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Timberwolves blow double-digit fourth-quarter lead to undermanned Memphis – Twin Cities

2021-01-13 22:34:55 –

Minnesota rose 10 in the fourth quarter of Wednesday against the Memphis team losing two of the best players.

The Timberwolves were on the road to a second straight win, indicating that the momentum of the season could change.

Instead, Minnesota returned to form, surpassing 38-17 in the final frame of the 118-107 defeat, dropping to 3-8 this season.

This should have been the beginning of the soft part of the wolf on the schedule. The Grizzlies participated in a play-in game at the Western Conference last season, but are currently missing young stars Jamorant and Jaren Jackson. Therefore, it was logical to assume that Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Okogie would push their will with all their might when Timberwolves returned to the starting lineup.

It never happened. Even while building a 10-point lead in three-quarters, the wolf was careless about the ball and had little effect when Towns wasn’t on the floor. Scored from three Minnesota towns (25 points), Dangero Russell (25), and Malik Beasley (28), with 78 points and the 15th wolf score in franchise history of 25 or more. .. Point — and no one else. The wolf had only 21 bench points against the Grizzlies 50.

Still seemingly good enough for Memphis, Grizzlies kicked the wolf out of the gate in the fourth quarter. A 14-2 run within the first three minutes of the frame gave Memphis a lead.

At that point, Towns seemed to jump off the bench and compete for check-in, but even the All-Star Big couldn’t stop the ongoing avalanche.

Memphis finished with 80 points in paint on 44 in Minnesota.

Memphis (5-6) will return to the Target Center on Friday after winning three straight games.

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