
#WolvesBack
#WolvesBack pic.twitter.com/kK4DWaAued4:59 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
Will the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves combine for over or under 237 points tonight?
(Odds via @FDSportsbook) – 4:46 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
We’ll talk to Taylor Jenkins in an hour to get a better idea, but to no surprise, Xavier Tillman Sr. said “I’ll be playing” in terms of his Game 3 role. So either an even larger rotation (11-man), reduced Steven Adams role or a possible lineup change. – 4:44 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
you pulling up the watch party tonight?
More info: https://t.co/wHGTifTdg4 pic.twitter.com/1ocPYAfiOt4:44 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
CJ McCollum pointed out that his 1st #NBA playoff start didn’t come until his 3rd season (2015 at Mem). He never played more than 8 minutes in playoff game prior to that. By comparison, #Pelicans rookies Jones, Murphy, Alvarado have already logged 76, 42 and 32 mins in Phx series – 4:14 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Donovan Mitchell Home Playoff games
45 v. LA Clippers on 16 of 30 shooting
37 v. LA Clippers on 15 of 29 shooting
30 pts, 10 ast v. Memphis is Clinching Game 5
31 v. Houston in Game 4 in 2019
34 v. Houston in Game 3 in 2019
38 in Game 6 clincher v. OKC in 2018
Let’s Go !!!!! pic.twitter.com/iUDMbwiZ3N4:04 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2004, the @Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Garnett had 20 points, 22 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 95-81 win over the Nuggets in their first-round series.
Garnett is one of only seven players in NBA history to record at least 20p/20r/10a in a playoff game. pic.twitter.com/8rj9WY8Fr84:01 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Tonight’s @kzprovisioning Game 3 Media Meal:
Blackened Chicken
Roasted baby carrots, honey and herbs
Rustic garlic mashed potatoes
Eggplant Parmesan
Penne Puttanesca
Salad Bar
Focaccia
@BellecourBakery crepe cake, caramel cake, chocolate mousse, assorted cookies – 4:00 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Shoutout to the @Twins. Scheduled a tour of the ballpark today, but unfortunately the guide had an emergency and no showed.
As an apology, the team refunded the tour AND gave nice seats for the game tomorrow night. That’s how you take care of people. Minnesota nice, indeed. – 3:46 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
reporter: “are you guys looking to steal one here?”
ja morant: “i’m looking to steal two. we got game three and four here, right? there go your answer right there.” – 3:36 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NFL schedule, with dates and times and TV info, to be released May 12. Besides AFC East teams twice, Dolphins are home vs. Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Minnesota and Houston. Dolphins play on the road at Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, San Francisco and Chargers. – 3:34 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
“Can’t be happy with 1 win. The job’s not done.”
@Michael Wallace | @Kyle Anderson pic.twitter.com/oPu7HO5cMY3:19 PM

Michael Wallace @MyMikeCheck
MikeCheck: Road-ready Grizzlies relying on bench boost to reclaim control of series grindcitymedia.com/2022/04/21/mik…1:57 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Interesting comment from Minnesota’s Jaden McDaniels while discussing how difficult it is to defend Ja Morant:
“It kind of seems like he’s as tall as us with just how high he jumps when he gets past you. So try to keep him in front. He jumps so high, it’s like he’s 6-10.” – 1:36 PM

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