MEMPHIS, Tenn.: LeBron James had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in his 11th triple-double of the season, and the Cavaliers pulled away after a slow start to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-89 on Friday night.

George Hill also scored 18 points, and Larry Nance Jr. finished with 15 and Jordan Clarkson had 14 as the newcomers had good nights in the Cavs’ fifth win in the last six games.

Tyreke Evans and JaMychal Green each had 15 points for the Grizzlies, with Evans also dishing out 10 assists and Green grabbing 10 rebounds. Marc Gasol had 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Cavs trailed by double digits early, but outscored the Grizzlies 58-40 in the second half, sending Memphis to its eighth consecutive loss.

James was already under triple-double watch at halftime with 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Hill had 13 points as the Cavaliers erased a 13-point lead in the first half to carry a 54-49 lead into the break.

James reached his triple-double with about four minutes left in the third, with an assist on a 3-pointer by Cedi Osman. That was part of the Cavs outscoring the Grizzlies 31-22 in a foul-filled third quarter, building the lead to double digits and holding an 85-71 advantage into the fourth.

Memphis never threatened the rest of the way.

Tip-ins

Cavaliers: Clarkson was cut under his right eye in the second quarter, but returned in the fourth. ... James has played in all 58 Cavs games this season ... The Cavs played their only road game out of the first seven following the All-Star break. ... The Cavs are 4-1 since reshaping their roster at the trade deadline, adding Hill, Rodney Hood, Clarkson and Nance. ... James, who played 36 minutes in Thursday’s loss to the Washington Wizards, played just under 37 minutes Friday night.

Grizzlies: Evans left the game near the midway point of the fourth with a right rib injury and did not return. ... Memphis is winless in February. Its last victory was Jan. 29 over Phoenix. ... Evans was 3-for-7 from outside the arc, marking his 28th consecutive game with at least one 3-pointer, breaking the franchise record of 27 previously held by Mike Miller.