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Ja Morant 21 points @ Mavericks 2.5.20

Ja Morant scores 21 points in a win over the Mavericks.

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Ja Morant 21 points @ Mavericks 2.5.20

Ja Morant scores 21 points in a win over the Mavericks.
Feb 5, 2020  |  01:30

Grizzlies @ Mavericks highlights 2.5.20

Watch the key moments of Wednesday night’s game at American Airlines Center.
Feb 5, 2020  |  01:58

MEM@DAL: Tyus Jones walkoff interview 2.5.20

Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones talks to Rob Fischer following the win against the Mavericks Wednesday night.
Feb 5, 2020  |  01:43

It's a Ja to Jaren connection at the rim

Ja Morant finds Jaren Jackson Jr. for an easy lob against the Mavericks.
Feb 5, 2020  |  00:14

Jaren takes a bullet from Kyle and shoots the three

Jaren Jackson Jr. catches a cross court pass from Brandon Clarke and hits a three-point shot against the Mavericks.
Feb 5, 2020  |  00:09

Brandon Clarke puts the dime in the bank

Brandon Clarke takes the dime from Josh Jackson and slams it home against the Mavericks.
Feb 5, 2020  |  00:13

Ja Morant with the reverse lay in

Ja Morant makes a reverse layup against the Mavericks.
Feb 5, 2020  |  00:12

MEM@DAL: Taylor Jenkins shootaround 2.5.20

Taylor Jenkins spoke with the media about preparing for the Mavericks without Luka Doncic and the potential distraction of the impending trade deadline following shootaround in Dallas.
Feb 5, 2020  |  01:11

Postgame Report: Tyus Jones, Grizzlies second-unit lead Memphis past dallas 121-107

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Tyus Jones finished a perfect 8-8 from the floor, including 3-3 from beyond the arc.

Key Run of the Night

  • Memphis went on a 19-4 run to take a 50-39 lead midway through the second quarter.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks 121-107 inside American Airlines Center on Wednesday night.

The Grizzlies were led by their second-unit, who outscored the Mavericks bench 54-26 on 54.1 percent shooting. Memphis started the game hot offensively, shooting 60.9 percent in the first quarter. However, Kristaps Porzingis would pour in 15 early points to help the Mavericks to a 32-31 lead heading into the second period. Memphis would use a 19-4 run to stretch their lead to 50-39 with 5:48 to play before half. Dallas battled back to trim the Memphis lead to just one point before the Grizzlies ultimately settled for a 59-56 halftime lead.

Coming out of the break, the Grizzlies took control of the game, tallying a season-high 41 points in the third quarter with Tyus Jones scoring 13 of his career-high 19 points in the third quarter. Memphis shot 59.1 percent while limiting Dallas to just 22.2 percent in the period. Entering the fourth quarter leading 100-78, the Grizzlies would cap-off a 34-9 run to take their largest lead of the night at 105-80 with 10:01 remaining in the game. Memphis' 14-point victory marks the first time this season the team has surpassed the .500 mark for the first time this season as they advanced to 26-25.

Jones led the second-unit for the Grizzlies, finishing with 19 points (8-8 FG, 3-3 3P), three assists and zero turnovers. Jones became the second player in franchise history to shoot 100 percent from the field (min. 8 FGA) and make at least three three-pointers (Vince Carter; March 13, 2017). Ja Morant totaled a team-high 21 points (10-12 FG) to go with three assists and one rebound. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 19 points (7-15 FG, 4-8 3P), six rebounds and two blocks. Brandon Clarke also scored in double figures with 18 points, six assists and three rebounds while De’Anthony Melton finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Porzingis totaled 32 points (10-20 FG, 5-11 3P), 12 rebounds and two assists to lead the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson added 20 points, six assists and two rebounds on 6-of-14 shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. chipped in 14 points and six rebounds while Courtney Lee led the Mavericks bench with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting as Dallas fell to 31-20 on the season.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will continue their three-game road trip as they visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, February 7 at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2019-20 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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