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Mavs beat Grizzlies 112-85, ending Memphis’ winning streak

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Doncic had a triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and the Dallas Mavericks used a second-half rally to rout Memphis 112-85 on Friday night, ending the streak of Grizzlies wins. at 11 games.

Doncic had 18 points in the second half, connecting on 8 of 10 shots. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points, and Jalen Brunson and Marquese Chriss had 15 points apiece, with Brunson adding nine assists.

Ja Morant led Memphis with 19 points and eight assists, Desmond Bane had 16 points and Kyle Anderson added 12. The Grizzlies lost for the first time since Dec. 23.

While Memphis was on a winning streak for top franchise, the Mavericks were playing well. Before losing 108-85 to New York on Wednesday night, Dallas had picked up six straight wins.

Dallas gained a bit of a margin in the second half, starting the third quarter shooting better than the first half. That catapulted the Mavs to an 84-73 lead entering the fourth. Donicic scored 10 points in the third to help the Mavericks build their lead as they beat Memphis 34-18 in the frame.

When Dallas collected the first seven points of the fourth, the lead increased to 18. Grizzlies interim coach Darko Rajakovic canceled his starters with five minutes left and Memphis down to 24 points.

ADVICE

Mavericks: Willie Cauley-Stein (personal reasons) and Kristaps Porzingis (health and safety protocol) were both absent. … Dallas has won seven of the last 10 games in the series. …Maxi Kleber started his 10th game of the season.

Grizzlies: The Grizzlies had swept three consecutive games in the streak. They beat Minnesota on Thursday night. …C Steven Adams returned after missing four games under health and safety protocols. …F Brandon Clarke started his first game of the season.

FOLLOWING:

Mavericks: Host Orlando on Saturday night.

Grizzlies: Chicago Hosts Monday Night.


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