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Barnes' 30-footer at the horn lifts Mavs over Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Harrison Barnes admitted he didn't call glass.

It didn't matter.

Barnes banked a 30-footer as the horn sounded and the Dallas Mavericks escaped with a 95-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. The shot - reviewed by officials to make sure it was released in time - came after Memphis had taken a 94-92 lead with a half-second left.

''The biggest thing on my mind was to just give it a chance, throw it at the rim,'' Barnes said about the shot after the inbounds pass from Dennis Smith. ''You know you're not going to be able to get your feet set and get under it or do any jabs.

''You literally are just doing a heave to the basket trying to just get it to the rim.''

Barnes led Mavericks with 22 points, nine of them coming in the fourth quarter to help Dallas thwart a late Memphis comeback. Smith finished with 17 points, and J.J. Barea had 10 points and 11 assists.

The winning ''heave'' helped the Mavericks reverse a tough stretch after Dallas held a 92-87 lead with under a minute left. Marc Gasol scored the next five points on a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer, his only one of the night, to tie the game at 92.

With about a second left, Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans missed a layup, but JaMychal Green followed with a dunk. The basket initially was ruled no good on basket interference, but a review overturned the call, capping a 7-0 Memphis run and giving the Grizzlies a 94-92 lead with a half second left, setting the stage for Barnes's final shot.

Evans led Memphis with 18 points, while Gasol and Deyonta Davis finished with 14 points each. The loss was the sixth straight for Memphis.

''He threw up a (30)-foot bank shot to break our heart,'' Memphis coach David Fizdale said, later adding: ''This is a tough one.''

Memphis dominated the first half, building the lead to 18. But the third quarter turned the game as the Mavericks outscored the Grizzlies 35-16, giving Dallas a 74-72 lead entering the fourth.

''Defensively, we started to get stop after stop,'' Barea said. ''It worked out. We took the lead finally, and we were able to play in front for a little bit. That always helps.''

TIP-INS

Mavericks: F Maxi Kleber started his fourth straight game. .The Mavericks were held to 12 points in the first quarter, their lowest total for a quarter this season. It also was the lowest by a Grizzlies opponent in a quarter. ...Dirk Nowitzki had 13 points and has the second-most points scored against the Grizzlies in franchise history. Kobe Bryant is first. ... Wesley Matthews surpassed 20,000 minutes in his career.

Grizzlies: Memphis has lost six straight for the first time since March 22-April 3, 2016. ... Memphis outrebounded Dallas 52-40. ...The Grizzlies suffered 17 turnovers, more than twice as many as the Mavericks (8). .Evans has scored at least 18 points off the Memphis bench in 10 of his last 12 games.

WAS IT GOOD?

Barnes not only didn't call glass, he didn't get a good look at his winning basket. He did know he got it off in time. ''I didn't actually see I had made it,'' he said. ''I was kind of backing up and (Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks) had a hand in my face. I saw J.J. (Barea) running over. I was hoping he wasn't running at me if it was a loss.''

HARRIS' STEALS

Mavericks guard Devin Harris had 11 points, but also four steals, becoming the ninth player in Dallas history to reach 500 steals. He is now tied with Mark Aguirre for eighth place on the franchise steal list with 502.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Oklahoma City on Saturday night

Grizzlies: At Denver on Friday night.

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Key Players
H. Barnes
40 F
M. Gasol
33 C
34.5 Min. Per Game 34.5
19.7 Pts. Per Game 19.7
3.7 Ast. Per Game 3.7
9.4 Reb. Per Game 9.4
44.8 Field Goal % 42.4
44.5 Three Point % 42.6
81.1 Free Throw % 82.0
+ 3 Harrison Barnes made 3-pt. turnaround jump shot, assist by Dennis Smith Jr. 0:00
+ 2 JaMychal Green made dunk 0:00
  Offensive rebound by JaMychal Green 0:00
  Tyreke Evans missed floating jump shot 0:00
  Defensive rebound by Tyreke Evans 0:06
  Dennis Smith Jr. missed jump shot 0:10
+ 3 Marc Gasol made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyreke Evans 0:29
  Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol 0:36
  Yogi Ferrell missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:38
  Yogi Ferrell missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:38
  Team rebound 0:38
Team Stats
Points 95 94
Field Goals 39-91 (42.9%) 37-81 (45.7%)
3-Pointers 9-28 (32.1%) 7-29 (24.1%)
Free Throws 8-16 (50.0%) 13-14 (92.9%)
Total Rebounds 48 57
Offensive 4 6
Defensive 36 46
Team 8 5
Assists 23 25
Steals 9 7
Blocks 2 6
Turnovers 8 17
Fouls 14 25
Technicals 0 0
10 PTS, 1 REB, 11 AST
18 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Mavericks 4-15 1227352195
home team logo Grizzlies 7-10 2729162294
Team Stats
away team logo Mavericks 4-15 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Grizzlies 7-10 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
H. Barnes F 18.9 PPG 6.1 RPG 2.0 APG 44.5 FG%
T. Evans G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
H. Barnes F 22 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
T. Evans G 18 PTS 9 REB 7 AST
42.9 FG% 45.7
32.1 3PT FG% 24.1
50.0 FT% 92.9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 34 22 9 1 0 0 1 1 9/19 1/3 3/5 2 7 32 -1
D. Smith Jr. 26 17 4 3 1 0 1 1 7/20 3/7 0/0 0 4 27 -6
D. Nowitzki 28 13 8 1 2 1 1 0 5/12 3/6 0/0 1 7 25 +9
M. Kleber 12 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 0 3 9 +5
W. Matthews 35 2 1 4 0 0 2 1 1/7 0/4 0/0 0 1 9 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 34 22 9 1 0 0 1 1 9/19 1/3 3/5 2 7 32 -1
D. Smith Jr. 26 17 4 3 1 0 1 1 7/20 3/7 0/0 0 4 27 -6
D. Nowitzki 28 13 8 1 2 1 1 0 5/12 3/6 0/0 1 7 25 +9
M. Kleber 12 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 0 3 9 +5
W. Matthews 35 2 1 4 0 0 2 1 1/7 0/4 0/0 0 1 9 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Harris 17 11 2 0 4 0 0 1 5/9 0/2 1/2 0 2 17 +10
J. Barea 24 10 1 11 0 0 1 3 4/10 2/5 0/0 0 1 32 +7
D. Powell 18 8 6 0 1 1 0 2 3/4 0/0 2/3 1 5 16 +10
Y. Ferrell 21 3 1 2 0 0 2 1 1/5 0/1 1/4 0 1 6 -19
N. Noel 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -8
S. Mejri 10 1 5 0 1 0 0 3 0/0 0/0 1/2 0 5 7 -8
A. Cleveland 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 +9
J. McRoberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Withey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Finney-Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 95 40 23 9 2 8 14 39/91 9/28 8/16 4 36 184 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Gasol 33 14 10 4 0 1 4 2 5/15 1/4 3/3 0 10 29 -10
D. Brooks 32 13 2 1 0 1 1 5 5/8 3/4 0/0 1 1 17 0
C. Parsons 24 11 1 3 0 0 0 2 5/9 1/5 0/0 0 1 18 +9
J. Green 28 8 9 1 1 0 0 3 3/7 0/3 2/2 2 7 20 -9
M. Chalmers 34 6 7 8 2 0 4 2 2/11 0/5 2/2 0 7 27 +12
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Gasol 33 14 10 4 0 1 4 2 5/15 1/4 3/3 0 10 29 -10
D. Brooks 32 13 2 1 0 1 1 5 5/8 3/4 0/0 1 1 17 0
C. Parsons 24 11 1 3 0 0 0 2 5/9 1/5 0/0 0 1 18 +9
J. Green 28 8 9 1 1 0 0 3 3/7 0/3 2/2 2 7 20 -9
M. Chalmers 34 6 7 8 2 0 4 2 2/11 0/5 2/2 0 7 27 +12
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Evans 30 18 9 7 2 1 6 3 7/13 2/4 2/3 1 8 38 +2
D. Davis 15 14 7 0 0 2 0 1 6/7 0/0 2/2 0 7 23 +10
B. McLemore 12 6 3 0 0 0 0 3 3/5 0/1 0/0 1 2 9 -9
J. Martin 16 4 3 0 1 1 0 3 1/4 0/2 2/2 1 2 9 +3
J. Ennis III 12 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 2 -13
M. Conley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Hunter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Rabb - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Selden Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 94 52 25 7 6 17 25 37/81 7/29 13/14 6 46 192 -5