MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Over their five-game win streak, the Grizzlies led opposing teams for over 237 minutes and 12 seconds. They were tied for just 2:48, and never trailed for a millisecond.
The Mavericks not only took a lead, but topped Memphis 104-96, handing the Grizzlies their first loss since Black Friday.
One minute and eight seconds into the game, Kristaps Porzingis hit a free throw to give Dallas a 3-2 lead. With the lead-streak over, the Grizzlies found themselves in unfamiliar territory, trading leads with Dallas.
Frustrations with officiating boiled over in the final seconds of the game. Trailing 103-93 with Jalen Brunson at the line, Dillon Brooks was called for his second technical and was ejected from the game. The call sent Brooks into a tirade, cursing out officials as two Memphis assistants pushed him towards the locker room.
Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with a team-high 26 points on 9-of-19 shooting, but hit just two of his seven shots from beyond the arc.
Luka Doncic was on target, hitting 5-of-10 three-point attempts and finishing with 26 points, 16 of which came in the second half.
The Grizzlies host the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday at 7:00 p.m.