Mavericks at Grizzlies
4 p.m. Monday, FedEx Forum, Memphis
TV: FSSW, NBA TV
Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
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Records: Mavericks 28-13; Grizzlies 29-11
About the Mavericks: Dallas opens the second half of the season and begins a two-game road trip in Memphis. ... The Mavericks are 14-7 on the road this season. Only Atlanta (17), Golden State (15) and Chicago (15) have more road victories. ... The Mavs are only 11/2 games behind third-seeded Memphis in the West standings. ... Tyson Chandler has 17 double-doubles and is fourth in the league in rebounds at 12.2 per game. ... Rajon Rondo is third in the NBA in assists with 9.8 per contest. The Mavs are 9-4 with Rondo, who is averaging 11.2 ppg and 8.1 apg with Dallas.
About the Grizzlies: The Grizzlies will look slightly different from the team the Mavs met last month after acquiring Jeff Green in a trade last week. In three games with the Grizzlies, he’s averaging 16 points in 29.3 minutes per game. ... Point guard Mike Conley Jr. could return after missing the past two games with a sprained right ankle and sore left ankle. Conley averages 17.9 ppg and 6.1 apg. ... Conley’s replacement, Beno Udrih, hit two key late baskets and went 7-of-7 from the field while tallying 17 points in Saturday’s 102-98 win over Portland. ... Marc Gasol scored 30 points as the Grizzlies defeated the Mavs 114-105 in Memphis on Dec. 9. . ... Memphis has won four straight games.
— Dwain Price