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Memphis takes on Dallas for conference matchup

January 22, 2022 GMT

Memphis Grizzlies (32-16, third in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (26-20, fifth in the Western Conference)

Dallas; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Jalen Brunson and the Dallas Mavericks host Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies in Western Conference action Sunday.

The Mavericks are 20-11 in Western Conference games. Dallas averages 105.3 points and has outscored opponents by 2.5 points per game.

The Grizzlies are 4-3 against opponents in the Southwest Division. Memphis is fourth in the NBA scoring 112.1 points per game while shooting 45.5%.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. In the last meeting on Jan. 15 the Mavericks won 112-85 led by 27 points from Luka Doncic, while Morant scored 19 points for the Grizzlies.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 33.4% from beyond the arc with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, while averaging 14.5 points. Doncic is averaging 25.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists over the last 10 games for Dallas.

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Morant is shooting 48.9% and averaging 25.1 points for the Grizzlies. Desmond Bane is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 8-2, averaging 105.7 points, 45.7 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 97.0 points per game.

Grizzlies: 8-2, averaging 115.0 points, 49.8 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 9.7 steals and 8.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.9 points.

INJURIES: Mavericks: Sterling Brown: day to day (foot).

Grizzlies: Killian Tillie: day to day (health and safety protocols), Kyle Anderson: out (health protocols), Tyus Jones: out (health and safety protocols), Desmond Bane: out (health protocols), Dillon Brooks: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.