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Memphis takes on Dallas, aims for 6th straight win

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Dallas Mavericks (11-12, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (14-10, fourth in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Memphis will try to keep its five-game win streak going when the Grizzlies take on Dallas.

The Grizzlies have gone 11-5 against Western Conference teams. Memphis is third in the NBA with 13.0 offensive rebounds per game led by Steven Adams averaging 3.8 offensive boards.

The Mavericks are 6-2 against opponents from the Southwest Division. Dallas has a 5-6 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Grizzlies won the last matchup on Dec. 5, with Desmond Bane scoring 29 points points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ja Morant is shooting 47.6% and averaging 24.1 points for the Grizzlies. Bane is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Memphis.

Luka Doncic is averaging 25.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 8.5 assists for the Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.8 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 112.7 points, 48.0 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 9.3 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.3 points per game.

Mavericks: 2-8, averaging 103.4 points, 39.5 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.5 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Sam Merrill: out (ankle), Kyle Anderson: day to day (back), Brandon Clarke: out (knee), Ziaire Williams: out (ankle), Ja Morant: out (knee).

Mavericks: Sterling Brown: out (foot), Willie Cauley-Stein: out (personal).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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