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Grizzlies 114 vs 106 Timberwolves summary: scores and highlights | NBA Playoffs

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The Memphis Grizzlies are on their way to the second round of the NBA Playoffs after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 6.

Memphis needed another fourth quarter comeback over the Minnesota Timberwolves to clinch the first round playoff series on the road. Dillon Brooks was the hero for the Grizzlies in Game 6 scoring 23 points in the 114-106 win on Friday night.

Edwards out of the gate hot

The series had a little bit of everything. Buzzer beaters. Fourth quarter comebacks. Trash talk. Game 6, like the series was a roller coaster ride until the end.

Both teams started hot from downtown as the Grizzlies and Timberwolves combined for 11 threes in the opening 12 minutes. Anthony Edwards got off to a scorching start, scoring 16 points in the first quarter but Desmond Bane kept pace with the playoff debutant. He had 13 points and three triples in the first.

Ja Morant struggled to find his scoring rhythm in the first half, but Brandon Clarke made sure to pick up the slack on the offensive end scoring 10 points in the second quarter.

Third quarter full of runs

Each team landed and absorbed blows in a first half where the largest lead was seven early in the first quarter.

Minnesota went in to the locker room up three at halftime, and would stretch the lead all the way out to 13 in the early part of the third quarter. The Grizzlies would counter with a 12-0 run abruptly after trailing by the largest margin all night. Memphis was a point down only momentarily as Jaden McDaniels, who had a career high night with 24 points, went on a 7-0 run to help extend the lead to 10 going into the fourth.

The Timberwolves went cold in the final corner, as they suffered a late collapse for a third time this series. Desmond Bane, who finished as the Grizzlies leading scorer along with Brooks, hit a three with under three minutes to go to give Memphis their first lead of the second half.

T'Wolves youth shows late

The two seeded Grizzlies would hold off Anthony Edwards and the T’Wolves as Tyus Jones came up with a back breaking three ball with under a minute to go to seal the game.

Memphis will now go on to play the third seeded Warriors in the second round of the playoffs.

Ja hitting the Giddy after the game on the way to the locker room. The Grizzlies will face up against the Warriors in the next round of the playoffs.

Papa Morant is almost getting as much camera time as Ja this post season.

Sign of respect between two rising superstars in the league.

The shot of the night came from Tyus Jones.

Morant with another dish, this time to Jackson down low.

Bane was hot from downtown early and got back on track in third quarter.

Brooks was Memphis' best player in the close out game. He went 5/6 from downtown and finished with 23 points.

This was Morant's first bucket of the second half. Nothing came easy for Ja tonight.

Ja didn't have a great game scoring, but ended the night with 11 assists

Check out Clarke with the dipsy do to the dish.

Jones had a couple of big buckets in Game 6. This one came earlier in the game but he came through in the clutch late on.

Clarke came out of the second quarter hot. He finished the first half with 12 points.

Bane had 13 in the first half after starting off red hot from downtown.

Ja didn't score much in the first half, but did just about everything else.

114-106

The Timberwolves gave up a double digit lead to start the fourth quarter for the third time this series.

114-106

Morant to the line he hist both and IT'S ALL OVER!!!

The Grizzlies are heading to the second round of the playoffs

112-106

Edwards gets a lay up to.

112-104

Edwards misses the three, Jackson gets the rebound. This game is just about over. Both FTs

110-104

Timeout with 20.7 left.

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Morant fouled, and he hits both.

108-104

Timeout with 24.4 to go. Memphis get the ball back after the break.

108-104

Jackson finishes with the slam after some tight passing in the paint.

106-104

McLaughlin on the lay up. 55 seconds to go.

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Jones on the step back as the shot clock was winding down!

103-102

McDaniels for three and we have a one point game! 24 points tonight, that's a career high.

103-99

There's Morant showing up in the right place at the right time!

101-99

Bane in the corner off the pump fake and he drops the three for the Grizz first lead of the second half.

98-99

Towns and KAT with a great defensive stand. TO MIN with 3:18 to go in the game.

98-99

KAT just whacked Clarke across the head, and gets called for a flagrant foul. One of two FTs are drop and the Grizzlies will get the ball back.

97-99

Under fourth to go in the fourth quarter.

97-99

Edwards to the line and he hits both.

97-97

Brooks just fouled out on an offensive foul.

97-97

Brooks evens it up with his 5th three of the night.

94-97

Edwards punches back and takes the lead with a three.

94-94

Bane out of the timeout drops the three and we are tied up!

91-94

Timeout with 6:26 to go in the fourth quarter.

91-94

Jones on the runner and that's a big bucket

89-94

McDaniels at the line and he hits both FTs in a playoff career high 21 points night.

89-92

Jackson fouled by Beasly on the turnaround. One of two FTs good and the lead is back to 3.

88-92

Morant to Jackson off the pick and roll. He's got just 11 points but 8 assists.

86-92

KAT fouled hard by Brooks. He hits one of two.

86-91

Bane to the rack out of the timeout. Nice play drawn up in the huddle.

84-91

McLaughlin taking over in the fourth. He set up KAT and McDaniels on back to back plays to stretch the lead out to seven. Timeout Grizz with 9:10 to go in the game.

84-87

Jackson goes to the rack and drops a tough one off the glass.

82-87

McLaughlin with a cheeky drive and gets it to drop.

82-85

Clarke to the line, and he hits both. We hae a three point game.

80-85

Beverly goes to the line and he hits on of two

80-84

Jones with a three ball, and we all of the sudden have a 4 point game.

77-84

Jackson from the top of the key for three!

74-84

We are headed to the fourth quarter!!! Twelve more minutes to decide if we are going to a Game 7 or if the Grizzlies are moving to the second round.

74-84

Clarke at the like and he's got his first points of the second half after hitting two of two FTs.

72-84

Edwards in traffic makes a tought shot to make it a 10-0 run.

72-82

McLaughlin at the line and he gets one of two to drop.

72-81

McDaniels again!!! This time the slam comes in transition and the Grizz need a timeout! 7-0 run by McDaniels and we have 1:35 to go in the third quarter.

72-79

McDaniels again this time finishing stron and he's got 15 points off the bench.

72-77

McDaniels for three in the corner! Another assist by KAT.

72-74

Morant back at the line. He hits both and has 11 and 7 assists.

70-74

McLaughlin on the cut to the rack and KAT finds him for the lay up.

70-72

Anderson so smooth getting to the cup

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Beverly with a much needed three ball in the corner!

68-69

Brooks drills the three and he's got 20 points on the night! Grizz are right back in this game with a 12-0 run.

65-69

Anderson on the drive and silky finish with the left. MIN needs a timeout after a 9-0 run has the Grizz back to within four.

63-69

Brooks from the mid range and he's got 17 on the night.

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Morant attacking the rack on back to back trips down the court. He goes back to the line after the and one. FT is no good.

59-69

Morant finally gets his first basket of the second half. Lay up goes and so does the whistle. FT is good

56-69

Beverly in the corner for three!

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Brooks breaks the run with a three, and he's got 15 on the night.

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Towns with a foot on the line! The lead is 13!!

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Towns gets the floater in the lane and the whistle goes. He heads to the line and completes the three point play. 13 points and 6 boards for KAT.

53-61

Edwards to the line and he hits one before the Grizz can take a timeout.

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KAT at the line makes one of two.

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Tillman down low for the jam.

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KAT on the tip back

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Brooks down low for the first points of the second half for the Grizz.

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Back in play in the second half and Russell gets the T'Wolves started off with five quick points after just two in the first half.

KAT with the slash and the smash.

Beverly is the heart and soul of this team and here his is running the break.

Clark came in off the bench and had a big second quarter. He's got 12 through the first half.

McDaniels off the bench hit three straight from downtown.

Bane from downtown! He had 13 in the first quarter.

Jackson from the corner! Shot blockers are not supposed to shoot like that.

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McDaniels off the bench hit three straight from downtown.

KAT getting the Wolves off the block from the mid range.

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Edwards leads all scorers with 20, but had just four in that second quarter. KAT has 9 and McDaniels has 10 off the bench.

Story of the night so far is Ja Morant has been shut down. He's got just 4 points. Bane has 15, he had 13 after the first half.

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The are at the end of the first half!!! Minnesota is up by three after two quarters!

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Towns at the line again. He hits one of two.

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Bane with the jumper from the top of the key a foot inside the arc.

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Edwards to the line and he hits one of two. He's got 20 in the first half.  1:24 to go in the quarter.

47-50

Clark on the spin on Towns in the lane!. He's got 12 points on the night.

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Russell gets his first field goal on the drive

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Towns to the line and he hits both.

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Morant with the drive, this time he gets the roll. All he needed to do was see that ball go in on the FTs.

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Morant finally on the board after getting to the line and hitting both FTs.

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Towns with the smash down the lane and the T'Wolves have their largest lead of the first half. Timeout Grizz with 3:32 to go in the second half!

41-44

Edwards bangs home a three, and he's got 19 points! First points of the second quarter

41-41

MOrant's trade mark lay up doesn't fall by Clark is there for the put back.

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Beverly going coast to coast, gets the basket and the foul against Tillman. FT is good to complete the three point play.

39-38

McLaughlin with a fantastic change of pace in transition. Ja Morant still has 0 points.

39-36

Jackson from downtown!! And then he blocks Monroe on the other end.

36-34

MOnroe down low and he and Clark are exchanging blows.

36-34

Clark fouled by Monroe. He goes to the line and hits two of two to take him to six points on the quarter.

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McDaniels at the line, and he hits one of two.

34-33

Monroe down low! Both teams looking to bang it inside after combining for 11 threes in the first quarter.

34-31

Clark on the floater and he's got a couple quick buckets to get the second quarter going.

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Beasly with the steal and slam!! It doesn't take much to get this Target Center crowd going tonight

32-29

Jones in the paint and he hits the floater for his first points.

30-29

Clark gets the second quarter with a tip back!

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Ja Morant is yet to score tonight.

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Anthony Edwards exploded for 16 points and 3 assits.

Bane has 13 for the Grizzlies.

There were 11 threes in that first quarter, six for the Grizzlies, five for the T'Wolves.

28-29

Morant has his shot blocked and that's how the first quarter ends!

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Clark hanging in the air around the rim and off the glass.

26-29

Edwards again!! This time the three over Morant and he's got 16 first quarter points.

26-26

Brooks out of the timeout, but Edwards hits back to back buckets to level the game!

24-22

Already 10 made threes in the first nine minutes of the quarter!

24-22

Back to back triples for McDaniels who is 3/3 from downtown off the bench!! Timeout Grizzlies.

24-16

Bane again! He's on fire out of the gate in Minnesota!

21-16

KAT gets the mid range jumper to go. MIN is trading twos for threes at the moment.

21-14

Bane back at it from deep. That's three in a row from downtown

18-14

McDaniels breaks the run with a three ball.

18-11

Brooks fires his second three of the night, and the Grizzlies have 8 straight points.

15-11

Bane wide open for three, and Morant spotted him. He's got a coupe assists already and Bane has 7 points.

10-11

Morant to the line, and he misses both! That is greeted with a roar from the crowd.

10-11

Edwards with the three ball and he's got 9 already! He had 39 in Game 1 and is off to a similar start tonight.

10-8

Bane gets inside and hits the floater.

8-8

Edwards at the line, and he hits both. He's got 6 of the 8 T'Wolves points.

8-6

Brooks counters with a deep ball from the near side!

5-6

Edwards back in the paint and he's got a couple quick buckets. He's going to have to be huge.

5-4

Jackson in the corner for three! Niether team starting too hot from the field early on.

2-4

Edwards going at defenders in the paint for his first bucket of the game.

2-2

Bane with the lay up off the MOrant steal. Morant starting strong on the defensive en.

0-2

Towns from the baseline, and that ignites the crowd off the bat.

0-0

We are underway from Minnesota!!! The Grizzlies have a chance to close out the series tonight.

KAT Stats/ ANT stats

Minnesota’s two young leaders are in their first playoffs series ever, and are proving they will be a force to be reckoned with over the years to come. Anthony Edwards scored 36 points in his playoff debut and is averaging 24.1 a game while Karl Anthony-Towns bounced back from disappointing performances in Games 2 and 3 with 33, and 14 rebounds and 28 and 12 rebounds in the last two games. He’s averaging 22.6 points and 11 rebounds in the series. 

No flash, no flare. The T'Wolves are here to win tonight, and this starting five will lead the way.

The Grizzlies starting five from Target Center.

Warriors await winner

Who every comes out of the this series alive will have the Golden State Warriors in the next round of the playoffs. They finished off the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 from Golden State after struggling the first three quarters. If the Grizzlies win they are on to the next round, but if the T’Wolves win we are heading to Game 7 on Sunday. 

Towns knows it’s a 48 minute game

The T’Wolves are in the playoffs for the second time since 2004. The last time they went to the the NBA Playoffs was 2018 and got swept 4-1 by the Rockets. This is a young team that is still experiencing new challenges like last game’s heartbreaker right before the buzzer. "It's a tough pill to swallow," said Karl-Anthony Towns, who has averaged 22.6 points with 11.0 rebounds in the series. "We hit a big 3 to tie the game up with 4 seconds (left). You feel good about going into overtime and having a chance to win the game. (It's) just a learning experience.

"We're so close, yet so far. Everything has to improve. Everything has to get better from all of us. It's going to be a team effort."

The buisness drip for the T'Wolves and KAT in this potential knockout game. Wil this be the final time they walk into the Target Center this season?

Jenkins having fun 

The Grizzlies went to the Playoffs last year, but this is the first time since have a chance to get to the second round since the 2015 playoffs. Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins told reporters "This is the fun part about playoff basketball. You don't know how you're going to win. You've just got to keep chipping away, keep trusting it."

Ja Mornat cementing his legacy

Ja’s Game 5 heroic were just limited to game winning heroics late in the game to earn the Grizzlies their third win of the series. He scored 30 points, 18 of them in the fourth quarter, while adding to his already impressive highlight reel in this series. He is averaging 22.4 points, 10.4 assists and 8.8 rebounds in the first round. 

You can bet that the Target Center will be rocking tonight. The T'Wolves will need all the help they can get to keep the series alive.

Ja is in the building. How will he follow up his game winning performance from Game 5.

Game 5: drama til the end

Game 5 came down to the wire in FedEx Forum. The T’Wolves were up as much as 13 in the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies battled back to take the lead with just over a minute left courtesy of a Ja Morant three ball. The T’Wolves responded on a perfect out of bounds play to set up Anthony Edwards with a game tying three with under 4 seconds to go. But Morant used those 4 seconds to further cement his blossoming playoff legacy and win the game on a soaring lay up with a second left on the clock. 

 

We are live from Target Center

Hello everyone and welcome to Minneapolis where the Memphis Grizzlies have overcome a Game 1 loss to take a 3-2 lead against the Timberwolves. The series has featured historic comebacks, buzzer beaters and plenty of trash talk between the two teams. 

Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves 

It’s been the tightest series of the first round, and drama has been in abundance as the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Memphis Grizzlies head into Game 6. AS English will be with you every step of the way with live coverage, stats, scores and analysis of tonight’s potential close out match from the Target Center. 

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