The Memphis Grizzlies will play the Minnesota Timberwolves for the second time this season, but this matchup will look much different.
The Timberwolves (10-11) will be without Karl-Anthony Towns after he suffered a calf strain injury. Towns has been one of the toughest players for the Grizzlies to guard the last two seasons. His performance in the 2022 postseason series against the Grizzlies led Memphis to removing Steven Adams from the starting lineup.
Memphis (12-8) defended Towns well in a 114-103 victory earlier this season at FedExForum. Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks each scored more than 20 points in the win.
There's a chance that Morant could be the only one of the three playing versus Minnesota. Bane is out due to a right big toe sprain, and Brooks is listed as questionable due to right thigh soreness.
The Grizzlies have won their last two games after losing four of five. Since Bane had been one of the team's healthiest players, the Grizzlies struggled to adjust to playing without their shooting guard.
However, Brooks, Morant, Adams and Jaren Jackson Jr. have played good enough basketball to help Memphis trend back in a positive direction.
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