The battle between the Mavericks and Grizzlies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Memphis was handed a 104-83 defeat on Saturday at American Airlines Center.
Dallas was an underdog by 1 point and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 187.5.
Dallas got 20 points from Shawn Marion and another 17 points from Dirk Nowitzki. Darren Collison contributed 6 assists, while Elton Brand cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Memphis got 12 points from Rudy Gay in a losing cause and another 11 points from Darrell Arthur. Jerryd Bayless contributed 5 assists for the Grizzlies, while Darrell Arthur had 9 rebounds.
The Mavericks hit the break leading 54-39 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Dallas as they grabbed 48 boards, while Memphis only had 41.
Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Memphis, they head home to face Los Angeles.