Dirk returns...Mavericks still lose
Zach Randolph had 23 points and 20 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies ruined Dirk Nowitzki's
abbreviated return with an 89-70 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Darrell Arthur finished with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field, and Rudy Gay added 16 as the Grizzlies won their second straight and fifth in the last seven.
Nowitzki, Dallas' leading scorer with 24.1 points per game, returned after missing nine games with a sprained right knee.
But he managed only seven points before being ejected in the third quarter as the Mavs were held to their lowest point total of the season and lost their fifth straight.
Ian Mahinmi led Dallas with 17 points, hitting all six of his shots, while Shawn Marion scored 11.