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GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Will the Mavericks hand Memphis their 17th consecutive loss?

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies

WHAT: The lastest tank-on-tank matchup in the race to the bottom.

WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CT

HOW: Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports GO or NBA League Pass

THE STORY: Tonight the Mavericks welcome the Memphis Grizzlies, who after getting demolished by the Utah Jazz last night, sit at a league-worst 18-47. The team is also riding a 16-game losing streak. While tonight’s game is one of the Grizzlies’ best shots at ending that streak (Dallas sits just 1.5 games ahead of Memphis in the standings), it’s more likely that the Mavericks, who are still playing hard if not well, will come out on top.

So, if you’re a proud member of #teamtank, tonight may be rough for you. Ditto fans of excellent basketball. But if you’re just looking to watch a fun game, tonight could be your night. Dallas leads the regular season series against Memphis 2-1, but all three games have been pretty close and featured some exciting moments, including a buzzer-beating, game-winning three-pointer from Harrison Barnes at the teams’ last meeting.

So even if tonight doesn’t get the team any closer to the No. 1 pick, at least it’ll be fun. Probably.

Go Mavs!