LaVine Leads Wolves Over Grizzlies 114-108
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 28 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies 114-108 Wednesday night.
Memphis pulled within 108-104 with 1:12 remaining but then Towns scored four straight points to stop the rally. Anthony Wiggins had 16 points for the Timberwolves, while Gorgui Dieng and Ricky Rubio added 15 points each. Rubio added 11 assists.
LaVine was 11 of 19 in the game and matched a career high with six 3-pointers on 10 attempts.
Memphis was missing injured players Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Chris Anderson and Vince Carter. The Grizzlies dressed nine players.
Lance Stephenson led Memphis with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while JaMychal Green finished with 18 points. Matt Barnes added 14 points, while Ryan Hollins, Briante Weber and Jarell Martin scored 12 apiece for the Grizzlies. Memphis lost its second straight.