Balance paid off in different ways for the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in a 111-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers, as the Mavericks withstood a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Grizzlies 95-90 in a preseason game on Wednesday.
The Mavericks announced on Monday that the team has traded the former Florida point guard to the Grizzlies for a 2016 second round draft pick.
Wayne Ellington has become the third guard to join the Mavericks in free agency. Ellington tweeted late Tuesday night that he had agreed to a contract with Dallas.
It may seem as if the Spurs are playing for an NBA title every year. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker know only too well how very long it’s been since their last chance.
Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, and the San Antonio Spurs made a franchise postseason-record 14 3-pointers in routing Memphis 105-83 on Sunday.
In a season that seemed doomed once All-Star Russell Westbrook was lost to a knee injury, Kevin Durant couldn’t save the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Marc Gasol scored 20 points and hit two free throws with 1:03 left to put Memphis ahead to stay, and the Grizzlies held off Oklahoma City 87-81 Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference semifinal.
The Memphis Grizzlies wouldn’t let Kevin Durant come through in the clutch for the second straight time. This was Mike Conley’s time to shine.
Kevin Durant’s go-ahead jumper with 11.1 seconds left to give the Thunder Game 1 over the Grizzlies on Sunday went essentially according to plan.
Zach Randolph scored 22 points and Marc Gasol added 21 points as the Grizzlies matched their largest comeback ever, rallying to beat the Mavericks 90-84 on Wednesday night.
The Mavericks have dropped three straight games and are now 25-32 with 25 games left to play in a season that appears to be lost.