For the first time since 2015, the Grizzlies beat the Timberwolves in 6.
A first-round series marked by dramatic Grizzlies comebacks, poster dunks, foul trouble, and plenty of trash talk came to a close Friday night when Memphis defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-106.
The Grizzlies will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the conference semifinals on Sunday in Memphis (ABC, 3:30p ET).
"It was a battle," Memphis' Ja Morant said. "We expected a dogfight in every game. We knew we couldn't win this series in one game with this team.
We knew every game would be a dogfight and we had to be ready to go from the start. Except for Game 2, the wins were ugly, but we won."
Memphis overcame a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter for the third time this season.
The Grizzlies ate away at the deficit and took the lead in the closing minutes, enveloping the Timberwolves faithful at Target Center, who had just witnessed one of the greatest collapses in NBA history in Game 4.
The Grizzlies had a habit of falling behind in the first three quarters, only to come back with timely shots, defensive stops, and offensive glass dominance.