Anthony Edwards scored 36 points in his postseason debut, and the seventh-seeded
Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies 130-117
on Saturday to grab home-court advantage in the opener of their first-round Western Conference series.
Karl-Anthony Towns added 29 and 13 rebounds. Malik Beasley had 23 points,
and Jaden McDaniels 15. Patrick Beverley and D’Angelo Russell had 10 apiece.
won their first playoff opener since 2004. That’s when they beat Sacramento
in the first round on their way to the Western Conference finals. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Memphis.
Ja Morant led Memphis with 32 points and eight assists, and Dillon Brooks added 24 points.
Brandon Clarke had 13 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Desmond Bane scored 17 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. had 12.
Timberwolves Take Game
Memphis tied the franchise record by winning 56 games in the regular season and earning its highest seed ever.