Memphis had a hard time. Minnesota resisted. But everything was resolved after a powerful last quarter of the Grizzlies. Once again the team Taylor Jenkins coming from behind to go back and resolve, this time definitively.
The Grizzlies won 106-114 in Minneapolis thanks to 22-40 in the last quarter, a victory in the sixth that became final to close the series with 4-2 and overcome the first round for the first time in the last 7 years. On the horizon, Golden State Warriors.
The duel finally fell on the side of the team that built a better season, and it did so from the collective DNA of these Grizzlies capable of winning with their great star, And Morantas the fourth scorer.
The match came with a result of 84-74 at the end of the third quarter. The local defense worked and the visiting offense remained asleep. Until in the last 12 minutes he exploded with that sweeping 22-40.
In the last quarter, Memphis made 6 triples and crushed their rival on the boards with 16 rebounds to 7, the visitors capturing almost as many offensive rebounds, 6, as the total of the local captures, those 7.
Years Jackson Jr.dormant in attack in the first three quarters, led the final revolution scoring 12 points in the decisive quarter, while Desmond Banea great Tyus Jones and Ja Morant did the rest by providing critical fuel to Taylor Jenkins’ team’s game at the crucial moment.
The Grizzlies won despite their 18 turnovers. They achieved it capturing 19 rebounds more than their rival. And his victory meant that none of the 8 qualifiers in the first round reached the seventh game.
Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane each had 23 points. The first ended up fouled out after scoring 5 of his 6 triple attempts and the second had 7 rebounds and also made 5 triples.
Jackson Jr. finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds after finally forgetting his personal burden to play 34 minutes. Brandon Clarke He had a great game from the second unit with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks. Very complete. And Ja Morant came close to a triple-double (17 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists), but he had a pretty poor shooting night.
A 3-pointer by Brooks made it 97-97 with 5:19 remaining in a game that Memphis closed out 4-11.
Minnesota had Anthony Edwards with 30 points after an explosive first quarter in which he scored 16. Jaden McDaniels added 24 points, with 5 of 6 from the triple, Karl-Anthony Towns had a gray night with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 of 19 shots and it was even worse for D’Angelo Russell, who had 7 points and 4 assists playing only 27 minutes. Russell’s monumental fiasco in these playoffs.