[Guide] Sports Net News: NBA preseason, Cleveland Cavaliers went to Memphis today to challenge the Grizzlies, James absent, Irving led the Cavaliers
In the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers finally lost to the Grizzlies 92-96 and lost the away game.
Loew observes the situation
For the Cavaliers, Irving played 24 minutes and scored 16 points and 3 assists, Love scored 12 points and 8 rebounds, and Dion Waiters contributed 15 points and 3 rebounds.
On the bench, only Joe Harris scored in double figures, scoring 10 points and 4 rebounds.
A total of 7 Grizzlies scored in double figures, Zach Randolph contributed 11 points and 5 rebounds, Mike Conley contributed 10 points and 4 assists, Marc Gasol contributed 16 points and 9 rebounds, Pondexter contributed 15 points and 5 rebounds,
Nick Calathes contributed 10 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists, Joan Ruel contributed 10 points and 3 rebounds, and Costa Koufus contributed 13 points and 4 rebounds.
The Cavaliers didn’t take this game seriously. James was absent and Irving didn’t play for long, but Irving was very efficient.
Just over 3 minutes into the first quarter, Irving rushed to the basket, feinted and scored a layup. The Cavaliers started 6-4.
At the end of the first quarter, the Cavaliers fell behind 14-16.
Randolph led the Grizzlies to move forward in the second quarter. With more than 2 minutes left in this quarter, Randolph made a successful mid-range shot and the Grizzlies trailed 35-38.
After Irving made a mid-range shot, the Cavaliers fell into a scoring drought, but after halftime, the Cavaliers still led 44-42.
Love fought against Randolph in the third quarter, and the scores of the two sides were evenly matched. After Pondexter hit a three-pointer, the Grizzlies led 54-53.
After three quarters, the Cavaliers fell behind 67-69.
The Grizzlies gradually widened the point difference in the fourth quarter. Calathes hit a three-pointer. The Grizzlies led 89-80 by 9 points. Then the Cavaliers opened Harris and made a three-pointer. Cork made two free throws. The Cavaliers 85-80
90 narrowed the point difference to 5 points.
The Cavaliers once narrowed the point difference to 1 point, but in the end they failed to overtake the Grizzlies, and the Cavaliers lost away.