NBA: Memphis 102, Minnesota 92 (2OT)

April 20, 2006 at 3:16 AM
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 20 (UPI) -- Brian Cardinal had 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists Wednesday night as Memphis beat Minnesota, in double overtime, 102-92.

Anthony Roberson scored a career-high 14 points; Dahntay Jones had 13 points, four rebounds and two assists; and Cardinal sank two huge three-pointers in the extra session for the Grizzlies (49-33).

Memphis goes into the Western Conference playoffs as the No. 5 seed after a season-ending five-game winning streak. The Grizzlies, who will face fourth-seeded Dallas in the first round, went 8-1 in April. Star players Pau Gasol and Eddie Jones sat out the contest to avoid injury.

Bracey Wright had 19 points and four rebounds; Eddie Griffin added 17 points and 15 rebounds; and Marcus Banks totaled 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals for the Timberwolves (33-49), who closed the season with a three-game losing streak and will miss the playoffs for the second straight season.

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