Top scorers meet in Memphis-Cleveland matchup

Tue, Jan 17, 2023
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Top scorers meet in Memphis-Cleveland matchup
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Cleveland Cavaliers (28-17, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (30-13, second in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Two of the league's best scorers, Ja Morant and Donovan Mitchell, meet when Memphis and Cleveland face off. Morant ranks 10th in the NBA averaging 27.5 points per game and Mitchell ranks ninth in the league averaging 28.4 points per game.

The Grizzlies are 19-3 on their home court. Memphis is eighth in the Western Conference with 25.4 assists per game led by Morant averaging 7.9.

The Cavaliers are 9-13 in road games. Cleveland ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.0% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dillon Brooks is shooting 33.5% from beyond the arc with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Grizzlies, while averaging 16.5 points. Morant is shooting 47.5% and averaging 21.0 points over the past 10 games for Memphis.

Darius Garland is averaging 21.4 points and 7.8 assists for the Cavaliers. Mitchell is averaging 23.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 46.7% over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 10-0, averaging 125.2 points, 51.3 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 9.4 steals and 7.0 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.5 points per game.

Cavaliers: 6-4, averaging 113.2 points, 43.0 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Danny Green: out (knee), John Konchar: day to day (illness).

Cavaliers: Dean Wade: out (shoulder), Dylan Windler: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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