Memphis 92, Dallas 82

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 21, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #15 Bennett Salvatore, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 17677

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 16 23 18 25 82
Memphis 25 15 29 23 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 12-15 8-4 4-11 L2
Memphis 18-6 12-2 6-4 W4

Recap


Grizzlies 92, Mavericks 82: Rudy Gay scored a game-high 26 points and Zach Randolph posted his league-leading 20th double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds as Memphis completed a perfect three-game homestand.

Marc Gasol contributed 11 points and 11 boards, Tony Allen scored 10 points and Mike Conley added nine and 11 assists for the Southwest Division-leading Grizzlies, who have won four straight overall and improved to 12-2 at home.

Shawn Marion recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds while Vince Carter also scored 14 points for Dallas, which has lost five of six.

Memphis opened the game with a 16-4 run and ended the first quarter with a 9-2 spurt to take a 25-16 lead. Dallas closed the second period with a 12-2 burst to get within 40-39 at halftime, and pulled even at 49-49 on a pair of free throws by O.J. Mayo with 9:16 remaining in the third.

The Grizzlies reeled off the next 14 points, including eight from Gay, for a 63-49 advantage with 5:03 left in the third. The Mavericks got within three on a layup by Marion with 6:15 to play in the fourth but were unable to get any closer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gay recorded two 3-pointers for Memphis, which was 3-of-13 from beyond the arc. ... Dallas was without Derek Fisher (knee) and Elton Brand (groin) for the second straight game. Brandan Wright returned from an ankle injury and scored 12 points off the bench. ... The Grizzlies improved to 10-24 against the Mavericks at home, where they have won the last four meetings.


 

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Memphis
Vince Carter 14 Scoring Rudy Gay 26
Dominique Jones 7 Assists Mike Conley 11
Shawn Marion 11 Rebounds Zach Randolph 13
Dominique Jones 5 Free Throws Made Rudy Gay 8
Vince Carter 3 Steals Mike Conley 4
Shawn Marion 3 Blocks Marc Gasol 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 82 40.8 6-21 14-17 20 42 6 7 24
Memphis 92 40.4 3-13 17-20 23 47 3 15 16

Upcoming Games

  • Memphis will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .824 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .500 after a loss.