Memphis 89, Dallas 70

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 15, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #10 Ron Garretson, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 15812

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 19 17 12 22 70
Memphis 31 15 21 22 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 26-13 14-8 12-5 L5
Memphis 19-21 12-6 7-15 W2

Recap

Zach Randolph finished with 23 points and 20 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 16 as the Memphis Grizzlies easily dispatched the stumbling Dallas Mavericks, 89-70, on Saturday.

Darrell Arthur added 17 points off the bench for the Grizzlies, who won for just the second time this season against a Southwest Division opponent.

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki made his return to the lineup following a nine-game absence due to a knee injury but he did not last long, managing 15 minutes and seven points before being ejected at the 8:08 mark of the third quarter after receiving two technicals for arguing with officials.

By then Memphis already had the game in control, shooting out to a 31-19 lead in the first quarter and cruising into the half up, 46-36. While Nowitzki was expressing his frustrations to the officials in the third quarter, his team was slumping to 12 points in the frame, allowing the Grizzlies to pull away.

Ian Mahinmi scored 17 off the bench and Shawn Marion added 11 as the only players to finish in double figures for Dallas, whose previous season-low for points was 76 against Toronto on Dec. 28 - the first game Nowitzki missed.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Memphis
Ian Mahinmi 17 Scoring Zach Randolph 23
Jason Kidd 4 Assists Mike Conley 6
Brendan Haywood 6 Rebounds Zach Randolph 20
Ian Mahinmi 5 Free Throws Made Darrell Arthur 5
Jason Terry 3 Steals O.J. Mayo 3
Brendan Haywood 1 Blocks Sam Young 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 70 32.4 6-31 16-23 13 38 3 7 14
Memphis 89 47.4 3-12 14-15 20 42 7 8 13

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .381 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Detroit . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .769 after a win and .462 after a loss.
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