Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Dallas Mavericks (12-12) play against the Memphis Grizzlies (11-11) at FedExForum

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday December 8, 2021

Dallas Mavericks 104, Memphis Grizzlies 96 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nic Batum said he first tested positive for COVID-19 about 45 minutes before the Dallas game and then got three positive tests after that. – 1:23 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks has the highest technical foul per minute rate in the NBA among players averaging more than 6 minutes per game.
#Analytics1:13 AM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks can start writing the check. It doesn’t seem to matter to him, he just wanted to get his point across. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…12:56 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
The 🐂 is finding his groove.
@Reggie Bullock | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/vqcfAOv3TG12:56 AM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
The Nuggets, despite their chaotic season thus far, are just 0.5 games out of the 5th seed and only one loss behind the 4th seeded Grizzlies.
The West is still wide open from seeds 4-11 which are only seperated by 3.5 games. – 12:09 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
As much as a stinger as last night vs BKN was, Tonight in MEM was that satisfying. Nice to see @Reggie Bullock do Reggie Bullock things. And can’t say enough about Moses Brown’s night. Have a feeling we might see another round of him vs Sabonis and Turner on Friday in Indy. – 11:35 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic: “We knew we needed that win — badly,” – 11:32 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards said the best rim protector in the league is Kristaps Porzingis. On Rudy Gobert, Ant was honest …
‘Anytime I go against Porzingis, I don’t get no layups. I don’t get why we couldn’t finish on Rudy Gobert. He don’t put no fear in my heart. I don’t know why.” – 11:24 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jaren Jackson Jr on the ejection of Dillon Brooks:
“Dillon is a warrior. He is goigng to play defense to best of his ability…It’s tough sometimes. That’s my dog… We are going to be here for him. Period. ..” – 11:12 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Reggie Bullock, after his best night shooting as a Mav, on Jason Kidd’s constant motivation: “He don’t really care if the motherfucker hits the side of the backboard as long as you’ve got the confidence to really keep shooting and believing in your shot and in your work ethic.” – 11:08 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Does anyone have the video of Dillon Brooks getting ejected? – 11:05 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
The Mavericks came back from a double-digit deficit to win for the 7th time in 2021-22, which already matches the team’s total from all of last season. pic.twitter.com/sMnZ2Cy8ke10:58 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden had twice as many turnovers (8) as field goals (4-of-16). He went into the teeth of a packed-in #Rockets defense all game, coming off 42 minutes logged last night in Dallas. It showed. #Nets10:56 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Dillon Brooks after the game:
“We’ve been playing physical basketball for about a week now. And all of a sudden new officials come in here and they call an inconsistent game.”
“They want to call the attack in the first half and then the second half they want to call nothing.” – 10:54 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
“This crew did not protect the players. They just wanted to get the game over with, and that’s bullshit. It was bullshit from the very beginning.” — Dillon Brooks – 10:52 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Per @Stathead, Moses Brown (12 minutes tonight) became the first player this season to record 9+ points, 7+ rebounds and 2+ blocks in under 15 minutes. pic.twitter.com/74O9zNrXQp10:51 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks said the officials called an inconsistent game. Said he thought the officiating crew “made it about them.” – 10:50 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
How Taylor Jenkins described the Dillon Brooks ejection:
“Dillon got ejected.” – 10:49 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Taylor Jenkins was impressed with Killian Tillie. Tillie loves to compete, is very detail-oriented, and had shown major gameplan discipline with player tendencies (pointed out THJ matchup).
Came away encouraged with defensive versatility in team/1v1 situations – 10:49 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Reggie Bullock went 4-6 from deep tonight, tying his season high for 3FGM (10/26/21 vs. HOU).
Bullock finished with 15 points and 4 assists in the win, and Dallas improved to 4-0 when Bullock scores 12+ points. pic.twitter.com/9jbaVvlWTS10:45 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
It’s a final: #Mavs 104, Grizzlies 96. Luka had 26-8-7, KP scored 19 pts, Reggie had 15 pts and 5 assists, Jalen had 10-5-6 and Moses had 9-7 and 2 blocks. The Mavs are 12-12 and will play in Indianapolis on Friday. – 10:44 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
A ton of money was raised for charity tonight in Memphis — via SIX technical fouls and an ejection for Dillon Brooks, who had to be restrained and his mouth covered by assistant coaches as he voiced his displeasure to the assigning referees. theathletic.com/2523016/2021/0…10:43 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
we gone be alright. bounce back tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/BYun8vR7Rx10:42 PM

Tim Cato @tim_cato
memphis trying so hard to start a rivalry with a texas basketball team just like they did with their bbq – 10:36 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić finished tonight’s game with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
This is his 14th game with 20-5-5, which now leads the @NBA.
Tonight was also Dončić’s 15th straight game with 20+, which is tied with Zach LaVine for the longest streak in the NBA this season. pic.twitter.com/TBn8NFFZ5N10:35 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Back in the win column.
@Chime | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/xMyCTnxrET10:35 PM

Ja Morant @JaMorant
way to fight gang 💪🏽 it’s obvious .
Memphis vs Errrbody 🐻
#GrzNxtGen10:34 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
well… final
Mavs 104
Grizzlies 96
Trip: 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks
Brooks: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Bane: 14 points, 2 steals, 2 assists, 2 rebounds
Melton: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals – 10:32 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Grizzlies fall to the Mavericks 104-96.
5-game winning streak ends. – 10:31 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
As Luka headed back to the bench with the Mavs up 10, a Grizzlies fan yelled “Luka, you’re soft!”
I kid you not, Luka looked at him and stuck out his tongue and kept on walking. – 10:30 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
A standing ovation for Dillon Brooks, as he gets ejected for yelling at all 3 refs – 10:29 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks has been ejected. He’s cussing out the refs and two assists had to come off the Grizzlies bench to force him out. – 10:29 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
KP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – 10:24 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd just won the challenge to overturn the shooting foul on Kristaps Porizngis.
Luka Doncic raised his arms, held both thumbs up and shouted “Yes, sirrrrrrrrrr!”
Then KP almost broke the rim on a dunk.
You can sense the Mavs are very, very eager to close out a win. – 10:24 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane for 3, now would be a good time to channel his Reggie Miller or Tracy McGrady to lead this team to victory – 10:24 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Foul on Porzingis overturned, jump ball at center court – 10:23 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mike Muscala on following the 73-point loss at Memphis with wins at Detroit and Toronto: “I hope that we remember that pain. I know I will for a while.” – 10:20 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Tech on Dillon Brooks. Mavs up 95-86 with 3:50 left after that trey by Reggie. – 10:18 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks gets a technical. Jaren Jackson voices his displeasure.
It’s coming apart for the Grizzlies late in this game. – 10:17 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jaren Jackson at the table after the Adams free throw means that Jackson is coming in for Adams. Good closing developmental opportunity for Killian Tillie here – 10:15 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Killian Tillie just answered Luka’s 3 with 1 of his own.
LOVE to see it – 10:14 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Fifth foul on Dillon Brooks is a cheap one. And then Steven Adams gets a technical.
Bad timing for both of those. – 10:13 PM
Eli Savoie @Eli560
Love the guy in the Memphis as F@ck hat getting on the tv broadcast – 10:12 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Luka Doncic is doing Luka Magic things. – 10:08 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Great hustle from JJJ this game. He’s played fantastic. – 10:04 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Fifth foul on Porzingis. Jackson is playing with 4. – 10:03 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Maxi Kleber’s playing the 5 right now, even though he’s on the floor with Kristaps Porzingis.
I know this because Jason Kidd just shouted across the court: “Maxi! You’re the 5!”
I’m here to report the news. – 10:02 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I would not want to be battling in a jump ball with Desmond Bane – 10:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
4th quarter on deck. we in the mud.
Let’s make a run and get this dub.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/IlooFkzCkr9:58 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The short-handed Grizzlies haven’t played a close one like this in a while.
Down by 1 going into the 4th. Nine lead changes so far. – 9:57 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
The @Dallas Mavericks hold a 76-75 led after the 3rd quarter. Luka has 18-3-6, KP has 14 pts, Moses has 9-7 and 2 blocks. – 9:56 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
End of the 3rd
Mavs 76
Grizzlies 75
Trip: 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks
Melton: 13 points, 2 assists
Bane: 11 points
Brooks: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Adams: 6 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals – 9:56 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
9 points and 5 rebounds for Moses Brown. – 9:46 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
du·o
/ˈd(y)o͞oō/
noun
A pair of people or things, especially in music or entertainment. pic.twitter.com/lnjlM5m0vK9:45 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
The Mavs’ bench reaction to good Moses Brown plays rivals that for Boban 3-pointers. – 9:45 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks is encouraging the crowd to boo the officials on the Brown free throws. That’s now 30 personal fouls in this game. – 9:44 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Steven Adams salary: $17M.
Moses Brown salary: $1.7M. – 9:44 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
all tied at 69, after Steven Adams splits the free throws – 9:43 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies-Mavericks is tied at 69. – 9:42 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
De’Anthony Melton iso 3 with Porzingis on him??? pic.twitter.com/GnEtbuFSQH9:38 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka cooks 👨‍🍳
KP slams 💪
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/9YY3bOs3f19:37 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka just winked at one of the officials after he tried to plead his case for a shooting foul.
Kill ’em with kindness, apparently. – 9:32 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Kristaps Porzingis, meet Shaqtin a Fool 😎 pic.twitter.com/o75mP4ERQ69:31 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs down by as many as 12 in 1st half end it with 11-3 run to trail 52-48. Doncic with 10 but has also picked up his 6th technical which ties him with Rudy Gobert for the league lead. MEM 6 off rebs/15 2nd chance pts. Mavs 7 Off rebs/7 2nd chance. 2md half soon @theeagledallas9:20 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Believe that’s Doncic’s 6th tech, which ties him for the NBA lead with Rudy Gobert. – 9:15 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Mavs are behind 52-48 at the half. Luka has 10-2-4, KP has 8 pts, Jalen has 7-4-3. – 9:14 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
grab a snack. we’ll be back. pic.twitter.com/w3VSQKbfiH9:11 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
If Luka hadn’t argued after his last Q2 shot, looks like he could’ve gotten the offensive rebound instead.
Instead he pushed past Jalen Brunson, trying to calm him down, and got T’d up at the end of the half.
Idk what all this talk is about — he’s in peak shape. – 9:11 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
That was a crazy way to end the half.
Luka comes over to the official to try to complain about the no-call on the offensive end. Jaren Jackson Jr. walks up next to him and says “no way!”
Luka loses his cool and gets hit with a tech. Jaren skips off with a smile. – 9:10 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
HALFTIME
Mavs 48
Grizzlies 52
Trip: 11 points, 1 block
Brooks: 10 points, 1 steal
Bane: 8 points
Melton: 6 points, 1 steal
Adams: 5 points, 5 rebounds – 9:10 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Wow! The half was over. Then, Luka just got a tech. – 9:10 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
stevo has holes in his pocket again 🪙 🥽 pic.twitter.com/Lx2HrUDVAV9:08 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka step-backs are lethal 🪄
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/7CmwDZnmYt9:06 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
During the FAMILY FEUD game during timeout, Dillon Brooks had to give a state that started with the letter “A”.
Dillon’s answer: Albuquerque 🤣🤣🤣
***(Dillon is from Canada)🤷🏾‍♀️ – 9:04 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Grizzlies are just getting downhill whenever they want to – 9:04 PM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
Dillon Brooks throwin the Mavs on skates and then screamin “THEY CANT F*** WITH ME!!!!” was somethin else haha pic.twitter.com/gEgO4svLI69:03 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks (proud Canadian) is asked Family Feud style to name a state that starts with the letter A.
He said Albuquerque, naturally. – 9:03 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks dances past Reggie Bullock on the dribble move and scores.
Then he hits his signature Dillon Dance™️ – 9:01 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Yup, Dillon Brooks had that look in his eyes and he delivered!! – 9:01 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Points in the paint: Memphis 30, Mavs 14. Fastbreak points: Memphis 9, Mavs 2.
Score: Memphis 49, Mavs 37. – 9:01 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
DB just got in his bag. highlight coming soon. – 9:01 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Dillon Brooks trying out some new stuff at Reggie Bullock’s expense. – 9:01 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
DILLON BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS. – 9:00 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
STEVEN ADAMS, FREE SAFETY, WITH THE INTERCEPTION – 8:59 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Grizzlies extend the lead to 10 after a totally sick drive from Desmond Bane – 8:59 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Dillon Brooks is attacking the basket so well tonight – 8:58 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
“non”
@KillianTillie | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/fznRt07Dsi8:57 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Said this at shootaround this morning:
I think the Grizzlies are better than the Mavs. Keyword: think. But if Memphis wins tonight against a full-strength Mavs team, I would be confident knowing that the Grizzlies are better than the Mavs. Keyword: know. – 8:56 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kristaps Porzingis just got a tech, seemingly delayed for clapping at an official while the Grizzlies ran back in transition.
He responds with a ferocious dunk on the next possession. – 8:54 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
WE GOT UNICORN ON UNICORN CRIME, TRIP BLOCKS PORZINGIS pic.twitter.com/bqAAoRYSRV8:53 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Kristaps Porzingis is hit with a technical foul. He was unhappy with the no-call on the Jaren block. – 8:53 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jaren Jackson Jr. block alert!🚨🚨🚨 – 8:53 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
JJJ not even phased with them not counting that three. Comes out & hits 5 straight PTS! – 8:48 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Those last two possessions were superstar sh*t from JJJ.
Took it right at Porzingis and there was nothing he could do about it. – 8:48 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Grizzlies fans are applauding Steven Adams hustle after diving into the the bench. And Desmond Bane (Mr. Muscles) pulled the big 7-footer back to his feet. – 8:46 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
JAREN JACKSON JR. FOR 3 + THE FOUL, LET’S GO – 8:45 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
DOWN GOES A WATER COOLER, STEVEN ADAMS WITH THE HUSTLE PLAY TO KEEP THINGS ALIVE, THE CROWD LOVES IT – 8:45 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
After the 1st qtr, Grizzlies down 26-25.
Dallas won the rebound battle 16-9 and got to the free throw line 9 times.
But the Grizzlies got inside for 12PTS, forced 4 turnovers for 6 PTS and had 8 2nd chance PTS. – 8:42 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
-1 after the first 12.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | @929espn pic.twitter.com/vQnN2OnkLj8:42 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
The #Mavs lead 26-25 after the first quarter. Luka has 8-2-2, KP has 5 pts and 2 fouls. By the way, the @Dallas Mavericks led 7 different times in the first quarter. – 8:40 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
end of the 1st
Mavs 26
Grizzlies 25
Bane: 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Trip: 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Tillie: 3 points, 2 steals
Tillman: 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists – 8:40 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Looks like a good one brewing in Memphis. Mavericks up 26-25 after a quarter. Nobody has led by more than three points. – 8:39 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka is heatin’ up 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/tsBCguv84T8:35 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren and Moses Brown in a bit of a tussle after the whistle. – 8:34 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
JOHN KONCHAR FOR 3
[now imagine this says “jitty” 😎] pic.twitter.com/kXQGm5wvkB8:33 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
this stevo dime was ___________. pic.twitter.com/pMkCrpbgNU8:33 PM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
I’ve got my Chamomile tea, and Fisherman’s Friend cough drops. A little laryngitis is not keepin this PBP guy down. Mavs-Mem @theeagledallas8:32 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Before tonight’s Mavs-Grizzlies game, the Grizzlies didn’t trail in any of their previous 5 games. Tonight, they’ve been behind 5 times. And we’re still in the first quarter. – 8:31 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Moses Brown may need to work on his pick setting a bit – 8:30 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Desmond Bane’s improvements off the dribble have been a revelation, but he’s also improved quite a bit as a cutter and off-ball mover – 8:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
KILLIAN TILLIE FOR 3
[imagine this gif says Tillie Tillie] pic.twitter.com/rVvz6v0Sty8:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
big time swipe there from Killian Tillie on Luka, great instincts off the help – 8:27 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Liked Doncic pausing to give Brown a pointer there, looked like he was telling him to gather, fake and go up, something like that. – 8:27 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Getting some Killian Tillie minutes here, and that makes the rotation 10 tonight – 8:26 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Killian Tillie minutes coming for the Grizzlies – 8:25 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Xavier Tillman and Santi Aldama checkin in – 8:23 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
🚨 First-quarter Moses Brown minutes incoming… – 8:23 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
STEVEN ADAMS — JAGGLES CERTIFIED – 8:22 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
John Konchar has checked in for Tyus Jones — a little “point guard by committee” with Melton, Bane, and Konch – 8:22 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
The following is such a bonkers stat that it defies reason: When Kristaps made an FT with 10:52 in Q1 for a 3-2 lead Dallas, it was the first time in more than five FULL games that the Grizzlies trailed…at any point! – 8:18 PM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Dillon Brooks maybe a little overhyped to be checking Luka. Two fouls in the first 2:27, both defending Luka. – 8:15 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Dillon Brooks now has 2 fouls… not ideal against a guy like Luka – 8:14 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
For the first time in a long time, an opponent of the Grizzlies had the lead. – 8:14 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Steven Adams has won 11 straight opening tip jump balls.
He is better at this one specific thing than any other player at any other thing in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/jhaWRDGHOc8:13 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
This is the first time the Grizzlies have trailed in a game in a while. They did they trail at any point in their previous five games. – 8:12 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Breaking news: The Grizzlies are trailing.
It’s the first time that happened in five games and change. – 8:12 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Mavericks now lead 3-2, which means the Grizzlies now trail for the 1st time in 5 games – 8:12 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kristaps Porzingis completes an early and-1 to give the Mavs a 3-2 lead, which is the first time the Grizzlies have trailed in 5-plus games.
Baby steps! – 8:12 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies trail for the first time since late November. 3-2. – 8:12 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Porzingis going to the line. IMPORTANT free throw coming. – 8:12 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
THE CRIB VIBES HIT DIFFERENT.
📺 @GrizzOnBally
📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/RUZAIyGt538:11 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. gets the Grizzlies on the board with a crafty take to the basket – 8:11 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The first basket has never felt more important. JJJ gets the first one. – 8:11 PM
Peter Edmiston @peteredmiston
Luke Doncic getting the start tonight apparently pic.twitter.com/4FcIRwgNdc8:10 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9
Your officials for Grizz vs. Mavericks: John Goble, Sean Corbin, Matt Boland. SOrry @badunclep … things are tight here tonight . That’s the best you are going to do. – 8:01 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Dillon Brooks is already putting in work with the officials. That’s a veteran right there. pic.twitter.com/pwAk7XBwsx7:59 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Starting 5 on both sides
Mavs: Luka, Bullock, Finney-Smith, Porzingis, Powell
Grizzlies: Jones, Bane, Brooks, Jackson, Adams – 7:54 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
first 5⃣ out vs. @Dallas Mavericks
〽️ @Tyus Jones
〽️ @Dillon Brooks
〽️ @Desmond Bane
〽️ @jarenjacksonjr
〽️ @RealStevenAdams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/qVELFJ82xx7:52 PM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
The Mavericks can’t shoot right now. They were 9-of-46 from 3 last night against the Nets and shot 34 percent on Sunday. Jason Kidd said ‘We’re all being tested right now to see if our spirit and our faith is strong enough to stay together and stay the course.’ – 7:48 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Luka will play tonight (he had been listed as questionable & then a game time decision). Mavs at Grizzlies coming up at 7p on BSSW. Only absences tonight are Sterling Brown (left foot) and Willie Cauley-Stein (personal reasons). – 7:45 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first 🖐 on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/e9ag1bVzpn7:41 PM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
Luka Doncic (knee) will start tonight for Dallas against the Grizzlies. – 7:38 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Porzingis Powell, Bullock, Doncic.
MEM starters: Brooks, Jackson, Adams, Bane, Jones.
7:10 tip @theeagledallas7:33 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić (left ankle soreness) will be available to play in tonight’s game at Memphis. – 7:31 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
when mom says your favorite cousin can spend the night: pic.twitter.com/lX2bAuIiLZ7:26 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Kyle Anderson out here for pregame work, but he’s out tonight due to back soreness — previously listed as doubtful. pic.twitter.com/A5Riujl65V7:20 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Grizzlies PG Ja Morant has entered the COVID-19 health and safety protocol. Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said: “He’s feeling well and the thing else to note is that he’s fully vaccinated and recently got his booster not too long ago.” The Mavs play the Grizzlies tonight at 7. – 6:50 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
lady legends 🧡
@WNBA | @Desmond Bane | @cintronworld pic.twitter.com/BmYWf72BZm6:47 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Luka Doncic is warming up. They will decide if he plays around game time. pic.twitter.com/vdHsWn5Eb66:45 PM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
For those curious, Kristaps Porzingis is expected to play tonight for the Mavericks on the second night of a back to back. Luka Doncic (knee) is a game-time decision, coach Jason Kidd said. The Mavs are in Memphis against red-hot Grizzlies. – 6:45 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd said Luka Doncic is a “game-time decision” tonight in Memphis.
Luka’s warming up on his left ankle right now. pic.twitter.com/gxmKQQKIKx6:43 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Steven Adams getting some PNR workout in before tonight’s game. Over his past 2 games, he’s averaging 14 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists pic.twitter.com/tuOz7NyXCY6:40 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Luka Doncic is going through his pregame work. He will be a game-time decision for ankle soreness, per Mavs HC Jason Kidd pic.twitter.com/SQdA1PLpc96:36 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Luka Dončić is warming up and is a game-time decision tonight, per Coach Jason Kidd. – 6:34 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Mavericks say Luka Dončić (left ankle soreness) will be a game-time decision for tonight’s game in Memphis. – 6:33 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić (left ankle soreness) will be a game-time decision for tonight’s game in Memphis.
Sterling Brown (left foot soreness) and Willie Cauley-Stein (personal reasons) will miss tonight’s game. – 6:32 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Coach Jenkins couldn’t give much of an update on Ja Morant besides the fact that he is in health & safety protocols. Jenkins said Ja is doing well and they are following the league’s guidelines. – 6:26 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Coach Jenkins gave an update on Ziaire Williams during pregame and said Ziaire’s sprained ankle was a mild sprain. Jenkins added that Ziaire was walking without pain today and hopefully he is back sooner rather than later. – 6:24 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
No one will ever forget @Zach Randolph vs. @Kendrick Perkins.
Z-Bo shares what really happened. #50ForDaCity
Full documentary: https://t.co/MFE0WbKCQb pic.twitter.com/qcbvHhuqmG5:14 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies will miss having @Ja Morant on the sideline with them tonight. Maybe Taylor Jenkins can pick up the vibes by coaching in a tech suit?
“Ja can (convince him),” Jaren Jackson said. “Taylor is just waiting for someone to ask him.” dailymemphian.com/section/sports…3:33 PM
Bryan Kalbrosky @BryanKalbrosky
Luka Doncic is one of the biggest complainers in the NBA. But is Jason Kidd correct that it’s hurting the Mavs? I took a look at every single defensive possession Dallas has had in transition.
This is one of my favorite blogs I’ve written in awhile: bit.ly/3lKLDjG #MFFL3:26 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Luka Doncic reportedly showed up to training camp at 260 lbs. Reggie Miller called him out for “plodding up and down the court.”
Luka: “I know I’ve got to do better. I had a long summer… took three weeks off, and I relaxed a little bit. Maybe too much.” basketballnews.com/stories/luka-d…3:25 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
“People haven’t seen me for 4 years. I barely played in Utah. Then I was in Memphis and they only get, like, one national TV game a year.”
Wrote about Grayson Allen—yes, THAT Grayson Allen—being an important part of the defending-champion Bucks
foxsports.com/stories/nba/gr…3:00 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
During the last home game, Santi Aldama played 28 minutes and traveled 2.20 miles at an average of 4.41 MPH.
@FedEx  | #PlayerTracker pic.twitter.com/Mr4tldgAkN2:30 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Luka Doncic is questionable tonight with ankle soreness, per the Mavericks injury report. – 2:27 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic’s three worst games this season, per Game Score:
– 18 pts, 15 rebs, 7 asts vs. ORL (12.5 GmSc)
– 11 pts, 16 rebs, 8 asts vs. DAL (16.3 GmSc)
– 17 pts, 12 rebs, 15 asts vs. CHI (19.4 GmSc) pic.twitter.com/2JfAkaeW7P2:03 PM

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