The Minnesota Timberwolves were able to weather a fourth quarter surge by the Memphis Grizzlies to take home a 102-91 victory on Saturday afternoon at the COX Pavilion.
The Timberwolves held a 19-point advantage entering the final period before the Grizzles then proceeded to go on a 15-2 run to start the period. By the 5:30 mark they had trimmed the Minnesota lead to just six at 82-76, but that was a close as it got.
Point guard Randy Foye came out firing to start the game, netting 16 points in the first quarter on a perfect six-of-six shooting. The 2006 Vegas Summer League MVP ended up with a game-high 28 points (12-17 FG).
"I felt good, I went out there and played hard," Foye said of his performance today. "I took the shots when I had them and tried to get my teammates involved."
Timberwolves' forward Craig Smith and 2007 first round pick (#7 overall) Corey Brewer also had solid games. Smith registered 25 points (10-13 FG) and six rebounds in 29 minutes, while Brewer recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes.
On the other side, Rudy Gay had a team-high 26 points including 14 in the final period. In five summer league contests, Gay averaged 18.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in 32.8 minutes.