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Missing 4 starters, Grizzlies stun sloppy Cavaliers 106-103


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Mar 07 2016 11:03PM

CLEVELAND (AP) When word reached the Cavaliers' locker room shortly before tip-off that the Memphis Grizzlies were down four starters, LeBron James got an uneasy feeling.

His fears were warranted.

Tony Allen scored a season-high 26 points and the Grizzlies, playing with just one of their starters, stunned the Cavaliers 106-103 on Monday night.

"We're all in this league for a reason," James said. "We didn't respect them tonight and they beat us."

Vince Carter made four free throws in the final 13.4 seconds to steal the upset by a Memphis team missing Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, Chris Andersen, Matt Barnes and had more coaches than players sitting on the bench.

A day after the Los Angeles Lakers shocked the Golden State Warriors, the Grizzlies dazed the Cavs.

"The guys played their hearts out," Memphis coach David Joerger said. "We had guys cramping, but they left it all out there. It's a happy locker room. The phones are blowing up from everybody in Memphis. All of our guys that (are) back home like Marc (Gasol) and Birdman (Andersen) are jumping and down in their living room right now."

Lance Stephenson added 17 points and JaMychal Green 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who forced the Cavs into a season-high 25 turnovers and never backed down against the Eastern Conference's top team.

Allen returned after missing eight games with a knee injury for Memphis, which only dressed eight players.

"I don't care who you are playing, if it's my son's little league team you're going to lose when you give up that many points off turnovers," James said. "We were very careless with our mindset - and with the ball."

James scored 28 points and Kyrie Irving had 27 - 14 in the fourth. James also moved past Hall of Famer John Havlicek into 13th place on the NBA's career scoring list.

Perhaps overconfident following weekend wins over Washington and Boston, and against a wounded Memphis team without, the Cavs were outplayed at both ends. Cleveland trailed the Grizzlies the entire game before taking its first lead on Irving's steal and layup with 2:42 remaining.

Memphis figured to buckle, but the Grizzlies wouldn't give in and took a 101-100 lead on Mario Chalmers' layup with 25 seconds left.

Allen then tied up James on a drive, forcing and winning a jump ball with 17 seconds to go. Chalmers made a free throw and Carter made two free throws before James hit a 3-pointer to bring the Cavs within 104-103.

Carter, who finished with 15 points, made two more from the line and the Grizzlies escaped with an unexpected win when Irving's 3-pointer at the horn hit the back of the rim.

"I just thought they were tougher than us tonight," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "Thought they played hard and out-scrapped us. You got to respect everybody in this league. Everyone gets a paycheck."

Only an hour before tip-off, Joerger still wasn't sure who would start.

The Grizzlies initially said only Conley (foot) and Andersen (shoulder) would be out, but then Joerger broke the news that Randolph (knee) and Barnes (hamstring) were also sidelined, making things even tougher on a Memphis team already without Gasol, done for the season with a broken right foot.

The short-handed Grizzlies faced a daunting task, but they weren't intimidated and nearly led from start to finish.

"This is big time for us," Carter said. "We had a lot of guys out. When you see shots go down you gain confidence. We did a great job of executing and not getting rattled."

LEARNING CURVE

James chalked up the unexpected loss to a team still figuring things out.

"We're a team that's still learning, man," he said. "We got some young guys and a group that's been together for a little over a year. It's another learning experience for us."

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: Conley underwent an MRI and the team is hoping to have a better sense of how long he will be sidelined later this week. ... Memphis has lost more playing time due to injury or illness this season than any other current playoff team. ... The four missing starters average a combined 42.9 points.

Cavaliers: James said the chance to play one final game against Olympic teammate Kobe Bryant would not take precedence over any decision for him to sit out and rest. The Cavs visit the Lakers at Staples Center on Thursday night. Bryant is retiring at the conclusion of his 20th season in the NBA. James said he and Lue have discussed possible games he'll sit but "it's still day-to-day."

UP NEXT

Grizzlies: At Boston on Wednesday.

Cavaliers: At Sacramento on Wednesday.


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MEM
CLE
     
    • 47.7%

    • 45.0%

    • 30.0%

    • 24.1%

    • 81.8%

    • 82.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MEM CLE
Total Rebounds 35 49
Offensive Rebounds 9 13
Turnovers 16 25
Fast Break Pts: 24 18
Biggest Lead: 14 1
Points in the Paint: 54 52
MEM CLE
p Allen   26 James   28
rb Green   10 Love   11
a Chalmers   7 2 players   5
s Allen   5 Irving   4
b 2 players   2 Thompson   3
 
  • 10/28 - CLE 106 @ MEM 76
  • 03/07 - MEM 106 @ CLE 103
Memphis Grizzlies (38-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Hairston F 35:23 2-9 1-6 4-5 +8 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 1 1 9
J. Green F 36:32 6-13 0-2 4-4 +16 4 6 10 6 1 4 1 2 3 16
R. Hollins C 21:55 2-2 0-0 0-0 -11 0 2 2 0 5 0 1 1 0 4
T. Allen G 33:43 11-17 1-1 3-3 +9 1 1 2 4 4 5 2 1 2 26
M. Chalmers G 40:36 7-17 1-6 2-3 +7 0 4 4 7 4 4 3 0 1 17
J. Martin   18:30 1-4 0-0 0-0 -8 2 1 3 2 4 0 2 0 0 2
L. Stephenson   27:33 8-15 1-1 0-1 -13 0 7 7 3 2 1 3 1 0 17
V. Carter   25:47 4-9 2-4 5-6 +12 1 3 4 1 3 2 3 2 0 15
C. Andersen NWT - Left Shoulder Subluxation
M. Barnes DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Conley NWT - Sore Left Foot
Z. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-86 6-20 18-22   9 26 35 23 26 16 16 8 7 106
  47.7% 30.0% 81.8%   team rebs: 3 total to: 17
Cleveland Cavaliers (44-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 37:38 11-19 2-4 4-5 -10 2 7 9 5 2 1 4 0 4 28
K. Love F 32:59 2-9 0-3 10-10 -5 4 7 11 3 0 0 4 1 2 14
T. Mozgov C 10:44 1-3 0-0 0-0 -13 4 2 6 1 2 1 2 0 0 2
J. Smith G 34:34 2-11 1-8 1-2 -7 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 1 0 6
K. Irving G 37:24 9-16 3-7 6-7 +1 0 2 2 5 4 4 7 1 1 27
M. Dellavedova   26:10 1-6 0-3 0-0 -6 0 2 2 3 4 0 4 0 0 2
T. Thompson   26:55 5-6 0-0 1-3 +11 0 6 6 0 3 0 2 3 1 11
I. Shumpert   21:34 3-5 1-2 2-2 +3 0 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 9
C. Frye   04:56 1-2 0-1 0-0 +4 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 2
R. Jefferson   07:07 1-3 0-1 0-0 +2 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 2
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McRae DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-80 7-29 24-29   13 36 49 23 22 9 25 7 8 103
  45.0% 24.1% 82.8%   team rebs: 11 total to: 25

inactive

  • Grizzlies: Adams, Gasol, Wright
  • Cavaliers: Williams

technical fouls

  • Grizzlies: Hairston, Stephenson
  • Cavaliers: Love

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #34 Kevin Cutler, #47 Bennie Adams
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:26
Memphis Grizzlies (38-25) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Hollins (Chalmers gains possession)
Ja Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST)  11:42
[MEM 2-0]
 
  11:23 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST) 
Allen Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ja Green (1 AST)  11:18
[MEM 4-0]
 
  11:00 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hairston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:59  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:29 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:29 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:19
[CLE 2-4]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:47 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ja Green (2 AST)  09:38
[MEM 7-2]
 
  09:18 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Chalmers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST)  09:12  
  09:06 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK) 
  09:04 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Ja Green Violation:Defensive Goaltending (R Garretson)  09:04  
  09:04
[CLE 4-7]
James Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  08:52
[MEM 9-4]
 
  08:39 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:29
[MEM 11-4]
 
Hollins Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (R Garretson)  08:18  
  08:18
[CLE 5-11]
Irving Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
Ja Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  08:11  
  08:11
[CLE 6-11]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:11
[CLE 7-11]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hairston Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  07:59  
Chalmers Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (K Cutler)  07:59  
  07:50 James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:48 Mozgov Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:47 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:47
[CLE 9-11]
Mozgov Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:29 Team Rebound 
  07:09
[CLE 11-11]
Love Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:50 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hairston Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson)  06:40  
  06:26 Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (2 ST) 
Chalmers Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:19
[MEM 13-11]
 
  06:02 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ja Green (1 ST) 
  05:58 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ja Green Substitution replaced by Martin  05:58  
Hairston Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:58
[MEM 14-11]
 
Hairston Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:58  
  05:57 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:35 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:35  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:25
[MEM 16-11]
 
  05:07 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:07  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:46 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:40
[CLE 13-16]
Love Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Hollins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  04:16
[MEM 18-13]
 
  04:04
[CLE 15-18]
James Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
  03:48 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:48
[MEM 19-15]
 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Stephenson  03:48  
  03:48 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  03:48 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:48
[MEM 20-15]
 
  03:35
[CLE 18-20]
James 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:16  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:12  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:12
[MEM 22-18]
 
  03:05 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:00 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:59  
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:42 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Hairston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Ja Green  02:40  
Allen Substitution replaced by Carter  02:40  
  02:40 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:40 Team Rebound 
  02:40
[CLE 19-22]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Stephenson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:22
[MEM 24-19]
 
  02:03 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ja Green (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  02:03  
  02:03 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Carter Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ja Green (3 AST)  01:52
[MEM 26-19]
 
  01:26
[CLE 21-26]
Shumpert Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  01:13
[MEM 29-21]
 
  00:59.8
[CLE 23-29]
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.9 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:33.9 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:31.8  
  00:30.9 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Ja Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:30.9
[MEM 30-23]
 
  00:30.9 Love Substitution replaced by Frye 
Ja Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:30.9
[MEM 31-23]
 
  00:14.8
[CLE 25-31]
Thompson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Stephenson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:01.3
[MEM 33-25]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (38-25) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Carter (1 BLK) 
Ja Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:46  
Carter Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:35  
  11:20 Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Ja Green 3pt Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:05 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:50 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Ja Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:50  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  10:41  
  10:38
[CLE 27-33]
Shumpert Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Carter Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:17  
Ja Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:17  
Ja Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  10:16  
  10:14 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:06
[CLE 30-33]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:58  
Martin Substitution replaced by Hollins  09:58  
Stephenson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:43
[CLE 32-33]
Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Hollins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (R Garretson)  09:43  
  09:43 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ja Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:42  
Chalmers Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ja Green (4 AST)  09:32
[MEM 35-32]
 
  09:32 Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:32
[MEM 36-32]
 
Chalmers Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Garretson)  09:13  
  08:59 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:53 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:53  
Ja Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  08:47  
  08:46 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:37
[CLE 34-36]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Hollins Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (R Garretson)  08:24  
Hollins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:24  
  08:10 Frye Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Adams) 
  08:10 Frye Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Stephenson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST)  07:56
[MEM 38-34]
 
  07:45 Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:43  
Stephenson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:37 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:35 Thompson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (K Cutler) 
  07:35 Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  07:35 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith 
Carter Substitution replaced by Allen  07:35  
  07:35 Frye Substitution replaced by Love 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK)  07:15  
  07:13 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:04 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:01 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
  07:00 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Hollins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  07:00  
  07:00
[CLE 35-38]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Martin  07:00  
  07:00
[CLE 36-38]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  06:47  
  06:46 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:40
[CLE 38-38]
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ja Green 3pt Shot: Missed  06:22  
Team Rebound  06:21  
Chalmers Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST)  06:16
[MEM 40-38]
 
  06:16 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (K Cutler) 
  06:16 Thompson Substitution replaced by James 
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:16  
  06:15 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:58 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Ja Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:57  
Stephenson Driving Dunk Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:45 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:45  
Stephenson Technical (R Garretson)  05:45  
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Hairston  05:45  
  05:45 Irving Free Throw Technical Missed 
  05:45 Team Rebound 
  05:45 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ja Green (2 ST) 
Ja Green Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  05:42  
Hairston Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:41  
Hairston Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:39
[MEM 42-38]
 
Allen Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Cutler)  05:24  
Allen Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  05:18  
  05:18
[CLE 39-42]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:18
[CLE 40-42]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Chalmers Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:01
[MEM 44-40]
 
  04:47 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ja Green (3 ST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:45
[MEM 46-40]
 
  04:45 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  04:45
[MEM 47-40]
 
  04:34 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Chalmers (2 ST) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
Ja Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:23  
Ja Green Tip Layup Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:19 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Martin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  04:19  
Hairston Technical (R Garretson)  04:19  
  04:19
[CLE 41-47]
Irving Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  04:19 Irving Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  04:19 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Martin Substitution replaced by Carter  04:19  
  04:19 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:19 Team Rebound 
  04:19
[CLE 42-47]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:02 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Ja Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:02
[MEM 48-42]
 
Ja Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:02
[MEM 49-42]
 
Carter Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  03:51  
  03:51
[CLE 43-49]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:51
[CLE 44-49]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Chalmers Cutting Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ja Green (5 AST)  03:38
[MEM 51-44]
 
  03:30 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ja Green (4 ST) 
Ja Green Running Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:26
[MEM 53-44]
 
  03:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:05 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:55 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:47 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:46  
Allen Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:39
[MEM 55-44]
 
  02:27
[CLE 46-55]
James Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (3 AST)  02:14
[MEM 58-46]
 
  01:56 Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:47  
  01:47 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Ja Green Substitution replaced by Stephenson  01:47  
Allen Substitution replaced by Martin  01:47  
Carter Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:39  
  01:23
[CLE 48-58]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Hairston Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Adams)  01:23  
  01:23
[CLE 49-58]
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Chalmers Jump Shot: Missed  00:58.8  
  00:58.4 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:54.8 James Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hairston (1 BLK) 
  00:54.8 Team Rebound 
  00:54.8 Dellavedova Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Adams) 
  00:54.8 Dellavedova Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  00:42.3  
  00:39.3 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:35.3 James Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Adams) 
  00:35.3 James Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Martin Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:21.7  
Chalmers Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:01.9 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (38-25) Cleveland Cavaliers (44-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:51
[CLE 52-58]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:31 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  11:09 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ja Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  11:09  
Hairston Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
Ja Green Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  10:52  
Ja Green Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:48
[MEM 60-52]
 
Hollins Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  10:42  
  10:42
[CLE 53-60]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:42
[CLE 54-60]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Chalmers Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:25 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:11
[CLE 56-60]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:53 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:48 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Chalmers (3 ST) 
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (4 AST)  09:42
[MEM 62-56]
 
  09:28 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Team Rebound 
Hollins Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (R Garretson)  09:28  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Carter  09:28  
  09:19 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Allen (3 ST) 
Allen Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:10
[MEM 64-56]
 
  09:00 Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:43 Foul : Double Personal - Dellavedova (3 PF), Chalmers (3 PF) (B Adams) 
  08:34 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Carter (2 ST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  08:26  
Allen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:23  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  08:18  
  08:13 James Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ja Green (2 BLK) 
  08:12 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:03
[CLE 58-64]
James Putback Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Allen Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:55
[MEM 66-58]
 
  07:42 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Allen (4 ST) 
  07:39 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Hairston Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:39
[MEM 67-58]
 
Hairston Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:39
[MEM 68-58]
 
  07:31
[CLE 60-68]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  07:12 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Garretson) 
  07:06 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:06
[MEM 69-60]
 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:50 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Hairston Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:49  
  06:48 Love Technical (B Adams) 
Hairston Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  06:48
[MEM 70-60]
 
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (5 AST)  06:37
[MEM 72-60]
 
  06:20
[CLE 62-72]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
Ja Green Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:53  
Ja Green Tip Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:53
[MEM 74-62]
 
Allen Foul: Personal (3 PF) (R Garretson)  05:46  
  05:46 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  05:46 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:39 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Chalmers (4 ST) 
Allen Running Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:31 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:16
[CLE 65-74]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  04:58
[MEM 77-65]
 
  04:45 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ja Green Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  04:45  
Carter Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (6 AST)  04:24
[MEM 79-65]
 
  04:10 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:10  
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  04:03  
  04:02 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Carter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Adams)  03:59  
  03:59
[CLE 66-79]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Ja Green Substitution replaced by Martin  03:59  
  03:59 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  03:59 Smith Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  03:59
[CLE 67-79]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:45 Team Rebound 
Allen Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  03:45  
  03:45
[CLE 68-79]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Stephenson  03:45  
  03:45
[CLE 69-79]
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Martin Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (B Adams)  03:28  
Martin Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:28  
  03:13 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:10  
Stephenson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (7 AST)  02:50
[MEM 82-69]
 
  02:25 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:25  
Stephenson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  02:17  
  02:11
[CLE 71-82]
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:46  
  01:30 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:30 Team Rebound 
Martin Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  01:30  
  01:30
[CLE 72-82]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:30 James Substitution replaced by Irving 
  01:30 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:28 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:13
[CLE 74-82]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Chalmers Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  00:54.9  
  00:48.9 Dellavedova Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.9 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:08.6 Irving Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (R Garretson) 
  00:08.6 Irving Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Ja Green  00:08.6  
  00:08.6 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:04.8 Jefferson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson) 
Ja Green Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
  00:00.0 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Stephenson Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:44
[MEM 84-74]
 
Carter Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  11:27  
  11:27
[CLE 75-84]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  11:27
[CLE 76-84]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Hairston Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (3 BLK)  11:07  
  11:06 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:02
[CLE 78-84]
Jefferson Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:41  
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  10:30  
  10:23
[CLE 80-84]
Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:23  
Hairston Substitution replaced by Allen  10:23  
Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:09 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:03 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Stephenson (1 ST) 
Stephenson Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:00
[MEM 86-80]
 
  10:00 Jefferson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Stephenson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:00  
  10:00 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:38 Jefferson Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:36  
Ja Green Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (1 AST)  09:25
[MEM 88-80]
 
  09:10 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:09  
Allen Cutting Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Ja Green (6 AST)  08:52
[MEM 90-80]
 
  08:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Hairston  08:52  
Carter Substitution replaced by Hollins  08:52  
  08:52 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith 
  08:52 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love 
  08:52 Jefferson Substitution replaced by James 
  08:33 James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Ja Green Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  08:19  
  07:59
[CLE 83-90]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (2 AST)  07:25
[MEM 93-83]
 
  07:10 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:10  
Stephenson Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Stephenson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson)  06:57  
  06:46
[CLE 85-93]
Thompson Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Stephenson Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:19
[MEM 95-85]
 
  06:10
[CLE 88-95]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Irving (3 ST)  05:52  
  05:47
[CLE 90-95]
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Stephenson Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (R Garretson)  05:16  
Stephenson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:16  
Ja Green Substitution replaced by Martin  05:16  
Hairston Substitution replaced by Chalmers  05:16  
  05:03
[CLE 92-95]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Stephenson Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  04:40
[MEM 97-92]
 
  04:30 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:30  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Team Rebound 
Martin Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (B Adams)  04:08  
  03:59 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stephenson (1 BLK) 
  03:58 Team Rebound 
  03:44
[CLE 94-97]
Thompson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Chalmers Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  03:04  
  03:04
[CLE 95-97]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Martin Substitution replaced by Ja Green  03:04  
  03:04
[CLE 96-97]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Stephenson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Irving (4 ST)  02:46  
  02:43
[CLE 98-97]
Irving Running Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:10 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stephenson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  02:09  
Stephenson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:54 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:47 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:47  
Hollins Substitution replaced by Carter  01:47  
  01:34 Thompson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  01:34 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Ja Green Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Allen (4 AST)  01:22
[MEM 99-98]
 
  01:08 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carter (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  01:08  
Chalmers Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Shumpert (2 ST)  00:52.9  
  00:45.8
[CLE 100-99]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Chalmers Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Stephenson (3 AST)  00:25.4
[MEM 101-100]
 
  00:25.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:25.4 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
  00:25.4 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Ja Green Substitution replaced by Hairston  00:25.4  
  00:17.8 James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Allen (5 ST) 
  00:17.8 Jump Ball James vs Allen (Stephenson gains possession) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:16.2  
  00:16.2 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Allen Substitution replaced by Ja Green  00:16.2  
Team Timeout : Short  00:16.2  
  00:14.6 Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (R Garretson) 
  00:14.6 Dellavedova Foul: Away From Play (4 PF) (1 FTA) (R Garretson) 
Chalmers Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  00:14.6
[MEM 102-100]
 
  00:13.4 Irving Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:13.4
[MEM 103-100]
 
Ja Green Substitution replaced by Allen  00:13.4  
  00:13.4 Thompson Substitution replaced by Love 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:13.4
[MEM 104-100]
 
  00:06.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:05.9 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  00:03.0
[CLE 103-104]
James 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
  00:01.8 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:01.8
[MEM 105-103]
 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:01.8
[MEM 106-103]
 
  00:01.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
Stephenson Substitution replaced by Ja Green  00:01.8  
  00:00.0 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MEM
3rd Southwest
42
40
1-9
26-15
16-25
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MEM
4 players 13.0
2 players 8.8
2 players 4.0
2 players 1.2
4 players 1.5
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0