Friday night’s matchup between the Mavericks and Grizzlies is the third time these two teams have met so far in 2021-22.

Each of the other two games came in early December, with the Grizzlies winning in Dallas on December 4 and the Mavericks taking the win on the Memphis court four nights later.

Memphis enters this game having won a franchise-record eleven straight, while Dallas is coming off a loss to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

Despite winning eleven straight games, the Grizzlies are still not considered a true championship contender by many in the league, which has seen them play with an extra chip on their shoulder. Star point guard Ja Morant is playing at an All-Star level, averaging 24.9 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game this season.

For the Mavericks, this contest is the first of two in a row: hosting the Magic on Saturday before another home game against the Thunder on Monday.

In the middle of the season, how will this battle between the fourth and fifth seeds in the Western Conference play out?

The status of the Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis and Willie Cauley-Stein is questionable as both players have been included in the league’s health and safety protocols. Memphis will be missing Steven Adams (protocols) and Dillon Brooks, who is expected to be sidelined three to five weeks with a sprained ankle.

What channel is Mavericks vs. grizzlies?

  • national television: ESPN
  • Live streams: HondaTV | Watch ESPN

Mavericks vs. Grizzlies will be televised nationally in the United States on ESPN. You can stream the game live on Sling TV or Watch ESPN.

What time does Mavericks vs. grizzlies?

  • Date: Friday, January 14
  • Hour: 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Mavericks next schedule

Date Play Hour national television
January 14 in Grizzlies 10:00 pm ESPN
January 15 counter magic 9:30 pm
January 17 against thunder 8:30 pm
January 19 against raptors 8:30 pm
January 20 against suns 7:30 pm TNT

(All Eastern Times)

Grizzlies upcoming schedule

Date Play Hour national television
January 14 against Mavericks 10:00 pm ESPN
January 17 against bulls 3:30 pm TNT
January 19 in dollars 8:00 pm
January 21st in nuggets 21:00
January 23 in Mavericks 7:30 pm

(All Eastern Times)

NBA schedule for 2021-22

After a truncated 2020-21 season, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.

Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:

  • Deadline for changes: Feb. 10
  • NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
  • The regular season concludes: April 10th
  • Entry Tournament: April 12-15
  • Playoffs begin: April 16th
  • The NBA finals begin: June 2nd
  • 2022 NBA Draft: June 23