Mavs Recap- DALLAS MAVERICKS 108, GRIZZLIES 103 (Oct. 20)
Tyson Chandler scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, leading seven players in double figures as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103 Monday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks (3-3, 2-2 home) led by 16 entering the final frame, but with the reserves in, Dallas held off a late rally from Memphis (2-4, 0-4 away).
Dallas led 91-75 after three quarters before the Grizzlies went on a 17-7 run with 6:45 left to play to cut it to a six-point game.
After a Memphis turnover, Jae Crowder hit a three to put the Mavs back up nine, leading to a Grizzlies timeout.
Jarnell Stokes had an and-1 opportunity, but missed the free throw which would’ve cut it to a four-point game with 1:27 to go. Dallas would hang on for its third-preseason win.
Despite 12 more fouls and 22 fewer free-throw attempts, the Mavs won, thanks to 29-14 assists advantage.
Monta Ellis also had 14 while Jameer Nelson and Chandler Parsons added 11 each. Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 to round the starters out. Richard Jefferson had 13 and Al-Farouq Aminu added 12 to lead the Mavericks bench.
Dallas and Memphis were tied at 27-all after the first quarter before the Mavericks outscored the Grizzlies 30-17 in the second.
The Mavs went 12-of-22 in the quarter while the Grizzlies went 7-of-21.
Tied at 34-all, the Mavericks finished the final nine minutes of the first half with a 23-10 run.
Eight players grabbed three or more rebounds, leading the Mavs to 49 compared to 43 from the Grizzlies.
Marc Gasol had a game-high 17 points for Memphis while former Mav, Vince Carter finished with three points and two boards in eight minutes. He had one block on a Dirk dunk attempt.
Said Dirk, “I told him I thought it was flagrant-two.” (via Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan)
“Joerger on Dallas: ‘They are a top three team in the West, that’s the facts.'” (Gutierrez)
“Hype machine continues to roll on Dallas from the opposition. Memphis coach David Joeger: ‘[Dallas] is one of the best teams in the West.'” (Gutierrez)
Per Gutierrez, Holger will be coming into town to help Dirk just before the regular season begins.
“Tyson Chandler: ‘We’re still learning, we’re still trying to figure out each other. But it can definitely be explosive offensively.'” (via Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed)
This was the last preseason home game for the Mavs, who travel to New Orleans for a Thursday match up with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans.