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                    === Gasol powers Grizzlies over Cavs ===
 
 Cleveland,  OH (Sports  Network) -  Marc Gasol  scored 22  points on  11-of-16
 shooting  and added  eight  rebounds  and five  assists  to  help the  Memphis
 Grizzlies  to a  103-92 decision  over the  Cleveland Cavaliers  on Friday  at
 Quicken Loans Arena.
 
 Mike  Conley had 17  points, 11 assists and five steals for the Grizzlies, who
 have  won three straight and 11 of their last 12 games overall. Jerryd Bayless
 also  had  17, while  Ed Davis  contributed 12  points and  nine boards in the
 victory.
 
 "We  made a stand in the third quarter," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "I
 thought  Ed Davis came  out and got every rebound and played really strong and
 got  us off to a good start. Marc (Gasol) got hot. In the fourth quarter, Mike
 Conley  and  (Bayless) took  over on  the scoring. We  just kept defending and
 rebounding. We were able to get a win."
 
 Kyrie  Irving,  who was doubtful  prior to the  game because of an undisclosed
 illness,  finished with  a game-high  24 points.  CJ Miles  had 13  points and
 Tristan  Thompson recorded  a double-double  with  10 points  and 10  rebounds
 for the Cavaliers, who have lost three of four.
 
 Irving's  tough driving  lay-in with  5:37 remaining  brought the  Cavs within
 88-84 and capped off a 15-8 run to make things interesting.
 
 Bayless  and Conley,  however, answered with a trey and a layup, respectively,
 to  create some distance and Cleveland never closed the gap to more than seven
 points the rest of the contest.
 
 Trailing by three points at halftime, Memphis opened up the third quarter on a
 14-2  surge as  Ed Davis capped it off  with a hook shot at the 7:35 mark. two
 Dion  Waiters free  throws brought the Cavs within 66-61, though the Grizzlies
 took an 80-69 advantage into the fourth.
 
 Cleveland  only made  5-of-17 field  goals in  the third  and managed  just 18
 points.
 
 Memphis  led after  one quarter 23-19, but  the home team took a 51-48 lead at
 the break.
 
 "Everyone  knew  the third  quarter would be  key for us,  but talk is cheap,"
 Thompson  said. "You have  to go out there with a sense of urgency and a sense
 of fight. We clearly didn't do that tonight."
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Cleveland  is 12-19  at home this season  ... Memphis is 17-11 on the road ...
 The  Cavs were without Daniel Gibson, who missed his second straight game with
 an  illness and  Waiters, who  suited up,  but  did not  play also  due to  an
 apparent  illness ... Cleveland  has lost four in a row in this series ... The
 Grizzlies  are  12-4 overall since trading  Rudy Gay ... Memphis hadn't won in
 Cleveland since 2003 ... Memphis was without leading scorer Zach Randolph, who
 missed his third straight game due to a sprained ankle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 03/08 23:31:53 ET