Skip to main content

Wolves hold out in tough home win over Grizzlies

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Memphis Grizzlies 101

Minnesota Timberwolves 106

Despite a staunch effort from the grit-and-grind Memphis Grizzlies, the Timberwolves got a sorely needed home win tonight thanks in part to floor general Ricky Rubio, who looked fully in control and banked 15 points, 12 assists and 6 rebounds.

1) The pack is finally starting to run

During the second quarter, Minnesota showcased the athleticism of its young core by pushing the ball up the court for multiple fastbreak opportunities. Minnesota absolutely dominated in transition during the first half, scoring 22 points to Memphis' 2 and sparking a 20-1 run to close out the quarter. This uptempo style of play was what many were forecasting for the Wolves at the season's outset, and now that it's finally here, the results are pretty exciting.

2. Shabazz Muhammed lights up the bench

Muhammad's relentless motor was the catalyst for that second quarter surge, and the 23 year old small forward continued to shoot the lights out for the rest of the evening, matching his season high of 25 with a flurry of dunks and even a three pointer. Bazz has been on something of a hot streak lately, putting up double-figure scoring numbers in 11 of his last 13 games.

3. Towns doesn't miss

Despite having to go toe to toe with one of the league's fiercest defensive centers on the block, our rookie big managed 14 points on a perfect 6 out of 6 field goals and ended up just one rebound shy of another double double.

Tweet of the Night:

This is what the joy of much needed home looks like.

Up Next:

Wolves (14-31) at Cleveland (30-12) Monday night, a 6 p.m. CST tip.

Next Up

Anthony Edwards

Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks

The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Chris Smith

Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

school bus

High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

covid-19 testing site sign

Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

optum headquarters chad davis wikimedia commons

UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.


Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.