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Game Thread: Grizzlies (34-29) at Mavericks (45-16)

WHO: The Dallas Mavericks host the Memphis Grizzlies

WHAT: Apparently it's a statement game. We WILL NOT be swept- that's why we have Bobby-C.

WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 6:30pm CT


THE STORY: The Mavericks currently hold the longest active winning streak in the NBA (again) at eight games. They face a talented Grizzlies team, but should still be able to come out on top, That is, if our backup starting center, Brendan Haywood, can handle Memphis' big man, Zach Randolph. That may not be easy, and we should pay attention to the goings-on around the painted area. Head below the jump to find the usual links, and visit the fellas Straight Outta Vancouver.

Grizzlies-Mavericks Preview - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Dallas has never lost a season series to the Memphis Grizzlies. Based on the way the Mavericks have played over the last 1 1/2 months, there's a good chance that won't change. The Mavericks look to extend their winning streak to nine games and split the season series with the visiting Grizzlies on Sunday night.

Shootaround Report: Grizzlies (34-29) at Mavericks (45-16) - Mavs Fast Break
The Mavericks have never lost a season series to the Memphis Grizzlies, and they don’t plan on that trend ending Sunday evening. Needing to claim a win on their home floor to knot the Southwest Division series at 2-2, the Mavericks know that it will take a total team effort in order to do what they couldn’t do in two of the three previous meetings with the Grizzlies.

Dallas Mavericks Blog: ZBo and Memphis, Roleplayer Roddy
The Mavericks were pleased with their production from the center position while Tyson Chandler watched Friday’s win over the Pacers. Brendan Haywood and Ian Mahinmi combined for 17 points and 10 rebounds against Indiana. They better be ready to bring it again Sunday night against the Grizzlies. "We’re going to need those guys to play great again," coach Rick Carlisle said, "because we’ve got a bigger, more bruising team coming in here."

Bob Sturm: Corey Brewer is 'not a star player, but he is 25 and very talented'
Bob Sturm of Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket chatted with SportsDayDFW readers on Friday. While discussing the Mavericks , Sturm gave his thoughts on the addition of Corey Brewer, the possibility of Mark Cuban selling the team and the odds of the Mavericks winning a championship. Here are the highlights.