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Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves in 101-97 win

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
AP Basketball Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Marc Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

Gasol scored nine straight points in the final 4 minutes, and Conley's 3 from the wing broke a 95-all tie. Conley finished with 17 points and hit two free throws with 11 seconds left for Memphis, which had been sluggish over the previous five games.

Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points and Ricky Rubio had 13 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Wolves. But Kevin Garnett was ejected early in the third quarter of his second game back in a Wolves uniform after picking up his second technical foul, and Kevin Martin missed a 3-pointer from the corner that could have tied it in the closing seconds.

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