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Postgame Report: Grizzlies fall to Doncic, Mavericks 104-96

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Mavericks scored 28 points and shot 55.6% from the field in the fourth quarter while holding the Grizzlies to 21 points and 40% shooting.

Key Run of the Night

  • The Mavericks used a 21-7 run, including eight points from Luka Doncic, to break a 79-79 tie and give Dallas a 100-86 lead with 2:55 remaining.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Dallas Mavericks 104-96 on Wednesday night, ending the Grizzlies five-game winning streak.

Luka Doncic led the way with 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while Kristaps Porzingis finished with 19 points and four rebounds. Reggie Bullock added 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting.

Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 26 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for the Grizzlies, who entered the game as the second team in the last 25 seasons to win five straight games without ever trailing. Dillon Brooks added 15 points, and Desmond Bane had 14 points, three assists and two steals. De’Anthony Melton finished with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Neither the Grizzlies and Mavericks went back and forth led by more than one possession before Jackson Jr. sparked a pair of runs to build a double-digit lead in the second quarter. That lead, however, was quickly diminished by an 11-3 run from the Mavericks to close the first half as the Grizzlies held a 52-48 lead at the break. Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 11 points and Doncic scored 10 points with four assists in the half.

Strong offense from Doncic and Porzingis gave the Mavericks the advantage coming out of the half, but the Grizzlies kept pace to hold the score to 76-75 going into the final 12 minutes. Looking to pull away, the Mavericks put together a 21-7 run in the fourth quarter to end the Grizzlies’ five-game winning streak. The Mavericks scored 28 points and shot 55.6% in the fourth quarter.

The Grizzlies went to 14-11 overall on the season and maintained a 1.5 game lead in the Southwest Division over the Mavericks (12-12).

Next Game

The Grizzlies will face the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half of their home back-to-back on Thursday, Dec. 9 at FedExForum.

Team Quotes

Team Notables

  • The Grizzlies had their five-game winning streak snapped with tonight’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks… The Grizzlies had not trailed at any point in the previous 20 quarters during that streak.
  • According to Sportradar, the Grizzlies entered the night as the second team in the last 25 seasons to win five consecutive games without ever trailing… The other team was the Dallas Mavericks from March 8-16, 2008.
  • Memphis fell to 1-6 this season when shooting 40% or below from the field… Memphis is 13-5 when shooting over 40%.
  • The Mavericks evened the season series at 1-1 with both teams’ wins coming on the road… Memphis maintains a 1.5 game lead over Dallas in the Southwest Division standings.
  • Memphis outscored Dallas 50-36 in points in the paint and 20-13 in points off turnovers… Memphis leads the NBA in paint points per game (54.1) and ranks seventh in points off turnovers (17.9).
  • Neither team led by more than one possession during the first quarter.

Player Notables

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. totaled 26 points (9-19 FG), seven rebounds and two blocks… Jackson Jr. entered the game ranked fifth in the NBA in blocks per game (2.00).
  • Dillon Brooks added 15 points, four rebounds and two assists… Brooks has scored double-figures in every game he has played this season.
  • De’Anthony Melton finished with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists… Melton is averaging a career high 10.4 points per game
  • Luka Doncic totaled a team-high 26 points, seven rebounds and two blocks while Kristaps Porzingis finished with 19 points and four rebounds.

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