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Report: Tristan Thompson to play sparingly tonight in Memphis

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After last night’s 103-86 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue announced that LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love would all be out to rest for tonight’s game against the Grizzlies on the road. None of the players even made the trip to Memphis, instead staying behind in Cleveland.

According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Lue is also going to rest one of his starters who did make the trip: Tristan Thompson.

Thompson, who is the NBA’s active leader in consecutive games played at 393, will play in his 394th consecutive game, but will be subbed out a couple minutes into the game.

DeAndre Liggins, J.R. Smith, Mike Dunleavy, Channing Frye, and Tristan Thompson will start tonight’s game, but expect to see some never before seen lineups.

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