Dirk Nowitzki did just about everything he could, including hitting what should have been the game-winning shot. His 23 points were impressive, and his clutch shot was vintage Dirk.
Jason Terry is still making his case for 6th Man of the Year, leading the Mavericks with 26 points, going 4-7 from behind the arc.
Rodrigue Beaubois had a huge first quarter, and finished with 15 points and two steals. He played just 15 minutes, though, and none of those were in crunch time.
Brendan Haywood made a valiant effort as a starter again, with 8 rebounds and 6 blocked shots. Zach Randolph is a tough cover, and he killed us with his winning rainbow jumper, but Haywood was defending the best he could there.
Shawn Marion got another double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, but the guy had some ugly turnovers. He came down with a case of Dampier hands
The Mavericks played absolutely beautiful basketball in the first half, heading into the locker room with a 55-38 lead. But then they allowed the Grizzlies to score 41 points in the third and never fully recovered.
The Mavericks had 13 turnovers, which turned into 23 points for Memphis.
Dallas had 38 points in the paint... as compared to Memphis, who scored 66. That's right, 66 points in the paint. Apparently without Tyson Chandler, our interior defense is pathetic.
Jason Kidd made history early in the first quarter by grabbing is 2,446th steal and passing Gary Payton for third all-time in steals.
The Mavericks had another game with five scorers in double-figures, and the bench contributed 56 points. It was a valiant effort with an unfortunate outcome.