Recap: Grizzlies 90, Mavericks 84
Grizzlies 90, Mavericks 84: Zach Randolph scored 10 straight points during a 20-0 run to open the third quarter as host Memphis rallied from 25 points down en route to its eighth consecutive victory.
Randolph had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 21 points and 12 boards as the Grizzlies matched the biggest comeback in franchise history and tied their longest winning streak of the season.
Shawn Marion scored 16 points and Elton Brand had 12 for Dallas, which led 51-26 late in the first half but was held to only five points in the third quarter to fall to its third straight defeat.
Memphis closed the first half on a 13-2 run to get within 55-42 at the break before opening the third quarter with 20 consecutive points to take a 66-60 lead entering the final 12 minutes.
A 3-pointer by Jerryd Bayless and dunk by Quincy Pondexter stretched the lead to 78-69 with just under eight minutes left, but the Mavericks charged back to cut the deficit to 80-78 before a technical foul on Brand led to a 5-0 run by Memphis to put it away.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The five points scored by Dallas in the third marked the fewest ever allowed in a quarter by Memphis, which set another franchise record with its 24-0 run bridging halftime. ... Randolph registered his fifth straight double-double and 35th of the season, which ranks second in the league. ... Dallas shot 75 percent (15 of 20) in the first quarter but went 18-of-56 the rest of the way.
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