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This early in the NBA season, its hard for teams to get familiar with each other. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies are the exception.The two teams play in Memphis for the second time this season on Saturday night. It will be third regular-season meeting after Minnesota and Memphis also met in the preseason. The two teams have split the first two regular-season games, each winning on its home court.The Grizzlies (7-5) will be happy to head home after finishing a four-game road trip in Dallas on Friday night. Memphis finished the road trip with three straight wins after beating the Mavericks 80-64.I was happy to see our defense, Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said. I always tell the guys our defense will travel. Your offense dont always get on the plane with you. But our defense was really stingy tonight.Parsons return to Dallas was one of Fridays storylines. The familiarity between teams played a part in the first half, in which neither team scored more than 19 points in the first two quarters.We stopped being friendly, Fizdale said. If you watched the first quarter, everybody was having conversations with the other team like they were all pals. And we dont have the luxury to be buddies.I think we took it light, like thinking they didnt have their players, but this (Mavericks) is an NBA team with NBA players. We didnt show them respect by playing like that. So I got after them pretty good and they came out in the second half and got after it.Familiarity with Minnesota could breed contempt.The Timberwolves (4-7) opened the season at Memphis and led by as many as 17 early before losing 102-98 as the Grizzlies charged back. Minnesota won the second game handily 116-80 at home as Memphis rested point guard Mike Conley and center Marc Gasol.Fizdale didnt play any of his starters more than 32 minutes on Friday with the back-to-back scheduled against the Timberwolves.Memphis also got guard Tony Allen back after he missed four games with a strained right groin. Allen scored 11 points off the bench in Fridays win.Well have to wait and see how I feel tomorrow, Allen said. I thought I did a good job of icing and stretching. Ill get some rest tonight and see how I feel tomorrow.Minnesota has won three of its past five games, including Thursdays 110-86 dismantling of Philadelphia in which three players posted double-doubles. Andrew Wiggins scored 35 points and tied a career high with 10 rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Gorgui Dieng added 12 points and 10 rebounds.I think we character this game as a point in the road that we have to look back and we have to understand and grow from this, Towns said. We held them to, I think, 33 points in the first half. Thats very good for us to do. Weve got to do a better job from here on out, especially in the third quarter.The Timberwolves started Friday as the sixth-highest scoring team in the league. They were also the highest-scoring team in the first quarter. But theyve been the worst in the third quarter, blowing several leads along the way.Wiggins has been the biggest factor in Minnesotas offensive surge. He has scored more than 30 points in three of his past six games. During that stretch, Wiggins has scored 33 points, grabbed 5.3 rebounds and passed out 3.5 assists per game. 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BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron smiled patiently while fielding questions about his long-term future at LSU, and politely tried to steer the conversation toward Thursdays regular season finale at Texas A&M.We said in the beginning, let the chips fall where they may, Orgeron said Monday. Its getting close. We understand that. But we need to finish this job first.Orgeron added that he and LSU athletic director Joe Alleva havent discussed anything yet, but probably will after the game.Support for Orgeron, a Louisiana native raised in a heavily Cajun community southwest of New Orleans, grew considerably after LSU won the first three games of his tenure by lopsided margins. A 10-0 loss to Alabama hurt, but the Tigers were not widely expected to win that game and bounced back with a rout of Arkansas on the road.Yet Saturdays 16-10 loss to Florida was different. Odds makers had listed LSU as a two-touchdown favorite and the Tigers entered the game as a potential front-runner for the Southeastern Conferences Sugar Bowl bid. The Gators had a handful of starters injured, but took a tenuous lead in the second half and held on with a goal-line stand in the final seconds.Since then, several LSU players have taken it upon themselves to go into damage-control mode on behalf of the man they affectionately call Coach O, blaming the loss on their own mistakes and touting Orgerons credentials.Coach O will tell you it was all his fault on Saturday, but really it wasnt. It wasnt any one persons fault, said fullback J.D. Moore, who was stopped on a third-and-goal play from the 1 in the final minute, one play before Florida clinched the victory -- and the SEC East crown- by stopping running back Derrius Guice from the same distance.We are just as responsible as he is, Moore said. A lot of the plays we had called were the right plays and we just didnt execute it well. So for that to just be chalked up for him as a loss isnt fair.Moore and linebacker Donnie Alexander said they understood that the decision is out of their hands, so theyre trying to heed Orgerons call to focus on playing the Aggies. But Alexander added, Were all for coach O.If we had the choice, we would want to keep him here, continued Alexander, a junnior middle linebacker who is slated to start in place of injured senior Kendell Beckwith.dddddddddddd We only took two losses under Coach O and it wasnt like big losses to where we got blown out. It was like, missed keys or missed plays and stuff like that. Its not like hes doing anything wrong.LSU (6-4, 4-3 SEC) was 2-2 when Orgeron took over for Les Miles, who was fired following a loss at Auburn in late September.Alleva, who usually attends the head football coachs Monday luncheons, was not present this time. On Saturday, he said on an LSU Radio Network interview that there are a lot of great people interested in the LSU coaching job.Orgeron has been through this before, having taken over when Lane Kiffen was fired at Southern California in 2013 and coaching the Trojans to a 6-2 record, including a bowl victory, only to see USC hire someone else to replace him.The LSU coaching job is seen as one of the most desirable in college football, given the universitys ability to pay top dollar, its top-flight facilities, rabid fan base and the fact that it has no true in-state rival in the recruiting hotbed that is Louisiana.In recent months, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and Houston coach Tom Herman have been bombarded with questions about their interest in LSU. Other coaches who fit the mold of fielding modern, high-scoring offenses include West Virginias Dana Holgorsen and North Carolinas Larry Fedora.Fisher has a history at LSU, having served as Tigers offensive coordinator. But on Monday, Florida State President John Thrasher predicted that Fisher is going to stay at Florida State, adding, I know my coach.If theres something he wants, well look for it, but he hasnt given me any indication hes unhappy with anything, Thrasher added.Fisher meanwhile, said he was extremely happy at Florida State, when he was asked about how rumors of LSUs interest in him have affected his recruiting efforts.---More AP college football: and .---Gary Fineout and Joe Reedy of The Associated Press contributed to this report from Tallahassee, Florida. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping China NFL Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys From China ' ' '

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