Memphis, TN-The Grizzlies boast about having one of the NBA’s top frontlines, but the Dallas Mavericks abused it on Wednesday.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points and Brandan Wright added 17 as Dallas punished the Grizzlies with a big second half to take a 110-96 victory out of FedEx Forum.
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph scored 25 points to lead Memphis, but Dallas outscored Memphis 56-32 in the paint. Courtney Lee added 22 for the Grizzlies, who lost a second straight game to fall to 26-22. That drops Memphis two games behind Dallas for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference standings.
Dallas also owns the tiebreaker against Memphis having won the first three meetings against the Grizzlies.