Way to call a T on a coach just as their best player is about to get a layup out of a half court set.— Matt Hrdlicka (@theRealHrdlicka) December 10, 2014
As Joerger was called for a tech after about a minute and a half of game time.
The officiating early... blows. Hard.— Blues City Joe (@BluesCityJoe) December 10, 2014
Crews seem to always want to set the tone with the Grizzlies.
Chandler Parsons just goaltended a Tony Allen layup that was going back-iron.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 10, 2014
It was one of two completely godawful goal tends from the Chandler.
Marc getting all the calls since CDJ got the early tech— Ben Hogan (@NotTheGolfer) December 10, 2014
The irony. But Marc just turned into a hungry animal and feasted from the line all night.
One of these days Marc will complete one of these slick Marc fast break passes and I'll just watch the vine on infinite loop until I die.— Matt Hrdlicka (@theRealHrdlicka) December 10, 2014
Marc's confidence in running fast breaks is growing as the season settles in. Stay fit, Marc!
Meet the New Tayshaun, Dallas.— Kevin Lipe (@FlyerGrizBlog) December 10, 2014
This was the Prince that Jason Levien wanted for the Grizzlies when they made the Rudy trade.
Grizz are surviving playing at Mavs' pace. Ideally you'd like to play MUCH SLOWER. But hey, whatever works.— Chip Williams (@chipwilliamsjr) December 10, 2014
Better ball pressure on Dallas in the 2nd half took the Mavs out of rhythm.
I don’t like Barea even if he is an inspiration to short people everywhere.— Jonah Jordan (@jmj1757) December 10, 2014
Tayshaun Prince shooting beats Vince Carter shooting, which is not how anyone thought this would go.— Geoff Calkins (@geoff_calkins) December 10, 2014
The Grizzlies can only supply one fountain of youth every season, and it seems that Tayshaun's in it waist deep.
We’ve reached the point where it’s just "fouling Marc Gasol early is the best plan half the time."— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 10, 2014
I love that plan considering Marc's shooting 85% on the year.
Grizzlies in game entertainment is as well-crafted as an episode of Arrested Development.— Matt Hrdlicka (@theRealHrdlicka) December 10, 2014
I consider FedexForum to be a sort of Disney World for Grizzlies fans.
Have a half Jameer Nelson....Jeeze....18 pts including 4-5 triples. Bring back Raymond Felton and his baby fat. Mavs with 10 3's. 62-56 Mavs— Greg Gaston (@Greg_Gaston) December 10, 2014
It's always going to be someone. But thankfully Nelson didn't score a single point in the 2nd half.
This is the game Dallas wants. Grizzlies have got turn up the defense on pick-n-roll or this could get out of reach fast!— Rick Trotter (@RickTrotter) December 10, 2014
Adjustments were made. Stops were gotten.
When Marc Gasol turned and nailed that fader, he paused for a second before the shot as if to say "you’re really going to give me that"?— Andrew Ford (@AndrewFord22) December 10, 2014
21 games in and teams still haven't gotten the memo.
Zach Randolph pins Brandon Wright under the rim, Dave Joerger yells from opposite end: "Hey, kick his a$$!"— Chris Herrington (@HerringtonNBA) December 10, 2014
I'm sure "kick his ass" is just a play that they call... ha.
Tay elicited the "fist covering the mouth while falling out of the seat OOOOOHHH" from me.— Matt Hrdlicka (@theRealHrdlicka) December 10, 2014
Brandan Wright got Tayshaun's deodorant on his lip.— Rick Trotter (@RickTrotter) December 10, 2014
Which was in response to this:
Classic ZBo quarter. Not one ISO. All OREB and quick seals in the paint.— Matt Hrdlicka (@theRealHrdlicka) December 10, 2014
I was extremely pleased to see the turnaround from Zach. Imposed his will and got it done.
We were all stoked to bring in Vince Carter over Miller, because he would shoot a higher volume of 3. Our wishes have been granted.— Steve Danziger (@StevieDanziger) December 10, 2014
M-V-P chants reign through the Forum as Marc Gasol shoots free throws.— Chip Williams (@chipwilliamsjr) December 10, 2014
Marc finished 12/13 -- that's like a hot shower for my soul.
Grizz took the Mavs best shot, then they punched back in the 3rd quarter. Did enough down the stretch to win.— Matt Hrdlicka (@theRealHrdlicka) December 10, 2014
Dallas couldn't keep the Griz out of the paint and got cold shooting in the 2nd half.
Tony Allen "We only had 5 turnovers? I ain't have none."— Chip Williams (@chipwilliamsjr) December 10, 2014
That includes ZERO turnovers for the entire 3rd quarter. That's how you swing 19 points.
2-2 in December. Needs to be 4-2 at the end of the week, big back-to-back coming up this weekend.— Joe Mullinax (@JoeMullinax) December 10, 2014