MEMPHIS, Tenn. Luke Doncic had a triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and the Dallas Mavericks used a second half rally to beat Memphis 112-85 on Friday night, ending the Grizzlies winning streak with 11 matches.
Doncic had 18 points in the second half, followed by 8 out of 10 shots. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and Jalen Brunson and Marquese Chriss each had 15 points, with Brunson adding nine assists.
Yes Morant led Memphis with 19 points and eight assists, Desmond Bane had 16 points and Kyle Anderson added 12. The Grizzlies lost for the first time since December 23.
While Memphis was on a franchise-best winning streak, the Mavericks played well. Before Dallas lost 108-85 in New York on Wednesday night, Dallas had racked up six straight wins.
Dallas got a bit of a cushion in the second half and started the third quarter better than the first half. That catapulted the Mavs to an 84-73 lead coming in fourth. Donicic scored 10 points in the third to help the Mavericks build their lead as they beat Memphis 34-18 in the frame.
When Dallas rattled off the first seven points from fourth, the lead rose to 18. Grizzlies interim coach Darko Rajakovic stopped his starters with five minutes to go and Memphis trailed by 24.
Mavericks: Willie Cauley-Stein (personal reasons) and Kristaps Porzingis (health and safety protocol) were both out. … Dallas has won seven of the last 10 games in the series. …Maxi Kleber started his 10th game of the season.
Grizzlies: The Grizzlies had swept three back-to-backs in the streak. They defeated Minnesota on Thursday night. …C Steven Adams returned after missing four games in health and safety protocols. …F Brandon Clarke started his first game of the season.
Mavericks: Host Orlando on Saturday nights.
Grizzlies: Host Chicago on Monday nights.
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