The Dallas Mavericks couldn't get their offense in gear as they stumbled in their first game following the All-Star break.
Heading to Memphis might not be the best place for the defending NBA champs to try to fix that.
Dallas continues a busy stretch of its schedule Wednesday night when the surging Grizzlies open the second half eyeing a season-high fifth straight home win.
Winners of seven of nine heading into the break, the Mavericks (21-14) lost 93-92 at home to New Jersey on Tuesday to finish its three-game stretch in Dallas with one win.
The Mavs shot 36.0 percent from the field, missing 14 consecutive field goals at one point.
"It was brutal, like the whole game. We were off. We couldn't make a shot,'' Dirk Nowitzki said after scoring 24 points on 7-of-19 shooting. "It was ugly, ball-handling and shooting. Everything was sloppy. It was a tough night. It wasn't the way we wanted to start this off, with a loss a home.''
Dallas, which p...