Dallas 95, Memphis 85

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #63 Derek Richardson, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 20233

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 23 28 17 17 85
Dallas 20 27 19 29 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 30-23 18-7 12-16 L1
Dallas 31-24 20-9 11-15 W1

Recap


MAVERICKS 95, GRIZZLIES 85: Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points and Dallas used a 21-4 run in the fourth quarter to defeat visiting Memphis.

The Grizzlies, who were trying to become the fifth team this season to win all three games of a back-to-back-to-back set, were held to 34 points in the second half as they saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

Memphis led 73-68 early in the fourth quarter before Dallas scored the next 10 points. Shawn Marion sparked the surge with a layup, two free throws and a jumper. The run continued and the Mavericks took an 89-77 lead with 3:01 to play.

Marion scored 16 points and Jason Terry had 15 for the Mavericks.

O.J. Mayo led Memphis with 17 points while Mike Conley added 11.

Dallas played its second straight game without point guard Jason Kidd, who has a strained right groin.

Tony Allen left the game in the fourth quarter after Mayo poked him in the face. Allen was on the floor for several seconds and held a towel to his face as he walked to the locker room.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: The Grizzlies defeated Oklahoma City on Monday and beat Golden State on Wednesday. ... Marc Gasol recorded his 23rd double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. ... Lamar Odom, who missed Monday's game with a stomach ailment, scored five points in 19 minutes. ... The teams meet again Saturday in Memphis.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Dallas
O.J. Mayo 17 Scoring Dirk Nowitzki 23
Marc Gasol 7 Assists Rodrigue Beaubois 5
Marc Gasol 10 Rebounds Ian Mahinmi 10
Marc Gasol 4 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 3
Tony Allen 2 Steals Jason Terry 2
Marc Gasol 4 Blocks Shawn Marion 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 85 42.2 7-16 8-14 22 40 6 6 11
Dallas 95 50.0 4-15 11-16 19 45 8 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Portland. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .478 after a loss.
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