Grizzlies top Timberwolves for 11th straight win

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 Desmond Bane #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts after making a basket during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Desmond Bane #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts after making a basket during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.  Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP 

Desmond Bane scored 21 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 points and five blocks to lift the surging Memphis Grizzlies to a 116-108 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.

John Konchar collected 15 points and 17 rebounds and Brandon Clarke added 14 and eight as the Grizzlies extended their franchise-best winning streak to 11 games. Memphis, which has won 21 of its last 25 games, also avenged a 138-95 shellacking at the hands of Minnesota on Nov. 20.

Ja Morant recorded 16 points, nine assists and eight rebounds despite nursing an apparent back injury. He left the contest after committing his third foul late in the second quarter,…

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