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Kyrie Irving scores 28, Cavaliers beat Grizzlies

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Kyrie Irving finished with 28 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 91-83. This is only the third win for Cleveland (18-33) in its last 10 games.

Irving shot 9-17 (4-4 from three-point range) in a quality offensive outing. Dion Waiters chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds for Cleveland as well. Despite the loss, Nick Calathes scored 17 points for Memphis on 7-9 shooting, including 2-3 from behind the arc. Zach Randolph added 14 points and 8 rebounds.

The Grizzlies posted an eFG% of just 40.1%, including 21.4% from 3-point range. This year, they are 4-7 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Cavaliers are 7-1 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.

Memphis (27-23) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Atlanta on Saturday.

Coming up, the Cavaliers square off with the Sacramento Kings, who are 17-34 on the season. The Grizzlies match up against the Washington Wizards, currently sitting at 25-25 this year. The Cavaliers have a 0-1 record against Sacramento this season.


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