Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – December 14
=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – December 14 ===
(Sports Network) – LeBron James scored 31 points with seven assists and a
career-best seven steals to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 92-86 win over
the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday at FedExForum.
Jeff McInnis added 18 points — 14 in the second half, including a crucial
three-pointer with just over a minute left — to go with seven assists. Drew
Gooden contributed 11 points, eight rebounds and seven helpers to help the
Cavaliers snap a brief two-game skid.
With the score even at 81-81, the Cavs outscored the Grizzlies 11-5 in the
final three minutes to take home the victory.
McInnis sparked the rally with a jumper before hitting from long range off a
feed from James with 1:02 to go for an 88-83 edge. James then picked off a
misguided pass from Lorenzen Wright and was off to the races for a breakaway
dunk that basically sealed the contest at 90-83 with 45 ticks left.
Guard Dajuan Wagner (foot) was activated off the injured list earlier in the
day but did not play. First-round pick Luke Jackson went on the injured list
with an injured knee.
James is averaging 22.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 7.7 assists in his last 10
The Cavaliers are off until Wednesday when they host Zach Randolph and the
Portland Trail Blazers. Last season, the teams split a pair of games.