Apr 21, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) walks back onto the court against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter during game one of the three round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

It was an amazing comeback- and it was an equally amazing collapse.

The Memphis Grizzlies outscored the Minnesota Timberwolves 37-12 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 104-95 road victory Thursday night in Game 3.

Memphis trailed by as many as 26 points, and they went on a 21-0 run into the fourth quarter. Minnesota had a 98% win probability entering the fourth quarter, and lost by nine.

The first half was very similar: the Timberwolves outscored the Grizzlies 39-21 in the first quarter, but the Grizzlies outscored the Timberwolves 23-12 in the second quarter.

The Grizzlies came back from deficits of 20-plus points twice in this game.

Ja Morant had a triple-double for Memphis, and Desmond Bane led the Grizzlies in scoring with 26.

And with the victory, Memphis takes a 2-1 series lead. If the Grizzlies win the series, Game 3 will almost certainly be viewed as the difference in the series. Even if Memphis were to now win the series 2-1, the comeback — and Minnesota collapse — will quite likely be viewed as the turning point and (significant) momentum-changer.

It’s safe to say that Game 4 in Minnesota is essentially a must-win for the Timberwolves.

The basketball world has had plenty to say about Game 3, and here’s a sampling of the Twitter reaction:

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