Gasol leads Grizzlies to rout of T-Wolves
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Pau Gasol scored 25 points and grabbed 16
rebounds as the NBA’s worst team, the Memphis Grizzlies, ended the season on a
positive note with a 116-94 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Tarence Kinsey scored 22 points, ripped down nine boards, and doled out seven
assists for the Grizzlies (22-60), who won a season-best three straight to
close their 2006-07 campaign. Hakim Warrick finished with 18 points and seven
boards, and Dahntay Jones had 16 points and seven boards for Memphis.
Randy Foye finished with 26 points, eight rebounds, and six assists for the T-
Wolves (32-50), who finished their disappointing season with seven straight
losses. Ricky Davis had 23 points, six boards and six assists, and Craig Smith
had 11 points and 13 boards.
The Grizzlies pulled away in the third quarter. A Smith jumper brought
Minnesota to within 62-57 with 9:12 left, but the Grizzlies answered with six
straight points, part of a 19-6 run that effectively put the game away. Chucky
Atkins capped the stretch with a three-pointer that put Memphis up 81-63 with
The Wolves never threatened down the stretch, as the Grizzlies coasted to just
their eighth road win of the season. Memphis finishes the year an NBA-worst
8-33 record away from home.
The teams played to a 27-27 tie after one quarter of play, and a last-second
Mike James trey put Minnesota ahead 54-51 at the break.
Memphis outrebounded Minnesota, 49-42…The Grizzlies shot 53 percent from the
field, but only made 2-of-11 (18 percent) from behind the arc.