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MINNEAPOLIS -- With bags under their eyes as big as the ones they had to pack for a rugged five-game road trip, the weary Memphi

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MINNEAPOLIS -- With bags under their eyes as big as the ones they had to pack for a rugged five-game road trip, the weary Memphis Grizzlies trudged into Target Center knowing they had one more fight before they could get back to the comforts of home. Keith Smith Jersey . The Minnesota Timberwolves gave them all of that and more and sent the Grizzlies packing with a costly defeat. Kevin Love had 24 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double in Minnesotas 102-88 victory over Memphis on Wednesday night. "A lot of time zones. A lot of travelling. A lot of battles," said Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, who had just seven points on 3-for-15 shooting. Ricky Rubio had 14 points, seven assists and three steals and Kevin Martin scored 21 points for the Timberwolves, who are trying to play spoiler down the stretch of what has been a disappointing season. "We wanted to find some sense of motivation and thats what we found tonight," Love said. "We just wanted to knock off a team that is fighting right now." Marc Gasol had 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Grizzlies. But Zach Randolph had just four points on 1-for-8 shooting and Memphis dropped a game that coach Dave Joerger called a must-win before tipoff. The Grizzlies (44-31) entered in seventh place in the jam-packed Western Conference, but with Phoenix (44-30) and Dallas (44-31) all in the mix for the last two spots. ""We were just kind of running in mud the whole night," Joerger said. "Youre going to have games like that, where youre very heavy-legged. Weve been playing with a playoff focus. Each game has meant so much since like Christmas. Youre starting to see the effects of it now." Ronny Turiaf had 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in his first game since Feb. 19 and the Timberwolves shot 53 per cent despite missing Nikola Pekovic with a sore right ankle. The Grizzlies were a tired bunch when they arrived in Minnesota after splitting the first four games of the road trip. With three teams essentially fighting for two spots, they just dont have time to be tired right now. The Wolves led by seven at halftime, and Rubio attacked Memphis right out of the second-half gates. He had six points, a steal and an assist in the first 4 minutes and kept the pressure coming. He drew three fouls on Conley to force him to the bench midway through the period, hit a 3-pointer and fired a 50-foot outlet pass to Kevin Martin for a layup during a flurry that helped build an 18-point lead. Rubio left the game briefly with a sprained left ankle after a spill under the basket, but the damage was already done. A 12-2 run in the fourth pushed Minnesotas lead to 100-80 with 3 minutes to go. "Everybody else has something on the line," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. "So we want to go out and play as well as we can and spoil it for them and see if we cant be a factor in it." Randolph, Conley and Tayshaun Prince combined to shoot 7 for 32 and the Grizzlies gave in to a team that appeared to have given up on this season after falling out of contention in the hyper competitive West. Randolph finished with single digits in scoring for just the fourth time this season and first since Jan. 15. The Grizzlies now return home to face the Nuggets before going to San Antonio and hosting Miami in a tough three-game stretch. The Suns get the Clippers, Trail Blazers and Thunder this week while the Mavericks start a four-game road trip. "Youve got to put this one behind us," Randolph said. "Weve just got to forget about it. We know this aint us. We know we can play better." NOTES: Wolves C Gorgui Dieng had eight points and nine rebounds and received a big ovation before the game when it was announced that he was named Western Conference rookie of the month. ... 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They trail sixth place Nashville and fifth place Dallas by two points.ATLANTA -- Kyle Korver hopes to be able to sleep better now that his chase for the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer is over. Korver made a 3 for a 90th straight game, Al Horford scored 22 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-89 Friday night. Korvers 3 with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter broke a tie with Dana Barros (1994-96). "It feels good, Im glad its done" Korver said after scoring 10 points and making 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. "My naps the last couple (game days) havent been very solid. Im the product of good team basketball, of setting screens and (getting) good passes and floor spacing and all of that. "Theres a lot of thanks to go around ... players who arent here, coaches who arent here this year and this group in here. I just said, Thank you." Korver has made 47 per cent of his 3-point shots (235 of 502) during the streak. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he didnt think the team went out of its way to get the 11-year veteran from Creighton the ball in position to break the record, but admitted that his players might say otherwise. Korver missed his first try just 1:03 into the game as fans rose from their seats as he rose to shoot. Everybody in Philips Arena stood up again just an instant before the record-setter swished to give Atlanta an 18-10 lead. "DeMarre (Carroll) passed up a wide-open shot to try to get him the ball, and I gave up a transition try," said Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague, who scored 13 points. "I wish I made the pass." That honour went to forward Paul Millsap, who scored 16 points and tied his season high with 14 rebounds to help offset a season-high 30 points off the bench by Clevelands Dion Waiters. Millsap, who was also a teammate of Korvers with the Jazz, was more proud of his assist to Korver than anything else. "Im in the history book now," he said with a smile. "Im in awe to see something like that. Teams focus on keeping him off the 3-point line, and for him to do that for so long is an amazingg accomplishment. Emmitt Smith Jersey. quot; Atlanta (11-10) won with balance as seven Hawks scored in double figures and the home team had little trouble with the Cavs (6-13), who fell to 1-10 on the road. Jarrett Jack added 13 points off the bench for Cleveland, but all Cavs other than him, Waiters and Bynum (20 points, season-high 13 rebounds) combined to shoot 12 for 50. Cleveland starters Kyrie Irving and Alonzo Gee went scoreless. Irving, who entered the game averaging 20.8 points per game, shot 0 for 9. Atlanta raced to a 37-20 lead in the first quarter while Korver made two of Atlantas five 3s in the period. Millsap connected from 50 feet as the buzzer sounded. Atlanta did not make a 3 in the second quarter, yet built a 63-43 halftime lead as Millsap had 14 points and seven rebounds in the first two periods. Cleveland went on a 12-0 run in the third quarter, pulling to 77-60 on Bynums putback. Waiters and rookie guard Matthew Dellavedova hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to pull the Cavs to 84-72 early in the fourth before Atlanta steadily pulled away. Waiters shot 13 for 20 shots, but lamented the Cavs slow start and lethargic showing. "Weve got to come out with a sense of urgency," he said. "Its frustrating to have to keep talking about the same thing over and over. "Supermans not coming in the locker room to help us. Its just us. Were all weve got so at the end of the day weve got to come out and play, play the right way, too." Cleveland entered the night having won back-to-back games for the first time this season, but was never really in this game. The Cavs trailed 77-48 in the third quarter. "Weve got to come out, weve got to compete for 48 minutes," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "Weve got to find a grittiness ... Im not worried about Kyries shot. Hes going to make enough shots." NOTES: Hawks reserve post man Gustavo Ayon suffered a left ankle sprain and a left leg contusion in the final minute of the game. His status for Tuesdays game against the Thunder was not announced. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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