Gamethread: Dallas Mavericks

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The Grizzlies beat the Mavs in a tight one last time, and get them at home tonight. Dallas is fresh off a win against Boston on Monday, and could be rolling now.

Then again tonight the Grizzlies will have Zach Randolph operating at full strength, with makes this team much deeper and more dangerous. Rather than starting Darrell Arthur and being forced to log Thabeet over 10+ minutes, the Grizz can use Arthur as their primary talent off the bench and go small with Z-Bo playing center.

That lineup could be especially dangerous against the Mavs, since Arthur has the athleticism Zach Randolph lacks and should be able to handle Dirk Nowitzki, while Z-Bo's shooting will pull either Tyson Chandler or Brendan Haywood out of the paint.

Ultimately it's on Mike Conley and O.J. Mayo to expose their mismatches against the Mavs' three guard rotation of Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, and J.J. Barea, though. Neither Kidd nor Terry should be able to really guard an aggressive O.J. or even Xavier Henry, who looked much better last night.

Finally, Rudy Gay -- just keep doin' what you're doin' and I think we'll grab another W.

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