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Marc Gasol scored 21 points and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-86 on Saturday night.
Mike Conley scored 19, Zach Randolph 14 and Darrell Arthur had 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter for the Grizzlies, who ended a five-game road losing streak with their 11th straight victory over Minnesota.
Ricky Rubio just missed his second career triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Derrick Williams added 19 points for the Timberwolves, who were playing without center Nikola Pekovic. He missed the game after spraining his left ankle Friday late in a victory over Oklahoma City after scoring 22 points and adding 15 rebounds.
Arthur scored nine points during a 16-2 run to start the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer and follow shot, to give the Grizzlies an 81-69 lead with 7 minutes to play. A long jumper and a 3-pointer by Quincey Pondexter stretched the lead to 86-73.
The Grizzlies are 20-16 on the r...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol scored 21 points apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak with a 103-94 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
Randolph added 12 rebounds, Tony Allen scored 16 points, connecting on 8 of 12 shots, and Mike Conley finished with 15 points and 10 assists. Reserve Jerryd Bayless added 14 points and Tayshaun...
MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves' medical staff consulted with Kevin Love's doctors in New York Friday, and both parties ultimately decided to delay reevaluating the power forward until next week.
Love traveled to New York on March 13, when he hoped to get clearance to return to full contact practices eight weeks after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. Clearance...
MINNEAPOLIS Forward Dante Cunningham left the Timberwolves' Friday game against the Thunder with 3:27 remaining in the second quarter and his team up, 41-39, with a right hand injury.
The team has announced that his return to the game is uncertain, and an X-ray came back normal.
Before injuring his hand, Cunningham scored four points in 10 minutes of play. He went 2-of-5 from...
MINNEAPOLIS He's doing okay.
His knee isn't as strong as the Timberwolves would like.
He doesn't move well laterally on defense.
He's not exploding when he gets to the rim.
That, in a nutshell, was Rick Adelman's pregame spiel on the subject of one Chase Budinger, the same player who went out and played 23 minutes for Minnesota on Friday, scoring 13 points...
The Minnesota Timberwolves' have expressed their interest in bringing back Kevin Love this season, if only for a week. It looks like they will have to wait a little longer before seeing if he is capable of returning. According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Love was asked in his previous evaluation to return in two to three weeks. The Timberwolves' doctors...
MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves will be without Nikola Pekovic on Saturday against the Grizzlies. The center tested his ankle during warmups but will sit due to a left ankle sprain he sustained during Friday night's game.
After the win over Oklahoma City, Pekovic said his foot and ankle were feeling all right, but he received treatment that night and then was a late scratch for...
The Memphis Grizzlies are within striking distance of another top-four finish in the Western Conference but could use some wins away from home if they want to make a serious push.
The Grizzlies will try to end a season-high five-game road losing streak Saturday night by continuing their dominance over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Memphis (48-24) is only a half-game behind the fourth...
Kevin Love's shooting hand won't be re-evaluated until sometime next week, but Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman is still hoping to see him on the court this season.
Brandon Roy has been working out hard for the last two weeks and his right knee has shown improvement.