Trans. Apr 15 7:52 ET (Apr 15 7:52 ET ) DALLAS (AP) -- Keyon Dooling scored 13 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer before consecutive baskets by Ed Davis, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied to keep alive their chance of hosting a first-round playoff series with a 103-97 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
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C : Grizzly Bear Blues . Locked in a hotly contested battle for home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, the Memphis Grizzlies suffered a major blow on Saturday night, when starting center Marc Gasol — whom we love , as all right-thinking basketball-watching individuals should — re-aggravated an abdominal tear, rendering him sidelined indefinitely . With or without Gasol, though, the Grizz must press on ... and doing so successfully will require liberal doses of uptempo small-ball and reserve big man Ed Davis.
PF : HoopChalk . Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford is awesome, but it seems like every time we talk about how Al Horford is awesome, it's always in the service of saying, "We never talk about how awesome Al Horford is." Well, Jared Dubin decided to break down just how — and specifically why — Al Horford is awesome. In summation: Al Horford is awesome, and if you click on this link, read the words and watch the videos, you will have a better understanding (and, hopefully, appreciation) of why.
SF : The Point Forward . Now that we're all talking about how awesome the Denver Nuggets have been recently, Rob Mahoney considers whether one of the arguments frequently used to downplay their title chances — that they don't have a go-to superstar — really holds water.
Making his Memphis debut, Davis had just two points in five minutes Friday during an 85-76 win over Washington.
The Scoop:If Friday's performance is any indication, Davis won't prove nearly as valuable with the Grizzlies as he did in Toronto. While fantasy owners may want to wait a few more games before dropping him, it doesn't look optimistic.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis, all obtained by the Memphis Grizzlies in a three-team deal earlier this week, were expected to be in uniform for Friday night's game against the Washington Wizards.