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Grizzlies end seven-game slide vs. Cavs with OT victory


By Marlon W. Morgan, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday December 9, 2009 1:08AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NBA.com exclusive) -- Rudy Gay had the difficult task of going up against LeBron James Tuesday night. By halftime, he couldn't have imagined playing much worse than he did.

Offensively, Gay missed eight of his 10 shots, as well as both of his free throw attempts as he scored just four points. Defensively, James lit him up for 22 points after hitting eight of his 10 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers as Cleveland built a 59-48 halftime lead.

Gay realized something had to change quickly if the Memphis Grizzlies were going to have any shot and stopping the streaking Cavaliers. Gay re-focused defensively, then got his offense going and the Grizzlies managed to knock off their second straight division-leading opponent, picking up a 109-107 overtime victory in front of 16,325 at FedExForum.

"Personally, I knew what I had to do at halftime,'' Gay said. "I knew what kind of game I was starting to have. At that point I just had to step up. For the most part, everybody just tuned in in the second half. It takes a bunch of focus [to guard James]. He's a great player. I love it. I love going into the game knowing I have that task. It just helps me step up my game.''

After a 1-8 start, the Grizzlies have now won eight of their last 12 games, and are riding their second three-game winning streak of the season, while snapping Cleveland's four-game winning streak.

The Grizzlies were in danger of getting blown out by the Cavs in the second quarter when Cleveland opened up a 16-point lead. But they managed to trim that to 11 points by halftime.

A 14-5 run to start the second half got both the Grizzlies and their second largest crowd of the season back into the game. By the end of the third quarter, Cleveland's lead was down to 78-76.

Defense was the Grizzlies' calling card in the second half as they forced the Cavs into 13 turnovers after intermission. Gay began forcing James to take tougher shots. Although James finished with 43 points, he missed 14 of his final 20 attempts.

"They got up in us defensively," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "When they did that, we had some bad turnovers that gave them easy dunks in transition. When you give up those types of dunks in transition, you're going to ignite a crowd. When the crowd gets going, it's going to give you confidence as a team, and that's what happened. You have to give Memphis credit for picking it up defensively in the second half."

The Grizzlies took their first lead since the opening quarter with a 6-0 run to start the fourth period. A jumper by Gay gave them an 88-83 lead with 8:05 to play. Memphis then went scoreless for the next three minutes, allowing Cleveland to take a 91-88 lead.

After the Grizzlies regained the lead, Cleveland went up 100-98 when James put back a miss by Shaquille O'Neal with 22 seconds left in regulation. Gay answered with a drive to the basket with 18 seconds left. With James looking for a game-winner, Gay forced him to lose control of the ball before hoisting a desperation shot at the buzzer that missed.

Memphis opened up a 106-102 lead with 1:56 remaining in overtime before James canned a 3. He then put the Cavs up 107-106 with 23.7 seconds to go. But O.J. Mayo got open for a 3 with 19.1 seconds to put Memphis back on top 109-107.

James tied the game with two free throws before Conley put the Grizzlies back on top, scoring on a layup after an open lane to the basket on a pick and roll.

"The last play was just trying to get into the paint to make a play,'' Conley said. "We were trying to go at their bigs a little bit because they don't hedge out on the pick and roll. I got a good look and just had to finish the shot and luckily it went it."

With three second left, Cleveland had one last shot, but James received the inbounds pass well beyond the 3-point line, and had to hoist a long shot that came up short.

"With three seconds left in the game, that was for the most part the best shot I could take," James said.

James' 43 points and 13 rebounds were season-highs to go along with his six assists. Mo Williams had 20 points, eight assists and six boards and O'Neal added 16 points and six rebounds.

Memphis was led by the trio of Zach Randolph, who had a season-high 32 points and 14 rebounds, Mayo's 28, and Gay's 21. The Grizzlies' starters combined to score 104 of the team's 111 points, two shy of the franchise record (106) set April 14, 2007 against Denver. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Cavs.

For the third time in 11 days, the Grizzlies knocked off a team with a winning percentage of .667 or higher. In addition to beating Dallas last Friday, they won at Portland Nov. 27.

"We're proving to ourselves, the fans and [the media] as well, that we can compete," Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said. "We won't always win, but we can compete and be in the games. There will be nights when we'll have clunkers and we'll get blown out. We're growing as a team. Hopefully, the fans were excited and saw that they should come out and watch us and that we're going to give them a good effort. We made some noise tonight around the NBA."

Cavaliers
Grizzlies
     
    • 44.4%

    • 44.0%

    • 41.7%

    • 42.9%

    • 79.2%

    • 78.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE MEM
Total Rebounds 14 10
Offensive Rebounds 16 17
Turnovers 20 16
Fast Break Pts: 12 26
Biggest Lead: 16 6
Points in the Paint: 50 50
CLE MEM
p James   43 Randolph   32
rb James   13 Randolph   14
a Williams   8 2 players   5
s Williams   5 2 players   4
b O'Neal   4 Gay   3
 
  • 11/27 - MEM @ CLE
  • 02/04 - CLE @ MEM
Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 44:47 14-29 4-11 11-12 +6 4 9 13 6 2 0 5 1 1 43
J. Hickson F 22:08 1-4 0-0 0-0 -10 3 2 5 0 3 2 3 2 0 2
S. O'Neal C 30:06 7-13 0-0 2-4 -10 2 4 6 0 5 1 2 4 2 16
A. Parker G 23:10 1-3 0-2 0-0 -11 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
M. Williams G 43:45 6-15 3-7 5-5 -1 1 5 6 8 2 5 5 0 0 20
A. Varejao   30:21 2-6 0-0 1-3 +8 3 3 6 0 6 0 1 0 1 5
Z. Ilgauskas   21:51 3-8 0-0 0-0 +6 2 4 6 1 5 0 2 0 1 6
D. Gibson   15:40 5-7 3-3 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 13
D. West   33:12 1-5 0-1 0-0 +5 0 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 2
D. Green DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jackson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   265 40-90 10-24 19-24   16 29 45 18 28 9 20 7 5 109
  44.4% 41.7% 79.2%   team rebs: 14 total to: 21
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 44:51 9-22 1-5 2-6 +6 3 2 5 2 3 4 0 3 2 21
Z. Randolph F 47:22 10-19 1-1 11-11 +4 7 7 14 2 4 4 1 1 2 32
M. Gasol C 34:45 5-12 0-0 1-3 +2 3 5 8 4 5 0 3 1 1 11
O. Mayo G 44:41 10-18 3-4 5-5 +6 1 4 5 5 3 1 7 0 2 28
M. Conley G 39:25 3-8 1-3 5-6 +1 0 3 3 5 1 1 3 0 0 12
S. Young   17:59 1-4 0-0 1-1 -4 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
H. Thabeet   14:23 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 4 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 2
J. Tinsley   07:23 0-2 0-1 0-0 -5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Haddadi   07:33 1-4 0-0 0-0 -3 3 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 2
D. Carroll   00:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Williams   06:12 0-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
S. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   265 40-91 6-14 25-32   17 27 44 21 24 12 16 5 7 111
  44.0% 42.9% 78.1%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Karl, Moon, Powe, Williams
  • Grizzlies: Arthur, Jaric

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Grizzlies: Young

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 14

arena stats

  • Arena: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #58 Zach Zarba, #80 JT Orr
  • Attendance: 16325
  • Duration: 2:47
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-10) Memphis Grizzlies (17-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs O'Neal (Randolph gains possession)
  11:39 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:38  
Hickson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:31 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:26 Mayo Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
  11:26 Team Rebound 
  11:20 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:13  
  10:59 Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hickson (1 ST) 
James Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:54
[CLE 2-0]
 
  10:48 Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (2 BLK) 
  10:45 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:45
[MEM 2-2]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
O'Neal Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:32  
Hickson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:29  
Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Randolph (1 ST)  10:25  
  10:21
[MEM 4-2]
Gay Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:50  
  09:50
[MEM 5-2]
Conley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:50
[MEM 6-2]
Conley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:14 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hickson (2 ST) 
James Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:10
[CLE 4-6]
 
  08:51 Gay Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:49 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:49
[MEM 8-4]
Randolph Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  08:33  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:31  
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:29 Conley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:27 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:24 Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:18
[MEM 10-4]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:58
[CLE 6-10]
 
  07:43 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:42  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:26
[CLE 8-10]
 
  07:26 Randolph Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:26  
  07:24 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:10 Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (3 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:08  
James Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  07:05
[CLE 10-10]
 
  06:41
[MEM 12-10]
Mayo Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:20  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gay (1 BLK)  06:17  
  06:15 Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:12 Mayo Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  06:10 Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:04 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (1 BLK) 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
Hickson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:55  
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  05:55  
  05:55
[MEM 13-10]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:55
[MEM 14-10]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:34  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:22  
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  05:18
[CLE 12-14]
 
  04:59 Mayo Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:57  
  04:52 Gay Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  04:52  
Varejao Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:36  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:35  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ilgauskas (1 AST)  04:33
[CLE 15-14]
 
  04:13
[MEM 16-15]
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
Team Rebound  03:49  
  03:49 Gasol Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by Gibson  03:49  
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  03:44
[CLE 17-16]
 
  03:44 Gay Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  03:44
[CLE 18-16]
 
  03:31 Gay Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:25  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:14
[MEM 18-18]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mayo (1 AST) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:14  
  03:14 Gay Substitution replaced by Young 
  03:14 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:13  
Gibson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:53
[CLE 20-18]
 
  02:39
[MEM 21-20]
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
  02:19 Young Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
  02:19 Young Technical 
  02:19 Gasol Substitution replaced by Thabeet 
Williams Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  02:19
[CLE 21-21]
 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:19
[CLE 22-21]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by West  02:19  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:19
[CLE 23-21]
 
  02:04
[MEM 23-23]
Mayo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  01:46
[CLE 26-23]
 
  01:21 Conley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:20  
  01:20 Conley Substitution replaced by Tinsley 
Thabeet Violation:Defensive Goaltending  01:03  
Gibson Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:03
[CLE 28-23]
 
  00:50.8 Mayo Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:48.9  
Varejao Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  00:36.3  
Varejao Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:36.3  
  00:21.7
[MEM 25-28]
Thabeet Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST) 
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  00:02.5
[CLE 31-25]
 
  00:00.0 Mayo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-10) Memphis Grizzlies (17-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
West Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:36
[MEM 27-31]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Tinsley (1 AST) 
Varejao Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:12 Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03 Young Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:02 Team Rebound 
Ilgauskas Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:02  
  11:02 Mayo Substitution replaced by Gay 
  10:58 Gay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:56  
West Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:41  
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:38  
Gibson Layup Shot: Missed  10:21  
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:18  
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:18
[CLE 33-27]
 
  10:15
[MEM 29-33]
Young Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tinsley (2 AST) 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:15  
  10:15
[MEM 30-33]
Young Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Gibson Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:55 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:55  
  09:32 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:29 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:27  
Ilgauskas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST)  09:20  
Parker Foul : Clear Path (1 PF)  09:19  
  09:19 Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:19 Team Rebound 
  09:19 Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:19 Team Rebound 
  09:07 Gay Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:06  
Ilgauskas Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:52
[CLE 35-30]
 
  08:33
[MEM 32-35]
Gay Pullup Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
West Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  08:23  
West Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:23  
  08:23 Timeout : Official 
  08:02 Young Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:58  
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:29 Gay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:27  
  07:27 Thabeet Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Parker Substitution replaced by James  07:27  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Williams  07:27  
  07:14 Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:14
[CLE 36-32]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:14
[CLE 37-32]
 
  06:52 Tinsley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:49 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:47  
  06:40 Thabeet Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal  06:40  
  06:40 Thabeet Substitution replaced by Randolph 
  06:40 Gay Substitution replaced by Mayo 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:40  
Team Rebound  06:40  
Varejao Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:40
[CLE 38-32]
 
  06:21 Tinsley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:19  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:04
[CLE 40-32]
 
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:57 Young Substitution replaced by Gay 
  05:57 Tinsley Substitution replaced by Conley 
  05:40 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:38  
O'Neal Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  05:29
[CLE 42-32]
 
  05:11
[MEM 34-42]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mayo (2 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST)  04:53
[CLE 44-34]
 
  04:53 Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  04:53 Gasol Substitution replaced by Thabeet 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  04:53
[CLE 45-34]
 
  04:40
[MEM 37-45]
Conley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mayo (3 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST)  04:21
[CLE 48-37]
 
Varejao Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:13  
  04:13
[MEM 38-48]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  04:13  
  04:13
[MEM 39-48]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:58 Mayo Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:58
[CLE 49-39]
 
James Turnover : Lane Violation (2 TO)  03:58  
  03:47 Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:O'Neal (1 ST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  03:41  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:38  
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:38
[CLE 51-39]
 
  03:35 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:26 Conley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:23  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Team Rebound 
  02:53
[MEM 42-51]
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Conley (1 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (7 AST)  02:30
[CLE 53-42]
 
  02:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:23 Gay Substitution replaced by Young 
  02:05 Mayo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
James Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  02:01
[CLE 55-42]
 
  01:37 Conley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Randolph Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:35 Randolph Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:31 Randolph Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  01:31 Randolph Tip Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:26  
James 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:24
[CLE 58-42]
 
  01:13
[MEM 44-58]
Mayo Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
West Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:13  
  01:13
[MEM 45-58]
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.9 Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:50.9 Mayo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
Hickson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thabeet (1 ST)  00:42.9  
  00:39.3
[MEM 47-58]
Mayo Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Conley (2 AST) 
  00:27.9 Thabeet Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Parker  00:27.9  
West Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:27.9  
  00:27.9 Thabeet Substitution replaced by Haddadi 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:27.9  
Team Rebound  00:27.9  
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:27.9
[CLE 59-47]
 
Hickson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:11.2  
  00:11.2
[MEM 48-59]
Conley Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:11.2 Randolph Substitution replaced by Carroll 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams  00:11.2  
  00:11.2 Conley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:10.6  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-10) Memphis Grizzlies (17-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
James Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Conley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
James Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:23  
  11:11
[MEM 51-59]
Randolph 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:42  
Hickson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:41  
Hickson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:39  
Team Rebound  10:39  
  10:39 Randolph Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  10:30 Gasol Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK)  10:17  
  10:14 Conley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:09
[MEM 54-59]
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mayo (4 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  09:43
[CLE 62-54]
 
  09:28
[MEM 56-62]
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Conley (3 AST) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:28  
  09:28
[MEM 57-62]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:15 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:03 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:01 Gay Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  08:59 Jump Ball Gay vs James (Conley gains possession) 
  08:53 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:52 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:52  
  08:52
[MEM 58-62]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:52 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:50  
O'Neal Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  08:35
[CLE 64-58]
 
  08:21
[MEM 60-64]
Mayo Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  08:13  
  07:59 Mayo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (3 ST) 
Hickson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Conley (1 ST)  07:49  
  07:44
[MEM 62-64]
Gay Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Conley (4 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:22
[CLE 66-62]
 
  06:58 Mayo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Randolph (2 ST)  06:45  
  06:30
[MEM 64-66]
Gay Turnaround Bank shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Hickson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (8 AST)  06:13
[CLE 68-64]
 
Hickson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:45 Mayo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
O'Neal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mayo (1 ST)  05:26  
  05:15 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:14 Randolph Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  05:13
[MEM 66-68]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  04:54
[CLE 71-66]
 
  04:40 Gasol Foul : Offensive (5 PF) 
  04:40 Gasol Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Hickson Substitution replaced by Varejao  04:40  
  04:40 Gasol Substitution replaced by Thabeet 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:20 Randolph Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:20 Randolph Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
James Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:51 Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
James Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:49  
  03:49
[MEM 67-71]
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  03:49  
  03:49
[MEM 68-71]
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Parker Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:33
[CLE 73-68]
 
  03:20
[MEM 70-73]
Gay Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Conley (5 AST) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Randolph Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  02:46
[MEM 72-73]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Mayo (5 AST) 
  02:21 Thabeet Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
Parker Substitution replaced by Gibson  02:21  
Williams Substitution replaced by West  02:21  
  02:21 Thabeet Substitution replaced by Haddadi 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  02:21
[CLE 74-72]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:21
[CLE 75-72]
 
  02:05 Mayo Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
  01:55 Mayo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:48  
Ilgauskas Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:48  
  01:26 Gay Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:24 Haddadi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:24 Haddadi Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Haddadi Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:21 Haddadi Tip Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:19  
Gibson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  01:00
[CLE 78-72]
 
  00:59.5 Team Timeout : Short 
Varejao Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:51.0  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  00:51.0  
  00:51.0 Gay Substitution replaced by Young 
  00:51.0
[MEM 73-78]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:51.0 Conley Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:51.0
[MEM 74-78]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Randolph (3 ST)  00:37.9  
Gibson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:34.5  
  00:34.5
[MEM 75-78]
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:34.5
[MEM 76-78]
Mayo Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
James Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:14.5  
Hickson Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  00:14.5  
Team Rebound  00:14.5  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Williams  00:14.5  
  00:14.5 Haddadi Substitution replaced by Carroll 
James Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-10) Memphis Grizzlies (17-16)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:51
[MEM 78-78]
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST)  11:36  
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:32  
  11:32
[MEM 79-78]
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by O'Neal  11:32  
  11:32
[MEM 80-78]
Mayo Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Randolph (4 ST)  11:18  
  11:11 Mayo Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:08  
Varejao Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gay (2 BLK)  10:53  
  10:50 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:39 Randolph Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  10:36 Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:36
[MEM 82-78]
Mayo Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:36  
  10:36 Mayo Substitution replaced by Haddadi 
  10:24 Randolph Foul : Defense 3 Second (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw Technical (14 PTS)  10:24
[CLE 79-82]
 
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:08
[CLE 81-82]
 
  09:50 Haddadi Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:49 Haddadi Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  09:48
[MEM 84-81]
Haddadi Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:24  
  09:07 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
West Layup Shot: Missed  09:02  
  08:59 Gay Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:54
[MEM 86-81]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Gay (2 AST) 
O'Neal Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:37
[CLE 83-86]
 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:20  
Varejao Substitution replaced by James  08:20  
  08:05
[MEM 88-83]
Gay Step Back Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) 
O'Neal Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  07:48  
O'Neal Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:38  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  07:38  
Gibson Substitution replaced by Varejao  07:38  
  07:38 Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:38 Team Rebound 
  07:38 Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:35  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  07:21
[CLE 85-88]
 
  07:05 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:04  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
Varejao Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:43  
  06:39 Haddadi Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:39  
Team Rebound  06:39  
  06:39 Williams Substitution replaced by Conley 
  06:39 Young Substitution replaced by Mayo 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  06:39
[CLE 86-88]
 
  06:25 Mayo Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:24  
James Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:14  
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:12  
Varejao Tip Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:10 Gay Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:07 Haddadi Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:07 Haddadi Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:58
[CLE 88-88]
 
  05:58 Conley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:58  
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  05:58
[CLE 89-88]
 
  05:40 Conley 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:39  
  05:37 Mayo Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  05:37 Haddadi Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  05:20
[CLE 91-88]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:02  
  05:02
[MEM 89-91]
Conley Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:02
[MEM 90-91]
Conley Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Jump Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Randolph Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  04:36 Conley Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:35 Randolph Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
Ilgauskas Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:35  
  04:35
[MEM 91-91]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  04:35
[MEM 92-91]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:24
[CLE 94-92]
 
  04:04
[MEM 94-94]
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Gay (2 ST)  03:46  
  03:34 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Ilgauskas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:31  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Gay (3 ST)  03:18  
  03:14
[MEM 96-94]
Gay Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Varejao Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  02:55
[CLE 96-96]
 
  02:55 Randolph Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Varejao Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:55  
  02:53 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:42 Gasol Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:30 Randolph Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  02:13
[MEM 98-96]
Conley Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ilgauskas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gay (3 BLK)  01:55  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:53  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Randolph Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  01:22 Mayo Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:20  
  01:08 Gay Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  01:08
[CLE 97-98]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  01:08
[CLE 98-98]
 
  00:56.4 Mayo Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Williams (4 ST) 
Jump Ball Gasol vs Williams (Conley gains possession)  00:56.4  
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO)  00:56.4  
  00:47.9 Gay Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:45.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:40.4  
Varejao Substitution replaced by O'Neal  00:40.4  
Ilgauskas Substitution replaced by Parker  00:40.4  
O'Neal Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:24.8  
James Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  00:22.9  
James Tip Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  00:22.1  
James Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:21.9  
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (34 PTS)  00:21.8
[CLE 100-98]
 
  00:21.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Varejao  00:21.8  
Parker Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  00:21.8  
  00:18.9
[MEM 100-100]
Gay Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-10) Memphis Grizzlies (17-16)
Start of 1st OvertimeBack to Top
(05:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs O'Neal (Conley gains possession)
  04:49 Williams Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:40
[MEM 102-100]
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Randolph (2 AST) 
James Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:21 Randolph Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  04:05 Gay 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:05 Team Rebound 
Varejao Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  04:05  
  03:50 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (4 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  03:48  
James Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS)  03:25
[CLE 102-102]
 
Varejao Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  03:09  
Varejao Substitution replaced by Hickson  03:09  
  03:09
[MEM 103-102]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  03:09
[MEM 104-102]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:35 Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Williams (5 ST) 
West Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gay (4 ST)  02:30  
  02:09 Gay Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  02:07 Randolph Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  01:56
[MEM 106-102]
Randolph Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (39 PTS)  01:36
[CLE 105-106]
 
O'Neal Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:17  
  01:08 Gay 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hickson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:06  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:48.6 Randolph Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  00:29.9 Randolph Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hickson (2 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:27.8  
James Layup Shot: Made (41 PTS)  00:23.7
[CLE 107-106]
 
  00:23.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:19.1
[MEM 109-107]
Mayo 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:19.1  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:19.1  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:19.1  
  00:19.1 Randolph Substitution replaced by Young 
  00:14.9 Young Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (42 PTS)  00:14.9
[CLE 108-109]
 
  00:14.9 Young Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Gibson Substitution replaced by Hickson  00:14.9  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (43 PTS)  00:14.9
[CLE 109-109]
 
  00:14.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:03.0
[MEM 111-109]
Conley Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.0  
Hickson Substitution replaced by Gibson  00:03.0  
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Ilgauskas  00:03.0  
  00:03.0 Randolph Substitution replaced by Young 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Overtime
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
61
21
4-6
35-6
26-15
MEM
4th Southwest
40
42
2-8
23-18
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 31.8
2 players 9.3
James 8.2
James 2.4
James 2.2
MEM
Randolph 20.8
Randolph 11.7
Conley 5.3
Gasol 1.6
Gay 1.5

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