NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 18th (All times eastern)
Memphis Grizzlies (1-7) at Dallas Mavericks (4-4), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Dallas Mavericks aim for their fifth straight win tonight when they host the reeling Memphis Grizzlies in the back end of a home-and-home set from the American Airlines Center.
Dallas made it four straight wins with Friday's 115-103 triumph over Memphis, as Dirk Nowitzki scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter at FedEx Forum.
Nowitzki converted 10-of-12 from the line, while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out five assists. Erick Dampier added 22 points with 15 boards and Jerry Stackhouse had 19 points for the Mavericks.
The Mavericks took three of four games from the Grizzlies last season and have won four straight and nine of the last 10 meetings. Memphis has dropped 10 of its last 11 trips to Dallas.
Memphis trails Dallas in the all-time series by a lopsided 36-7 margin.
Hakim Warrick poured in 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds and Stromile Swift scored 21 points last night for the Grizzlies, who have dropped six in a row.
11/18 10:53:36 ET