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Grizzlies play the Mavericks on 11-game win streak

January 14, 2022 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (22-19, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (30-14, third in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Friday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Grizzlies -3.5; over/under is 218.5

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis comes into a matchup with Dallas as winners of 11 consecutive games.

The Grizzlies are 23-9 in Western Conference games. Memphis is ninth in the NBA with 25.3 assists per game. Tyus Jones leads the Grizzlies averaging 4.2.

The Mavericks are 8-2 against opponents in the Southwest Division. Dallas has a 2-3 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Mavericks won the last meeting on Dec. 9, with Luka Doncic scoring 26 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Desmond Bane is averaging 17.6 points for the Grizzlies. Ja Morant is averaging 27.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists over the last 10 games for Memphis.

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Tim Hardaway Jr. is shooting 32.8% from beyond the arc with 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, while averaging 14.5 points. Jalen Brunson is averaging 17.5 points and 6.4 assists over the past 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 10-0, averaging 116.4 points, 52.6 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 9.5 steals and 8.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.8 points per game.

Mavericks: 7-3, averaging 107.9 points, 43.1 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.8 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Steven Adams: out (health and safety protocols), Yves Pons: out (ankle), Dillon Brooks: out (ankle).

Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis: out (health and safety protocols), Willie Cauley-Stein: out (personal).

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