Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will miss Saturday night's game against Memphis, the second night of a back-to-back, with what the team says is left ankle soreness. Doncic missed three consecutive games last month because of left ankle and knee sprains. Dallas lost all three.
Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant of Meadowlark Media about the NFL season's homestretch, plus basketball highs and lows.
The game was long decided and the Memphis starters were relegated to cheerleaders on the bench when John Konchar got a steal and headed to the basket. His right-handed dunk gave the Grizzlies a 145-67 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 3:02 left and a new franchise record for points in a game. That 78-point advantage was Memphis' biggest lead on Thursday night, but by the time it was over the Grizzlies were still 73 points ahead.