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MEMPHIS, Tenn. Saucony Schuhe Outlet . -- The David Fizdale era as Memphis coach didnt get off to a glowing start.The end of his opening night was much more enjoyable.The Grizzlies climbed out of a 16-1 hole, put together 16 straight points early in the second half and beat Minnesota 102-98 on Wednesday night, spoiling Tom Thibodeaus debut as Timberwolves coach.Memphis, which still trailed with 1:45 remaining, closed the game on an 11-5 run to seal the win for Fizdale, the former Miami Heat assistant who was hired to replace Dave Joerger in the offseason.You noticed I kept my poise, Fizdale said of the anemic start that caused him to call a pair of early timeouts. I was squirming on the inside, but I just knew our team just had some big-time jitters.Mike Conley scored 24 points and Marc Gasol added 18 to lead the Grizzlies in the season opener for both teams. Zach Randolph, in his new role as a reserve, had 19 points and 11 rebounds.Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 25 points, while Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 21. Zach LaVine added 19 points.Thibodeau found some good things for his team, particularly the fast start, but noted his young players need to finish.When we go back and we look into it, were going to see that the defense wasnt good enough, Thibodeau said. The rebounding wasnt good enough. The turnovers werent bad, but, you know, some of the mental mistakes got us down the stretch.TIP-INS:Timberwolves: Minnesota connected on eight of its first 10 shots. ... Rookie Kris Dunn, the fifth overall pick, made his NBA debut near the 4-minute mark of the first quarter. He finished with eight points after hitting all three of his shots in the first half. I think Im starting to get comfortable, he said, so I wasnt really nervous. But, you know, playing in a crowd like that, it was great.Grizzlies: G Vince Carter is the oldest player currently in the NBA at 39 years and 274 days. He entered the game in the first quarter, moving him into 26th place on the career games played list with 1,275. He passed Terry Porter. ... Memphis is 2-14 in home openers. The only win before Wednesday was in 2014 over Minnesota.SUCCESSFUL OPENINGFizdale became the first Memphis coach to win his debut since Tony Barone Jr. won his first game in the middle of the 2006-07 season, serving as interim coach after Mike Fratello was fired.FAST STARTAfter the 16-1 start, Minnesota would eventually lead 20-3, its largest lead of the night. We were playing the exact game plan we wanted coming in, Towns said. .We were playing defense at a high level. We were playing quick, the way we wanted to play.FIRST-AID LISTMemphis played without F Brandan Wright (left ankle) and Chandler Parsons (right knee rehab), who were inactive. G Tony Allen (right knee) dressed, but was ruled out before the game.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Continue on the road to open their season, facing the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.Grizzlies: Will follow their home opener with their first road game of the season, facing the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Saucony Schweiz Sale . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. Saucony Schweiz Kaufen . Takahashi, who had a 10-point lead after the short program, received 268.31 points after the free skate to finish 15 points ahead of second-place Nobunari Oda. . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Carl Edwards is looking for Sprint Cup gold, and there are few more successful spots for him this season than Bristol Motor Speedway.Edwards won from the pole at the track in April and on Friday led Joe Gibbs Racings Olympic-style, 1-2-3 sweep of the top three spots in qualifying for the Saturday night race.Hopefully, well be sitting here tomorrow night at the end of this deal talking about how we did it in the race, Edwards said. Thatd be pretty neat.Edwards had a fast lap of 131.407 mph on the concrete surface of the half-mile track in the final segment of the three-round knockout qualifying. He bested teammates Denny Hamlin in second and Kyle Busch in third.Hamlin set the Bristol qualifying record of 131.668 mph in the first round of NASCARs three rounds of knockout qualifications.Ryan Blaney was fourth, his Ford disrupting a quartet of JGR racers as he finished a tick in front of Matt Kenseth.Chase Elliott was sixth, followed by Martin Truex Jr., AJ Allmendinger, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.Jeff Gordon was 11th, his best showing in the four races he has subbed for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is recovering from a concussion.Chris Buescher, the winner at Pocono last month, rounded out the top 12.It looks difficult for anyone to crack what appears to be JGRs dominance. While most of the garage is scrambling for position to make the championship Chase, Gibbs four drivers already are locked into the 16-driver field with a combined 10 victories in the seasons first 22 races.All of our cars were all very fast, Hamlin said. When youve got drivers that have equal equipment, all good drivers, it will be close.Edwards claimed his 21st career Sprint Cup pole and fourth at Bristol. Hamlin will start in the top 10 for the 21st time this season, and Busch will make his 16th top-10 start of the year.Other notes from Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday:GRIP SOUGHT IN TURNS: NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway officials were to reapply resin in the turns of the track late Friday night in preparation for Saturday nights race.The resin also was reapplied Thursday night and appeared to be successful in adding grip to the lower groove.While the track had used a tire machine to add rubber to the resin prior to the race weekend, the tire machine will not be used again before the Sprint Cup race. Saucony Schuhe Günstig. BIFFLES APPROACH: Greg Biffle might want to take a different tact at Bristol.The Roush Fenway Racing driver spun out and slid -- without hitting the wall -- during Sprint Cup practice early Friday. During qualifying, Biffle did a way-too-similar spin slide.He said he thought the car was strong and he was heading to a fast lap when he felt the car get loose and slip away.Biffle is in need of a strong performance in Saturday nights race. After not finishing in the top 10 in the first 16 races, he had an eighth, sixth and fifth the next three weeks at Daytona, Kentucky and New Hampshire. The spurt didnt last and Biffle has ended up 39th, 25th and 39th the past three races.Biffle is starting 34th at Bristol.LOGANO THREE-PEAT? Logano has won the past two summer night races at Bristol and says he believes he can make it three in a row this weekend.Logano, locked into the championship Chase since winning at Michigan, has a string of consistently high finishes with eight top-10s over the past 10 races -- six of those being top-5 or better. He will start 10th on Saturday.The last driver to win two straight August events was Kyle Busch in 2009 and 2010. The last to win three straight summer events here was Darrell Waltrip in 1981, 1982 and 1983.DALE JR.S REGIMEN: Earnhardt is missing his fifth race this week since doctors believe he had a concussion from a hard crash at Michigan two months ago. He has kept his fans and friends updated on his progress with a series of videos explaining what he must do to improve his balance and his focus on objects in the distance while moving his head.Theres one of him playing basketball. In another, he details visual performance enhancement exercises he must perform for 25 minutes. It crosses your eyes and makes them do all kinds of funny things, Earnhardt said. It trains your eyes to work together, and I need that.Information from The Associated Press and ESPNs Bob Pockrass was used in this report. ' ' '