“I think he’s getting a reputation,” said Wesley Matthews, someone who is familiar with getting down and dirty on the court. “Is it good for us? I love the edge. And he’s got to keep playing with it. There’s a line somewhere. But he’ll be all right.” J.J. Barea quickly chimed in: “We need that.” Mejri is a fighter. And the play that defined that came with 4:36 to go and the Mavericks down 105-95. Mejri tried to go for a dunk, but was denied and then locked arms with Nurkic, who pulled away and then went to the bench to get looked at. Turner then interceded and pushed Mejri away.