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Dirk Nowitzki scores 20, Mavericks beat Grizzlies

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The Dallas Mavericks took quality shots in this game, finishing 40-73 (54.8%), in a 105-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas (15-10) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

Dirk Nowitzki put up 20 points on 9-15 shooting. Dallas also got solid performances from Vince Carter with 14 points and 6 assists, and Shawn Marion with 10 points and 7 rebounds. On 7-17 shooting, Tony Allen put up 16 points for Memphis in the loss. Zach Randolph contributed 14 points and 9 rebounds.

In addition to their eFG% of 58.2%, the Mavericks registered an OR% of 34.4%. On the season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they exceed 55% and 30% in those respective offensive factors. On the other hand, the Grizzlies are 0-1 when allowing their opponents to reach those numbers.

Memphis (10-15) has now dropped their last five consecutive games.

Coming up next, the Mavericks square off with the Toronto Raptors, who are 9-14 on the year. The Grizzlies match up with the New York Knicks, currently 7-17 this season.


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