The Mavericks (22-19) have been moving in the right direction, winning seven of nine games, but there’s no team in the league as good as the Grizzlies (30-14) right now. They have won 11 in a row and are 20-4 since dipping below .500 in late November. The team is winning in a variety of ways with stars out because Memphis has one of the best rosters in the NBA.
How to watch the Dallas Mavericks at the Memphis Grizzlies today:
Game date: January 14, 2022
Game time: 10:05 p.m. Eastern Time
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John Konchar actually led the Grizzlies to their 11th straight victory with his 15 points and 17 rebounds off the bench:
This season, the Grizzlies are 5-3 on the second night in a row and 4-4 on the first night, having won the last three during their current 11-game winning streak. They have really grown this season and are winning at a level where serious conference finals contenders win in this league.
In their last 25 games, the Grizzlies are giving up 101.4 points per game while scoring 114.2 points per game for a +12.6 scoring margin.
That’s a monstrous jump from the first 19 games, where they gave up 116.4 points per game, which was the worst mark in the league at the time.
They are now firing on all cylinders with what would be the best offense and defense in the league today.
On the other hand, the Mavericks have also found their identity on the defensive end. In their last nine games, they are down to 97.6 points allowed to opponents, which improves from 105.1 points allowed in their first 32 games.
Defense has always been there, but now it’s becoming a real weapon for Dallas to win and move up to the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference.