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

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

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

Memphis Grizzlies 0, Minnesota Timberwolves 8 (Q1 10:01)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
TOO SMALL. pic.twitter.com/ItMfUJtWkQ7:38 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

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/zAQXLYUiNb7:36 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

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
SUPERFANS 🐺 pic.twitter.com/yFkCfN4f1g7:26 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
BIG PREGAME VIBE 🥷 pic.twitter.com/TsBwX1uc017:04 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
best mascot in the league x #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/KDjmo35VMT6:59 PM

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

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Mr. 94 Feet pic.twitter.com/8y01QEbDLG6:50 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
hold that 😂 pic.twitter.com/PufR3uHkuw6:42 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
〽️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/tNQehAeCS56:32 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

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
😼😼😼 pic.twitter.com/lgwgmPBcAu6:15 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

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
90 minutes ‘til tip. pic.twitter.com/6c9jYyMOgb6:00 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
tie dye 12 🥷 pic.twitter.com/9EiLzh4h6u5:55 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
apple valley stand up. pic.twitter.com/7xwmjsMUQx5:42 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

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
degeneration x. pic.twitter.com/zI9cxyzQiy5:35 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
take notice @leaguefits pic.twitter.com/nDk1mHMN5J5:29 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

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🔲🔳🔲🔳🔲 pic.twitter.com/yeDKuYG7UZ4:55 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

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
📍𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝘾𝙍𝙄𝘽 pic.twitter.com/g7ikTtkFwl4:04 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

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
the countdown….. pic.twitter.com/Nt6TVb9BO01:40 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

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
get ready. 🐺 pic.twitter.com/EI4Q1h6bbH1:30 PM