Mavericks 104, Grizzlies 90
Feb. 03, 1998
DALLAS (AP) _ Michael Finley scored 30 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat Vancouver for the third time this season with a 104-90 victory Monday night over the Grizzlies.
One-third of Dallas' nine wins this season have come against Vancouver, which has dropped 17 of 20.
Finley, who paced Dallas with 12 rebounds, is averaging 31.6 points in his last five games. Erick Strickland added 21 points and Hubert Davis had 18 for the Mavericks.
Bryant Reeves had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Grizzlies lost their fourth straight. Antonio Daniels had 15 points and George Lynch 13 for the Grizzlies.
The Mavericks took control midway through the opening quarter and went on to a 24-18 lead after one.
Finley scored 15 first-half points as Dallas took a 51-43 lead at halftime. He added 10 more points in the third quarter to help the Mavericks extend their advantage to 77-61 entering the fourth.
Vancouver was unable to get Dallas' lead under 10 points in the fourth quarter.
Notes: Vancouver is 1-10 all-time vs. Dallas. ... The Mavericks gave Don Nelson his fifth win in 29 games since taking over as Dallas' coach on Dec. 4. ... Dallas forward A.C. Green extended his NBA record by playing in his 941st consecutive game. ... The Mavericks surpassed 100 points for just the eighth time in 45 games.