Steven Adams hacked into another NBA record today: He is now ranked 50th in career total offensive rebounds. He passed Dan Roundfield (a 12-year NBA Vets) grabbing his 2447th offensive rebound vs Minnesota Timberwolves. Adams pulled 9 rebounds this game filling every category in the stat sheets apart from 3 point shots. Memphis was able to out-rebound the timberwolves with 46 to 33.
During the walk-off interview, when asked: what helped Memphis to wear down the other team on rebounding? Ja Morant attributes it to Adams, saying: “Steve-o man, he gets lots of credit for it. It is rubbing off on everybody else…”
Memphis started the game cold, shooting 0 for 7 from 3. However, by halftime, Memphis was able to build the lead to double digits.
Kyle Anderson made a steal off a cross-court pass with 9 seconds left in the game. Ja Morant hustled back and dove onto the floor stealing it back in the closing second. Refusing to give up the ball, Morant finished the game with 28 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals.
Desmond Bane finished with 24 points with 5 dimes. Bane now has multiple 3-pointers in 29 straight games, the best active streak in the league. Brando Clarke was perfect for making all of his 6 shots attend from the field.
Memphis has won the last six home games. The Timberwolves are 0-8 when trailing after three quarters. . The last Minnesota win in Memphis was on March 23, 2019.
The next game for Memphis would be in Washington on Sunday 13th Nov.