The Cleveland Cavaliers (hereinafter referred to as Cleveland) caught the Memphis Grizzlies (hereinafter referred to as Memphis) thanks to the performances of Darius Garland (23) and Ricky Rubio (32).
Cleveland beat Memphis by 128-113, 15 points in the NBA 2022-23 season regular league home game held at the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on the morning of the 3rd (Korean time). With this, Cleveland maintained 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 32-22. Memphis is on a 32-20 losing streak.
Garland led the team to victory with 32 points and 11 assists, including four 3-pointers. Evan Mobley had 17 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, while Jared Allen helped Garland with 18 points and 11 rebounds. In Memphis, Ja Morant contributed 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, and Desmond Bain scored 25 points including 6 3-pointers.
The gap between the two teams began to widen in the second quarter. Cleveland brought the atmosphere perfectly with Garland’s floater and Shady Osman and Allen’s steals five minutes before the end of the second quarter. In the ensuing attack, the two continued to score together to create a 20-5 score run. As a result, Cleveland finished the first half with a 67-54, 13-point lead.
Entering the third quarter, Memphis followed up by one point, scoring 18-3, including Bain’s eight consecutive points. However, Cleveland poured cold water with Garland and Mitchell’s 3-pointer. Here, Garland smashed the Memphis defense with a two-man game with Mobley and Allen. 온라인바카라
Then, around 5:48 at the end of the quarter, Dylan Brooks hit Mitchell’s vital part. An angry Mitchell threw the ball at Brooks and was sent off. Cleveland rallied in the messy situation and ended the third quarter with a 99-87, 12-point lead under the leadership of Ricky Rubio.
Early in the fourth quarter, lineups led by Morant and Rubio collided. However, three minutes into the game, the lineup led by Rubio began to overwhelm Memphis. Memphis, who became desperate, called a timeout and cut off the flow once. In the ensuing offense, Morant took a breather by making Bain’s three-point shot, but under the Memphis goal without Jaren Jackson Jr. and Stephen Adams was the playground of Cleveland’s big men.
Rubio then scored five consecutive points and assisted Osman’s three-point shot, quickly creating a 21-point lead. Memphis gave up the game three minutes before the end of the game by calling the starting players to the bench. Afterwards, Rubio and Garland, who took over the baton, scored extra points and beat Memphis by 128-113, 15 points.