Wolves throttle short-handed Grizz for 1st win, 116-80

Zach LaVine scored 31 points and hit five 3-pointers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a lead too big to give away in a 116-80 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night, their first win of the season.

Gorgui Dieng scored 17 points for the Timberwolves (1-2), who led by 17 points in the opener against Memphis and 18 against Sacramento before losing both games.

Memphis coach David Fizdale decided to rest Mike Conley and Marc Gasol on the front end of a back-to-back that finishes at home on Wednesday night against New Orleans. Tony Allen made his season debut for the Grizzlies after missing the first three games of the season with a right knee injury.

Memphis shot just 36.5 percent and turned the ball over 22 times.

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