Jon Leuer stepped into a starting role on Sunday, notching 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 30 minutes of action.
The Scoop:Zach Randolph was out with a swollen knee, which led to Leuer's temporary promotion, and Randolph remains questionable for Monday's game. Daily-league owners should keep a close eye on the Grizzlies' injury report, as Leuer could once again be a solid value against the Jazz on Monday.
The Warriors were off to a ridiculous 21-2 start to the season, but few expected that to continue on Tuesday night in Memphis. The Grizzlies were 19-4 overall themselves, and possessed the league’s best home record coming into this one. And, with Golden State missing its defensive anchor in Andrew Bogut , the belief was that Memphis would have a relatively easy time ending the Warriors’ winning ways. While it was more difficult than expected, Memphis came away with the 105-98 victory, one which snapped Golden State’s 16-game winning streak. The Grizzlies took control of this one early in the second quarter, with a 20-0 run sparked by their bench. Vince Carter led the way with 11 in the period, while guys like Jon Leuer and Beno Udrih were efficient in running the Memphis offense to get easy looks at the basket. This was far from a blowout, however, and the Warriors even had their chances down the stretch. After Memphis led by as many as 14 points in the fourth, the lead was just three with 38 seconds remaining. But Mike Conley came through in the clutch, hitting a running floater with 30 seconds left that effectively sealed it. This was not a great night for the Warriors offensively, and while the Grizzlies are known for their defense, some of the miscues can easily be chalked up to the players needlessly pressing. Curry finished 9-of-25 from the field, and many of his shots seemed forced, without him bothering to look for teammates to get easier looks. Draymond Green can be capable offensively at times, but looked out of sorts while missing almost everything in a 2-of-11 effort of his own. The good news for the Warriors is that help is on the way. Bogut is expected to return soon, and as long as he’s healthy come playoff time, the league’s best defense can remain confident that it will be able to put up performances similar to those we’ve seen to this point in the season. David Lee will be back at some point, too, and that will just add another dimension to the big man depth of this stellar Warriors offense. But until then, losses on the road against some of the other top teams in the league should be somewhat expected. At this point in the season, Memphis certainly fits that description. - Brett Pollakoff, NBC Sports
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Basketball Association games: Grizzlies 103, Heat 87 The Memphis Grizzlies used a 17-3 run early in the final quarter to beat the slumping Miami Heat. The Heat (9-11) got within three points but ran out of gas to drop their fourth straight despite a game-high 25 points by Dwayne Wade. Reserve forward Jon Leuer led Memphis with a season-best 20 points as the Grizzlies (16-4) bounced back from their first home defeat of the season against San Antonio on Friday. ...
Jon Leuer made both of his 3-point attempts on Sunday, finishing an easy win vs. Miami with a season-high 20 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block.
The Scoop:He did his damage in a mere 24 minutes off the bench and his role is simply too chaotic to rely on him outside of very deep fantasy leagues -- he didn't even leave the Grizzlies' bench vs. the Spurs on Friday. Congratulations if you happened to have Leuer active for this unforeseeable double-double.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- With the Los Angeles Clippers still hanging around in the fourth quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies' reserves put them away with a long-range barrage: Quincy Pondexter, Courtney Lee and Jon Leuer provided the knockout blow with a trifecta of 3-pointers.
The Scoop:Leuer is nothing more than a backup, and he's averaging 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds on the season. As long as Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are healthy, Leuer isn't going to be worth touching in standard leagues.
Jon Leuer played 22 minutes off the bench in his return from the flu on Friday, scoring a season-high 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one three.
The Scoop:Leuer got his numbers in this lightly contested game but he'll need to show consistency to get anybody's attention in most formats. Without an injury to Zach Randolph or Marc Gasol, it's hard to see him getting enough run to produce.
The Scoop:This is a nightmare for the Grizzlies, as they could be incredibly shorthanded against Toronto if they have to sit out. If any of these players sit out, we may get an extended look at rookies Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes, while Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter would likely benefit the most. Stay tuned.
The Scoop:He is not the only Grizzly battling the flu, joining Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih and Courtney Lee on the injury report. If Leuer sits this one out, rookie Jarnell Stokes will see an uptick in minutes, but not enough to warrant attention in most fantasy leagues.
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