On Friday evening (local time), the grizzlies turned again in the third quarter after a large gap and in the end won 114: 106. In the last quarter, the grizzlies were able to take the lead with the 101: 99 for the first time in the second half. The Timberwolves had already broken in shortly before the end.
Anthony Edwards scored 30 points for the home side and was the best thrower of the game. Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks each scored 23 points for the grizzlies. Youngster Jo Morant came to 17 points and eleven assists.
As the second best team in the Western Conference, the grizzlies had been a favorite in the first round series and now also have the home advantage in the quarterfinals against the Warriors.
glue against the Suns, Theis at the defending champion
The quarter-final series for Memphis begins on Sunday. In the other semi -finals of the Western Conference, German international Maxi Kleber meets the Phoenix Suns with the Dallas Mavericks.
In the east, the Bolton Celtics meet Daniel Theis on defending champion Milwaukee Bucks, and the Miami Heat play against the Philadelphia 76ers, who have to do without their Star Center Joel Embiid. Embiid suffered a break of the eye socket on Thursday in the sixth duel with the Toronto Raptors after a collapse with Pascal Siakam.