Dirk Nowitzki led the Dallas Mavericks with 23 points as the Mavs used a huge 4th quarter run to take down the Memphis Grizzlies 95-85. The Mavericks went on a 21-4 run in the fourth quarter to take the lead. Shawn Marion contributed 10 of his 16 points during the run.

The win was badly needed for the Mavs as they dropped to sixth place behind Memphis after falling to the Clippers 95-74. With the win against the Grizzlies however, the Mavs jump up to 5th place, and the Grizzlies fall to 6th.

The Mavericks and Grizzlies will meet again Staurday in Memphis with playoff implications on the line.