Steven Adams stayed consistent in a loss
Steven Adams was being his usual self and finished with great effort on the offensive rebound. He even made both his free-throw attempts. He was 2 points short of another Double-double for the season. (8 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block and 0 turnovers)
But there were too many mistakes on the offensive end made by the rest of the team. The Grizzlies got 24 turnovers which is a season-high paired with 12 missed free throws. Those were the key difference maker in this game. The Grizzlies ended up losing to the Timberwolves 109 – 101.
When the team announced that Karl Anthony-Towns is out for multiple weeks with a calf strain, one thing that come to people’s minds was how Anthony Edwards going to carry the scoring. Not only he led the game at 29 points, but he also wreaked havoc defensively adding 5 steals and 3 blocks.
Kyle Anderson was familiar with most of the Grizzlies players’ tendencies and took advantage of that: he baited Jaren Jackson Jr into two offensive fouls, as well as deflected multiple passes. The ex-grizzlies finished with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Ja Morant and Dillion Brooks got ejected late in the game due to technical fouls. Morant finished with 24 points and 6 assists. Brooks made only 4 of his 14 shot attempts and exited the game with 12 points and 5 turnovers. They were able to produce an NBA Topshot worthy moment while they were both on the court:
One of the bright spots for the Grizzlies was David Roddy, who came off the bench making 75% of his 3-point shots. He was able to post 13 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal on the stat sheets.
Interesting facts: Adams is ranked number 1 in screen assist this season with Gobert is ranked at number 2.
The Grizzlies are hoping to use a homecourt advantage to bounce back and play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. This will be De’Anthony Melton’s first game against the Grizzlies since being traded for Danny Green and a first-round pick that turned into David Roddy.