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Memphis Grizzlies Postgame Report
Postgame Report

Postgame Report: Grizzlies defeat Mavericks 97-90, earn fourth consecutive wire-to-wire victory

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Grizzlies became the first team in the last 25 seasons (when play-by-play data was first tracked) to record a streak of 4+ wire-to-wire wins.

Key Run of the Night

  • TCU product Desmond Bane returned to the DFW area and scored a career-high 29 points on 12-20 shooting to go with a career-high 9 rebounds. This is Bane’s first game scoring 29 points since 12/30/19, when he scored 30 points as the Horned Frogs hosted George Mason in Fort Worth.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies earned their fourth consecutive wire-to-wire victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night at American Airlines Center.

The Grizzlies are the first team in the last 25 seasons to earn four consecutive wire-to-wire wins in a season (Elias Sports).

Desmond Bane was a steady scoring option for the Grizzlies, finishing with 29 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. recorded 13 points and five rebounds while Steven Adams notched a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Tim Hardaway Jr. led the way for the Mavericks with 29 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Jalen Brunson had 15 points and eight assists.

The Grizzlies jumped out to an early lead before the Mavericks punched back to trim the lead to 22-18 after one quarter. Bane and Jackson Jr. helped the Grizzlies build their lead to 49-37 at the half. Bane led the way with 13 points, five rebound and two assists while Finney-Smith scored nine points and five assists for the Mavericks.

The Grizzlies held the Mavericks to 28% shooting in the third quarter, extending the lead to 72-58 with one quarter remaining. The Grizzlies fended off a late surge in the fourth quarter, using Bane’s 11 fourth-quarter points to improve to 13-10.

Next Game

The Grizzlies head to the Sunshine State for a matchup with the Miami Heat on Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Team Quotes

Player Notables

  • Desmond Bane finishined with 29 points, nine rebounds and two assists.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. recorded 13 points and five rebounds.
  • Steven Adams notched a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

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