LeBron has triple-double as Cavs send Grizzlies to 8th straight loss

Erica Murray
February 25, 2018

"Well, it really wasn't a conversation because as soon as he called me and let me now that he got traded here, I called the Cavs and said, 'He can have the number, '" he said, via USA Today's Alysha Tsuji.

Nance Sr.is the Cavaliers' all-time leader in blocks per game, and he's got the third-best field goal percentage in franchise history. We had our run in the East in Miami. Larry Nance Jr. added 15 points (6-11 FG) and Jordan Clarkson finished with 14 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3P).

"I think we played well tonight, even though we lost", James said.

He became the seventh player in National Basketball Association history with 11,000 career baskets, scoring Cleveland's last 14 points in defeat.

Kevin Durant added 21 with eight assists, Klay Thompson scored 19 points and Draymond Green chipped in 13 points with seven rebounds and six assists, for a Golden State team that coach Steve Kerr described as "mentally fried" as they lumbered into the All-Star break.

Cleveland delivered the knockout punch in the fourth quarter, building its lead to 22 points at 100-78 with 5:31 remaining in the game.

The Memphis Grizzlies will host a Cleveland Cavaliers squad Friday that's nearly completely different than the one they played against in early December. Like I said, we got 20-plus games left to try to figure it out.

The Cavs also blocked a season-high nine shots (Hill had three, Nance had two) and held the Grizzlies to 42.9 percent in the paint (18-for-42), accounting for Memphis' worst showing that close to the bucket all season.

Hood said the Wizards were hit with a retractive delay of game warning after the refs reviewed the play at halftime, but that was it in terms of in-game punishment. Between clashing styles on the court and personalities off of it, Cleveland lost 13 of 19 games between Christmas and February 6 in a stretch that general manager Koby Altman eventually referred to as "marching a slow death". Washington has been playing without Wall, who had surgery on his left knee in late January and could be out until the playoffs. Evans was 3 for 7 from outside the arc, marking his 28th straight game with at least one 3-pointer, breaking the franchise record of 27 previously held by Mike Miller. "I'm sorry for the fans that they had to go through that because they came to see LeBron", he said of the situation.

"Tonight we still played to our game", James said. James, who played 36 minutes in Thursday's loss to Washington, played just under 37 minutes Friday night.

Now the Cavs will wait until Sunday when they'll face the San Antonio Spurs in a 3:30 p.m.

The Cavs beat the Grizzlies in Cleveland the night before, and picked the December 14 game to rest each of their stars.

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