Dallas wins in overtime
MEMPHIS – The Dallas Mavericks completed the home-and-home series with the Memphis Grizzlies with an overtime victory in Memphis 129-127. Salah Mejri was the man of the match for the Mavericks. He also grabbed an offensive rebound and scored the basket that tied the game at 112 apiece with 1.5 seconds left. In overtime he went on a personal 7-0 run and took control of the game.
“He was great,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “He did almost everything. He protected the rim, he got rebounds, he got put-backs, he hit threes, he drove and dunked it, he made a couple of nice passes. He showed us the package.”
Mejri finished the game with season-high 19 points. He also collected nine rebounds and three assists. Trey Burke scored team-high 24 points.
Dirk Nowitzki scored two points, but grabbed five rebounds and joined Kevin Garnett, Karl Malone, Tim Duncan and Robert Parish as the only players in NBA history with at least 19,000 defensive rebounds.
Luka Dončić missed the game with a right thigh contusion. It’s the fourth time in the last five games that Dončić has missed with the same injury.
The Mavericks will play their final home game of the season on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns.