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

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (0-0) play against the Memphis Grizzlies (0-0) at FedExForum

Game Time: 3:30 PM EDT on Saturday April 16, 2022

Minnesota Timberwolves 0, Memphis Grizzlies 0 (3:30 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
HIT THE RT IF YOU’RE TAPPED IN. – 3:36 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
PLAYOFF MODE. TURN US UP 🔥 pic.twitter.com/18hXMnsPhh3:26 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant, serious face: “Let’s f—— go, man.” – 3:25 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Taurean Prince is available today. Big one for the Wolves – 3:24 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Ja Morant warms up in a Kobe 6 PE for Game 1 of the #NBAPlayoffs 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/s5DPJKjihX3:24 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The energy different today…
Ja Morant and De’Anthony Melton definitely with the vibes pic.twitter.com/5uvmjXQUuF3:23 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
FIRST FIVE vs. @Minnesota Timberwolves
🥷 @Ja Morant
🎯 @Desmond Bane
🦹‍♂️ @Dillon Brooks
🦄 @jarenjacksonjr
🥝 @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | | #MemThis pic.twitter.com/mbErCcNZi23:23 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Taurean Prince is AVAILABLE. pic.twitter.com/Uh60S4qII23:18 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
The Timberwolves announce Taurean Prince is available to play. – 3:18 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Welcome to the playoffs in Memphis. Grizz vs. T’wolves in a matinee tilt. Your officials for Game 1 — David Guthrie, Sean Wright and Tom Washington. Alternate is Justin Van Duyne. These are the best in the league or else they wouldn’t be here — right @badunclep ? – 3:15 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
yall be safe……. pic.twitter.com/ucXyH7ZkFi3:10 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Poll: Who wins the Wolves-Grizzlies series? – 3:10 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
🔜 pic.twitter.com/ezFH0jK2703:06 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
teachin em the game 💙〽️ pic.twitter.com/WLkNdVvH6G3:05 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
In arena Jumbotron feed is the band playing live from the FedExForum plaza.
Fan jumps on stage, takes the mic, says he does it for his baby mamma, starts a Mem-This chant, screams “go grizz,” jumps off stage.
You think this place will be rocking today? – 3:01 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦… pic.twitter.com/lGbsg6Dzlo2:58 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Timberwolves owner Alex Rodriguez is in the house for Game 1 – 2:50 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Former Memphis Grizzlies assistant/current Notre Dame women’s coach Niele Ivey and her future top 10 pick son Jaden Ivey are here for Game 1. pic.twitter.com/JQrbzGCKHw2:34 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Game 1. Wolves back in the playoffs for the second time in 18 years. A series with the Grizzlies that should be as entertaining as any in this first round. This is What It Feels Like pic.twitter.com/dku5fe0ucd2:32 PM

Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
The @Memphis Grizzlies 2022 Playoffs Media Guide is available on https://t.co/K1xRgK4sMF: https://t.co/VFDQXYKUKh pic.twitter.com/AaKicAUjED2:29 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
tunnel vision 🔒 pic.twitter.com/fM2T07l3Rv2:29 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
f o c u s 🔒 pic.twitter.com/p3XeQi66522:21 PM

Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
Nice to see Payton Willis, the Big Ten’s most efficient 3-point shooter last season, playing well at Portsmouth. #Timberwolves asst GM Gianluca Pascucci has been there among many #NBA scouts. #Gophers pic.twitter.com/sPjH5DPNNT2:16 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
rubs hands like birdman.
@Take5_OilChange | #MemThis pic.twitter.com/B6UuWZG0GC2:16 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Taurean Prince is a game-time decision, Chris Finch said. Will go through warmups. – 2:03 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch says Taurean Prince is a gametime decision today – 2:03 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Taylor Jenkins called Dillon Brooks “one of the aces in the hole” they the team didn’t have in the regular season. He said Brooks will alternate between guarding D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards – 1:51 PM

Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Good time to read @David Thorpe‘s Grizzlies T-Wolves preview. Some highlights: D’Angelo Russell has an opportunity (below). Is Malik Beasley going to keep shooting 44.5% from 3? And is Tyus Jones the antidote to the T-Wolves’ defensive havoc? https://t.co/jaUYcQVvBV pic.twitter.com/s7GHAoHHxZ1:49 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
on site 📍
@cintronworld | #MemThis pic.twitter.com/batmQXuvld1:49 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
let’s roll out. pic.twitter.com/EFqNvAX0km1:33 PM

Steve Aschburner @AschNBA
Big one here today in Memphis. pic.twitter.com/tZYlJTMokt1:31 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
you know we love a good bucket hat 👀 pic.twitter.com/MDAZAgWXcx1:29 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
During the regular season, Steven Adams played 1,977 minutes and traveled 138.9 miles at an average of 4.01 MPH.
@FedEx | #PlayerTracker pic.twitter.com/eSL4sZRfaX1:24 PM

Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
David Guthrie, today’s crew chief, was who Bev called trash last Sunday and was fined $25K for doing so. #Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/AHDVyOEVGl1:20 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Heat in 5
Celtics in 6
Bucks in 4
Raptors in 6
Suns in 4
Grizzlies in 6
Warriors in 6
Jazz in 6 – 1:16 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
MIA in 6
BOS in 7
MIL in 5
TOR in 6
PHX in 5
MEM in 6
GSW in 7
DAL in 7 – 1:14 PM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
If these are right, they’re mine. If they’re wrong, they’re @Amin Elhassan’s.
MIA in 7
BOS in 5
MIL in 4
TOR in 5
PHX in 5
MEM in 6
GSW in 6
DAL in 7 – 1:12 PM

Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Nothing like spring in Memphis. pic.twitter.com/4KXIfef1G81:10 PM

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
#NBAPlayoffs Game Day from Memphis!!! 🔥 Oooweeee we got a goodie, young gunners, big confidence, tons of talent on the court & incredible atmosphere for Game 1 of Grizzlies vs Timberwolves! On the call w/ @Rjeff24 & @RyanRuocco on @espn! 🏀💪🏽🔥🎤✨ – 1:08 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Heat 5
Nets 7
Bucks 4
Sixers 7
Suns 4
Grizzlies 7
GSW 7
Jazz 6
Playoffs! – 12:47 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
👀 pic.twitter.com/Mpr2VKYsJi12:44 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
It’s gameday here in Memphis and it’s Dusty Springfield’s birthday so you know the gameday listening is her classic “Dusty in Memphis” album.
Four of the 11 songs are Carole King songs and she was the best interpreter of Carole’s songs. music.apple.com/us/album/no-ea…12:36 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Heat in 6
Celtics in 7
Bucks in 4
Raptors in 6
Suns in 4
Grizzlies in 5
Warriors in 6
Mavs in 7. – 12:28 PM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
Our NBA Playoff primers are live!
📋 Part 1
—MIL-CHI (3:49)
—MEM-MIN (22:54)
—DAL-UTA (45:03)
🎧 https://t.co/tl0ZRjF8CZ
📋 Part 2
—BOS-BRK (3:15)
—GSW-DEN (23:15)
—PHI-TOR (48:54)
🎧 https://t.co/NvWruzzj6M
📋 Part 3
—MIA-ATL (3:17)
—PHO-NOP (20:42)
🎧 https://t.co/TDMENbSQYR pic.twitter.com/shWsbTvXb412:07 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
You’re gonna wanna be here early.
12:30pm – Plaza Party presented by @Hennessy
1:00pm – Doors open
2:30pm – Tip-off pic.twitter.com/0KmqoPcMBC11:55 AM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA’s best from April 15:
– T. Young: 38 pts, 3 reb, 9 ast
– B. Ingram: 30 pts, 6 reb, 6 ast
– M. Morris Sr: 27 pts, 9 reb, 5 ast
– R. Jackson: 27 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast
– L. Markkanen: 26 pts, 8 reb, 2 stl
– Bog. Bogdanovic: 19 pts, 5 reb, 3 stl
– L. Nance Jr: 14 pts, 16 reb, 24 min – 11:05 AM

David Locke @DLocke09
Mavericks are 8-9 in games Luka didn’t play. Wins are all against poor teams other than one over Minnesota and losses are all to really good teams expect for two to bad teams, one to Sacramento and the other to the Lakers (couldn’t help myself) 🙂 – 10:50 AM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
“Notorious Wolves-killer Dillon Brooks.” He’s their McCollum. (From Britt Robson’s preview.) pic.twitter.com/7nMiAfOsKv10:38 AM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
LET’S RIDE. GAME 1.
🆚 @Minnesota Timberwolves
📺 @GrizzOnBally | @espn
📻 @929espn
🎁 @MidSouthFord
🎁 @OrionFCU10:34 AM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The Grizzlies jumped up the Western Conference standings with the second youngest roster in the NBA in large part due to internal development. Assistant coach Darko Rajakovic is a major part of that process.
Story: commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…10:19 AM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
GAME ONE. LET’S GO.
Wolves @ Grizzlies
2:30 PM, FedExForum
📺 » @BallySportsNOR / @ESPNNBA
📻 » @wccoradio
📲 » https://t.co/gPhx0nwXoS
Preview » https://t.co/Ah9vRpbV5G pic.twitter.com/tlbQ95evef10:01 AM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
PLAYOFF TIME IN THE M 〽️🏀 pic.twitter.com/zRcfuK4c169:32 AM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
pull your Wolves jerseys out.
𝐈𝐓’𝐒 𝐆𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐀𝐘. pic.twitter.com/pu6vxPxY9h9:30 AM