MINNEAPOLIS, MN (WMC) - Despite plenty of chances to come away with a win, the Memphis Grizzlies fell in Minnesota to the Timberwolves in overtime Wednesday night.
On a night where each time was nearly as cold as the frigid Minnestoa air outside, Memphis was on the other side of a comeback after blowing a 25-point lead to Denver on Monday. Minnesota built an early lead of 17 points in the first half, but would surrender it before halftime.
Kyle Anderson led that charge with 10 second quarter points. He’d finish with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Mike Conley was the best player on the court, finishing with 26 points and eight assists.
The teams would stay tight for the majority of the second half before heading to overtime, where neither team would get an advantage until the buzzer.
Andrew Wiggins fired off a potential game winner, but missed. Karl-Anthony Towns would chase down the miss and toss up a prayer for the baseline, sinking the Grizz at the buzzer for a final score of 99-97.
Overall, Memphis outshot Minnesota and was unable to take advantage of poor performances from Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Ivan Rabb and Jerryd Bayless were the unlikely heroes, with a double-double for each side.
The two teams will meet again Tuesday in Memphis. Before then, the Grizzlies will head to Charlotte for a matchup with the Hornets on Friday night.