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Memphis takes home win streak into matchup with Dallas

Toronto faces New Orleans, looks for 6th straight road win

Dallas Mavericks (36-35, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (43-27, second in the Western Conference)

Memphis, Tennessee; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis will try to keep its eight-game home win streak alive when the Grizzlies take on Dallas.

The Grizzlies have gone 10-2 against division opponents. Memphis ranks second in the Western Conference with 34.6 defensive rebounds per game led by Steven Adams averaging 6.5.

The Mavericks are 9-5 against the rest of their division. Dallas is at the bottom of the league scoring 42.3 points per game in the paint.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Grizzlies won 104-88 in the last matchup on March 13. Desmond Bane led the Grizzlies with 23 points, and Jaden Hardy led the Mavericks with 28 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jaren Jackson Jr. is scoring 17.5 points per game with 6.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists for the Grizzlies. Bane is averaging 21.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 49.1% over the last 10 games for Memphis.

Luka Doncic is averaging 33 points, 8.6 rebounds, eight assists and 1.5 steals for the Mavericks. Kyrie Irving is averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 assists over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 6-4, averaging 116.7 points, 41.9 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points per game.

Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 115.9 points, 39.6 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 5.9 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points.

INJURIES: Grizzlies: Vince Williams Jr.: out (shoulder), Steven Adams: out (knee), Ja Morant: out (nir – league suspension), Brandon Clarke: out for season (achilles).

Mavericks: Markieff Morris: day to day (knee), Luka Doncic: day to day (thigh).

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

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