Morant, Brooks help Memphis to 133-104 rout of Mavericks

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) shoots between Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Richardson (0) and center Willie Cauley-Stein (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies used a third-quarter burst to beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-104. Dillon Brooks added 22 points and John Konchar had a season-high 18 for the Grizzlies. Kyle Anderson scored 15 points, including 10 in the key third quarter as Memphis continues to try and move up in the Western Conference standings.Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 19 points, while Willie Cauley-Stein finished with a season-high 16 points. Jalen Brunson scored 15, while leading scorer Luka Doncic managed 12 points but was 4 of 16 from the floor and missed all four of his 3-point shots.