Cavaliers: Jon Leuer (Jul 20 11:17 ET ) The Cavaliers claimed forward Jon Leuer off waivers from the Houston Rockets on Friday.
The Scoop: Leuer averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 46 games as a rookie last season for Milwaukee. The 6-foot-10, 228-pound Leuer started 12 games, averaging 7.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. He was traded to Houston last month and was waived by the Rockets on Wednesday. Leuer, the 40th overall selection in the 2011 draft, played four seasons in college at Wisconsin and was selected All-Big Ten first team as a senior after averaging 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds.
Jon Leuer came off the bench to hit 6-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points and five rebounds in Wednesday's ugly loss at Brooklyn.
The Scoop:Zach Randolph was out with the flu, starters Ed Davis and Tayshaun Prince were invisible and the Grizzlies turned to their bench early and often in an ugly loss. Leuer posted some big lines earlier in the season, but there's no reason to think he's about ready to go on a run, as Randolph should be back soon. Ignore tonight's positive performance.
Ed Davis came off the bench and registered his third double-double this season, scoring 17 points and registering 11 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies drub the Detroit Pistons, 112-84. The Grizzlies shot 43-92 (46.7%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 19 rebounds. Memphis (15-18) picked up the win after falling to the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Other key performers for Memphis were Jon Leuer with 23 points and 8 rebounds, Zach Randolph with 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Mike Conley with 15 points and 6 assists.
Zach Randolph has been one of the few constants for a Memphis Grizzlies team that's been rocked by a steady string of injuries to key players. And the big man was at it again on Monday night, scoring 22 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and even dishing a season-high seven assists in the Grizzlies' 104-94 victory over the Utah Jazz. ''We go as our leader goes,'' Memphis guard Tony Allen said. Jerryd Bayless scored all 17 of his points in the second half while Mike Miller added 15 and Jon Leuer 11.
Zach Randolph put up 22 points and recorded 10 rebounds and 7 assists in a tremendous all-around performance to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Utah Jazz, 104-94. The Grizzlies took quality shots, finishing 39-83 (47.0%) from the field, including 11-20 (55.0%) from beyond the arc. Memphis (12-15) has won just three of their last 10 games. Other key performers for Memphis were Jon Leuer with 11 points and 5 rebounds, and Kosta Koufos with 10 points and 7 rebounds.
NEW ORLEANS -- Guard Eric Gordon scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the second half and backcourt mate Jrue Holiday added 20 points and 12 assists to lift the New Orleans Pelicans to a 104-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at the New Orleans Arena. Gordon, who made 10 of 12 shots from the field, and Holiday took control after the Pelicans saw a 19-point fourth-quarter lead dwindle to 94-88 with 4:53 left on a 3-pointer by forward Mike Miller with 4:53 left. Gordon and Holiday combined for eight of the Pelicans' final 10 points as New Orleans (11-10) won its second consecutive home game before embarking on a five-game road trip. The Grizzlies (10-12) were led by forward Jon Leuer with 19 points and guard Mike Conley with 18.
As the injury list continues to grow for the Memphis Grizzlies, reserves like Jon Leuer are seizing the opportunities they get. Leuer scored 16 points and grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds Monday night to help the short-handed Grizzlies build an early lead and hold on to defeat the Orlando Magic 94-85. ''We've had a lot of guys go down,'' Leuer said. ''It obviously makes it tough, but it opens up other opportunities for guys to come in and contribute.'' Memphis' reserves outscored their Orlando counterparts 38-4, helping send the Magic to their sixth straight loss.
Zach Randolph put up 19 points and recorded 12 rebounds, his 11th double-double of the season, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Orlando Magic, 94-85. Memphis (10-10) picked up the win after falling to Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Memphis also got solid performances from Jon Leuer with 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Mike Conley with 13 points and 7 assists. Despite the loss, Jameer Nelson scored 19 points for Orlando on 6-14 shooting (2-8 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-5 from the free throw line.
The Orlando Magic come to town. The Memphis Grizzlies (10-10) shook off their home slump Monday night at the FedExForum with a 94-85 win over the Magic as power forward Zach Randolph scored 19 points with 12 rebounds and forward Jon Leuer contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Orlando (6-15) lost its sixth straight and its road record dropped to 1-10. All five Orlando starters scored in double figures, led by forward Andrew Nicholson and guard Jameer Nelson, who had 19 points each;
Zach Randolph had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Jon Leuer added 16 points and a career-best 12 boards to lead the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies to a 94-85 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Mike Conley had 13 points and Jerryd Bayless finished with 11 points, including a late 3-pointer to preserve the win and end a two-game slide. Andrew Nicholson and Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 19 points apiece. Arron Afflalo scored 17 points, Glenn Davis finished with 16 and Victor Oladipo added 10 in Orlando's sixth straight loss.
The Scoop: None.
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