Grizzlies snap skid by downing Mavs

Zach Randolph and the Grizzlies scored more than 100 points for the first time in six games.

DALLAS — Zach Randolph scored 21 points, Marc Gasol had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the third quarter to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 112-101 on Friday night.

The victory ended a three-game road losing streak for the Grizzlies, their longest of the season. The Grizzlies shot 64.7 percent in the second half (22 of 34).

Dallas had a three-game winning streak halted and finished a season-high five-game homestand 3-2.

The Mavericks were led by Dirk Nowitzki and Devin Harris with 16 points each.

Dallas led 35-34 with 4:08 to play in the first half when the Grizzlies began a 20-4 run that extended almost three minutes into the third period.

With Memphis leading 67-48 with 5:25 to play in the third quarter, Amare Stoudemire disputed an offensive foul with referee Scott Foster and was assessed two technical fouls, resulting in his ejection. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle also received a technical from Foster during that stoppage of play.

Nowitzki and Gasol each fouled out.

The Mavericks cut a 24-point deficit to nine late in the fourth quarter before the Grizzlies closed out the win.

Monta Ellis, the Mavericks’ leading scorer at 19.2 points per game, didn’t make a field-goal attempt until the fourth quarter and was limited to 12 points, 10 in the final period.

Mike Conley returned to Memphis’ lineup after missing four games with a sprained right ankle. He had 14 points and three assists while playing nearly 26 minutes.

Tony Allen made his first start since Jan. 21, in place of Jeff Green. Allen had 13 points and seven rebounds, while Green had 15 points.

With the Grizzlies hitting three 3-pointers in the first period’s final 1:12, Memphis took a 25-18 lead. Gasol played only 10:56 during the first half, picking up two fouls in the opening 5:20 and a third midway through the second period.

Memphis led 44-37 at halftime, with 25 points coming from reserves. Dallas shot only 27.3 percent in the second quarter, and 34.3 percent for the half.