National Basketball Association
Memphis 115, Minnesota 107
When: 3:30 PM ET, Sunday, December 1, 2019
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
#53 John Butler, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #26 Pat Fraher
Dillon Brooks scored 26 points and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a six-game losing streak with a 115-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday in Minneapolis.
Brooks picked up where he left off almost a month ago against the Timberwolves. He scored 31 points in a Nov. 6 win over Minnesota. Sunday's contest followed a similar script: Brooks scored 16 fourth-quarter points in the first matchup; he recorded 12 points in the final period Sunday.
Brooks was the game's leading scorer as Memphis head coach Taylor Jenkins experimented with the lineup.
Bruno Caboclo, who averaged just 8.7 minutes in his 10 previous appearances this season, played 29 minutes, and his 12 points had him among seven Grizzlies to score in double figures. Grayson Allen and Solomon Hill added 13 and 11 points off the bench.
Jae Crowder, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Tyus Jones -- filling in for the injured Ja Morant -- all scored 12 points. Crowder added 10 rebounds.
De'Anthony Melton, who averaged about 8.1 minutes in seven prior appearances, scored nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished eight assists in 23 minutes off the bench.
Morant, the rookie sensation leading Memphis in scoring and assists on the season, sat out with back spasms.
Sunday's loss was the fifth consecutive for Minnesota at home. The Timberwolves won a pair of road games coming into the matchup, beating Atlanta and San Antonio.
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but Minnesota otherwise lacked scoring punch. Andrew Wiggins finished with 18 points, almost eight below his season average.
Jarrett Culver scored 14, but his 1-of-4 shooting from behind the 3-point reflected an overarching issue for Minnesota. The Timberwolves went just 11-for-36 from deep, with Towns shooting just 1-for-10.
Minnesota made just 38.8 percent of its field-goal attempts.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Dillon Brooks 26
Karl-Anthony Towns 21
De'Anthony Melton 8
Andrew Wiggins 7
Bruno Caboclo 13
Karl-Anthony Towns 12
Dillon Brooks 4
||Free Throws Made
Jeff Teague 8
Bruno Caboclo 3
Keita Bates-Diop 1
Jaren Jackson Jr. 1
Gorgui Dieng 2
Team Stats Summary
Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .667 after a loss.
Memphis will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .286 after a loss.