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AP photo by Andy Clayton-King / Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks celebrates with guard Ja Morant after the team's Game 6 victory Friday night to complete an NBA playoff series victory against the host Minnesota Timberwolves.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Memphis Grizzlies didn't act their age in a first-round series against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA playoffs.

That was especially true when they faced a double-digit deficit entering the fourth quarter. All three times, in fact.

Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks each scored 23 points, and the young Grizzlies rallied yet again for another relentless and resolute finish to finish off the Timberwolves in Game 6 on Friday night, 114-106.

"I wish we got better starts so we don't have to put ourselves in that predicament," Brooks said, "but we're always going to find a way to fight."

The next fight is coming fast. The Golden State Warriors visit Memphis on Sunday afternoon for the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Brandon Clarke added 17 points and 11 rebounds in another stellar effort off the bench for the Grizzlies, who withstood another quiet night by star Ja Morant and another double-digit deficit entering the fourth.

"We stick together, stay on the same page, and I think it really showed on the big stage this series," said Bane, who led the Grizzlies in scoring during the series.

The Grizzlies advanced in the playoffs for the first time in seven years, this time to meet Golden State, the NBA champion in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

"Physically, mentally, this series was a battle," said a visibly drained Morant, who went 4-for-14 from the field and had 17 points and 11 assists. "Obviously, the wins were pretty ugly outside of Game 2, but we got it done."

Anthony Edwards had 16 of his 30 points in the first quarter for Minnesota. Jaden McDaniels scored 24 off the bench, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 18 with 10 rebounds, but the late-game struggles were evident again.

"We showed it in our shot selection in the fourth, and it's baked in our DNA right now," Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said. "We know we have to learn from this. We're not all just going to be able to save the day."

With the Grizzlies already the first team in NBA history to win multiple games in the same playoff series by erasing a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit, the familiar feeling was palpable in the building as an 84-74 lead for the Wolves at the third-quarter break quickly vanished.

Bane and Brooks each hit tying 3-pointers midway through the fourth, and Brooks fouled out just 26 seconds after his evened the score at 97.

"I think they thought I was going to shoot 1-for-10 again. I'm a pro. I figure stuff out," said Brooks, who went 9-for-19, including 5-for-6 from behind the arc.

Bane then swished another 3 at 3:03 for a 101-99 lead, the first for the Grizzlies since they were up 39-38.

The kill shot came soon after for an opponent that, like so many others against the Grizzlies this season, was consistently a step and a jump behind on the glass. Tyus Jones missed a pair of 3-pointers from the wing on the same possession, but the Grizzlies rebounded both times — and Morant used the second one for a layup and a four-point lead.

After McDaniels, who had the game of his two-year career, hit a 3 with 1:34 left to bring the host back within one, Jones — the Minnesota native and former Timberwolves player — answered with his own shot from long range to bump the lead back to two possessions with 1:09 left.

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