March 13, 2013
CLEVELAND -- Ten things from the Cavaliers 103-92 loss to visiting Memphis on Friday night:
1. If Im a Cavs fan, I dont have a major issue with this one. Memphis is a darn good team -- a team that focuses on defense and is the best in the league in that department. The Grizzlies surrender about 90 points a game. Theyre no slouches on offense, either. With the win, theyre 30-2 when they shoot a better field-goal percentage than their opponent.
2. The Grizzlies methodically move the ball, take intelligent shots, and dont mind if the shot clock expires once in a while. Better that than heave something bad at the basket. Theyre extremely disciplined, very well-coached and understand their roles. Thats hard for anyone to overcome -- especially a younger, newer team like the Cavs (21-41).
3. On top of all that, the Grizzlies (41-19) have some really good, and highly underrated, team members. Center Marc Gasol is among them, and he absolutely demolished the Cavs to the tune of 22 points on 11-of-16 shooting and e