The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to avoid history tonight in Memphis. Through 24 minutes, it’s mission accomplished for the Wine and Gold. J.J. Hickson has 21 points and 8 rebounds while Antawn Jamison has 11 points to give the Cavs a 59-52 lead over the Memphis Grizzlies at halftime.
The Cavaliers led by as many as 10 points in the 2nd quarter – 51-41 – before the Grizzlies cut the advantage at 53-50. Cleveland finished that half on a 6-2 run.
The Grizzlies are led by Rudy Gay’s 16 points followed by 13 points for Sam Young. The Grizzlies are just 0-1 from 3-point territory while the Cavaliers are 3-8. That Cavs have also dished out 14 assists in 22 baskets made.
Daniel Gibson is missing the game after the team allowed him to return to Cleveland to deal with a personal matter. Gibson has also been dealing with a quad contusion.