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Conley, Holiday help Grizzlies beat Timberwolves 108-106

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Mike Conley put together quite a performance in possibly his final game with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Conley had 25 points and nine assists, and the Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-106 on Tuesday night on Justin Holiday's two free throws with .1 seconds remaining.

Conley and longtime teammate Marc Gasol are being shopped around ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. Gasol was a late scratch amid reports about the Grizzlies being in trade talks.

''They knew what it meant to me and Marc,'' Conley said of the team opening with a 23-4 run and emerging with its second straight win. ''It's just a tough situation all the way around.''

Memphis also got 23 points from rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. Ivan Rabb had a career-high 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds, while Holiday finished with 17 points.

Karl-Anthony Town had 26 points and 18 rebounds for Minnesota, and Dario Saric finished with 22 points. Luol Deng scored 18.

''We had opportunities to win the game early,'' Minnesota interim coach Ryan Saunders said. ''When you dig yourself a 19-point hole, it's tough to come back from.''

Before the Grizzlies could celebrate, they had to survive a late push by the Timberwolves. Towns tied it at 106 when he converted a pair of free throws with 15.7 second left.

The game appeared headed to overtime until Holiday was fouled by Josh Okogie in the final second. Holiday converted both free throws for the final margin.

Asked what he was thinking at the line, Holiday replied: ''These are money. They were going in. Once they fouled me, I knew the game was over. There was no way I was going to get two chances at it.''

As Conley left the floor, he looked around FedExForum before heading to the locker room and slapping hands with fans in the hallway.

''It was a little surreal,'' Conley said, adding he wondered throughout if it possibly was his last game with his only NBA team.

''It would cross my mind almost every timeout,'' he said. ''Look into the crowd. Be looking back at the bench. Looking at coaches and players and seeing my wife and kids in the stands in the same spot they've been in for 12 seasons. It was all just trying to take it all in and enjoy it.''

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: Saric reached double figures for the first time since scoring 11 against Philadelphia on Jan. 15. ... Minnesota made each of its 15 free throws in the first half and finished the game 19 of 20. ... Jerryd Bayless finished with five points, stopping his string of six straight games in double figures. .Towns recorded his 35th double-double of the season.

Grizzlies: Rabb's previous career high was 16 on April 4, 2018, against New Orleans. ... Memphis had not won consecutive games since Dec. 23 and 26. .Conley has scored at least 20 points in 31 games this season.

GASOL SIGHTING

Despite not playing, Gasol came out of the locker room near the midway point of the first quarter and sat on the Memphis bench as fans responded with a standing ovation.

''I think it's obvious (that is) a guy who means a ton to this organization, this fan base, the people in this city and the respect that they have for him,'' Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said of the crowd reaction.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Play the Magic in Orlando on Thursday.

Grizzlies: Play at Oklahoma City on Thursday.

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Key Players
K. Towns
32 C
M. Conley
11 PG
33.8 Min. Per Game 33.8
20.3 Pts. Per Game 20.3
6.3 Ast. Per Game 6.3
3.4 Reb. Per Game 3.4
50.2 Field Goal % 43.3
50.0 Three Point % 43.7
84.5 Free Throw % 84.6
+ 1 Justin Holiday made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:00
+ 1 Justin Holiday made 1st of 2 free throws 0:00
  Personal foul on Josh Okogie 0:00
  Offensive rebound by Justin Holiday 0:00
  Mike Conley missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:03
+ 1 Karl-Anthony Towns made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:15
+ 1 Karl-Anthony Towns made 1st of 2 free throws 0:15
  Shooting foul on Jaren Jackson Jr. 0:15
  Andrew Wiggins missed jump shot 0:18
  Bad pass turnover on Mike Conley, stolen by Luol Deng 0:31
  Defensive rebound by Mike Conley 0:45
Team Stats
Points 106 108
Field Goals 39-87 (44.8%) 36-86 (41.9%)
3-Pointers 9-29 (31.0%) 15-34 (44.1%)
Free Throws 19-20 (95.0%) 21-29 (72.4%)
Total Rebounds 61 46
Offensive 16 12
Defensive 39 27
Team 6 7
Assists 26 18
Steals 4 11
Blocks 4 6
Turnovers 15 8
Fouls 23 18
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 18 REB, 3 AST
25 PTS, 3 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Timberwolves 25-28 19352923106
home team logo Grizzlies 22-33 32341923108
Team Stats
away team logo Timberwolves 25-28 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Grizzlies 22-33 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
K. Towns C 24.4 PPG 12.4 RPG 3.4 APG 51.8 FG%
M. Conley PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
K. Towns C 26 PTS 18 REB 3 AST
M. Conley PG 25 PTS 3 REB 9 AST
44.8 FG% 41.9
31.0 3PT FG% 44.1
95.0 FT% 72.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Towns 26 18 3 8/14 0/2 10/10 4 34 0 1 4 5 13 -4 47
A. Wiggins 12 6 2 5/18 1/6 1/2 2 35 0 1 3 3 3 -8 20
J. Okogie 11 5 0 4/8 1/2 2/2 3 25 0 0 2 0 5 -8 14
J. Bayless 5 2 8 2/10 1/4 0/0 3 37 0 0 1 1 1 -12 22
T. Gibson 2 1 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 4 13 0 0 0 0 1 -26 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Towns 26 18 3 8/14 0/2 10/10 4 34 0 1 4 5 13 -4 47
A. Wiggins 12 6 2 5/18 1/6 1/2 2 35 0 1 3 3 3 -8 20
J. Okogie 11 5 0 4/8 1/2 2/2 3 25 0 0 2 0 5 -8 14
J. Bayless 5 2 8 2/10 1/4 0/0 3 37 0 0 1 1 1 -12 22
T. Gibson 2 1 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 4 13 0 0 0 0 1 -26 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Saric 22 7 5 7/11 4/7 4/4 3 32 0 0 2 2 5 +29 37
L. Deng 18 7 1 8/10 2/3 0/0 1 22 2 0 2 2 5 +2 27
G. Dieng 8 6 1 4/6 0/1 0/0 2 12 1 1 1 3 3 +6 17
I. Canaan 2 1 6 0/4 0/3 2/2 1 13 0 1 0 0 1 +5 16
A. Tolliver 0 2 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 13 1 0 0 0 2 +6 3
D. Rose - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Teague - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Covington - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Bates-Diop - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Terrell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 106 55 26 39/87 9/29 19/20 23 236 4 4 15 16 39 -10 206
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Conley 25 3 9 8/22 6/11 3/4 2 33 3 0 2 1 2 +20 47
J. Jackson Jr. 23 6 3 6/14 4/7 7/10 4 37 1 2 3 0 6 -2 35
I. Rabb 19 11 1 8/10 0/0 3/6 4 33 2 1 0 6 5 +7 35
J. Holiday 17 9 2 6/13 1/2 4/5 1 39 2 1 0 2 7 +2 33
J. Washburn 7 4 2 3/10 1/5 0/0 0 31 1 0 0 2 2 +19 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Conley 25 3 9 8/22 6/11 3/4 2 33 3 0 2 1 2 +20 47
J. Jackson Jr. 23 6 3 6/14 4/7 7/10 4 37 1 2 3 0 6 -2 35
I. Rabb 19 11 1 8/10 0/0 3/6 4 33 2 1 0 6 5 +7 35
J. Holiday 17 9 2 6/13 1/2 4/5 1 39 2 1 0 2 7 +2 33
J. Washburn 7 4 2 3/10 1/5 0/0 0 31 1 0 0 2 2 +19 16
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Caboclo 9 2 0 2/5 1/3 4/4 3 22 1 2 0 0 2 -12 14
Y. Watanabe 5 4 0 2/5 1/2 0/0 1 18 0 0 0 1 3 -6 9
S. Mack 3 0 1 1/6 1/4 0/0 2 17 1 0 2 0 0 -11 4
J. Carter 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 -7 -1
M. Gasol - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Casspi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Temple - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brooks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 108 39 18 36/86 15/34 21/29 18 236 11 6 8 12 27 +10 192