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Grizzlies edge Timberwolves

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Guard Mike Conley scored 25 points and forward Zach Randolph added 17 as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated Minnesota 109-104 on Friday night at FedExForum for their 11th win over the Timberwolves in the past 12 games.Guard Zach LaV...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Guard Mike Conley scored 25 points and forward Zach Randolph added 17 as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated Minnesota 109-104 on Friday night at FedExForum for their 11th win over the Timberwolves in the past 12 games.
Guard Zach LaVine led Minnesota with 22 points and forward Andrew Wiggins scored 20. Center Karl-Anthony Towns had 11 points and 15 rebounds for his 10th straight double-double.
The Timberwolves did not miss any of their 31 free throw attempts.
Memphis was playing its second game without center Marc Gasol - out for the season with a broken right foot - and its first without Courtney Lee and Jeff Green, both of whom were dealt by the Grizzlies earlier in the week.
As if the Grizzlies weren’t short-handed enough, starting guard Tony Allen injured his left knee late in the second quarter and did not return. Allen scored nine points in 13 minutes before departing.
Memphis shot 49 percent from the field and got 11 rebouonds from JaMychal Green, who started in Gasol’s absence.

Minnesota 27 21 33 23 - 104
Memphis 28 23 25 33 - 109
MINNESOTA (104)
Dieng 4-9 6-6 14, Towns 4-15 2-2 11, Rubio 0-5 5-5 5, Wiggins 5-10 10-10 20, LaVine 8-13 2-2 22, Muhammad 5-11 0-0 12, Ty.Jones 1-3 2-2 5, K.Martin 3-5 4-4 12, A.Payne 0-1 0-0 0, Rudez 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 31-75 31-31 104.
MEMPHIS (109)
Conley 10-19 3-4 25, Randolph 8-14 1-2 17, M.Barnes 2-10 6-6 11, Ja.Green 4-9 1-2 9, T.Allen 3-5 3-4 9, Chalmers 2-6 5-6 10, Carter 5-10 2-2 15, B.Wright 3-4 0-0 6, Andersen 2-2 0-0 4, Hairston 1-3 0-0 2, J.Ennis 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 40-82 22-28 109.
3-Point Goals: Minnesota 11-26 (LaVine 4-6, K.Martin 2-3, Muhammad 2-4, Ty.Jones 1-1, Rudez 1-3, Towns 1-4, Dieng 0-1, A.Payne 0-1, Rubio 0-3), Memphis 7-21 (Carter 3-8, Conley 2-4, Chalmers 1-1, M.Barnes 1-4, Ja.Green 0-1, Randolph 0-1, Hairston 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Minnesota 45 (Towns 15), Memphis 47 (Ja.Green 11). Assists: Minnesota 25 (Rubio 9), Memphis 17 (Conley 7). Total Fouls: Minnesota 25 (LaVine 5), Memphis 24 (Chalmers 5). A-18,119.

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