Dirk Nowitzki had another strong performance, putting up 26 points on 10-14 shooting, including 3-4 on 3-point attempts. Other key performers for Dallas were Monta Ellis with 14 points and 6 rebounds, Samuel Dalembert with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Vince Carter with 13 points and 7 assists. Zach Randolph had another big game for Memphis in the loss, putting up 25 points on 10-16 shooting from the field and 5-8 from the free throw line. He also registered 9 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 59.0%, the Mavericks connected at a rate of 44.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 11-4 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Grizzlies are winless (0-6) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Memphis (26-22) has now dropped three consecutive games to Dallas.
Coming up next, the Mavericks square off with the Utah Jazz, who are 16-32 on the year. The Grizzlies match up with the Atlanta Hawks, currently 25-23 this season. The Mavericks are 1-0 versus Utah this season. The Grizzlies are 1-0 versus Atlanta this season.
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