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Timberwolves stun Grizzlies, Jazz beat Mavs in NBA playoff openers


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Sun, 2022-04-17 03:54

MEMPHIS/DALLAS: Anthony Edwards was glad to get a victory in the first playoff game of his career.
Now, he and the rest of the Minnesota Timberwolves, want much more.
Edwards scored 36 points in his postseason debut, and the seventh-seeded Timberwolves stunned the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies 130-117 on Saturday to grab home-court advantage in the opener of their first-round Western Conference series.
“Putting on another show,” said Edwards, the top overall pick in the 2020 draft. “That’s it. Putting on another show and impact winning.”

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards shoots against Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane during Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on April 16, 2022, in Memphis. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz drives against Mavericks' Spencer Dinwiddie at American Airlines Center on April 16, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP)
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