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DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks' balanced offense in a 111-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Shawn Marion had a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds for Dallas, while Monta Ellis had 18 points. Jose Calderon broke out of a shooting slump with 15 points, Samuel Dalembert didn't miss a shot in scoring 14 and Vince Carter added 11 in a reserve role.
Zach Randolph had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Memphis.
Calderon had made just 1 of 15 shots from the field in the first two games. Last season's NBA leader in 3-point percentage had been 1 for 8 from beyond the arc before going 3 for 7 on Saturday.
Dallas missed its first seven shots before Nowitzki banked in a 3-pointer 2:20 into the game. The Mavericks went on a 13-0 run over 2 ½ minutes to take a 16-6 lead they never lost.