Grayson Allen against the Atlanta Hawks tonight 30 points 4 rebounds 3 assists on 10 18 shooting and a game-high 20 for Memphis

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After graduating from [Princeton University](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton_University) and [Harvard Law School](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Law_School), Cruz pursued a career in government. He worked as a policy advisor in the [George W. Bush](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush) administration before serving as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008. In 2012, Cruz [was elected to](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_United_States_Senate_election_in_Texas) the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Hispanic American to serve as a U.S. senator from Texas. In the Senate, Cruz has taken consistently conservative positions on economic and social policy; he played a leading role in the [2013 United States federal government shutdown](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_United_States_federal_government_shutdown), seeking to force Congress and President [Barack Obama](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama) to defund the [Affordable Care Act](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affordable_Care_Act). He was reelected in an unusually close Senate race in [2018](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_United_States_Senate_election_in_Texas) against [Democratic](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)) candidate [Beto ORourke](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beto_O%27Rourke). In [2016](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_United_States_presidential_election), Cruz ran for President of the United States, placing second behind [Donald Trump](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump) in the Republican primary. The competition for the Republican presidential nomination between Trump and Cruz was deeply acrimonious and characterized by a series of public personal attacks. While Cruz initially declined to endorse Trumps campaign once he won the nomination, he later became a staunch Trump supporter during the latters presidency. In January 2021, Cruz provoked a widespread political and popular backlash after filing [objections to the certification of Joe Bidens victory](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_United_States_Electoral_College_vote_count) over Trump in the [2020 presidential election](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_presidential_election_in_the_united_states); he was criticized for giving credence to the [baseless conspiracy theory](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_overturn_the_2020_United_States_presidential_election#Stop_the_Steal) that the election was stolen from Trump. After a violent mob of Trump supporters, motivated by the beliefs Cruz and others promoted, [stormed the United States Capitol](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol), figures from across the political spectrum condemned him and argued that he bore responsibility for the riot and the five deaths it caused.[[1]](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz#cite_note-theguardian-riot-1)