The Grizzlies surprise the Mavericks when Luka Doncic struggles

Jakarta (medialnews) – Ja Morant posted 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday (Wednesday WIB) to a 133-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

Dillon Brooks scored 22 points and three steals and John Konchar added 18 for the Grizzlies (36-33) who took their third straight win and fourth in five games despite playing without Jonas Valanciunas (back pain) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee).

Kyle Anderson had 15 points and Brandon Clarke had 14 points and nine rebounds. Memphis took advantage of the advantage with seven players scoring double digits. The Grizzlies shot 57.3 percent off the floor and 48.5 percent (16-for-33) from 3 points.

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The Hardaway Jr. Team By scoring 19 points, Willie Cauley-Stein added a season-high 16 and Jalen Brunson added 15 for the Mavericks (40-29) who saw their four-game winning streak come to a halt.

Luka Doncic only had 4 out of 16 shots from the floor to have 12 points. He also terrified the Mavericks after jumping the billboard and falling to the concrete floor chasing a loose ball with 24 seconds to go in the second quarter.

Dunk Cauley-Stein narrowed Memphis’s lead to 72-69 in the middle of the third quarter before Anderson scored eight of his squad’s next 10 points. Anderson welcomed the rise with three mid-range jumpers and Morant added a short to push the Grizzlies’ lead to 84-71.

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Dallas tried to fight back, but De’Anthony Melton and Morant hit consecutive three-pointer to push Memphis’s lead to 96-80.

Frustration heightened for the Mavericks, who saw Dwight Powell being dismissed after addressing Clarke’s glaring mistake at the start of the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies scored the first eight points of the quarter to fuel the 13-4 and take their lead to 109-86.

Dallas’s JJ Redick limped off the field at the start of the second quarter and did not return to a game the team said had right heel pain. Redick missed the start of the season with a right heel / Achilles tendon problem.

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Reporter: Bayu Kuncahyo
Editor: Fitri Supratiwi

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