Grizzlies get defensive in win over T’Wolves

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MEMPHIS – JaMychal Green had 19 points and eight rebounds, Zach Randolph added 18 points and seven boards, and the Memphis Grizzlies clamped down on defense en route to a 93-71 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

The Timberwolves had their worst offensive performance of the season with season lows in points scored and shooting percentage (39.1 percent)

Mike Conley and Andrew Harrison added 13 points apiece for Memphis, which won its fourth straight. James Ennis finished with 11 points.

Zach LaVine led the Timberwolves with 22 points, providing a third-quarter push when Minnesota tied the game. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 17 points and Gorgui Dieng had nine points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota, which lost its second straight.

Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota’s leading scorer at 27.4 points, was limited to seven points and missed nine of his 11 shots.

The Grizzlies forced 19 turnovers, leading to 27 points. Memphis also controlled the boards 46-34, including 13 offensive rebounds, contributing to 15 second-chance points.

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