#1 e to start doing things more aggressively and von mary123 07.11.2019 04:39

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The defending NBA champion Cavaliers left an average of almost 71 points per game back in Cleveland.The result was their lowest-scoring output of the season and a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.With stars LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love resting in Ohio, the Grizzlies built an early lead, extended it to 15 in the first half and 25 in the fourth quarter before coasting to a 93-85 victory over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.Its the NBA and some guys are going to rest and some guys are not, said Memphis guard Troy Daniels, who led the Grizzlies with 20 points. I think we play to win each and every game no matter whos playing.Marc Gasol added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Tony Allen finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals as Memphis won for the seventh time in eight games. The only loss during that stretch was a 103-86 defeat Tuesday night in Cleveland.With the teams top three scorers not on the one-day trip, the Cavaliers managed only nine 3-pointers -- matching their fewest in a game this season.James Jones made three shots from outside the arc and led Cleveland with 15 points. Cavaliers rookie Kay Felder scored a season-high 14 in 23 minutes.I know Coach (Tyronn) Lue said plenty of times -- and we have said the same -- at the end of the day, we are here to win, Jones said. And we are going to do everything we need to put ourselves in a position to be as good as we can be when it really matters in the postseason.Memphis took advantage of the missing Cavaliers and carried a 47-36 advantage into the break.The Cavaliers opened the second half with nine straight points, but the Grizzlies continued to connect from beyond the arc. By the end of the third quarter, Memphis was 11 of 17 from long distance and had a 74-53 lead.Even though there were times Cleveland chipped into the margin in the fourth, it was never enough for Memphis coach David Fizdale to put Gasol back in the game.TIP-INSCavaliers: Clevelands 16 points were the teams fewest in a first quarter this season. ... Mike Dunleavy made his second start of the season, and Channing Frye his first. ... Jones, who entered 11 of 14 from 3-point range, hit his first two 3s before finishing 3 of 5. ... J.R. Smith had eight points without a 3-pointer, leaving him two 3s short of passing Craig Ehlo for eighth place in franchise history.Grizzlies: Gasol had his 12th game with multiple 3s. ... Memphis made 12 3-pointers, reaching double figures for the ninth time this season. ... Memphis is 7-0 on the second night of a back-to-back.NOT REALLY THAT CLOSEThe final score made the game appear closer than it was because Cleveland scored the last eight points. That was the only time the Cavaliers were within single digits since about 3 minutes left in the third quarter.NO REST FOR THOMPSONWhile the Big Three sat out for the Cavaliers, center Tristan Thompson played in his 394th consecutive game -- the longest current streak in the NBA. I know the streak is important, Lue said before the game. Its a great streak to be a part of when youre durable and ready to play every single night.FOCUS ON LeBRONSome fans were disappointed that the Cavaliers left James, Irving and Love at home -- especially because it was Clevelands only trip to Memphis this season. Some paid hundreds of dollars to see James in particular. One youngster held up a sign that read: LeBron. Thanks for ruining my Christmas!Lue understood.You know, guys sit their guys every night, the Cleveland coach said. But when the Cavaliers do it or LeBron does it, its something different. I understand, too, because these people were waiting to see LeBron play.ALWAYS READYLue said he never had to worry about a night off for rest in his career. I didnt play a lot anyway, he said, so I wanted to get out there. I didnt care if I had no legs or not.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.Grizzlies: Continue an eight-game stretch that includes seven at home when they face Sacramento on Friday night. It will mark the return of former Memphis coach Dave Joerger. Patriots Jerseys 2019 . After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Etoo gave Jose Mourinhos team a decisive lead from Oscars back pass in the 34th. New England Patriots Pro Shop .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. https://www.patriotsjerseysale.com/ . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. New England Patriots Shirts . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. With 1:14 to go in overtime, Davis sixth block also became his 17th rebound. That, along with his 32 points -- which tied a career high -- proved too much for Denver to overcome, and the Pelicans held on for their third straight victory, 111-107 on Sunday night. Fake Patriots Jerseys . Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summers tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. SALT LAKE CITY -- Rodney Hood had never hit a game-winning shot -- at any level. So when he knocked down a big one Friday night, all he could think to do was give a little shoulder-shimmy.Hood pulled up for a 3-pointer in transition with 0.8 seconds left that gave the Utah Jazz a 103-100 win over Dallas after a furious rally by the Mavericks in the fourth quarter.Its crazy, Hood said. I didnt know what to do, so I just shook a little bit. It felt good, though.Everybody dreams of that feeling, time going down, 3-2-1, and you hit a shot and the crowd goes crazy. I did it a lot of times in my front yard, but never in a real game.Dallas used a 9-0 run late in the fourth to tie the score at 100 before Hood grabbed the rebound of Deron Williams miss with several seconds left.As a point guard, I know when to run a play, Williams said. We started the play too early. Couldnt really check the time because of how the play developed. Ive just got to do a better job of controlling the game. At the end of the game like that, weve got to get the shot with as little time as possible.Jazz coach Quin Snyder passed on calling a timeout, waving his arms at Hood to push the ball up the floor. Hood did exactly that and drained a 26-footer from the left side to send Utah to its 10th victory in 12 games.Following a timeout, Dallas had one more chance to tie it. But an inbounds pass deflected off Harrison Barnes hands, and time expired.All there is, is fight in this team, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. These guys were determined to hang in.Rudy Gobert posted his sixth straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, tying Karl-Anthony Towns for the longest active streak in the NBA. Hood finished with 15 points.Barnes led the Mavericks with 21 points, and Williams added 18 points and seven assists against his former team.The normally stout Utah defense wasnt at its best and allowed Dallas to come back from a 15-point deficit, but the Jazz shot 56.9 percent from the field and held on.We were atrocious the first half, defensively, Snyder said. It was awful. We made so many mental mistakes. ... They can shoot, tthats what they do.dddddddddddd If you give them open 3s, theyre going to make them and then theyre going to get even more confident and theyre going to hit tough shots.TIP-INSMavericks: Williams was booed lustily even though he hasnt played for Utah since 2011. ... Andrew Bogut missed his sixth consecutive game with a right knee injury.Jazz: Gordon Hayward passed Ricky Green for 10th on the teams scoring list. Hayward has 6,925 points. ... Derrick Favors played 13 minutes in his second game back from a knee injury.HILL UPDATEJazz point guard George Hill missed his eighth consecutive game with a sprained left big toe, but Snyder said Hill is walking, shooting off his toes and doing toe raises.Frankly, he hasnt been able to do (that), Snyder said. I feel like hes turned a corner, being able to do a little bit more.Now the biggest thing, too, is once hes able to start doing things more aggressively and moving, hes going to have to start and stop. Its different than when he was coming back from his thumb. His feet, your lower body, and particularly your big toe, I dont know when youre not using it.RETURN ON INVESTMENTBarnes entered averaging career highs in points (20.4) and rebounds (5.6). Carlisle said he expected Barnes to have a big year when the team signed him away from Golden State during the offseason.Hes taken quantum leaps in the first two months of the season, Carlisle said. When youre third, fourth, fifth option, youre a guy thats living off other great players. He needed to develop a foundation of footwork and a means to create based on his skill set and situations on the court.Hes done a terrific job of scoring and now hes learning how to make plays, penetrate, find guys -- those kinds of things which are essential to a guy being one of those guys.UP NEXTMavericks: Dallas hosts the Sacramento Kings on Sunday before beginning a four-game road trip.Jazz: Utah is on the road Sunday to face a Memphis Grizzlies team that got Mike Conley back from injury Friday. ' ' '

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