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             === Mavericks set for tough test versus Grizzlies ===
 
 (Sports  Network) - The Dallas Mavericks are back in Big D and will commence a
 four-game homestand Saturday night versus the Southwest Division-rival Memphis
 Grizzlies at American Airlines Center.
 
 The  Mavericks ended a four-game losing streak with a 117-112 overtime triumph
 against  the  Sacramento Kings  and outscored  the hosts,  16-11, in the extra
 period.  O.J.  Mayo had 24  points, 10 rebounds  and five assists, while Vince
 Carter  scored 23 points  for Dallas, which won for only the third time in its
 previous 16 tries and rallied from a 17-point hole.
 
 "I  was pretty  sure before the game that  this was going to go to overtime. I
 just  had a  feeling it was and I had  a feeling we were going to win. I'm not
 surprised by any of it," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.
 
 Shawn  Marion posted  19 points and 10  rebounds in a winning effort. The Mavs
 scored 25 points off 20 Sacramento turnovers and prevailed despite making only
 7-of-27 3-pointers.
 
 Dallas  will try to put the brakes on a four-game home slide and is 8-7 as the
 host  this season.  The Mavericks  haven't posted  two straight  wins since  a
 three-game run from Dec. 6-10.
 
 Also scheduled to visit the Mavs are Minnesota, Houston and Oklahoma City.
 
 The  Grizzlies are  coming  off an  exciting 101-98  overtime  win versus  the
 Southwest  Division-rival San  Antonio Spurs on Friday. The Spurs, who rallied
 from  four points  down in the waning  moments, sent the game into overtime on
 Tony Parker's three-pointer at the buzzer.
 
 Memphis then outscored the Spurs, 6-3, in the extra frame and grabbed the lead
 for  good on  a jumper  by  Rudy Gay  with 27.8  seconds  to go.  Gay led  the
 Grizzlies with 23 points, Mike Conley posted 21 and Zach Randolph added to his
 NBA lead in double-doubles (24) with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
 
 "It  was a  good test of our  mental toughness and our togetherness because we
 did  stick  together," Memphis  coach Lionel Hollins  said. "We kept operating
 efficiently  offensively, and  nobody really tried to go off on their own, and
 we got the win."
 
 These teams match up again in San Antonio next Wednesday.
 
 Memphis,  which  converted 18 turnovers into  26 points, is 1 1/2 games behind
 San  Antonio  for the  Southwest lead  and will face  another home test Monday
 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Grizz have won four in a row on the road
 and are 10-6 outside FedEx Forum.
 
 The  Grizzlies are second  in the NBA in points allowed (89.3) and have forced
 at least 10 turnovers in 138 consecutive games.
 
 Memphis  won the first of four meetings with Dallas back on Dec. 21 in a 92-82
 victory,  which  was highlighted  by Gay's  26 points,  five rebounds and four
 steals.  Marion ended  with  14 points  and  11  boards in  that  one for  the
 Mavericks, who have lost five of the past six matchups in this series.
 
 The Grizzlies have lost 10 of 12 and 19 of their last 22 at Dallas.
 
 01/12 10:41:42 ET