Minnesota was scorched by Rudy Gay for 28 points as the Grizzlies defated the Timberwolves 91-84 in NBA action on Tuesday.
Memphis won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 192.5.
Memphis got 16 points from Mike Conley and another 16 points from Zach Randolph. Mike Conley contributed 8 assists, while Zach Randolph cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Minnesota got 28 points from J.J. Barea in a losing cause and another 16 points from Nikola Pekovic. J.J. Barea contributed 8 assists for the Timberwolves, while Nikola Pekovic had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Minnesota were victorious, as the score was 56-55 at the break.
Minnesota won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-42.
Next game, Memphis takes its act home to face New Orleans looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Detroit.