Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Marc Gasol had 21 points, 12 rebounds and five
assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies to a 90-84 win over the Dallas
Mavericks on Wednesday.
Zach Randolph scored 22 points and pulled down 10 boards and Quincy Pondexter
donated 12 points off the bench for the Grizzlies, who trailed by as many as
25 points, matching the largest comeback in franchise history (Portland, March
Shawn Marion scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Elton Brand added
12 points off the bench for the Mavs, losers in three straight.
Dallas shot a blistering 75 percent (15-for-20) in the first quarter to race
out to a 38-19 lead after the first 12 minutes.
The Mavs' lead ballooned to 25 points in the second quarter following Marion's
jumper with just under 5 1/2 minutes left, but Memphis closed the half on a
16-4 run to go into the break trailing 55-42.
The Grizzlies scored the first 20 points of the third quarter to run to go up
62-55 and never looked back. Randolph poured in 10 points on the run including
a deep jumper from the left wing near the midway point of the frame that
seemed to shift all momentum to Memphis.
Memphis really clamped down defensively in the third, holding Dallas to just
five points on 2-of-17 shooting and took a 66-60 lead into the final frame.
Brand's jumper with 2:50 left pulled the visitors within two points, 80-78,
but the Grizzlies responded with a 9-4 run to go up 89-82 with 39.6
seconds left and Dallas couldn't get closer than five the rest of the way.
The Grizzlies have won eight straight ... Dallas' 38 points in the first
quarter were the most Memphis has allowed in a quarter this season ... The
Grizzlies scored 23 points off 21 Dallas turnovers. Dallas was only able to
score six points off 17 Memphis giveaways.
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