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Mike Conley scores 23, Grizzlies defeat Timberwolves

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The Memphis Grizzlies had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 48-91 (52.7%) from the field, including 6-12 (50.0%) from beyond the arc, to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-92. This is the eighth win for Memphis (42-28) in its last 10 games.

Mike Conley scored 23 points on 9-12 shooting from the field (3-5 from behind the arc) and 2-5 from the free throw line, in a strong performance. Other top contributors for Memphis included Marc Gasol with 14 points and 12 rebounds, Tayshaun Prince with 12 points and 6 rebounds, and Ed Davis with 12 points and 7 rebounds. On 6-18 shooting, including 2-8 from behind the arc, Kevin Love scored 16 points for Minnesota in the loss. He also tallied 7 rebounds. Corey Brewer contributed 15 points and 7 rebounds and Gorgui Dieng finished with 11 points and 17 rebounds.

The Grizzlies combined an eFG% of 56.0% with 50.0% 3-point shooting. They are 6-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Timberwolves, on the other hand, are 2-13 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.

Minnesota (34-35) has now lost three straight.

Coming up, the Grizzlies battle the Utah Jazz, who are 23-47 on the season. The Timberwolves match up against the Atlanta Hawks, currently sitting at 31-38 this year. The Grizzlies won their last two meetings with Utah. The Timberwolves have a 0-1 record against Atlanta this season.


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