Memphis Grizzlies (56-26, second in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (46-36, seventh in the Western Conference)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Timberwolves-1; 228.5. is more than / less
First Round of Western Conference:
Bottom line: The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies face off in a meeting between the league’s top two offenses.
The Timberwolves are 32-20 in Western Conference games. Minnesota has over .500 against 23-24 opponents.
The Grizzlies are 36-16 in Western Conference drama. Memphis leads the league with 14.1 offensive rebounds per game, led by Steven Adams at an average of 4.6.
Top Performer: Karl-Anthony Towns scoring 24.6 points per game and averaging 9.8 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards averages 3.3 made 3-pointers in the last 10 games for Minnesota.
Desmond Bain is shooting 43.6% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Grizzlies, while averaging 18.2 points. Dylan Brooks averages 17.6 points and 3.3 assists in his last 10 appearances for Memphis.
Last 10 games: Timberwolves: 5-5, averaging 118.5 points, 39.0 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 8.5 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents average 121.3 points per game.
Grizzlies: 5-5, averaging 117.1 points, 44.9 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. His opponents average 115.9 points.
Injuries: Timberwolves: None listed.
Grizzlies: Senti Aldma: Day To Day (Knee), Killian Tilly: Out (Knee), Ziare Williams: Day To Day (Right Knee).