Doncic and Morant clash in Dallas-Memphis matchup

Memphis Grizzlies (40-26, second in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (34-34, eighth in the Western Conference)

Dallas; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic and Ja Morant meet when Dallas hosts Memphis. Doncic is second in the NBA averaging 33.0 points per game and Morant is ninth in the league averaging 27.1 points per game.

The Mavericks are 8-4 against division opponents. Dallas has a 10-10 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Grizzlies are 22-19 in conference play. Memphis scores 115.8 points while outscoring opponents by 3.9 points per game.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Grizzlies won the last meeting 112-108 on March 12. Desmond Bane scored 25 points to help lead the Grizzlies to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Doncic is averaging 33 points, 8.6 rebounds, eight assists and 1.5 steals for the Mavericks. Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.6 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocks for the Grizzlies. Bane is averaging 20.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the past 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 3-7, averaging 119.5 points, 36.8 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 6.7 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.0 points per game.

Grizzlies: 6-4, averaging 114.0 points, 43.4 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.1 points.

INJURIES: Mavericks: Luka Doncic: day to day (thigh), Kyrie Irving: day to day (foot).

Grizzlies: Vince Williams Jr.: day to day (shoulder), Steven Adams: out (knee), Brandon Clarke: out for season (achilles), Jake LaRavia: day to day (back).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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