The Memphis Grizzlies and their fans will have to wait a little longer for the franchise's first playoff win. Game one in the NBA playoffs looked a lot like the last two years. They watched the Mavs control the game from beginning to end and win it late Sunday night 103-93. 19 turnovers proved costly for Memphis.
The highly touted matchup between Grizzlies all-star Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki took some time to materialize. Gasol did not have a field goal in the first half before coming on in the second half, winding up with 24 points. Nowitzki had 31 points.
The Mavs led 60-51 at the half. The Grizzlies cut the lead to just 1 in the 3rd quarter after Bobby Jackson hit a 3 and Gasol made a couple free throws. But the 4th quarter was not kind to Memphis, the Mavs opened up a 16 point lead and cruised to victory.
Game 2 is 7pm Wednesday night in Dallas.