5 takeaways from Timberwolves' series-opening victory over Grizzlies

MEMPHIS — Five takeaways from the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 130-117 victory over the Grizzlies Saturday at FedEx Forum in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series:

There were a couple of lists waiting for Timberwolves wing Anthony Edwards, onto either of which he could have scribbled his name.

There was this one: Kevin Garnett, 21 points and an L; Stephon Marbury, 28 and an L; Tom Gugliotta, 11 and an L; Andrew Wiggins, 18 and an L; and Karl-Anthony Towns, 8 and an L.

That’s a list of young Wolves across franchise history and how they did in their playoff debuts. Some scored well, all lost. 

Then there is this list: Luka Doncic (42 points in 2020), John Williamson (38 in 1979), George Mikan (37 in 1949) and now Edwards. 

With 36 points in the first postseason game of his young career, the No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft scored 36 points to pull into a four-way, 

Edwards hit four of his 11 3-point shots, all eight of his free throws and had six assists, two blocks and one steal.