G Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points to lead Dallas to their first win by knocking off the previously undefeated Memphis Grizzlies 103-94. “Smith’s pretty clearly a gamer. He is unafraid,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. Smith, the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft, accounted for 10 points during a 15-5 run that gave Dallas a 98-85 lead with 4 1/2 minutes left. He made 8 of 12 shots, including 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, and dished out five assists.
G Devin Harris returned after missing three games following the death of his older brother. He scored six points.
F/G LeBron James totaled 29 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds Wednesday but also committed eight turnovers — two shy of his career high — in his 56th career triple-double.