Love leads Cavaliers past Grizzlies 106-76

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Kevin Love (Photo: Jen Steer/Fox 8 News)

MEMPHIS– Kevin Love had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Richard Jefferson had 14 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers built a big early advantage and wrecked the Memphis Grizzlies’ season opener with a 106-76 victory Wednesday night.

Cleveland capitalized on Memphis’ shooting woes, building a double-digit lead in the first quarter and extending the margin to 32 in the fourth. The Cavaliers lost their season opener to the Bulls 97-95 on Tuesday night.

LeBron James, Jared Cunningham and Matthew Dellavedova had 12 points each, with James 4 of 13 from the field. Jefferson was five of six, including all three 3-point tries, part of Cleveland shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc.

Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 12 points apiece. Gasol and Tony Allen (six points) were the only Memphis players to make at least half their shots, and the Grizzlies shot 35 percent.

 

The Cavs first home game of the season is this Friday; they take on the Miami Heat. **Everything you need to know about the Cavs Home Opener right here**