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Grizzlies can't counter their slow start against Minnesota, Mike Conley hurt in the 4th quarter

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The Grizzlies only scored 17 points in the first quarter and could never regain enough traction to withstand Kevin Love and the Timberwolves.


1:32 remaining in the 4th 1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota Timberwolves 28 28 21 20 97
Memphis Grizzlies 17 29 27 19 92

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Grizzlies 93, Timberwolves 101

Well, the good news is that Mike Conley has a thigh contusion and is listed as day-to-day. I'm going to have a drink just in celebration of reading the tweet below. Oh, and the Grizzlies lost ... again.

The Grizzlies repeated their pattern of the deadly first quarter "teener" and couldn't parlay above average scoring in the 2nd and 3rd quarter into a win. Kevin Love lead the way, and even though Kevin Martin left early with a knee injury, the Wolves got steady play from their point guards and enough production from Nikola Pekovic to keep the Grizzlies just out of reach for most of the game.

We made a lot of mental mistakes.   -Dave Joerger

It was great to see Jon Leuer continue his streak of solid play, but goose eggs from Nick Calathes and Ed Davis while getting a combined 4 points from Koufos and Prince will usually sink most of this team's efforts.

The Grizzlies played their hearts out at points in this game, but until Marc Gasol returns I don't think they have enough direction of the floor to play at an elite level.

Stay tune for a full recap from Keith Edwards later on tonight.

(Please pardon me if the box score isn't fully updated above, tech issues)