A Hug. A Win. A Trade?

Gasol Trade Looms. Grizzlies Beat the Timberwolves 108-106

February 05, 2019 - 10:11 pm

The shorthanded Grizzlies with multiple injuries, and just 9 active players prepared to participate in Tuesday night's game without Marc Gasol, came out with energy and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night at FedExForum 108-106.

Gasol's emotional entrance during the 1st quarter, simply sitting at the bench to join his teammates in the arena despite being inactive tonight given his trade status, drew a standing ovation by the fans.

By the end of the 3rd quarter, Gasol's car was gone from the FedExForum parking lot. But inside, the Grizzlies battled. 

Memphis was led by Mike Conley, also rumored to be on the trade block, with 25 points and 9 rebounds in 33 minutes. Justin Holiday showed out, eventually winning the game for Memphis with the final two free throws with .1 second left on the clock, after being fouled on the game's final possession for Memphis. Holiday had 17 points and 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. Jaren Jackson had a solid performance with 17 points and 9 rebounds. But it was Ivan Rabb's double-double 19 points and 11 rebounds that really impressed and delighted many at FedExForum. Rabb's promise could prove important for Memphis in the coming year.

LIVE COVERAGE: Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol trade news on Wednesday live on 92.9 FM ESPN throughout the day.

NEXT GAME: Memphis Grizzlies (22-33) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (34-19), Thursday, Feb. 7th, at 7 p.m. (Pregame at 6:30 p.m.) on 92.9 FM ESPN, Memphis' Grizzlies Station.

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