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Bench, paint points, do in Timberwolves against Grizzlies


The bottom part of any NBA box score often has a few miscellaneous statistical stat categories — like largest lead, fast-break points — that sometimes have little bearing on what actually happened in the game.


The Grizzlies scored an eye-popping 80 points in the paint as they seemed like they hit every floater they took in the fourth quarter.


The Wolves had trouble generating offense outside their main threats in Karl-Anthony Towns, Malik Beasley and D'Angelo Russell, who combined for 78 points.


Jarrett Culver looked like his confidence has waned significantly from the first few games as he attempted just two shots while Anthony Edwards, for all the flashes he has shown, showed he's still a rookie getting used to the NBA with a 1 of 6 performance.


Towns said the Wolves lacked needed discipline on the defensive end, especially in the fourth quarter after the Wolves built a double-digit lead, especially as it related to defending the pump fakes of Kyle Anderson and Jonas Valanciunas.


Jonas, first quarter, did a pump fake, caught me off guard, I was sleeping.






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