The Memphis Grizzlies made a statement on Sunday night against the Miami Heat, beating the defending champions 104-86 at home. Wayne Ellington had 25 points to lead the Grizzlies, and shot 7-11 from three point range. Memphis shot 58% as a team from deep.
LeBron James led the Heat with 20 points, ten rebounds, and six assists, and Chris Bosh had 22 points and eight rebounds. Dwyane Wade shot only 3-15 from the floor, and ended with only eight points and eight rebounds. The Heat shot only 38% from the floor as a team.
The game was actually close after one quarter, but the Grizzlies outscored the Heat 34-20 in the second quarter to take a 15 point lead into halftime. Rudy Gay had 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Zach Randolph pitched in with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Conley also had 18 points for Memphis, and he added nine assists.
The Heat now travel to Houston to take on the Rockets tomorrow night.