Cavs vs. Grizzlies, Game 50
at Quicken Loans Arena
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
PACERS ASKING TOO MUCH?: Indianapolis Star says the Pacers' asking price for forward/center Troy Murphy was center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, forward J.J. Hickson and draft picks. Excuse me?
WHAT HAPPENED: The Grizzlies beat the Cavs in Memphis on Dec. 8, 111-109, in overtime. That worked against them on Tuesday.
The Cavs led from wire-to-wire for the second consecutive game.
Grizzlies All-Star power forward Zach Randolph ripped the Cavs for 32 points, 14 rebounds and four steals in the December meeting. He was the focus of their defense on Tuesday.
J.J. Hickson and Anderson Varejao were all over him defensively.
"I definitely took it personal," Hickson said.
Randolph made just 3 of 14 from the field for eight points and five turnovers.
But the rest of the Grizzlies weren't much better. O.J. Mayo made 4 of 15 from the field and Mike Conley was 1 of 6.
NOTES: The Cavs are 20-0 when Hickson scores seven or more points.
-- The Cavs have defeated their last four opponents by an average margin of 19 points.
-- Since the start of the 2008-09 season, the Cavs are 25-1 against the Western Conference.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
SF LeBron James vs. Rudy Gay
PF J.J. Hickson vs. Zach Randolph
C Shaquille O'Neal vs. Marc Gasol
SG Anthony Parker vs. O.J. Mayo
PG Daniel Gibson vs. Mike Conley
Cavs - G Delonte West (fractured left ring finger), G Mo Williams (left shoulder sprain), F Leon Powe (left knee surgery).
Grizzlies - F Darrell Arthur (right pectoralis surgery), G/F Sam Young (allergic reaction).
Courtney Kirkland, Joe Crawford, Derek Richardson