Reserve Caris LeVert and Allen Crabbe scored 22 points apiece as the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 118-115 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday at Barclays Center.
LeVert produced his sixth game with at least 20 points while Crabbe posted his 13th showing of at least 20 points as the Nets won consecutive games for the first time since beating Miami and Detroit Jan. 19-21.
DeMarre Carroll added 18 points while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. D’Angelo Russell chipped in 14 on a night when he missed nine of 10 3-point attempts.
The Nets won for the fifth time in 24 games despite committing 22 turnovers and outscored Memphis 31-21 in the final 12 minutes.
Andrew Harrison led seven in double figures with 19 points for the Grizzlies, who lost their 15th straight road game. Wayne Selden added 17 while Briante Weber and rookie Dillon Brooks chipped in 15 apiece as Memphis lost for the 19th time in 20 games despite shooting 52.3 percent and making 43.5 percent of its 3-point attempts.
JaMychal Green contributed 14 and Chandler Parsons finished with 13 on a night when the Grizzlies played without Marc Gasol (flu) and Tyreke Evans (rest).
The game featured 17 lead changes and 14 ties and nearly reached overtime. The contest ended when Carroll contested Harrison’s 3-pointer just before the buzzer and the shot went well short of the rim.
Brooklyn took a 65-63 halftime lead on a putback by Hollis-Jefferson and expanded its lead to 79-71 on a layup by Carroll with 6:56 left in the third. Memphis finished the quarter with a 23-8 run and had a 94-87 lead going into the fourth.
The Nets took the lead for good at 102-101 on a layup by rookie Jarrett Allen with 6:31 remaining, and his basket started a 9-0 run.
Memphis ended a scoreless drought of nearly 3 1/2 minutes on a layup by Harrison with 3:38 left, and the Grizzlies were within 111-106 on a 3-pointer by Selden with 2:37 remaining.
Another 3-pointer by Selden made it 117-113 with 26 seconds left. Following two timeouts, Brooklyn committed a turnover on the inbounds pass with 23.4 seconds.
Green scored on a hook shot with 12 seconds left, but Spencer Dinwiddie split a pair of free throws with 11.6 seconds left, giving Harrison the chance for the tie.
—Field Level Media