Grizzlies Fall at Wire to Mavericks

Mavericks 81 Grizzlies 80

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and 12

rebounds in leading the Dallas Mavericks to their tenth consecutive

win, 81-to-80 at Memphis.

Nowitzki put the Mavs ahead by hitting a pair of free throws

with seven-point-two seconds left. They were his only points of the

fourth quarter.

Mike Miller missed on a drive with three seconds left, sending

the Grizzlies to their third loss in four games. Miller finished

with just ten points on 3-of-12 shooting.

Josh Howard had a team-high 19 points for the Mavericks, who

trailed by ten points twice in the fourth quarter. Jason Terry

scored nine of his 15 points in the final period.

The Grizzlies were led by Pau Gasol's (paw gah-SAHLZ') 26 points

and ten rebounds.