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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cavs vs. Grizzlies, Game 21

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (9-12) 111, CAVS (15-6) 109, OT
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Tonight at 8
TV: Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: The Cavs had a comfortable 16-point lead in the first half. They allowed the Grizzlies to capture the momentum of the game, and they eventually lost in overtime.

The Cavs had a 4-game winning streak snapped. They also had won 7 in a row over the Grizzlies. Memphis hadn't beaten the Cavs since Nov. 5, 2005 - more than four years.

Memphis forwards Zach Randolph (32 points, 14 rebounds) and Rudy Gay (21 points) wore out the Cavs.

Former Cincinnati high school star O.J. Mayo had 28 points.

The Cavs never imposed their will on the Grizzlies defensively, even though Memphis shot 44 percent from the field.

It was the first time in 14 meetings the Cavs have lost to a Western Conference opponent. They were the last East team to lose to a Western team this season. They came into the game 5-0 vs. the West.

Forward Jamario Moon (groin) sat out his second game in a row. He'll likely play in Houston tonight.

F LeBron James
F J.J. Hickson
C Shaquille O'Neal
G Mo Williams
G Anthony Parker
F Rudy Gay
F Zach Randolph
C Marc Gasol
G Mike Conley
G O.J. Mayo
Officials - Mike Callahan, Brian Forte, J.T. Orr


Blogger david said...

Love it...great game. it's games like this that make me glad i'm out of market. sit on the couch fire up the Nba LEAGUE PASS and watch the action happen

December 9, 2009 at 7:53 AM 

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