Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1) play against the Memphis Grizzlies (0-0) at FedExForum

Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021

Cleveland Cavaliers 121, Memphis Grizzlies 132 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Around the league (thread):
➖Knicks-Celtics double OT thriller: Randle 35 points. Brown: 46 points (most by a Celtic on opening night).
➖Hornets 1pt W vs Indy. LaMelo: 39-9-7. Duarte w/ 27 in debut.
➖Ja: 37-6-6 (W). Evan Mobley: 17-9-6 in debut. pic.twitter.com/w7U2tyaIfR1:08 AM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Fantasy adds from tonight (under 30% on Y!):
Shallow
Chris Duarte
12-team
Alex Caruso
Desmond Bane
Franz Wagner
Ricky Rubio
Deep
Grant Williams
RJ Hampton
Devin Vassell
Obi Toppin
Furkan Korkmaz
Khem Birch
Romeo Langford
Dalano Banton
Raul Neto
About to record 3 Ball! – 12:42 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top rookies on Wed
Chris Duarte, 27 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 6-9 from 3
Evan Mobley, 17 pts, 9 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Scottie Barnes, 12 pts, 9 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 6 to
Alperen Sengun, 11 pts, 6 rebs, 2 ast, 3 stl
Franz Wagner, 12 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk – 12:31 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie non-starters with 10+ mins on opening night:
Davion Mitchell
Ziaire Williams
Alperen Sengun
Trey Murphy III
Tre Mann
Ayo Dosunmu
Dalano Banton – 12:27 AM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Jarrett Allen didn’t miss a shot in his first game as a $100 million player (11-of-11).
25 points, 3 steals, 3 blocks.
He’s shot 100% in 9 games in his career (min. 5 FGA) before tonight. Only 23 years old. pic.twitter.com/3Uj83YbPWf11:57 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant emerged from “the dark” on Wednesday and put on a show so grand that he surprised his teammates of two seasons.
37 points, six rebounds, six assists and MVP chants echoing inside FedExForum. And he warned that this would happen. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…11:56 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie opening night starters:
Jalen Green
Evan Mobley
Scottie Barnes
Jalen Suggs
Josh Giddey
Franz Wagner
Chris Duarte – 11:40 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Per @Basketball-Reference, with 29 points tonight, @Anthony Edwards becomes the youngest player in @Minnesota Timberwolves history to score 20+ points on Opening Night:
20y076d — Edwards (29 vs. HOU, 10/20/2021)
20y346d — Towns (21 at MEM, 10/26/2016)
21y165d — Garnett (25 vs. GSW, 10/31/1997) – 11:35 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Rubio 10 assists in 25 minutes. Fans will love this guy – 11:18 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Garland dished well, but rough shooting night other than a great flurry in 4th. Did give Cavs a chance to win, though – 11:07 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant said he was “shook” to hear the MVP chants at the end of the game.
He said it almost made him miss his free throws – 11:02 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on his message to his team: We gotta win different kinds of win — pretty ones, ugly ones. They gotta carry that energy into the road trip – 11:00 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Ja Morant said the “MVP!” chants almost made him miss his free throws! – 11:00 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Ja Morant: “Not gonna lie, those MVP chants almost made me miss my free throws. I was shook.” – 11:00 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant said the MVP chants almost made him miss his FTs. He was shook. Was WOW’d but he also wanted to make his FTs.
Take note, Grizz Nation! – 11:00 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
After the game, Ja Morant said he surprised himself on the block. He said The layup was high and he had to duck his head a little bit. – 10:59 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant on playing with Adams, Bane, and Melton: He gives a lot of credit to those guys. He watched Des and Melt work, and it’s paying off. With Stev-O, they’re learning each other, and the chemistry is there, but they gotta learn to read each other better – 10:59 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant said he doesn’t surprise himself much, but he did surprise himself with the block, because of how high the layup is – 10:56 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane tries to remain even-keeled, when I asked him about his emotions coming out to a big crowd in the starting lineup, but he loved the energy from the crowd.
Said it felt like basketball with them back – 10:52 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
“He does what he does. He’s a special, special, special talent!”
@Desmond Bane on @Ja Morant10:52 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on he and Ja’s chemistry: It’s still growing. He knows he can take pressure off Ja with his shooting.
He’s ready to see what it looks like in years 5 and 6.
(u hear that? 👀 @JoeMullinax) – 10:51 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Desmond Bane on playing in front of a full Memphis crowd:
“It felt like basketball” – 10:50 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane says he’s more comfortable getting to the paint, admitting he didn’t even wanna go to the paint last year – 10:48 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane on his differences between game 1 last year and this year: Everything’s more comfortable and more familiar but there’s a “running list of things” different – 10:48 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
Most Points, Regular Season Opener, @Memphis Grizzlies Franchise History:
1. Ja Morant, 44 (2020)
2. @Ja Morant, 37 (2021 — tonight)
3. Marc Gasol, 32 (2014) pic.twitter.com/N8rTa2gzP510:43 PM

Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
More #Cavs: Sexton, 17pts, 7-13FG; Cedi, 15pts, 5-6FG, 3-3 3ptFG; Garland, 13pts, game-hi 12asst (11pts, 5asst in 4Q); Rubio, 12pts, 10asst; #Cavs overall: 38asst on 47FGM. pic.twitter.com/rT0cJClAlZ10:37 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins on Ja Morant making moments late in games: Called it huge, and he praised Ja for how he organizes the offense and gets to his spots when things slow down – 10:36 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant averages in the season openers excluding his rookie season (2 games).
40.5 points
7.5 assists
4.0 rebounds – 10:35 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins on game 1: “That was a really impressive game 1.” He gave the Cavs a lot of credit for their offense, and their defensive adjustments.
Grizzlies got stops to generate offense. Love how they faced adversity – 10:35 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Knicks and Celtics are playing the league’s first double-overtime opening night game since 2006 … when the Knicks and Grizzlies played triple-overtime. – 10:34 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
eVaN mObLeY wOn’T gEt ThE mInUtEs.
In his regular season debut, Evan Mobley played 38 minutes with 17 points, nine boards, six dimes, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer. – 10:33 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
JA MORANT GOT MVP CHANTS
DE’ANTHONY MELTON AND DESMOND BANE LIT IT UP
AND MORE IMPORTANTLY – THE GRIZZLIES GOT THE OPENING NIGHT DUB. grizzlybearblues.com/2021/10/20/227… pic.twitter.com/k8F1rtQD8410:31 PM

Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
#Cavs drop opener in MEM, 132-121, in a game that was closer than the final score; CLE within one with 2:33 to play, MEM closes on 15-5 run; CLE, 38asst, just 10 T.O.; CLE, 51%FG, MEM, 53%; Allen, 25pt, 11-11FG, 4reb, 3blk, 3stl; Mobley, 17pt, 7-13FG, 9reb, 6asst, stl, blk. pic.twitter.com/ipVWniHpjF10:31 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Jarrett Allen scored 25 points on 11-11 shooting from the field tonight.
No other player in NBA history has made more field goals without a miss in a season opener. – 10:29 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Ja Morant tonight:
✅ 37 PTS
✅ 6 REB
✅ 6 AST
Morant (22 years, 71 days) is the second-youngest player in NBA history to record at least 35p/5r/5a in a season opener.
Trae Young was 21 years, 35 days old when he did so to open the 2019-20 season. – 10:26 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
That was an absurd performance from Ja Morant. MVP chants throughout FedExForum after watching Morant take over late in the game. 37 points on 17-29 shooting, 6 rebounds, 6 assists. Incredible way to start what could be a huge season. – 10:24 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
I can’t remember (but will look up) the last time two #Cavs point guards had points/assists double-doubles on the same night. Tonight v. MEM: Garland, 13pts, 12asst; Rubio, 12pts, 10asst pic.twitter.com/lQHQi2fjeG10:21 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
That wraps up opening night for the #Cavs here in Memphis. Grizzlies win 132-121.
Jarrett Allen finishes with 25 points. Evan Mobley finishes his regular-season debut with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
Darius Garland had 13 points and 12 assists. – 10:21 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Grizzlies will hang on but this was an impressive debut for Evan Mobley. Protected rim repeatedly, made floaters, hit a corner 3, scored off dribble … this guy is gonna be a PROBLEM – 10:18 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Memphis crowd is chanting “MVP MVP MVP’ with Morant at the free throw line. 37 points tonight. – 10:17 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
surprised Desmond Bane didn’t absolutely destroy the goal with arms strength like his – 10:15 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Desmond Bane gave Melton a hilarious face right as he was about to dunk that. – 10:15 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That didn’t count but HOLY SHIT DESMOND BANE REVVED THAT BACK LIKE HE WAS LEBRON – 10:14 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Both Ja Morant and Jaylen Brown are going god mode late in their games and the NBA is totally back and I love this league so so so much – 10:14 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
JA MORANT FOR 3 – 10:14 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant taking over late in the fourth. I feel like I’ve seen this movie before. – 10:12 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Memphis lead is one. Now in danger of giving this one away. Crowd trying to will the Grizz back in it. – 10:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The crowd is trying to get this team going. Cleveland cut the lead to 1 – 10:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
DE’ANTHONY MELTON FOR 3 – 10:08 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Darius Garland after his third 3 in about three minutes just yelled “Boom” as he ran back towards the bench – 10:07 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Grizzlies are missing some widdddeeeeeeee open looks to let the Cavs get back into this game. – 10:07 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies lead is just four. Open shots aren’t falling at the moment. – 10:07 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
OK Darius Garland. – 10:06 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Evan Mobley has been VERY impressive in his debut. (13pts, 8reb, 5asst, stl, blk midway thru 4) – 10:05 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
These Cavs’ super big lineups have absolutely no chance to defend the Grizzlies. They’re too fast and skilled. – 9:55 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ziaire Williams getting a thunderous ovation for getting the interception before getting fouled. Cool little offense-defense spots there for the rookie – 9:54 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ziaire Williams’ first bucket is a corner 3. And it’s a big one, Grizz lead by 14. – 9:54 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
ZIAIRE WILLIAMS FOR 3 — his 1st NBA basket! – 9:53 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
THAT TWIN CONNECTION ON THE JAREN JACKSON / BRANDON CLARKE ALLEY OOP – 9:49 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
The first Jaren Jackson Jr. Combo Meal of the season was pretty stylish. – 9:49 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Grizzlies getting a little casual with the Cavs, defensive intensity has been lacking for most of the evening. You get the feeling they can put together a run any time they want – but will they? – 9:48 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Ja Morant is just absolutely sick with it! 🤯
pic.twitter.com/ikkxmGhPhR9:47 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs work their way back but the Grizzlies lead Cavs 94-90 at the end of the third.
Jarrett Allen is all over the place tonight, as he has 20 points, 9-of-9 from the field and two free throws. He has four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. – 9:47 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
end of the 3rd
Cavs 90
Grizzlies 94
Ja: 26 points, 5 assists
Bane: 16 points, 3 assists
Melton: 13 points
Jackson: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks
Anderson: 10 points, 5 rebiunds, 2 steals
Adams: 6 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists – 9:46 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies lead by four entering the fourth quarter. Feels like a game they should get. Need to tighten up on defense. – 9:46 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED BY JA MORANT???
(📼 @GrizzOnBally)
pic.twitter.com/jyrNhdWorp9:42 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
I think I’m going to make my game story Ja Morant highlight tweets. – 9:42 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
You know how you have those moments in life where you are like “how did I get so lucky”??…well that’s the moment I am having right now watching @Ja Morant!
#GrizzNation, how did we get so lucky to have JA!?! – 9:42 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Isaac Okoro so much more comfortable in transition – 9:39 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Melton and Ja in transition might be the most consistently exciting Grizzlies moments. – 9:33 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Did Ja Morant just give us the dunk of the season in the first game? Oh my word.
Jaren Jackson Jr. just put his hands on top of his head and dropped his jaw. – 9:33 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
10-2 Cleveland run to start the half. Not ideal – 9:28 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs 6-0 spurt to open second quarter. Back-to-back 3s from Markkanen and Sexton. Cut the Memphis lead to 6. Timeout Grizz. – 9:23 PM
Clay Bailey @claybailey9
This early second-half timeout brought to you by Grizz coach Taylor Jenkins and six straight points by the Cavaliers. Grizz lead 73-67. – 9:23 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
That’s a lot of offense. #Cavs trail, 73-61, at H in MEM; game tied at 32 to end 1Q, MEM goes on 22-8 run; Allen, 14pts, 6-6FG; Mobley, 6pts, game-hi 7reb; CLE, 26 bench pts; Cedi, 12pts, 4-5FG, 3-3 3ptFG; Rubio, 9pts, 7asst, 3reb; for MEM, Morant, game-hi 20pts, 10-15FG, 3asst. pic.twitter.com/72j7HNYFnu9:15 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Not an ideal start to #Cavs Darius Garland’s breakout campaign. Two points. 1-of-5 shooting. 0-of-4 from 3-point range. Does have four assists tho and is on pace to take the 8 3s J.B. Bickerstaff wants from him. – 9:11 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Everything is so easy for Ja Morant. 20 points on 10-15 shooting, just getting to the basket any time he wants. Absolutely nothing the Cavs can do. His block on Markkanen at the end of the half was the exclamation mark. Looks every bit an All-Star. – 9:10 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Just had to explain to my newborn that top of the box blocks by PGs are not normal. #JaMorant9:08 PM
Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
Ja Morant ends a sensational half by blocking #Cavs 7-footer Lauri Markkanen. Morant is so much fun to watch #OVCProud9:08 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Grizzlies up 73-61 at the half.
MORANT: 20 PTS
BANE: 16 PTS
MELTON: 11 PTS
**9 threes in the 1st half for the GRIZZ – 9:07 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
halftime
Cavaliers 61
Grizzlies 73
Ja: 20 points, 3 assists
Bane: 16 points, 3 assists
Melton: 11 points, 3 3’s – 9:06 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
That was a picture perfect first half ending for the Grizzlies. WOW.
Ja Morant drives and the entire Cavs defense collapses. He kicks to Bane for a pump-fake 3.
Then Ja races down the floor and swats a ball of THE TOP OF THE SQUARE. To end the half. Someone alert Sportscenter. – 9:06 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Ja Morant is on a different level – 9:06 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Ja Morant has had some ridiculous finishes tonight. He’s insanely good. – 9:05 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
From the Memphis crowd as Ja Morant scores an incredible scoop shot for 20 first-half points.
“WE ARE NOT WORTHY!” – 9:04 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Please tell me you are watching this show JA MORANT is putting on right now!?!?! – 9:04 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is absolutely carving up the Cavs’ defense. There’s no answer for him – 9:03 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. picks up his first foul late in the second quarter. – 9:02 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
STEVEN ADAMS HAS A HALL-OF-FAMER DIMER BADGE – 8:58 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
That was a 12-0 run for Memphis, all 3-pointers, to erase a 3-point deficit and go in front by 9. – 8:45 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
LET IT FLY @Memphis Grizzlies!! 12-0 run for the Grizzlies.
Melt for three!
Melt for three!
Melt for three!
JJJ for three! – 8:44 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
De’Anthony Melton nails his third triple in a row. He has a 9-0 run all by himself and the Grizzlies now lead by 9. – 8:43 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
DE’ANTHONY MELTON WITH ANOTHER 3, AND THE CROWD IS GOING CRAZY pic.twitter.com/m8DbvK9vdD8:43 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Melton and Jaren Jackson Jr. heating up. – 8:42 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
ANOTHER DE’ANTHONY MELTON 3 – 8:42 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Cedi Osman spoke this preseason about his excitement to play with Ricky Rubio in the second unit. Can see why. Rubio setting up Cedi for clean 3-point looks. And Cedi cashed in during the first quarter. Cedi 3-for-3 from deep. – 8:39 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Ja Morant looked sensational in the first quarter. Very, very easy 12 points on 6-9 shooting. Grizzlies need to get Jaren Jackson, Jr more involved, though. Just one attempt from him so far. – 8:38 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
At the end of the first, #Cavs and Grizzlies are tied 32-32.
Ricky Rubio is finding some really crafty passes to guys, and he has four assists. He found Cedi Osman on the perimeter for 3s. Osman is 3-of-3 from 3 and leading the Cavs in scoring with 9 points. – 8:37 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Collin Sexton is gonna cost my man, Ricky Rubio, his first all-star nod. – 8:37 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
It’s tied at 32 after one quarter. Morant accounted for 50% of the Grizzlies’ points. 12 on buckets and 2 on assists. – 8:37 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
End of the 1st
Cavs 32
Grizzlies 32
Ja: 12 points, 2 assists
Bane: 9 points
JJJ: 3 rebounds
Adams: 3 assists – 8:37 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Feels like Memphis is generating a clean, open look on every single possession. Just whether or not the shot goes in.
Plus side for Cleveland? Their offense has looked pretty good in the first quarter! – 8:37 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
David Kahn knew Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio would still be teammates in 2021 I bet – 8:36 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Ricky. Rubio. – 8:35 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Tyus Jones and Jaren Jackson Jr. are about to come in.
That’s 9 rotation players, for anyone keeping tabs – 8:31 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ja Morant 12 points in the first 8 minutes. He had 44 in game 1 last season. Trending that way. – 8:31 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Tough assignment for Isaac Okoro. Ja Morant eating him up right now. – 8:30 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ziaire Williams making his NBA debut. – 8:30 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Next player off the bench: Ziaire Williams, making his NBA debut – 8:30 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
My eldest son Ricky Rubio broke out his Serpico look tonight – 8:30 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Are we sure Steven Adams isn’t a Gasol doppleganger after that no-look dime? – 8:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane cookin with 9 points in the 1st quarter pic.twitter.com/yxgdRduwUU8:29 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Short synopsis of the game so far: Desmond Bane and Ja Morant. – 8:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
John Konchar and Kyle Anderson are the first players off the bench, and they’re checking in for De’Anthony Melton and Jaren Jackson Jr. – 8:25 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
How many starting power forwards are going to be taller and longer than JJJ? Mobley and Porzingis. That’s probably the list. – 8:23 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Yikes, Garland looks like he just pulled up. Limping. Has looked so good so far. – 8:23 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Darius Garland hobbling a bit, forcing J.B. Bickerstaff to call his second timeout in less than six minutes. – 8:23 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
John Konchar first off the bench for the Grizzlies. Update his sixth man of the year odds @WynnBET8:23 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Isaac Okoro comes into the game at the 8-minute mark, replacing Collin Sexton. – 8:21 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Isaac Okoro first sub off the bench for Collin Sexton. – 8:21 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Cleveland takes the first timeout of the game. The Grizzlies are up 9-6 with 8:49 left in the 1st – 8:17 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jaylen Brown starts the season with a 20-point first quarter at MSG.
Most points he’s ever had in a quarter:
– 21, 1st, 4/10/18 vs WAS
– 20, 1st, tonight vs NYK
– 20, 1st, 4/8/21 vs CHA
– 20, 3rd, 1/24/21 vs CLE – 8:17 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant crosses Sexton and lays it in for the first bucket of the season for Memphis – 8:14 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Steven Adams walking menacingly onto the court while flames shoot from the backboard was legit intimidating and I’m not even playing. – 8:11 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Ja Morant broke out the Kyrie 1s tonight to kick the season off. pic.twitter.com/DVH3qIqh0Q8:06 PM

Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Season FIVE for me in Memphis tips tonight. Go Grizz! #GrzNxtGen🙅‍♂️ #GrindCity pic.twitter.com/ubB5NDgmml7:56 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Your starters for your season opener between the Grizz and Cavs — Cleveland: Markkanen, Mobley, Sexton, Garland and Jarrett Allen.
For Grizz: Melton, Ja, Jaren, Stephen Adams, Bane.
Set your fantasy teams accordingly. – 7:55 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Starters tonight for the @Memphis Grizzlies:
Ja Morant
De’Anthony Melton
Desmond Bane
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Steven Adams – 7:49 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
#Cavs go super-size for the opener – starters:
Darius Garland
Collin Sexton
Lauri Markannen
Evan Mobley
Jarrett Allen – 7:29 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Steven Adams got that Saturday morning pickin up donuts for the family look going, I’m a big fan pic.twitter.com/WXcC54uQNu7:25 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Collin Sexton put up 24.3 PPG on 47/37/81 shooting splits.
Yet, he’s treated like he’s a wild gunner who scores only because of volume. If it was 24 PPG on 41/31/81, fine. But it’s not. I don’t get the slander at all. – 7:21 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Grizzlies celebrate 20th anniversary tonight. Time flies when you’re having fun. Column: dailymemphian.com/subscriber/sec…7:20 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Kyle Anderson getting loose for tonight’s game.
Y’all think he starts or comes off the bench tonight? pic.twitter.com/PH9HdrHrJ97:13 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs starting five for opening night: Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen
Isaac Okoro to come off the bench. – 7:05 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
WHAT IS UP, GRIZZ NATION? We are an hour away from tip-off to the 2021-22 season. To get ready, quote or reply with your predictions for the Memphis Grizzlies, their record, and whatever else you feel confident in pic.twitter.com/1RNBdKrs6g7:05 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Lauri Markkanen named starter at small forward ahead of opener against Memphis, sources tell @clevelanddotcom
cleveland.com/cavs/2021/10/l…7:00 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff said Dean Wade is officially out tonight. He was listed earlier as doubtful with an ankle sprain. – 6:49 PM
Ziaire Williams @therealZiaire
LLTC5‼️💙 – 6:45 PM
Pete Pranica @PetePranica
Steven Adams getting shots up in advance of tonight’s ⁦@Memphis Grizzlies⁩ opener. pic.twitter.com/MHJPMdK2Ho6:36 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
What’s up Grizz Nation. @bcabraham checking in for Taylor Jenkins pregame availability ahead of tonight’s regular season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers – 6:06 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Great to have Hornets basketball again tonight, pre-season is fine but there’s nothing like the real thing.
Remember last season they lost their first two games against OKC & Cleveland and were fine. Expect a slow start with the limited time key players have had in pre-season – 3:45 PM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
🗣️📢 Opening night is nice and all… but it’s officially Rookie Debut Day. Who do we have our eyes on tonight?
🚀 Jalen Green
⚔️ Evan Mobley
🦖 Scottie Barnes
🪄 Jalen Suggs
⛈️ Josh Giddy
🪄 Franz Wagner
👑 Davion Mitchell
🦤 Ziaire Williams
⭐️⭐️⭐️ #NBATopShotThis3:27 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs injury report for the season opener against Memphis:
Dylan Windler (hip strain) – out
Dean Wade (ankle sprain) – doubtful – 2:51 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Dylan Windler (hip) is OUT tonight for the opener against Memphis. Dean Wade (ankle) is DOUBTFUL. – 2:49 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
One person watching tonight’s Blazers-Kings game closely? Ty Lue. He mentioned after today’s media scrum that he’s looking forward to seeing Chauncey Billups in his regular-season debut as a coach. Lue mentioned that he was nervous his first 5-10 games coaching in Cleveland. – 2:10 PM

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