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NBA Game Summary - Minnesota at Memphis



(Sunday, December 15th)

Final Score: Minnesota 101, Memphis 93

Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love poured in a game-high 30 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 101-93 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Nikola Pekovic scored 19 points, J.J. Barea had 15 and Ricky Rubio added 12 for Minnesota, which will travel to Boston to face the Celtics Monday.

"I can't (remember winning in Memphis). It's been a long time, if ever, that we've won in Memphis. It's a very tough place to play," said Love.

Mike Conley netted 28 points and Zach Randolph had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have lost five of their last six games.

"Obviously, we want to hang our hat on the defensive end. These last couple of games we haven't been doing that," said Grizzlies guard Tony Allen.

As the fourth quarter began the two teams traded baskets during the first 2:16 and the Grizzlies were within two points until an Alexey Shved layup sparked a Minnesota 9-2 surge.

Memphis was within three points, 95-92, with 2:26 to play, after a Randolph layup. Pekovic then nailed four straight from the charity stripe to put Minnesota back up seven and put the game out of reach.

Memphis started the third quarter down 10 points but refused to let the lead expand beyond that many. With 6:52 left in the third the Grizzlies went on a 8-2 run to get within three points, 67-64.

The teams went back and forth to close out the third and Minnesota led, 77-73, heading into the final quarter of play.

Minnesota expanded its lead by starting a 9-2 run 1:46 into the second quarter. The Timberwolves stretched the lead to as many as 19 points before Memphis went on a 15-6 surge to close out the half and get back within 10 points, 56-46 Minnesota.

A Love 3-pointer with 9:22 left in the first quarter sparked a 17-4 outburst. The run gave Minnesota its first lead of the game, 7-6, which they held all the way to halftime.

The Timberwolves led 21-10 following the run. The Grizzlies tried to chip away at the lead but ended the first down 11.

Game Notes

Corey Brewer scored nine points and had 12 rebounds for Minnesota ... Jon Leuer drained 15 and grabbed nine rebounds and Jerryd Bayless added 14 points for the Grizzlies ... Memphis will host the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday ... The Grizzlies have lost 8-of-10 at FedEx Forum ... Minnesota is 9-2 when Rubio scores 12 points or more.

12/16 00:54:02 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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