Memphis faces Minnesota, looks to break road slide

Memphis Grizzlies (20-38, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (41-17, first in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Timberwolves -12.5; over/under is 212.5

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis will attempt to end its four-game road slide when the Grizzlies play Minnesota.

The Timberwolves are 28-8 in Western Conference games. Minnesota leads the Western Conference at limiting opponent scoring, allowing 106.4 points while holding opponents to 44.5% shooting.

The Grizzlies are 13-25 against Western Conference opponents. Memphis is ninth in the league allowing just 112.8 points while holding opponents to 47.2% shooting.

The Timberwolves are shooting 48.8% from the field this season, 1.6 percentage points higher than the 47.2% the Grizzlies allow to opponents. The Grizzlies are shooting 44.0% from the field, 0.5% lower than the 44.5% the Timberwolves' opponents have shot this season.

The two teams match up for the fourth time this season. The Timberwolves defeated the Grizzlies 118-103 in their last matchup on Jan. 19. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves with 28 points, and Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 36 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Edwards is averaging 26.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Timberwolves. Rudy Gobert is averaging 13.6 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks over the past 10 games for Minnesota.

Vince Williams Jr. is scoring 9.5 points per game and averaging 5.6 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Gregory Jackson is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 7-3, averaging 116.1 points, 46.4 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 8.3 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.5 points per game.

Grizzlies: 2-8, averaging 102.3 points, 38.7 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.9 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Jaylen Clark: out (achilles), Karl-Anthony Towns: out (personal), Kyle Anderson: day to day (hamstring).

Grizzlies: Desmond Bane: out (ankle), Brandon Clarke: out (achilles), Scotty Pippen Jr.: out (back), Ja Morant: out for season (shoulder), John Konchar: day to day (thumb), Marcus Smart: out (finger), Luke Kennard: out (illness).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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