Key stat of the night

  • The Mavericks outshot the Grizzlies 62-30 in the second half as Memphis shot just 30 percent from the field and 13 percent from 3-point range. The Mavericks hit 59% of their shots in the second half.

Key race of the night

  • Luka Doncic totaled 10 points as the Mavericks went 22-8 in the third quarter, with the Grizzlies shooting just 36% from the field in the period. Dallas then scored 17 consecutive points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Game recap

The Grizzlies suffered a 112-85 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at FedExForum on Friday night, breaking their franchise record of 11 straight wins.

Luka Doncic led the Mavericks offense, posting a triple-double with 27 points (12-22 FG), 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points and Reggie Bullock recorded 10 points and nine rebounds. Jalen Brunson added 15 points, nine assists, five rebounds and five steals.

Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 19 points (8-15 FG), eight assists and five rebounds while Desmond Scourge scored 16 points and six rebounds. Kyle Anderson contributed 12 points and five rebounds off the bench. Jaren Jackson Jr. added eight points and eight rebounds.

Memphis trailed by just three points (73-70) with 2:34 left in the third quarter before Dallas broke out on a 33-9 run to put the game away. After shooting 46% from the field in the first half, Memphis shot just 30% in the second half and were outscored 62-30.

The Grizzlies took a 55-50 halftime lead as Morant finished the second quarter with an acrobatic edge-contact finish. The convert and a Morant match his 15th takeaway point with four assists and three rebounds in the first half. Doncic had nine points, six assists and five rebounds in the first half.

next game

The Grizzlies will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, January 17 at FedExForum at 2:30 p.m. CT. Fans can watch on Bally Sports Southeast and listen on ESPN 92.9 FM.

Team Quotes

Notables of the team

  • The Dallas Mavericks ended the Memphis Grizzlies’ 11-game winning streak, which was the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history. It’s also tied for the longest regular season winning streak across multiple seasons (Memphis also won 11 consecutive games between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 regular seasons from April 9 to November 7, 2014).
  • Memphis used seven different starting lineups, 22 different players and three different head coaches (Taylor Jenkins, Darko Rajakovic, Brad Jones) during his franchise-record winning streak.
  • Dallas, which had won six of its last seven starters tonight, has become accustomed to racking up winning streaks this season. The Mavericks ended the Chicago Bulls’ nine-game winning streak on January 9 and ended another five-game Grizzlies winning streak in the teams’ previous game on December 8.
  • The Mavericks now lead the season series 2-1 with the road team winning every game.
  • Dallas ended Memphis’ eight-game streak by scoring at least 110 points, which was the longest active streak in the league.
  • The Mavericks scored 72 points in the paint, a season-high for the Mavericks and a season-high for a Grizzlies opponent. Memphis entered the game ranked first in paint points per game (55.6).
  • That game ended an eight-game-in-12-day streak for the Grizzlies.
  • The Grizzlies are 4-1 after losses of 19 or more this season. The Grizzlies will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a game against the Chicago Bulls on January 17 at FedExForum at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Notable players

  • Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 19 points, five rebounds and eight assists. It was the 21st time Morant led the team in points and the 22nd time he led the Grizzlies in assists.
  • Desmond Scourge scored 16 points with six rebounds.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. had eight points, eight rebounds, one steal and one block. It marked Jackson Jr.’s 27th league-leading game with at least one steal and at least one block.

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