Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavs ran the league’s longest active winning streak to 11 games by holding off the Memphis Grizzlies 116-111 Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

1. After LeBron James saved the Cavs with 15 fourth-quarter points, including scoring the team’s final 13, Channing Frye came up with perhaps the most unusual reason for why James is terrorizing teams.

2. “Thank God he’s on my team,” Frye said. “I don’t know what y’all told him or what he heard, but whatever zone he’s in, keep it.”

3. If Frye wants to credit the media for angering/inspiring James for his MVP-caliber start to this season, thanks for thinking of us. I can think of any number of reasons, and we aren't one.

4. James finished with 34 points, two rebounds, 12 assists and a blocked shot in 39 minutes. He hit 13 of 22 field goals, 0 for 3 from long range, and 8 for 8 at the free throw line. He did commit five turnovers and his plus/minus was a minus 5.

5. James entered the night ranked third in the league in scoring (28), fourth in assists (8.5) and tied for 22nd in rebounds (8.1). But more importantly, he leads the league in fourth-quarter scoring.

6. James tops the category with a 9.6 average, followed by the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis (7.3), the Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins (7.1) and the Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (7.0).

7. Frye’s praise of James may not endear him to the four-time league MVP, although Frye can be endearingly honest.

8. Asked what he’d seen different from James this season, Frye said, “Well, everyone was talking like, ‘Hey, this is not Playoff LeBron.’ Usually LeBron gives you about 60 percent. He’s about 80 percent LeBron and it’s looking effortless, so pretty scary.”

9. Frye’s 80 percent remark even took those around him by surprise.

10. “This is 80 percent engagement,” Frye said. “He’s engaged on offense and defense. Tonight he didn’t have a lot of rebounds, but every night almost has a triple-double, he’s shooting the ball well, he’s seeing the game a lot better, he’s diverting to his teammates and that’s pretty scary.

11. “He adjusted today. They were double-teaming from the bottom so he moved to the elbow. Once he starts adjusting, then he starts getting the ball screen-and-roll. You’re seeing post-up passing LeBron, post-up scoring LeBron, shooting 3’s LeBron. There’s a lot of different aspects of that. So when I say 80 percent, I just mean that it’s engagement every single game.”

12. The game was tied at 109-all with 2:10 left. From that point on, James scored on a layup, an and-one and a step-back 23-footer, while all the Grizzlies could muster were two free throws from Dillon Brooks.

13. “That’s what my teammates, when it’s winning time in the fourth quarter, they want me to step up and do what I do best,” James said.

14. James said he felt the momentum start to change after the Cavs took an 18-point lead in the third quarter. He said Andrew Harrison gave the Grizzlies a boost off the bench with 12 second-half points. The Grizzlies were throwing whatever they could at the Cavs to stymie their offense.

15. “I knew at some point it was gonna kind of be a game. I was able to just kind of read and react,” James said. “My shooters were doing a great job and the guys were doing a great job of moving early in the game and I was getting a lot of assists, so I knew at some point they would kind of get close to my guys and kind of dare me to score. So that’s when I had to come through for my guys.”

16. James said his ability to deliver in the clutch comes from 15 years of experience, playing big games in the regular-season and postseason, including seven consecutive Finals.

17. “It’s an honor for me to even be able to have 14 guys and they’re looking at me personally like, ‘OK, it’s your time,’” James said. “Just try to make the right reads and the right decisions to help us win.”

18. The only that struck Kevin Love as unusual about James’ night is he went into the fourth quarter without a rebound.

19. “And he was still by far the best player on the floor and so effective,” Love said. “It’s so different game to game, but he just leads us in so many different ways. That fourth quarter, it doesn’t surprise me. We always know we’re going to him and he’s going to make the right play and tonight it was scoring the ball.”

20. Dwyane Wade should be used to this. He’s been friends with James since a pre-draft camp in 2003. They played together for four seasons in Miami, went to the Finals four times and won two championships. Now he’s seeing the Cavs’ version of James. But watching James take over down the stretch still leaves Wade shaking his head.

21. “I’ve been around guys, I’ve been a guy. … When you’re on a team and you have a guy that when the game gets close that you can give him the ball and he’s going to come through, maybe not all the time but it seems like every time, it just makes the game easier,” Wade said.

22. “It’s like a good football team having a great field goal kicker, all you have to do is get close enough. Bears fan, you know Robbie Gould was going to make it for us. It’s kind of like that. We know he’s going to make the right play. If it’s for him scoring the basketball like tonight, hitting the jumper, or when they double team, making the right pass. Guys have got to stay ready and do what they do.”

23. Wade said when James gets in one of those zones, there’s not much an opponent can do “unless you run two at him.”

24. “If you run two at him, you’re going to leave Kyle Korver open, you’re going to leave Kevin Love open. Who are you going to leave open?” Wade said. “You’ve got to live with it if he’s making ‘em. It’s impressive, man. I just shake my head. Every time we go into a timeout after he makes those big shots you’re just like, ‘Once again.’”

25. This game, and Thursday’s game at Atlanta, showed a new trend from lower-level competition on how to defend the Cavs -- junking up the game and putting bigs on smalls.

26. “Just kind of had us in disarray offensively,” Lue said.

27. Love explained it best. “With me playing the 5, we’re seeing a lot of different things. A lot of teams are putting a smaller defender, a 4 or a 3 on me and just trying to muck up the game as much as they can,” Love said. “Just trying to get me in the post, run different actions. Last game (against Atlanta) they kind of double-teamed and we had to do double floods and run guys into the post and get back-door action and spray to the 3 ball. Tonight was even a little bit different. We expected them to do something like that and they did. We just had to find a way to be effective.”

28. Early in the season, opponents tried to run the older Cavs off the court, but that’s no longer a common tactic.

29. “A lot of teams have been putting the 5s on Jae (Crowder) to start the game and the smaller guy on Kev, knowing that Kev has been playing really well, so they’re trying to put a little bit more quickness on him,” James said. “We’ve got to do a better job of continuing to watch the film when we get an opportunity and seeing ways we can exploit the matchups.”

30. Frye played just 14 minutes after dislocating his right middle finger, although the Cavs said he taped it up and could have returned. Frye said it happened when he was trying to guard center Marc Gasol, who is 7-foot-1 and 255 pounds.

31. “He’s a good player and he’s heavy and I tried to grab him on his hip like we were dancing and it just jammed,” Frye said. “This knuckle went over that knuckle. It’s OK now. It will probably start throbbing tonight. Give me an Advil or something and I’ll be cool.”

32. The Cavs play at Chicago on Monday. Asked if he would miss any time, Frye said, “We’ll see tomorrow. Hopefully I will be able to shoot the ball.”

33. The Cavs are playing like they care about the winning streak. They are two victories away from tying the franchise record (both for the regular season and postseason).

34. James said it’s not a motivating factor for him. He and Wade were part of the Miami Heat’s franchise record 27-game winning streak in 2012-13. Running from Feb. 3, 2013-March 25, it also ranks as the second longest single-season streak in NBA history.

35. But Wade believes winning matters.

36. “Within a winning streak you’ve got to find many ways to win. You never play as good as the 11-0, you never play as good as it looks. And when you’re losing, you lose four in a row, you never play as bad as it looks,” Wade said. “That’s the one thing you have to understand. But we play this game to win. It feels great to win. Food tastes better when you win. Coach gives us days off when we win. It keeps our body fresh, it keeps everybody wanting to continue to win so we can continue to have that.”