Butler, Nowitzki carry Mavs past Grizzlies

DALLAS (AP) - Caron Butler scored 23 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 22 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks stopped a two-game skid with a 110-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

Jason Terry contributed 16 points, J.J. Barea had 14, and Jason Kidd had 12 points and 10 assists for Dallas, which is battling Utah, Denver, Phoenix and Oklahoma City for the No. 2 playoff seed in the West.

Rudy Gay scored 23 points for Memphis, which lost its ninth in a row on the road against Dallas. Zach Randolph added 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Mike Conley also scored 17 for the Grizzlies, who've dropped six of seven.
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