Mavs hold on to top Grizzlies 106-101

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points over the first three quarters, then saw his teammates take control in the fourth to carry the Dallas Mavericks to a 106-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

Nowitzki asked for more help from his teammates after the last game and certainly got it. Six other Mavericks scored in double-figures, with Jason Terry scoring 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter. He sealed the victory with four free throws in the final 20.6 seconds. Nowitzki was 0 for 2 in the final period.

Erick Dampier had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Jason Kidd had 10 points and 10 assists, Josh Howard had 11 points and Shawn Marion had 10 points as the Mavericks pulled out a split of a four-game homestand, and avenged a 16-point loss in Memphis earlier this month.

Zach Randolph had 27 points and 14 rebounds for the Grizzlies.

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