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

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

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

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The Memphis Grizzlies (32-17) play against the Dallas Mavericks (20-20) at American Airlines Center

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Sunday January 23, 2022

Memphis Grizzlies 91, Dallas Mavericks 104 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Dallas’ defensive rating in January (98.8) is 5.7 points better than any other team. – 11:53 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
🎙 @Luka Doncic speaks on our defense and his mindset when playing against the best in the league.
#MFFL pic.twitter.com/wuMOCmkRx311:35 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ziaire Williams on Luka:
“He’s a three-level scorer and he plays at his own pace. Luka is one of the slower, I guess you could sort of speak guards, but he uses his body very well. I’ve got a lot of respect for him. He’s a great player and I feel like I got better guarding him.” – 11:24 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant on playing the entire second half until the last one minute and 41 seconds:
“I was trying to win. I felt fine. I’m 22 years old. Normally around this age you can run all day.” – 11:15 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs have held 10 teams under 100 points in their last 14 games.
Dorian Finney-Smith: “Our shots come and go… But our defense, that’s just effort. That’s what I call it, want-to. Either you feel like doing it or you don’t. I feel like we’ve been stepping up to that challenge.” – 11:09 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Drawing conclusions about Dallas-Memphis as a matchup through these four games does not seem wise. dailymemphian.com/section/sports…11:05 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
The Jazz had some good looks, but just lost another chance to gain ground on the Grizzlies. Memphis is still the No. 3 seed in the West with a one-game lead over Utah. Mavs are now four games behind the Grizzlies. Warriors win over Utah puts Grizz 3 games behind Golden State. – 11:03 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Michael Malone gave a lot of praise to the bench uni and Austin Rivers tonight. Said he had a conversation with Austin yesterday about his DNP against Memphis.
Malone said that it wasn’t his job to make every player happy, that he has to make tough decisions to win games. – 10:51 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That is it for Ja, that is it for the Grizzlies, and that is it for me. @JoeMullinax signing off – be sure to stick with grizzlybearblues.com in the days ahead before Memphis plays again Wednesday. Check out my Game Recap, and look for great features/podcasts tomorrow/Tuesday. – 10:49 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I asked Ja Morant about planning to play against Kristaps Porzingis and the 12 blocks by Dallas at the rim. He (correctly) pointed out his scoring at the rim and made it clear he will go at anyone, regardless of their size at the paint. – 10:47 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ja Morant on attacking the rim with a 7’3” Porzingis inside:
“I had 28 points in the paint. That should tell you if I’m scared or not of who is at the rim.” – 10:47 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is with us. He says that there is no extra motivation regardless of the opponent. – 10:44 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks briefs: Kidd remembers memories of Kobe, including the one thing Kobe wasn’t very good at, plus Luka chats about his stiff neck.
mavs.com/remembering-ko…10:41 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Memphis Tigers and Penny Hardaway get a win they needed — and deserved. Column: dailymemphian.com/subscriber/sec…10:41 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ziaire Williams on Dallas: “We might see them in the playoffs later on. We just need to learn from these games and build on it.” – 10:35 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka said his neck’s still stiff and the muscle is still tight, but he showed no limitations while dropping 37-11-9 on the Grizzlies: dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…10:34 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Williams said that Luka Doncic is a “slower” guard but that he uses his body really well and he has a ton of respect for his game. It was another learning experience for him and appreciated the chance to defend such a great player. – 10:33 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ziaire Williams has arrived. I asked him what lessons he can take as a young player in a game like this with this opportunity. He said he can apply the knowledge that there’s another game coming and they can “get back in the lab” to work on the misses offensively. – 10:33 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
All TWELVE blocks from tonight’s dub 🚫
#MFFL pic.twitter.com/57ooDnGVXp10:30 PM

Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Kristaps Porzingis recorded 15 points (6-11 FG), 8 rebounds, 6 blocks and 2 assists tonight.
The 6 blocks mark a season-high for the Latvian and Porzingis became the first player to record that stat line across the entire @NBA this season. pic.twitter.com/dI2AALsVgi10:23 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Euro-Step Brothers have done it again.
🪄 @Luka Doncic: 37 PTS | 11 REB | 9 AST | 1 BLK | 3 STL
🦄 @Kristaps Porzingis: 15 PTS | 8 REB | 2 AST | 6 BLK
#MFFL pic.twitter.com/rn9wLLyz1Y10:15 PM

Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Luka Dončić finished tonight’s game with 37 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists – all of which were team highs.
Dončić missed recording a triple-double by one rebound or one assist for the 17th time in his young career. pic.twitter.com/tQpetPaIeu10:14 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I asked Jenkins about Dallas’ impact defending at the rim with 12 blocks. He acknowledged (correctly) the physicality of some of those defensive attempts (only 19 free throws for the Grizzlies) but also mentioned that more passes to shooters for open threes could’ve been had. – 10:13 PM
Paul Jones @Paul__Jones
Somewhere the Dallas Cowboys are taking notes on clock management #NFLPlayoffs10:12 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jenkins says that the team had 19 fast break points and that while Dallas dictates the pace the bottom line is making more shots. – 10:11 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jenkins is here. He tells @StatsSAC that their positive spirit remains after “not being able to make a shot tonight.” He gave Dallas credit for their work around the rim defensively. – 10:10 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Griz were missing players (and open 3s), but Mavs ability to get numbers back, uglify the game and barricade rim with Porzingis makes for potentially very interesting stylistic playoff matchup. – 10:07 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Final: Mavs 104 Grizzlies 91
Wire to wire win for Mavs. With so many guys out, Memphis just didn’t have enough scoring against a talented defense like this. Dallas is surging. This would been a fun playoff series with both teams close to full health. – 10:03 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
First game for Jaren Jackson Jr. without a block since Jan. 4. I believe that’s just his fifth game this season without a block. – 10:02 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Grizzlies fall to the Mavericks, 104-91.
Ja Morant: 35pts, 13reb, 6ast
De’Anthony Melton: 12pts, 6reb, 5ast
Grizz shot 18% (4-24) from 3PT and 37% FG. – 10:02 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
another opportunity wednesday. pic.twitter.com/1hVMHMkutC10:01 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Despite a heroic effort from Ja Morant, the other Grizzlies were cold as ice offensive as they fell to the Mavs 104-91 https://t.co/adKnf5zik3 pic.twitter.com/ExXjORhawS10:01 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
There can only be one 🦄
MAVS WIN!!
@Chime | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/c8ATZxsdQn9:59 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
Jaren Jackson Jr. was held w/ out a block tonight. – 9:58 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
It wasn’t quite Patrick Mahomes vs. Josh Allen kind of drama, but Luka Doncic vs. Ja Morant was a lot of fun.
Luka: 37-11-9. Ja: 35-13-6.
Luka had a lot more help. – 9:58 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Not that we aren’t paying really close attention to the Mavericks’ defensive gem they are throwing at Memphis, but . . . what a football game this is. – 9:46 PM
Howard Chen @TheHoChen
Also, none of these teams are pulling Dallas Cowboys ish this weekend haha – 9:39 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
In the the sports game everyone cares about rn, Luka almost dunked. – 9:35 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant isn’t going to win it. But he’s a legit MVP candidate. Just a joy to watch play right now. – 9:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Grizzlies down 16 entering the 4th quarter. Thankfully there are no other sporting events going on that may distract you from Memphis’ upcoming run. – 9:27 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Mavs are smothering pretty much every Grizzlie not named Morant, who has 25 of Memphis’ 61 points through 3 quarters. – 9:26 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
TIMOTHY DUANE HARDAWAY JR.!!!!!!!! – 9:25 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
It’s actually impressive that this game is as close as it is despite Memphis shooting so poorly. They’ve kept fighting. – 9:25 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
keep fighting gang. – 9:23 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka, Boban and Igor Kokoskov having their own little conference during the Mavs’ timeout.
Dallas’ Balkan Boys. – 9:20 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
This is one of the worst offensive performances for the Grizzlies this season. In a game this “important” there’s no denying that is disappointing. But context matters – without so many key players, it takes over-the-top production from unlikely sources to hang in games like this – 9:20 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
LD makin’ sure we keep that #1 defensive rating since the new year 🙅‍♂️ #MFFL pic.twitter.com/AZ0eUzqI6n9:16 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the shorthanded grizzlies have 46 points midway through the 3rd quarter in dallas. ja has been amazing but the mavericks’ defense continues to make everything so so tough – 9:15 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant is amazing. But unless they find a way to chip away consistently in the next 5 minutes I am not sure I need to see him play in the 4th quarter. – 9:15 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Memphis has 8 free throws, the Mavericks have 20. – 9:13 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The Grizzlies are not creating contact on their dribble penetration far too much fading/trying to go over the 7’3″ dude or other longer Mavericks players. – 9:11 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Memphis is down 19. Combination of Dallas playing well, Memphis struggling without so many rotation players, and the officials not letting this game get any rhythm, which kills a transition team like the Grizzlies. – 9:07 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
KP drive and kick to Luka, then Luka dime inside to KP. They point at each other both times in transition. – 9:05 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
This is the best I have seen Porzingis play in years. – 9:05 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka loves that sp👌t. – 9:04 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Talk to ’em, @Luka Doncic 🗣️
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/zVFn5B4ui29:00 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Porzingis needs to be attacked and engaged at the body. Memphis is not doing the job in terms of looking for drawing fouls, too much space on these drives that Porzingis is able to close with his length. – 9:00 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
The first 42 seconds of the second half have taken about 10 minutes. Two reviews, a technical for defensive 3 seconds and Jaren Jackson Jr. looking like he went a couple rounds with Canelo. He had swabs in both nostrils for a while. – 8:58 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
My latest #NBA Top 5 after Saturday’s games:
1. #Suns
2. #Warriors
3. #Grizzlies
4. #Nets
5. #Bucks
Next 5: #Bulls, #Jazz, #Heat, #76ers, #Cavs.
One final thing: Will Phoenix end up with the league’s best record and not have an #NBAAllStar starter? https://t.co/aHBOdAzzbd pic.twitter.com/GKWfVko4UZ8:56 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Memphis challenge is successful. Offensive foul called on Maxi Kleber. – 8:53 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Jaren Jackson Jr. gets hit with a massive swing of an elbow in the face, and then gets the foul called on him.
That’s pretty atrocious. – 8:53 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I know we’ve all laughed about the SVG “Build a f-ing wall!” quote, but what the Mavs have done to Ja Morant and the Grizzlies in the first half is building a f-ing wall. Whenever he drives, there are bodies and arms there to meet him today. – 8:43 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Ugly first half for Grizzlies. Lack of consistent offensive weapons showing up today against a top-tier defense. Ja Morant has 15 points. Rest of the team is shooting 7-for-35.
Halftime: Dallas 48 Memphis 34 – 8:38 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant scored 15 points on 16 shots in the first half. The rest of the roster scored 19 points on 34 shots.
Sometimes, it is that simple. – 8:37 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Up 14 at the half. Let’s keep it up.
#Lexus | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/id9k2RmUwy8:36 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs’ triple-double watches (plural!) at halftime:
Luka: 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
KP: 8 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks – 8:36 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Ja Morant – good at basketball. – 8:34 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
The good news is Jaren Jackson Jr. has been awesome in 2nd halves recently. Just gotta keep it close enough these last 90 second. – 8:33 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
FIVE blocks for @Kristaps Porzingis and it’s not even halftime 😤 pic.twitter.com/hfJFV9SOHb8:32 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Porzingis looks awesome. Memphis has no answer for him defensively right now – if Clarke were available, or Anderson, perhaps things are more complicated. But right now the front court is not able to make the Mavs honor them and Porzingis is feasting defensively at the rim. – 8:30 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Hard to make any conclusions from the Grizzlies-Mavs games this season.
One without the stars. One as Memphis comes off 8 games in 12 days. Now one with the Grizzlies extremely short-handed.
But Dallas has definitely been able to control the style of game each time. – 8:30 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Porzingis is a giant – 8:29 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
OOOO, Ziaire Williams pull-up jumper in transition giving me life this Sunday evening. – 8:29 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
With his second three-pointer tonight, @Anthony Edwards has eclipsed 300 career threes. At 20y-171d, Edwards becomes the youngest player in @NBA history to reach 300 three-pointers. He passes Luka Dončić, who sank his 300th career triple on 2/21/20 in Orlando at age 20y-358d. – 8:25 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Don’t try and jump with a 🦄.
@AcmeBrick | @Kristaps Porzingis pic.twitter.com/P2C0nIgvWw8:25 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka’s bucket at the shot-clock buzzer has been overturned. Mavericks still lead 39-26. – 8:24 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Everyone not named Ja Morant is shooting 6-30 combined from the field. That, safe to say, will not get it done. – 8:23 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka to L̶u̶k̶a̶ Maxi 🤯
That assist was filthy. pic.twitter.com/IrGH5oIUm68:17 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Killian Tillie plays so hard. He earned that contract. – 8:15 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
welcome back @KillianTillie ✅ pic.twitter.com/65TAApIL7v8:15 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
This second unit is going to struggle on offensive but whewww these boys getting after it on the other end. Melton, Konchar, Tillie, JJJ, X is a stubborn defensive group. – 8:15 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Best part of that Melton play was his slowing down to cut off Porzingis on the layup. Lots of layers to that big transition opportunity from De’Anthony. – 8:14 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
10 minutes to play in the second quarter and Ja Morant is still the only player for the Grizzlies with multiple makes from the floor. – 8:12 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Grizzlies struggling to get good shots. Not the same ball movement or opportunities. Part of that is a really good Dallas defense, and the other is missing a big chunk of scoring weapons. – 8:12 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic with the Pete Weber pass. – 8:11 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Porzingis is getting more fluid with the ball in his hands, attacking the rim more than he had in other games since his knee issue. That’d be big for Dallas if he wasn’t as “washed” as they feared – he’s a defensive issue when able to move like that. – 8:10 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
When you see a 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡 unicorn dunk >>>>> pic.twitter.com/431DBlbkQl8:10 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
🐻 ⭕️ ⭕️ ⭕️
-8 after one.
📺 @GrizzOnBally | 📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/UAl9L6be2r8:09 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors have the Portland lead, once 34, down to 10 with 3 minutes left. As you may recall, the biggest comeback in franchise history came on Dec. 22, 2019, when they erased a 30-point deficit in a win over Dallas. – 8:09 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Well, the Grizzlies shot 26% overall and 14% from three and somehow are only down eight. So…I will take it! – 8:08 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Memphis shooting 25.9 percent in the first quarter, including just 1-of-7 from 3-point range. Mavericks are up 24-16. – 8:07 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
This Mavs defense has been really good. Grizzlies other than Ja Morant are shooting 3-for-17. Dallas leads 24-16 after one quarter. Morant has nine points. Ugly quarter. – 8:06 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka is wearing a lot of tape on his neck, which he injured Thursday against Phoenix. He’s also utilizing a hot pad during timeouts. pic.twitter.com/BWZrdffETQ8:05 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
*catch and shoot badge activated* pic.twitter.com/PwHlBKx6op8:03 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
We have a rare situation rn where Josh Green is not the springiest player on the court. – 8:01 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Ziaire Williams’ shot is so smooth. I know it hasn’t gone in at a high rate this season, but it will. It has that ~look~
The same couldn’t be said about Winslow. – 7:56 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Luka looks like an assistant principal playing in the student/faculty basketball game. – 7:55 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Dallas is hurting the Grizzlies right now when they’re able to get dribble penetration and initiate kick outs that become passes to slashing offensive threats. Have to find ways to keep defensive positioning and fight over/through those initial screens. – 7:53 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
COLUMN: The way Memphis rallied around Penny Hardaway in recent days is why he’ll keep this job, maybe as long as he wants it. But for him to succeed in this job, he’ll need to get better. On a gutsy win at Tulsa and the subtle signs of progress. commercialappeal.com/story/sports/c…7:51 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
“At 32-16 the Memphis Grizzlies have the 3rd best record in the NBA” – @GrizzOnBally
I am SWOONING. – 7:51 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies are just 2-for-13 from the floor and they have four points after five minutes of play.
Not ideal. They’ve attempted five more shots than Dallas, yet somehow trail by seven. – 7:48 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
I understand the logic of Ziaire defending Doncic – the length he provides is valuable, and they currently have no other way to get to that look from a true perimeter player. Still, Dallas is getting looks they want when they want at the moment. 11-4 Mavs lead, timeout Grizzlies – 7:48 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
The Grizzlies are on pace for about 40 offensive rebounds tonight, so that’s something the Mavs might wanna look at stopping. – 7:46 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
These shots the Grizzlies are currently missing SHOULD eventually start falling. The key is to not let Dallas get hot early and make the hole too deep to dig out of. – 7:45 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Steven Adams – elite at being big as hell. – 7:43 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka did what any sensible human being would do on that last play — he got the heck out of the way as Ja Morant dunked. Then he went down and scored. – 7:43 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Cold start offensively for Memphis. Ziaire Williams draws the Luka defensive assignment to start, and Doncic gets the first bucket of the game. – 7:42 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
The Grizzlies are 0-5 to start the game, with two true possessions and three offensive rebounds. – 7:42 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Tonight is big for the Grizzlies. They’ll be motivated by their last loss against the Mavericks, but Dallas is a bit healthier going in to this one and the style that the Mavs play is not the way Memphis wants to play. Is it a “tough matchup” for the Grizz? Maybe – lets find out. – 7:40 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Hi friends. It is I, @JoeMullinax, back with you for Grizzlies/Mavericks. It is once again time to basketball. – 7:35 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
soft smiles from the gang.
RT if you’re tapped in tonight.
📺 @GrizzOnBally
📻 @929espn pic.twitter.com/s9x33rVufQ7:31 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
first five vs. @Dallas Mavericks
🥷 @Ja Morant
🐚 @konchjitty55
🎱 @Ziaire Williams
🦄 @Jaren Jackson Jr.
🥝 @Steven Adams
@Verizon | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/tYCWdCEvd17:20 PM
Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
Vacation was great. Back on the Grizzlies beat tonight. Let’s do this!
Win or lose, tomorrow will be a great day to read The Daily Memphian 😉 – 7:15 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Memphis is playing Dallas without Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane, Tyus Jones and Brandon Clarke. Two of the team’s best scorers and arguably the two most impactful players off the bench. Mavericks have been playing as well as anyone and are relatively healthy. – 7:10 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/2Em5jq5lm37:07 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat players with 10 assists by halftime …
Last 25 seasons, three instances: Jason Williams, Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway (all once)
This season alone, three instances: Kyle Lowry, Kyle Lowry again, and now Jimmy Butler – 7:07 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
No Brandon Clarke, per Grizz PR. Steven Adams will play. Santi Aldama and Xavier Tillman will likely get larger roles. Clarke has been in the closing lineup, so I’d expect Taylor Jenkins to base that decision on the flow of the game. Clarke was the most effective reserve left. – 7:06 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins on the Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson and Luka Doncic in the pick and roll: “Playing those two guys together has just kind of unleashed their offense a whole lot more. It’s a big key tonight.” – 7:02 PM
Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz
what’s good gang? – 6:58 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd with some humor ahead of the fourth Mavs-Grizzlies game this season: “Luka would say he can jump like Ja. But that’s just a joke.” – 6:52 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jaren Jackson Jr. leads the NBA with 3.5 blocks per game in January. He’s gotten four or more blocks in 3 straight games. Today he’ll probably be matched up against 7’3” Kristaps Porzingis a good bit. He’ll get chances on others, but Will JJJ get a block on Porzingis today?👀 – 6:42 PM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
kupp 🔥🔥 – 6:24 PM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
sheesh this game OD – 6:23 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That is it for Coach Jenkins. @JoeMullinax signing off for now – I will be back closer to tip-off of Grizzlies-Mavericks. It is about as big a game as a late January showdown can be – Memphis needs to keep pace in the West, and Dallas is trying to make up ground. – 6:11 PM
Ja Morant @JaMorant
game ain’t over – 6:09 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Taylor Jenkins, who is from the Dallas area, said he will go back to his high school tomorrow to visit teachers and students. – 6:06 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
Jenkins says that the Grizzlies are both competitive and fun to be around, and they pursue those types of personalities purposely. – 6:06 PM
Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Jason Kidd on the plan against Ja Morant today:
“You’re not going to stop him, for one. He’s just too good. We’ve got to make him uncomfortable. We just have to make it tough. If he makes tough shots, we just got to tip our hats.” – 6:01 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Gutsy comeback by Memphis to beat Tulsa. The 2nd half was a reminder that there’s enough left in the cupboard to win in the AAC. Hilarious that Frank Haith never used his final timeout on that final possession. – 5:20 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Memphis wins, 83-81. Gutty as hell. And Tyler Harris! – 5:19 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Memphis beats Tulsa on the road and ends a three-game losing streak. It wasn’t pretty, but was much-needed for Penny and the Tigers.
Tigers now 4-4 in AAC
Tulsa now 0-6 in AAC – 5:19 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
The way Memphis has sliced and diced this Tulsa zone in two games this season, compared to how much trouble it gave the Tigers the previous 2 years, is among the most encouraging developments of the season. Good strategy and good execution. – 5:06 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
Nice to hear a dee-fence cheer from Tulsa — when Tulsa has possession. Fine work, Memphis fans. – 4:56 PM
Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Someone needs to remind these refs at halftime that Memphis won’t be able to field a team if they keep calling this many ticky tack fouls. – 3:53 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Know there’s a pretty big football game going on but Mavs-MEM is a pretty big basketball game too. The difference between 4 behind MEM with the tiebreaker. Or 6 behind without. @PeasRadio pre at 6. Tip at 6:30 @theeagledallas3:36 PM
Geoff Calkins @geoff_calkins
ESPN plays the Penny clip. Fair and reasonable discussion after. Says Memphis is at a “now what?” moment. I totally agree. Penny will get EVERY chance to turn this around. As he should. – 3:16 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks could really use a win today. I imagine they’ll be underdogs in 9 of their next 10 games following this one:
@ CLE
@ MIA
@ MIL
v SAC
v MEM
@ LAL
@ UTA
@ DEN
@ GSW
@ POR
Not exactly an easy stretch. Knicks have second-hardest remaining strength of schedule in the NBA. – 2:06 PM

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