LeBron James posted a triple-double to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA this season. Cavaliers triumphed 112-89 at FedExForum, Friday (23/2/2018) or Saturday (24/2/2018) WIB.
James recorded 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists in this match. His contribution helped the Cavaliers to their fifth win in the NBA’s last six games.
George Hill also contributed to the success of the Cavs, who were 20-27 behind in the first quarter. He contributed 18 points.
Larry Nance Jr. scored 15 points, while Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points.
With a 35-23 report card, Tyronn Lue’s men are now sticking to the Toronto Raptors (41-17) and the Boston Celtics (41-19) in the competition for the top position of the NBA Eastern Conference.
On the other hand, the Grizzlies are still the worst team in the NBA this season. Suffering an eight straight losing streak, they have an 18-39 report card.
In the Western Region only, the Grizzlies are better than the Sacramento Kings (18-40), Dallas Mavericks (18-40), and the Phoenix Suns (18-41).
Action Report Card
LeBron James 18 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists
George Hill 18 points
Larry Nance Jr. 15 points 8 rebounds
Jordan Clarkson 14 points
JaMychal Green 15 points 10 rebounds
Tyreke Evans 15 points 10 assists
Marc Gasol 14 points 9 rebounds
Dillon Brooks 12 points
NBA: Winning in Debut, Griffin Believes Pistons Can Be Better
Blake Griffin made a positive contribution to his NBA debut with the Detroit Pistons. He helped the team win a 104-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at the Little Caesars Arena, Thursday (1/2/2018) or Friday (2/2/2018) WIB.
With 24 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, Griffin gave the Pistons a winning streak after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now they have a 24-26 report card in the NBA standings.
“It’s nice to win. But I’m sure we will be even better,” said Griffin, reported by Fox Sports.
The Pistons brought Griffin from the LA Clippers to increase their chances of breaking into the play-off zone. Currently, the Pistons were still ranked ninth in the Eastern Region. They are two games behind the Philadelphia 76ers (24-24).
Apart from Griffin, the Pistons also got Willie Reed and Brice Johnson. Instead, they sent Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and NBA draft options to the Clippers.
Reggie Bullock played a part in the Pistons’ win over the Grizzlies with 15 points. Meanwhile, Andre Drummond and Stanley Johnson each scored 14 points.
For the Grizzlies, Marc Gasol produced 19 points and 14 rebounds. Meanwhile, Andrew Harrison created 18 points.
Action Report Card
Blake Griffin 24 points 10 rebounds
Reggie Bullock 15 points
Andre Drummond 14 points 15 rebounds
Stanley Johnson 14 points
Marc Gasol 19 points 14 rebounds
Andrew Harrison 18 points 8 assists
Dillon Brooks 13 points
Deyonta Davis 12 points 8 rebounds
NBA: Grizzlies Conley Left Until the End of the Season
Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday (27/1/2018) local time ensured that point guard Mike Conley would not be able to play again for the remainder of the 2017-2018 NBA season. Conley had to get on the operating table.
The 30-year-old has not played since November 13. Conley has a problem with an injury to his left heel. At first, Conley hoped that he would not need to undergo surgery.
But after more than two months of treatment, Conley and the Grizzlies medical team decided surgery would be the best move.
Conley will miss the rest of the 2017-2018 NBA season. However, he is expected to be ready when the Grizzlies undertake a training camp ahead of the 2018-2019 season.
The Grizzlies are currently the third-worst team in the NBA Western Conference with a record of 17 wins and 31 defeats. This condition made the Grizzlies choose not to take risks with Conley’s condition.
With Conley injured until the end of the season, the Grizzlies will be releasing the NBA this season to get a good draft sequence this summer.
It is reported that Grizzlies is also planning to release the Marc Gasol center via trade. The Spanish player can choose to become a free agent after the 2018-2019 season.