Short-handed Grizzlies pull stunner on Cavs


Tony Allen scored a season-high 26 points and the Memphis Grizzlies, despite playing without four injured starters, shocked 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. Pacers 99, Spurs 91

In Indianapolis, Monta Ellis scored 26 points and Paul George added 23 to help Indiana end San Antonio’s eight-game winning streak.

Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge each had 23 points for the Spurs. Clippers 109, Mavericks 90

In Dallas, Chris Paul scored 18 of his 27 points when Los Angeles took control in the third quarter, and DeAndre Jordan had 23 points and 20 rebounds amid another round of boos in Dallas.

Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 22 points. Bulls 100, Bucks 90

In Chicago, Pau Gasol had 12 points, 17 rebounds, 13 assists and five blocked shots, and the banged-up Bulls beat Milwaukee with All-Star Jimmy Butler sidelined by swelling in his left knee.

Jerryd Bayless scored 20 points for the Bucks. Pelicans 115, Kings 112

In New Orleans, Anthony Davis had 31 points and 10 rebounds, and the Pelicans came back from a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat Sacramento.

DeMarcus Cousins had 40 points, 16 rebounds and four steals for the Kings. Hornets 108, T-Wolves 103

In Charlotte, Kemba Walker scored 21 of his 34 points in the third quarter and the Hornets held off Minnesota for their fourth straight win.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Anthony Wiggins added 25 points for the Timberwolves.