Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series starts 11/26

Game 1: Saturday, November 26th
Game 2: Friday, December 9th
Game 3: Wednesday, February 1st
Game 4: Thursday, February 23rd

Grizzlies 112

(9-5, 5-3 away)

Mavericks 92

(9-3, 5-1 home)

Coverage: FSSW

7:30 PM ET, November 26, 2005

American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 31 29 27 25112
DAL 27 22 26 1792

Top Performers

Mem: P. Gasol 36 Pts, 15 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Blk

Dal: D. Nowitzki 27 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast

Mavericks seek to extend seven-game winning streak

Memphis (8-5) at Dallas (9-2) 8:30 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Dallas Mavericks look to extend their seven-game winning streak when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

The Mavericks are just one of four teams who are unbeaten at home (5-0).

Josh Howard scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Dirk Nowitzki added 23 points as Dallas posted a 103-90 triumph in Miami on Friday.

Mavericks coach Avery Johnson improved his regular-season record to 25-4, one away from matching the best 30-game start in NBA history set by Al Cervi, who had a 26-4 mark while coaching the Syracuse Nationals in the 1949-50 season.

Memphis is coming off an 86-81 home victory over Houston. Shane Battier scored 20 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, It was his third straight game with 20 or more points.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Grizzlies, who have lost 14 of their last 16 games against the Mavericks, including all four meetings last season.