Mejri, Burke lead Mavs past Grizzlies 129-127 in OT

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 08, 2019 09:30 AM
Mejri, Burke lead Mavs past Grizzlies 129-127 in OT
Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Bruno Caboclo (5) in overtime of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. The Mavericks won 129-127. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

By Clay Bailey, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Salah Mejri scored a career-high 19 points, including the tying basket in regulation and the first seven points of overtime as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 129-127 on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time).

Mejri, who had nine rebounds and four blocks, was 7-of-12 from the floor and made a pair of three-pointers. Trey Burke led the Mavericks with 24 points, 14 in the fourth quarter and overtime. Justin Jackson and Dorian Finney-Smith added 16 points apiece, and Finney-Smith grabbed 12 rebounds.

Delon Wright had his second consecutive triple-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for the Grizzlies. Justin Holiday paced Memphis with a career-high 30 points.

Memphis led 112-110 after Ivan Rabb hit 1-of-2 free throws with 54.5 seconds left in regulation. After four misses inside by the Mavericks, they pulled even when Mejri scored on a put-back with 1.5 seconds remaining.

That sent the game to overtime after Memphis couldn't get a shot off before the horn sounded ending regulation.

In the extra period, Mejri scored on a pair of dunks and then a three-pointer to give Dallas an early lead. Memphis tied it but could never go ahead, and the Mavericks made 3-of-4 free throws in the final 15 seconds.

Wright's three-point attempt as the horn sounded was short.


Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, who only played in the first half, has appeared in 76 games against the Grizzlies — the most regular-season games against the franchise by any NBA player. He is also second in scoring against the Grizzlies behind Kobe Bryant. . Nowitzki grabbed his 10,000th defensive rebound in the first quarter, becoming the fifth NBA player to reach that milestone. . Dallas rookie Luka Doncic missed his fourth game in the last five with a variety of injuries, most notably a bruised right thigh.

Grizzlies: A three-pointer in the second quarter set a franchise record for triples in a season with 768. The previous mark of 767 was set in 2016-17. ... Bruno Caboclo had a career-high 17 rebounds. His previous best was 13 on March 27 (Mar. 28, PHL time) against Golden State. . Point guard Mike Conley missed his fourth straight game with left ankle soreness.


Mavericks: Host the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in their final home game of the season.

Grizzlies: Play at Detroit on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in their last road game.

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