The Mavericks have been, well, horrible. 3-15 entering tonight’s game in Memphis, Dallas hasn’t been anything close to the fringe playoff contender some saw them as heading into the year.

Having just beaten the Grizzlies earlier this season in Dallas, and having taken the then-streaking Celtics to the limit the other night, the Mavs were perhaps riding a bit of confidence into the FedExForum. (It’s actually all one word. I couldn’t believe it either.)

And they looked to have it in hand late, too. Up 3 with under a minute to go, Yogi Ferrell drew a foul late in the shot clock, needing just one make for a two-possession game. Ferrell is an 85% foul shooter, but earlier this season he missed two free throws when one would have essentially given Dallas a win over the Sixers. Tonight, he missed two more, and the Grizzlies came down and found Marc Gasol:

After a Dennis Smith Jr. miss, Tyreke Evans went coast-to-coast and attempted the game winner. He missed, but then:

JaMychal Green did indeed beat the clock. In fact, there were .5 seconds remaining, which was just a bit too much time for Memphis to leave up there, as it gave Dallas room to catch and shoot, which led to this from Harrison Barnes:

Another look:

That’s a pretty bonkers ending, and the Mavs are now 4-15 entering Thanksgiving. That’s certainly not what they wanted, but given how things were looking with less than a second left, it beats the hell out of 3-16.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.