Marc Gasol had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Mike Conley added 18 points and nine assists and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-87 on Sunday.

Gasol was 4 of 7 from 3-point range and Memphis hit 12 overall. The Grizzlies forced Minnesota into 20 turnovers and turned them into 19 points.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Timberwolves. They had won three straight games since trading Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague (0) guards Memphis Grizzlies' Shelvin Mack (6) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Grizzlies won 100-87. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jeff Teague (0) guards Memphis Grizzlies’ Shelvin Mack (6) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Grizzlies won 100-87. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

The Wolves entered the game with the second-fewest turnovers in the NBA at 12.5 per game, but the Grizzlies were active early and forced Minnesota into eight turnovers in the first quarter.

Gasol scored 18 points in the second half.

Karl-Anthony Towns, de los Timberwolves de Minnesota, defiende a Kyle Anderson, de los Grizzlies de Memphis durante el primer cuarto del juego del domingo 18 de noviembre de 2018 en Minneapolis. (AP Foto/Hannah Foslien)
Karl-Anthony Towns, de los Timberwolves de Minnesota, defiende a Kyle Anderson, de los Grizzlies de Memphis durante el primer cuarto del juego del domingo 18 de noviembre de 2018 en Minneapolis. (AP Foto/Hannah Foslien)

Dario Saric, who came over from the 76ers in the Butler trade, hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the fourth as Minnesota tried to rally.

TIP-INS

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns (32) rebounds against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Grizzlies: F JaMychal Green returned after missing 12 games with a broken jaw. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff wanted to use Green in short increments, and he had eight points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes. … The Grizzlies shot 33.3 percent in the first quarter and had six of their 12 turnovers. … Memphis has won two in a row on the road for the first time since March 15-16, 2017.

Timberwolves: Minnesota held Memphis to 17 points in the first quarter, a season low for a Wolves opponent. … Derrick Rose scored 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting off the bench for Minnesota. … The Wolves are 7-2 at home. … The 43 points scored by the Wolves in the first half was their second-lowest scoring half of the season.

Memphis Grizzlies' Shelvin Mack, rear, defends against Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
Memphis Grizzlies’ Shelvin Mack, rear, defends against Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jeff Teague during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

UP NEXT

Grizzlies: Return home Monday night for the second game of the back-to-back against Dallas.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) guards against Memphis Grizzlies' Kyle Anderson (1) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns (32) guards against Memphis Grizzlies’ Kyle Anderson (1) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Timberwolves: Finish their five-game homestand Wednesday night against Denver.

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Source: The Associated Press

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