Elite defender Tony Allen led the offensive attack for the very-shorted handed Grizzlies in Clevland. With a season-high 26 points, 4 assists and 5 Steals to upset the Cavaliers. Due to injuries, Memphis only had eight players available to play with four starters out.
“The guys played their hearts out,” Memphis coach David Joerger said. “We had guys cramping, but they left it all out there. It’s a happy locker room. The phones are blowing up from everybody in Memphis. All of our guys that (are) back home like Marc (Gasol) and Birdman (Andersen) are jumping and down in their living room right now.”
Allen also picked up his 1,000th career steal.