Marc Gasol scored 21 points, Tyreke Evans added 16 -- including two key free throws with 12.7 seconds left -- and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped an 11-game skid with a 95-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Memphis, which hadn't won since Nov. 7, had to wait a bit longer after Evans' free throws. On the ensuing possession, Jimmy Butler's off-balance, 26-footer over Andrew Harrison bounced off the backboard and grazed the rim, snapping the Grizzlies skid.
Butler led Minnesota with 30 points, his second-straight game with at least 30. Taj Gibson finished with 14 points, while Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague added 12 points each.
The game was close throughout with 14 lead changes and 12 ties, the last tie coming at 86-all with 5:43 remaining. After a pair of free throws from Gasol, Memphis never surrendered the lead the rest of the way, although the margin didn't reach more than three points.
Memphis held Minnesota to only 17 points in the fourth in holding off the Timberwolves.
Both teams shot well in the first half, converting at least 50 percent overall. Memphis took a 56-53 lead into intermission as Gasol had 12 and Green scored 10.
Butler had 30 points for Minnesota, missing only two of his eight shots in the half.
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