Zach Randolph dominated the first half, Rudy Gay took over in the second and the Memphis Grizzlies posted a 109-99 home victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Randolph had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the first half and finished with 23 points and 20 boards. Gay scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to extend his club record to eight straight 20-point games to start the season.
Mike Conley had 16 points, six assists and four steals for the Grizzlies, who dropped a 123-118 double-overtime contest at Phoenix on Friday.
Jason Richardson, who almost single-handedly beat Memphis on Friday with six 3-pointers and 38 points, scored 10 of his 17 points in the third quarter.
Grant Hill had 15 of his 19 points in the first half and Steve Nash totaled 16 points and 11 assists for the Suns, who shot 47.5 percent from the field but committed 20 turnovers.
Riding Randolph, Memphis led 55-52 at halftime. The Grizzlies stretched the advantage to 13 behind eight points from Gay before Phoenix ran off eight straight to cut the deficit to 78-73.
Memphis rookie Xavier Henry knocked down a jumper from the left corner to ignite a late 10-0 run that opened an 88-73 lead. Gay hit a jumper and capped it with a 3-point dagger for 13 points in the period.
Phoenix pulled within seven until consecutive 3-pointers by Gay and Conley pushed the edge to 103-90 with 3:49 left.