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MEMvDAL: Grind City Rewind 4.7.19

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker recap tonight’s game against the Mavericks at FedExForum.

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MEMvDAL: Grind City Rewind 4.7.19

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker recap tonight’s game against the Mavericks at FedExForum.
Apr 7, 2019  |  00:55

MEMvDAL: Postgame press conference 4.7.19

Listen to what Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff had to say following the Grizzlies match against the Mavericks on Sunday night.
Apr 7, 2019  |  02:58

MEMvDAL: Tyler Dorsey postgame 4.7.19

Tyler Dorsey speaks to the media after tonight’s game against the Mavericks in Memphis.
Apr 7, 2019  |  01:55

MEMvDAL: Justin Holiday postgame 4.7.19

Grizzlies guard-forward Justin Holiday talks with reporters following Sunday’s matchup against the Mavericks.
Apr 7, 2019  |  01:37

Grizzlies vs. Mavericks highlights 4.7.19

Watch the key moments of Sunday night’s game at FedExForum.
Apr 7, 2019  |  01:59

D. Wright records triple-double vs. Mavericks 4.7.19

Delon Wright records a triple-double for the Grizzlies of 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in the game against the Mavericks.
Apr 7, 2019  |  01:31

Justin Holiday 30 points vs. Mavericks 4.7.19

Justin Holiday scores a team-high 30 points Sunday night against the Mavericks.
Apr 7, 2019  |  01:16

Carter sinks it from downtown

Jevon Carter fires a deep three from beyond downtown.
Apr 7, 2019  |  00:12

Wright to Holiday from half-court

Delon Wright drops a half-court dime to Justin Holiday for the jam!
Apr 7, 2019  |  00:11

Parsons with the fast break finish

Chandler Parsons takes it coast-to-coast for the fast break finish.
Apr 7, 2019  |  00:11

Postgame Report: Grizzlies Set Record But Go Down in Overtime to Mavericks, 129-127

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

Despite setting a franchise record for three-pointers made, the Memphis Grizzlies fell to the Dallas Mavericks, 129-127, in overtime on Sunday evening in FedExForum. The Grizzlies dropped to 32-48 on the season and 20-20 at home. The Mavericks improved to 32-48 on the year and are now 9-31 on the road. Memphis takes the season series 3-1, marking the first time they’ve won a regular-season series against Dallas since 2014-15 (also 3-1).

Memphis made a franchise-record 19-of-44 (.432) three-pointers in the game, surpassing the previous high of 17 three-pointers (Dec. 31, 2016 at Sacramento). Dallas meanwhile made 12-of-41 (.293) triples in the game.

In overtime, Dallas kicked off the period with a 7-0 run to go up 119-112. Memphis countered with a 7-0 run of their own from 2:36 to 1:26 (:50 span) to knot things back up at 121 apiece. Things looked bleak for the Grizzlies after missing threes on back-to-back possessions, but Justin Holiday canned a triple with 20 seconds left that trimmed the Mavericks’ lead to 126-124 to keep the game alive. With the shot clock off, Memphis had to foul Trey Burke, who made both free throws to make it a two-possession game with 15 seconds remaining. Holiday proceeded to nail an off-balance three with 13 seconds left, bringing the Grizzlies within one at 128-127. Burke went to the line again, making the first but missing the second, giving the Grizzlies a chance to win or tie. With a foul to give, Dallas used it as a makeshift timeout with 4.5 seconds left. Delon Wright got the ball on the inbound set and used a stepback to get off a clean 26-foot shot at the buzzer, but it fell short, ending the game.

Fresh off his first career triple-double, Wright followed up with another triple-double by finishing with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Wright becomes the first Grizzlies player ever to record back-to-back triple-doubles, and joins Marc and Pau Gasol as the only players to have multiple triple-doubles in a Memphis uniform.

Holiday led all scorers with a career-high 30 points (6-11 3P) and grabbed five boards. Holiday led the Grizzlies in scoring for the first time this season, which makes him the 19th different Memphis player to lead the team and expands the NBA record. Prior to this season, the New York Knicks had 16 different players lead them in scoring during the 2014-15 season. Bruno Caboclo recorded his third double-double of the year, finishing with 13 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. All three of Caboclo’s double-doubles have occurred within the last two weeks. Tyler Dorsey added 15 points (5-11 3P). Dorsey is averaging 14.5 points over his last nine games. Tyler Zeller also scored 15 points and grabbed five boards. Zeller’s 15 points was the most since April 1, 2018 (at Denver), and he has now scored in double figures in both of his games with Memphis since signing back on April 5. Ivan Rabb chipped in with 14 points. Rabb has reached double-digits in three-straight games, matching a season-high streak. The Grizzlies had eight players score in double figures, marking the most Grizzlies to score at least 10 points in a game this season and tying a single-game franchise record.

While the Grizzlies were better from beyond the arc, the Mavericks outshot them overall by going 45-for-98 (.459) from the floor compared to Memphis making 42-of-98 (.429). With their 19 three-pointers in the game, the Grizzlies set a new franchise single-season record for threes made in a season, surpassing the previous record of 767 (set in 2016-17). Memphis has now made a total of 780 threes with two games left in the season.

Burke led Dallas with 24 points off the bench while passing out five assists. Fellow reserve Salah Mejri scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed nine boards. Dorian Finney-Smith notched his second double-double of the season, finishing with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Rookie Jalen Brunson recorded the second double-double of his career, finishing with 12 points and a career-best 10 assists. Justin Jackson also scored 16 points (6-9 FG). Dwight Powell added 15 points. while Daryl Macon had 12 points and seven boards.

Memphis led for the entire third quarter, but the fourth was a different story. A Mejri three-pointer with 7:19 left in the game put the Mavericks up 95-94, giving them their first lead of the second half. Trailing 101-97 with 4:15 remaining, Caboclo hit a three from the wing – his third of the day – to bring Memphis within one. Soon after, Holiday hit a three of his own at the 2:50 mark to put Memphis back on top 105-103. With the Grizzlies up 112-110 and 12 seconds remaining in regulation, the Mavericks missed four shots and corralled them all, with Mejri finally tipping in a putback with just 1.5 ticks left to tie the game and force overtime.

Both teams made exactly 19 field goals in the first half, including the Grizzlies going 8-for-19 (.421) from three-point range while the Mavericks were 4-for-17 (.235) from deep. Memphis crashed the boards well in the first half, outrebounding Dallas 27-19 (+8) and outgained them 7-0 in second chance points. Wright rolled in a Euro step layup with 0.9 seconds left to put Memphis up 56-52 at halftime.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will play their last road game of the season when they face the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. CT inside Little Caesars Arena. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Fresh off his first career triple-double, Delon Wright followed up with another triple-double by finishing with 20 points, a career-tying 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. Wright becomes the first Grizzlies player ever to record back-to-back triple-doubles, and joins Marc (five) and Pau Gasol (two) as the only players to have multiple triple-doubles in a Memphis uniform.
  • Justin Holiday led all scorers with a career-high 30 points (6-11 3P) and grabbed five boards. Holiday led the Grizzlies in scoring for the first time this season, which makes him the 19th different Memphis player to lead the team and expands the NBA record. Prior to this season, the New York Knicks had 16 different players lead them in scoring during the 2014-15 season.
  • Bruno Caboclo recorded his third double-double of the year, finishing with 13 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. All three of Caboclo’s double-doubles have occurred within the last two weeks (March 25 and 27).
  • Tyler Dorsey added 15 points (5-11 3P). Dorsey is averaging 14.5 points over his last nine games.
  • Tyler Zeller also scored 15 points and grabbed five boards. Zeller’s 15 points was the most since April 1, 2018, and he has now scored in double figures in both of his games with Memphis since signing on April 5.
  • Ivan Rabb chipped in with 14 points. Rabb has reached double-digits in three-straight games, matching a season-high streak.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase tickets to the Grizzlies’ remaining contests may do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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