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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
After 3: Grizzlies 74, Mavs 67

By Jeff Caplan

MEMPHIS -- The difference in this game is an 18-4 run in the middle of the quarter during which the Mavs went scoreless for four minutes.

Playing without Dirk Nowitzki (lower back tightness), the Mavs are relying on scoring from all corners to hang in this one. Yi Jianlian provided a boost with six points and Brandan Wright also has six.

Memphis built a 67-57 lead, but then a lineup with Yi, Wright, Vince Carter, Roddy Beaubois and Jason Terry got within two points, 69-67. But another quick spurt by Memphis added some cushion.