Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/27/12
MEMPHIS -- If a team wants to go deep in the NBA playoffs, it's got to win games even when it appears totally uninspired, at least early in a contest. That's exactly what the Memphis Grizzles did Monday night at FedExForum, recording an 84-78 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers after Memphis trailed for the first time this season entering the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies, with an NBA-best 10-2 record, were outhustled the first three quarters, and they faced a seven-point deficit. However, they opened the final period with six consecutive points, and they made just about every play in the stretch. Memphis closed the game on a 10-2 run in the final 5 1/2 minutes. The Cavs made just one of 10 shots, the lone basket coming on an Alonzo Gee follow dunk with 44.5 seconds left to cut the Memphis lead to 80-78. After a timeout, Grizzlies backup point guard Jerryd Bayless, playing for starter Mike Conley, who sat out with the flu, drilled an 11-foot jumper off a screen with 23.8 se...
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