Dallas 89, Memphis 94

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #55 Bill Kennedy, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 18119

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 10 29 28 22 89
Memphis 29 21 22 22 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 31-26 20-10 11-16 L2
Memphis 32-23 19-7 13-16 W2

Recap


GRIZZLIES 94, MAVERICKS 89: Rudy Gay scored 25 points to lead Memphis over visiting Dallas.

Zach Randolph had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Gilbert Arenas scored 14 points as the Grizzlies won for the fifth time in six games.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points and Brandan Wright added a season-high 16 points for the Mavericks, who lost their second consecutive contest.

Memphis never trailed and jumped out to a 20-point first-quarter lead while avenging a road loss to Dallas on April 4.

The Mavericks battled back to within 63-62 on Vince Carter’s 3-pointer with 4:15 left in the third quarter but were unable to grab the lead.

The Grizzlies boosted their advantage to 88-78 with 6:46 to play before Dallas made another run. The Mavericks cut their deficit to 92-89 on two free throws by Nowitzki with 21.5 seconds remaining before Randolph hit two free throws with 15.8 seconds left. Marc Gasol stole the ensuing inbounds pass and Dallas elected not to foul as the clock ran out.

Mike Conley added 12 points for the Grizzlies.

Carter scored 14 points for Dallas, which received 12 points and 11 rebounds from Shawn Marion and 12 points and eight assists from Jason Terry.

Memphis scored the first eight points and led 26-6 after Gay’s dunk with 1:05 left in the first opening. Dallas was just 2 of 15 from the field in the quarter and trailed 29-10. The Grizzlies led 50-39 at halftime.

Nowitzki was 1 of 7 shooting in the first half and finished 5 of 16.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gay averaged just 13 points over the previous five games before hitting 9 of 15 shots against the Mavericks. … Dallas’ 10-point opening quarter matched the season low established in the third quarter of Friday’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. … Memphis guard Tony Allen (cut mouth) missed his second straight game … Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd (groin) sat out his fourth consecutive contest.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Memphis
Dirk Nowitzki 17 Scoring Rudy Gay 25
Jason Terry 8 Assists Mike Conley 5
Shawn Marion 11 Rebounds Zach Randolph 11
Dirk Nowitzki 4 Free Throws Made Gilbert Arenas 5
Shawn Marion 3 Steals Mike Conley 2
Vince Carter 3 Blocks Gilbert Arenas 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 89 46.6 9-21 12-17 23 42 5 5 17
Memphis 94 38.8 9-20 23-27 22 37 4 9 11

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .645 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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