MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 104, MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES 95
Game 3 of the First Round of the NBA Playoffs
April 21, 2022
• D’Angelo Russell finished with a team-high 22 points, including 12 in the third quarter, five rebounds and a team-high eight assists, his first 20+ point game of the 2022 playoffs (third career).
• Jarred Vanderbilt grabbed a playoff career-high 13 rebounds tonight, including six offensive boards, his first 10+ rebound performance in the playoffs. Vanderbilt added 10 points, good for his first career playoff double-double. He becomes the sixth player in Timberwolves playoff history to tally six or more offensive boards.
• Anthony Edwards finished Game 3 with 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-9 from three-point range and seven rebounds. Tonight marked Edwards’ third straight playoff game with 4+ threes, the second-most such games in Wolves playoff history (Anthony Peeler-4).
• Karl-Anthony Towns swatted away a playoff career-high five blocks tonight, becoming the second player in Timberwolves playoff history with 5+ blocks in a game (Kevin Garnett, 4x). Tonight marked the second time in the series against the Grizzlies and third time in his playoff career that Towns has had multiple blocks. He joins Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. as the only players in this playoffs to record 5+ blocks in a game.
• Led by Towns’ career-playoff-high five blocks, Minnesota swatted away 11 total blocks tonight, setting a new franchise playoff high. The previous Wolves playoff record for blocks in a game was 10 (vs. Sacramento on May 8, 2004).
• The Timberwolves forced 18 Memphis turnovers, their third straight game in the series forcing 10+ turnovers. In the regular season the Wolves forced 10+ turnovers in 77 straight games, the NBA’s longest active streak.
• Minnesota scored 28 points off the 18 Grizzlies turnovers, the most points off turnovers in team playoff history. The previous high was 26 vs. San Antonio on April 28, 2001.
(info courtesy of Timberwolves)