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                  === Grizzlies edge Mavs in OT for 7 seed ===
 
 Memphis,  TN  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Mike Conley corralled  a Monta Ellis miss
 with seven seconds remaining in overtime and took off the other way.
 
 Like  a running back, he put his head down, tried to split four Mavericks on a
 drive to the basket and drew a foul.
 
 Conley  hit the  subsequent free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining in overtime
 Wednesday  to  lift the  Memphis Grizzlies  to a 106-105  win over Dallas that
 clinched them the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
 
 Following  a  Dallas timeout,  Ellis, who  scored 14  of his  18 points in the
 fourth  quarter and overtime, hit the back of the rim on a jumper from the top
 of the key at the buzzer.
 
 "It felt good, but it didn't go down," Ellis said.
 
 Memphis (50-32), which began the season 13-17 while dealing with a plethora of
 injuries, finished 37-15 and will face the second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder
 in the first round.
 
 The  Grizzlies  knocked off the  Russell Westbrook-less Thunder in the Western
 Conference  semifinals last  season before getting swept by San Antonio in the
 West Finals.
 
 Zach  Randolph  had 27 points  and 14 rebounds,  Marc Gasol tallied 19 points,
 nine  boards and  nine assists and Conley  added 22 points and five helpers in
 the triumph.
 
 "Getting  50 wins is something you want on your resume as a player, and people
 remember  those. Those are special seasons. It's a standard, a golden standard
 I think," Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger said.
 
 Dallas  (49-33), meanwhile,  will clash with their in-state rival Spurs in the
 first round.
 
 Dirk Nowitzki netted a game-high 30 points in defeat.
 
 Devin Harris hit a jumper to stake Dallas to an 86-80 advantage with 7:58 left
 in  the fourth, but Mike Miller capped a 9-2 flurry with a triple for an 89-88
 Memphis edge with 3:20 to go.
 
 A  Randolph steal and layup gave the Grizzlies a 93-90 lead, but Ellis swished
 a right wing 3-pointer with 13 ticks on the clock to send the game to an extra
 session.  Randolph missed a step-back jumper at the other end and Courtney Lee
 turned the ball over on the ensuing inbounds.
 
 The  tilt was tied  102-102 before Nowitzki rose and nailed a left wing triple
 with  46 seconds  showing. Tony Allen's putback layup with 31.4 seconds on the
 clock cut the deficit to 105-104.
 
 Earlier, the Grizzlies led 29-24 after a quarter of play, but Dallas outscored
 them 29-22 in the second and took a 53-51 edge into the break.
 
 Memphis held a 75-73 advantage after three.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 There  were 16 ties  and 15 lead changes ... The Grizzlies held a 58-42 points
 in  the paint  advantage ...  Memphis shot  48.9 percent  (43-of-88) from  the
 floor.
 
 
 
 
 
 04/17 02:05:24 ET