(SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have won two of their last three, but will face a stiff challenge Sunday when the Memphis Grizzlies pay a visit to Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavs are 2-1 on this five-game homestand which ends Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cleveland rebounded from an "embarrassing" loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday with a four-point victory Friday over the Brooklyn Nets.
Mike Miller scored a season-high 21 points in a rare start and the Cavaliers bounced back from their worst loss of the season with a 95-91 win over the Nets.
Miller hit 7-of-8 from behind the arc in his first start of the season and LeBron James scored 22 points with nine assists for Cleveland, which was coming off a 29-point home loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.
"He's a professional guy, you can always count on him," James said of Miller. "His ability to shoot the ball gives us so much more of a dynamic out there."
Miller, who hadn't played since Dec. 4, had just 19 points in 13 games all season before Friday.
Kyrie Irving chipped in 16 while Kevin Love had his worst shooting performance in a Cavs uniform, going 1-for-10 for six points. Love, however, finished with a game-high 14 rebounds.
The Grizzlies had a six-game winning streak snapped on Friday night with a 103-97 home loss against the Chicago Bulls. Memphis has won two straight on the road.
Mike Conley deposited 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting and Beno Udrih posted 15 points in the setback. Memphis was coming off a triple-overtime road win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.
"Tonight we didn't have enough effort for the most part because of very tired legs," Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger. "We couldn't get inside their defense... We have to tip our hats to them. They are a good team."
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol contributed 13 points with 10 rebounds, while his brother, Pau, was held to six points to go along with 11 rebounds for Chicago.
Memphis managed to cut its eight-point halftime deficit to 73-66 after three quarters. The Grizzlies got it to a two-point game, but E'Twaun Moore, a seldom-used Chicago reserve, hit two free throws with 53 seconds left.
Chicago hung on for the win after Conley missed a 3-pointer. The Bulls held the Grizzlies to 2-for-13 shooting from beyond the arc.
Grizzlies guard Tony Allen missed the game with a right corneal abrasion
The Grizzlies have won five of the last six meetings with the Cavaliers, but Cleveland has won eight of the last nine matchups with Memphis as the host.