Preview: Cavs At Grizzlies, December 8th

December 8th, 2009 by John Krolik

Relevant Stats:

Pace: Cleveland 93.5 (24th) vs. Memphis 96.0 (11th)

Offense: Cleveland 107.3 (7th) vs. Memphis 103.9 (17th)

Defense: Cleveland 99.3 (4th) vs. Memphis 109.2 (28th)

Quick Bullets:

In terms of both PER and +/-, Marc Gasol has easily been the Grizzlies’ best player so far this season. Memphis has a few guys who can get hot offensively, but Gasol has been the only consistent threat. Keeping him out of the paint and off the boards should be a priority.

Obviously, this team’s weakness is defense, so look for the Cavs to attack.

Mayo, Gay, and Randolph have shoot-first games that overlap a bit, but if two or three of them get hot, it could be trouble.

Alright, that’s all for now. Should be a good one.