Led by Ja Morants 37 points, six rebounds and six assists, the Grizzlies defeated the Cavaliers, 132-121. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 13 points, six rebounds and four blocks for the Grizzlies in the victory, while Jarrett Allen tallied 25 points (11-11 FG), four rebounds and three blocks for the Cavaliers in the losing effort. The Grizzlies improve to 1-0 on the season, while the Cavaliers fall to 0-1.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Ja Morant had 37 points and six assists, De'Anthony Melton added 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth for a 132-121 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Morant and Melton combined for 14 points down the stretch as the Cavaliers pulled within a point on a couple of occasions but could never overtake Memphis. Desmond Bane added 22 points for Memphis.
Tyus Jones (Memphis Grizzlies) with a 2-pointer vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 10/20/2021