Memphis 96, Dallas 85

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #12 Violet Palmer, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 17023

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 17 32 18 18 85
Memphis 25 22 27 22 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 21-15 13-7 8-8 L3
Memphis 20-15 14-5 6-10 W2

Recap


GRIZZLIES 96, MAVERICKS 85: Marc Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Mike Conley added 20 points and 10 assists to help Memphis win its fifth in a row at home while sending Dallas to a third straight loss.

Rudy Gay scored 18 as the Grizzlies matched a franchise record with their third consecutive win in the series.

Jason Terry had 18 points and Rodrigue Beaubois 16 for the Mavericks, who played much of the game without Dirk Nowitzki. The All-Star forward exited early in the second quarter with lower back tightness and did not return. He is listed as day-to-day.

The Mavericks had pulled within four when the Grizzlies countered with 13 unanswered points spanning the third and fourth quarters. Conley hit a 3-pointer, Gay finished an alley-oop from O.J. Mayo and Marreese Speights capped the run with a layup for the 82-67 lead.

Terry hit consecutive jumpers to get the Mavericks back within 86-79 with three minutes to play. But Gay followed with a jumper and Tony Allen made a layup to push the edge out to 90-79.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mavericks forward Lamar Odom was absent for a third straight because of personal reasons. … Nowitzki missed his lone shot attempt in eight minutes of action. … The Grizzlies were just 2 of 12 on 3-pointers.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Memphis
Jason Terry 18 Scoring Marc Gasol 22
Jason Terry 5 Assists Mike Conley 10
Shawn Marion 8 Rebounds Marc Gasol 11
Brandan Wright 4 Free Throws Made Marc Gasol 6
Brandan Wright 2 Steals Mike Conley 4
Brandan Wright 2 Blocks Marc Gasol 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 85 44.3 4-23 11-14 16 34 5 8 18
Memphis 96 48.8 2-12 16-19 22 42 5 12 17

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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