Grizzlies at Mavericks
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, American Airlines Center, Dallas
TV: KTXA/21 Radio: ESPN/103.3 FM, ESPN/1540 AM (Spanish)
Records: Grizzlies 32-12; Mavs 30-15
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About the Grizzlies: They own the NBA’s third-best record and the second-best mark in the West, behind the Golden State Warriors (36-6). ... The Grizzlies are 13-7 on the road and 18-7 against the West. ... Memphis is physical and aggressive and has two of the top bruisers in the league in Marc Gasol (19.1 points per game, 8.2 rebounds) and Zach Randolph (16.7 points, 12 rebounds). Gasol will be the West’s starting center in the Feb. 15 All-Star Game in Brooklyn. ... Point guard Mike Conley Jr. is averaging 17.7 points and 5.8 assists. ... The Grizzlies are sixth in the NBA in fewest points allowed at 97.4. ... Since losing to Dallas a week ago, the Grizzlies have beaten Toronto 92-86 on Wednesday, Philadelphia 101-83 on Saturday and Orlando 103-94 on Monday.
About the Mavs: They are on a two-game losing streak, their fourth of the season. They have not lost three in a row this season. ... After this game are road dates Wednesday in Houston, Friday in Miami and Saturday in Orlando. ... The Mavs lost 109-106 at New Orleans on Sunday, two days after losing 102-98 to Chicago at home. ... Monta Ellis, who has never made the All-Star Game, was impressive Sunday when he scored a game-high 36 points in the loss to New Orleans. It was his seventh game this season of 30 or more points. ... The Mavs are 1-1 against the Grizzlies this season, losing 114-105 in Memphis on Dec. 9 and winning 103-95 in Memphis on Jan. 19.