Tonight's game wasn't exactly close (or watchable unless you like bloodbaths), and the Mavs ended up winning the game 103-84. They now have a nine-game winning streak against the Grizzlies and are 42-7 lifetime versus the teams in Vancouver/Memphis.
With the game not being compelling or competitive, it makes you wonder: how does tonight's 19-point blowout rank all time? Surprisingly, it's only the seventh largest win the Mavs have had over the Grizzlies. The top 5:
1) 37 points
January 25, 2001: 120-83
Mike Bibby, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (remember him!) all scored 13 points for the Griz and Michael Dickerson and workhorse Bryant Reeves had 11 apiece. Meanwhile, Dirk, Nash, Fin and Hubert Davis led the Mavs and combined for three less points than the whole Grizzlies team.
2) 27 points
March 1, 2003: 114-87
The Grizzlies had five players in double digits and the Mavs only had four. By that fact, you'd think this would have been a little closer, but it most certainly wasn't. Dirk's 28 was a game high and Fin and Eddie Najera both had double doubles.
3) 26 points
May 1, 2006: 102-76
This was Game 4 of the First Round of the playoffs, and the Mavs rounded out their sweep with quite a marauding. Dirk and Josh combined for 52 points and the Mavs tromped the Grizzlies in virtually every statistical category.
4) 24 points
Nov. 6, 2004: 112-88
Damp had his first double-double as a Maverick with 13 points and 18 rebounds while Dirk had 22 points and 13 rebounds and the Mavs won the third game of the season handily.
5) 21 points
April 11, 2005
The 2004-05 season was quite unkind to the Grizzlies when they played the Mavs. They lost all four meetings by a combined 78 points, including this gem in which six Mavs scored in double figures.
Note: The Mavs have dropped two of their seven losses to the Grizzlies by 20 points or more. Nov. 8, 2000 they lost 101-74 and Nov. 26, 2005 they lost 112-92.
-Scooter Hendon, Hoops Nerd