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January 11, 2021- Cleveland Cavaliers overtopped by Memphis Grizzlies

Cavaliers and Grizzlies regular season game recap

Cleveland Cavaliers versus Memphis Grizzlies at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on 01/11/2021 7:00 PM

Game Summary

The Cleveland Cavaliers were beat by the Memphis Grizzlies 91-101 at home at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH during Monday evening’s affair. The victory brings the Cavaliers to 1-1 in the series vs. the Grizzlies and to 5-6 in the regular season.

Cleveland Cavaliers Stats

For the Cavaliers, Andre Drummond had a team-high 19 points in 34:37, scoring 8/16 (50.0%) from the field. Drummond also grabbed an elegant team-high 14 rebounds. Damyean Dotson got 14 points, shooting 6/14 (42.9%) from the field in 37:01. Additionally, Dotson also got a team-high 6 assists. Additional key efforts were made by Cedi Osman (who got 4 assists),Larry Nance Jr. (who got 5 rebounds),Isaac Okoro (who got 3 steals), and JaVale McGee (who had 7 rebounds and added 3 blocks).

Memphis Grizzlies Stats

For the Grizzlies, Kyle Anderson gained 8 points in 30:46, going 2/5 (40.0%) from the field. In addition to his points, Anderson also dished out a team-high 9 assists and had 6 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points in 29:48, shooting 6/10 (60.0%) from the field. Additionally, Valanciunas also pulled down a team-high 7 rebounds. Dillon Brooks had a team-high 21 points, shooting 6/15 (40.0%) from the field in 33:21. In addition to points, Brooks also got a team-high 7 rebounds. Other notable performers were Brandon Clarke (who recorded 15 points) and Tyus Jones (who dished 7 assists, managed to pull down 5 rebounds, and swiped 3 steals).

1st Quarter

The 1st Quarter was set in motion with no major issues as the Cavaliers shot 7/11 from the field and 3/6 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 17 points. Power Forward Larry Nance Jr. was a vital contributor in this decent start as he boasted 8 points on 3/3 shooting (2/2 from three). In addition to his points, Nance Jr. also dished out 1 assist and got 1 rebound. On the other hand, the Grizzlies had issues in the first half of the quarter, making 3/8 from the field and 0/2 from deep for a total of 10 points. Power Forward Brandon Clarke was among those on the Grizzlies who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for 3 points. Shooting Guard Dillon Brooks added 5 points, dished out 1 assist, and added 1 rebound.

After the convincing start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to round off the period, scoring 10 points while going 5/10 from the field and 0/3 from three. The Grizzlies also had no trouble finishing up the period, scoring 14 points on 6/11 shooting (0/2 from three). The 1st Quarter closed with the Cavaliers leading by 3 points (27-24). Larry Nance Jr. was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the Grizzlies, Brandon Clarke scored 5 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set in motion with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, going 3/8 from the field and 2/2 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 10 points. Shooting Guard Isaac Okoro was one of the players who struggled starting the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/1 from three for 3 points. Shooting Guard Isaac Okoro boasted 3 points. Point Guard Damyean Dotson gained 3 points, got 1 assist, and added 2 rebounds. The Grizzlies had trouble in similar fashion in the beginning, scoring 4/11 from the field and 1/5 from deep for a total of 9 points. Grayson Allen was one of the players on the Grizzlies who had trouble contributing at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 1/3 from deep for 3 points. Center Jonas Valanciunas boasted 6 points and added 1 rebound.

Following the poor start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to struggle to close out the period, boasting 9 points while going 4/10 from the field and 1/2 from three. The Grizzlies, concurrently, faced no issues while closing up the period, gaining 14 points on 6/10 shooting (0/0 from deep). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the Grizzlies by 1 point (46-47). Andre Drummond was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Grizzlies, Jonas Valanciunas scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The 3rd Quarter arrived with the Cavaliers struggling to get things going, going 3/11 from the field and 0/2 from deep in the first half of the quarter for a total of 7 points. Center Andre Drummond was among those who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/0 from deep for 3 points. Center Andre Drummond got 3 points, made 1 assist, had 1 steal, and added 2 rebounds. In comparison, the Grizzlies performed well in the first half of the quarter, making 7/10 from the field and 2/5 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Dillon Brooks was an important contributor in this exceptional start for the Grizzlies as he recorded 5 points on 2/2 shooting (1/1 from the three point mark). Brooks also added 1 block and added 2 rebounds in addition to points.

Despite the mediocre start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers polished up their shooting to round off the period, scoring 18 points while going 7/11 from the field and 3/4 from the three point mark. The Grizzlies also faced no issues while closing up the period, adding 14 points on 7/10 shooting (0/1 from deep). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 6 points (71-77). Brandon Clarke was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the Cavaliers, Cedi Osman scored 6 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter arrived with no major issues as the Cavaliers shot 6/12 from the field and 2/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Point Guard Damyean Dotson was a major player in this good start as he boasted 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from deep). Dotson also dished 2 assists, added 1 steal, and got 1 rebound. Conversely, the Grizzlies had issues at the start of the period, shooting 2/8 from the field and 0/3 from the three point mark for a total of 7 points. Shooting Guard Dillon Brooks was included in those on the Grizzlies who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/4 from the field and 0/3 from deep for no points. Small Forward Kyle Anderson added 2 points. Power Forward Brandon Clarke gained 2 points. Center Jonas Valanciunas had 2 points and added 1 rebound.

Despite the reasonable start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers struggled scoring to round out the quarter, boasting 5 points while going 2/9 from the field and 0/3 from deep. The Grizzlies, concurrently, had no trouble finishing up the period, boasting 17 points on 5/10 shooting (2/2 from the three point mark). The Cavaliers lost against the Grizzlies 91-101. Andre Drummond was the biggest contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the Grizzlies, Dillon Brooks scored 5 points.

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