This is the third meeting between these teams this season. Dallas won the first two back in November, and coincidentally Josh Howard missed those games with a sprained ankle. The Mavs will be without Howard again tonight. Dallas won the first game thanks to Erick Dampier (22 and 15), and a 40 to 25 4th quarter. They met again the very next day and Dallas came out on top in less convincing fashion.
Memphis will have Pau Gasol tonight; he missed the first two meetings with a broken foot. They've also hired a new coach who has completely changed their offensive style to a fast pace game. The new style hasn't really helped them win more games though.
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