Mavericks Slay Grizzlies: Memphis Falls Short Despite Jackson Jr.'s 41 Points

The Mavericks won their third straight, while the Grizzlies suffered their second straight loss

by Sededin Dedovic
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Mavericks Slay Grizzlies: Memphis Falls Short Despite Jackson Jr.'s 41 Points
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The Dallas Mavericks continued their winning streak, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 120-113 in a really good game to watch. The win marks the Mavericks' third straight win, while the Grizzlies suffer their second straight loss.

Luka Doncic once again led Dallas, dropping a record 35 points with 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Jaden Hardy provided valuable support with 19 points, while Dante Exum scored 16 points and orchestrated the offense with 4 rebounds and 6 assists.

Derek Lively recorded a double-double with 16 points and rebounds, and Oliver Prosper added 11 points. On the other side, Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 41 points with four rebounds, Deandre Bane followed him with 28 points and eight assists, and Vince Williams was in double figures with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Despite a really strong start from Memphis, Dallas quickly took control of the game, establishing a 24-29 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Grizzlies fought back early in the second period, but the Mavericks went on a decisive run, building a comfortable double-digit lead that they maintained at halftime, holding a 51-67 lead.

Memphis kicked into high gear, but not enough

The Grizzlies came back in the third quarter, closing the gap to 77-86 by the end of the period. However, Dallas fought back with another rebound, pushing their lead back to double digits, taking a 79-96 advantage.

In the last quarter, the Mavericks increased their lead to as many as 21 points (83-104). Memphis fought valiantly, trying to get back into the game, but ultimately fell short, unable to overcome the deficit. The final buzzer sounded 113-120, sealing the victory for the Mavericks.

The win solidifies the Dallas Mavericks' position at the top of the Western Conference, holding a 14-8 record and occupying third place. Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies remain in 16th place at 6-16, struggling to find their footing in the competitive Western Conference.

Looking ahead, the Dallas Mavericks will face the Los Angeles Lakers in their next home game. The Memphis Grizzlies, on the other hand, will travel to Houston to take on the Rockets.

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