Cavs Let One Slip In Memphis; Grizzlies 111, Cavs 109 (OT)

Kirk LammersContributor IDecember 9, 2009

The Cleveland Cavaliers came into Tuesday nights game undefeated against the Western Conference, and the Cavs looked to stretch that Western Conference win streak to 6 against the Memphis Grizzles (13 in a row counting last season). Early on, LeBron and Mo led the Cavaliers to an 11 point half time lead; however the dreaded 3rd quarter Memphis blues grabbed a hold of Cleveland. The Memphis young guns gained confidence and used Cavalier turnovers to send this game into overtime, and in the extra period, the Cavs came up short. Cleveland was handed their first loss to a Western Conference foe this year.

1st Quarter Block Party- In the 1st quarter, Cleveland's defense was making life in the paint difficult for the Memphis. Shaq alone had 3 blocked shots in the 1st. The Cavaliers had 5 blocked shots in the 1st quarter alone.

  • Hold the Mayo- LeBron had a blocked shot of his own and it was one of the chase down variety. O.J. Mayo is the newest victim on LeBron's chasedown list. Mayo gathered a long defensive rebound and got out in transition. Mayo went to lay in a coast to coat bucket but LBJ came from behind and sent Mayo's shot off the glass.