CLEVELAND — Tony Allen scored a season-high 26 points and the Memphis Grizzlies, despite playing without four injured starters, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-103 on Monday night.
Vince Carter made four free throws in the final 13.4 seconds to steal the upset by a Memphis team that had more coaches than players sitting on the bench.
Lance Stephenson added 17 points and JaMychal Green 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who forced the Cavs into a season-high 25 turnovers and never backed down against the Eastern Conference’s top team. Allen was back after missing eight games with a knee injury for Memphis, which only dressed eight players.
LeBron James scored 28 points and Kyrie Irving had 27 — 14 in the fourth — for the Cavaliers. James also moved passed Hall of Famer John Havlicek into 13th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.