Anderson recorded 17 points (7-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-7 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals across 23 minutes during Monday's 101-98 loss to the Warriors. Anderson played only 23 minutes Monday, but he finished third on Memphis in scoring thanks to an efficient 7-for-8 mark from the field. The forward could have enjoyed an even better game if not for an ugly 2-for-7 performance from the charity stripe. That was really the only weak part of Anderson's game against the Warriors, as he also collected eight boards and notched a pair of blocks and steals. He came into the contest averaging only 5.3 points and 2.7 boards over the first three contests of the series.
Anderson notched nine points (4-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 16 minutes before getting ejected from Saturday's 142-112 loss to the Warriors. Tempers began to boil over as the game got out of hand, and Anderson let it get the best of him as he argued an offensive foul that led to his ejection. Anderson figured to be a more prominent presence in the offense wit. Dillon Brooks (suspension) sidelined, but he only took six shots in the Game 3 loss.
Anderson will come off the bench in Game 4 against the Timberwolves on Saturday, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports. Anderson made a surprise start in place of Steven Adams in Game 3 but had only four points (2-3 FG), three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes. Xavier Tillman will instead receive the start Saturday for the Grizzlies.
Anderson will start Thursday's Game 3 contest against the Timberwolves, Rob Fischer of Bally Sports Southeast reports. After a sluggish start to the playoffs for Grizzlies center Steven Adams, Anderson is set to replace Adams in Memphis' starting lineup. The forward is averaging 4.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.5 minutes through his team's first two postseason games.
Anderson had 16 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three steals across 25 minutes during Sunday's 139-110 loss to the Celtics. With Jaren Jackson (thigh) sidelined, Anderson drew his 11th start of the season and tied his season high with 16 points. The forward's defensive prowess was also on display, as he notched multiple blocks and steals in the same game for just the third time during the campaign. The eight-year forward finished the regular season with averages of 7.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 21.5 minutes across 69 appearances.
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