Sunday , Jan , 02 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – January 2

=== Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – January 2 ===

(Sports Network) – Pau Gasol scored 23 points, including 16 during a decisive
third quarter, as the Memphis Grizzlies earned a rare road victory over the
Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-95.

Earl Watson chipped in 20 points and dished out eight assists for the
Grizzlies, who rallied from a double-digit deficit in the third quarter to
improve to 3-17 all-time at the Target Center. Bonzi Wells added 18 points and
eight rebounds in the team’s third straight win.

A reverse by Brian Cardinal less than a minute later handed Memphis its
biggest advantage of the night at 93-82, but the Grizzlies nearly gave the
game away down the stretch.

Kevin Garnett converted a pair of free throws to pull the T-Wolves within five
before another three-pointer by Watson extended the difference back to eight.

Watson turned the ball over and missed a jumper, leading to four consecutive
Minnesota points that trimmed the deficit to 98-94 with two minutes to go.

Mike Miller answered with a shot from long range at the other end to take the
wind out the Wolves’ comeback sails.

Minnesota scored just one more point the rest of the way as Memphis made its
free throws in the closing stages to cement the victory.

The Grizzlies return to action on Monday against the Utah Jazz.