Timberwolves stun Grizzlies, grab Game 1 with 130-117 win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 36 points in his postseason debut, and the seventh-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies 130-117 to grab home-court advantage in the opener of their first-round Western Conference series.

Karl-Anthony Towns added 29 and 13 rebounds.

The Timberwolves, fresh off beating the Clippers in the play-in game, won their first playoff opener since 2004.

Memphis earned its highest seed ever.

The Grizzlies had a packed FedExForum for only their third Game 1 in Memphis. But they struggled after a week off and led only twice by two.

Ja Morant led Memphis with 32 points and eight assists.