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The Cavs are expected to have all their starters back, with Dion Waiters (stomach virus) returning after a two-game absence. But its the reserves who will be fired up for this one -- as Marreese Speights and Wayne Ellington came to Cleveland from Memphis in a late-January trade. Clearly, those two have helped make the Cavs more relevant. At the same time, the Grizzlies have hardly skipped a beat. Theyve won 10 of 11, with the lone loss coming at Miami.
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.
TVRadio: 7 p.m. EST, FOX Sports OhioWTAM
All-Time Series: Cavs lead, 21-11.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (40-19)
C Marc Gasol
PF Ed Davis
SF Tayshaun Prince
SG Tony Allen
PG Mike Conley
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (21-40)
C Tyler Zeller
PF Tristan Thompson
SF Alonzo Gee
SG Dion Waiters
PG Kyrie Irving
Waiters will go head-to-head with perhaps the leagues most underrated backcourt defender in Allen. Welcome back, Dion.
In fact, all of the Grizzlies do it with defense. They lead the NBA in points allowed -- surrendering a measly 89.4 points per game.
Grizzlies starting power forward Zach Randolph, the teams lone All-Star representative, missed the previous two games with a sprained ankle. Hes questionable for Friday.
The Grizzlies are 11-4 since trading Rudy Gay to Toronto. They received Prince and forward Austin Daye (Detroit), and Davis (Toronto), in the deal.
The Cavs have a tendency to surrender big leads (Phoenix, New York), and the Grizzlies have a tendency of overcoming them. They came back to beat Dallas after trailing by 25 on Feb. 27, then came from 17 down to win in their next home game vs. Portland.
Memphis is 10-1 when shooting at least 50 percent from the field, and 29-2 when shooting a better field-goal percentage than its opponent.
Five of the Grizzlies 13 players are left-handed -- Conley, Davis, Prince, Randolph and rookie Tony Wroten.
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Alonzo Gee was the man for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. There are long distance shots and there are LONG distance shots. This video of Gee banging this buzzer-beater in at the end of the first period of the Cavaliers’ loss to the Grizzlies is simply sensational.
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We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love long-distance shots and during last night's Memphis Grizzlies/Cleveland Cavaliers game, Cleveland's Alonso Gee dialed up an impressive one.With less than a second to go in the first quarter of play, Alonso took the inbounds pass and heaved it from past half-court.Watch as the shot hits nothing but net:
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